If you’ve ever been on the other side of the camera you’ll know exactly how uncomfortable it can be when you don’t get any feedback from the photographer. Even if you’re a natural it’s always nice to get positive reinforcement, and generally, the more inexperienced the person in front of the lens is, the more you need to communicate with them. This goes for models, singers, actresses and the rest of us mere mortals. In this video, you’ll see photographer Peter Coulson giving real advice to new model Layla in her first ever shoot.
Chinese fashion photographer Chen Ma was criticised for perpetuating Western stereotypes of Chinese women in her latest campaign image for fashion brand Dior. The image was labelled as “insulting” to Chinese women as they do not posses the fair skin and big, round eyes, and that it was racist.
One of the major benefits of mirrorless cameras is improved autofocus. 100% coverage and 5000 autofocus points. So, are all images you make will the 100% sharp 100% of the time? I’m afraid not. No matter how good autofocus gets, there will always be times when you take a portrait and can’t get both eyes to be sharp. Is the autofocus at fault? No, the photographer is.[Read More…]
How do old lenses fair against new lenses? The question is often easy to answer: new is better. How about Pro lenses? With most brands releasing mirrorless glass, it’s easy to dismiss the older pro lenses as bad. For me, a fashion and portrait photographer, the old 70-200 is as good as the new one. And not only because I have a sentimental connection to it. Here’s why I’m not upgrading my seemingly antiquated 70-200.[Read More…]
Smoke bombs are an ever-popular addition to photo and video shoots. Whether you’re trying to create something spooky and creepy or simply trying to make a boring environment a little more interesting they can add a lot of visual impact into your shots.
In this video, Pye Jirsa at SLR Lounge shows us five creative ways we can use smoke bombs in our sessions. But as well as just the creative side of things, Pye also talks about the safety considerations and how we can use them to keep ourselves, our subjects and our environments injury-free.
With a lot of the overheating controversy from the video crowd (which Canon has been working on), we have to remember that ultimately the Canon EOS R5 is primarily a stills camera. And it’s a rather good one, too. It has top-notch autofocus that even beats Sony in some aspects and plenty of speed when it comes to shooting.
But how does the ISO stand up in the real world? We’ve seen some tests in more controlled conditions, but out in the wild things can often be a little different. In this video, Lindsay Adler took her EOS R5 out for a spin on the streets of New York to do a night time fashion shoot to see just how well it handles.
What do you do when you have to produce a stylized shoot on a shoestring budget? Use colors and paper, of course. I was hired by designer Ofek Bergman to shoot her new clothing collection. Well, hired is not really the term here, as it was more of a pro bono for a starving art student. As usual with this kind of production, almost everyone chipped in and donated their time in exchange for portfolio images, a learning experience, and a great day with great creatives.
With a very limited budget for art, we decided on a pop theme with strong colors and shapes. This would bring the costs down while creating coherency that ties Ofek’s collection together.
What happens to clothes that people forget at the laundry? Well, in Wansho Laundry in Taiwan, it turns the place’s owners into fashion icons. Chang Wan-ji (83) and Hsu Sho-er (84) started posing in clothes that people forgot at their laundry, and they soon became an Instagram sensation.
We’ve featured photographer Waleed Shah before with his empowering project Rock Your Ugly. Following him on Instagram, I noticed that he started publishing magazine covers with cheeky, ironic and humorous messages. I was curious to learn more about the new project he named simply Magazine Covers. So, I got to chat with Waleed about it a bit, and he shared his inspiration behind the project, as well as some images.
After successfully planting a fake model for photographers at last year’s London Fashion Week, Zac and Jamie of The Zac and Jay Show wondered if they could do it again. And they got even crazier this time. They hired Elizabeth, a beautiful and charming 78-year-old lady to be their model. They dressed her into a wonderfully ridiculous creation consisting of a green suit, plastic clothes pegs, and bubblewrap. And she totally rocked it in front of photographers who thought that she was one of the actual models