Friday, March 11, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
We played around with the Fuji X100 a few days ago. The hype around the camera has created a kind of hysteria which Fuji is somewhat over come by.Then there's the anti-hype crowd. Most of those people aren't photographers and don't understand the reason for such a camera existing.
I've heard a few people say, "it's too big and looks overly retro." This is exactly what most people have been asking for. The retro looks simply come from the fact the camera has gone back to some basics.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
One of the readers sent me this about architecture photography.
The key to this type of photography is to stop looking at buildings as whole structures and focus on the small pockets of interesting patterns and shapes they're made up of.
Don't overlook the ugly looking buildings either as most of the time, once you're zoomed in and focused on one part, you'll find they're perfect subjects when you're on the hunt for architectural patterns.
Using a the natural light form a window can give you some great portrait shots.
Place your model near the window and turn off the lights inside. This should give you a rather dramatic look. You can add a reflector to light up some of the other side of the model if needed. Just move the reflector closer or further away to adjust the amount of light being reflected.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Welcome to Oz 2.0: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter)
When the original book from Vincent Versace was released, I picked t up as soon as I could. This new book is even better. Creating memorable photographs is a process that starts before you edit an image in Photoshop, before you capture the image, even before you pick up the camera.