I was looking at the great selection of videos on the youtube Adorama Photography TV Channel, and found this video by Bryan Peterson. It has created inspiration and a theme for me. I’m going to begin routinely shooting images with my smart phone that show some of the beautiful patterns that nature creates. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of beautiful, probably abstract, images I can create from the wonderful art that nature regularly provides for us in our everyday lives.
I hope Bryan Peterson’s video inspires you too. Enjoy …
I’ve been interested in creating short slideshow videos with still images as a means to display visual art in addition to hanging pictures on walls in homes or on public display in galleries, etc., or by creating and publishing photobooks. And, I’ve experimented with creating some short slideshow videos.
I recently discovered some interesting slideshow videos created by Roberto Roseano aka Carnisc. You can see them on his youtube channel. In addition to being a mechanism for displaying visual art, I think the slideshow videos themselves are a work of art.
Now, I’m more inspired and motivated than ever to experiment with short slideshow videos.
Here are some samples of Carnisc’s slideshow videos.
Did you know that both large and small softboxes cover the same area of illumination with about the same light fall-off? Do you know when to use a large softbox or a small softbox? Here are two videos by Jay P. Morgan, describing what different softboxes do, and with that knowledge, examples on how you can use them.
Prior to watching this video, I didn’t realize that both large and small softboxes created illumination over the same area with about the same light fall-off. The difference is the quality of the illumination or light over the area.
This video demonstrates when to use different size softboxes to get different patterns or quality of light in your images.
Here is another video by Jay P. Morgan, where he describes basic light placements that have been developed over the years for portrait photography. You can use these lighting techniques to help understand how beautiful images were created by other photographers, and in your own shoots. These light placements can be used with hot studio lights or strobes. Enjoy.
Patrick Hall, one of the co-founders of Fstoppers, wanted to produce non-typical images of wake boarders. To do that, he suspended wake boarders in a studio, threw water on them, and used a variety of lighting techniques to produce attractive and unusual images. While he did not have shibari suspensions, he faced the same kinds of lighting problems we face when trying to photograph our shibari suspended models in the studio.
Together with his co-founder, Lee Morris, they produced a video describing their goals, behind the scene activities of their photoshoots, and showing the resulting images. This is a long 12 minute video. The suspension lighting techniques begin around 4:22 into the video. The entire blog post on Fstoppers is here.
Fstoppers takes you behind the scenes with photographer Patrick Hall as he explains photographing wakeboardering behind a boat as well as a completely unique studio photoshoot. View the Full Article at http://www.fstoppers.com/fstoppers-original-the-wakeboard-studio-shoot
Features Patrick explaining the Ewa-Marine DSLR Housing: http://bit.ly/ecOTlr , shooting on an inner-tube, designing a studio shoot, and studio lighting. For more of Patrick Hall’s work goto www.patrickhallphotography.com
When we light our suspension models, most of the time, it is not possible to position our lights as close to the model as shown in typical studio lighting BTS videos and tutorials. Here is a BTS video by Jay P. Morgan showing a commercial shoot where he lighted a suspended model.
Although this was not a shibari suspension, he had the same problems we do when we light a shibari suspension. And, while the lights he used are much more sophisticated (expensive) than the lights I, and probably most of us, use in our hobby, I was interested in where and how he built up his lighting setup for this shoot.