A presentation of the varied solutions to the many unique challenges faced in macro and close-up photography, this work discusses issues such as selecting a specially designed lenses and positioning flashes in order to avoid casting shadows. While tackling the main issues that this advanced application presents, such as correct focus, maximum depth of field… Continue reading »
Rather than focusing on the gear needed to use off-camera flash, this specialized resource hones in on the techniques needed—addressing photographers’ most common questions and providing practical examples of off-camera flash used on real assignments. Professional photographers and advanced amateurs alike will find a range of confidence-building instruction in this book. It begins with the… Continue reading »
Underwater color photography was born with this shot of a hogfish, photographed off the Florida Keys in the Gulf of Mexico by Dr. William Longley and National Geographic staff photographer Charles Martin in 1926. Equipped with cameras encased in waterproof housing and pounds of highly explosive magnesium flash powder for underwater illumination, the pair pioneered… Continue reading »
With this guidebook photographers learn how to create stunning, professional images while avoiding the common pitfalls of using an on-camera flash. Techniques for using simple accessories—such as bounce cards and diffusers, as well as how to improve a lighting scenario by enhancing it rather than overwhelming it—show photographers how to master this challenging aspect of… Continue reading »
Behind the scenes footage of professional wedding photographer Doug Gordon as he gets ready for the opening presentation at WPPI. Follow him through his unique process and hear his tips for capturing outstanding wedding photographs and a highlight of his talk as he goes on stage for the keynote address at WPPI.
By Sal Cincotta Let’s be honest, most of us don’t have access to couples in exotic locations. I often find myself envious of photographers who get to shoot in all these amazing locations and destinations: beaches, cliffs, castles, sweeping landscapes and more. What do I have? I am stuck in the Midwest in a blue-collar… Continue reading »
The Lenscratch Photography Blog (lenscratch.blogspot.com) is showcasing the favorite images of 2010 from more than 400 photographers who participated in the posting. Images were submitted from photographers who will have their work showcased for the first time to significant photographers who have had museum exhibitions. More info at lenscratch.blogspot.com/2010/12/your-favorite-images-of-2010_31.html.
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The Terrell Moore Gallery (Los Angeles, CA, 213/744-1999, www.terrellmoore.net) will host LA MecCA: Los Angeles as the Promised Land—An Exhibition of Photography from five well known Southern California photographers. Included in the two-week exhibition are images by Douglas McCulloh, who takes a look at the marketing of dreams in collision with the housing crash in… Continue reading »
Change is something people believe in (witness the election of our current President). Change is also something that scares people. And it scares them a lot. Over the last five years the photography industry has changed with more and more new people becoming professionals. I heard a stat the other day that 100,000 new “pros”… Continue reading »