Tips n Tricks
The original shot idea has an Oswin lookalike holding herself up on the tops of two Dalek. The final Dalek graphics I hope to get from Stu of CutnPasteGraphics.
For the shoot dummy heads will be used so the pose shown can be shot, “Oswin” looking skyward for “Rescue me chin boy, and show me the stars”. To enable everyone to get a better idea of what I’m aiming for I used a virtual model in DAZ3D, bought a dress for her and experimented with limb positions.
If there are any Dalek builders out there reading this I’d love some help making a top the right shape so the models hands rest in the right place.
Sadly some of the people he relies on can let things down, hence this post in which I’ll make a simple request to anyone organising such an event.(read the rest of the post…)
Loaded up with gear it took me a moment to catch up with the couple. After a bit of conferring in a language I didn’t understand I got a yes.
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This weekend they’ll be transformed into beauty dishes ready for the first of the fashion lighting test shoots that are set to follow over the coming weeks. I’ve a growing list of lighting setups I want to try out with a mix of beauty dishes, softboxes, bare strobes, reflectors, barn doors, shoot through and bounce umbrellas, colour gels and backdrops.
The Bowens bowls will have a round removable ‘plug’ inserted with a hole sized to take either a studio or Canon 580EXII flash head. (read the rest of the post…)
UPDATE: Please read this post and read Pinterests T&Cs before you pin anything. I think it’s a great service but worry that someones going to be hit by a copyright lawsuit.
I read fashion magazines. Let me rephrase that, I mostly look at fashion magazines. I do read some of the articles but don’t have the time to get from cover to cover reading everything in between. I check out the styles and study the lighting in many of the photographs. Needing to get some desk and shelf space back I ripped them all up, keeping the best images to one side. I wanted to pin some to let others see them. As I don’t hold the copyright I didn’t want to host the images on my site for others to download. The answer was simple:
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This is in part a continuation of my Tips for New Models.
I’m a member of a number of photography and related sites that exist to bring photographers, models, makeup artists (MUA), studios, retouchers, stylists, etc together. There’s been a bit of a recurring pattern building in one of them prompting this post.
If you’re new to the industry don’t expect to be paid at first. You have to speculate to accumulate.
This applies equally to everyone involved, not just the models. Ask yourself “Who is asking for the images to be taken?“.
There were issues with the 50mm f/1.8 focus and a simple solution, more on that after the jump..
Digital technology has brought many changes to photography.
- We can shoot many more frames at no extra cost other than the time taken to sort through them all and the extra wear and tear on the shutter mechanism.
- Chimping shots to check exposure, composition and that strobes are firing as expected saves us the delay we used to suffer waiting for film to come back from the lab and possible embarrassment when we find something got our exposure off.
- Having frames scanned so they can be edited in Photoshop is a step that’s not needed, eliminating the chance of dust and other contaminates from spoiling our work.
- Making backups of our images is much easier and faster, with the right configuration it can be fully automated.
- Images can be on the news desk seconds after being shot and seen by millions around the world soon after
Yet with all the good things it brings some novice photographers tell me they shoot a lot but are unhappy with the results. Looking at some of their photo collections I think I know part of their problem.