Posts Tagged ‘shooting’

100 Things I have Learned about Photography

This past week I stumbled upon Eric Kim’s list titled “100 things I have learned about photography”. It was such a great idea that I decided to do one myself. I have yet to read Kim’s full list as I didn’t want it to influence my own, but I will be going through his afterwards. I suggest you do the same.

It was hard at first, but once I got going, the list was fairly easy to complete. Some of the better items are listed near the end, so if you have the time, I suggest reading the entire list.

Why You Should Shoot RAW

If you are serious about photography, there is no greater advice I can give you than to shoot in RAW format. By doing so, you will give yourself a lot more control when it comes to editing your photographs, which in turn improves creative freedom.

How to Fake Sunlight on an Overcast Day

This is one of the most useful tips I have seen in a long time. If you are shooting on an overcast day, but would like to make it look like a bright sunny day, you can use an off camera flash and a tree branch to give your photograph some fake shadows. See how it’s done in the Speedlight Mastery Trailer, featuring Damien Lovegrove.

Tossing a Camera into the Air Takes Nerves of Steel

the timer, and an off camera flash, Mike was able to come up with a decent photograph. You have to question his technique however, considering how expensive equipment can be, as well as the fact a similar photograph could be taken using a ladder.

How To Shoot Through Fences

If you’ve ever tried to take photographs at the zoo, you’ve most likely run into the problem of shooting through fences. This can be really frustrating. Luckily, there are 3 things you can do to decrease the appearance of fences in your photographs.

The Studio Wakeboard Shoot

Here is a great photo shoot from our friends over at fstoppers. In order to get complete control of the environment, they decided to take a wakeboard shoot indoors. The results speak for them self.

GPP 2011 Shootout Featuring Joey Lawrence and Zack Arias

Watch Joey Lawrence and Zack Arias go head to head in a photography competition. After meeting the surprise model, each photographer had 20 minutes to shoot and edit their photograph, before the audience chose a winner. A special appearance by the MC, Gregory Heisler, makes this video all the more exciting.

Video Created From Photographs Taken in Burst Mode

Ryan Hargrave figured out a neat way to make a video look like old vintage footage. What makes this video interesting is that it was shot as a series of photos using his camera’s burst mode, and then put together in post production. The subdued colours, film grain, and music choice bring it all together. Go for a trip back in time after the break.

Everyday App Reminds You to Photograph Yourself

If you’ve ever wanted to do a photo a day project, but didn’t have the discipline to execute it, then the Everyday app might be for you. Not only will it send you a daily reminder, but it also has a built in feature so that you can line up your face with the previous day’s photograph.

Natural Double Exposures by Dan Mountford

On their own, these double exposures are interesting and extremely creative. Knowing they were shot in camera, and not put together on a computer, makes these even more incredible. Check out the awesome series Double Exposure by Dan Mountford.