Tilted plane cameras can control perspective in the same way (more or less) that a tilt-shift lens can do.(well, it’s actually just the tilt part, the shift is something else). Tilt-sift is pretty common for dSLRs, either for professional use (like architectural photography), or as a fun add on, like the Lensbaby Spark. Amazingly, it works for pinhole cameras too. And we are going to show you how.[Read More…]
As photographers we try to market ourselves really hard with one of the growing venues is online marketing. We use Facebook, Twitter, blogs, Instagram and a bunch of other social media hocus focus with the hope that our services, product or message will reach the audience that we seek.
But do we really understand how online marketing works? Adobe TV jsut put out a funny short which tries to distinguish the buzz from the fact. Hint, there doesn’t see to be a lot of the latter.
Why does the picture of the Moon above have those funky colours? You can’t see them with your eyes, or through the telescope like that, right?
Actually the colours are real – they’ve just been artificially boosted; amplified during processing. The colours themselves represent the various types of iron and mineral deposits on the Moon. The blue hues reveal titanium rich areas while orange and purple colors show regions relatively poor in titanium and iron.
In this article, I’m going to show you how to process your lunar images to bring out those colours. I’ll talk a little about the equipment and capture, but most of the article will focus on the image processing.
Kevin Good and the team at Weapons Of Mass Production put out an awesome primer on combining strobes and continuous lighting.
Are you going to PhotoPlusExpo in NYC today? Lucky you! Trade shows are great and you are going to have lotsa fun! (and probably take on a second mortgage).
I really wanted to come this year, but last minute events kept me here. I would not let lady luck deprive me of all the fun, though.
So I team up with the fine folks at MPEX and we’ll be giving away some awesome DIYP goodies each day. Namely, there are a few DIY Ring Flashes, Bokeh Masters Kits, Camera Cookie Cutters and Double Flash Brackets to be won. Hit the jump for details.[Read More…]
We have just over a month and a week left for our “how I took contest” and I wanted to share one of the great submissions by Evil Flip about creating a built in variable ND filter. It’s a bit risky as you’ll be hacking near your sensor, but the results are surprisingly good.
I took this picture by using a long exposure and since I wanted to shoot outside I needed an ND filter. I’m more of a video guy and when shooting video with a DSLR you really need an ND filter if you want control over your aperture. Since you’re stuck with a shutter speed of 1/50, shooting outdoors can force you to close your aperture and this doesn’t really give you that nice blurry filmic background. This is why professional video cameras sometimes have an ND-filer build in. And so I figured I’d try to do the same.[Read More…]
One of the nice things about film is that you can bend it. Really when was the last time you say a sensor flex? The fact that film bends allows for some crazy stuff like film in a can cameras.
But Can Cameras are single-use and cumbersome s the film has to be loaded and removed in darkness and they need to load before each photo.
What if there was a way to make a can camera that takes regular film? And winds between shots? And takes 120 film for superb photo quality?
Enter the Hyperscope by Matt Abelson – a film camera machined from a bulk of Aluminum. And you know you want one!
Photographer Benjamin Von Wong recently shot a hair dressing competition. Unlike the usual portable beauty setup which is comprised of a softbox or octabox and a few cards to bounce lights into the models face.
Ben took an interesting approach and used a set of homemade florescent fixtures from office depot. Interestingly he placed them all vertically to create some interesting catch lights (yes, florescent tubes make interesting catch lights) . The light produces was good enough for shooting at F5.6 over 1/125 @ISO 400 quite shallow. Hit the jump for the BTS video. and click the bottom link for full info and lighting diagrams.
Here is a resolution I hope each one of you will get to employ one day. Freddie Wong and Brandon Lasstsch were asked to shoot a car chase for Need for Speed: Most Wanted. Alas, they did not have the money, cars or closed roads to shot it in.
The ingenious idea was to scale it down and use RC cars to shot the entire thing. RC cars meant no real danger, no need to close down a district, really fast shot reset and having a way smaller production in general. It can still be Epic though. Heck, they even had a police heli for the car to jump over! Hit the jump for the BTS
A few weeks ago Corrie White shared a tutorial on creating a spactacular bokeh for a water splash photograph. When I saw it, I immediately thought “hmm….. this may play nice with the Bokeh Masters Kit“. So I asked Corrie if she wanted to experiment and play. She said yes. Yay!
A few weeks later Corrie sent me this wonderful photograph of a Bokehlicious background with a spectacular splash.
This is how Corrie explains it:[Read More…]