For Alicia Rius, photographing animals comes naturally. Her portfolio is brimming with gorgeous fine art photos, in which you’ll find an assortment of four-legged subjects ranging from horses to hairless cats. Rius was born in a small town in northeast Catalonia. She would earn a bachelor’s in Advertising and a master’s in International Marketing, before eventually taking a job as a project manager for an ad agency in Amsterdam. Not that the work at the ad agency was dull, but it left Rius wanting something more.[Read More…]
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You may recall a couple weeks ago when a photograph of supermodel Cindy Crawford made it’s way around the internet. By modern beauty standards, especially those a model, the photo showed the 48 year old woman to have an unflattering midsection; however, much of the internet perceived the image in a positive light as it helped to break down those very same, and unfair, beauty standards women are held to. The photo was part of a shoot Crawford and photographer, John Russo were doing for the cover of Marie Claire (Mexico) in 2013, which ultimately turned out like this:[Read More…]
As someone who, admittedly, still hasn’t entirely accepted the Creative Cloud (and as someone who prefers their editing programs to be desktop based), I confess that I’ve been moonlighting with the Capture One Pro software as a potential replacement for when/if I’m ever ready to branch away from Adobe. I also admit that I’ve been a little lazy when it comes to taking the time to learn and establish a workflow using the Photoshop alternative. Needless to say, I was pleased as punch to see Michael Woloszynowicz from FStoppers do a full walk through video of his post production process using only Capture One Pro 8.
Even if you’re not interested in the Capture One software, the video still provides you with an excellent tutorial on non-destructive fashion and beauty editing, so be sure to jot down some notes!
I have had and used a regular ring light and though I liked the even lighting it produced, it was not something I used often and when asked about selling it – I did. The smooth, clean KinoFlo fluorescent lighting effect on portrait subjects interested me; but a KinoFlo rig was out of my price range.
One day while putzing around my garage and the remnants of my photography studio I found the makings of my own fluorescent lighting rig. [Read More…]
Well, aside from providing paper furniture and raw beauty dishes, IKEA seems to have solved the ring light issues as well. With the (sadly discontinued) Kvartil Chandelier. Sadly IKEA, not realizing the product potential for photographers, has discontinued the product. The concept however is too good not to be featured in the hopes that IKEA or some other chandelier manufacturer will make it right.
If you got more photography IKEA hacks I would love to hear them, share in the comments.[Read More…]
Many a time, disabled people are perceived as a minority (which they are) and in that group, there are women, which are perceived as a minority of their own. But the Raw Beauty Project (previously) is really showing the power of photography to empower those who would otherwise considered a minority within a minority.
The project says that it “celebrates women with disabilities, educating viewers to redefine perceptions and beauty, unleashing potential for all“, and I have to agree.
Building on last weeks April fools joke, where I riffed on the absurd idea that women actually prefer to look awful in photos and the current anti-Photoshop and no-makeup selfie trend making the rounds on social media – in this week’s article, I am going to share how to use proper lighting, posing and the right lens to make women look gorgeous without Photoshop, and then how I touch up portraits in Photoshop.
But first, we need a before and after (complete with cheesy internet meme).
Yes, this is the same woman…read on to find out how I went from before to after.
When you have a vivid imagination, the world around you becomes magical even on the dullest of days. The work of Portuguese photographer Tiago Silva is a great example of this. He observes the world around him and looks for unusual perspectives, compositions, colors and shadows. As a result, he ends up with plenty of fun optical illusions created on the spot, in-camera, and without Photoshop.
I accidentally stumbled across Bryce Mironuck’s images on 500px this fall. He is one of those rare undiscovered gems whose landscape images were a joy to discover. When I began examining his body of work it struck me how well balanced his images are and, not least, that they are characterized by strong compositions and a pleasant visual impact. In this interview we get to know Bryce a little better and also learn about how he approaches landscape photography.