Posts Tagged ‘studiophotography’

Pro Tip: How to Keep Ambient Light from Ruining Your Studio Portraits

If you’re new to the world of studio portraiture and you’ve noticed that the skin tones in your photos are often turning out wrong, it’s possible you’re getting color contamination from the ambient lights in your studio — be that a bank of windows or overhead lights.

Lindsay Adler and CreativeLive want to help you clear that up, and so they’ve published this short snippet of their Skin 101 course to explain how best to avoid this issue. Read more…

BTS: Photog Shows Off Modified Polaroid Capable of Shooting 4×5 Instant Film

Photographer Alastair Bird recently came across a modified Polaroid camera that is capable of shooting 4×5 instant film. So, naturally, he put it to work! Read more…

How Much Did Photigy Do to That Amazing iPhone vs Hasselblad Photo in Post?

Last week we shared a video that got both incredibly popular and controversial. It was put together by Photigy’s Alex Koloskov, and showed how he created nearly-identical product shots of a glass of whisky using an iPhone and a Hasselblad.

Now he’s back to answer some of the concerns that readers brought up after watching that video, specifically regarding how much post-processing went into the image and if it would be printable on the large scale. Read more…

Impressive Product Shot Captured with an iPhone 5s and an LED Light

We all know that almost any smartphone nowadays can hold its own against a proper camera when given to a real photographer with the proper setup. But is it possible for a smartphone to go head-to-head with the likes of a Hasselblad? Read more…

The Expendables 3 Promo Posters Feature Pointless Studio Lights that Do Nothing

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Okay, it’s probably safe to say that ONLY photography nerds and photo websites will notice this, but for those of us who fit into those two categories the posters below sit somewhere between amusing and annoying.

You see, the Expendables 3 promo posters revealed recently feature studio lights in the frame because, well, they give the photos a certain ‘star studded’ feel. The problem is, the lights are frequently pointless and sometimes look like they’re lighting up something that is actually in shadow. Read more…

How to Use $30 Dimmable LED Bulbs to get Into Studio Still Life Photography for Cheap

If you’re just getting into studio photography, trying to figure out how to light, shoot and set up your shots can be both frustrating and expensive. After all, if you’re trying to take high-quality studio shots, you need high end strobes and all sorts of other gear, right?

Maybe not. Of course high end equipment helps, but in the video above, photographer Alex Koloskov of Photigy shows you how you can light studio still life shots using a few $30 dimmable LED bulbs instead of strobes. Read more…

Beautiful Studio Portraits of Birds in Flight

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Photographer Paul Nelson spends the majority of his time shooting commercial work for big name clients like MAC Cosmetics or Target. But when the flow of work began to slow to a trickle over the past couple of years, he embarked on a personal project that he hoped would remind him why he loved photography.

Thus was born Aviary. Shot in partnership with Springbook Nature Center, the photo series captures beautiful studio-style portraits of birds taking flight as they’re released back into the wild. Read more…

Tutorial: How to Shoot a Studio Product Photo of a Gold Watch

Tutorials are available for photographers of all levels, but many of the tutorials you’ll find online have to do with grasping a basic technique or tackling an intermediate lighting scenario. The above tutorial falls much closer to the pro level.

Photographer Phillip McCordall — an award-winning still life photographer — put this tutorial together to show those interested in jewelry photography how to professionally photograph a highly reflective gold watch. Read more…

A Cheap Studio Backdrop and Reflector You Can Make at Home

Here’s a cheap, long-lasting DIY option for those of you in need of another backdrop and/or reflector for your studio shoots. Put together by photographer Tiffany Angeles, this short video shows you all of the materials you’ll need to create your own sturdy backdrop/reflector combo in the comfort of your own home. Read more…

Studio Street Portraits From Two Hundred Feet Away

Photographers are usually trying to get closer to their subjects, be that in the wild or on the street. The photographers of MUMUȘ Photo Hub in Bucharest, Romania, however, decided to take a step back … actually quite a few steps back. Read more…