Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Last Call with Carson Daly did a feature recently on prolific Hollywood photographer Michael Muller, whose recent work has his portraits looking a little bit more savage. In this clip, he takes us underwater to swim with the fishes, where he’s started on a very exhilarating project:
For all the history buffs out there, or just for anyone wondering what came before Instagram, we thought you’d really enjoy this short from filmmaker Matt Morris. It introduces us to Harry Taylor, an American photographer who has resurrected the antique 19th century art of tintype
Joe McNally brings us a video displaying the effect of a light source’s size. He will test three different soft boxes, 2 direct and 1 indirect. Watch as he compares and contrasts the size, in relation to his subject, using large flash. This was shot on beautiful St. Lucia with a local musician, Claudette
Photographer Brian Bielmann takes us under the waves at TEDx Honolulu 2012 with his inspiring images and stories. Early on in life, Bielmann was arrested by a love of surfing – it was his heart’s true passion. Knowing that he needed to work as well, he taught himself to be a surf photographer, so he’d never have to leave the water.
This video from photographer Benjamin ‘Von Wong’ gives us a rare and exciting opportunity to peer into the world of a professional band shoot. First, we’re taken behind the scenes with a documentary-style segment about Belgian indie-pop band SX, their work, and the experience of making a cover for their first studio album, GOLD. Afterwards, Von Wong comes on to tell us more about the shoot – the ideas behind it, the lighting and techniques he used, and some tips he learned for next time
Here’s an interesting look at an athletic photoshoot which was shot in Miami for LifeTime Fitness. The clip doesn’t offer much in the way of instruction, but is still interesting to see the crew at work. Photographer Matt Hawthorne does a great job directing the athletes and a very large production crew.
Food photographers are responsible for the task of presenting our edibles in the most appetizing way which isn’t always as easy as it sounds. In his 1 1/2 hour long seminar, professional food photographer, Robert Jacobs, teaches viewers how to create decadent food portraits from concept to completion. All aspects of the craft are covered, including storyboarding, lighting techniques, working with art directors, all the way through the final editing.
The result of an exhaustive four-month project, photographer and stargazer extraordinaire Michael Shainblum gives us EXISTENCE: A Time Lapse Project, an truly amazing accomplishment in time-lapse photography:
P Morgan goes back to the basics of depth of field to show how you can use shallow versus scenic Depth of Field to become more creative with your images. In the video JP is on location at Vasquez Rocks in California doing a fashion shoot.
The purchase of a nine stop neutral density filter two years ago changed my approach to landscape photography. It allowed me to take photos using shutter speeds of one minute or longer and gave me a new way of photographing the sea (I live on the coast at the bottom of New Zealand’s North Island).
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