Studio Photography

by Cory Rice ·Posted 02/28/2023
Aputure has announced a collection of new lights for film and photo creators: INFINIBAR Pixel Bars, amaran Pixel Tubes, and amaran S series COBs. Whether you are creating colorful lighting patterns for a film or simply lighting a livestream in your home, there is an LED in this release for you. Aputure-Amaran Aputure’s INFINIBAR
by Cory Rice ·Posted 02/06/2023
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 10/27/2022
Join Sophia Elizabeth as she goes in-depth to equip photographers with basic photographic concepts that will optimize their studio lighting techniques and allow them to produce better quality images. She discusses light modifiers, light positioning, camera settings, and portrait lenses. 0:00 - Introduction 3:15 - Different Types of Light Modifiers 4:14 - Standard Reflector 5:26 - Beauty Dish 7:17 - Soft Box 10:06 - V-flats 13:18 - Gels 18:55 - Grids 23:42 - Q&As on Modifiers 25:17 - 1-, 2-, and 3-Light Setups 29:42 - Camera Settings 33:08
0 Views ·Posted 10/19/2022
Watch and learn as Jason Buff uses different lighting and camera techniques to combine the best of both worlds—cinematic and photographic techniques—and create dramatic images. He will also discuss the use and capabilities of constant lighting mixed with flash to achieve different looks. 0:00 - Introduction 3:54 – Buff’s Background 6:53 - How Photography is Used as Storytelling 12:33 - Lighting 21:56 - Color 26:53 - Images that Tell a Story 27:38 - Colored Lights and Gels 39:21 - How a Story Emerges from the Images 43:57 - How to Direct the
0 Views ·Posted 10/08/2022
Inspired by Edward Hopper, Tracy Bosworth Page aims to capture the essence of solitude with a vintage feel in these portraits. As she uses one continuous light on her model, she walks you through the entire photo-shoot process. In your own solitude, has your photography been inspired by a famous painter? Tell us how, just below. 0:00 - Introduction 0:39 - About Tracy's Work 6:52 - Planning the Photoshoot 18:30 - Demo 44:43 - Q&A (Post Processing, Settings, Directing) 1:06:02 - Final Thoughts Sponsored by
0 Views ·Posted 03/12/2022
Professional photographer Joe Edelman walks through the portrait lighting setups he's used during his creative photo shoots, including how to use color gels for lighting. Want to know more about planning a portrait photo shoot? Watch this video. Do you have any tips of your own to share? Do it, in the Comments section. Click here to watch Part 1!
0 Views ·Posted 03/05/2022
Joe Edelman believes that portraits don't need to be basic or traditional; they can be very creative. Watch this video and learn how to come up with creative photography ideas, how to plan your photo shoot, how to collaborate with your model, and more! How do you find photo inspiration? Do you study the portraiture of the great masters? Do you have a muse? Use the Comments section to discuss. Click here
0 Views ·Posted 03/04/2022
Brandi Nicole shares five creative photography ideas for using the Nanlite Pavotube II 30X Lighting Kit. Go behind the scenes in her home studio and learn how to use these RGBWW LED tube lights. We hope these portrait photography tips inspire you to try your own photo shoot at home. How do you get creative with your photography lighting? Tell us, in the Comments section.
by John Harris ·Posted 07/22/2021
Eat what you photograph. Take this tip with a grain of salt: Do not eat too much or what you cannot stomach, but to photograph your subject, you need to know it well. Go to markets, grow vegetables, handle your ingredients, try new dishes, and of course, learn how to cook. Use a Macro Lens Food can be photographed in many ways, from many perspectives, but close-ups and sharp details will always be necessary, and a true 1:1 macro lens
by Cory Rice ·Posted 05/27/2022
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
0 Views ·Posted 06/08/2021
Peter Hurley discusses his gear setup and camera settings for headshot photography. He offers advice about what to look for in a camera lens, as well as how to balance ISO, aperture, and shutter speed settings for optimal results. What gear and settings do you use for your own headshot photography? Engage us in conversation in the Comments, below. Want to learn more from Peter Hurley? Watch the rest of the episodes in this series:
by Cory Rice ·Posted 06/08/2021
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
by Cory Rice ·Posted 06/10/2021
Every portrait photographer who started with a kit zoom remembers the first time they swapped it out for a prime lens. The “Wow” factor of a bright, sharp prime is hard to match, even with the best zooms. Optical benefits aside, working from a fixed focal length encourages more natural photographer-sitter interactions and better spatial awareness. Read on to learn why so many portrait photographers love their prime lenses.
by Cory Rice ·Posted 05/06/2021
Macro photo studios share many of the same basic needs and equipment as traditional photo studios—just on a smaller scale. This reduction in size both lowers the cost of entry into the genre while inviting creativity from resourceful DIY photographers. Below are some tips for expanding your macro studio using items around the house or easily obtained from local art, craft, or hardware stores. Small clips from around
by Jill Waterman ·Posted 03/18/2021
The past year has been particularly challenging for creatives whose work involves collaborative production shoots, the logistics of which almost always defy the concept of social distance. Philadelphia-area photographer/director Chris Crisman experienced this dilemma firsthand last March, as the projects he was up for began to fizzle. “We had a bunch of things on the fence right when the rumblings about COVID were starting,” he explains. “I was just hyper, and thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, what are we going to do? Given what might be happening, how