Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Image sharpening is a big deal for many of us photographers. Thanks to amazing products such as Photoshop, a perfectly sharp image is just a few mouse-clicks away.
Gregory Heisler is well known for his work as a presidential photographer, more notably being taking a controversial portrait of George Bush which caused Heisler’s privileges as a White House photographer to be revoked.
If you’re just getting started with Photoshop, all the tools and options probably seem a little a overwhelming. The EDITING SOFTWARE is pretty expansive and can take a long time to master.
We all know that photography is about capturing light. We all know that the basic setup for a portrait requires three lights. Now for the ugly part: buying good quality studio PORTRAIT LIGHTS is expensive! Enter photography reflectors.
For this session, Hoey used a Westcott 5-in-1 40″ collapsible reflector. These 5-in-1 models are handy because of their versatility and ability to fold up to a compact size. They are also light enough that your subject can hold them during a headshot session, though Hoey doesn’t recommend it since he says that can distort the subject’s shoulders.
If you ask photographer Corey Rich, he’ll tell you he was a rock climber first and a photographer second. It is only natural that Rich would want to document his experiences as a rock climber, and his ability to combine his passion for the sport with photographer has paid off tenfold.
Photography can be an expensive enterprise, especially when going for the perfect portrait shot. Most professional photographers (and many amateurs) use complex and expensive lighting setups for portraiture, yet it’s totally possible to capture great portraits using less equipment.
If you’re a portrait or PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHER who uses seamless white backdrops for your subjects, you might have noticed that after a few hours of shooting, your nice CLEAN backdrop has morphed into something with smudges, footprints, and other detritus, creating a post-processing headache.
Brian Smith has made quite the name for himself as an iconic celebrity photographer over the past 30 years. He has not only worked with some of the most famous people in the world but has won numerous prestigious awards, including a Pulitzer, written a best-selling book, and exhibited his work at the Library of Congress.
Using this technique, you can accentuate the natural light; your shots will look much less like your average studio portraits.
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