The top commercial photographers are amongst the highest paid in the business. In this video we follow photographer Dave Hill as he assembles a cast of many and a veritable battery of lights, wireless slaves, tripods, computers, and cameras to produce a photo advertisement for the Ford Fusion: The first thing that strikes you is […]
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As fundamental as it is to our photography, light remains a mystery to many of us. We know good light, we know bad light, and we know how this affects our images, but do we truly understand light? This video by Karl Taylor breaks light into four defined types: transmitted, reflected, soft light, and hard […]
Sometimes, the simplest of setups can be the most effective. In this video from photographer Gary Fong, we see how to use two simple off-camera flashguns, a snoot, some color gels, and a plain wall to create a dynamic and interesting look for a photo shoot: To set up his simple studio Gary does the […]
Take the Big Apple, one of the world’s most exciting cities, add one dedicated photographer by the name of Cameron Michael and introduce a hefty, 120 pounds of equipment. The result is this stunning time-lapse movie of one of the world’s most iconic and recognizable locations. Shooting night, day and all hours between, Michael’s film, not only deals with the well known, well travelled parts of New York but also delves a little into the life of the city and it’s inhabitants, revealing everything from a mass fitness class in a park to the hustle and bustle.
Switch on the TV news these days and almost certainly one of the items will be about China. The rapid economic growth of this ancient country both inspires and captivates us, yet to most it remains a mysterious and mythical place. This stunning timelapse video by Ryan Edond chronicles, his personal feelings of the place and takes us on a journey from Hong Kong to Beijing with a number of stops in-between.
Natural window light is one of the best forms of soft, flattering light available to photographers. However, it’s not always possible to have access to a window during in a studio shoot. In this video by professional photographer Kevin Kubota, we learn how simple it is to simulate a daylight window by creating a home made light-box and how to shoot creative & engaging portraits with this setup.
Photoshop has been and is, the first choice editing program for most professional photographers. In this video by Tim Grey you can learn a number of techniques for cleaning and correcting images. A brief word of warning, the video is approximately two hours long. The tutorial covers a number of different areas on the subject including: strategies for cleaning images, using the spot healing brush, controlled cleaning with the healing brush, patching image areas, two stage image cleaning using the clone tool, correcting color contamination and casts, and reducing image noise.
Sports photography and advertising photography are arguable two of the most exciting areas of the business. Commercial photographer Monte Isom managed to combine both when he was commissioned to shoot ice hockey players, in action for an advertising campaign by Molson beer. The lighting set up, despite the complexity of the shoot was kept fairly simple and consisted of one beauty dish and two or three narrow beam reflectors, dialed down low to prevent the ice from blowing out.
There is often a lot of debate as to whether photography is or is not art. So what happens when you have a photographer, who is also an artist with a background in painting and illustration? We find out in this video where Jeremy Cowart explains how he created a beautiful and ethereal image of musician Imogen Heap. The end result leans more towards painting than photography yet is derived from several photographic images.
Inspired by taking a long exposure night sky shot at a star gazing party in 2009, photographer Alex Cherney set himself a project. To combine two of his photographic passions namely ocean and night sky into one stunning time lapse sequence. Alex is a hobbyist astronomer whose first foray into the heavens began in 2007. From there he bought ever-larger telescopes and joined a local astronomy club. It was here, at the 2009 star gazing party, that he borrowed a tripod and first pointed his DSLR towards the heavens realizing the full potential of digital photography in the field of astronomy.