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Posted 02/25/20
Creating portraits on location can open up all kinds of opportunities for creativity but can also come with its own challenges. Sony Artisan of Imagery Tony Gale discusses how he approaches those challenges while shooting on location. Topics in this tutorial include environmental portraiture, outdoor versus studio portrait photography, scouting out a location, outdoor lighting techniques, and more. Sponsored by Sony
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Posted 12/11/18
Environmental portraits tell a story, by allowing a glimpse into the world of another individual, with a depth that surpasses the expressive capacity of a formal portrait. The subject is revealed by the photographer’s use of design, and composition of the background setting, with special attention to light, posture, expression, composition, and rapport. Each element divulges another aspect of the subject’s personality, requiring careful attention to detail. The technical concerns about light, camera angle and lenses, backgrounds, selective focus, and composition can sometimes overshadow the importance of making a connection with another human being. Honoring, respecting, and communicating with your subject are the first steps to making a meaningful, and storytelling photograph. However, it’s imperative to use good lighting techniques, both natural and with flash, to create the mood, and description of the scene, and capture the essence of the subject. Patience and observation help the photographer choose the right time and place, to capture the subject appropriately.
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Posted 03/20/18
In this B&H Event Space video, Australian wildlife photographer and Tamron Lens Ambassador Shannon Wild talks about her life as a photographer of wild animals. Topics she discusses include the basics of shooting stills and video with DSLRs, how to best choose and use your camera gear, how to approach animals, travel tips, and other important aspects of travel and animal photography, in locations as diverse as Antarctica, Africa, and other remote and exotic locales. In this B&H Event Space video, Australian wildlife photographer and Tamron Lens Ambassador Shannon Wild talks about her life as a photographer of wild animals. Topics she discusses include the basics of shooting stills and video with DSLRs, how to best choose and use your camera gear, how to approach animals, travel tips, and other important aspects of travel and animal photography, in locations as diverse as Antarctica, Africa, and other remote and exotic locales.
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Posted 03/19/18
In this B&H Event Space video, join photographer David Brommer as he shares mirrorless camera tips and elaborates on the mobility of his iPad-based workflow. Imagine the freedom of packing all your gear—including your digital darkroom—into a small shoulder bag to carry on your next trip. Brommer’s recommendations will help you trim your kit down to the essentials. Learn techniques to achieve better travel photographs, from researching your subject in advance to determining your shooting style and how you want to present the work. Discover how to charm your subjects and build good will in advance of making pictures by incorporating a Fujifilm Instax instant camera in your process. What if you could have all your images edited and processed by the time you return home? Brommer takes you on a virtual tour of his iPad-based workflow, featuring Google’s Snapseed photo editor, to help you do just that. After watching, you will have a new appreciation for traveling light, as well as valuable insights to help transform your next vacation into a full-blown photo project.
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Posted 03/13/18
In this B&H Event space video, photographer Laurie Klein, and Ilija Melentijevic, of Kolari Vision, discuss and explain the black-and-white infrared film imaging process. Conventional as well as unconventional applications of digital and digital IR imaging are shown and explained. Other IR-related topics include modifying cameras and lenses for optimal infrared imaging results, filtering for IR imaging, working within different types of lighting scenarios, and post-capture image processing tips.
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Posted 02/06/18
In this B&H Event Space video, traveler and photographer Enrique Aviles discusses his journey from beginning simply as a traveler, to his decision to pick up a camera and share with others the knowledge he gathers from life on the road. During his presentation, Aviles shares many practical tips, including the importance of making a list of where you are going and what you want to document, the benefits of waking up early, the discipline behind hunting for a picture, and how to challenge yourself physically, creatively, and socially in making different types of pictures. He sees documenting one’s travels as an opportunity to tell a personal tale, and a chance to write your own history. Most important, however, he stresses enjoying the process, being grateful for the ability to learn from a wide range of cultures and experiences, and using these experiences to enrich the lives of others.
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Posted 01/30/18
In this B&H Event Space video, wedding photographers Laibel and Chana Schwartz show you how to create great portraits in less than desirable environments, allowing you to come away with happy customers, as well as elements for a noteworthy portfolio. During this presentation, the Schwartzes discuss the seven techniques they use to produce beautiful portraiture in any setting, despite tacky backgrounds. Learn their tips for finding your happy spot, thinking outside your box, changing your perspective, styling things yourself, or even hitting the road and leaving the event hall. After watching, you’ll walk away with the tools in your pocket to create images that transcend their origin and come alive in your camera.
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Posted 01/30/18
In this B&H Event Space video, photographer (and Director of Production at JUICE Pharma Worldwide’s B12 Studio) Michael Kaminski discusses his travels to Havana, Cuba, where he has been photographing the “everyday people” who make up the fabric of Cuban society. Consciously trying to avoid the typical “touristy” photographs of old cars and other colorful-though-trivial photographs of Cuba, Kaminski’s personal challenge was to capture “non-typical” photographs from pre-dawn through midnight.
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Posted 01/09/18
In this B&H Event Space video, photographer Stephanie Sinclair describes her experiences photographing people in their native surroundings. A faithful practitioner of environmental portraiture, Sinclair describes her approach to photographing her subjects in remote corners of the world for National Geographic, the New York Times, and other photojournalistic outlets. Topics covered include equipment, best methods for working under less-than-desirable lighting conditions, gender and other cultural issues, conflict photography, and other elements that contribute to producing powerful portraits, regardless of where your work takes you.
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Posted 12/06/17
It is that time of year again when all those high school seniors are thinking about their pending graduation. Both them and their parents are also thinking about senior portraits. And no we are not talking about the canned images taken by the school, we are talking about the creative photos taken outside in various locations. Jeff Cable is back once again to share his photos and business advice to help you take better senior photos and make money doing so. Jeff likes to keep it simple and will be showing you how he captures great images with one or two flash units and not much more. Jeff Cable Photography http://www.jeffcable.com/phototours http://www.jeffcable.com/
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