Limiting yourself can boost your creativity, but how many limitations can a photographer handle? Well, Jessica Kobeissi teamed up with Vuhlandes to try and answer this question. In this ridiculously fun challenge, the duo took photos on a $10 children’s camera. It doesn’t have AF or optical zoom, it doesn’t let you change lenses, it doesn’t have a touchscreen… So, let’s see if pro photographers can do anything with this children’s toy that happens to shoot photos.
I believe you’ve seen some of those viral fast-paced videos that show you all kinds of “hacks” and “tricks” that don’t really seem like they work. Jessica Kobeissi found one with a bunch of photography “hacks” and she decided to try them out. In this hilarious video, you can see if any of them actually work, and I’m sure you’ll have fun as you’re discovering it.
Have you seen those “Bingo cards” going around Instagram lately. I’ve done one for readers, one for travelers, and Brandon Woelfel now made one for photographers. It contains all those terrible things we’ve done and those that have happened to us, but there are some cool ones too. In this hilarious video, Jessica Kobeissi goes through the Bingo card, “confessing all the terrible things she’s done as a photographer.” Follow along and see if you’ve done them too.
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.
We have heard of multiple cases of sexual misconduct in the photography industry. The latest case was revealed only a few days ago. There’s a dark side to modeling, where models are exploited and harassed by photographers who abuse their power. In this video, Jessica Kobeissi talks about this dark side of modeling. She mentions many examples she’s heard of and this video will be useful for both models and photographers. If you’re a model, this video will help you recognize “red flags” and stay away from predators. And if you’re a photographer, there are plenty of useful tips on how not to be perceived as “that guy.”
As photographers, we’ve all had some funny, weird and cringeworthy situations. Photographer Jessica Kobeissi got to hear about some of these situations from her followers, and in this video, she shares some of their funniest and weirdest confessions. Let’s see if any of these situations seem familiar.
How many times have you been asked to work for free or “for exposure?” No matter your experience and skill, I bet this has happened more than once. But why are there more and more people who aren’t willing to pay photographers for their work? In this video, Jessica Kobeissi discusses this problem and how we can solve it.
Natural light or artificial light? Sure, it’s a matter of preference, but photographers Manny Ortiz and Jessica Kobeissi made an interesting challenge out of these two approaches. They had three rounds of photographing the same model in the same studio. Jessica used only natural light, and Manny added off-camera flash. Let’s check out the results and see which you prefer.
Do you find photographing strangers in the street extremely awkward and even unpleasant? I know I do, so this video from Jessica Kobeissi and Mango Street really amused me, but also got me inspired. The three young photographers teamed up, created “Free Portraits” posters and interacted with strangers in the street asking them to take their photo. It’s a fun experiment of pushing personal boundaries.