Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Taking portraits outdoors without the use of expensive speedlights and strobes doesn’t have to be intimidating; even when you’re shooting in the harsh afternoon sun. As Pye from SLRLounge explains in the following video, you can get professional results using only a $30 reflector and a DSLR with a 50mm prime lens.
The following 5 tips represent the top 5 things that have helped me the most to develop as a photographer and I continually refer to these to further my development. I hope they too can help you along your own journey.
In today’s photo tip, let’s talk a bit about color. Color can make or break an image, depending on how it is used. This article will discuss a color concept that is a big time compositional rule – but may be new to you… To get more engaging, better landscape photography – include people wearing “Kodak Yellow!”
Any Lord of The Rings fan can tell you that New Zealand is one of earths visually stunning treasures. The dramatic landscapes and climbing terrain are perfect backdrops to any photograph. When photographer, Trey Ratcliff, decided to make the move to the Queenstown, he took the opportunity to get to know his new home from behind the camera.
If you’re interested in getting into model or portrait photography it’s important to find good subjects to work with for your portfolio. Finding people to shoot with can be difficult especially if your portraiture portfolio is limited or non-existent. This article will cover some strategies and resources for finding models to work with.
Join digital artist, Benjamin Von Wong, as he gives us a behind the scenes look at a Paralympic dressage photoshoot. Von Wong breaks down three different photographs and gives us a rundown on what he was shooting for, how each was lit, and the troubles each scene presented:
In the following video, which combines both timelapse and stop motion photography techniques, Mayeul Akpovi enchants viewers with images from around the area, showing reason behind the cities appropriate moniker, The City of Light
Just as digital cameras are improving, so do the memory cards. They’re partners anyway hence, it’s just fitting that when one advances, the other follows suit.
Natural window light is one of the best forms of soft, flattering light available to photographers. However, it’s not always possible to have access to a window during in a studio shoot. In this video by professional photographer Kevin Kubota, we learn how simple it is to simulate a daylight window by creating a home made light-box and how to shoot creative and engaging portraits with this set up:
Photographer Walter Looss JR and Comedian Andy Samberg were asked by New York Times Magazine to take a look back at several iconic men’s tennis champions, including: Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Conners, Pete Sampas, Andre Agassi, and McEnroe. Together they recreated images of the tennis stars, nailing down personalities and looks until the resemblance was startling. They even captured Agassi’s characteristic puppy dog eyes and Conner’s infamous fist pump.
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