Apr 07, 2011 — 6 comments
Product photography — especially food photography — is a highly specialized skill, as any photographer who has ventured into this category will attest. It’s a given that the resulting photo needs to look delicious. The challenge is that the fragile subject has such a limited life.
Even when using proper exposure and camera settings, sometimes you may take a photo that you feel needs a little something extra. We always try to ‘get it right in the camera’, but sometimes you cannot avoid issues. Below, we’ll go through a few different scenarios you might come across in which you need to make an improvement that goes beyond basic level and curves corrections.
This incredible time-lapse can really only be appreciated in its entirety, you will be amazed as you watch various colorful flowers bloom against a black backdrop. The entire project took more than 730 hours, with over 7100 photos shot.
Here’s my two cents on the “you don’t have to have expensive lights to create beautiful portraits” topic. An attempt to harness multiple catchlights in a subject’s eyes. In this blog post I’m going to try and come up with an interesting lighting setup using my own lighting equipment and other affordable light sources.
Well here’s a video about another kind of light, one that you might be very interested to try out if you haven’t already: The Ringflash. This light is often referred to as the shadowless light. Of course it doesn’t completely eliminate shadows, but it doesn’t present the kind of harsh shadows that other lights can.
Light painting is awesome. It’s like painting in 3D. You can create anything you want, with any color, and with whatever background you choose to photograph. You’re limited only by your artistic ability and maybe by daylight. Light painting really opens up a realm of creative opportunities. This fun video by photographer Wen-Jié Yang shows you how to add to your light painting images by creating a smoke effect
Wexley School For Girls is an advertising agency, self described as a Fan Factory, that creates engaged fanatics, turning consumers into fans of brands. It certainly doesn’t take much to realize the full humorist creativeness of this team. On the other had, John Keatley is one of the most creative portrait photographers in the world; his (also) quick sense of humor and down-to-earth outlook allow him to engage and connect with the subjects in the most fantastic, dramatic, yet funny kind of way.
With everybody carrying either a point and shoot or a camera phone, the paparazzi is everyone and celebrities have less privacy than ever. Take a look at this video of Tom Cruise with his daughter trying to watch a Disney show, almost like “paparazzi mob mentality”. What would you do in this situation?
When it comes to taking professional quality wedding images the lens is much more important than the camera body itself. This doesn’t mean get the cheapest camera body that you can find. This article outlines different equipment used in wedding photography and the reasons why they are so important to have in your bag.
While it’s not entirely impossible to take photos in harsh conditions, there’s a lot to be desired when sticking one’s head and photography equipment out the window of a car going 100 km/h. Photographers Lauri Laukkanen and Sakari Mäkelä demonstrate how finding the right angle for a photo can be challenging in freezing cold weather, but these two somehow find it in them to take turns assisting the other in getting their shots.
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