This article is for those of you how enjoy beauty photography: from fashion and advertising beauty, to beauty portraits of non-models and even boudoir photography. And while there are always millions or rules, trends and opinions, I base my article on my own ideas and beliefs as to what’s important to be aware of to successfully create attractive beauty images.
If you’re not sure how the video aspect of DSLR’s is changing our industry, open your ears and eyes for this week’s DIMAcast. DIMA 2014 speaker Barry Anderssonof DSLR Dynamics has just completed a 30-city North America tour teaching current and future cinematographers how to maximize the benefits of movie making with a DSLR. It’s not the same technique as shooting stills. Video with DSLR’s is helping sustain the sales of DSLR’s. In this episode, Barry and Bill McCurry explore some of the additional accessories and techniques to insure quality images that audiences appreciate. Tune in this week’s DIMAcast with the player below, or listen in and download the transcript at DIMAcast.com
Working as a commercial photographer, I have the opportunity to travel often with my work. In the year 2013 alone, I’ve flown over 25 thousand miles, and have a few thousand more before the end of the year. Here are some tips I’ve picked up over the years to help make traveling as a photographer much easier and far less stressful.
We last caught up with Frank Sauer back in 2011 with his documentary on freerunning. Since then it seems he’s been pretty busy notching up staff picks on Vimeo, and his return to the subject takes on an even slicker form, using bigger cameras, drones and lots of slow motion. We asked Frank to tell us more about the video he has titled ‘Holi Shit’.
Holi Shit takes a team of freerunners, geared up with a lot of ‘men’s toys’ (which were as great to play with as they are to watch in slow motion) and follows their adventures through the abandoned suburbs of Berlin. During their three day journey the freerunners and camera crew got lost more than once on the endless highways outside of Berlin Brandenburg.
A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
One might say this was a bell weather day for the Sierra Nevada mountains. In January, just as the Sun was setting above the district of Albayzín in Grenada, Spain, a huge cloud appeared as a bell capping the Veleta peak.
In an effort to get videos to stream more reliably regardless of your connection speed, the YouTube team at Google continues to innovate and utilize different distribution methods to get videos buffering as little as possible and in the highest quality possible. Here’s a great video from Computerphile that explains just how complicated their delivery system actually is, and how they get high-traffic videos to actually load faster (and the video itself is on YouTube, of course):
With the help of his dad's workshop, Prael built a relatively simple glider for the GoPro, and then it was just a matter of spinning the thing. Which really makes us wonder — if the GoPro is light enough that something like this works, is it light enough for a more traditional glider? Has anyone built a proper glider, and pushed a GoPro off the side of a cliff? Because that footage would be either terrifying or super-impressive.
This is certainly not the first time we’ve shared a video uploaded to YouTube by a frustrated videographer whose shots were consistently ruined by the photographers at the wedding, but this might be the most extreme example we’ve seen.
There may be two full-frame cameras coming next year, where the UK's Northlight Images noted speculation that the 5D Mark IV will "push towards higher specs," and a new "studio camera" will "maximize total image quality."...
Artist Queenie Liao has taken advantage of a sleeping baby’s natural cuteness in this joyful photo series. The series, called Wengenn in Wonderland, follows her sleeping son Wengenn through a variety of whimsical, dreamy landscapes. Which one’s your favorite?
The coalition of major news outlets protesting the White House’s photo policy continues to grow, with McClatchy newspapers adding their name on Wednesday to the list of publications that will no longer print official administration images.
I like playing around with lightpainting ever since I started photography because the possibilities were endless! One night I wanted to challenge myself to lightpaint using only my gadgets, so my iphone and my ipad.
I thought of using my iPhone as my main light to highlight the subject and my iPad to use as my background. I had an app in my iPad which had some cool patterns to use as a catchlight, then I saw a pattern which I knew would look great if I used it for lightpainting.
Hungry Eye Issue 1, Vol 2 has landed! Get your hands on the latest issue of Hungry Eye - Vol 2, Issue 1.
In this, the first issue of Volume 2, Gered Mankowitz is interviewed on his 50 Years of Rock & Roll photography. The legendary studio photographer tells Hungry Eye about his 50 year archive of iconic images. Anecdotes abound in this exclusive interview for Hungry Eye.
Cinematographer Mark Richards and Director Julian Wallinger tell the story of this cult awakening and the making of the documentary, Backyard: The Movie.
Iconic image-maker Steve Shapiro talks to Hungry Eye about his work on the Godfather trilogy, Taxi Driver in this exclusive interview.
I've not seen this before, but filmmakers may be interested...