Thanks for this amazing year. Happy new year 2012
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Learn the basics of chroma key with @EveHazelton and the Realm Team!
In the last of three lighting tutorials created for philipbloom.net Eve takes us through the three steps of greenscreen work:
1. How to analyse you background plate to ensure a convincing key.
2. How to light your screen and subject to match the background plate.
3. How to take the foreground and background elements and combine them in Adobe After Effects
For more like this, grab yourself a copy of Eve's lighting guide DVD on our kickstarter page: kickstarter.com/projects/realmpictures/explore-the-underwater-realm
by Realm Pictures
By Jay P. Morgan.
In this Slanted Lens Lesson we take a look at the basics of reflectors and how to use them on location. This is a beginning look at reflectors, the different colors and practical application examples on how to use them.
As a beginning photographer, using a reflector is an easy way to start to modify light and learn where to place the light source in relationship to your subject. Using reflectors and becoming good at placing them will teach you how to place strobes.
Good light placement is the same for both strobes and reflectors but easier to see with a reflector than it is with strobes.
The color examples used in this video are all based on Photoflex reflectors which can be seen at http://www.photoflex.com.
Good luck and keep on click-in! Jay P. Morgan
The Underworld star obviously oozes confidence in front of the camera and recently revealed that she would consider going naked in a future film.
'I'm not averse to doing a nude scene, but it would have to be something I felt I could really argue in front of my daughter, and so far that hasn't happened,' she told Redbook magazine.
Beckinsale currently has two films in post-production: Underworld: Awakening and Total Recall.
Both movies are directed by her husband Len Wiseman whom she married back in 2004.
Photographer: John Russo
Editor in Chief: Louise Nichol
Fashion Editor & Wardrobe Stylist: Stuart Robertson
Hair: Adir Abergel | Starworks Artists
MakeUp: Mai Quynh | Starworks Artists
Manicurist: Michelle Saunders | Celestine Agency
Filmed & Edited by Matthew Wardenaar | Eric Matthews | TimeAndActionProductions.com
Music: DRAPER - Eskimo Boy Remix | FLUME - Sleepless
Back in May I did a big fitness shoot. This has been one of my bigger shoots to date that had a lot of aspects to juggle from location to craft services to talent and crew. Luckily for this shoot I had a producer that took care of all those things which allowed me to focus all my energy on the creative part of the shoot.
You can purchase the photos below as well as many more at istockphoto. istockphoto.com/search/lightbox/10793676#1508d13c
Producer: Kc Guyer
Exercise Instructor: Michelle Carter Damis
1st Assistant: Darren Utt
2nd Assistant: Rob Harris
Craft Services: Brenda Harris
Video shot by Steve Harmon
by Isaac Lane Koval
Joao Silva: The biggest fight of the photographer severely wounded while on assignment in Afghanistan
João Silva (born August 9, 1966 in Lisbon, Portugal) is a war photographer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was one of four people commonly associated with the Bang-Bang Club, a group of photographers who covered South Africa from the time of Nelson Mandela's release to the first elections in 1994.
Silva has worked in Africa, the Balkans, Central Asia, Russia, and the Middle East. His images have won numerous awards, including the World Press Photo.
On October 23rd, 2010, Silva was severely wounded while on assignment in Afghanistan.
Read more: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/15/joao-silva-at-the-white-house/
Buy a print or donate to support New York Times contract photographer Joao Silva : Buy a Print here
by Alfredo Leite
|Frozen pictures © by Balam-ha|
|strangers © by omaroza.com|
|Photographe culinaire © by photographe-culinaire.net|
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Art Directoion : Jonas Yeung & Jerry Choi
Photography : Jerry Choi@jerrychoi.com
Model : JP
Makeup Stylish : Jonas Yeung@Salon Icon
Hair Stylish : Nick@Salon Icon
Cinematography : K. Lau@BRIGHT Production Limited
Camera used :
Canon 5D mark II
Lens used :
Sigma 17-35mm F2.8-4 EX DG ASPHERICAL HSM
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM
Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II
Nikkor 28mm F2.8E
Nikkor 50mm F1.4 AIS
Nikkor 80-200mm F4 AIS
Copyright © by BRIGHT Production Limited All Rights Reserved
Creating a classic portrait with a single flash unit and umbrella setup.
