One of the great things about photography is that you can practice it anywhere. You don’t need expensive equipment to get the shot or a massive studio to get the photos you need.
When working on location, softboxes are not always the best choice as they can be quite cumbersome to assemble. Umbrellas tend to be a lot faster to set up. Thanks to Elinchrom and its Snaplux range, you won’t have to choose between the light quality of a softbox and the ease of use an umbrella.
If you want a project at home that will improve your small studio photography as well as your Photoshop and compositing skills, look no further. This detailed tutorial takes you through the entire process of shooting Oreos falling into a glass of glue. I mean milk.
How do you get professional results when you’re just starting out and you don’t have the space or budget for those grand studios?
If you work in fashion or commercial projects, you probably have used or seen a cyclorama before. If you’ve looked into getting one professionally built for your own space, you know a cyclorama can cost several thousand dollars and doesn’t always fit in everyone’s budget. If you have decided to build your own, here’s some great information to help you start.
By now, most of the countries around the world are under full lockdown or about to undergo lockdown. At the time of writing, my country (South Africa) would be one of the latest to undergo lockdown. Tensions seem to increase the day before the actual event, as people question what they’ll be doing with themselves while locked in a house for three weeks or longer. Luckily, it doesn’t need to be as scary as you think, especially if you’re a photographer.
You don’t need a big studio, and you don’t need to travel to an exotic location to create incredible photos. All you need is a space to work in, even if it’s a small one.
For those of you with a neglected DSLR camera gathering dust on the shelf this is the perfect time to learn some new techniques, like a few basics of still-life photography. Whether you have a dusty DSLR or just a smartphone, this video has some great tips to help beat the self-isolation blues.