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Silhouette photography
posted by pal1989 - 28th of september, 2011
I always like photography with back lighting, Silhouette is one of the popular output of it.It mainly depends upon framing sense and a proper exposure control.Different type of human expression, dramatic act, activity, shape, structure,... More...
Studio lighting.
posted by dgphotographic - 13th of september, 2011
I have a home studio, it is set up in my garage, I have gradually built up my gear. I started off using my camera flash on a remote trigger mounted on my tripod, a secondary flash set on "slave". To give differing lighting set ups.... More...
Six months in...
posted by llareggub - 7th of july, 2011
Well I have been submitting here at DT for 6 months and thought I would write a blog about my experiences... My first image on line was a picture that I took last summer without any incling of submitting it for stock but t got me... More...
Wishlist for better camera
posted by palangsi - 12th of april, 2011
Camera manufacturers have till now been mostly obsessed with megapixels. My wishlist 1. Have a detachable 3 inch LCD screen with shutter button, aperture and shutter speed control, review and drive mode change. Also able to... More...
In the Midst of Rejection How to Find Meaning
posted by joyb0218 - 2nd of april, 2011
Well guys, I started out with the desire to do only Christian stock but after several rejections, I found that I needed to take a step back and re-group. This is not to say that I won't pursue Christian stock anymore, not at all. I... More...
Building a New Studio
posted by noonie - 24th of february, 2011
Just in case some of you are still fighting the snow and ice and need something to think about, how about a new studio? You can learn from the best and Yuri has a new one to show you. I just saw this post and knew that it would get... More...
My (almost) free lighting setup
posted by kringstad - 14th of february, 2011
Some of the most asked questions on the message boards are about lighting. Where do I get it? What do I get? Is there anything cheaper? Whats the best? I thought I would take some time to share my lighting setup with you. Here... More...
Creating of Ferrari 458 restyled
posted by zenox2d - 9th of february, 2011
3d modeling and rendering of beautiful Ferrari 458 Italia.I'v found a lot's of reference images,but still couldn't catch every detail.Also my creative side is always stronger then need for accuracy.When I'v got modeling as I want it,... More...
Cold weather...
posted by dgphotographic - 21st of january, 2011
The weather in the UK has been cold and grey for the last couple of weeks andI'm looking forward to getting out in the winter sunshine to do some landscape shots of the Berkshire countryside. A few sporting model shoots planned for... More...
The Ever Versatile Beauty Dish
posted by photoshow - 4th of september, 2010
Today I thought I would share a classic portrait technique with you. This is a quick and easy lighting setup that can be used for head shots and portraits. The gear required is minimal and the space needed is even less. This setup... More...
Super Steady Shot
posted by indy2320 - 29th of august, 2010
After a great trip to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC i found out that no tripods are allowed and using my flash even with my diffuser and fairly low flash settings i was still coming up with reflections and halos.Lighting... More...
More useful sources for food photographers
posted by tanyae - 19th of august, 2010
About a year ago I posted about Lou Manna's work, which can be the great source of inspiration for all who are keen on food photography. Today I'd like to share some more useful (of course, from my POV) links: the first one is to... More...
What Does it Mean?
posted by williamardrey - 5th of august, 2010
I just looked at my most recent rejections and the reasons for the rejections. I could understand most of them, which were things like: "poor lighting setup", "poor contrast or incorrect exposure", "white balance parameter not correctly... More...
Do you dot your i dots
posted by palangsi - 3rd of august, 2010
As a practitioner of Graphology, I have noticed that there are some people who do not dot their i dots. I have been teaching some people photography over 4 years and realised that these people generally don't like using off-camera lighting.... More...
Professionally yours, my stock diary
posted by robjmalin - 12th of june, 2010
I began shooting stock a few month's ago after being inspired by photographer yuri arcus. Ive always been interested in photography and my grandfather and uncle used to develop film in the bathtub of their country home. I decided... More...
Portrait Lighting
posted by rtdesignstudio - 13th of may, 2010
Hi, we've just published an article on Portrait Lighting, where we explained the basic lighting techniques and schemes for creating 5 types of portraits. Please check it out and let us know what you think. Portrait Lighting More...
Secrets of Wildlife Photography
posted by visceralimage - 24th of march, 2010
Wildlife photography presents many challenges. Most folks think one must have $10,000 dollar lenses but at times, this is just not the case. This image was completed with a $200 lens that came with my digital camera. Wildlife... More...
Adventures in Food Photography - The Art of Oatmeal
posted by telecast - 8th of january, 2010
One of my favorite photography blogs, www.strobist.blogspot.com, featured an article on food photography this past summer. I had always imagined food photography to be a simple process. However, the steps described in the article... More...
Too many shots : part two
posted by kikkerdirk - 4th of january, 2010
It really takes time to take good pictures, it only takes seconds to take a snapshot! There are a lot of considerations to take, making beautiful pictures. If you don't want to depend on a 'lucky shot', take your time, and you... More...
Experimenting with food photos
posted by gmargittai - 21st of october, 2009
Food photography as Amitai says, is definitely not an easy field. There is so much demand and money in it that the pros perfected it to the maximum. When I tried it before, the results were disastrous and I thought I will never be... More...
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