Later this month (Aug. 25-29), Jasmine Star will be hosting a live workshop on CreativeLIVE on wedding photography. Here’s the kicker though: The event will culminate in a real, live wedding streamed online while Jasmine is shooting and teaching. [Read more…]
With the Fourth of July coming up next week, a lot of folks are looking to get some great shots of some of the awesome fireworks shows around the country. With that in mind, here are a few fundamental tips and settings to help you get it right – even if you don’t have a tripod with you during the fireworks show. [Read more…]
Manfrotto Distribution and Datacolor will be putting on a free webinar on monitor calibration. It’s coming up on Wednesday, June 16 from 2-3PM EDT.
The course will be hosted by Datacolor’s education manager, Josh Fischer, as well as Manfrotto Distribution product manager, Will Holowka. Together, Will and Josh will cover the importance of calibrating one’s monitor as well as the how-to’s using Datacolor’s Spyder3 solutions.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]
Remember when creativeLIVE launched earlier this month? There have been a lot of great courses since it launched, but I’m watching Vincent Laforet’s course, “An Introduction to HDDSLR Cinema” right now, and I gotta tell ya, it’s good stuff. It’s also free while it’s live.
If you’ve missed the first day today, it looks like they are doing a re-watch stream of the entire class tonight starting at 11PM ET. Laforet has got content going for the next two days as well, so you might want to shelve Photoshop CS5 for just a bit and tune into creativeLIVE to learn the ins and outs of your HDDSLR if that’s something you’ve been curious about.
Here’s the link: creativeLIVE.com
Finally, if you can’t tune in this weekend, you can pre-order the video of the full weekend class for $79. If you wait until after the class is over on Sunday, it goes up to $129. Having watched it for the past few hours, I can assure you that it’s more than worth the $79 if you are new to shooting video with an HDDSLR camera – and there’s gonna be two more full days of content.
Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen a variety of online courses start up or add to existing learning resources. I thought it might be a good idea to provide a quick rundown of the growing list, a lot of which revolves around the release of Adobe Photoshop CS5. Granted, this won’t be an exhaustive list of online training sites, so you can drop a comment if you think there’s something worthwhile to add. [Read more…]
Chase Jarvis has launched a new online learning resource for photographers and other imaging professionals – creativeLive. This is quite a bit more ambitious than Chase’s iPhone app, The Best Camera. Like his iPhone camera though, creativeLIVE has a rather unique tilt to it, in that it’s free to watch the sessions when they are live. If you want to watch them later, you can download individual classes for later viewing or if your schedule doesn’t permit you to be at your computer for live viewing.
creativeLIVE has an all-star cast of instructors coming up over the next couple of months, including Vincent LaForet on shooting video with DSLRs, Scott Bourne on Aperture 3, and Zack Arias on Studio Photography. And, next week, after the CS5 launch, there’s a whole group of classes planned for learning the new stuff in the CS5 suite.
creativeLIVE looks like a great learning resource. Hopefully, the business model will prove sound and it will be around for a long time to come. Right now, I’ve got April 29 circled on my calender for Vincent LaForet’s class.
In this third article of the series, we’re going to look at web hosting options for the photographers who choose to go the route of self-hosted blogs. [Read more…]
The following post is by Portland-based photographer, Tyson Robichaud, who discusses the concept of complimentary color in photography. Learn more about Tyson at the end of this post.
Applying the concepts of complimentary color contrast in a photographic sense can provide a handy compositional tool. When looking at various forms of visual art, we can draw from the creative talents of those who’ve perfected their craft. In this case, I wanted to explore Henri Matisse and his use of bold complimentary color. Visually wandering through one of his paintings and revisiting the basic concepts of color (I basically printed out a color wheel), I’ve been looking at just how much it can help direct a viewer’s eye. [Read more…]
The following post is by Virginia-based photographer, Mike Miriello, who explains some basic concepts of interior and architectural photography. Learn more about Mike at the end of this post.
Interior and architectural photography is still-life photography at its finest. Your mission is to capture a living, breathing space in a single frame, and somehow preserve the feeling the space projects. [Read more…]