0 Views ·Posted 03/13/2023
Photographers instinctively seek light. In this video, Joe McNally shares stories from his career and the incredible effort he puts into lighting an image.
0:00 - Introduction
5:39 - McNally's History with Light
9:43 - Light that Looks Natural
13:15 - No Place for Fancy Light
13:58 - Nervous Light
14:27 - The Valley of the Gels
18:58 - Hard Light
22:34 - Soft Light
25:21 - Lots of Light
28:32 - Same Subject, Different Light
30:47 - Fashion Light
40:56 - Light in Difficult Places
42:09 - Quick Light
43:45 - Light Shapes Character
48:17 - Day
0 Views ·Posted 02/07/2023
Dominique Hammer specializes in black-and-white photography. In this presentation he shares his experience, knowledge, and recommendations to help you improve your photography.
0:00 - Introduction
1:29 - Train Your Eyesight
7:40 - Analyzing the First Photo
12:56 - How to Analyze Photography
20:32 - How to Prepare a Fashion Shoot
28:29 - Analyzing the Fashion Shoot Photo
34:22 - How to Find the Essentials
42:49 - Things that Helped the Most
49:10 - Analyzing the Final Photo
50:46 - Gear Used
51:20 - Final Thoughts
"I was addicted right away to taking photos, telling stories, composition—all of it. Once I started taking photos, I never stopped," says Marisa Peña, fashion photographer and B&H employee. Peña, whose love of shooting began with a high school photography class, boasts a portfolio of texture-filled macro shots rendered beautifully in black-and-white, self-portraits curiously composed and full of whimsy, lively
The equipment used by fashion photographers varies considerably, depending on what is being photographed and who is behind the camera. In general, the kit requirements for documenting a fashion show are more standardized than those for creating editorials. There are successful fashion photographers who can fit all of their gear in a single bag—and others who require an entire equipment truck. This article is aimed at photographers getting started with fashion productions. Photographers interested in capturing runway should read Theanos Nikitas
0 Views ·Posted 01/26/2023
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
0 Views ·Posted 11/27/2021
Whether it's a fashion or wedding photoshoot, portrait lighting and posing can take your photos from okay to great. Professional photographer Roberto Valenzuela takes you behind the scenes to his portrait photography lighting and posing process. You'll learn how to pose and light women and men, from professional models to wedding parties, from in studio to on location.
What are some of your own tips for posing and lighting portraits? Share them with us in the Comments area, below.
Sponsored by Lexar
0 Views ·Posted 10/23/2021
Learn fashion photography techniques in this webinar. Editorial, lifestyle, and fashion photographer/Director and Nikon Ambassador Dixie Dixon discusses her creative process, gear, posing, and lighting tips. She also covers the camera settings she typically uses, such as the ideal aperture for fashion photography.
Questions? Post them in the Comments section, below.
Sponsored by Manfrotto
Using fast prime lenses to create razor-sharp portraits where the focus melts away like butter can be an addictive (and costly) pastime. The jump from an 85mm f/1.8 to an 85mm f/1.4 may seem minor on paper, but anyone who has used both lenses knows that the difference extends well beyond a few decimal points. This article is an homage to the top-tier primes designed for the most demanding portrait photographers. Hide your wallet before proceeding.
Photographs © Cory Rice
Watch enough online tutorials or read enough marketing copy and you might be convinced that a successful portrait requires cranking the aperture of your lens to its widest setting. While the “wide-open” approach to portraiture is far from new, its usage has surged in recent years, leading to a surplus of photos flaunting extremely shallow depth of field. As polarizing as it is popular, whether this phenomenon is viewed as a scourge or a blessing depends on the audience. Plenty of striking portraits have been made using this technique but, like
0 Views ·Posted 03/19/2021
New York City-based fashion and beauty photographer Lara Jade shares her fashion photography tips on topics such as finding subjects to photograph and marketing yourself, and talks about the difference between editorial and commercial photography.
Are you new to the world of fashion and beauty photography, or a seasoned pro? Share your thoughts about this video, along with your own tips, in the Comments section, below!
0 Plays ·Posted 06/17/2020
On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome Margit Erb and Michael Parillo, of the Saul Leiter Foundation, to discuss Saul Leiter’s career and their work preserving the art and the legacy of this pioneer of color photography.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Leiter veered from the traditional religious path his parents desired for him and moved to New York City to follow his own calling. Met with early success in
On March 20th, Nintendo released Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the latest installment of its popular life-simulation series. In six short weeks, the game has already sold more than 13 million copies, making ACNH one of the strongest game debuts ever for the Nintendo Switch, and putting it on track to becoming one of the top-selling Switch titles of all time.
by John Harris and Cory Rice ·Posted 02/13/2020
Photography is necessary and undying, it is the ultimate way for a story to be told.
—Jo Bailon, portrait and fashion photographer
Photograph © Cory Rice
0 Plays ·Posted 01/22/2020
On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome editorial, fashion, art, and music photographer Olivia Bee. That’s a lot of tags and she’s earned them all in a relatively short time span. Her “origin story” is well-documented in photo circles, so we won’t go into that much, but in a career now a decade old, we discuss where those early successes have brought her, what she enjoys about photography, and what she is