Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Have you ever asked yourself, “What makes you a photographer?” Is it the gear? The desire to create? The need for other to see your vision? In this inspirational video, director Andy Newman interviews two photographers: Andria Lindquist, a professional photographer, and Cory Staudacher, an Instagramer. Together they look at what it means to be a photographer and how it has affected their lives personally.
As far as great photographs so, sometimes it seems that it’s as much up to luck and fate as it is up to us. While shooting a time-lapse in Montreal, Quebec, photographer Evan Kitaljevich quite accidentally captured the astonishing moment that a fire erupted in the middle of the downtown core
A lot of people, in one way or another, have experienced losing a job. Whether it was because of downsizing, resignation or firing, one would at least have the faintest idea of how it feels to become part of the unemployment statistics. Nevertheless, people usually manage to bounce back into the workforce—chefs go back to kitchens, nurses go back to hospitals, teachers go back to schools, and so on.
The Marmalade is a creative effects studio specializing in high-speed tabletop videography. This one is more motion-picture based, but it was such a fascinating video, we thought that photographers would appreciate it, too.
For those who are not familiar with it, HDR, standing for High Dynamic Range, is a set of methods used in photography to provide higher dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of a photograph.
The photographer’s challenge has always been to convey time’s movement within a still, unmoving image. There are many techniques for achieving this illusion – form, blur, lines, color, etc. CBS News brings us a segment featuring Stephen Wilkes and his collection “Day to Night”, a series of sprawling collage photographs which more closely resemble epic classical paintings than what we’re used to seeing in the world of modern photography:
If you’re awarded the opportunity to do a commercial photoshoot for a major sporting event, you’ll want to be prepared and have a good idea of what the client is expecting from the shoot. In this behind the scenes look at a photoshoot for a boxing match, you can take a look as photographer, Monte Isom, works with the athletes on set to ensure he gets the shot he is looking for.
I have four different ways of photographing something to get the most out of it. This is the ‘Four Keys SOP’ approach:
ames Fox firstly introduces Crockett & Jones, one of the most classy, fanciest and posh shoe brands in the UK. As a matter of fact, the company’s shoes were chosen to feature in this iconic Hollywood film, staring Daniel Craig. Mr. Craig himself, a valued costumer of Crockett & Jones, personally selected a range of four shoes to wear in Skyfall, while playing James Bond character:
If you’ve ever attempted to get your speedlights working with studio strobes, chances are you you encountered some problems along the way. One of the biggest problems with doing so is getting both lights to sync without the speedlights preflash triggering the strobe too early. In the following video, Mark Wallace explains what causes this and offers up a couple simple solutions to get you your lights to work in unison.
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