An inventive UK based photographer has devised a light painting method that has been yielding him some pretty spectacular photographs. Combining long exposure techniques and inexpensive LED lights, Martin Kimbell, is able to create geometric (and 3 dimensional) spirals of light that make it look like a scene straight out of a sci-fi movie.
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I will admit that I am a little snobby when it comes to anyone who proclaims to be a “natural light photographer”. To me “natural light photographer” essentially equals “beginner that doesn’t know how to use light”.
However, with a little influence from a certain ruthless stock editor 😉 some of my work has been evolving into a more natural and organic look, and I have to admit I am really starting to enjoy the simplicity!
In this article, I am going to describe how I used natural light to photograph this series of photos of a woman practicing the cello and discuss some of the characteristics of natural light photography.
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.
We all know and love the legendary lighting manufacturer that is Profoto. For decades, they have produced and supported the most durable, powerful, and consistent lighting equipment for professional photographers around the world. In recent years, they have pushed the lighting industry forward with the introduction of the B1 and B2 and their OCF system.
These new lights have changed the way photographers work by allowing for unheard of flexibility and mobility. Ever the innovator, Profoto has given us something we’ve always wanted, but never thought to ask for.
Creating big soft natural looking window light on set presents some real challenges. Whether it’s for stills or photography, it’s not always straightforward. Sometimes we get lucky with our environments and they actually have great big windows. But often that is not the case. It’s a desirable look, and one that’s worth learning how to achieve artificially.
In this video, Jay P Morgan goes over the lighting setup for a shoot he did with Zuma Juice. This was a video project, but the same principles apply with photography, too. While most of us won’t be shooting on a set the size that Jay uses here, the technique can be scaled easily to smaller spaces.
Setting up a home studio in a small space isn’t always easy. That’s especially true if you need to use it as a regular room, too. You need something that’s easy to setup and break down. But, if you have a space with a nice window or access to continuous light sources, it’s pretty straight forward.
This video from photography Mathieu Stern shows how he sets up his temporary studio for shooting headshots. He uses minimal equipment, and it produces very effective results.
That title is a mouthful, but I didn’t know how to better describe the style. Over the years, I’ve been refining and perfecting my newborn photo technique to get the specific light and airy high-key look I want. It’s important to know that I specialize in in-home lifestyle newborn photography, so my technique below is specific to that. While every home I visit is different, and some are more challenging than others, these strategies below have given me the best and most consistent results.
A couple of years back, It was difficult for me to get accurate colors while post-processing an Image. I had been struggling to get my head around Adobe Lightroom just to get right colors in my images.
I was having a hard time editing the skin colors of newborns and portraits. I was seeing a strong yellow color cast in my nature and wildlife images. I was wondering how to get rid of it. In an image, the colors of the shirt were different than the actual colors of the shirt. I was clueless about how to identify and remove the color tint, green color reflection from the eyeglass. And the list goes on…
The Godox V1 is the new and somewhat controversial round head speedlight from Godox. The controversy is a topic for another discussion, although feel free to do so in the comments if you really feel you have to. For now, we’re going to take a little more of a look at the Godox V1 flash itself.
This morning, the folks at Pixapro received a pre-production unit – it’s essentially the same as the final thing except for the firmware version. They brought it into The Photography Show and I had the opportunity to take a brief look at it and have a little bit of a play. So, I’m going to quickly go over some of the features that stood out to me, and my overall first impressions of the Godox V1 round head speedlight.
This is the second part of a three-part series of articles on LED lights for photographers. Part 1 looked at the pros and cons of commercial level LED lighting for photographers so if you missed it, here’s a link – Do LED Lights Have a Place in Your Kit? – Part 1: Pros & Cons.
In this weeks article, I aim to test a selection of cost-effective, coloured LED bulbs that can be used in your strobes instead of regular tungsten modelling bulbs. Are they any good? What creative options can they provide to us? And is it worth spending a little more to get some decent ones?