Apr 07, 2011 — 0 comments
Stephen Alvarez loves to tell stories. “The storytelling always drives what I do, but the technology enables storytelling that we just couldn’t do before,” he shares. See how his images speak to you in the video below:
Many amateur photographers dream of turning their hobby into a thriving business. It’s almost a natural progression. Some may even call it a noble pursuit. Who doesn’t want to get paid to do what they love doing? If you happen to be one of those amateur’s it’s important you fully comprehend all that goes into running a photography business. Being a professional means you have to be good at taking photographs and be a very keen businessmen.
There has been a recent resurgence in the popularity of photobooths in the past few years and now they are starting to pop in all kinds of places from bars and nightclubs to private birthday parties. There is a rental market for the machines, but if a rental isn’t exactly in your budget you can always make your own. In the video below, you can learn how to do just that.
Photographer Tim Kemple doesn’t take vacations — he takes epic photography trips. During a recent visit to Mexico, he photographed some friends doing extreme whitewater kayaking, going to such lengths as dangling precariously from a zipline to capture a unique perspective.
A one light setup is simple yet effective, and apparently, easy to do as JP Morgan from the Slanted Lens explains it. He starts off by saying that “everything in the world is a ball, a cube or a cylinder”. A key light is used to highlight across the face, leaving a shadow line which drops into a deeper shadow. The core is the area that transitions from fill shadow to highlight.
Art direction and set design play a major role in many photoshoots, which is why when selecting a location for an interrogation themed shoot, photographer Chris Razoyk set up studio in the machinery room in the basement of a swimming complex complete with exposed pipes and cement steps, all which help set the scene. Scouting locations, however, is just part of the work as Razoyk explains in the short clip below:
Becoming a photographer is lot more than acquiring expensive cameras and an extensive lighting collection. To truly be a photographer, one must have creativity and a passion to create unique art. Unfortunately, capturing the portrait we have developed in our mind can sometimes be a challenge since we must somewhat rely on the subjects to convey our ideas.
Ever flip through a fitness magazine and wonder how they get those perfect poses of athletes running and working out? Well in this short video, photographer Yannick Wolff takes you behind the scenes as he shoots fitness model Sebastian Scheppler. Watch and take careful note of his techniques and lighting set-ups:
Perspective can make a big difference when photographing any subject, but you especially want to be observant when photographing models. Shooting at different angles can drastically affect the way your subject looks and the impact made by the photo. In this short video, photographer Jay P. Morgan shows how changing camera angles can affect the look and shape of a person’s body:
Using images taken from the International Space Station (ISS), Bruce W. Berry Jr has crafted together four minutes of timelapse photography sequences that takes us on a cinematic journey through space. These types of video are made using only still images and can take extraordinary lengths of time to complete since each photograph has to be edited individually.
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