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If you’re a photo studio or photographer who uses Pictage to host and sell your photos, you likely have quite a shock this week.  On August 24th, Pictage posted the following message to their users: The Closing of Pictage https://discover.pictage.com/pictage-update-20150824 Please accept my sincere apologies for the Pictage web site being down since Thursday. The Pictage […]

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Lighting Fire by Kevin Ames

Let’s photograph a candle lit and not. It’s simple right? Well, maybe… The Setup When I start to photograph anything, I ask myself “What is it?” By that I mean describe its properties. Looking at the candle, I see it’s round. No. Make that cylindrical. It’s reflective. It has texture, well the wick has it […]

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WIYB-Joel-Grimes

Melissa Niu of Photofocus and Chase Reynolds of LensRentals.com talk with commercial photographer Joel Grimes about using the Pentax 645z medium format camera.

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WIYB-Tim-Wallace

Melissa Niu of Photofocus sits with commercial photographer Tim Wallace about storing his equipment and traveling to his clients.

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WIYB-Tim-Wallace

Melissa Niu of Photofocus sits with commercial photographer Tim Wallace about his unique and strong style. Tim creates the emotional images needed for emotional purchases.

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WIYB-Tim-Wallace

Melissa Niu of Photofocus sits with commercial photographer Tim Wallace about shooting personal work with the Fuji X Pro 1.

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Shooting Smoke

There are times when a photographer needs some smoke. Want to make a candle look like it’s just gone out? Smoke. How about a steaming cup of coffee? Smoke. Make the cigarette or cigar look realistic? Smoke. Add some magic to a fantasy portrait? Yep. Smoke! Here’s a quick tutorial on making photographs of smoke’s […]

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