An In-Depth Look at The Work of Photographer Gregory Crewdson

Portrait photographer Gregory Crewdson, known for his elaborate and though-provoking photographs, was featured by Reserve Channel a while back. The half-hour video goes in-depth about Crewdson’s process as well as the motivation behind his work. The elaborateness of his setups are often reminiscent of setups on a film shoot versus still photography, giving Crewdson his own unique approach and look to his photographs. Check out the video to get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating his iconic images. Continue reading…

Matching Exposures In Lightroom, The Easy Way

Unless you are shooting in a studio environment with artificial light, chances are when you get home from a shoot that a lot of the time you will have a lot of varying exposures. This can be a pain when you start processing your images, because a lot of images from the same scene may have exposure variances ranging from minor to major – and it can take forever to try and match them all up one by one.

Luckily, for those in the know, there is an easy way in Lightroom to quickly match the exposures of all your images. This is an incredible time saver, and while it’s not perfect, it is much faster than trying to do it manually, and you always tweak individual images here or there as needed anyway (rather than having to tweak them ALL one by one). Continue reading…

Nat Geo Photographer Robert Holmes Discusses Lighting and Technique with Advancing Your Photography

Advancing Your Photography, the Youtube channel providing tips and tricks from professional photographers, has released an informative video featuring veteran National Geographic photographer, Robert Holmes. In this video, Holmes goes into his philosophy and technique for lighting as well as breaking down different lighting scenarios of which he’s particularly fond. He also briefly touches on equipment considerations and how he prefers not to rely so much on equipment, but instead use his intricate knowledge of lighting to capture compelling portraits during his travels. Continue reading…

Photographer Gavin Hoey Shows You How to Make a Breeze In the Studio

In collaboration with AdoramaTV, photographer Gavin Hoey has released a video providing photographers with tips on how to create wind effects in the studio. Working with four different type of wind-making tools, Hoey gives a detailed breakdown on each device’s use and trouble area. Additionally, he covers safety considerations and small details photographers should look out for to get the most from the selected tool. Continue reading…

This Retro Video Game Inspired Video Explains How a Digital Camera Works For Dummies

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Have you ever had a friend who was new to photography and asked you basic questions about how a camera works? Have you wished that there was a simple dumbed-down, easy to digest explanation video to answer those questions? In the latest “How It Works?” series on The Telegraph’s site, they published a short minimalist animation video on the science behind how a digital camera works.

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Chase Jarvis on Getting Work with No Experience

Check out this informative video from photographer Chase Jarvis giving advice on how to get work with no experience. Jarvis opens by suggesting being around the kind of work you want do. For example, assisting on photo shoots, sweeping floors, going to meet ups, or whatever you have to do in order to be around the community that creates the type of work you want to pursue. Additionally he stresses how important investing your own time and money into your work is in order to create “proof points” (evidence and examples that support a claim you make about your product and/or service). Continue reading…