Shooting an evenly lit portrait in backlight is a bit of a challenge. Photographer Daniel Ceapă has created a wonderful, balanced portrait in conditions like this using a two lights setup. He has shared his image and some BTS shots with DIYP, along with a detailed explanation how he took the photo. So, all of you searching for knowledge and inspiration in OCF portrait shooting, this will certainly be a valuable resource.
You’ve probably already noticed that we at DIYPhotography love toy photography, Star Wars and LEGO. A young photographer Lampert Benedek brings them all together! He spent two months creating this photo series, featuring LEGO toys in all kinds of situations and with lots of action. And the best of all, he (almost) entirely used practical effects to pull it all off.
As the number of photos we take grows, the more space we need for storage. Apple has launched HEIF and HEVC, formats that could save you up to 50% of storage for photos and videos. They’ve launched it for the camera in iOS 11, and it’s supposed to replace JPEG and allow you to shoot twice as much photos without compromising the image quality.
Nowadays, we’re able to share photos in a matter of seconds, and we often take it for granted. But did you know what it was like 20 years ago? This is when Philippe Kahn took the first cellphone photo ever and shared it with others online.
It’s interesting that the birth of a camera phone came with the birth of Kahn’s daughter Sophie. He photographed her first moments and shared the image with 2000 people, and Conscious Minds share the story behind his game-changing project. Unlike Wi-Fi connection and a couple of taps we need today, it was way more complicated back in 1997.
If you’re looking for a neat and simple way for storing light stands, tripods and booms, guys from The Film Look have come up with a simple solution and they share it in their latest video. All it takes are some screws, hooks and two pieces of bungee cord, and you’re all set.
The stands and tripods usually end up crammed in a corner of the room or behind the door. This makes it difficult to reach the right one, especially if you’re trying not to tip over all the others. The storage hack from this video helps you organize the stands better, make them easily accessible, and also use up the otherwise unused space. And you’ll have to agree, it’s always good to use the extra space to the max.
If you’re looking for the best vlogging setup, the options are many. It may not be easy to bring together the ease of operation, image and sound quality, versatility and the price. But Caleb Pike from DSLR Video Shooter proposes a solution that you could embrace. The entire setup costs around $600 (more or less, depending on the retailer). It’s lightweight, useful at various conditions, and allows you to shoot from the table or from hand, with good sound quality both indoors and outdoors.
It seems to be a trend that successful directors act unpleasant when communicating with others. Director Max Joseph has noticed the trend, and he’s filmed a funny and clever documentary, exploring whether a behavior like this is really necessary to get you to the top. He focuses on film directors, but it’s applicable to the leaders of all kinds, whether they are in charge of the movie, the photoshoot, or any other project.
So, do you really need to be a di*k to be a successful director? Or you can achieve by being a kind person who listens to everyone’s needs? Let’s see what Max has discovered talking to the pros in this field. Oh, and keep your headphones on since there’s some strong language.
If you are a beginner photographer, everything may seem overwhelming, as there’s a lot to learn at once. But there are still some things tutorials or course books won’t teach you, and photographer Toma Bonciu has created a list of seven lessons like this.
These are the things you need to know before you start the wonderful journey of photography. They aren’t the tips about gear, composition and the like. They are useful and essential advice to prepare you for the process of learning and growing as a photographer.
Are your photos technically flawless and aesthetically pleasing? It’s great if they are, but there’s one more thing to make them much better and raise them on a whole new level: storytelling. In this video, Daniel and Rachel from Mango Street will guide you through the steps you need to take to implement successful storytelling in your photography.
When you want to tell a story, there are basically two ways to do it. One is to capture moments around you as they happen. This is usually the way to go at all sorts of events, and this couple usually does it when they photograph weddings.
Another way is to tell a story of your own. Think of a concept and execute it in a photo, or a series of photos. This is precisely what this video talks about, and gives you useful guidelines how to turn your images into visual stories.
We all have the voice of the inner critic within us. Sometimes it whispers, sometimes it shouts, but it always affects our work.
The crew from Canon Australia’s The Lab has created an experiment to see how photographers cope with the voice that constantly criticizes them. It shows what it’s like to work under this kind of pressure, and it can help you deal with the times when your own inner critic becomes too loud.