Nikon D5200: From Snapshots to Great Shots retails for $24.99; however, it is currently available for pre-order for $16.16 on Amazon.com.
Photographing Shadow and Light is a new book from photography superstar Joey L. due for release on December 4, 2012.
“In Photographing Shadow and Light, Joey lifts the curtain on his dramatic, creatively fearless approach to portraiture, sharing his personal philosophy and a behind-the-scenes look at 15 striking photo sessions—from personal projects shot in Africa, India, and Brooklyn to commercial shoots for 50 Cent, the Jonas Brothers, and Project Runway All Stars. Joey provides readers with a step-by-step description of how he visualized each shoot, formed meaningful connections with his subjects, and “built” his signature dramatic lighting effects—one light at a time.
Featuring more than 85 stunning portraits, detailed lighting diagrams, and a foreword from industry icon David Hobby (aka Strobist), Photographing Shadow and Light shares the creative process behind one of today’s most exciting photography talents, providing serious amateurs and professionals a fresh perspective on creating compelling, professional quality portraits.”
Photographing Shadow and Light retails for $29.99; however, it is currently available for $19.39 from Amazon.com.
Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4: A Photographer’s Handbook is a new book from Adobe Certified Instructor Stephen Laskevitch. In the new book, Laskevitch pulls from “his experience as a teacher and practitioner to create a guide that provides a clear and effective workflow for editing photographs in Photoshop CS6 and its companions Bridge, Camera Raw, and Lightroom 4. Focusing on the critical elements of a workflow rather than covering every arcane feature, this book is designed to get you working quickly in these applications.”
Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4: A Photographer’s Handbook retails for $44.95; however, it is currently available from Amazon for $23.71.
So, you’re shooting some interviews with your HDSLR or other video camera now? Check out the above video for some tips on the hows and whys of lighting an interview subject and scene.
I realize that there are a lot of different ways to do photos and video on Christmas morning. However, I thought I’d share my take on how I’ve been rolling on Christmas morning as the kids tear open presents and empty stockings. [Read more…]
The Art of Photographic Lighting is a new book from photographer Eib Eibelshaeuser. From the description, “In this book you will learn how light and shadow can be used to compose photographs. Example images and diagrams illustrate lighting concepts and demonstrate how different sources of light affect a subject.”
The Art of Photographic Lighting retails for $44.95; however, it is currently available for $24.52 on Amazon.com.
One of the goals of my wife is to have great portraits of each of our children at age 3. We’ve been pushing our luck with our current 3-year-old, who turns 4 in a couple months. While we’ve shot tons of images of her this year; however, we’ve not taken that right shot with just the right dress, bow and smile . . . until last weekend. [Read more…]
This is a pretty intense video that documents the disassembly and resurrection of a cheap Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens into a SuperMacro version of the same lens. It’s not for the faint of heart.
In our last Photography Basics article, we took a look into the basic principles of aperture and lens speed. We learned that the aperture of a lens is a critical component to a properly exposed photograph and powerful composition tool. In this article we are going to examine the fundamentals of shutter speed and how it will affect your images.
Hopefully, we will also be able to answer that frequently asked question . . . why are my photos so blurry? Frequently, the culprit is our shutter speed. [Read more…]