On Saturday, 16 February, Kelyn Alyssa and her husband went to Broadacres in Houston to have some photos taken of their baby daughter to celebrate her first birthday. During the shoot, a woman started shouting at them from a car for taking photos. But then it got worse – she got out of the car and threw a tantrum. She was screaming at the couple and the photographer, she hit the husband and started moving the props, all while the terrified child was screaming.
Things don’t always go as planned. That’s life, right? And sometimes, it will happen to your photo shoots, too. But even when things aren’t going your way, you need to take control and do the job as a true professional, which isn’t always easy to do. In this video, Jeff Rojas will give you three tips that will help you immensely the next time your shoot goes off course.
There’s only a couple of days left now until Halloween, but there’s still time to do a spooky horror photo shoot. And, why does it have to be during Halloween anyway? Any time is good for a bit of horror! In this video, Gavin Hoey shows us some great tips and techniques to light and shoot horror in a small home studio.
Electronic waste is a fast-growing waste stream. Photographer Ben Von Wong set himself on a mission to make people become more aware of it – using his art. He gathered 4,100 pounds of electronic waste and built sets for an incredible series of portraits to raise awareness of this growing issue.
Sometimes, it’s just hard to find that perfect location, especially at this time of year. If you want bright summery colourful images, February’s just no good. And it’s freezing cold for much of the world, too. So, what is one to do? Well, for photographer Adam Delane, one takes their models to the local Hobby Lobby and does the photo shoot there.
Photography is as much about what we leave out of the frame as it is what we include. And if anything puts that to the test it’s this shoot. Without the behind the scenes photos on the phone, you’d never know that these were shot inside a store. Since posting the images to Facebook a couple of days, they’ve have been shared over 305,000 times.
I love DIY props and big scenes in photography that are well designed. Not many of us photographers have the place or money to create our own stages so I wanted to challenge myself to make one in our living room with a very low budget.
I had this idea of a photo with an environmental aspect that describes greed, gluttony and overconsumption in our modern world. The scenario of this idea is in a rugged living room that has a disgusting and filthy man sitting on an old sofa and he is surrounded by all the waste of the food he has consumed.
Even if you’re too old for cartoons (as if you can ever be), I’m sure you know about Frozen. In February 2018, this Oscar-winning story is getting a Broadway show. Photographer Andrew Eccles photographed the actors for Vanity Fair, and in this video, they let you take a peek behind the scenes of this photo shoot.
It all started as a joke. When watching Vikings (History channel’s hit show on HBO Nordic) together with my wife, I pointed out several times that she seemed to share both the looks and a similar attitude with Lagertha -surprisingly similar considering that the other one is a scientist / mom from Finland and the other one a shieldmaiden from 13th century.
Some people would do anything for Instagram likes and for presenting themselves cooler/richer/more fun than they actually are. Some companies seem to have recognized it and started earning money from it. One of them is Russian company Private Jet Studio. They are renting private jets for photoshoots, so you can fool your Instagram followers than you’re posher than you actually are.
Sometimes we get an idea for a shoot that needs just the right location to do it justice. Sure, you could try to shoot it just about anywhere, but you don’t get what you really want. For Singapore based photographer, Mervyn Lim and his Nier: Automata themed shoot, he needed not just abandoned buildings. He needed abandoned buildings that the wilderness had begun to reclaim.
And, boy, did he find them. There’s one particular photo from the set (the first one below) which really caught my attention. So, DIYP got in touch with Mervyn to find out more and get some insight into this work.