by Ed Verosky
Ed Burns was born in Woodside, Queens and raised on Long Island. While at Hunter College in New York City, Burns switched his focus from English to filmmaking before quickly moving on to make The Brothers McMullen, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
Lauded by critics and audiences alike, Burns gained international recognition for his first feature THE BROTHERS MCMULLEN, which premiered in competition at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival, winning the Grand Jury prize. The film, which Burns wrote, directed and starred in, was shot on a budget of only $25,000 and went on to gross over $10 million at the domestic box office, making it the most profitable film of 1995. The film also won “Best First Feature” at the 1996 Independent Spirit Awards.( text via edwardburns.net/about )
Rear more about Edward Burns and the Socialization of Indie Cinema: here
You can watch more videos like this in http://fstoppers.com/contest . You can win a 7D or D300s For The Best BTS Video
Please read my blog post for all the info you need including how the cameras were set up. Which cameras were used and so much more!
Please remember the C300 is pre-production so may not be representative of the final image
We are talking Social Media all week! Today we are coming at it from a broad point of view, and talking about how social media should be used.
Great advice on making real connections with people.
by Aaron Nace
A Quick Way to get a beauty shot with a bottle of water and a model with the master of splash: AKELstudio
Iraq's youngest professional photographer, Qamar Hashim, is a local celebrity, with many of his pictures on display at exhibitions across Baghdad. Natalie Armstrong reports.
Read more about Qamar: here
This video shows the making of a series of ads and billboards for the local WingStop franchises. It was a great series of people shots, along with wonderful food photography.
More can be seen on our website at www.melphoto.com
Wing Stoop Campaign shoot By Mel Lindstrom |
Video Shot and edited By Daniel Carettoni.
by Daniel Carettoni
Produced by Sixteenfifty/Duck Duck Poodle
Edited by Adrian Henke/HungrySquid
by Adrian Henke
How to use Christmas lights in the studio to create an amazing Bokeh with Bokeh Masters Kit by diyphotography.net
Howdy! In this how to video we show you how to use Christmas lights in the studio to produce a great out of focus highlight shot - using Bokeh.
Shot in Studio A at SOPHA, The Studio of Photographic Arts in Manchester, NH
It is incredible what you can get with a Nikon D7000 and Bokeh Masters Kit by diyphotography.net ( A nice present that you can buy it here )
by Bud Thorpe
In this video Mark gives some tips on working with models. This video is focused on what to do before, during, and after the shoot. Mark also gives tips on where to find models.
Don't miss the bloopers at the end. It's a dance off!
My name is Marc Wilson.
I have been working as a photographer for over 15 years and I am currently working on my latest project, The Last Stand. I have previously exhibited my work throughout the UK and also in shows abroad in France, Italy and the USA.
I have always found myself drawn to the landscape that surrounds us and our interaction with it. For the past fifteen months I have been researching, reccieing and starting to shoot the photographs that will make up The Last Stand, which aims to document some of the physical remnants of war in the 20th century in the UK and northern Europe.
You can help to Marc like contributor here
What happens when one of the world's most successful photographers meet one of the cheapest cameras available? In this last episode of the season we invite Chase Jarvis to take some photos with the Lego camera. Find out what happens when we throw some skateboarding and Kung fu into the equation...
Chase Jarvis: Chasejarvis.com | Twitter.com/chasejarvis | Facebook.com/chasejarvis
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO TWEETED THEIR PHOTOS! There were so many brilliant ones, sorry we couldn't use all of them. We've posted some of our other favourites here: tinyurl.com/c8gx5al
Anyway, here is the result. We hope you enjoy it!
