In this video, Tony and Chelsea Northrup cover some great tips for shooting outdoors in mid-day and making lighting work for you by using shade, fill flash and diffusers in a variety of situations.
The Portrait, 2nd Edition: Understanding Portrait Photography is a new book from photographers Glenn Rand and Tim Meyer.
The book discusses “lessons from the masters and the history of photographic portraiture. They build on this foundation and cover all of the technical and aesthetic components of understanding and producing outstanding portraits. Extensive illustrations illuminate the concepts discussed, and works of outstanding photographers serve as examples of how to apply the lessons in this book. This second edition offers even more illustrations and photographic examples as well as an expanded discussion on posing.”
The Portrait, 2nd Edition: Understanding Portrait Photography retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $28.59 from Amazon.com.
It is also available as a Kindle Edition for $17.59 here at Amazon.com.
One of the very cool accessories that I saw at PhotoPlus 2012 were these urban backgrounds from Lastolite. These things fold up small and pop up into a large 5×7 background. Although the material is some sort of fabric the designs on them look absolutely real on camera.
You can get some sense of the effect in the video above; however, for a taste of how amazing these look with proper lighting, check out these samples from Frank Doorhoff.
They should be available soon. Keep watching here at B&H Photo.
Photographers all over the world are joining together and giving back to those who are in need today. More at Help-Portrait.com.
Feel free to share your Help-Portrait stories in the comments below.
Ah, kids. When you get a great shot of your child, you feel like you’ve accomplished something. It shouldn’t be just an “every now and then” type of thing though. Below, you’ll find a few things we can all do to help improve the keeper ratio when snapping shots of our kids. [Read more…]