Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Twenty cast and crew members. Tens of thousands of dollars worth of gear. Authentic costumes and props. A historic location in London.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is a technique that allows the photographer to use far more of the available light in a scene than a standard single exposure. With it you can create stunning and original images that would be next to impossible to render using conventional photography.
The are many, many ways to compose a photo and part of being a great photographer is knowing which one of those compositions is the best choice and understanding how to go about executing it.
Growing up as a photographer there’s really no dearth of advice from peers, friends, families, clients, passers-by and anybody else who thinks he’s got an eye for photography. Photography being a visual art, anybody who is anybody thinks he’s got a great piece of advice to share.
What do videos of flight patterns, a burning forest fire, the rebuilding after hurricane Katrina, a cross-country road trip, and the unfolding of a crocus have in common? Aside from being mesmerizingly surreal, they’ve all been subjects of timelapse photography. Timelapse photography has become super-popular these days and ever more creative as it becomes more and more accessible.
From a young age, Darren Jew has wanted to do exactly what he is doing now. He has the incredibly cool job of being an underwater photographer and he loves every aspect of it—from the way the light falls in the sea to the powerful experience of swimming with whales.
If photographers had their way, it would always be the golden hour no matter which time of the day they shoot. Unfortunately, that is not the case, and when clients must be photographed at high noon, outdoors, with no shade, you start to believe that the worst thing that can happen to you as a photographer, just did.
Great photographs are not captured, they are made. And in most cases, all that differentiates between an iconic photograph and a mere snap is the inspiration that propels the person looking through the lens.
What classic movie featured three of the top names in 80s comedy, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and lots of green slime? Why Ghostbusters, of course! This month is Ghostbusters’ 30th anniversary, and to help commemorate its re-release in theaters, Joey at Shanks FX created this guide to help you re-create the ghost-gobbling proton streams used in the film.
Having a DSLR camera to use is the ultimate thrill for a budding photographer. Taking great sunset shots should be easy with such a great tool, right? You would think so, yet I know people who have invested in decent cameras but still could not create stunning sunset shots that even their previous COMPACT CAMERA could take.
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