- Lighting & Posing Tips for Wedding Photography (Video)
- Interesting Photo of the Day: Jane Goodall Greets a Baby Chimpanzee
- 180 Photography Tips Infographic
Posted: 21 Jun 2014 06:23 PM PDT
Wedding photographer Moshe Zusman shoots 15 to 20 very high-end weddings a year. Over the course of his career, he has learned the importance of lighting and posing to create perfect pictures that don’t need to be manipulated in Photoshop. Here, in a full-length workshop, he talks about posing for engagement shoots, posing the bride and groom, shooting the wedding party and family formals, the quality and setup of light, and light shaping:
Lighting and posing are so important, and Zusman uses them to differentiate himself from others. The way he uses lighting and posing is different, yet simple, taking his wedding photography to the next level. He fully believes that how you shape light is what defines the photo.
He likes to work with color, contrast and off-camera lighting. Back in the day, Zusman says he tended to use natural light and never went outside the box. He would let the couples do what they wanted, he didn’t pose them. Now, he goes in with an idea, a vision, and he can get the perfect image quickly and easily because he knows how to pose and how to light.
When he first started shooting weddings, his biggest fear was what to do with flash. Flash changes everything. A few years ago, Zusman started incorporating off-camera flash and lighting into everything he does. Now he produces stunning wedding photography that he is proud of and that his clients love.
Zusman’s Camera Gear
Zusman’s Lighting Gear
Zusman likes vibrant images. Those are the ones he shows his clients, the ones he uses for his portfolio. He doesn’t own Photoshop. His motto is “Shoot it right.” He does use Lightroom to make adjustments to his images in post-production, but that’s it. His changes are minimal; at most he’ll adjust contrast, change levels, bring highlights down a little, and add a vignette.
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Zusman’s Secrets to Success
And, of course, practice, practice, practice! On your spouse, your children… any chance you get. Pose them, light them differently and see the difference. Don’t be afraid to try new things!
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Posted: 21 Jun 2014 02:45 PM PDT
Photography has always allowed us to document momentous events in history. In this photo, pioneering primatologist Jane Goodall greets a young chimpanzee named Flint in Tanzania's Gombe Stream Game Reserve. Photographed by Hugo van Lawick, the photo series titled “New Discoveries Among Africa’s Chimpanzees” ran in the December 1965 issue of National Geographic:
After receiving her first research grant from National Geographic in 1961, Goodall dedicated 50 years of her life to the research and documentation of the social interactions of chimpanzees. She is said to be the only human who has been accepted into chimpanzee society. The image shows Goodall presenting the back of her hand with fingers pulled inwards, demonstrating a harmless greeting to the onlooking protective mother situated out of frame.
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Posted: 21 Jun 2014 11:26 AM PDT
Though we all wish we could travel the world, most of us take most of our photos right where we live. But that doesn’t mean the photos we take at home have to be boring or low-quality!
This extensive infographic offers pointers for beginners, tips for photographing the exterior of your house and garden, room-specific guides for the interior of your home, gear suggestions, advice for achieving sharper images, questions to help you critique your photos, a list of clichés to avoid, social media tips, and even a short photography glossary. It covers everything you need to take pictures that will make others fall in love with your home, sweet home:
Whether you’re trying to sell your house, show off your interior design skills, or just get better pictures while you’re at home, this list of photography tips is useful for getting on the right track.
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