Check out the below BTS video for Profoto Master Series with Greg Heisler as he talks his way through the his approach to shooting Bill & Melinda Gates and Bono for the cover of Time’s Person of the Year cover for 2005.
Lots of good pre-production thoughts and then curve ball adjustments once people started arriving on his set. [click to continue…]
Nikon D5200: From Snapshots to Great Shots is a new book from Rob Sylvan. The book covers the D5200′s features and offers insights on photography basics while using the new 24MP Nikon D5200.
Nikon D5200: From Snapshots to Great Shots retails for $24.99; however, it is currently available for pre-order for $16.16 on Amazon.com.
Photographing Shadow and Light is a new book from photography superstar Joey L. due for release on December 4, 2012.
“In Photographing Shadow and Light, Joey lifts the curtain on his dramatic, creatively fearless approach to portraiture, sharing his personal philosophy and a behind-the-scenes look at 15 striking photo sessions—from personal projects shot in Africa, India, and Brooklyn to commercial shoots for 50 Cent, the Jonas Brothers, and Project Runway All Stars. Joey provides readers with a step-by-step description of how he visualized each shoot, formed meaningful connections with his subjects, and “built” his signature dramatic lighting effects—one light at a time.
Featuring more than 85 stunning portraits, detailed lighting diagrams, and a foreword from industry icon David Hobby (aka Strobist), Photographing Shadow and Light shares the creative process behind one of today’s most exciting photography talents, providing serious amateurs and professionals a fresh perspective on creating compelling, professional quality portraits.”
Photographing Shadow and Light retails for $29.99; however, it is currently available for $19.39 from Amazon.com.
Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4: A Photographer’s Handbook is a new book from Adobe Certified Instructor Stephen Laskevitch. In the new book, Laskevitch pulls from “his experience as a teacher and practitioner to create a guide that provides a clear and effective workflow for editing photographs in Photoshop CS6 and its companions Bridge, Camera Raw, and Lightroom 4. Focusing on the critical elements of a workflow rather than covering every arcane feature, this book is designed to get you working quickly in these applications.”
Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4: A Photographer’s Handbook retails for $44.95; however, it is currently available from Amazon for $23.71.
The above video from Scott Kelby shows off some handy “little” tips for making the most of the new features in Photoshop CS6.
[via John Nack]
So, you’re shooting some interviews with your HDSLR or other video camera now? Check out the above video for some tips on the hows and whys of lighting an interview subject and scene.