Troy Paiva has developed a unique niche in the photography world with his amazing night photography of dieing and decrepit structures throughout the United States (and sometimes abroad). In this podcast episode episode Kerry...
In this episode I am joined by Syl Arena from Paso Robles California who is an excellent photographer and one of the people that has really been an inspiration to me in using small...
I am very excited to announce an upcoming photography workshop I am doing in conjunction with the amazing Jules Bianchi! This workshop will really help you fall in love with lighting like Jules and...
During a wedding shoot one day I noticed that my flash was only firing occasionally. After the initial panic, I quickly figured out that if I held the flash with a little counter-clockwise tension, then the flash worked fine. At the first break, I tried my backup camera and it was doing the same thing. When I got home, I checked it against my daughter’s 20D and it worked fine, and it also seemed that the hot shoe on my cameras was loose compared to hers.Another symptom of this is that the flash will switch from E-TTL mode into TTL mode and the exposure will usually be very overexposed.
I have mentioned David Ziser’s upcoming seminar series several times and I will continue to until it is over as it is going to be the one big not-to-miss seminar this year. David is an expert on lighting and technique and presents these topics in very easy to understand ways so that you can go back and start implementing them immediately.
When David Ziser told me about his upcoming seminar during our recent podcast conversation I knew this was one seminar this year that I couldn’t pass up going to. I have been counting the days waiting for the announcement so I could get it on my calendar. From the description, I think everyone should attend this as well, David has put together an amazing program and the price is just unreal as well.
Heather wrote in with the following question and we thought it deserved more than just a quick email response.
I got a question for ya. Sorry the answer to this might already be on your site somewhere but I’d just thought I would msg you instead. I was wondering if you had any suggestions for photography books either having to do w/ business or the technical side of things.
In this episode Kerry and David talk about some lessons learned over the past couple of years on techniques that do and do not work when doing a bridal show. The discussion covers booth setup, materials, booking meetings, networking, and much more. If you are struggling with poor performance of your bridal shows or are thinking about getting a booth at a bridal show, then you should listen to this episode and it will give you some valuable tips.
In this episode, Kerry and David sit down with Roberto Valenzuela from Beverly Hills, CA who is a remarkably skilled wedding photographer. Roberto talks about getting started and “finding his eye”. Roberto gives some helpful tips on how to practice different techniques to improve your skills.
Focal Point is OneOne Software’s newest Photoshop plug-in that allows you to create images with selective focus and edge vignette effects. Using these techniques you can guide the viewer’s eye to the spot in the image that you want them to look at. Using an easy to use “focus bug” you can control the sweet spot, the amount and kind of blur. These types of effects have only been possible with expensive specialty lenses before. Does Focal Point deliver on the goods? We decided to try it out for ourselves and see what we thought about it.
HDR Photography is a method of combining multiple exposures into a single image in order to achieve a greater dynamic range in an image. If that sounded a bit complex, let’s break that down a bit more. If I take a photo, the sensor only can capture a given range from light to dark, in a normally exposed image, you may lose some detail in the darkest areas and you may lose some detail in the brightest areas. But if we can take an normal exposure, an underexposed image (to get the detail in the highlights) and an overexposed image (to get the details in the shadows) and combine them into a single image, then we can get a new image that can be the best of all three.
David Hobby (http://strobist.com) has posted a thought provoking article today about whether or not you should consider doing work for free. This isn’t to say you should go on Craigslist and post that you will perform wedding photography worth thousands of dollars to everyone that emails you.