In both filmmaking and photography, there seem to be two sides: those who believe these skills should be learned at school, and those who prefer online resources and self-teaching. Regarding this topic, Richard William Scott and Robert Carr from The Film Look created a video for all those questioning whether they should go to a film school or not, giving some useful guidelines and resources for both these groups.
Christmas is a holiday that brings people joy and happiness and puts them in festive mood. Most of us spend time at home with our families, sharing love and joyful moments. And it’s probably kids who enjoy this holiday the most, because there are presents waiting for them under the tree.
Unfortunately, not all children are able to spend Christmas at home with their families. Many of them are spending holidays in hospital bed, scared and uncertain what will happen tomorrow. For them and their families, every day is a struggle, and Christmas is no exception. But a kind-hearted Australian photographer decided to make this holiday season special for the young ones who spend it in hospital.
We can argue whether it’s easier or harder for the young cinematographers today to display their work to the wide audience. No matter which point of view each of us takes, we can agree over one thing – it’s definitely very different today than it was 20 or 30 years ago. In a video by Cooke OpticsTV, some of the world’s most renowned cinematographers discuss the advantages and disadvantages of being a young cinematographer today.
It’s hard to imagine someone who doesn’t use at least one social network. If you have your own business, it’s even more difficult to imagine such scenario. In the modern era, most of us use social networks to promote our work. For photographers, this means uploading your photos on several social networks, and each has its specific image sizes and formats. If you want to represent your images the right way, you should know what the best formats are – and the help comes in the form of a comprehensive cheat sheet.
The legend of Atlantis has caused a lot of philosophic discussions and inspired many writers and artists for their works. While many people still argue whether it existed or not, Norway has its own Atlantis, and it is very much real. A Norwegian photographer and videographer Lars Korvald took a mask, fins and an underwater camera, and created photos and video of this magnificent place.
Reflector is most likely the second or the third thing most of us buy after the camera. If you are a portrait photographer, you probably use it a lot. But are you using it properly? In this video, Joe Edelman teaches you how to use the reflector properly and create flattering light for your subject when shooting outdoors. And the way to do it is actually very simple.
When you are out shooting, you can sometimes end up with plenty of photos that vary significantly in exposure. Adobe Lightroom published a short video tutorial on their YouTube channel to help photographers match exposure on multiple photos. The tutorial lasts as short as 60 seconds, yet it gives you a useful tip that will help you save a lot of time when editing photos.
Selfie sticks have been around for a while, and (unfortunately) it seems they are here to stay. They serve as a tool to help you take a photo of yourself with (or without) your friends and get everyone in the frame. But, is it that easy to take a high-quality, artistic selfie with a selfie-stick? This “professional selfie-stick photographer” hit the streets of New York City and offered people to help them take professional photos with a selfie-stick.
It’s always interesting to see how photographers observe the work of other people from the industry. Digital Photography Review created a short video where they asked several well-known photographers who they would want to take their portrait. Some of the interviewed photographers include Brian Smith, Peter Hurley, Gerd Ludwig and Ron Haviv, to name a few. The answers they give are interesting and versatile. Some are funny, some serious, but they all show respect and admiration for the work of others.