Apr 07, 2011 — 3 comments
A single strobe on the hot shoe of your camera can be surprisingly useful. Some photographers prefer to mount their portable strobe on a bracket, but that practice is being utilized less often these days. In the old days, there was no direct communication between the camera and the strobe.
I guess this is one of those posts where I’m supposed to tout the power of photography, to congratulate myself and all of you for taking part in an art form whose immediacy can sometimes transcend the times and places it records.
When Pelle Cass was first called a “trick photographer,” he balked at the label because it seemed to stretch too far away from his noble intentions to accentuate reality with his single frame timelapse photographs—to capture hundreds of those fleeting, lesser-photographed moments of mundane living and combine them all together into one off-kilter scene.
Dogs fill very quickly their place in our hearts and we enjoy having their pictures framed on our desk or wall! Photos of these lovely creatures put us immediately in a state of joy and pure happiness. But it’s not always easy to capture their adorable personality.
It’s becoming common practice to retouch the imperfections and blemishes that are found on everyone’s faces and skin. However, it’s sometimes easy to get carried away in editing and before you know it, your subject begins to look plastic and barely resembles their actual look.
Many, many photographers have found success this way. Carli Davidson, whose photos inspired this video, found herself photographing her slobbering dog. This led to a viral photo series, which led to this video, which also led to a book.
We all know that using a tripod will give us cleaner, sharper photos. That’s a given. But lugging around a tripod can often be a major challenge–not to mention there will be a lot of times when it is impossible to use one. There just isn’t room.
After a couple of years of producing tutorials, writer, producer, presenter, and photographer Kai Wong has met his fair share of professional photographers, and even a few modern legends. Through all of it, he has picked up on what it is that they all have in common, regardless of what types of subjects they shoot.
Shane Black and two of his good friends wondered the same thing. They all took the risk of leaving behind their jobs for two months this summer to explore the world beyond their day-to-day routines. Together they drove nearly 13,000 miles, stopping many times along the way.
Although sunny days are great for getting out of the house and enjoying the outdoors, they’re not always the best days for shooting as the high contrast can ruin some potentially good shots. However, shooting in the sun can get you some great images if you know how to deal with it.
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