It wasn’t easy to put a man on the moon. Just ask photographer Christopher Sherman, who recently set out to pay homage to one of humanity’s greatest feats, the Apollo 11 mission, when Neil Armstrong first set foot onto the moon 50 years ago.
Old school instant cameras have long been a popular alternative to traditional film or digital photography. The film they use and images they produce have a quality unlike any other medium.
If you’ve been following my recent articles, you’ll know that I’ve been on an umbrella modifier trend. I just love how portable and easy to set up they are.
Have you ever seen an epic image of an action figure, toy series, or diorama scene? In this video you can take a look at some of the behind the scenes aspects that go into making those images possible.
Telling a story doesn’t stop at your subject in photography; everything in an image gives the viewer context clues to build a narrative around. One of my favorite ways to facilitate interest and story in photography is incorporating color effect gels into the scene, but what are the best ways to use them and why?
Erik Johansson is an award-winning photographer and digital artist, known with his surreal composite images. He recently published the behind the scenes video of his project Stellantis, where he shows the pre-production stages and how he achieves the final look on his composite image.
I shot these images for fashion ecommerce store Zilingo when we were doing a recent campaign/catalog shoot. What a fun team to shoot with! They really have a vision for what they want to pull off and are very supportive in terms of getting there.
When you move beyond the technique of capturing people with appropriate lighting, while maintaining a flattering expression and pose for the subject, what should you be adding or recreating in your imagery next?
I’ve always loved the color red and the emotions it invokes. I suppose that’s the fun thing about backgrounds, props, and general settings in that a color theme can evoke so many different thoughts and emotions. Needless to say the power of a model is critical but what you can create around the model can go a long way in conveying the feel you’re aiming for.
Understanding how to use light is one of the most important lessons a photographer needs to learn. Master this easy yet effective setup before your next shoot.
When you get to peek behind the curtain of Martin Schoeller’s shoots, it’s always worth stopping what you’re doing, and taking that peek.
As advanced technology becomes more affordable, we seem to be seeing more and more photographers and videographers using robots to help them create jaw-dropping work, which requires precise movements. These machines are no longer only in the domain of the likes of NASA, Google, or Hollywood — and that’s really exciting.
If someone said that you could shoot the milky way right out of a plane window, what would your first thoughts be? Would you say given the right time and location it’s possible, or would you say no way without a tripod?
White balance is drilled into our head as a particularly technical thing to adjust in our photography and not really something we can use creatively beyond “Warmer or cooler” but there are so many creative possibilities out there.