This week in the news: Micro Four Thirds comes out with some fast new lenses; Pentax releases the toughest new entry-level DSLR on the market; Fujifilm lets Leica users adapt their lenses to their X-Pro 1, and more...
With Memorial Day coming up soon, some of the big things that we all think about are barbecues and other fun food made to celebrate. Since this is a time for rest and relaxation, it also means that it is a time to keep things simpler. Something that you will also want to probably do is take pictures of the delectable bites. We know we all love to do that! But if you want your food photos to stand out from the rest while making the workflow more simple, keep these tips in mind.
Intro photo and all others in this post are by Food Photography Expert Lou Manna.
Take a moment and think: How do you think the above photo was shot? Can you figure it out? Was it all natural light? Was it cropped in post-production?
This jaw-dropping photo of a glass frog was shot by Greg Basco, who runs Deep Green Photography. We asked him how he shot the photo above, and here's his response, with a breakdown including a lighting diagram, and also the gear he used.
Mark Fisher is a recent recipient of the PDN 30 Photographers to Watch award. His specialty is also pretty cool (pun totally intended)—Mark specializes in ski photography, and also captures the portraits of various athletes. But beyond this, Mark also shoots various lifestyle projects.
We recently reached out to Mark, and he chatted with us about the gear he uses, ski photography, and wanting to have a baby despite his busy career life.
This week in the news: Sony updates their entry level DSLR and mirrorless cameras, Fujifilm offers a wide angle conversion lens for their ultra popular X100 camera, and a new softbox for Speedliters (and Speedlighters).
Todd Owyoung has been photographing concerts and musicians for years. He runs the very successful I Shoot Shows blog, and is always on the road, and blogging about his experiences. Todd is extremely active on Twitter as well. At a very young age, he's accomplished much, having photographed many major musicians that others would only dream of.
Todd found some time to answer a couple of questions for us about his methods of shooting, and about concert photography in general.
Portraits can be super fun! Michael Thompson of LightenUpandShoot.com sometimes employs a very specific style of shooting. He combines street photography with portraits; he finds cool locations and interesting people, and sets up a mini-studio right there on the spot. He's done workshops on this at the B&H Event Space, but you should see if he's coming closer to your neck of the woods.
How do you think Mike shot the photo above? Read on to find out, and also be sure to check out the video showing Michael shooting the photos.
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