Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
New-found interest in photography came about when the digital age made it easier to take photos and share them with a bigger audience, whether through blogs or social networking sites. Taking pictures can be a truly gratifying experience when you see the lovely outcome.
Have you even wanted to publish your own photo book? In this video, Photographer Shannon Richardson talk about every aspect of publishing your own photo book including layout and design, image preparation, working with the printer, and promoting your book.
Continuing on with our love of new time-lapse projects, we bring you Christophe Thockler’s music video for “Un Jour Comme un Autre” by French trip-hop artist Degiheugi for his album “Dancing Chords and Fireflies”. Through over 35,000 photographs arranged in 120 time-lapses, Thockler tells Degiheugi’s story of the world in one day, in one four-minute film:
Watch the video below for a front-row seat in Jim Dicecco’s class for beginning to intermediate photographers on how to turn your snapshots into stunning photography. A professional photographer and Product Educator for Canon, Dicecco explains how by keeping just a few pointers in mind, you can tap into the creative right side of your brain and take your photography to the next level.
There is a myth that you can only get great outdoor images either very early or very late in the day. The “sweet hour” is best just before the sun goes down or comes up. Those are spectacular times to photograph, but you can still get great images any time of the day. You just have to find that soft light. It’s easy to find, just look for open shade.
Soft lighting is generally the way to go when shooting any subject. It’s easy to manage and the even lighting it produces usually makes the subject look good. But there is a time to use hard lighting. When used correctly, hard lighting can produce dramatic shots by creating depth and dramatic highlights and shadows. The video below shows how you can change the shape and quality of hard light using reflectors:
Often regarded as one of the leading lighting experts, Joel Grimes, is sharing a wealth of his knowledge with the general public in a two hour long workshop which is available free of charge to anyone wishing to further their understanding of photography.
Shooting on location, as you may have already guessed, requires a lot of logistics to handle, for experience in the business is a plus when you’re leading a team to such kind of production. As a matter of fact, a well conceived production, wether it’s big or small, shot on location or at a studio, does require a thorough organization, so that the whole thing runs according to plan.
This should be an eye-opener for timelapse photographers. In the middle of filming a breathtaking timelapse of the August 2012 Perseids meteor shower for his project, “Helvetia by Night”, Swiss photographer Alessandro Della Bella has one of his three cameras stolen, in plain view of the other two.
When photographer Tomer Grencel found out his wife was pregnant, he didn’t just take a couple photos, he took 1000. Grencel’s photos cover the span of his wife’s nine-month pregnancy from the beginning until his baby is born, and adds a little humor in the process:
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