They say an image is worth a thousand words, but the reality is silence can sometimes be more powerful than words ever are, for better or worse.
Photographing certain subject matter is harder than others.
This couldn’t be more true for photographer Soraya Doolbaz, a New York-based photographer who specializes in phalllic fashion photography.
Hoax or not, all signs point to the legitimacy that the Iranian-born photographer started from humble beginnings to turn an unlikely subject matter into a successful business. [Read more…]
One of the best aspects of styled shoots is that it allows a photographer to create imagery that is otherwise impractical to achieve. Lin and Jirsa recently partnered with a group of Southern California Indian wedding vendors to execute a styled Indian wedding to showcase the work of each vendor as well as the hotel resort. See how they used the Profoto B1 to chisel out their subject in an otherwise cluttered and complex scene.
Camera bags are nothing more than backpacks, luggage and messenger bags designed specifically to safely transport your photography gear around in. It’s what’s inside the bag that matters most.
Of course, you’re going to want camera bodies, lenses, speed lights, memory cards, microfiber clothes and more. But there are some items that you wouldn’t traditionally associate with a camera bag that have proven to be extremely useful in my time as a photographer.
Below I’ve compiled a list of some of the most unlikely items I carry around in my backpack that you should consider as well: [Read more…]
Social media can be a great tool to promote yourself as an artist and get your work out there.
However, Facebook is a notorious time-waster and too many people sit tight by their screen after posting something on Instagram or whatever and wait to see how many ‘likes’ and comments they receive.
Two things are certain when it comes to people who run super popular accounts on social media. The first is that they don’t waste time waiting for the social love to come their way, and the second is that they have push notifications turned off on their phones.
How do I know this? Because of this next video, where an Instagram user with 8 million followers turned on his notifications and his iPhone looked like it was having a seizure.
If internet anecdotes are anything to go by, laser pointers are good for nothing more than endlessly teasing your cat. But, as this video shows, it appears that isn’t the case.
If you are a photographer chances are that you like to take photos of your family, friends and significant others. But not everyone likes to have their photos taken. In fact, there are quite a lot of people who specifically don’t like their photo to be taken, and will find creative ways to avoid being photographed. Anyone who has a photo of a hand between the face of the ‘model’ and the camera knows what I am talking about.
Photographer Mikaël Theimer has a girlfriend who does not enjoy being photographed, and she took the avoidance act to a new heights.
While some will see this as a sign to stop shooting, Mikaël created a series of photos showing how hard it can be to take a photo of those who want to avoid it and are alert enough.
It is a battle as old as video itself, and without a doubt one of the most common friction points for wedding and event photographers – the battle between photographers and videographers.
When two people are out to get the same shot from the same spot, there can be only one loser – the client.
Here’s a humorous parody about this age-old conflict, with plenty of advice professionals share but aren’t likely to admit. [Read more…]
Alright 2016, let’s chat for a sec…
Last year I wrote about my 10 Best New Year’s Resolutions for Photographers and I’m happy to say I followed most of them. I even printed my photos, which means there are photos of my husband and new daughter in my house right now as I write this. Fellow photographers I know you know what a big deal this is, so just allow me a moment to bask in the glory of all your collective high fives.
In his latest episode, he reviews a 136 year old large format camera lens—one of the first to ever have an internal aperture mechanism. [Read more…]