Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
There are a lot of landscape photography tutorials floating around the internet that, other than stating the obvious, don’t offer much in the way of useful tips. That’s partially what makes Kai’s tutorials so wonderful, he dishes out real world advice that most people forget about because they are too busy blogging about not forgetting to pack your camera.
In case you couldn’t be in Los Angeles to see the Space Shuttle Endeavour slowly made the trek to its new home, you’re in luck. Thanks to a six man photography crew and the cooperation of the Inglewood, California police department, the shuttle’s multi-day journey to it’s new retirement home was condensed into three minutes of inspiring timelapse footage.
Imagine you’re on a photo excursion in Antarctica and you come face to face with a giant Leopard seal only to have it open it’s powerful jaws and grab your camera and head between it’s teeth. Sounds pretty scary considering the massive seal is one of Antarctica’s biggest predators.
Mark Wallace is back at it, delivering his viewers with another informative video tutorial, this time focusing on the helpfulness of a light meter. There is no question as to whether or not a light meter can improve your photography, but knowing why and how to use one is crucial to the equation.
Like many behind the scene videos, this one doesn’t stop at after the photographs have been captured. Also included in the short film is the entire editing workflow, which was done in Lightroom and Photoshop. Pretty interesting for those of you who are curious about editing techniques of different photographers, something that is not often shared with the public.
Despite what you may have been told, you don’t need an extensive lighting setup to do professional quality studio work. In the seminar below, speedlight master, Bob Harrington, explains to users how to get started using minimal equipment.
The first time you ever took pictures on your new DSLR, you probably thought “wow”. It’s possible you didn’t realize you could take such good pictures and those first images are, maybe what got you into photography in the first place.
Whether you are trying to save a few dollars or just enjoy building your own equipment, you may enjoy the following video which shows us how professional portrait photographer, Tristan Penner, built his own portable portrait studio with supplies that can be found at most hardware stores.
A powerful portrait can give viewers a look into the mind of their favorite celebrities. They tell a story about the individual and show us their true personality. The stories and inspiration behind the making of said portraits are usually quite interesting, but rarely spoke of.
In this three part video series, filmmaker, Chris Weeks, and a team of his friends explore the lives of a handful of street photographers in hopes to shed a little light onto the methodology behind the popular photography genre. The use of a rangefinder, primarily the Leica M9, plays a heavy factor in the filmmakers opinions of what makes a street photographer, which has caused some debate; still, it’s hard to deny the camera’s exceptional quality.
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