What we never did before is to convert some headlight to macro tilt-shift lens. Till we got a mail from David Koch, that is. A mail with a precise prescription.
You must be kidding me. It would take at least a 10 seconds exposure. Even at f/16 the sun is too strong to do long exposures. Can anyone pull that off? As a good friend of mine said, YES.WE.CAN! [Read More…]
Wouldn’t be nice if you could setup a small studio on every table? Around every plate?
The next invention by martin is kinda like the diffusion panel that we featured way, way back on the early days of DIYP, only it is way more portable, and has a build in flash mount.
It’s all Martin after the jump.
I love this blog, so I am happy that they have an eBook out. I got a copy (well, an eCopy) I have read it and I love it.
To be completely transparent on this, I got my review copy for free.
Review and giveaways after the jump.
In the spirit of Thanks giving I’ like to thanks DIYP readers for being such a great community, willing to share your experience, tip and tricks, to comment on others work and enhance any tutorial that comes on the blog.
Actually, this two-ways thanks is also an opportunity. Over the next week, some of the site’s friends and sponsors will be giving always some great goodies.
First giveaway is from Wix, who help photographers make delicious flash sites, galleries and portfolios. The basic, yet powerful, package from Wix is free (I just love those guys), so you can experience any time you want.
For us the guys at Wix threw in two yearly premium accounts valued at 178.8$. (Of course if you punch in DIYP coupon you’ll get it for less).
To enter the raffle, retweet this post: "RT Win a Premium Flash Site @diyphotography: http://bit.ly/8PVfPV".
The ruffle will end on Saturday eve, at which Time I will update this post with the winners. So check out this post in three days.
Also stay tuned for a major announcement next week and a ton of more goodies and giveaways.
Maybe this is why my taste buds had me coming to this picture again and again.
Then again, it might be the technical details of the shot that drew my attention. Getting a nice splash is hard enough but getting strawberry on spoon splash is nearly impossible. Read on for some musings, thoughts and tips.
One of the things that came strong in the comments was the need to bind those tools to the actual process of taking the image. Well, now I am going to do just this.
So let’s talk about the hottest and most natural object to paint with light, the orb. Also known as a sphere. The good news is that orbs can be made with light quite easily.
Well, first, my wife was not at home, LOL… and second, with the remote trigger in one hand, and an extinguisher in the other… just in case!! ;O))
This is what Filipe Batista had to say when I wondered how he took that shot. The extinguisher bit is enough to hint that no Photoshop was used to create the fire and as they say it the magic industry. Don’t worry, that fire is harmless. Unless you touch it.
Filipe was kind enough to share the secretes behind this fire spectacle with DIYP readers:
There are some great things going on around the web lately, and I really wanted to share them around. Either because they are really cool, or because (please ignore violin in background) I think they make this place a bit better, or just because they are lots of fun.
Now that you know the basics of light painting let’s move on to creating the effects you want.
If you have a certain idea about a lighting effect you want, chances are you can make it happen. Some ideas are cheap and inexpensive while others can be costly and time consuming. Every project is a great learning experience, and the results seen in the photos later on will keep you on your toes and inspired constantly.
In the following post I will present the tools of the trade that I use to create my light painting art. If you know of other light painting tools and tricks, please add them in the comments.
For each of the images below a different tool was used as the main tool. Some of the images were done using several tools, in that case I mentioned the tool which has the main effect.