The “Red Scale” effect has actually been with us for quite a while. You see, your average 35mm color negative film has a semi-transparent layer on the back. – designed to keep stray light from getting onto the sensitive emulsion on the front. At some point, a few bright photographers got the idea to load the film “backwards” and actually shoot through this protective layer. The result is close to shooting through a reddish-orange filter. But unlike a filter, the effect is a bit unpredictable and varies in strength depending on the subject and light source.
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that we are a big fans of reflectors. I would say that the 5-in-1 reflector is probably one of the most useful items a photographer can have in their bag. It is cheap and can serve for shade, a backdrop in a pinch and, of course, reflecting light.
The only caveat with the 5-in-1 is that it is usually a rather smallish item. Maybe 43″ in diameter.
A lot has been said about the demise of the point and shoot camera over the last few years. In a world where every Smartphone has a camera (and some are pretty decent cameras), the it seemed like the point and shot will follow the path of the dedicated GPS, alarm clock and address book. All have been assimilated into the smart phone.
And with cellphone packing more and more decent cameras it seemed that the point and shoot market is unlikely to get End-Of-Lifed.
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We know that an iPad is the photographers best friend. It allows you to share your portfolio in a nifty way, to watch the images as soon as your camea spits them and to manage your time (and spend it as well).
So a few days ago we featured a photoshop tutorial that shows how to blend an image onto a black and white portrait.
We got the following REAL projector tutorial courtesy of the awesome folks at Lomography, Instructables and Inventor Derte84. It uses an IKEA lamp rather than a strobe, so you’ll have to adjust exposure. (sadly, the Isbrytare is end-of-lined, but it is still available in used stores and sometimes on eBay).
I’m Antoine Willaeys, I’m a French 25 years old photographer & retoucher from France. I am, at present, creating a series of various images with artists and athletes during and after their workout. I really love these different universes and the stories which we can see there. Every person is different and every image has its strength. I chose to create this series, every time, in the same way : as a composite.
If you’re following this blog for a while, you know that I am a little bit obsessed with using slide projectors while shooting. (either for background or for lighting the model). I’ve am starting to try this technique out myself, though there is still much to refine.
I saw this image on reddit and was sure that it is a projected slide, but photographer Stephen Davies from Swansea, UK shared a tutorial that shows it was done in Photoshop. I was surprised at how easy it was.
I know that the title is a bit counter intuitive, how can you make a time lapse from of an event that only lasts a fraction of a second?
Water drop Photographer Extraordinaire Corrie White managed to take a time-lapse of two colliding drops, by composing 357 photographs. Each shot is taken a fraction of a second later in the collision process. Although the drops don’t match 100%, the result still gives a pretty good idea on how the mushroom pastern is formed.
Of course, is way cheaper than getting a bazillion FPS video camera alternative.