Photographer Drew Gardner recreates portraits of some of the most famous historic figures, but not with just anyone. He photographs their direct descendants and recreates the iconic portraits to the finest details. One of the latest recreations he made was done with Shannon LaNier, a news anchor, an author, and the sixth great-grandson of Thomas Jefferson.
Sharpness is one of the things most of us want to get right when taking photos. But alas, there are so many things that can mess up our plans. In this video from Adorama, Gavin Hoey will share seven great tips that will help you overcome the obstacles and get tack sharp portraits every time.
When taking photos, it’s good to know what you should so, but it’s equally important to know what to avoid. In this video, Karl Taylor discusses eight things that we should avoid in portrait photography, yet we do them so often. Luckily, they’re easy to fix, so check out the video and make sure to have them in mind at your next shoot.
There are many tips, tricks, and techniques to get green screen shots right. However, it still sometimes looks terrible, even in big-budget movies and TV shows. What’s the problem? Why is it that we can sometimes clearly tell when something was shot in front of a green screen? In this video, Tom Scott addresses these problems in an informative, yet highly amusing way. So, if you just can’t seem to get your green screen shots right – maybe you’re making one of these mistakes.
On Saturday 27 June, a man opened fire in during protests in Jefferson Square Park in Louisville killing one man. The victim was now identified as Tyler Gerth, who was a 27-year-old photographer covering the protests.
Due to the pandemic, all concerts, plays, and other events have moved online. But Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona streamed quite an unusual concert last week. On 22 June, UceLi Quartet played a concert for a hall full of plants. Yes, you read that well. 2,292 of plants filled the seats and quietly listened to the performance, and we bring you some fantastic photos that captured this extraordinary event.
Wildlife spy cameras are getting so realistic that animals are even befriending them. PBS already showed us some of the awesome spy cameras they developed, but I think they’ve taken things to a whole new level with this robotic turtle. It doesn’t only swim the sea and crawl the sand while recording with a camera in its eye – it even lays tiny camera eggs!
I always say that we all make mistakes and that it gives us an opportunity to learn as long as we’re willing to fix them. But some mistakes are more common than the others. Matt Esteron of Aputure takes three most common mistakes in video lighting, and he discusses them in this short, but highly informative video. He offers a few quick fixes for each of them, so if you make them too, this video will help you not to do it anymore.
Playing cards are a fantastic companion on a vacation, and so is your camera, of course. Avid traveler and photographer Eric Bohring brought these two concepts together and created a set of playing cards perfect for photographers. Other than passing time, you can also learn from these cards as they double as photography cheat sheets.