We can argue forever (and we most likely will), but we can also turn this common argument into a great joke. This is exactly what Eric Floberg did with his latest video. It lasts under one minute, and that’s all it took for Eric to show that gear does matter. And to troll YouTubers a bit along the way.
I’ve lost track of the number of people who’ve asked me how to shoot this type of photo over the years. The basic concept is quite simple, although it can be difficult to wrap your head around if you’ve not used flash in such conditions before.
In this video, photographer Eric Floberg talks about how you can achieve this effect in-camera. While the principle is pretty straightforward, it’ll definitely take some practice.
All those “rules” around composition, and ultimately none of them are infallible. We’re often told about things like the rule of thirds, and others to help us improve our photography. We’re also often told that we can break them. So, are they really rules? No, they’re guidelines. But they need to be understood in order know how to break them effectively.
Photographer Eric Floberg knows how to break them quite effectively, and he’s put this video together with five of his favourite portrait composition ideas. They’re not just for portraits, though. Some of these can work equally as well for macro, landscapes and other subjects if you think about them carefully.
Often relegated to the realms of architectural, product photography and the occasional bit of timelapse, tilt-shift lenses aren’t typically found in a portrait photographer’s bag. But if “portrait photographer” describes you, then should you consider getting one? Eric Floberg things so, and regularly uses his Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 to create more interesting and unusual portraits on location.