Apr 07, 2011 — 7 comments
As more and more people are becoming aware of the dramatic changes that can be made to portraits using tools like Photoshop, the term Photoshopped is being heard more frequently. Many people are starting to speak out against the unrealistic way in which models are transformed for editorial, fashion, and commercial photographs.
Being aware of their surroundings, the photographer will use a shorter time to make important decisions, such as how to use the natural light, or which foreground and background to use. This is necessary, mostly when composing an image involves the subject itself at the very end.
We are very excited to announce that PictureSocial, the photography network, has just reached the milestone of 1 million photos! It has become one of the largest photography social networks on the internet and still remains completely free of charge. Version 3.0 is coming soon with lots of improvements.
Celebrating New Year’s Eve at Times Square in New York City is on many a bucket list. It is one of the largest celebrations of its type–an estimated 1,000,000 people attend the event in person with another 1,000,000,000 (yes, that’s right, one billion) people tuning in worldwide via TV and Internet.
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.
Some of the sage advice Heisler shares in the video reflects his feelings on lighting. Heisler suggests that when shooting portraits, to make it look at natural as possible. As a fan of window light, he tries to make his photos appear as though he just happened to be there with great light, such as in the portrait of Bruce Springsteen (above).
Over and under exposure tends to be the result of the meter taking readings from the wrong things. If you set your camera to spot metering, you can tell your camera to take readings from whatever you want.
Call him a daredevil, call him a criminal: a 16-year-old boy just broke into One World Trade Center, a skyscraper touted by some as “the number-one target for terrorism in the entire planet,” just to snap a few quick pictures and climb back down. He was promptly arrested. Go figure.
Swiss photographer Romina Amato shares some of her insight on being a successful news photographer in a short video interview she had with the energy drink titan, Red Bull. Amato, who has done extensive work for Red Bull, Rueters, and various Swiss newspapers, primarily covers newsworthy sporting events.
Erik Almås has traveled the world, toting his camera and gear to some incredibly remote areas. After finishing an assignment in Namibia, Almås decided to stick around an extra week to go on a personal photo adventure. The self portraits he took during that time were OK but did little to satisfy his high action style.
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