Lots of photographers these days started out in digital and then decide to get into analog later down the line. Eventually they end up loving it! Though there are still photographers out there that think it’s hipster–on the other hand some analog shooters just consider digital to be amateur. Either way, if you’re looking to get started in analog photography, we’ve prepared a video for you on how to get into it.
All images by Patrick Murphy Racey. Used with permission.
Photographer Patrick Murphy Racey has been shooting sports for many years now and has a whole load of incredible tips that he can offer. We’ve previously featured a video on how he lights basketball games, but as we all know, sports photography is a whole lot more than just lighting. Patrick is a Sony Artisan, and uses the company’s cameras and lenses to shoot photos that keep wow’ing editors.
After the jump, we feature a short video aimed at beginners featuring Patrick’s tips on how he shoots sports photos.
Landscape photography, like any other genre, has its many-what I will call-“unofficial rules”.
There are rules about how to expose a scene using methods such as the zone method developed by Ansel Adams, exposing to the right to get as much detail as you can from the shadows, or even bracketing multiple exposures and creating HDR (High Dynamic Range) images. And then there are rules for composition. The most famous of which-and one you probably learned of first-the Rule of Thirds.
Beyond adjusting your White Balance or picking a color preset, have you ever stopped to think much about the color in your imagery and how that color is affecting the viewer of the image? It is easy to overlooks such things as you are growing into your own as a photographer, but how you use color in your imagery can have a profound impact on how it is perceived. Continue reading…
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One of the hallmarks of the Fujifilm digital camera system these days is their incredible film simulation profiles which not only produce beautiful colors and gorgeous black and whites, but also an incredibly real-looking and organic grain. One of the simulations available on the latest generation of the X-Series cameras, namely the X-Pro 2 and X-T2, is the Acros film simulation. Unlike the monochrome black and white setting, the Acros simulation offers a slightly more subdued look right out of the box–a look that in this writer’s opinion feels a little more filmic than the standard monochrome black and white.
But those new to this latest generation of X-Series bodies may be wondering how to get the most out of the Acros film simulation, specifically when it comes to portraiture. In this piece, we have several tips and tricks for getting the most out of the Acros film simulation in regards to getting pleasing black and white portraits with an authentic film look.
Heads can be a stuffy business: always hanging out in a studio, playing with the same exact lighting setup, just going through the motions. One great way to have your headshots stand out is by getting out of the studio altogether and taking your sessions outdoors! Continue reading…
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Kaiman Wong (who has recently left DigitalRev TV) continues to create video contents on his own Youtube Channel. Most recently, he took on a comparison of popular street photography lenses, 50mm vs 35mm vs 28mm, to be educational and useful especially for newcomers to street photography. The best part: Kai was himself in his videos with his usual wit, charm, and a tad of silliness which made the video so entertaining to watch.
Using filters of any kind these days is rarer than in the past, but for landscape photographers specifically, it is still an integral part of the process for those who prefer to get things right in camera.
The Grad filter is something that many can struggle with when they are first trying to up their landscape photography game, and today we have this killer video from Josh Cripps with some tips on how to rock your next shoot using a graduated filter. Continue reading…