Every year at the Gulf Photo Plus photography festival in Dubai, attendees are treated to a special event called the GPP ShootOut. Called the “most exciting hour in the photography world” by David Hobby, the event pits famous photographers head-to-head in creating the best photo they can on the spot. It’s a freestyle battle for imaging.
Despite the video’s title, the short, encouraging snippet above from photographer Joel Grimes isn’t about finding a specific set of characteristics that define “a great photograph.” Instead, it’s about finding out what a great photograph is to you.
It’s a matter of taste, discovering your personal vision, and then coming to terms with the fact that not everybody is going to love what you do. Read more…
Whether it’s by necessity or personal decision, sometimes we’re left shooting an image with only a single-light setup. But just because you only have one light, that doesn’t mean you can’t toss in some variety and spice up your image appropriately.
Here to highlight that fact is photographer Joel Grimes, who created the above video to show how experimenting with just a single light can produce some impeccable results.
Joel Grimes‘ photography is fantastic, and I use that word in its most literal form. As Grimes puts it, “photography is not reality,” and so his work is about exploring the border between photography and digital art as he creates portraits that are unlike anything else out there. Read more…
In this first episode of LitUp — a series by [F]Network that is attempting to de-mystify the world of studio lighting — photographer Joel Grimes takes you through his journey as he discovered how to properly manipulate and use light in his photography. The short video covers many areas: from drawing from different sources of inspiration (his came from Rembrandt), to how one should choose modifiers, to using continuous light sources for HDR photography and more.
Overall the video offers some great tips for beginners on up, and we’ll definitely be looking forward to seeing what the rest of the LitUp episodes have in store.