Picture this: crowds of strangers eyeing your artwork and wanting to buy a piece or a whole collection for themselves.
Getting hired to shoot a wedding means your clients are trusting you to capture one of the most important days of their lives (no pressure or anything). When I was starting out as a wedding photographer, I was freaked out about not having everything I needed on hand. What if I had an equipment meltdown? What if the light was horrendous? When it comes to weddings, the what-ifs are endless. Preparation is your best friend.
You've just unboxed your brand-spanking fresh DSLR, and all you want to do is start playing with the new toy. You can't wait to take your shooting skills to the next level.
The world of Instagram is filled with cool artists pushing the limits of fashion and photography. But throw Barbies into the mix — you read that right — and you’ve got something truly original. On the heels of the release of Welcome to Marwen, where Steve Carell plays an artist who creates a miniature scenes as he recovers from a brain injury, doll-vignette photography is claiming the spotlight. These five artists will show you why.
Shooting events can be glamorous work. You're out there, mingling with people who are (hopefully!) having fun, your mission to capture the drama, color and buzz with your camera.
My first real camera (that I purchased by myself, for myself) was a Panasonic GH1 back in university. I remember taking loads of photos during campus functions, but it was totally hobby status; not a career. But I fell deeply in love with the hobby when I bought an adapter for a vintage 50mm Canon lens, which made my camera much more fun to use — especially for portraits. Then I kept on buying different lenses for that first camera and there was no looking back. My hobby had turned into a full-blown obsession.
Eyes are one — well, two — of the greatest challenges in portrait photography. A portrait with expressive eyes will grab the viewer. But the reverse is true, too: If the eyes are dull or blurry, the viewer's gonna look away. Luckily, there are a few tricks that can help you get the effect you want.
Have you always loved photo booths and their fun backdrops? If so, this lesson is for you. Learn to use PVC piping to make a portable, storable, photo backdrop frame, and get some inspiration for how to design a backdrop to fit your needs.