A little School Portrait special for Christmas!
For those unaware, this is a follow up to 'School Portrait', a short film which received over one million views in two weeks at the beginning of December. You can watch the original video here: vimeo.com/picopictures/schoolportrait
Merry Christmas everyone and thanks for all your support!
Nick, Michael and Jonathan
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Directed by Nick Scott
Produced by Michael Berliner
by Nick Scott
Videographer/Editor: Taylor Tracy @taytoh89
Photography: Amy Lynn @amylynnphotos
Model: Nicole Keimig @nicolekeimig
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Behind the scenes video of Meryl Streep’s January 2012 cover shoot for Vogue US by Annie Leibovitz.
In this video The Bloody Producer™ decides that he is bored of the standard factory paint job on his Leica M9, so asks Kai to paint it pinkenta. (I was just joking! Ed.) Is asking Kai to paint the M9 the biggest mistake of his life? Find out in this video.
|© Claudiu Voicu Photographer|
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Composition can make or break a photo. It can make an interesting subject bland or an ordinary subject beautiful.
In this installment of Foundations of Photography, Ben Long explores the concepts of composition, from rule of thirds and leading lines to entry and exit points: the way the eye travels through a photo. The course also teaches techniques in photographic seeing: how to really work a scene and explore all the compositional options available.
Watch president and CEO Henrik Håkonsson introduce Phase One.
Phase One is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, where we utilize the great tradition for Danish design as well as work force quality. Production quality is of the highest standard. We have Swizz watch manufacturing excellence at all steps in our production line.
by Phase One camera systems - http://www.phaseone.com
Guys with big balls.
Professional free runners based in London.
Storm Origins, a 4.5minute short film made for the Channel 4 Documentary 'Concrete Circus'. Includes outtakes & bail clips at the end!
Starring Paul 'Blue' Joseph, Phil Doyle and Mathiue Ledoux
Directed by Claudiu Voicu
Chemical Brothers Hanna OST - Escape 700 & Container Park
Shot on 5DII / 7D - more info claudiu.co.uk
Raw fire footage viewable here: youtube.com/watch?v=HqjK-F9rK60
by claudiu voicu
DON'T MESS AROUND WITH MAINS ELECTRICITY! IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING, SEEK THE ADVICE OF A TRAINED PROFESSIONAL!
Another lighting tutorial created by @EveHazelton for philipbloom.net (head over there for the full blog philipbloom.net/2011/12/21/eve2/) in which we look at different ways you can use regular household lights to add some great lighting to your shots, it's not all about having expensive kit!
Learn how to use Christmas lights, builder's worklights and even your iPhone to add a little something special to your flm and video work!
Back the project now to get your copy of the @EveHazelton Lighting Masterclass DVD! kickstarter.com/projects/realmpictures/explore-the-underwater-realm
by Realm Pictures
Behind the scenes video of Paris Hilton’s January 2012 cover shoot for Vanity Fair Spain by Greg Lotus.
In this video Kai goes back to his photographic roots and the whole team goes out for a nice and early sunrise shoot to give some top tips on how to shoot landscapes.
So much about flash photography is creating a scene - determining which elements of your frame you want to have exposed and how you want the exposure to be balanced.
in this video, I demonstrate balancing the background's ambient exposure to reveal details pertinent to creating the right scene for an environmental portrait, then dialing in light for my subject using one off-camera flash.
This is just an example of balancing ambient light with your flash. You can go for other creative effects but either blowing out the background or darkening it - depending on what look you're going for. This time, I wanted to expose for the details outside of the window before I brought in flash and even got lucky with a nice reflection of my subject in the window while avoiding the reflection of the flash and umbrella.
Read more: http://froknowsphoto.com/off-camera-flash-balancing-ambient-light/
Photographer Noah Fallis takes you behind the scenes to show how he lights a Vancouver hotel clients guest room along with the final retouched image. It's a quick tutorial intended to show you how to be a better architectural photographer.
