Before you read any further, please note that this post is a repost from DIY Photography. I am NOT the author of this post - I am simply sharing valuable information that I personally have found useful and would like to share it with my fellow photographers and in doing so, hopefully boost the exposure of this article. I love this kind of creative photography. I hope you will all find this article as interesting as I did.
Our How I Took It Contest got an impressive number of steel wool light painting tutorials. I wanted to share this one from Mike Mikkelson as it introduces two new elements...
Before you read any further, please note that this post is a repost from DIY Photography. I am NOT the author of this post - I am simply sharing valuable information that I personally have found useful and would like to share it with my fellow photographers and in doing so, hopefully boost the exposure of this article.
I love this kind of create photography. I hope you will all find this article as interesting as I did.
Light painting is a fascinating technique that’s evolved over the last few years from the humble flashlight into an elaborate array of tools, gadgets, gizmos, and even...
Before you read any further, please note that this post is a repost from Model Mayhem. I am NOT the author of this post - I am simply sharing valuable information that I personally have found useful and would like to share it with my fellow photographers and in doing so, hopefully boost the exposure of this article.
Part II will attempt to cover some of the unique problems encountered when using window light, as well as explaining some techniques for artistic expression.
Two difficulties are presented by window lighting:
uneven light levels
color temperature shift
With great power comes great responsibility, and with an image catalog comes well, lesser responsibility, but a responsibility nonetheless. And we’ve all done it, selective color, over saturation, vignette hell.
Sometimes it take a while for our brain to realize that when a photo needs a change, it doe snot need a massive change, just the right amount of change.
And this is what youtube channel ibreakphotos is set to show. That you don’t need to push those dials all the way to the end. Sometimes Usually a subtle, yet well thought budge is enough to bring the photo to a good place.
Every photographer has gotten the question after a successful shoot: “The photos look great, but can I get the rest of them just in case I need them later? You don’t need to edit them or anything.”
If you’re here for the short answer, the answer is no, but it’s important to me for people to understand why. Throughout this post, you will see side by side photos comparing a completely unedited photo, next to the final edited shot. Using advanced psychology trickery, by the end of the article, you will realize that you don’t even want my unedited photos.
I don’t say no to this...
Nine times out of ten, I would rather shoot with natural light. But no matter how prepared I am or how keen I am on picking out the perfect moment, the reality is natural light sometimes needs a little assistance to capture the vision I have in my mind. It’s at times like these when I do my best to combine the best of both worlds: natural light and flash.
To show off how best to bring together these two beasts photographer Adam Angelides has created a helpful tutorial.
Throughout the five minute video, Angelides walks through his reasoning and thought process for blending natural light...
Simplify. Back to basics. Classic. Timeless.
You see, the biggest criticism I find myself offering to students and friends of mine is to simply an image. Most importantly, the background. People seem to enter this state of mind where they lock a camera lens down to 1.2 or 1.4 etc and shoot the model or subject anywhere and everywhere as long as the light looks great on them.
“Once the background is blurry it’s all gravy!”, well, I disagree, and I disagree strongly.
Here is something I picked up from Roberto Valenzuela: The background of an image is easily just as important as the framing,...
Not knowing how to pose a model is one challenge beginners can struggle with. It’s an important step to master, though. You need to know how to pose your model if you want to create perfect portraits.
Below are some tips to help you get the right poses for each portrait you take. Remember that reading alone won’t immediately improve your skills. Practice makes perfect! These tips will only be useful if you actually practice them by taking plenty of portraits.
Steven Ritzer – Jamy <3
1. Help your model feel relaxed.
There’s a fine line between flattering and unflattering (or unnatural)...
If Shakespeare were a photographer today, he’d have lost so many jobs to his “To tone or not to tone” predicament that in comparison you’d probably be able to catch more snowflakes in your mouth during a 20 second freak blizzard than he would have landed paid work.
Today I’m here with a video for you on that age old subject of “Colour Toning” and with a method I think most of you may find not only easy, but incredibly powerful. No, it doesn’t use curves, or levels, though it does include a lot of awesome.
Let’s crack on!
When it comes to toning, it can mean the difference...
I’m fortunate enough to have been a pro shooter for many years now. I shoot a wide variety of subjects, but they all tend to fall into the categories of commercial portraits and fashion work. I’m always photographing people—no still lifes, product shots, or architecture. To say that I always photograph people as a portrait and fashion photographer may seem like an obvious statement, but it has a crucial impact for me and the lenses in which I choose to invest.
In addition to being a professional editorial and fashion photographer, I’m also heavily involved in training emerging photographers...