Being a student and Teacher’s Assistant of the late photography legend Roy DeCarava, composition and taking photos from the heart were the most important things I’ve learned as a photographer. Being an illustrator, I had always wanted to branch out back to my street art roots like my photography.
So, I’ve had this idea bouncing around in my head for a bit, and figured it might help me to get off my ass and actually try it out if I described my thought process.
I’ve been wanting to get some ND filters to experiment with daytime long exposures for a while now. The problem is that I’m lazy. So when I say “for a while now”, I really mean that it’s been like 3 years.
I had previously written about using median stacks to remove noise from an image, as an easy way to remove non-static objects from a scene, and to create interesting artwork. It’s those last two things that got me thinking…[Read More…]
The next hype after good timelapses seems to be Hyperlapses. A hyper lapse is a similar concept to a timelapse, with the main difference being that the camera movements are significantly greater, and can span dozens of meters. This would be really expensive (and I mean REALLY) to do with dedicated rails and sliders.
Is your calendar looking a little empty? Pull up a chair. It’s time you and I had a chat about the facts of life. No, not those facts of life. I’m talking about a stark reality that every professional photographer has to deal with from time to time– The Phone That Won’t Ring. If you’ve ever picked up your phone for no reason other than to check for a dial tone, you know what I’m talking about. Hitting the refresh button on your email a little (or a lot) more often? Ever called a friend on your cell phone, not because you really wanted to talk to them, but because you wanted to make sure your phone was working? I don’t care how good a photographer you are or how impressive your client list is– the simple, basic, unvarnished truth is that into every professional’s life some down time will fall. It’s not fun. It can be downright depressing. It can also lead to some pretty bad habits– the kind that can be extremely hard to break after things pick up again.
You may not have caused the slump, but you can certainly take an active role in making it as short as possible. Sitting on your ass isn’t going to fix anything, so what do you do? Here are a few suggestions (in no particular order).
With love, dedication and patience, Andrey captures wonderful stories from his models everyday life.
We loved his work so much that we wanted to know more:[Read More…]
If you made the switch from stills to video and are now using your DSLR as a video camera, you probably already know that aside the change in the way you capture visuals, you now also have to deal with audio.
Audio, as photography, is complete world on its own and it demands the same level of training and expertise. Starting with what gear to buy – microphones, recorders, cables (yes! more gear! yes!) through what gear to use for each scenario. Sounds familiar?
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
When you direct or plan a photograph it seems that you control each and every aspect of that photo.
In street photography you try and capture a decisive moment, which is completely out of your control. In a stage shoot, however, you can try and create a reality from scratch. The more you put into planning and preparations, the more you can get closer to that perfect image you conceived in your head.
I have given this a lot of thought when I started working on our last photograph in the song series. The ambitious idea was to shoot a staged photograph with multiple models tens of meters into the sea while everyone is standing on rocks. It quickly became obvious that there are many technical challenges to such photoshoot and I will talk about a few of them in this post.[Read More…]
You tuber and bird lover Srachi, strapped a GoPro camera to an eagle and set it loose. The incredible footage shows show magnificent the world looks like from an eagle point of view.
The bird glides over Chamonix, Mer De Glace area in France covering quite a bit of ground before the movie ends.[Read More…]
With the increasing popularity and availability of waterproof point and shoot cameras, waterproof action cameras (like GoPro) and even waterproof camera phones (like the Sony Xperia), we’re seeing more and more underwater photography.
Concurrently, the style of underwater photography that we’re seeing is evolving from the more traditional scuba diving sea-life photos, to more everyday fun-in-the-water lifestyle shots.
But, taking really good underwater photos is a little trickier than it may seem – so I thought I’d share some of my top underwater photography tips.