By: Joe Great
In the last few years the headshot photography become more popular in the industry.
Photographers move into or just start with, as do not need difficult lighting or big investments to start the business.
You can find business clients, managers, sole traders, actors or anybody who need good avatar for dating site.
In this video Sean Tucker show you, how he is setting up for a headshot session.
Sean Tucker: http://www.seantucker.photography
by: joe Great
When I'm diving deep in the Instagram world I see tons of behind the scenes images and videos.
It is hard to consider that, what to share with you guys. The best, what do you like as I experienced the photos with the lighting setup, hopefully with a little environment and one final image.
Few days ago Daveed Benito tagged me on one of his bts what I was happy to share and our followers liked so much.
I haven't stopped and find his website where I saw this video so today I'm happy to share with you, his new bts video and i'm sure you will like it.
What is this all about?
As he says:
" The meaning of this shoot is the attitude of the generation."
"Everyone famous, nobody is famous."
This is what we are all think first when we open up any social media site.
Let's see the video and I would recommend to check out his website definitely.
Video by Daveed Benito
By: Joe Great
This is not the first time when I heard about BUFF's new ambassador program. The company working with 10 inspiring photographers across the US and now we have the opportunity to introduce Audra Oden who will take you through in this video how she create branding images for her client.
Audra Oden Photography: audraoden.com/
Paul C. Buff Inc. www.paulcbuff.com/
by Joe Great, editor
As summer is here around the corner I am sure most of us have a plan to spend the holiday at the beach. Will you go with your family, friends or with pro models ?
Anita Sadowska is an international fashion and beauty photographer, sharing her experience and giving advices how she managed to work with three models and create beautiful classic group photos.
Highly recommended to follow her on social media.
Video by: Anita Sadowska
by John Gress
A photographer recently asked me to critique his work on Instagram and when I looked over his photos his faces were well illuminated by his lights but the shadows were jet black. While this can be a style choice, it’s often not on purpose. So I suggested that he could use bounce cards, reflectors, or an extra light to illuminate his shadows ever so slightly if he wanted more detail.
Then the very next day I was out having a few drinks with a friend who trains make-up artists, and she was telling me that many of her students are very linear and only want to learn formulas for a particular face, but it’s harder for them to grasp the under-lying concepts which you adapt for each individual. As she was sharing with me details about eyes and lips it hit me that its not the sexy parts that make or break the look, often times its the foundation and how you blend it all together with the sexy parts.
Wait, what am I talking about… sexy parts, makeup or photography?
As photographers, we might obsess about this modifier or that one, believe me I have, but often times we fall short when it comes to shadow detail. This is something I struggle with from time to time when shooting in a new room, and every shoot poses its own set of problems, so the purpose of this post is to share some basic concepts that I hope will help you maximize dynamic range and develop more details in your depictions. Shadows are our foundation, the transition from dark to light is our blending and our midtones and highlights are the sexy parts.
I actually find the word ‘fill’ to be somewhat misleading; I don’t think we should think of it as filling in shadows as an after thought, but as more of a forethought.
Passive Fill Reflectors, white poster boards, v-flats and a huge 8’×8′ silk are your friends! You can use anything that is white-ish to bounce light and it doesn’t matter how professional or DIY it is (as long as it doesn’t have a color tint). Just place your fill source opposite of your main source and you are in business. This will hold detail and blend the transitions from light to dark.