Photographers of all genres face many challenges and misconceptions about their job. In this video, Pye Jirsa of SLR Lounge shares seven common challenges you may have faced during your career, as well as some misconceptions people usually connect with wedding photography. Have you faced them too?
A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled across a video on Facebook by the people at Campus Univers Cascades in France, an educational centre specialised in training stunt techniques for cinema and TV. It shows a bunch of stuntmen and women having a virtual fight from their respective homes, and the final result is both brilliant and hilarious.
With most movie and TV sets around the world shut down due to the coronavirus, it’s a great and fun way for them to keep showing off their talents. But this isn’t the only one! It seems that the #cucchallenge is taking off in a big way, with even Hollywood actors getting in on the action!
I’ve heard so many times that teenagers today do nothing but staring at their phones or playing video games. Well, that’s not exactly true. There are some talented folks out there, taking stunning photos at a very early age. Jessica Kobeissi teamed up with one such kid in her latest video. She and 14-year-old photographer Hudson Matter came together for a shootout in the streets of New York City. So, let’s see how they did and who shot it better.
Working on a film or photography set isn’t only about shooting and directing. It’s also about collaborating with many different people, and some of them can be very difficult to work with. In this video, Ryan Connolly of Film Riot gives you some spot-on tips for working with these kinds of people.
Photography is fun, rewarding and creative, no matter which genre you shoot. But just like any other hobby or profession, it has its challenges and things that are difficult to conquer. Nigel Danson asked his Instagram followers what they find to be the hardest about photography, and he got nearly 2,000 responses. He analyzed them all and came up with seven things people find the most difficult. Let’s see if you can relate.
Do you have a mild panic attack when you think about all your Instagram photos completely disappearing from your profile? Would it be easier if that could earn you a year of unlimited flights all over the world? In a weird Instagram challenge, JetBlue airline dares users to clear their profiles from all photos, and they’ll have a chance to win a year of free flights.
Although not as popular as they once were, due to the daily grind of platforms like Instagram, 52-week projects are still out there. And they’re great for those of us that might’ve just got our first camera, or for those who just want to try and push ourselves to take on new challenges.
This Project 52 challenge coming from Dale Foshe at Dogwood Photography, is now in its fourth year. Tens of thousands of photographers participated in the challenges of 2016, 2017 and 2018. So now he’s running the Dogwood 52 Week Photography Challenge again.
Macro photography is such a fascinating subject. Getting that close to something isn’t something we normally see. We get to observe minute details that we’d never otherwise notice. A lot of things macro subjects are obvious, like bug parts, for example. But not everything is quite so easy to identify.
You might remember British contact lens retailer Lenstore from when they teamed up with Nikon to create 24 Hour London. Well, now they’ve come back with the “Close Up” macro challenge. Can you identify these objects from these extreme close-ups?
When editing a portrait, you will surely use different tools in Photoshop. But can you edit a portrait using only the Brush tool? Aaron Nace of PHLEARN took this challenge and used only the Brush tool for blemish removal, dodge and burn, even color correcting. This tutorial will show you just how much you can do with a single tool, but also help you learn everything there is to learn about the Brush tool.
My photography peers thought I was mad. I thought I was mad, taking just a 50mm lens and one camera to the south island of New Zealand for a week. The rules were simple. Attempt to make compelling photographs with a 50mm lens using any creative methods I could conjure up. Panos, single frames, cropping in post, long exposures and filters were used, but only one lens. My itinerary included Queenstown and the surrounding grand mountain-scapes followed by Milford Sound with its utter incredible, king of the world, spectacular life changing scenery. Could a 50mm lens, with its boring and uninspiring focal length live up to the big time landscapes of New Zealand?