Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Running a photography business into the ground is pretty easy to do with all the expensive equipment, travel, and studio space that many new photographers think they need to be successful. The truth is, there’s a lot more to being successful in the photography industry than having pricey gear or even taking top notch images.
Shooting on a dark grey background, photographer Manni used a large, silver lined umbrella as the sole light source. After taking some test shots and moving the umbrella and model around, the right lighting was achieved. In this case, that meant putting the model relatively close to the background and moving the umbrella almost directly in front of the model.
How many times have you photographed something on a white or black backdrop only to find the intended background has somehow ended up in the grey zone? When posted on a website or pure background, the supposed pure white now appears greyish blue, tinted, murky. The black now an ugly brownish grey.
Photographers use aperture for a multitude of things from getting the proper exposure to creating a specific depth of field. Understanding how it works is essential to being able to use aperture to your advantage and taking the photographs you envision in your mind.
Photographer Erik Almas has put his finger on a very important aspect of a photographer’s marketing mix: the printed portfolio. Somehow, with the deluge of social media, websites, email, and other forms of instant communication, the printed portfolio has taken a back seat in the last decade or so.
As you think about becoming a professional photographer, it is easy to get caught up in taking photos. While this is important, it is also essential to have a checklist of what every professional needs.
With so many advancements in camera technology, there are more and more options and possibilities for the macro photographer. From expensive lenses to fancy equipment to help maximize depth of field, macro photography is made easier every day. That being said, it is still an art form. One that requires a creative eye, a willingness to experiment, dedication, and practice, especially if you can’t afford the fancy equipment.
Take standout portrait photos when you learn how to harness light both indoors and out with on-camera speedlights. See here for a chance to take the online Craftsy class Portraits with an On-Camera Speedlight by award-winning photographer Neil van Niekerk at no cost. And, enjoy six tips that will set you on your way to success.
It’s been said that a good photographer can take a creative picture in any setting. Aside from thinking like an artist, the trick is to find the right angle and to frame carefully.
A lot of effort goes into the making of each miniature foodscape. After extensive planning, the team gets down to business, building the project on a Styrofoam base. The larger elements are mapped out with thin line paper and tape. Slowly, the team builds up the scene, piece by piece, vegetable by vegetable.
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