Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
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.
For photographers like Jeff Cable, part of the appeal of night photography is the new set of challenges it presents. Cable, whose day job is sports photography, says his real passion lays in sneaking away from things at nightfall to wander the city streets looking for photographs. That’s good news for all the night owls out there, as Cable shares a plethora of helpful tips in the 1 1/2-hour seminar he recently taught which focuses solely on night photography.
What could be more fun than spending an afternoon photographing expensive sports cars with high end cameras and equipment? By the looks of Jonathon Yi’s recent adventures in Miami, not a whole lot. Join the photographer as he talks about his passion for photography and discusses how using high level gear helps him build trust with his clients.
Capturing sharp photographs is by far the toughest technical skill in street photography. People move quickly, you are often moving quickly, the light isn’t usually ideal, and you sometimes have to frame instantly and suddenly. When I take a look at other people’s street work, one of the most common problems I notice is that the photos are not sharp and not in focus.
Nowadays it seems as though everyone has their opinion on whether mobile photography is good or evil and they aren’t afraid to tell us about it. As journalist and photographer, Richard Koci Hernandez, points out in the segment below for CNN, regardless of how we feel about it, mobile photography is here and is making it’s mark on the way we look at photography as a whole.
In terms of quality and range of subject matter, Reid Gower’s most recent work, Natural Phenomena, is one of the best timelapse videos we’ve seen in quite some time. You may recognize Gower’s name from the wildly popular Sagan Series which automatically garners the filmmaker accolades, but even putting that aside, for being his very first attempt at a timelapse, well, we’re still kinda blown away.
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