Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
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.
We would all love to be doing what we are passionate about fulltime. Unfortunately, for many people money keeps them from doing what they would love. But, what if money were no object? What if a large paycheck wasn’t motivation enough to keep you from fulfilling your dreams? What if you traded in a well paying office job you hated for for a more humble photography job that truly made you happy? Would you?
If you clicked this link expecting a simple technical tip to improve your street photography then you’ve come to the wrong place. This is not an article about getting closer, zone focusing, hip-shooting, camera settings, or using a wide-angle prime lens.
Expanding your photographic horizon can force you to get a more creative and think outside of the box. One way to jumpstart your creative side is to experiment in double exposures. The style, which saw a rise in interest in part to the popularity of Lomography, has been gaining more momentum lately thanks the feature becoming standard on many popular DSLRs. Not to mention, you can get some really interesting images by exposing two photos on one frame.
A little bit of creativity and vision goes a long way. Graham McBride gets artistic by bringing home a bit of the beach for the background setting for his jewelry product shoot. With very minimal studio equipment, in the form of a diffuse panel and octagon softbox, he produces awesome and very unique product photographs for his client.
Have you ever wondered about those bits of bikes you sometimes see chained to lampposts and railings? In this short film by Lifecycle, we follow the fortunes of an everyday bike that was chained to a New York post over a period of 365 days using time-lapse photography.
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