I recently did a post on playing with fractal prism filters for the first time, and I seriously could not wait to get my hands on my own set. They
Now that my Lume Cube Photographer’s Pack was unboxed, it was time for me to go in the field and give it a try! I got out from my comfort zone
Learn how a ring light can add unique lighting to a portrait and create a killer catchlight in the eyes.
Check out the newest addition to the “How to create series” teaching how to create an action portrait in an alley. The how to create series is a combination of How I Got the Shot and instructions on how you can recreate the same look.
Check out the newest addition to the “How to create series” teaching how to a dramatic portrait on a rooftop. The how to create series is a combination of How I Got the Shot and instructions on how you can recreate the same look.
One of the most powerful aspects of photography is its ability elicit emotions in us. But, our emotions can also change how we perceive an image. The first time I saw the Pierre Pichot’s photo “Ghost_19” I thought, “Cool, that has a great dark mood, it’s kinda creepy”. The next time, “It seems very melancholy, I wonder who that is and what they are thinking”. The next time, “It feels like there is a sense of foreboding, like something bad is about to happen”. Each time I saw something different, because I was feeling something different before I looked at the image. The photographer has created a scene where it conveys a dark mood, but they have left enough to our imaginations for us to dream up a story. It is a powerful image, because it engages us, drawing on our emotions to complete the scene.
Experimenting with different lighting setups can transform a simple image into a creative portrait. It’s not hard to experiment. If you don’t like the look, keep experimenting until you find
I made it a goal this year to learn something way outside of my photography comfort zone of the great outdoors. After my first plan for a project exploring “underwater
Dragging the Shutter, as we learned in Part One, is a tricky technique where you light the subject with your flash, and then use a slow shutter speed to pull
After binge watching Netflix’s “The Crown,” I was inspired to recreate the series poster. My goal was to keep the shoot simple, using minimal gear. Here’s how to consistently recreate