Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Creating great lighting for portraits can be hard work, especially when you are first setting out on your photographic journey. What lights should I buy, how do I set the studio up? In this video from B&H Photographic, portrait photographer Erin Manning gives us a comprehensive guide on basic studio lighting and how to use it.
This is a vital part of any photographic set up and needs the proper attention. It can make or break the composition, feel and dynamics of a photograph. Are you still not sure about the importance in choosing the right background?
If you find inspiration in the work and words of the masters, you may want to take a few moments to watch the interview below with iconic documentary photographer, Mary Ellen Mark. Mark’s photography has won innumerable awards and she is often considered one of the greats of our time.
There have been a lot of timelapse videos hitting the internet which has helped raise filmmaker’s standards, but has also left some looking to possible next steps. In pursuit of the next big thing, photographers have started to experiment with something dubbed hyperlapse (essentially timelapse with huge movements). While some are better than others, Shahab Behzumi, has created a shining example in his Berlin Hyperlapse.
What happens when a talented photographer receives a new toy? They try something new and creative, of course! The Brenizer method is typically achieved with an 85mm lends at f1.4. The goal is to use a telephoto lens at a wide aperture, to create an extremely shallow depth of field at a wide angle, taking multiple shots of the surrounding area for the most profound effect. Then by use of photo editing software the images are stitched together to create one image with an extremely wide angle.
Using the bright setting sun as a backlight can be intimidating for some photographers when shooting portraits outdoors, but it’s not impossible to get some great shots out of it. Check out the video below for some useful tricks and tips on shooting portraits at sunset, including how to use a xenon flashlight to create a warm, complementary light to accent faces.
The challenges of photographing large architectural structures are many; however, one of the most time consuming parts of the job is lighting them. The process Mike Butler uses to light large structures, such as The Intercontinental Hotel in Miami, requires individual sections of the structure to be lit using various lighting equipment then photographed before reassembling the setup on another section of the building
It appears as though some expecting parents are wanting to branch out in terms of their maternity photographs, giving photographers the chance to excessive their creative side. In this behind the scenes look, photographer Simeon Quarrie chose to work around the theme “A Day In The Life of a Pregnant Couple.” The parents-to-be brought a few props of their own to the studio and, by the looks of it, had a lot fun creating a series of non-traditional portraits.
Professional sports photography takes a great deal of effort on behalf of the photographer, the crew, and the athletes that the shoots are centered around. The shoots are not only lengthy, but are generally very equipment intensive. As professional photographer, Thomas Tolstrup, shares with us in the following video, one of the most difficult aspects of sports photography is getting the technique just right, particularly when shooting unpredictable movements.
As a photographer, the chances of being familiar with the terms spot metering and AE lock are relatively great. They are common features on most DSLR cameras and ones that are often used. That being said, not everyone understands the science behind the two settings which is why the following video will prove to be helpful to many.
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