Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Joey Shanks once again delivers some fascinating insights to how you can create amazing movie lighting effects with next to no lighting gear. Just about every effect he creates is achieved with nothing more than cheap pen lights coupled with long exposures (otherwise known as light painting). Add to that a good DSLR and a decent animation editing program, and the next thing you know, you’re recreating effects that wowed you as a kid.
If you want to try street photography, you will no doubt encounter a few problems, from lighting conditions to the really scary part—photographing strangers. There isn’t one way to take street photos, but there are certain ways to prepare yourself.
Taking great pictures of your vacation can be easy if you have a few basic photography skills. In this article, you will find seven travel photography tips that will help you take fantastic pictures that you’ll enjoy for years to come.
White sets the key light from above at 100 percent, creating a sharp, full light. The lower light (with an added diffuser) is set at 40 percent, which helps to fill in the spaces and create natural light fall on the model. To create distance and pull the subject off the background, a third Skylux lights the backdrop. White shoots at f/2.8, 1/100 of a second, and at ISO 200.
With the Canon 85mm f/1.2, for example, you really can’t see a whole lot in the way of lenses inside and it’s quite an expensive lens, but you’re still losing a little light. This lens has a t-value of 1.4, which means that even though it will open up in terms of aperture, with an f-number of 1.2, you’re losing .2 on the way through the lens.
Some photographs benefit greatly from a little texture. You can change the style and feel of a photograph quickly and easily in Photoshop by layering different textures on top of your image, but there are few details you should know that will help you get the best from your images.
The shoot, which took place in an old Chicago bank vault, had tons of design details present in the set, so it was up to Nace to pair the model and style of the shoot with the location. Ultimately, he decided to have the model pose on the vault door to give the images an edgy and original look.
The images of airplane traffic, including takeoffs and landings, at Terminal 3 were taken from the top of the control tower and depict a perfect 24-hour period. You’ll notice that the terminal acts as an hour hand on the little planet clock and actually makes a full rotation in real time, so you can determine the time each frame was taken.
We all suffer from artist’s block at some point. But knowing how to combat that creative slump before it even happens will keep you working toward your goals.
Spirals occur everywhere around us and can be a great way to add interest to photographic composition. These 11 photos show interesting examples of SPIRAL STAIRCASES from all around the world. Enjoy the view!
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