Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Hair light, separation light, accent light, whatever you want to call it, the result is the same—separating your model from your background. In a small home studio, one light may be enough for portrait lighting, but adding a second light behind your model will really add separation and definition.
In this piece, we argue that certain bad habits in photography are actually… good for you! They help you become a better, more meticulous photographer who’s invested in and excels in a particular type of shot. So what’s wrong with that, exactly?
How to take great creative self portraits, and on a budget!
You’re packing up after a hard day of shooting. All your camera gear goes neatly back into its respective bags, but the reflector refuses to comply. You twist and turn it trying every possible method but the contraption simply refuses to be tamed and bagged. Eventually you do end up as the winner of this impromptu wrestle, but not before becoming a great source of entertainment for the rest of the crew.
With any good photography, you need to decide beforehand what the purpose is of the image that you are about to make. Is the picture intended to show the interior design, the build, the finish, the furniture, or perhaps the floor or ceiling? Perhaps the lighting company hired you to cover its latest project? Try to look with the eyes of your clients and see what they want to communicate with the pictures.
When taking catalog photography, it is essential to be efficient with your time and to be consistent with lighting as well as presentation. Tony Roslund walks us through the process he used to capture amazingly sharp and clear product photos of jewelry using simple techniques and tools.
Autumn is an amazing time of year to get out and capture some stunning photos. If you happen to live in a part of the world that erupts in a spectacular color show every autumn, then you know exactly what I mean.
One of my favorite subjects to shoot is a long forgotten structure being slowly taken back by nature. These buildings speak of days gone by and whispered stories that have long faded from the walls. Photographing abandoned locations is not for the timid photographer.
Are you capturing your brides in the best light? Get eight pro tips for taking your bridal photography from standard to stunning. Plus, gain the lighting, posing, styling and composition skills to deliver exquisite portraits every bride will want to buy when you enroll in award-winning wedding photographer Kathryn Krueger’s online Craftsy class Beautiful Bridal Portraits.
At some point in the life of a photographer, they start to think past the single image. They start to think of their work in terms of themes and ideas. They start to classify their images into groups. This is not the case for all photographers, but for some of them. Others only think in terms of individual images and there is nothing wrong.
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