I've been featuring Jay P. Morgan's videos several times in my previous blog, and here we are with another lesson from this photographer, which brings us at the Bonneville Slat Flats in Utah, and he will show how different camera angles, shoot at 24 and 50mm, affect body shape.
Last week directors Ian & Cooper published a music video for the song "Back to Me" by Joel Compass, which used a really interesting technique, which it essentially mix video footage with still photos, something similar to the animated gifs where only a small portion of a photo moves while the rest is completely still.
We talked about this technique yesterday, and today I want to publish a video made by Elena Jasic that shows you a more in-depth tutorial about the Frequency Separation Technique, which I repeat, is not only handy for fashion photography but can be used in different scenarios.
This is the last video I posted on my old blog, and I want to repost it here as it is really handy, not only because the good Benjamin Von Wong shows how he made one of his great pictures, but also 'cause he quickly introduce a very interesting technique which it saved my ass a few times, which is called the Frequency Separation Technique, and even if it's made for fashion photography, especially when it comes to retouch skin, but it can be also used for various situations. For example I just used to clean the sky on one of my pictures I took this weekend in county Donegal.
People generally think that you always need a big crew even to make a small film, and most of the times it's true. But sometimes even with a few people, some tricks and good ideas you can do great things with limited budget and slaves... ehm... people who freely help you. In the following, quite hilarious, video made by the Vimeo Video School, it will show you some of the common tricks used in film making.
This is something that a lot of photographers, especially the beginners ones, tend to ignore, or at least underestimate. A simple white wall can become a great source of light, just bounce on it a simple speedlight, and here we have a huge diffuser, which it comes really handy when you don't have softboxes, umbrellas or any other light modifiers, but just a flash. Even with the simple sun light a white wall can become really handy if you know how to take advantage of it. But because I'm terrible to explain things, any things, I'll just post this video from Marc Wallace, which explains how to use a white wall as a diffuser. Enjoy :-)
This is an interesting video tutorial that demostrates how how to use a technique called Dodge & Burn, made by the excellent photographer Elena Jasic. It's not the only way to do it, as the mostrly common technique is to create a single layer filled with 50% gray in overlay mode, and then use the Dodge & Burn brushes to enhances the shadows and the lights, but in my opinion her technique has a better control with the two differnet layers.
There are a lot of photographers out there that show how they photographed their subjects, but only a few are detailed like the ones from Joe McNally, which deconstruct his amazing pictures. Watch and learn from a master guys.