- Dramatic Lighting Photography eBook at 79% Off
- Living Art: Photography and Painting Collide (Video)
- Tagging Along with an Action Photographer (Video)
Posted: 23 Jan 2014 06:57 PM PST
At its core, this is an easy-to-use technical handbook with lighting set-ups and simple tips you can implement right now to improve your lighting. Each chapter focuses on a type of lighting (e.g. one-strobe, two-strobe, camera flash, hot lights). At its heart, this book and its images are meant to inspire you, with a candid look into the background and thought behind each creative concept, and the amusing realities of bringing an idea to life. We were able to arrange a 79% discount which expires next Friday, found here: Quavondo’s Dramatic Photography Lighting eBook
There is a wide variety of imagery in this book, 50 to be exact shot both indoors and out, ranging from lifestyle, to beauty, to sports, to fashion, to portraits, to commercial work, so all photographers can benefit from the demonstrated techniques. Anyone looking to make the move from amateur to professional will find this an invaluable resource.
Professionals looking to kick-start the creative juices will find inspiration and perhaps new lighting techniques to improve and simplify their process. Novice photographers may wish to familiarize themselves with the glossary terms first, but rest assured, this book is designed to minimize jargon and maximize utility.
Some of the many topics covered (132 pages):
About the author: Quavondo was born in Vietnam, fled from the Vietcong at the age of 5. Had a job since the age of 7 and has worked every single day of his life since. His photography skills come from blood, sweat, and tears. In the past three years, Quavondo has been honored 18 times at the International Photography Awards (including top-three placement), Quavondo has been a featured artist on [Framed] and appeared on Make Me a Supermodel and Double Exposure with celebrity photography team Markus Klinko & Indrani. Quavondo is a top contributor with iStockphoto/Getty Images where his photos have twice been selected as Top Ten Images of the Year.
How to Get a Discounted Copy This Week:
Our readers can receive 79% off until the end of the month Friday, January 31. The guide comes in PDF format that can be read on computers, phones and most tablet computers (works great as a mobile reference out in the field). It also carries a 30 day guarantee, if you are not satisfied with any part of the book just let us know and we will give you a full refund so there is no risk in trying it.
Deal found here: Quavondo’s Photography Lighting Techniques eBook
Posted: 23 Jan 2014 01:25 PM PST
You might want to take a closer look… the TED Talk begins. The idea that things are not always as they appear is part of what makes photography and other art forms so fascinating. Artist Alexa Meade has taken that idea—that appearances can be deceiving—and has exploded the concept into an innovative artistic technique:
As she describes in the above quote, Meade creates a kind of living art by using people as her canvas—not painting something new on them, but painting what she sees in the scene already. She discovered this technique by accident, having originally wanted to paint shadows, capturing a certain configuration of light and darkness before it was gone. But in doing so, she realized: “I had turned my friend into a painting!”
And not only that, but she had (unintentionally) visually collapsed a three-dimensional scene into a living painting. Interestingly, this process turns one of the goals of many artists–making realistic, three-dimensional images on a flat canvas–on its head.
Since then, Meade has found other unusual canvases to paint on, not just people, but a breakfast of eggs and sausage, or a juicy grapefruit. After completing the paintings, she photographs her work, often making the final result nearly indistinguishable from a traditional 2D painting.
Go to full article: Living Art: Photography and Painting Collide (Video)
Posted: 23 Jan 2014 11:16 AM PST
Scott Markewitz wasn’t always behind the camera. In his younger days, he was a pro mogul skier who saw photography from the other side of the lens. Often a ski model in movies and still frames, he became curious about photography. He was eventually inspired to buy a camera of his own, which launched his new career as an action photographer:
Markewitz has thrived on action photography because he understands the sports he documents. He still skis, and he bikes along with the mountain bikers he photographs. This lets him get to the heart and soul of the sports. And the strength and endurance required of action sports helps him get to locations that other photographers can’t reach. His skill and knowledge also help with safety. Situations that look hazardous are not as dangerous as they might seem to an outsider. Markewitz knows what it takes to keep himself and the athletes he photographs safe.
Though Markewitz’s photography has shifted more toward commercial work, he uses the techniques and expertise he’s learned from action photography. Commercial photography requires a photographer to produce a good image no matter what the conditions. He has to work on the spot to create art from scenes, like wooded mountain bike trails, that may look monotonous to the untrained eye. The pressure to please clients is not unlike a physical competition.
Above all, the secret to Markewitz’s continuing success is his willingness to evolve as the industry and technology changes. His competitive, adventurous spirit prepares him for anything that might come his way.
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