Apr 07, 2011 — 3 comments
The goal here is to take different shots every time you meet a new family. Don’t just swap out one family for another and take the same shots again and again. Work with them individually and find out what works: the result is more fun, more unique, and you’re more likely to get noticed by new clients.
Smilde, who lives in Amsterdam, has reached international fame with these cloud shots. He shoots water vapor from a can into the air, then unleashes a fog machine. In Smilde’s words, the vapor sticks to the smoke and pulls it down to create a realistic cloud replica. He places a strong backlight behind the cloud to give it sun-like rim lighting.
If you know any sticklers for pictures, their constant criticism might get to you. Use the wrong lighting or light balance, and they’ll furrow their brows and stare you down disapprovingly. Thankfully, DigitalRev TV has compiled 10 handy tips to make sure you know exactly how to piss off your snobbish friends, whether you want to or not.
Last month, Mark Hersch was flying home from a business trip. He usually takes the aisle, but this time he was given a window seat. Even though he’s flown dozens of times before, this was the first time he looked out the window, straight at the sun, and saw his home city of Chicago beneath the clouds, reflecting in a pool of sunlight in Lake Michigan.
It’s actually easy to understand why this is. Just multiply the crop factor by your zoom setting. Tony was shooting at 100mm, so 100 (lens mm) x 2 (Olympus crop factor) = 200. This means even though the lens was set at 100mm, he was actually shooting at 200mm—which is why the image is so much tighter.
Allard credits his success—not just as a photographer for National Geographic, but as a photographer in general—to his drive and passion to be part of the action. He never considers himself an outsider looking in; rather, he makes a valid effort to become part of the action, immersing himself in the storyline to gain an insider’s perspective.
On a quiet patch of Californian coast sits El Capitán State Beach, home to soft yellow sand, unpredictable tidepools, and dense sycamore and oak forests. It’s heralded as a paragon of surfing, camping, and fishing.
Work with whoever is in charge to empty the room of busybodies as quickly as possible. There are generally two types of shots: perfect symmetry or an emphasized foreground, using a prominent object like the cake or a centerpiece as an anchor. Always use a tripod, use a low ISO, and set your shutter speed to several seconds so any people still moving around can be blurred out.
This tutorial will teach you how to easily enhance any sky in just a few steps. This is one of those invaluable tips that you'll be using for the rest of your life.
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