Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Being creative in wedding photography doesn’t always come easily, you just have to think outside the alter–err, box, a little. Justin Wojtczak suggests taking the wedding party outside in a short tutorial he made explaining a few different lighting setups that he commonly uses.
Many budding photographers would love to have five minutes to pick the mind of Steve McCurry, the documentary photographer behind the famous National Geographic cover photo, Afghan Girl (June 1985). While most will never be afforded the opportunity for a one-on-one sit down with the master photographer, we can all take a few moments to enjoy the following look into the mind of McCurry
When you’re new to photography and gain some skill, your first paying jobs will likely come from family and friends. Those will be the jobs that set your feet on the path of being a professional.
Mike Wallace has made an informative video tutorial that shows viewers the lighting setup he uses, as well as sharing a few pointers for shooting the portraits.
One the most fundamental techniques necessary to really to master creative photography is depth of field.
Photographers in the digital era are faced with many unique challenges that their predecessor’s in the film era never had to deal with. The way you market your photography business would be the first that comes to mind
In general, the term action or motion picture is associating with shooting at sports events. It is undeniable that capturing participants in sporting events is challenging, but action photography requires more than that.
The use of a beauty dish helps to simplify the sometimes difficult task of using lighting to even out imperfections and skin tones. In addition to the appealing soft lighting the modifier produces, you can also get the added benefit of creating attractive catch lights in the eyes.
Specialization is important but it does not go far enough, most photographers stop at this point in terms of defining their work and leave out the most important aspect – creating a distinctive image style all their own.
Gavin Hoey demonstrates how he captures subtle motion in landscape photography – in this case, very minimal movement of a grass crop blowing in the wind in the foreground of his main subject, a lighthouse. He uses a nine stop neutral density filter to reduce the ambient light that is allowed to enter the camera, enabling him to increase the shutter speed (all the way from 5-20 seconds) without the result being a white image.
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