Hi everyone! My name is Krisnha. My pic “Milk & Cookies” was the lead photo on the December 13, 2015 Reader Photos Roundup. Eric asked me if i want to talked about the picture and a little bit about me for Photography Bay, and without hesitation I said yes.
Let me start a little bit about me. I am from Bali, Indonesia. I used to live in the US but recently I moved back to my country. Photography started as a hobby for me and it grew to a stress reliever, and now I’m a full-time photographer.
I like to experiment on things. I see new technique and I try to copy it with a twist. I see a poster of film I like, I try to emulate it at home. I like using artificial light and a heavy strobist believer (hahaha).
And now about that picture “Milk & Cookies.” [Read more…]
Over the past few years, we have seen limited amounts snow here in Knoxville. As a result, I have spent very little time taking photos on snowy days. I had forgotten just what great lighting you get when there is a nice, white bed of snow on the ground. [Read more…]
In this video from Broncolor featuring Karl Taylor and Urs Recher, we learn how to combine two different kinds of lights in dance photography to capture motion blur and frozen detail. While they are using high-end Broncolor HMI lights with Broncolor Siros flashes, these concepts of working with flash and ambient light can work on any budget.
The key, of course, is setting your camera to rear curtain sync, so that the flash fires at the very end of the exposure, which gives you the detailed subject with the motion blur trailing.
Histograms allow us to observe the graphical representation of our exposures. Most modern cameras are equipped with the ability to review the histogram and often place a live histogram on a camera’s display to help judge the exposure before we take a photo.
In this video from Karl Taylor, he walk through the basics of reading and using histograms to aid in exposure evaluation.
What makes a great backlight even better? How about some fog or haze? But what if there is no fog or haze at your location?
Fog and haze machines are awesome for creating rays of light in your images but they are not very portable. And that’s part of the motive behind Knoxville-based photographers Joe and Kathleen Atkins’ desire to put haze in a can. [Read more…]
In this video, Karl Taylor and Urs Recher walk us through shooting a glass with a design engraved on it. They mix soft and hard light to illuminate the glass and the engraving separately.
Photographers Dallas Nagata White and Ed White hiked to a lava flow in Kalapana, Hawaii to capture some images with lava and the night sky in one image. When they arrived on location, it began to rain and they decided to try shooting with some speedlights instead.
After capturing some fantastic images of the group they hiked with as well as some “here’s me in front of lava photos” of themselves, Ed told Dallas they need one more and dipped her for the kiss shot.