Shooting items on a white background is a commonly used technique for product shots. However, it gets tricky when you need to photograph a white product on white background. In this situation, you can have a problem exposing for one or the other. Photographer David Patino from PDN Video shows you the lighting setup you can use to take professional shots of white products on white background.
We have shared plenty of great ideas for making your own DIY ring light. Now, another cheap and quick solution comes from The Lighting Channel. They have shared a tutorial on making your own ring light using only three items, and it’s all done in a couple of minutes. And it’s not only quick and easy to make, but the components will cost you less than $20.
In the age of digital images, Spanish photographer Jacqueline Roberts goes over 160 years into the past. She uses a 19th-century photographic process to create hauntingly beautiful portraits of children.
Her artwork is made by using wet plate collodion, the process introduced in 1851. So, her photos aren’t only tangible and immortal, but they also stand out from any modern photographic work. The kids in her images stare right into your soul, and each plate she creates is one of a kind.
Jacqueline has shared a few words about her work with us. She also shares some of her amazing photos, and you’ll find it hard to stop looking at them.
The underwater world hides many wonderful creatures in its depths. Australian photographer Jem Cresswell is particularly fascinated with humpback whales, and he documented their beauty in a series of intimate black and white portraits. His series “Giants” took 3 years to complete, and it captures these “gentle giants” in the southern Pacific Ocean around Tonga.
The artistic set of portraits will get you closer to these wonderful creatures. It will help you dive into their world, get to know them, and see how powerful and amazing they are.
Harsh and bright midday sun is definitely not the ideal time of day for portrait shots. However, you can even out the light and avoid the unflattering shadows using only one light. In his latest video, Manny Ortiz shares a quick tutorial how to do it and make stunning portraits even in the bright sunlight.
As a professional photographer or filmmaker, you probably have quite a lot of equipment. But there are some items you may not count as essential part of your gear, yet they could be a lifesaver when you’re on set. Peter McKinnon shows you seven gadgets that may seem stupid, but you will find them super-useful in plenty of situations when you’re on a shoot.
A professional leather harness can cost up to a few hundred dollars. If you want to save some cash and still have a great-looking and safe harness for your gear, there is a DIY method to do it. Duncan Dimanche will guide you through it in his latest video. You will need a couple of items for around $70, and in about half an hour you can make a sleek leather harness on your own.[Read More…]
The food in ads always looks appetizing and makes your mouth water. However, you probably wouldn’t want to take a bite of these dishes. Photographers and videographers use a bunch of weird tricks that make the food look gorgeous – but they also make them inedible.
This video from Top Trending brings you ten tricks photographers use to make the food look good in photos. If you’re not really a great cook, but you still want to make the food photogenic – you can use them at home or in the studio to make stunning images.
Have you already been to India and photographed Taj Mahal and other famous monuments? If you haven’t, from now on you may need a license to do it. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is changing their photography policy, and they will soon require photographers to be licensed if they want to operate commercially in India’s protected monuments.
Unlike the Swiss village that banned photography, this isn’t a PR trick. The reason for this move by ASI is to prevent freelance photographers from “pestering” the visitors who want to take photos.