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How I Mixed Strobes and LED Lights in This Fashion Photo Shoot – Photography Article

In today’s Fstoppers video, I set out to create some conceptual fashion images with Puerto Rican model Krystal Xamairy. Using the brand new Tamron 35mm f/1.4 lens, a few strobe lights, and a couple colored LED panels, I will walk you step by step through the entire process. Tamron recently sent us their new 35mm f/1.4 full frame prime lens to try out. They basically told me I could do anything I wanted with the lens, so I thought I’d step…

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‘Piggybacking’ is the New Normal in Commercial Photography – Photography Article

After completing my degree in still photography at RIT, I grew up in NYC working in the motion world as a production assistant. My plan was to eventually direct TV spots, but I wanted to garner a solid background in the art of lighting from the still world first. Also, having experienced the hierarchy in the TV commercial world first hand, I came to the conclusion that I was better off continuing in stills knowing that one day, I could…

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One Thing I Wish I Had Considered Before Going Mirrorless and Falling Back in Love With the DSLR – Photography Article

Despite heavily investing in new cameras over the last couple years, it is the still excellent Nikon D850, purchased two years ago, which has suddenly become brand new to me. Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is hard. I fell in love with my first Nikon, the D200, about 15 years ago. In turn, it was the tool that allowed me to fall in love with the art form that would eventually not only become my passion but my means…

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This Videographer Used LEDs in Time Square, and the Results Are Stunning – Photography Article

Shooting out on location in a busy environment like New York City can be extremely difficult. When dealing with police, public safety, traffic, and pedestrians, it can often be near impossible to create the look you want without sacrificing your lighting. The way videographer David Geffin tackled these issues in his latest project, “Let’s Dance,” is pretty brilliant. David Geffin is an amazing videographer and photographer who used to write for Fstoppers back in the day. In fact, to this…

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This Videographer Used LEDs in Times Square, and the Results Are Stunning – Photography Article

Shooting out on location in a busy environment like New York City can be extremely difficult. When dealing with police, public safety, traffic, and pedestrians, it can often be near impossible to create the look you want without sacrificing your lighting. The way videographer David Geffin tackled these issues in his latest project, “Let’s Dance,” is pretty brilliant. David Geffin is an amazing videographer and photographer who used to write for Fstoppers back in the day. In fact, to this…

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DJI Enhances its Geospatial Data Collection Platform – Aerial Photography Article

DJI Enhances its Geospatial Data Collection Platform  WebWire DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, is introducing a series of product updates that streamline existing surveying operations. >> Osmo Pocket vs. Osmo Mobile 2: Which One Should You Buy? Source link Share Tweet Share Pin Email accuracy aerial better capabilities civilian coll commercial continues data dji djis drone drones enhanced existing expand geospatial imaging improvements industry intergeo introducing leader news release next-generation operations portfolio press release product…

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Here’s an Apple Ad for iPhone 11 Pro’s Triple-Camera System – Photography Article

Apple just released this 38-second commercial touting the benefits of the new triple-camera system found in the newly announced iPhone 11 Pro. The iPhone 11 Pro and its triple-camera system. The ad shows a photo shoot with a dog in a sci-fi-style wind tunnel. We see the different field-of-views that can be captured with the three cameras: The 2x view captured with the 12MP 52mm f/2 telephoto camera: The 1x view captured with the 12MP 26mm f/1.8 wide camera: The…

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Joel Grimes on How to Be a Successful Photographer – Photography Article

As I’ve gotten older, one thing I’ve learned is that it’s often easier and quicker to learn from someone else who has “been there and done that” than it is to learn by trial and error on your own. In this video, Serge Ramelli interviews Joel Grimes about what it takes to be a successful photographer. I’ve been inspired by Joel’s work ever since I first saw his portfolio. Ramelli talks with Grimes about how he got into photography and…

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How Buying a New Camera Made Me a Better Photographer – Photography Article

A recent spate of camera purchases has indeed improved my photographic skill, but perhaps not in the way you may be thinking. I’ve said it a million times before, and I’ll say it a million times again. Your gear is not what makes you a good photographer. Your creativity and personal voice are what will determine the value of your work. Not megapixels, but artistic vision. No matter how long we may save up to buy that one piece of gear that…

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This Vivitar Film Camera Commercial Didn’t Age Well – Photography Article

