Apr 07, 2011 — 9 comments
Having a wedding is a major life event that brides and grooms will cherish for the rest of their lives. Because of the inherent beauty and significance of a wedding, it’s important that the photography be taken just as seriously as the event itself. This includes vast amounts of preparation, meeting with couples, and location scouting so you can turn that special occasion into a lasting memory.
What makes a great studio photo? The right light? The right model? The right equipment? How about something less tangible such as passion or seduction? In the next video, commercial celebrity, fashion & beauty photographer Matthew Jordan Smith shares some insights of his job, as to what makes a perfect photoshoot.
Mobile photography has made huge strides in a short time. We have this great powerful device in our hands or pockets now with all the extra tools and software needed to capture, edit and distribute our images in an extremely efficient and flexible manner. These devices output high enough quality images for commercial stock applications — provided the person looking through the viewfinder understands the fundamentals of what makes an image work.
Recently we’ve posted several videos about photographers getting creative with light painting. It seems to be the popular thing in photography lately as it combines photography and drawing/painting together into one medium allowing for greater artistic potential. And since it’s so easy to do, there’s no reason not to try it. So if you’ve ever wanted to do some of your own light painting, check out this tutorial video
Today AF systems are a modern marvel of speed and engineering excellence. Most of the focusing motors in high end cameras have moved from the camera body to the lens and they are virtually silent. Modern DSLRs don’t have a single point of focus, in some cases they have dozens and a mechanism for the photographer to cycle through or otherwise adjust the point of focus. The new AF systems are now lightning fast and are able to adjust faster than your eye can see the change.
Have you ever had any ideas or concepts for a photo project, but always felt unsure where to start from or how to make that dream into a vivid reality? Actually, this might be one of the most common issues amongst young photographers, who usually lack of means to perform most of the photography works they idealize.
Remote TTL flash systems are nice and slick but they are expensive. Each flash can cost hundreds of dollars plus there is the cost of stands, umbrellas or soft boxes and more. But, what if we could achieve something similar without a huge outlay of cash? We can build such a system and it could cost less than a single flash unit of the branded variety.
Some of the best and most memorable moments in life are in motion. Be it your daughter dancing, or your brother hanging ten on a surfboard or a friend hotdogging on a skateboard, you will want to learn how to capture your loved ones’ most defining moments in photos. Unfortunately, digital cameras hate moving. Most of the time, moving subjects register as a blur on photographs. So how do you shoot moving objects? Here are some tips.
As you probably know, time lapse photography is pretty cool. But did you know that it’s relatively easy to do? In this article, you’re going to learn how to make time lapse videos from still photos.
There are times when it can be difficult to decide on what the ideal exposure should be to get the best image of a scene. It may be that you don’t have the time to think about your exposure, or it may be that there are elements of extreme brightness and shadow within the picture that you want to capture, and you’re not sure whether exposing for the highlights or the shadows will give you the better final image. Bracketing could be the solution.
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