New Year’s Eve Intro [MAKING OF] – Time Lapse Photography Article

[ad_1] New Year’s Eve Intro [MAKING OF] My last project in 2019 was to shoot an intro for a New Year’s Eve concert in Polish TV. And I couldn’t imagine better way to finish this year for me 🙂 I was able to mix some timelapse, drone footage and visit beautiful Tatra mountains. For sure I’ll be getting there again for shooting 🙂It was a short, 20 seconds intro video. I had to show the surroundings of the city, in…

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A Photo for Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary – Photography Article

[ad_1] I’ve been fascinated with the idea of incorporating the moon into photos whenever possible. And so, with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing on July 20th, I was excited by the possibility to shoot something special for the occasion: Putting a man “on” the moon. The man here is Ty Johnson, a paramotor pilot, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. As NASA will tell you, getting a man to the moon is harder than it looks. This is how…

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Incredible Human-Sized Jellyfish Caught on Camera – Photography Article

[ad_1] This past weekend, just off the coast of Cornwall, UK, underwater cinematographer Dan Abbott and wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly captured what is being called the most viral wildlife story of the year: incredible footage of a rare human-sized jelly fish swimming alongside Daly in the murky deep. The footage was captured on the last day of Daly’s Wild Oceans Week—an initiative meant to inspire viewers and raise money for the Marine Conservation Society in the UK—and it shows a…

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Short Film Takes You Inside the ILFORD Factory to See How B&W Film is Made – Photography Article

[ad_1] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXpoALotxf0] UK-based film and photo paper manufacturer ILFORD Photo has released a new short film titled “Behind the Film” that takes you inside the HARMAN technology factory in the village of Mobberley, England, where all of the ILFORD and Kentmere B&W film, photographic paper and chemicals are made. The site featured in this film was first acquired by ILFORD in 1928, and the company has been making its black-and-white film, paper and chemicals there ever since. The short…

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A Behind the Scenes Look at How Instant Film is Made – Photography Article

[ad_1] Old school instant cameras have long been a popular alternative to traditional film or digital photography. The film they use and images they produce have a quality unlike any other medium.  My parents never had an instant camera when I was growing up. They had boring old film cameras with little flash cubes on the top, and we had to wait weeks before we got developed prints from the rolls of film that held our images hostage. I’m sure my folks…

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How I Shot This Set of Studio Images Using Backlighting – Photography Article

[ad_1] If you’ve been following my recent articles, you’ll know that I’ve been on an umbrella modifier trend. I just love how portable and easy to set up they are. It’s pretty wild to think about the impact that such a small piece of gear can have on the look and feel of a shoot. It’s fantastic from the perspective of having access to umbrella modifiers but also from the perspective of being more willing to experiment. You really never…

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Photographer Cory Richards Shares the Key to Great Art – Photography Article

[ad_1] What is the key to making great photography and art? Find out by watching this video featuring Cory Richards.  Thirty-eight-year-old high school dropout Richards is a world-class photographer and adventurer. He regularly covers stories for National Geographic and is an Eddie Bauer-sponsored athlete. His photography and films consistently win awards, and he constantly pushes the limits on what is thought to be possible in the outdoors and big mountain ranges. Richards is one of my personal inspirations in the mountains and…

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Photography Tips: How to Use Color Effect Gels – Photography Article

[ad_1] Telling a story doesn’t stop at your subject in photography; everything in an image gives the viewer context clues to build a narrative around. One of my favorite ways to facilitate interest and story in photography is incorporating color effect gels into the scene, but what are the best ways to use them and why? Coming to you from Robert Hall is a quick breakdown on using color effect gels for your flash imagery. Hall gives us a couple great…

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On Location With Nikon Ambassador Keith Ladzinski and the Nikon Z 6 – Photography Article

