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Dive into the world of fine art photography with Anya Anti as she shares her tips on concept portraits, from planning to photoshoot.
0:00 - Introduction
0:25 - Does Gear Matter?
1:28 - Concepts and Storytelling
2:50 - Planning
3:55 - Props
4:55 - Your Subject and Concept
5:29 - Final
Photographers and filmmakers of the past used to break out homemade tricks—some innovative and fun—when trying to achieve special effects to make their images stand out from the crowd. Many of us have heard of the technique of smearing petroleum jelly on a lens filter for soft-focus effects. Today, one company—Lensbaby—has brought professional-grade optical tools to the world of creative photography and videography, allowing users to create
The best New Year’s resolutions are 1) fun, 2) easy to follow, and 3) photographic! A few years ago, I listed an even dozen photographic resolutions that I may or may not have followed successfully. Our B&H Photography Podcast addressed the subject here, and Bjorn Petersen talked about
Welcome to the world of photography beyond what you can do with your smartphone! With an interchangeable-lens digital camera (DSLR or mirrorless) you can do so much more than when you’re using the camera in your phone. Even though it can be intimidating at first, there are some fun photographic challenges that even beginning photographers will enjoy. Not only are they relatively easy, these photo assignments will build photographic fundamentals for all your
0 Views ·Posted 01/09/2021
2021 is here, and it is time to reset our artistic goals. Fine art and still life photographer Claire Rosen teaches you how to be creative, how to brainstorm, and how to execute your photography ideas. We hope you enjoy the video, and we invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com.
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Amelie Stazger shares her creative process for mobile photography, from planning the photoshoot to photo editing. She shares her expertise on color theory and photography composition, equipment, photography process, and post-processing. With apps such as Adobe Lightroom Mobile, Snapseed and more, Amelie is able to take her photography ideas from a concept to the final piece using only her iPhone 11.
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It has been more than 16 years since Lensbaby first came into being, and to mark the occasion, this manufacturer is taking the opportunity to introduce the Lensbaby Spark 2.0, which is an update of the original Lensbaby Spark 1.0, introduced in 2012.
Mood boards have long served as efficient platforms for communicating ideas in the advertising, fashion, and film worlds. Their popularity stems from the simple fact that it is easier to show than to describe the direction of a visual project when working with a large creative team. Freed from its commercial roots, moodboarding can be a powerful exercise for photographers working through new ideas or planning future projects.
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Does the space in which you work affect the photography you create? This is one question at the heart of our “Inspiration to Process” series and the first question we asked artist David Brandon Geeting when we arrived at his Greenpoint studio. It seemed a fitting question, given the quantity of work he has produced from this subterranean space and that his most recent series, “Neighborhood Stroll,” was created on walks around the adjacent blocks.
Above photograph © Cory Rice
Photography is a great way to get out of the house, explore the world around you, and can be a reason to visit new places. Sometimes, though, your own home and time spent indoors can also be a key source of inspiration and a tool to work through any creative droughts in which you might find yourself. Whether you’re confined to home because of weather, a global pandemic, or just because you feel like staying in, don’t let staying at home be a limitation to your photography practice; let the challenge of being indoors ignite new ways to approach
340 Views ·Posted 05/07/2019
Join high-school portrait photographer Tomayia Colvin as she shares three quick tips on how to develop a brand identity for your photography. In the video, Colvin stresses the importance of authenticity, consistency, and hard work when creating and maintaining a successful brand. Be sure to drop by BandH.com for more videos, informational articles, and more.
In the following video, photographer David Flores offers up some tips for photographing in the cold. Ranging from how to prepare for your shoot to how finish your shoot for the day, Flores gives insight on some simple tricks to make photographing a bit easier during this cold-but-beautiful time of the year. For further reading, check out our other cold-weather articles on Essential Tips and
The always inspirational (and legendary) street photographer Mel DiGiacomo explains his process for keeping the love alive and his eye—and hands—sharp (and no one is sharper than DiGiacomo). From his ongoing projects on the Antiguan village he adopted, to rugby, to tattoo conventions, to firefighter wet-downs, DiGiacomo’s ongoing projects run the gamut and act as the gym for working out his photography muscles. He even photographs weddings, in his own inimitable style—even when he’s not been hired! He explains how he makes that work well for
Peak Design has just revealed an updated version of the popular Capture Camera Clip, now up to v3 and available in black or silver. Made of weatherproof aluminum, this harness system is designed for professional gear and can withstand forces of up to 200 lb. A small clip is used to clamp onto any strap or belt as
If you have been around photography for a while, you might remember the center focus filter that left the center of your frame sharp, but blurred and softened everything around it. The center of the filter was clear (or even simply air as it was cut out), and the edge was frosted glass. Some photographers achieved the same effect by smearing petroleum jelly on the edges of their lenses. Today, through the creativity and design of the