Apr 07, 2011 — 0 comments
Some of the most beautiful pictures of Earth were photographed by Chris Hadfield in the International Space Station. He focuses on the interesting patterns, shapes and textures from his point of view above Earth. In the following video, Chris explains the techniques he uses to take extraordinary photos of our planet from space:
Photographs made using advanced light painting techniques often look as if they’d require a crew of a dozen assistants to achieve. But some artists have developed creative methods for making these elaborate images single-handedly. Photographer Russell Brown creates complex light paintings on his own using a Westcott Ice Light, colored gels, textural patterns, and exposure stacking.
You’re going to practice creating light trails by photographing passing vehicles. You will need a tripod for this technique (or some other way to stabilize your camera) as you will be opening up your shutter for a few seconds or more at a time, and you need your camera to stay perfectly still.
One of the keys to a good photograph is its ability to tell a story. To be able to do so effectively, a photographer has to take many different variables into consideration. During the hour long seminar conducted by Marcus Donner, the professional photographer shares a few of his insights, tips, and techniques he has established throughout his 20 years of creating compelling images. Watch and learn below:
Commercial photographer Michael Grecco shares with us a behind-the-scenes look at a series of photoshoots done for a 6-page ad on Men’s Health Magazine. The assignment is spread over 2 days, with images shot in several locations including the Brooklyn Bridge, a New York City rooftop, a sassy art museum, and a gritty boxing ring:
The life of a professional photographer can be strenuous at times. Photo shoots often consist of hundreds to thousands of photographs that need to be sorted through and processed. Nick Fancher, a professional photographer, has perfected his Lightroom workflow specifically for processing several images at once.
Zack Arias is perhaps one of the most well-known photographers because of his web presence. Not only is Zack an amazing photographer, but he is a wealth of knowledge, and he doesn’t shy away from sharing his ideas and experiences online.
High dynamic range (HDR) images are taking the photography world by storm as more and more photographers are discovering the stunning images the process is capable of creating. That being said, HDR is also method in which it is very easy to overdo and create unrealistic looking photos. To do HDR correctly, one should make sure they know exactly how to capture the images for the best looking results.
The very premise of photography is rooted in light and, as photographers, it should be our goal to learn how to master it. Even the slightest change in the angle of light and a photograph can be changed drastically. This is especially true of portrait photography. Getting the light right when photographing a face can mean the difference between complimenting and even enhancing it’s features or making it appear unflattering by exaggerating any problems.
There is an age old debate over which of the major camera manufacturer–in this case, Nikon and Canon– best represent the needs and desires of the individual photographer. It seems as though each of the companies have a strong and dedicated following, most of whom are ready to defend their brand at a moments notice.
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