Lighting is often a serious point of conversation; soft, hard, broad, short, high and low key etc… it can really go on extensively, so when I saw this photograph by Alexandre Watanabe I just had to get in touch to see how he did it! I mean, its just an egg, right? Yet Alexandre lit it in two very opposing ways, and did each one perfectly. Understanding both lighting setups, one of which the elusive dark field setup will probably add Lighting-skills+12 to my score.
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Eons ago (at least in technological terms) Google were out to change the world with their Google glass wearable tech. One of the most prominent objections to that tech was people being afraid of being spied upon. Google Glass now lies at the bottom of Google’s failed-projects cemetery.
Sony is out to bring this concept to life only taking the glass away. And we know how bringing dead things to life seems like a good idea, but really never is…
The concept that Sony patented puts a full camera inside a contact lens.
As someone who shoots on location a lot I’m often given a choice on what I like to call “popping” or “blending” a subject into a scene, in short this really as as simple as using your main light source to either complement the direction of a natural / embedded light source in a scene (a candle, window, lights etc) or contrasting it completely so that the subject “pops” out and suspends the belief that they are illuminated within the scene naturally.
Here’s what I mean:
We all saw the big announcement a couple of weeks ago about Lytro’s new Cinema camera, but the folks over at No Film School sat down to have a more in-depth discussion with Lytro’s Head of Light Field Video, John Karafin, and got an exclusive look into some of the features and abilities of the Lytro Cinema camera system.
With a 755MP sensor offering 16 stops of dynamic range and framerates of up to 300fps, one could be forgiven for thinking that these were the most impressive points about this camera, but it barely begins to scratch the surface.
Screw-on filters are designed to be a protective cover for the front element of your lens (in addition to any aesthetic alteration they provide). But just because they’re meant to take the brunt of an impact in the event you drop your lens doesn’t mean it’s any less hurtful to watch them shatter to pieces.
No need to worry any more though. Filter manufacturer Heliopan has announced it will start offering the industry’s first drop protection warranty on all of its UV and protection filters.[Read More…]
One of the most challenging aspects of street photography is trying to capture the candidness of a particular scene. Even with a camera as small as a iPhone, holding it up to take a photo can ruin the moment you’re trying to capture.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could somehow capture exactly the scene you want without the subject(s) ever knowing they’re being photographed?
Iridescence is defined as the phenomenon of certain surfaces that appear to change colour as the angle of view or the angle of illumination changes, and that is highlighted especially well in these extreme close up images of these peacock feathers created by Canadian photographer Waldo Nell.
Image stacking shots focused at different distances from a subject is a process I haven’t had much need to use myself, but it’s a technique I’ve always been fascinated by, so DIYP had a chat with Waldo to find out more about him and his process.
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!
Shutter speed is one of the first elements of photography that you learn as a beginner. Learning how to control your camera’s shutter speed to make sure your images are sharp and well exposed is Photography 101.
Learning how to use shutter speed creatively to manipulate the look and feel of an image is something else entirely, and something that I continue to experiment with a lot.