|February 16, 2013||Posted by Photo GearHead under Miscellaneous|
The Slanted Lens has posted a photography lighting tutorial dealing with the basics of a single light set-up for lighting portraiture. The video uses a Dynalite continuous light source to demonstrate lighting the human face — in this particular video that face is provided by model Tiffany Taylor. The video focuses on how to light the human face, and the subject’s background, in order to create separation between the two and create an interesting photograph via the use of only a single source of light, along with examining the very basics of a one-light set-up.
B&H Photo has posted a one-hour long video presentation of a talk given by Larry Cohen, wherein he shares his expertise on photographing a wide array of different subjects in an underwater environment. In the video, Mr. Cohen addresses a live audience and discusses such things as photography under piers, inside of shipwrecks, and engaging in photography in underwater caves. During the talk, Mr. Cohen displays many of his own works and discusses how they were created.
Mark Wallace of AdoramaTV presents a new Youtube video which explores using speed-lights and colored gels to punch-up dull and drab backgrounds in order to add some dynamic color to your images. In the video Mark Wallace demonstrates using an ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender and diffusion panel in order to light his model in soft, diffuse lighting, while incorporating simple gels to illuminate his background with a different color of light.
Karl Taylor of GreatPhotographyTips has uploaded a video that demonstrates landscape photography using a common 50mm lens — instead of wide-angle and super-wide-angle lenses which tend to be more popular for general landscape photography. Mr. Taylor discusses how the often overlooked 50mm lens in landscape photography can force you to pay more attention to your compositions, and can reveal new compositions which may not be as readily apparent while utilizing wider angle lenses.
Another video offering from AdoramaTV has famed photographer Joe McNally deconstructing the principles of color and light while on location, in his Photo on the Go with Joe series. In the video, Mr. McNally completely deconstructs and explains the lighting set-up used on a recent location shoot in a public bar. He also explains his particular thought processes that go into achieving his final images.
Also from DigitalRevCom, an entertaining demonstration and walk-through on using easily obtainable glass prisms in order to achieve interesting and unique photographic effects.
Another video from B&H Photo features an almost half-hour long interview with photographer Eileen Rafferty — author of “Butterflies and Anvils“, a quarterly, photographic print-journal about inspiration and art. In this video, David Brommer sits down with Eileen Rafferty to discuss the importance of education for photographers and how they might best develop their creative photographic skills.
And, finally, Chase Jarvis has uploaded an hour and a half long video to his Youtube channel in which he sits down with Les Stroud of Survivor Man fame to discuss Les Stroud’s thoughts and opinions on the subject of art and creativity.