Shooting with speedlights on-location is a great way to be mobile, creative and light! We all know how heavy camera equipment can be. Speedlights on-location allows you to have the perfect light on your subject with a dramatic sky! I shot this photograph along the waterfront of downtown Sharjah, UAE during my Location Lighting Workshop at the Xposure International Photography Festival. I had a beautiful model and a beautiful golden light in the sky. How do I get dramatic color in the sky? You start with "the element you cannot control," … [Read more...] about Photographing portraits during Golden Hour
https://soundcloud.com/photofocus/the-mind-your-own-business-podcast-photofocus-podcast-may-11-2018 Get the show here or get it on iTunes — Please post a review on iTunes. In this episode, Skip Cohen and Chamira Young chat with photographer and educator Scott Kelby. We discuss in detail: Scott's beginnings in sports photography getting images right in camera from the very beginning the danger of haphazardly saying "I'll fix it in Photoshop" the art of "anticipation" and research in sports photography the two … [Read more...] about The Mind Your Own Business Podcast with Scott Kelby | Photofocus Podcast May 11, 2018
Japan is a destination that has drawn us back again and again. We recently returned from our 7th trip over the last 25 years, the last 5 being in the past 4 years. This accelerated pace reflects several factors, including having family there (my mother is Japanese and her family is there), studying Japanese (slooowly) and Japan being a safe and user-friendly destination. But wait, that’s easy for you to say, you speak some Japanese and you have family there! That’s true, and while that has made it easier, I’d still argue that Japan is a … [Read more...] about Japan for the Traveling Photographer Part 1: Why go?
I remember perfectly when I first fell in love with icy landscapes. It was in Antarctica. I went for the wildlife (who doesn’t love penguins?!), but it was the austere and luminous landscape and light that made me want to return. This was years ago, in 2003. My fellow passengers, on a Lindblad vessel, were a well-traveled bunch. The name Svalbard came up often there in conversation, as in “If you like this, you should also go to Svalbard.” It took some years, but we finally made it to the Arctic a few months ago, in September 2017, … [Read more...] about Svalbard (Walruses, polar bears and glaciers, oh my!): Part 1 (Choosing an expedition)
Category: Travel Photograph: Emanuele UbOldi "barber street" This photograph by Emanuele showcases the street life of Rajasthan, India, in which case a barber is working on a shave. There's a few reasons why I love this photograph. First and foremost, it defines the Indian culture well. Not only with the people present, but with the rags hanging on the clothesline, the colorful painted walls and the patterned mirrors. The photograph also does a great job of drawing us in and making us "present" with the two men, as if they were … [Read more...] about Photographer of the Day: Emanuele UbOldi
Category: Travel Photograph: Amaurie Ramirez "Piramide de Kukulcán - Chichén Itzá" I was drawn to Amaurie's photograph of the El Castillo in Mexico because of one initial reason — the foreground elements. The plants really give a depth to the pyramid in the background, and help to give it some scale as well. I like to use this in a lot of my travel photography, as it gives a different look than just focusing on the main element in the photo. The colors here are somewhat subdued, bringing a film-type look into the photograph. And … [Read more...] about Photographer of the Day: Amaurie Ramirez
As long as photography remained chained to any sort of wet plate process, photographers found themselves encumbered by massive hardships in order to "take the show on the road". However, as transportation networks grew, architectural technology advanced, and people began exploring the world more, there was increasing demand for images of new lands and architectural feats. Three types of travel photography began to emerge: amateur (where people took photos solely for their personal memories), official (where government entities hired … [Read more...] about History of Photography: Mobile Studios
The Photofocus InFocus Interview Show for May 26, 2017. I’m your host, Vanelli. On today's show, Levi Sim interviews travel photographer and Panasonic Rep, Mark Toal followed by Platypod inventor, Larry Tiefenbrunn. Mark talks about how he got into photography and how micro 4/3 cameras allow him to always have a camera with him. He shares his insights on what makes his photos compositionally intriguing and how living in different locations has influenced his photography. Larry talks about finding inspiration, some excellent resources for … [Read more...] about InFocus Interview Show | Photofocus Podcast May 26, 2017