About Noah Fallis @noahfallis
Visit www.noahfallis.com for more.
Neil van Niekerk talks about strobes with a really nice and complete explanation of the essentials of using off-camera flash on location.
Here we went to the colorful Meat-Packing District in Manhattan, and we go over our camera settings, and how to balance the flash and ambient light.
About Neil van Niekerk:
Read more about Neil: Website | Twitter | G+
In this episode of reDefine, we talked with Tyler Stableford, one of the top adventure photographers in the world as ranked by Men's Journal, and director of the award-winning film, The Fall Line.
We met up in New York to talk about some of his more hazardous experiences, such as photographing through extreme G-forces and shooting on the floor of a coal mine while it was actually bouncing up. And listen in as he explains why volunteering is one of the most important, and selfish ways, to advance your craft and your career.
by Tamara Lackey
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A brand new BTS video to project "Folk Tales From Korea" with DIY Spherial Diffuser
Maybe you want to follow to @indylabfilm or visit his website: indylab.co.kr
Here is how I make an image 'sing' with very little time or effort. This requires nothing but a RAW image file and Lightroom.
This method is great for stock photography and high volume photography in general.
*Set black point to zero, bring it back a few points at the very end when everything else is done
*Set contrast to 100. Yes 100 (It sounds crazy but it's not)
*Control highlights with the exposure slider
*Reveal shadows with the fill-light slider
*Keep working exposure and fill light sliders until you get the look you want
*Don't forget to apply the correct lens correction profile for your image
For more information please visit: mastinstudio.com/blog
by Mastin Studio
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Fashion shoot with Mýr design on Suðurstrandarvegur in Reykjanes Iceland.
December 15th 2011 - Shot by OZZO Photography
Model: Rúna Björg
Make-up by Ásdís Sverrisdóttir
Stylist: Ina Hrund Isdal
Camera 2: Michael Andrason
Music by: Avicci - Levels
Profoto Acute B 2400ws
3 x prophoto AcuteB heads
Profoto Acute Ringlight
Canon 1ds MKIII
Canon 85mm 1.2L II
Canon 100mm Macro 2.8L
Canon 35mm 1.4L
Canon 16-35mm 2.8L II
Lee filters: 0.6 stop
by O Z Z O Photography
Bendy girls with ropes and chains!
Behind-the-scenes look at an Image Workshop photoshoot creating promo portraits for alternative circus company the Damaged Duo.
These two talented circoarts performers were the stars of the show as we planned and executed a fun yet exhausting all-day shoot in an industrial warehouse location.
Read original post: here
|© 2010-2011 IMAGE WORKSHOP LTD|
PHOTOGRAPHY - Image Workshop
Sharon Blance was principal photographer on this shoot with Brence Coghill as lighting designer, plus handling all logistics and tech
TALENT - Damaged Duo
Mim Conyers and Neisha Murphy
by Image Workshop
I got to spend the day with Zack Arias when he held his OneLight workshop at my studio/apartment. What an amazing teacher, photographer and person. This guy is all about teaching, doing better and passing on the knowledge.
After a long 17 hour day I asked Zack if he would be able to do a 5 min portrait of me to post on the site for all of you guys to see. We started shooting right around 2 AM and Zack was able to hammer out some AMAZING portraits.
I think you will be able to pick up some lighting nuggets from Zack during this video. You will see him go from one or two speedlights to using three.
Zack is a master with speedlights, it was truly an honor to get to pose for a portrait with him.
Read more here: http://froknowsphoto.com/zackarias-5minportrait/
Please, Retweet this post:Maybe you wanna help to @zarias and
Behind the Scenes Special! If you thought Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are funny in Portlandia just wait until you see the faces they pulled at the photo shoot for Portlandia Abroad in this behind-the-scenes video.
by Portland Monthly
This week Mark Wallace shows you how to create some interesting images using a sheet of glass, some RainX and a little water. These images can be used as computer wallpaper, backgrounds for you iPad, iPhone or even used in a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation.
