- New: Shooting Shallow – Understanding Depth of Field
- Interesting Photo of the Day: Earthrise
- Abstract Food Photography Setup (Video)
- Are You Taking These Must-Have Wedding Photos?
Posted: 06 Feb 2014 07:57 PM PST
This new $5 eBook is designed to equipment photographers with the skills to improve their ability to create bokeh rich images but at the same time ensure your subject is as sharp as possible. We were able to arrange a 20% discount for PictureCorrect readers which expires next Friday. Deal found here: Shooting Shallow – Understanding Depth of Field
Mastering the ability to control the out of focus areas, and create attractive bokeh, puts the photographer in control of their image, and such techniques offer the opportunity for plenty of creative photography.
The 'Shooting Shallow' eBook is divided into four broad sections. Concepts, Camera, Practice and Examples. The eBook will improve your understanding of depth of field will allow you to dig deep into the advanced settings on your camera and really get creative. It may sound like a contradiction in terms but you may be surprised just how easy and liberating using the advanced camera settings can actually be.
Once you have an understanding of the concepts and how they relate to your camera, it is time to get out and shoot. This eBook also documents a range of real-life examples where a shallow depth of field has been used to create a particular look and style of image.
The eBook chapters include (40 pages):
'Shooting Shallow' is about learning to take better photos, understanding depth of field, and improving your photography skills. The ebooks answers questions such as 'What is Bokeh?', 'What is a F-Stop?', 'What is the rule of thirds?' and What is a 'Shallow DOF?'
The eBook has been written with the beginning photographer in mind; however, the enthusiast and professional alike may find something of relevance also.
How to Get a Discounted Copy This Week:
Our readers can receive 20% off until Friday, February 14. 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).
Deal found here: Shooting Shallow – Understanding Depth of Field
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Posted: 06 Feb 2014 12:37 PM PST
Forty-five years ago, on December 24, 1968, the astronauts aboard Apollo 8 witnessed and photographed the Earthrise for the first time as they orbited the moon. The photo, taken by Bill Anders with a Hasselblad 500 EL and a Zeiss Sonnar 250mm f/5.6 telephoto lens, became a symbol of space exploration:
Anders had a camera in his hand to document the mission from his view out of a side window, and another Hasselblad with an 80mm lens was mounted in the craft’s front facing window, set to take pictures automatically every 20 seconds. After three orbits around the moon, the crew was not expecting to see anything other than the moon’s surface, but as they came around for the fourth time, they witnessed what Command Module Pilot, Jim Lovell, described as “a grand oasis in the vastness of space.”
While no one will ever get to experience seeing the Earthrise as Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders did in 1968, new data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), combined with the astronauts’ photographs and voice recordings, let us see the event as the astronauts saw it. Watch this playback of the historic moments leading up to the iconic photograph of the Earthrise:
Posted: 06 Feb 2014 12:20 PM PST
Known for his innovative and sometimes risque cuisine, ‘Demon Chef’ Alvin Leung lets us go behind the scenes during the making of a creative food art book. Danish photographer René Riis simply, yet beautifully, captures the Demon Chef’s creations–dubbed X-Treme Chinese–which push the limits and leave our mouths watering:
Riis worked directly with Leung to photograph the chef’s unique and improvised cuisine. His goal was to make the shots a little more abstract, since Leung doesn’t use a lot of ingredients. Riis keeps the shots simple, without props like forks or unnecessary dishes, to create truly stunning and crisp images.
Riis says he likes to use Hasselblad cameras because they give the shots better quality and sharpness. For this specific shoot, Riis used a Hasselblad H4D system and Broncolor IRX 2 studio lighting.
Posted: 06 Feb 2014 10:31 AM PST
When taking on a wedding photography gig, there are certain types of photographs that the client expects. At the end of the day, it’s up to you to make sure your client is happy. Fortunately, photographer Barry Page provides a checklist of sorts that both the wedding party and photographers can use to make sure everyone is happy:
Because a wedding is such a monumental part of a person’s life, it can’t be stressed enough that getting the right shots can make or break a wedding photographer. Page has created an invaluable resource with this infographic. Hopefully, you will be able to benefit from his experiences and allow them to assist you in building your own happy clientele.
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