Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
The process of creating a photograph is different for every photographer and hearing those different stories can be a great source of inspiration. Below, you can watch a visual telling of how fine art photographer, Jessica Backhaus, uses her imagination and obsession with light as the driving forces behind her work.
Lighting for a mountain bike photoshoot can be tricky without the right equipment. Luckily, Trevor Sherwin is here to show us what he uses to take his best shots.
Taking pictures at night gives an image a completely different feel because it captures different stories of daily life, sometimes more dramatic than the ones captured during the day.
Leave it Alex Koloskov to make two ordinary liquor bottles look sexy for a commercial photoshoot. Not completely satisfied with the the initial rim light setup, Koloskov began doing what he does best–experimenting. Once happy with the lighting, Koloskov’s imagination kept working as he came up with a clever way to add a few drops of “sweat” to the bottles. Take a look at the following video to see the professional photographers ingenuity at work:
Despite the incredible advances in digital photography over the last ten years, if you want the ultimate in quality, the large format film camera still rules. For sheer definition and tonal range, large format film is unbeatable and as such there is still demand for large format cameras today. In this film we see how a Walker Titan SF 4×5 camera is made.
If you think you need a ton of expensive equipment to take high quality senior portraits, you may want to reconsider. As Michael Sasser demonstrates in the video below, all you really need is a camera and reflector.
I know there are oodles of articles out there on camera settings. The one thing that most of them have in common is the complex language used to describe what each of the settings do. When I was starting in photography I came across the same barriers as you – a mass of complexity with no clear, simple guidance. All I wanted was some basic guidance on what the settings meant and what each one did. I also wanted to know how each of the settings impacted on the other settings of my camera.
As a photographer, Alfred Stieglitz played a major role in the recognition of photography as art. By his mid-20′s he had won numerous awards for his camerawork, despite having been rejected by many of his colleagues.
n this video Lindsay Alders presents a segment on studio lighting essentials. Everything you need to know from the equipment itself to the different uses of specific lighting, fill cards, and other various tips and tricks from the trade – you can find it here.
Just because the photoshoot is casual doesn’t mean the team behind Blinq Photography took things less seriously. When photographing a pair of Ironman Athletes, Blinq gave it their all to make sure that not just the subjects were well lit, but also the surrounding atmosphere.
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