Studio Photography

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This episode of the B&H Photography Podcast was originally released on November 10, 2017. We revisit it today in honor of Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary, and the holiday of Thanksgiving. With great thanks to Vikki Tobak and the Contact High Project, we welcome three photographers to our studio who are responsible for some of the most iconic images from the history of hip-hop. Janette Beckman, Eric
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Expert aerial street photographer Natalie Amrossi (also known as Misshattan) tries her hand at taking headshots, with the help of Peter Hurley. Join them in this all-new series, Show Me the Ropes! 0:00 - In This Video 1:18 - Setup 1 8:40 - Setup 2 14:23 - What's Next? Amrossi will be at this year’s B&H Bild Expo, on September 6 and 7, at the Javits Center, in New York. Learn more and RSVP.
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According to food photographer Mica McCook, the secret sauce is more than simply visual appeal, it's connecting to how the images make you feel. As McCook likes to say, she creates cravings, one photo at a time. McCook's photos are dramatic like telenovelas, embracing the magic of a chef's palate, and delighting in the vibrant flavors that bring dishes to life. Her approach is theatrical and bold, akin to setting the stage for a grand performance. Each element, from the decadent chocolate drizzle to the vibrant pop of a fresh herb, contributes
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In Part 2 of this four-part series, Sony Artisan of Imagery Tony Gale teaches you the basics of creating portraits in a studio setting. 0:00 - Introduction 5:40 - Studios: What to Know About Studios 13:38 - Planning & Gear 21:14 - Lighting 27:28 - Controlling the Background 35:55 - Controlling the Light 45:54 - Studios that You Can Rent with Props and Sets 45:53 - Final Thoughts Sponsored by See more of this series here: -
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Are you planning to photograph jewelry on a model, but feel intimidated by the shine? FUJIFILM X CREATOR @Shotti NYC demonstrates how easy it is to capture these reflective objects while also posing your model. 0:00 - Introduction 0:22 - Lighting 2:09 - Camera and Lens 3:01 - Settings 3:20 - Natural Lighting Tips 3:46 - Types of Metallic Jewelry Colors 4:23 - Posing 5:02 - Final Thoughts Did you find these tips helpful? Do you have any of your own you wish to share? Talk to us in the Comments section, below. Sponsored by
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Aputure has announced a collection of new lights for film and photo creators: INFINIBAR Pixel Bars, amaran Pixel Tubes, and amaran S series COBs. Whether you are creating colorful lighting patterns for a film or simply lighting a livestream in your home, there is an LED in this release for you. Aputure-Amaran Aputure’s INFINIBAR
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The equipment used by fashion photographers varies considerably, depending on what is being photographed and who is behind the camera. In general, the kit requirements for documenting a fashion show are more standardized than those for creating editorials. There are successful fashion photographers who can fit all of their gear in a single bag—and others who require an entire equipment truck. This article is aimed at photographers getting started with fashion productions. Photographers interested in capturing runway should read Theanos Nikitas
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Join Sophia Elizabeth as she goes in-depth to equip photographers with basic photographic concepts that will optimize their studio lighting techniques and allow them to produce better quality images. She discusses light modifiers, light positioning, camera settings, and portrait lenses. 0:00 - Introduction 3:15 - Different Types of Light Modifiers 4:14 - Standard Reflector 5:26 - Beauty Dish 7:17 - Soft Box 10:06 - V-flats 13:18 - Gels 18:55 - Grids 23:42 - Q&As on Modifiers 25:17 - 1-, 2-, and 3-Light Setups 29:42 - Camera Settings 33:08
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Watch and learn as Jason Buff uses different lighting and camera techniques to combine the best of both worlds—cinematic and photographic techniques—and create dramatic images. He will also discuss the use and capabilities of constant lighting mixed with flash to achieve different looks. 0:00 - Introduction 3:54 – Buff’s Background 6:53 - How Photography is Used as Storytelling 12:33 - Lighting 21:56 - Color 26:53 - Images that Tell a Story 27:38 - Colored Lights and Gels 39:21 - How a Story Emerges from the Images 43:57 - How to Direct the
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Inspired by Edward Hopper, Tracy Bosworth Page aims to capture the essence of solitude with a vintage feel in these portraits. As she uses one continuous light on her model, she walks you through the entire photo-shoot process. In your own solitude, has your photography been inspired by a famous painter? Tell us how, just below. 0:00 - Introduction 0:39 - About Tracy's Work 6:52 - Planning the Photoshoot 18:30 - Demo 44:43 - Q&A (Post Processing, Settings, Directing) 1:06:02 - Final Thoughts Sponsored by
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Professional photographer Joe Edelman walks through the portrait lighting setups he's used during his creative photo shoots, including how to use color gels for lighting. Want to know more about planning a portrait photo shoot? Watch this video. Do you have any tips of your own to share? Do it, in the Comments section. Click here to watch Part 1!
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Joe Edelman believes that portraits don't need to be basic or traditional; they can be very creative. Watch this video and learn how to come up with creative photography ideas, how to plan your photo shoot, how to collaborate with your model, and more! How do you find photo inspiration? Do you study the portraiture of the great masters? Do you have a muse? Use the Comments section to discuss. Click here
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Brandi Nicole shares five creative photography ideas for using the Nanlite Pavotube II 30X Lighting Kit. Go behind the scenes in her home studio and learn how to use these RGBWW LED tube lights. We hope these portrait photography tips inspire you to try your own photo shoot at home. How do you get creative with your photography lighting? Tell us, in the Comments section.
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Eat what you photograph. Take this tip with a grain of salt: Do not eat too much or what you cannot stomach, but to photograph your subject, you need to know it well. Go to markets, grow vegetables, handle your ingredients, try new dishes, and of course, learn how to cook. Use a Macro Lens Food can be photographed in many ways, from many perspectives, but close-ups and sharp details will always be necessary, and a true 1:1 macro lens
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Using fast prime lenses to create razor-sharp portraits where the focus melts away like butter can be an addictive (and costly) pastime. The jump from an 85mm f/1.8 to an 85mm f/1.4 may seem minor on paper, but anyone who has used both lenses knows that the difference extends well beyond a few decimal points. This article is an homage to the top-tier primes designed for the most demanding portrait photographers. Hide your wallet before proceeding. Photographs © Cory Rice