Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
You may remember Rooney Mara from her role in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, but now the actress turned cover model is allowing viewers a behind the scenes look at her recent photoshoot for Allure Magazine. Photographer, Michael Thompson, and director, Brian Quist, do an excellent job making sure that no detail is forgotten.
Budding tennis photographers will be interested in the following seminar taught by Chris Nicholson, a professional tennis photographer of over 15 years. During the hour and forty five minute lesson, Nicholson shares his experience and insights which are helpful to photographers interested in not just tennis photography, but sports photography in general.
The inherited variety of having a collection of different colored background muslins may sound appealing at first, but there is a more affordable and easier way to change your background than having to fuss with hanging a new cloth each time.
Portraiture is one of the most common types of photography and because of that it can tend to become rather redundant. In terms of thinking outside the box, surreal portrait artist, Rob Woodcox, raises the bar. Known for his photography in which he magically makes people appear as though they were levitating, Woodcox is opening up new doors in the world of portraiture.
You know that old saying about nothing being friendlier than a wet dog? Well, so has Seth Casteel and you could say the photographer took the affable expression and ran with it. Casteel has photographed more than 300 dogs as they splash, dive, fetch, and float around in swimming pools which makes for a rather unique portfolio.
With so many timelapse videos floating around the internet these days one might assume they’re easy to make. But, take Rob Witworth’s, Kuala Lumpur, then break it down frame by frame and you’ll discover that the 2 1/2 minute long video is comprised of nearly 20,000 still photographs taken on four different cameras over the course of 40 separate shoots.
It’s not always easy to be a photographer. Especially when you get into specialty areas such as photographing extreme sports like rock climbing. There are a few amazing photographers floating around of rock climbers that make you do a double a take and think, “How did the photographer get that shot?”
What happens when you give a professional photojournalist an iPhone 5 and three minutes to take as many photos as he can in a bustling Chinese city? That’s what the folks at DigitalRev were wondering, too. They equipped pro cameraman, Dan Chung and Scott Hui with the new devices and set them on the loose.
Using lights to soften the skin of a subject is well practiced technique by many professionals. Getting the lighting right is not a complicated task and can save you precious time in post by eliminating the need for some common retouching practices. Good beauty lighting can be achieved using many combinations of studio lights and boxes, so chances are you probably already have what you need.
Getting up close and personal with potentially dangerous animals to photograph them sounds both thrilling and daunting. There is a respectable amount of safety protocol, but the fact of the matter is you are still trusting the animal not to make a meal out of you. Reducing the potential for an incident, composite photography can be incredibly helpful when working with animals.
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