Our environment has a profound influence on us. For example, interior design has been shown to impact how we behave and feel, which explains our interest in the subject. Home and Garden Photography not only provides inspiration for our own living spaces but also often satisfies our curiosity about how other people live. It’s a reliable staple across mainstream media and less subject to trends and ups and downs than other photography genres.
How to turn your old TV into a stunning photo and video background
TV isn’t only for spending countless hours in front of it when you don’t feel like doing anything. Instead, you can turn it into a creative prop, and a pretty awesome one.
Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter will show you how to turn a TV, a monitor, or even a projector into a fantastic background for all sorts of product shots. He guides you through the process step by step, helping you build a setup for some neat stills and videos.
Three ideas for creative self-portraits at home
The corona pandemic is also an enormous challenge for photographers. According to Google trends, for example, search queries for photographers in Germany dropped by about 50% during lockdowns compared to pre-corona times. In order not to get completely rusty, portrait photographers need some creativity to stay active. The solution for me was to sharpen my skills with self-portraits. In the following, I would like to show you three different setups to start with.
How to shoot night neon-themed portraits without leaving home
You have a night off and want to spend some time at home being creative? Gab Loste has an interesting idea for shooting night neon-themed portraits, but without leaving home. All you need is some free time and the stuff you most likely already have at home.
What if your house burnt down? Have you still “made it” as a photographer?
What if your house burnt down?
Have you still “made it”?
3 weeks ago I was sitting, much as I do now, winding down on a Saturday evening, finding some time to write a newsletter and blog. I had just released an image shot for Kohler, a company whose advertising I had wanted to be a part of for a long time, and wanted to write something around this image and the process to create it.
Here’s how to protect floors while you’re on set
When you’re on the set, you want everything to go as smoothly as possible. There are certainly many things to take care of, and one of them is protecting the floors. This goes for shooting in your own home and studio, but also if you’re doing it in someone else’s, no matter if it’s the model’s place or a place you rented for the shoot.
Photo and video shoots require a lot of heavy gear, and dragging it around can damage the floors. You certainly don’t want this to happen, as I’m sure you don’t want to pay for the repair. This is why Jay P. Morgan gives you some useful advice on protecting the floors to keep them safe from any damage and even dirt.
Cleverly composed photograph could get an Australian real estate agent $22K in fines
Real estate photography might seem straightforward, but the reality is it’s just as challenging as any other genre. After all, it’s about what you should keep in the image and what you should take out.
How far is too far though? That’s what a few would-be home buyers are asking in regards to the photo you see above.[Read More…]
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