Grab a friend and head outdoors! Whether you're a travel photographer looking to go beyond the typical tourist photo, or a landscape photographer trying to add a subject to your image, Maria Perez is here to help. In this video, she shares her tips for choosing a lens focal length, composing your frame, and posing your subject outdoors. If you have any other tips on taking great portraits while traveling, let us know in the Comments section, below.
0:00 - Introduction
0:21 - Wide-Angle Portraits
1:03 - Standard Lens (35mm or 50mm)
Join Jaison Sterling, owner of Rock Town Media, as he dives into the basic concepts of action portraits using off-camera lighting. Sterling goes over the gear needed to create dynamic sports portraits.
0:00 - Introduction
1:16 - Sterling's Background
6:08 - Sterling's Lighting Setup
14:56 - Editing
15:21 – One-on-One Mentoring
16:30 - Setting the Power of the Flash and Using the Flash Outdoors
20:02 - Getting Started with Off-Camera Flash
21:46 – Sky Exposure and Deciding Which Lights and Modifiers to Use
24:46 - Pricing, Location, Posing,
Jason Rivera discusses creative direction, shooting, and the equipment he uses during indoor and outdoor photo shoots. He explains the benefits of different types of lighting for continuous and strobe photography and how he mixes both styles for his assignments.
0:00 - Introduction
2:06 - Rivera’s Workflow
6:07 - Stella Pro Lights
8:23 - It's not About the Size of the Gear, It's About Being Confident
12:09 - Breaking Down Rivera’s Fashion Shoots
20:48 - How to Work with Clients
24:24 - Tips for Breaking into the Industry
29:10 - Continuous vs
When it is time to see a rare bird up close, the binocular is the go-to optical tool for almost every serious birder. Unmatched portability and convenience make the binocular one of the best devices available for spotting and identifying birds in their natural habitats.
In this first segment of a four-part series, we will discuss what to look for if you are looking for binoculars for birding, or some things to consider if you are already a birder and
One of the leading trends in digital cameras over the past few years has been the development of advanced video capabilities in mirrorless and DSLR cameras. Features that could once only be found in costly cinema cameras now come standard in still cameras targeted toward hybrid photo-video content creators. Accompanying the interest in cameras able to create high-quality stills and videos has come a demand for lights that can be used for both purposes.
While on-camera flashes and strobes have long been the standard for photographers, the short
How unfortunate is it that some of the best photographic opportunities present themselves when it's miserably cold outside? It doesn't matter what kind of camera equipment you're using; proper preparation and knowledge of your gear and environment are essential to helping ensure success when you're out in the cold, making photographs.
Before we talk photography, let me say this: be smart. Cold causes hypothermia and frostbite. There is no potential photograph
Outdoor photographer L. Renee, aka Urban Climbr, shares five tips for preparing for an adventure photo shoot, such as choosing your gear, getting creative, and other important items to bring along.
0:17 Tip 1
0:58 Tip 2
1:40 Tip 3
2:21 Tip 4
2:40 Tip 5
3:32 Final Thoughts
Ready to step up from that built-in flash? Whether you’re going for a dramatic look in the studio or a diffused look outdoors, you, too, can create awesome portraits using only one speed light. A speed light can help fill in the shadows, bounce light from a nearby surface, add color, even balance the light when the background is overexposed, and can be applied to many more techniques.
0:00 - Introduction
0:18 - Why Use OCF (Off-Camera Flash)?
1:19 - Uses and Ideas
3:37 - Final Thoughts
Welcome to Part 3 of our journey into the world of Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) photography. In this final chapter of the 3-part series of articles, we voyage back into the mental aspects of creating ICM art, as well as take in some tips for some of the more common ICM subjects and finish with inspirational words from some of the masters of the craft.
Above image © Morag Paterson
Because ICM eschews many of the lessons we have tried so hard to learn in photography over the years, the approach and process are very different to
If you've always wanted to get better results from your portrait photography lighting, but are fearful of the process, then JC Carey has a simple solution! In this B&H Event Space video, Carey discusses how lens selection, camera settings, and the lighting gear itself will inform your creative choices during a photo shoot. At the end of this presentation, you will know the three steps for setting up your off-camera flash outdoors!
Are you fearful of setting up portrait lighting? Watch this video and fear no more!
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Sony Artisan of Imagery Tony Gale is back for another portrait-lighting session, this time with the versatile speedlight. Whether indoors or outdoors, in studio or on the go, this portable off-camera flash can be used in multiple ways to add creativity to your portraits. Consider this seminar your speedlight guide, since Gale will covers the basics, as well as various setups.
Write about your own experiences lighting portraits with speedlights, in the Comments section.
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Ask a roomful of birders their favorite season and you probably won’t hear many praises of winter. As temperatures drop, the appeal of venturing outdoors for extended periods of time diminishes for all but the most dedicated photographers and birdwatchers. However, winter provides unique benefits for the bold and bundled. Leafless trees make for easier spotting and white snowy environments make for beautiful settings for photographs. Best of all, winter welcomes its own seasonal lineup of characters, if you know where to look. This article
The sun. Always on. Always overhead (of some part of the planet). Always free. Always a consideration for every photograph taken outside of a windowless studio or closet. The sun is nature’s free light source for photography and video. Regardless of whether you are making a landscape image, architectural photograph, portrait, macro shot, street photo, etc., sunlight, or the absence of sunlight, is a critical ingredient in the image.
Photographs © Todd Vorenkamp
When viewing or photographing the sun, or any phase of a partial solar eclipse, remember that you MUST observe safe practices to prevent damage to your eyes and/or equipment (but mostly to your eyes).
NEVER look directly at the sun with your naked eyes. Permanent damage to your eyesight, up to and including blindness, may result.
During a total solar eclipse, eye protection is NOT required during periods of totality when the viewer is in the path of totality. Totality is bookmarked by the “diamond ring effect.” Annular eclipses, even
Do you capture those special moments with your child, but then wish for better final images? Do you want to know what to consider when photographing your child in order to get the best portraits? Brandon Cortez and Jack Salamanchuk from Panasonic share their tips for photographing kids, from camera settings to gear, from newborn to toddler, and from indoors to outdoors.
What are your takeaways from this talk? Engage with us in the Comments section, below, and share your own advice for making great images of children.
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