Here’s a commercial Vivitar ran about a decade ago to convince older picture-takers to switch back to simple film cameras from the frustrating world of digital. The TV spot, produced by Blue Moon Studios and shared to its YouTube channel in 2010, bemoans the changes in photography brought on by the digital revolution. “Digital cameras take good pictures,” the ad says. “The problem is, your photos end up staying your camera, or you’re forced to sit at your computer to…

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Why It’s Important to Know Your Value as a Photographer – Photography Article

In the world of professional photography, the value of our work doesn’t always line up with our client’s budgets. But as tempting as it is to take the money and run, holding firm can often be more profitable in the end. First off, I get it. I am a professional photographer am I make my living from my photography. If I don’t book enough work, the dog doesn’t eat. I like the dog. I want him to eat. When we first start off…

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Three Simple Steps to Keep You and Your Clients Happy – Photography Article

Starting out in commercial photography is a daunting prospect, especially for those who are more creator than entrepreneur. I was one of these people, and I’d like to share some tips that are very easy to implement that could save you from a lot of headaches down the road. Don’t Assume Anything When beginning a career in the commercial world, we aren’t going to land any major brands like BMW or secure large government contracts. We need to start small, and usually, this means local…

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500px Blog » Understanding the differences between commercial & editorial photography – Photography Article

Main photo: Vicente Concha Like you, we’re passionate about photography and want to find a place for every photo in our collection. So, in an effort to remove any guesswork on your part, we’re going to take a second to lay out some guidelines and simplify the submission process. One of the most common points photographers struggle with is understanding the difference between commercial and editorial photos—more specifically, what content is considered safe for commercial uses, and what is restricted…

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Shooting Photography and Video for Yourself, or Shooting to Make Money? – Photography Article

The business of photography is unique in a specific way like few other careers are. Many people that call themselves professional photographers are also hobbyists that love to shoot whether they get paid for it or not. Is that a gift or a bonus to calling photography your career or is it an affliction? I personally haul my camera gear to family events, vacations, hangs with the friends, and more. Does a friend need a new head shot? Of course I’ll say yes because…

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What It’s Like on a Commercial Film Set – Photography Article

My name is Liam Hawe, and I work as a video editor. When I started out in the industry I worked for a creative services agency where I had the opportunity to document behind the scenes of commercials. Four great years have passed and now that I am about to take on a new role at a different company, the process of tidying up my old files has brought on a wave of nostalgia. This collection of ‘behind the scenes’…

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Conceptual Advertising Image Photoshop Walkthrough – Photography Article

In this composite walkthrough, I take you through the various processes it took to create this advertising image. Throughout the video, you will hear my thoughts and why I decided on certain aspects. My main thought when creating this image, was how can I add my own style and flavor to a product shot? How can I showcase something that will make any viewer stop and stare? For me, this usually comes down to story and lots of elements for my eye…

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Making a Living in Photography in the Age of Social Media – Photography Article

After finding myself in yet another strange new world last week, I began to reflect on the future of photography and steps necessary to protect the profession we love. The other night I went to a promotional event for a well known fitness brand. Not the biggest name in the market, but large enough to afford some rather posh retail space in higher rent districts of major cities for their stores to thrive. A growing company with an upscale product. Perusing the shelf,…

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Photographer Uses Robots to Shoot Commercial Videos – Photography Article

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 ago, and…

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When You Realize You Are Exactly Where You Want to Be as a Photographer – Photography Article

Today, I’d like to share with you a story. A story about a brief moment that was a long in the making. I arrived for my appointment early. I always do. All it takes is one instance of blowing a massive opportunity by misjudging the chronically impossible to judge Los Angeles traffic to cause you to pledge your loyalty to punctuality. This meeting wouldn’t necessarily fall into the category of massive opportunity. Then again, it certainly did. Through a series of…

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The Hidden Joy of Delayed Gratification as a Photographer – Photography Article

Even as the corresponding shifts from film to digital and from print to online have brought with them an expectation of instant feedback, sometimes you gain more as a photographer from being forced to wait. I am a commercial and editorial photographer. The majority of the images and films I create are commissioned by either brands, agencies, or publications seeking to bolster their marketing efforts or illustrate a particular story. Unlike, just as an example, a headshot photographer who is…

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