A great project always starts with a good idea and revolves around it. But how do you come up with good ideas? Can it be taught? Jamie Windsor believes that it can, and in this video, he’ll share with you four steps that will lead you to have great ideas for your photos and projects.
There are a lot of great videos out there on the technical side of shooting interviews, but there isn’t really a whole lot out there on the psychology of it. Shoving a camera in the face of somebody who’s not used to having a camera shoved into it can be extremely off-putting and uncomfortable. Anybody who’s ever tried to shoot an interview will tell you that they’ve experienced that shift in their subject’s behaviour at some point.
So how can you overcome this and make your subject feel more relaxed while still getting a good shot? That’s what Simon Cade discusses in this video going over how he shoots interviews. Simon also talks with filmmaker Sebastian Solberg to get some insight on how he tackles interviews and paces them to keep your subject interested and involved the whole way through.
This corona-madness has lasted for far too long, and it will probably last for a while more. There’s no doubt that 2020 has been hard. Even if we haven’t contracted the virus, many of us have been depressed, anxious, out of work, unable to travel… Because of all that, we may not really feel like shooting, or we just don’t think there’s anything to shoot. If you’re a hobbyist like me, maybe you feel like giving up photography at this point. Well, this video from Spencer Cox addresses this feeling, and it could be exactly what you need to hear right now.
Spencer kept it short and sweet, and straight to the point. If you’ve felt like giving up photography lately, this is definitely something to watch, and I’ll give you some of my thoughts and experiences from this weird year as well.
I saw a post from a fellow light painter that grabbed my attention. It implanted itself into my brain and I haven’t been able to let go of it. He pondered “We know that by looking at painters brush strokes how they were feeling at a certain time. In light painting, we “paint” with light. I would be curious to see if emotion could be shown in the brush strokes of light painting too.”
My response was that I don’t think you could necessarily capture individual strokes of light and not that much detail from the light itself. But from someone with experience with Light Painting, you can most definitely factor in different variations of speed used and flow for sure, from one’s understanding about light painting just from looking at an image.
It’s funny. In the film days, camera and lens manufacturers strived for perfection, because photographers demanded it. They wanted perfect sharpness and clarity wide open. They wanted no vignetting. They wanted fantastic colour and contrast with consistent light transmission from one lens to the next.
As the gear gets closer and closer to that perfection, photographers are treating their own work the same way. They strive for “the perfect shot”. They’ll move things before taking the photo or photoshop bits out to make it “perfect” in post. But is that doing more harm than good? Photographer James Popsys takes a look at how chasing perfection could be ruining your work.
I decided to make this image for my product portfolio. I think it is important to build images with total creative freedom, without having to follow a client’s needs. This way, we can experiment and look for new concepts.
I already had the Fructis shampoo containers in the studio for a long time to make an image. I’d had the mirrors even longer, So, I decided to make this image inspired by some other images I’d seen with a similar concept.
It’s funny how a company can use both the latest insane bleeding-edge tech as well as gear that’s deemed “obsolete” by the masses in order to produce one of the most popular TV shows to ever grace our screens. But that’s exactly what Disney did for The Mandalorian – New season begins tomorrow!
Although much of The Mandalorian, and particularly the space scenes, were created using some pretty next-level CG, a number of scenes for the new series in the show were actually shot using the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR… With a $500 Nikon 28mm f/2.8 manual focus lens.
360 cameras have been seen by a bit of a gimmick by many people. They’re ok for grabbing quick snaps of yourself and your friends in the environment when you’re on vacation, but that’s about it. At least, it is for them. But there are so many creative things you can do with 360 cameras that you couldn’t really shoot any other way.
One person who’s been having a lot of fun with his 360 camera lately is Alex Ezorsky, who created a series of short videos with an amusing take on the struggles of meeting up with other people these days – as well as a couple of other amusing shorts, like The Hamster Dilemma above.
Filmmaker Daniel Sean Campbell is relatively new to YouTube, having only started posting regularly to the platform a couple of months ago. He wanted to start posting content a long time ago, but you know what stopped him? Yeah, that’s right, it was fear.
Fear is something that all creatives face at some point during our journey, and will likely always feel whenever we want to try something new. In this video, Daniel talks about overcoming your fear, why many of those fears are unfounded and why you’ll never improve and succeed at trying anything new if you don’t push yourself past that barrier.
Indoor Adventure is a series of images created by Felix Hernandez for BMW Motorrad in Mexico. Shot in miniature (It’s Felix, what else would they be?), the scenes recreate outdoor scenes to show off the motorcycles in a number of environments that many of us aren’t getting to experience right now.
It’s a three-part series, and as always, each comes with some behind the scenes photos and a video to document its creation. And as is usually the case with Felix’s work, all three are both inspired and inspiring.