Mark also shows how he edited the images in Lightroom to saturate the color and make the photos pop.
Sneak peek into this season's finale - as one of the world's most famous and successful photographers takes command of one of the cheapest cameras ever made. Show to be aired during Christmas 2011.
In this free sneak-peek lesson from video2brain's soon-to-be-released course Mastering Landscape Photography: Learn by Video, Phil Hawkins teaches you some landscape photography tips and techniques to create a fantastic panoramic landscape image. You can find more information about Phil's course here http://www.video2brain.com/en/products-235.
Often when I am taking landscape photographs I wish that I could capture a little of what I can see and hear around me and share it with others (apart from the medium of the photograph itself, of course). This type of photography involves long periods of standing and waiting, with nothing to do except reflect on the sights and sounds around you, usually while getting colder and damper.
I started to record short videos in between taking shots, just to try to capture something of the nature of the place. This is a work in progress and an on-going project which I have called "Being There". The results so far are shown in this video, along with one of the photos resulting from the shoot. No commentary, no music, just the sights and sounds of…being there.
I hope you enjoy it.
by Andy Barnes
| Website: andrewbarnes.co.uk
Behind the Scenes of the Movement Magazine: Issue 38: Summer Clothing Guide Shoot
|© Jem Cresswell|
Movement Magazine Issue 38 In Stores Now...
by Jem Cresswell
Making of Whitney Toyloy (Miss Switzerland 2008) and Tesla Roadster shooting
By Nathan Saurer and Guillaume Mégroz Thanks to :
|© Michael Cogliantry|
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Sony strikes back against the Iphone: A Day In The Life of Street Photographers with the Xperia phone
Performed, shot and edited as part of http://www.xperiastudio.com
Street Photographers Peter Dench and James Dodd take the roads us how the Xperia ray can turn everyday life into something different.
Music by Inanna - Cariad http://soundcloud.com/inanna
Purchase here - http://www.beatport.com/release/cariad-ep/818699
To get new Xperia Studio videos before anyone else, sign up to our Facebook app: http://on.fb.me/u1fRBN
And what do you prefer like street photography camera? Xperia or Iphone. Please, write some comment on the blog about this.
I like Iphone and you?.
Join host Joe Brady as he shows how to put PocketWizard Radio Triggers to use firing multiple off-camera flash units in both studio and environmental on-location portraits. With the addition of the easy to use AC3 ZoneController, you can instantly control and adjust up to three flash zones to create beautiful portrait lighting ratios using both TTL and manual modes - right from the top of your camera!
During this seminar, Joe will show how to take control of light with multiple flash units both alone and with different light shaping tools. See the power of TTL photography and the control of manual flash together so that you can decide which approach will best provide the results you want.
Twenty-one large triangles animated by Melbourne, throughout Federation Square. MÖBIUS is a sculpture that can be configured into many cyclical patterns and behave as though it is eating itself, whilst sinking into the ground.
The result is an optical illusion and a time-lapse of people interacting with the sculpture and moving through Melbourne's landmark location throughout the day.
Read more to watch the final video
A new version of cameras vs cameras using Twixtor pluging.
Canon 5D mark II
Final Cut Pro X
Adobe After Effects CS5
Redgigant Trap code
About Chris Orwig
Chris Orwig is a celebrated photographer, author and teacher. He is on the photography faculty at the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, CA and he is the author of numerous best-selling books.
More importantly, Chris brings unique perspective, creativity and passion to all that he does. As a photographer, he subscribes to Marc Riboud's observation that "Photography is about savoring life at 1/100th of a second." For Chris the adventure is now, and the journey has already begun -- discover, look, listen, learn and live.
| Chris Orwing´s website and blog
Photonmancer Dennis Calvert (denniscalvert.net/) was in town shooting some promo pics for local Atlanta artist DJ Kave and invited me along to shoot some behind the scenes. Filmed using a blend of video and time-lapse.
