Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
While studying painting, he came to the realization that he instead preferred to express himself through performance art and photography. He ultimately decided to leave school to develop a way in which he could combine the two, creating a medium that is, both, a little mind bending and gravity defying.
Although traveling provides an awesome opportunity to capture memorable photos, few people want to cover the risk of damage to his/her photography equipment while on the go. So have these tips to ensure your photography equipment’s safety.
Koto Bolofo takes the time to share his personal motivations in the following video, a behind the scenes look into the world of fashion photography.
A new version of Photoshop means new tricks and tools we can use to edit our photographs. Unfortunately, that also means more information we have to learn about the already complicated software.
Octodome, Octobox, Octobank…Whatever you happen to call the eight-sided lighting modifier one thing remains the same: the variety of lighting effects you can achieve by using one. If you are familiar with using a standard softbox then you’ll probably be able to make the transition to the Octodome pretty easily. In the video below, Jay P. Morgan, breaks down the differences between the modifiers and how to use them to get any number of light patterns.
As fundamental as it is to our photography, light remains a mystery to many of us. We know good light, we know bad light and we know how this effects our images but do we truly understand light?
There is no doubt about it that collecting an arsenal of studio lighting is a very costly adventure. But, who’s to say you can’t get professional results using light strips that you have built yourself? As Joe Edelman outlines in his two part video series, even those with no carpentry skills can whip up some great lighting at a fraction of the price. Take a look, it’s easier to do than you might think:
Sometimes, the simplest of set ups can be the most effective. In this video from world renown photographer Gary Fong, we see how to use two simple off camera flashguns, a snoot, some color gels and a plain wall to create a dynamic and interesting look for a photo shoot:
When undertaking a commercial photoshoot on location, more often than not, you have to come equipped with your own lighting setup. In the following video, professional photographer Sasha Leahovcenco explains the rig he used when shooting percussionist, Mike Johnston for a Vater drumstick ad and how he was able to incorporate natural lighting into the scene as well
The secret to taking great street photography is a combination of technique, emotion and a little bit of patience. If you follow the secrets below you’ll be on your way to creating inspirational images:
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