- New: Travel Photographer’s Guide to Powerful Imagery
- Innovative Fashion Photography Techniques
- 15 Surreal Photo Manipulations
- The Life & Death of Film Photography (Dramatic Portrayal)
Posted: 27 Jul 2013 04:35 PM PDT
What is it that makes an image stand out? What makes a powerful impact on someone when they view a photograph? Is it the location? The people? The mood? Perhaps it is a combination of all these things. The answers can be found in Mitchell Kanashkevich’s latest educational ebook, 30% off for our readers until Wednesday. Simply remember to use the discount code picturecorrect at checkout. Now Available Here: Powerful Imagery – The Photographer's Insight
Mitchell Kanashkevich is a freelance travel photographer whose work has appeared in magazines such as National Geographic Traveler and Vanity Fair. His latest ebook is designed to help photographers get the most impact out of their photos. In this book, you will go inside the mind of Kanashkevich and see how he goes through the processes of forming ideas for images, making creative decisions, tweaking the technical settings of his camera, and editing his images with post-processing software.
Kanashkevich’s approach to teaching is very straight-forward, yet detailed. Instead of throwing 100 images in your face and expecting you to figure out how he created each one, Kanashkevich includes 15 images in his ebook and breaks each one down, explaining every aspect of how it was created. He says he believes the best way to learn photography is to deconstruct images that exemplify the things that you want to learn, and that’s what this 66 page eBook does.
For each image included, you will find the following:
Kanashkevich doesn’t leave any guesswork in between his explanations. He tells you full out his whole thought process as he tries to create a compelling image. Even "in-progress" shots are shown, giving you an idea of how the scene was worked until the final image was captured. If you’re looking for a book with great photography, straight-forward jargon-free writing, teaching through examples, and a look into the mind of a successful travel photographer, then this could be just what you’re looking for.
How to Get a Discounted Copy this Week:
If you’d like a copy of the book, our readers can get it now for a 30% off until Wednesday July 31, simply remember to use the discount code PICTURECORRECT at checkout. The guide comes in a PDF format that can be read on computers, phones and most tablet computers (works great as a mobile reference out in the field). Plus, if the book doesn’t help you, it carries a 60-day guarantee so there is no risk in trying it.
It can be found here: Powerful Imagery: The Photographer's Insight
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Posted: 27 Jul 2013 02:28 PM PDT
What do you get when you combine an octopus, a fashion model, and a nice camera? A Ben Von Wong photo shoot, of course. Von Wong is at it again, innovating with a camera and some interesting props, this time with friend and fashion model Jen Brook to contribute to her personal Dreamcatcher project (for those of you reading this by email, the video can be seen here):
After they had captured the shot Jen was after, Ben pulled out some props to get a couple creative shots of his own. The first, a shipwreck scene, was set with a few pieces of old wood and metal and a distinctive red lantern. However, since the shoot was happening during the day, but the mood of the shoot required a dark and stormy appearance, he used a 3-stop ND (neutral density) filter.
Ben continued his story with the next shot, showing a shipwrecked maiden in a flowing white nightgown venturing out into the night, red lantern in hand. Again, to achieve the right mood, he used his ND filter, using the same strobe in the first photo to add some light back in, but also adding an Elinchrom Ranger Quadra with an orange gel to imitate the light supposedly coming from the lantern. In post-production, he added in the lantern glow and some rain streaks to complete the effect.
Posted: 27 Jul 2013 01:11 PM PDT
Photo manipulations are illusions created by heavy photo editing techniques. It is an art where ordinary photos are transformed into something alluring, and totally out of the box. Erik Johansson was invited to do a TED Talk on this subject recently. There are subtle photo manipulations and there are those that depict a far-fetched illusion executed in a realistic way. In this post we've rounded up 15 surreal processed photos. They are all visually stunning so take a look!
If you found this interesting, open your Photoshop and start playing around with photos.
For Further Training on Photo Manipulations:
There is a best-selling eBook on how to do photography techniques that produce unusual, eye-catching results. It can be found here: Trick Photography and Special Effects
Posted: 27 Jul 2013 11:34 AM PDT
“Do they still make film?” How many times have you heard this? The medium that once served a giant and powerful industry has been thrown in with the likes of the rotary phone and the beeper. It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t know what film is, but at the same time, it’s hard to find someone that still shoots with it. The use of 35mm film dropped very far and very fast after the event of digital cameras, and even though there is still a solid cult following, film has, on many occasions, been considered dead (for those of you reading this by email, the video can be seen here):
Film was certainly an important step in reaching the digital imaging technology we have today. But just like the tube tv, checks, VCRs, video rental stores, and fax machines, it has been replaced by something more advanced. This is say not to say that it is necessarily better. Sure, the new tech has taken over for a reason. It’s faster, more intuitive, more convenient, and more compatible with today’s other technologies. But film is something that may never leave us completely.
I’m sure you can think of other things that have a certain style that just can’t be beat by the “newer and better” products of today. Old cars, Old shoes, vinyl records, glass soda bottles, 80′s windbreakers…okay, well maybe not the windbreakers, but you get the point. Some things may become outdated, but they will always retain that thing that makes them special. There are many photographers out there who shoot film because they love the look. And this look cannot be replicated with digital. So call film dead if you want. But just know that somewhere, out there, film is surviving…just like those 80′s windbreakers.
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