Came out pretty good but I'll be traveling to Alabama to try to film Dennis at work for a follow-up video! Definitely learned a few lessons on how to capture the process on camera and that ISO6400 looks rough even at f/2.8...
Thanks to Rhythma Dance Studios for letting us shoot into the night at their venue. rhythmastudios.com/
Filmed by Zachary Long of FengLong Photography FengLongPhoto.com/
| Blog: here
Music by DJ Kave "Oasis Remix"
by Zac & Betty FengLong Photography
AurumLight Team goes Epic ... and Naughty
"THE TRIAL" is one of our recent conceptual photoshoots which we accomplished here in London and will become a limited calendar which will contain 12 final frames.
Please check our Blog to see the final photographs from the day:
Thanks for checking!
Fotographer.TV one way how to shoot models in studio, Fernando Escovar shows us his approach.
In this tutorial created for philipbloom.net ( if you do not know visit his website ), Eve talks you through simple to advanced lighting setups that are easy to achieve and produce beautiful results. She explains simply, how to get the most from your existing lights and some quick tips to create a really impressive shot.
Eve is DOP for The Underwater Realm, a series of 5 films set underwater being shot by a team of volunteers in the UK. For more tutorials like this please head over to our kickstarter page where we are giving backers of the project the tools you need to produce fantastic film and follow Eve on twitter twitter.com/evehazelton
by Realm Pictures
A video explaining why you ought to have a 50mm lens in your arsenal.
"Orbital" is like a flying dream set in 3 cities. It places viewers at the center of cosmopolitan locations, slowly and delicately rotating across 40 HD screens in the American Airlines International Terminal. The piece was designed to work in relationship with the viewer's movement through a long hallway, filling their field of view with vast time lapsed urban panoramas moving through space to create the illusion of hovering at a dreamlike speed through a rotating cityscape. The audio was carefully crafted, inspired by the likes of Steve Reich, to create a forward momentum and almost hypnotic pulsing effect while incorporating subtle washes of urban soundscapes.
The pieces were shot with a motion control time lapse rig in New York, Paris and Barcelona, creating enormous sequences of photography that were then stitched and choreographed together at the Mill.
by Rama Allen | via kessleru.com
Director: Rama Allen, Ryan McKenna
Interior Lighting I used for taking one of many images created for a high end custom home builder in Calgary.
Due to the affluence of many Calgary residence there is a blooming industry of luxury home builders and elite real estate. In order to represent the effort made in the creation and design of these illustrious homes, many architects and home builders see value in calling a professional photographer to create images that mirror the quality of their craftmenship.
I'm fortunate to be one of those Calgary photographers that gets those calls. Since architectural photography requires a significantly advanced understanding of lighting and the gear to match (in the video below, I'm using a fraction of all the photographic equipment I normally bring), due to that it's a small community of photographers. (+)
by Photographer Noah Fallis
I got a call from Bonnier Photographer Bill Doster. He asked if I was available in Fort Myers Beach. I didn’t know if it was for Waterski, Wakeboard or Boating Magazine. Or maybe he was double booked with a corporate job and needed help.
He asked if I was interested in shooting the first ever Boating Magazine swimsuit issue with him and another photographer. I immediately said yes. ”There will be 12 girls, 12 boats and 3 photographers working for 4 days.” The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. I had a corporate gig on the 19-20th in Orlando, a wedding on the 21st in St. Augustine, then a 6 hour drive from St. Augustine to Fort Myers Beach early on the 22nd. Our home for the few days was the Pink Shell Resort, a beautiful oceanfront getaway in southwest Florida.
Although the weather hampered us at times, we made the best of what we were given. My time was with Deonna Marie /Mastercraft, Kelly Sandler / Premier, Natalia Muntean / Deep Impact, and Erin McKinnon / Sea Ray. I’m sure you have a copy of the magazine by now. And, if you haven’t done so already, order your calendar! That’s my photo of Natalia on the cover.
