Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Many may think of stop motion and timelapse photography as modern techniques, perhaps something that came along with the advent of digital photography. But, you may be surprised to learn that they date all the way back to the 1870′s when a photogtrapher by the name of Eadweard Muybridge set up a series of 24 cameras and photographed a galloping horse.
For most photographers the desire to create new images is innate. As though there was a mechanism hidden inside them that cannot be switched off, a photographer is always o the job. Whether he is on a photoshoot in a remote location or enjoying an afternoon in the park with his family, he is always looking at his surroundings and thinking about how it could be photographed.
Shooting in bright sunlight can prose a lot of lighting problems for photographers. One way to overcome the harsh sun is by overpowering it with speedlites. Professional photographer, Tyler Stableford, takes viewers on a trip up the Snowmass Terrain Park, in a snow-covered Colorado to show us his setup as he takes a few action shots of skiers:
In fashion photography, the photographs should be all about the model. It’s easy to get carried away with lighting and props that ultimately distract from the model’s style. In some cases, props can add to the photograph; however, as Lindsey Adler explains in a behind the scenes video clip, using a plain backdrop and simple lighting allows for the bright colors on her model to really pop out of the photograph.
Being able to freeze the movement of water at precisely the right moment requires good timing on the photographers behalf, but also very good lighting. The professionals over at Aurum Light Studio have pretty much nailed the art of water photography down to a science and luckily for us, have produced a behind the scenes look at one of their photoshoots to help aspiring water photographers learn a few tricks of the trade.
In the following video clip, Larry Becker offers up a few quick tips on how you can liven up your wedding photography portfolio simply by injecting some creative still life portraits into it. Becker’s advice is to the point and clear enough that even beginning amateur photographers can understand.
Composite photography is beginning to gain even more momentum as the advancing digital technology market is making it more and more easy to do. Of course, the term easy is used loosely as the amount of work that goes into a composite shoot and post production is still pretty inspiring.
What would San Francisco–one of the United States most populated cities–look like if all it’s inhabitants were suddenly to disappear? What if the city became a ghost town and the only thing that remained were it’s many landmarks, places where people would come from all over the world to visit? In Ross Ching’s eerie timelapse (nearly a million views in the last week) of The City by the Bay, you can experience just that.
The highest waterfall in the world is Angel Falls in Venezuela, South America. It measures 3.212 ft (979 meters). Getting a good photo of Angel Falls could be a challenge simply because it is so high. You have to get the right lens, probably a wide angle lens, and you must find the right position from which to shoot. This waterfall is nearly a kilometer in height.
If you’ve been wondering how to photography splashing water, look no further. Here is a rather straightforward video tutorial that demonstrates how one photographer, Clint Decker, is capturing some great shots right in his own kitchen. The trickiest part of capturing these images might be getting the timing correct on when to fire the trigger, but that’s nothing a continuous shutter can’t help with. Take a peek his process and then give this interesting genre of photography a try for yourself.
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