Not long ago, we spent some time with famed wedding photographer and guest blogger Ryan Brenizer. One of the reasons why Ryan is famous is because of his unique style of shooting portraits known across the net as the Brenizer Method. Ryan talked with us about the gear he uses to do it, how he came up with the idea, the post-production phase, and also gave us some tips for beginners. Take a look at the video after clicking Read and Discuss.
Auto white balance sounds like it solves every issue regarding colors in your pictures, but it doesn't. For example, when you shoot at sunset or sunrise, AWB wants to 'correct' the golden tones that we love so much when the sun is close to the horizon. It desaturates the yellow and red portion of the spectrum, and the colors look weak and disappointing. By contrast, if you shoot with daylight white balance, you will capture the colors you see. The yellows, reds, and oranges will be saturated and dramatic.
Yesterday, I visited the B&H Booth at the New York Photo Festival in Brooklyn, and I also attended the tour for the Press, with a group of many other reporters. During the tour, the group was taken from one gallery to another, where the works of various photographers and multimedia artists were on display. Much of the work was absolutely fascinating. Seeing photos of the work cannot compare with seeing them in person, in the environments in which they are displayed.
The Festival takes place from now until May 15th, and is definitely worth checking out if you need inspiration or if you want to get some fresh new ideas. Here are some scenes from the Press tour—all shot with the Fuji X100.
The second most-asked question I receive from photographers is, "How did you start your journey as a wedding photographer?" I photographed three weddings in October of 2006, then shot 38 weddings in 2007...all without formal training or money. When I began, I dared myself to dream and fail. My husband, JD, and I planned that I'd give this whole photography thing a try for one year, and if it didn't work, I'd go back and reclaim my scholarship to law school.
Hey everyone, on Friday, April 15th, Zack Arias himself will be available for a Live Q&A session on our Facebook wall. There, you'll be able to ask him about Photography, Lighting, Business, Marketing and Life. The session will run from 12-1PM EST, so feel free to stop by, say hello, ask him anything, and join the conversation. Zack will also have a free three-day workshop on creativeLIVE; and you can read more about that here.
From the very first time we pick up our cameras, we discover the importance of focusing on the main subject. It’s one of those intuitive bedrock foundations of Photo 101 and it becomes ingrained in our brains as an essential rule that we live by for the rest of our lives. Specifically, we learn that when shooting people or animals, we generally want to land the point of sharp focus right on the eyes.
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