They even made a behind the scenes video of the shoot!
Text and video by cycyr.com | Blog: cycyr.com/blog
By Jay P. Morgan. ( http://theslantedlens.com/)
In this Slanted Lens Lesson we are going to show you how to build a snow falling rig and then how to light falling show. I have seen many snow falling rigs in hollywood over the years and all of them were made by a special effect house. Its hard to find a set up at Wall Mart that will create a curtain of falling plastic snow 10 feet wide.
Consequently I have built many of these over the years and have simplified the process so it can be built in an hour or so and then thrown away when we are done. I use a plastic snow that I get from Studio specialities here in Los Angeles.
This is the web address http://www.superiorstudio.com. Shipping is not to expensive because the product is very light.
I shoot snow mostly in the summer time when there is not any good snow in the US that is easy to get to. This means shooting snow scenes with talent wearing ski jackets and mittens in Los Angeles heat. During one shoot we did, on the back lot at Warner Brothers, it was 90 degrees and the talent were sweating profusely. Its hard to look cold when large beads of sweat are rolling down your face. Its a fun process. Here is how we build a snow rig and light and shoot falling snow.
Good luck and Keep on click-in! Jay P. Morgan
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I picked up a ContourROAM action camera from Allens Camera a few weeks back because I had a really interesting idea. I thought it would be a very cool idea to somehow wear this camera while doing photo shoots.
Originally I thought I would use the helmet strap attachment around my FRO to capture what I was photographing. Than I came up with the idea that I would use the hot shoe of my camera to hold the ContourROAM to give you my point of view while photographing.
The next step was to figure out how I get the camera to go into the hot shoe so I could easily take it on and off. I had to pick up some accessories from Allens to make this happen. First I needed a "Cold Shoe with a 1/4-20 Converter to screw into the camera and than slide into the hot shoe. The first issue I faced was camera did not sit up high enough so it was hitting my forehead when trying to take horizontal images. I picked up a second "Cold Shoe" along with a Stoboframe Flash Mount Adapter which gave me the height I needed.
With this set up my plan is to give you guys a first person shooter look at my photo shoots. For many of my shoots I can not man the second camera to capture me photographing. With this ContourROAM I can now record and photograph at the same time giving you the ability to see exactly what I was looking at when I captured images.
If you would like to check out the ContourROAM and other accessories for it please CLICK HERE to go to AllensCamera.com.
We get a lot of questions here at SOPHA, and high on the list is how to clean your camera.
In this video, Bud will show you how to clean your camera, and specifically, the methods he uses to clean DSLR sensors.
Yes, this is service we have here at SOPHA - we clean cameras and sensors. But folks asked for a video, so here it is.
If you have ideas for more videos, send us a line.
You can find out more about SOPHA at theSOPHA.com.
by Bud Thorpe
Remember: if you do not know how to do it, to clean yourself the sensor of your camera can damage it.
Go behind the scenes of Pirelli's 2012 Calendar, shot on location in Corsica by Mario Sorrenti.
The images depict Kate Moss together with other eleven models and actresses including Lara Stone, Milla Jovovich, Isabeli Fontana and Guinevere Van Seenu, in images that are a hymn to natural feminine beauty.
You can watch too--> Pirelli: The Cal 2012 presentation in New York
Long version: here
Behind The Scenes of the catalog and advertising photo shoot for Terani Couture's Spring Evening wear 2012 line (TeraniCouture.com). Photographer Kevin Michael Reed (KevinMichaelReed.com). Director of Photography Ryan White.
Kevin shares his incredible RETOUCHING WORKFLOW: here
by Kevin Michael Reed
( via @yoshid8s )
Cy Cyr photography brings you the behind-the-scenes mayhem of this Golf Digest shoot of the 18 Most Annoying Golf Partners.
