Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
ames Fox firstly introduces Crockett & Jones, one of the most classy, fanciest and posh shoe brands in the UK. As a matter of fact, the company’s shoes were chosen to feature in this iconic Hollywood film, staring Daniel Craig. Mr. Craig himself, a valued costumer of Crockett & Jones, personally selected a range of four shoes to wear in Skyfall, while playing James Bond character:
If you’ve ever attempted to get your speedlights working with studio strobes, chances are you you encountered some problems along the way. One of the biggest problems with doing so is getting both lights to sync without the speedlights preflash triggering the strobe too early. In the following video, Mark Wallace explains what causes this and offers up a couple simple solutions to get you your lights to work in unison.
Timelapse fans will enjoy the new video that was released recently by Ben Wiggins. Very Little Stars takes viewers on a 2:30 minute exploration of various timelapse techniques such as hyperlapse and tilt-shift. There is something for everyone in the footage, which ranges from sweeping cityscapes, bustling pedestrian traffic,and the natural beauty of rolling clouds, sunsets, and stars.
When taking a portrait, you want the photograph to accurately display the subjects personality. A great way to do this is by taking the time to research or get to know the subject prior to the shoot. Consider it a trick of the trade when it comes to photographing celebrities; a good photographer always gets to know who he is photographing. Listen to the tale of Matthew Jordan Smith’s photoshoot with Gregory Hines. In Smith’s case, his forethought happened to saved the entire shoot:
We’re all familiar with National Geographic, if not captivated by the endless amount of gorgeous photography the publication fill it’s pages with. The magazine, which allows no editing of the photographs it uses, has set high standards for nature photographers everywhere.
You may have seen these two photographs being shared around the internet lately; they strike at something very profound in us, although we might not know exactly what it is. The Tuscan highway glows with lively warmth at a cool, meandering pace, while the Swedish/Norwegian border is cold and biting, but exhilarating.
Space is a frontier, and a difficult one to capture. At Luminance 2012, Dr. Donald Pettit, a NASA astronaut and photographer who we wrote about a while back, takes us through the exhilarating experience of documenting outer space, and why photography is the perfect medium to do it with:
As a follow-up to the eerie timelapse of San Francisco and an empty Seattle, the creator has released an equally haunting timelapse of a desolate New York City. As the timelapse imagery winds around some of The Big Apples most thriving landmarks viewers are treated to an unusual look at them.
Trying to sell more bridal photographs? In the video below, the photographer covers a lighting setup that he says his clients buy 100% time. The setup is uncomplicated and and only calls on the use of a single speedlight. As an added bonus, using minimal gear makes set up a breeze even without the help of an assistant. Have a look at the video to learn the bridal shot technique:
Composite photography is becoming increasingly popular for commercial use and as interest rises in the technique, so does the talent behind the photographs. Photographers are adapting to the style and experimenting with lighting that will give them the best possible HDR experience. In the following video, a pair of photographers are presented with the challenge of doing a composite photography shoot of the new Audi A4 in unfavorable weather conditions.
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