Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
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.
Commercial photoshoots can be really creative and also a lot of fun, especially when you get to do them in beautiful locations like New Zealand. Just ask photographer, Kevin Winzeler, who was assigned to shoot a campaign for the Altra running shoe there.
If your a gadget oriented photographer, you might want to explore the idea of using a magnetic LCD viewfinder to help get your photographs right before you even take them. A LCD viewfinder is a tool that is widely used by videographers, but still relatively under utilized by photographers.
It seems one of the trickiest aspects of photography to get your head around is the aperture of your cameras lens, be it a highly expensive pro styled lens or the zoom on your point and shoot (most point and shoots will control aperture for you), the aperture of the lens will control aspects of your photography in the same way.
Planning an aerial photography session may require a bit more than just photography expertise. If anything, the whole logistics of setting the flyovers to get the best shots possible is, for itself, mind blowing. Each picture is directly influenced by the pilot you’re working with, so one of the very first things you may want to consider when planning an aerial shooting is communication — deeply and thoroughly plan and explain it, both before and during the photo shoot.
So, how exactly does an egg teach you about lighting? Well, it’s actually pretty simple. As Joe Edelman outlines in the following video, by standing an egg upright and moving a light in a 360-degree rotation around it and over the the top from front to back, you will be able to see exactly what effect the placement of the light source will give you. Still not making much sense? Take a look at the video and you can see for yourself:
For some photographers, taking still images of ordinary objects just isn’t enough. They are captivated by something smaller, something more colorful, something much more cosmic than what the human eye is capable of seeing on it’s own.
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