Confession: I love a good selfie! I am taking selfies all the time — and not the kind where I raise the camera above my head and make duck lips. I actually love a good creative artist selfie. I love coming up with an idea and trying to execute it by myself on myself. I received a black light for Christmas, so I knew that I needed to shoot a new selfie series and thought I would share the process. To start out with here is a list of the pieces of equipment I used: Lumix Gx8 Lumix 30mm f/2.8 V-Flat World portable V-flat Oben … [Read more...] about My black light selfie experiment
The golden ratio or golden mean — have you already heard about it? It's a very popular composition rule in the photographic world. But did you know there is a golden ratio for a face's beauty as well? What are those ratios based on, and how do people look like with those perfect features? Here' what I found. I wrote part one of this series in a very serious vein. Now it's is time to have some fun. A revised and scientific procedure I must confess. I felt quite inaccurate once part one had been posted. I did my Photoshop transformation based … [Read more...] about Reflections on beauty standards and photo editing, part two
In the past, retouching a model's face or body for magazines covers or ads has often been a source of ethical debate. Now in 2019, it seems like reshaping one's features have become globally adopted in photographs as in real life. What led to such a shift? Beauty enhancing vs. quest for youth Nowadays, botox, implants and injections are not only coveted by aging men and women. I became even more aware of this trend when I watched this widely viewed video called "I Got Surgery to Look Like My Snapchat and Facetune Selfies." It had been online … [Read more...] about Reflections on beauty standards and photo editing, part one
Selfie's with your phone are fun, but you can do so much if you use your camera. You can control the depth of field, lighting, lens choice, and you can place the camera somewhere other than arm's length. All cameras have a timer built into them, and many of them allow you take three shots on a single timer setting so that you have more opportunity to get into the frame and get everyone looking the same direction. But even better than using the timer is using the timelapse mode--especially for photographing your own … [Read more...] about Portrait Tips: The Best Selfie Method — Shoot a Time Lapse
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The Selfie has made its way into the world of photography. And as a photographer you should know how to make them look their best. We've gathered three great tutorials from Matthew Jordan Smith, a well known fashion and portrait photographer. These tips may help you (and they certainly should be shared with the masses). Camera Angle In part 1, learn How To Take Better Selfies by adjusting the camera angle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82JLM3-UhCY The Right Background In part 2, improve the framing your … [Read more...] about A Professional Photographer’s Guide to Better Selfies
A panoramic photographer doesn’t view the world in the same way as other photographers and planning a shot in all 360 glorious degrees changes nearly everything. I've been passionate about the 360º image for several years now and probably talk about it too much. Part of this talk is encouraging other photographers to add panoramic photography to their répertoire and helping those new to panoramic photography to get started. Hopefully the following examples of what a panoramic photographer would do will encouragement some to try it … [Read more...] about What would a Panoramic Photographer do?