[ad_1] Thinking of purchasing a new Nikon mirrorless camera? Watch this video to see what it’s like to shoot with the Nikon Z 6 on location.  Keith Ladzinski  is a Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic contributing photographer. Born in New York and now currently residing in Boulder, Colorado, Ladzinski has traveled across all seven continents in pursuit of adventure and image making. He focuses his creative work on natural history, climate change, extreme sports, and advertising, often blending them all together…

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Behind the Scenes of Erik Johansson’s Work: Stellantis – Photography Article

[ad_1] Erik Johansson is an award-winning photographer and digital artist, known with his surreal composite images. He recently published the behind the scenes video of his project Stellantis, where he shows the pre-production stages and how he achieves the final look on his composite image. The work of Johansson is unique and surreal, but the way he creates his composite images makes them look real. He is an avid user of Photoshop, and he knows how to combine each element…

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How I Shot These Rooftop Fashion Images – Photography Article

[ad_1] I shot these images for fashion ecommerce store Zilingo when we were doing a recent campaign/catalog shoot. What a fun team to shoot with! They really have a vision for what they want to pull off and are very supportive in terms of getting there.  That being said and outside the control of anyone involved, Zilingo included, we were on an incredibly tight schedule where after the catalog shoot, I had to set up and photograph the campaign within…

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The Art of Portraits: Telling a Story with Gavin Hoey – Photography Article

[ad_1] When you move beyond the technique of capturing people with appropriate lighting, while maintaining a flattering expression and pose for the subject, what should you be adding or recreating in your imagery next? The development and implementation of a story is where I believe the value of a portrait moves beyond just its aesthetic. Gavin Hoey builds on a concept from the Great Depression with the gangsters of the time in a Bonnie and Clyde styled secret portrait challenge.  Hoey…

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How I Shot These Studio Beauty Images – Photography Article

[ad_1] I’ve always loved the color red and the emotions it invokes. I suppose that’s the fun thing about backgrounds, props, and general settings in that a color theme can evoke so many different thoughts and emotions. Needless to say the power of a model is critical but what you can create around the model can go a long way in conveying the feel you’re aiming for. For this test shoot, I knew I wanted to create a set of images…

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How to Master This Cinematic Lighting Setup – Photography Article

[ad_1] Understanding how to use light is one of the most important lessons a photographer needs to learn. Master this easy yet effective setup before your next shoot. The team over at Westcott Lighting are back once again with another insightful video on creating cinematic light for headshots. This week, San Diego-based filmmaker and educator Caleb Wojcik breaks down his approach to lighting in a very understandable and accessible way. If you’re new to using lights in your work, it…

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Photographer Uses Robots to Shoot Commercial Videos – Photography Article

[ad_1] As advanced technology becomes more affordable, we seem to be seeing more and more photographers and videographers using robots to help them create jaw-dropping work, which requires precise movements. These machines are no longer only in the domain of the likes of NASA, Google, or Hollywood — and that’s really exciting. Steve Giralt is a commercial photographer, director, and visual engineer, based in Manhattan, NYC. Chances are, you have seen his work before — his Hershey’s S’mores advert and BTS video were seen by millions about a year…

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Fujifilm and Elia Locardi Team up in New Webseries – Photography Article

[ad_1] Elia Locardi, famous for taking beautiful landscapes and cityscapes, and refusing to go skydiving, has recently teamed up with Fujifilm, Smugmug, and Flickr to create “Moments in Time”, a new webseries following Elia around the world on his photographic journey. Fstoppers has produced, not one, not two, not three, but four tutorials with Elia and this new web series differs quite a bit in both format and content, concentrating more on the travel and adventure aspect rather than the actual photography (though…

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Advice For Composing Mountain Landscape Photographs – Photography Article

[ad_1] Get a behind the scenes look at photographing mountain landscapes in this video brought to you by Alex Nail Photography,  Based in Bristol, England, Nail is a full-time landscape photographer. In 2017, the photographer won the mountain category in the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards with his image, “Uxatindar in Iceland.” Also in 2017, Nail became the runner-up in the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year contest. In addition to landscape photography, Nail shoots and creates time-lapse films…