From the Cigar Guy to the Parking Lot Pro to the Human Rain Delay, they're all there, and odds are you've seen more than one of them on your home course.
With three professional standup comics, a smoking hot beverage cart girl, and plenty of warm, stale beer on hand, the shoot was on par with the funnest I've ever had.
Check out the video and let us know what you think. ( to @cycyrdotcom )
Final images: here
by GolfDigestMagazineand and Cy Cry
How to Photograph Cars in studio Part 2, with Fernando Escovar of Fotographer.TV
Fernando shows how to cars in studio.
This how large car companies shoot cars indoors.
Checklist of what to bring and shoot arounds.
How to Photograph Cars in studio Part 1, with Fernando Escovar of Fotographer.TV
Fernando shows how to use a FISHER light in studio. This how large car companies shoot cars indoors.
In the second part of this two part series, photographer Mark Wallace explains how to light a set for a successful book cover shoot.
Hayley Hasselhoff making-of-the-shoot video. Photography & make-up by Bradford Rogne: BradfordRogne.com . Wardrobe styling by Taylor Bass: taylorbass.com .
Music by Kauf: kaufaudio.com
by Bradford Rogne
Music: Instant Lovers by Deano
Featuring Morgan Sorne
by Alice Rabbit
Hosts: Catherine Hall and Iyaz Akhtar.
Matthew Jordan Smith is a celebrity in his own right, and a phenomenal artist with an enviable passion for personal projects. He discovered stars like Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum before they were famous, and he continues to work with entertainment industry giants like Oprah, Halle Berry, and Jamie Foxx. He joins Catherine and guest host Iyaz Akhtar to share his tips for getting noticed, pulling a team together, and not falling star-struck in the presence of such greatness.
Guest: Matthew Jordan Smith
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1) Get into the habit of treating each picture you take as if it was film and you only have 35 frames to shoot. This will make you treat each frame as something special and not just disposable pixels.
2) Try to shoot at your camera's "native ISO". For Sony and Nikon it's ISO 200 and for Canon it's 160. Shooting at the native ISO will give you better files than shooting at other ISO's. Its similar to shooting films with the lowest ISO's but digital is different.
3) Move in close. The one thing I see in most photographs is that they are taken too far away from their subject. Move in and fill the frame with important information to create strong images. Treat the frame as if you were painting a picture on canvas. Make sure everything in the frame is what you want.
Matthew's Favorite Gears
Annie Leibovitz's new book and exhibition, Pilgrimage, looks at places associated with the historical American figures which fascinate her.
The book pictures the homes and other places associated with US historical figures as varied as Abraham Lincoln, Elvis Presley and Louisa May Alcott (author of Little Women).
Leibovitz says the photographs are a set of "very personal" pictures.
I learned my lesson from the last test. This time we're testing her out without the camera mounted. The upgraded wireless system solved our problem when the cable cam would go out of control (interference).
Still a work in progress. cheesycam.com/diy-cable-cam-prototype-test/
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CinemaCake has been voted as the #1 Best Videographer in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011" by the MyFox Philly Hot List and the PHL17 Philly Hot List. Also, voted as one of the "Top Cinematographers in the world" by EventDV Magazine for four years in a row. All votes are from professional videographers all over the world. (+)
by Alexander Heinrichs
Matt Barnes is a Toronto based photographer, who is represented commercially by Westside Studio.
He is a gentle ginger giant, with an avid interest in all facets of pop
culture, from Western films to sailor tattoos. He is married to a
lovely songstress called Shelley Hayes,
and recently acquired his first motorcycle.
He works in a tight knit group, with producer Tara and assistant Spenser, as well as a cool group of freelance professionals. If you would like to work with Matt, shoot Him or Tara a message. If you have an enquiry in regard to the blog, please forward it to Dylan Childs. ( text via Matt Barnes´ blog )
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My name is Matt, I am photographer and "BTS search Guru".
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