Let the ever-positive Jessica Sterling share some advice for shooting portraits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtBWd1QT9m4 Jessica Sterling's resume boasts photographing major celebrities like Ashton Kutcher, Hugh Jackman, and Steven Spielberg, as well some huge brands like AT&T and the LA Dodgers. Her work has even been featured on MTV and the Wall Street Journal. Like most photographers, I'm sure at SOME POINT you've had a client who, for all your efforts, just isn't feeling the mood. Or, maybe your on a shoot, and everything … [Read more...] about Professional Portrait Photography Tips and Career Advice from Jessica Sterling
I've had the honor of interviewing some of the world's best photographers.What I really love to hear is how our viewershave been able to advance in their photography skills -- as I hope you will too. So tune in with us as we take the continuous journey ofadvancing our photography.
I've also written a new book "The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos: 83 Composition Tools from the Masters" where I explore the many tools you can use to broaden your vocabulary as an artist.
Latest posts by Marc Silber (see all)
- Professional Portrait Photography Tips and Career Advice from Jessica Sterling - May 19, 2018
- Photography Tips For Using Natural Light - May 13, 2018
- 5 Lighting Tips in 90 Seconds for Photography and Video - May 6, 2018
Sometimes the best place to shoot isn't always the studio. Knowing some fantastic locations to shoot can put a photo shoot over the edge into the realm of "greatness ("coolness" or "awesomeness" can also describe it too, if you fancy). So now you know your spot, it's time to lug all your lighting gear into the car and haul it to the location, right? Or you can just use the natural light available. Watch as the multi-talented Denice Duff shows how to work inside with natural light. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7wlc7Rt5yM First pro tip? … [Read more...] about Photography Tips For Using Natural Light
(Editor's note: Im delighted to welcome Marc Silber of Silber Studios to Photofocus. Marc's passion is photography and sharing the best tips he can find with other image makers.) Ever wanted to hear some of the lighting tips, tricks, and hacks from an Emmy-winning filmmaker? Well, here you go. Just click play... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJkSaMCyWa4 Fletch Murray has a long history in video production. From making short films to ABC documentaries to now running his own filmmaking bootcamps and even making tutorials for the Advancing … [Read more...] about 5 Lighting Tips in 90 Seconds for Photography and Video
Whether you are an amateur or professional, most photographers understand the "rules of photography." However, following those rules is up to you. In the latest episodes of the Marc Silber' Show "Advancing Your Photography host Marc interviewed award-winning photographer Huntington Witherill. Witherill said he's not afraid to break the rules. In episode 1, "5 Composition Secrets With Huntington Witherill," Witherill reveals how he visualizes and in-turn, has all of us challenging the way we see and photograph the world! During … [Read more...] about Explore Your Creativity With These 12 Composition Tips
In this post, we hear from rockstar and sports photographer Michael Vagaries. He shares how he captures the emotions of his famous subjects. Photographer Michael Zagaris or "Z-Man" as he calls himself may be one of the coolest photographers you'll meet. He compares his job as a rockstar and sports photographer to being an actor in a movie. Whether he's on stage at a concert or in the end-zone at a professional football game; Z-Man embraces his "role" as a teammate and rockstar. Z-Man said, once he was on assignment at a Rolling Stones' … [Read more...] about The Art of Capturing Emotion on Camera
A Look Inside Ansel Adams’ Darkroom Magic https://youtu.be/IoCtni-WWVs It’s hard to imagine a world without Photoshop or Lightroom. But there was a time. Instead of a computer mouse, iconic photographer Ansel Adams used a microwave and cardboard cut-outs to create his masterpieces. We kid you not. In “Advancing Your Photography Show’s” latest video, "An Inside Look into Ansel Adams' Darkroom Magic," Ansel's son Michael, gives us a tour of his father’s darkroom. At times the darkroom looks and feels more like an experimental science lab. … [Read more...] about A Look Inside Ansel Adams’ Darkroom Magic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSAMn1iLukc I know like me, you're probably often challenged by how to compose creative shots, which convey "the strongest way of seeing," as Edward Weston put it. Straight on. From behind. From the side. From the other side. Get low. Get high. It’s safe to say there are standard go-to camera angles when it comes to composing a photograph. But after a while, you may get the urge to change it up a bit. Challenge your composition creativity maybe. Recently, on my Advancing Your Photography Show I … [Read more...] about 12 Tips For How To Compose Creative Photographs