Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Jeff Cable shows us that great portraiture isn’t about what equipment you use in during an hour long seminar the professional photographer hosted in New York City. Over the course of the hour long video of the seminar, Cable discusses the elements of what makes a portrait great and how even the non-photographers can take them without investing in thousands of dollars of equipment.
The photography world can be inspiring at times, especially when you come across a story like photographer, Jaleel King‘s. As an 8-year old boy, King was shot in his back by a neighbors shotgun, a traumatic experience that would put him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Not slowed down by his injuries, King has persevered to become an accomplished photographer and inventor of art that is admired by many.
The release of the iPhone 5 has the tech world in a tizzy and iPhoneography enthusiasts lining up to get their paws on the latest Apple device. The whirlwind of excitement has many photographers debating the quality of the phones tiny camera, some citing that the iPhone 5 is great novelty act, but no comparison to it’s DSLR counterpart.
It is important that anyone who wishes to become a professional photographer understands that they have a certain responsibilities when it comes to taking photographs of an event that is both as special and as unique as a wedding.
The inherent risks of bringing a helicopter into a ski resort for a photoshoot are considerably dangerous considering how easily an avalanche can be triggered. But, when Chase Jarvis was assigned a job which required him to shoot on location in Aspen, Colorado, the photographer came up with a very clever workaround to the situation–a drone helicopter.
As a photographer undertaking the task of corporate portraits, there a few things you should know before heading into such a shoot to save the talent time and keep them happy. Take a look at Jay P. Morgans video where he shares some invaluable advice:
As any local can tell you, the natural beauty present throughout the Pacific Northwest is a sight to see. John Eklund, an Oregon native, is fortunate enough to have the Pacific Northwest as his backyard and he’s decided to share his good fortune with the rest of us by way of his latest timelapse, Purely Pacific Northwest.
Along with composition, the quality of light is perhaps the most important factor affecting the success of a landscape photograph. Whilst composition can be completely controlled, good quality light on the other hand cannot. We can however control the direction of the light and therefore use the optimum angle of light to enhance the appearance of our main subject and ultimately the success of our landscape photograph.
Working with fog machines can add an interesting element to your photography; however, getting the smoke to cooperate with you isn’t always an easy chore. If it’s warm outside, the smoke will tend to rise and dissipate quickly. Jay P. Morgan has made a helpful video tutorial on how to control the smoke and keep it laying low on the ground for a theatrical feel.
HDR, or High Dynamic Range, is also known as HDRI (High Dynamic Range Imaging). It is basically a single image created from the combination of a minimum of three different shots of the same scene taken at different exposures: correctly exposed, overexposed and underexposed. The resulting image will have a higher number of bits per colour channel compared to normal photos...
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