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An Inside Look at How the Fujifilm GFX 100 Was Born – Photography Article

[ad_1] Last month, Fujifilm announced the GFX 100, a game-changing 102-megapixel medium format mirrorless camera. cinema5D has released a 2-part documentary that gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how this monster of a camera came to be. Fujifilm granted Johnnie Behiri and cinema5D inside access through several trips to Japan over the past 8 months to witness and document the camera’s development after Fujifilm announced the development of the camera in September 2018. Part 1 of the self-funded documentary is…

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Photographing the Milky Way From an Airplane? – Photography Article

[ad_1] If someone said that you could shoot the milky way right out of a plane window, what would your first thoughts be? Would you say given the right time and location it’s possible, or would you say no way without a tripod? Landscape and adventure photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj recently shared an image of the milky way as viewed from his window seat on a plane. Apparently, the image was very well received and sparked a bit of a debate about…

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Using Relative Color to Improve Your Photography – Photography Article

[ad_1] White balance is drilled into our head as a particularly technical thing to adjust in our photography and not really something we can use creatively beyond “Warmer or cooler” but there are so many creative possibilities out there. White balance is measured in four “directions” warm, cold, green, and magenta. The latter two are tint while the former two are warmth and with these four tones we can create all of the colors we need. It all goes back to the…

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Indoor Climbing Photography Tips | Fstoppers – Photography Article

[ad_1] Coming at you from EpicTV Climbing Daily, here is a great video with loads of indoor climbing photography tips.  In this video, photography Lena Drapella walks the audience through some tips to shoot better indoor climbing photography tips, and shows us some thoughts that go into her images and process when shooting in a climbing gym. Drapella’s focus is in the outdoors and climbing, and the photographer has collaborated with brands such as GoPro, SmugMug, Rock and Ice Magazine,…

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Three Natural Light Hacks That Will Instantly Level up Your Photography Game – Photography Article

[ad_1] What happens when you fly half way across the world to shoot portraits of a model on an exotic beach, but then realize the light is not as soft or usable as you thought? In this video, learn how you can sculpt the natural light the way you want to create the most flattering results. Light is the foundation of photography. It’s all around us, but we must learn how to use it in every situation, that is the job of…

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Shooting Large Format Portraits for the First Time – Photography Article

[ad_1] Have you ever wondered about what goes into producing images with a large format film camera? Take a look behind the scenes as photographer Willem Verbeeck tries out large format portraiture for the first time. In the current days of digital everything, it’s both interesting and enlightening to see a photographer shooting large format in a film camera. Having never used one of these beautiful beasts myself, I was intrigued by this quick behind-the-scenes video documenting a first time experience…

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A Look Into the Creation of Tintype Photographs of the Cast of Paramount’s Yellowstone – Photography Article

[ad_1] What happens when you combine the stars of an award-winning modern-day Western television series, with photography methods that haven’t been mainstream since the early 20th century? Check out the video to see what goes into the making of a tintype portfolio. My sister is a huge fan of the Paramount Network series, Yellowstone. A couple of days ago, she sent me the link to this video, where Sarah Coulter, senior photo editor for the Paramount Network, shows a behind-the-scenes…

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Cowbelly Media Blog • Visuals & Marketing for Pet Brands • – Commercial Photography Article

[ad_1] Cowbelly Media Blog • Visuals & Marketing for Pet Brands • Easily the best idea I’ve ever had for a gallery, and quite frankly, I’m surprised photographers everywhere don’t have one of these BTS/Outtakes galleries on their websites. If you know another photographer who has a BTS/Outtakes gallery on their website, leave the link as a comment on this post. I love BTS shots and I want to peek behind their curtain! This is a big gallery loaded with 153…

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