Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Food photographers are responsible for the task of presenting our edibles in the most appetizing way which isn’t always as easy as it sounds. In his 1 1/2 hour long seminar, professional food photographer, Robert Jacobs, teaches viewers how to create decadent food portraits from concept to completion. All aspects of the craft are covered, including storyboarding, lighting techniques, working with art directors, all the way through the final editing.
The result of an exhaustive four-month project, photographer and stargazer extraordinaire Michael Shainblum gives us EXISTENCE: A Time Lapse Project, an truly amazing accomplishment in time-lapse photography:
P Morgan goes back to the basics of depth of field to show how you can use shallow versus scenic Depth of Field to become more creative with your images. In the video JP is on location at Vasquez Rocks in California doing a fashion shoot.
The purchase of a nine stop neutral density filter two years ago changed my approach to landscape photography. It allowed me to take photos using shutter speeds of one minute or longer and gave me a new way of photographing the sea (I live on the coast at the bottom of New Zealand’s North Island).
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:
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