Friday, May 18, 2012

How to Create the Illusion of Fire with Light Painting – PictureCorrect

How to Create the Illusion of Fire with Light Painting – PictureCorrect: "Dennis Calvert has devised a surprisingly uncomplicated method to make a light painting self-portrait in which he appears to be on fire. Outside of some pretty standard photography gear (camera, tripod, and a speedlight) all you need to take one of these for yourself is an electric glow stick. To make things even easier, Calvert put together a short behind the scenes timelapse video, which you can watch how it works here:"

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Photographing Smoke – PictureCorrect

Photographing Smoke – PictureCorrect: "

In this article we have a video tutorial showing photographers how to photograph smoke. After a few mishaps and a small studio fire, Kai is able to get off some good smoke shots from a bundle of incense sticks."

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Zooms: Pros & Cons Of All-In-One |

Zooms: Pros & Cons Of All-In-One | "Zooms: Pros & Cons Of All-In-One
Having a single lens to cover everything from ultrawide to strong telephoto is incredibly appealing, but how well do these extreme zooms perform in a variety of situations? We’ll show you where the trade-offs are."

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6 Portrait Lighting Patterns Every Photographer Should Know

6 Portrait Lighting Patterns Every Photographer Should Know: "In classical portraiture there are several things you need to control and think about to make a flattering portrait of your subjects, including: lighting ratio, lighting pattern, facial view, and angle of view. I suggest you get to know these basics inside out, and as with most things, then you can break the rules. But if you can nail this one thing you’ll be well on your way to great people photos. In this article we’re going to look at lighting pattern: what is it, why it’s important, and how to use it. Perhaps in another future article, if you enjoy this one, I’ll talk about the other aspects of good portraiture"

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