Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
While today’s cameras are technical marvels, they can be temperamental. The thin memory cards that store precious photos can be even touchier.
Have you ever wanted to add a more dramatic mood to your portraits? One where the lines of the face remain unsoftened and the ridges and wrinkles in the face are preserved?
photographer Joe McNally explains how you can use a speedlight to mimic actual ambient lighting, which in this case would be the warm yellow-orange light produced by prayer candles inside a church in Mexico
As with any kind of photography, product photography is all about the light. Getting great lighting for product shots can be somewhat tricky if you have only one light.
The zoom hyperlapse is like a timelapse on steroids. It’s a visually engaging stop-motion timelapse technique that gives us an accelerated view of real time, with an added 3D movement effect. It differs from timelapse in that the photographs are taken of a single vantage point over a long distance, rather than a short dolly movement.
Imagine a world in which the only thing standing between you and a life of movie-making stardom was a simple photo. A world where huge movie studios called all the shots and stars were made, not born. This was the world of the glamour portrait—the photo that could make or break your film career.
Do you ever feel like you are losing your creative abilities when you can’t come up with a fresh idea for your next photo shoot? You’re not alone, and you don’t need to worry. You’re still creative, you just need to know how to harness your creative energy to get your wheels turning again.
Dustin Farrell is no rookie when it comes to assembling stunning timelapse footage of the night sky. His “Landscape” series has become an Internet sensation. Now the timelapse wizard is paying it forward; he’s produced an in-depth video disclosing his workflow and a wealth of tips and tricks he has picked up along the way.
No matter where you are – there are beautiful landscapes just waiting to be captured. You don’t have to travel abroad to create stunning images, you can start in your own local area, or for some lucky folks – in your own backyard!
The tilt-shift is an extremely versatile lens. In a neutral position the lens acts as any other, but add a tilt and the options for selective focus play are many. Jay P. Morgan guides us through a shoot at the Yanks Air Museum in Chino, California and offers a simple explanation of tilt-shift focusing.
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