Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Now that the fever of American elections is long gone, it’s about time to take a closer look at the so-called “campaign photographers”. Every four years, some photojournalists are assigned to tail the presidential candidates, as they campaign across the country.
Holiday lights brighten the mood no matter where they are. They might be in a downtown area, at a mall, or even at your own home. For those who love taking pictures, those lights can represent an opportunity to capture some beautiful, out of the ordinary images.
For most photographers, the rule of thirds has been pounded into their brain as a hard and fast rule to achieve great photography composition. It’s true that the rule of thirds has proven results,but rules were, after all, meant to be broken. During a seminar taught by master photographer, David Brommer, we learn that there are many other factors to take into consideration while setting up a frame.
Learning how to begin taking photos at night is dependent on some very key photography practices. Taking photos in low light conditions, especially of the city, is a fantastic approach to get better in your shooting of long exposures. You must primarily learn how low light photography techniques work. Taking good photos at night needs a long shutter speed, a way to keep that camera rock steady and using aperture effectively.
In the following video, Miles Morgan lectures about fine art landscape photography – his photography – as he, in fact, takes his own pictures as examples to demonstrate and describe how’s the creative process of his work, from conception to digital finishing. Please consider that the whole lecture/presentation lasts 1h and 50min.
This is a must-see photography documentary called “Beyond: Varanasi, India“. It chronicles a large-scale photographic excursion to one of the more intense culture shocks a Westerner can experience; the traditional Indian way of living is almost immeasurably different from our own, and this video gives deep insight from an American perspective. See the whole inspiring film here:
Canon fans should be excited about the recently released Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite, the first speedlite in Canon’s lineup to feature radio-controlled wireless ability. If you’re considering getting this new flash, or if you already have one, check out this extensive video tutorial (1.5 hours) that explains the new features of the speedlite, the difference between optical and radio controls, and ways to use it in practical shooting situations:
In his stunning timelapse entitled Epochs, photographer Sean Goebel compiled sequences shot in California, Arizona, Utah, and Hawaii to create a piece of photographic art that depicts some of America’s most beautiful landscapes. However, at just over 4 minutes long, the presentation doesn’t even begin to represent the hours of work and the dedication and determination that went into this labor of love:
The National Geographic name has always been synonymous with outstanding imagery, and for decades their magazine has displayed some of the finest photojournalism in the world. In this video, Nat Geo shows a collection of their top 10 photos for 2012 and gives a little back story on each one:
One piece of equipment that photographers don’t learn how to use correctly is the telephone. This is where the money is. Learning how to speak to potential clients is crucial to the success of any photography business. Read on for some helpful tips to improve your rapport on the telephone and give your business a boost.
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