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Creative Light (part 2)

I just re-read my original article about creative light (here).Given that there are over 25,000,000 stock images here at Dreamstime as I write this, using creative light has never been more important.Creative light in your photos helps your images stand out in a crowd of similar photos.More importantly, taking photos using creative light is waaaay more fun than just shooting everything on a isolated white background!... continue reading

6 Tips for Photographing Cars

Shooting high-quality photographs can be a great way to show off your brand new sports car or to quickly sell a vehicle that you are looking to get rid of. Unfortunately, we aren't all professional photographers (yet!), and it can be pretty intimidating to try and capture the perfect image to showcase a car’s true beauty.To get you started, here are 5 tips for photographing cars that will help you get started.1. Location, Location, LocationOne of the most important things to consider... continue reading

Color corrected light, product photography and RAW mode

Dear all,Few silly questions here.I like to try product photography lately. What I heard is all light sources have to be same temperature/color.1)So I would like to know is there any impact of lighting (if they are in different temp/color) in final image if I shoot in RAW mode and adjust the white balance in photo-shop light-room?2)On the lamp, color temperature is mentioned as 5500K but how do I know it is really 5500K? Is there any way to check this?3) Anyway to shoot so that background... continue reading

Painting with Light

Fiber-Optic Light PaintingThe photographic technique of 'Painting with Light' has been around since the very early days of photography.WHAT IS LIGHT PAINTING ?Light painting is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera during the exposure.Subjects can be lit by 'painting' the subject with light from outside the frame with hand-held light sources.Many kinds of light source can be used, from... continue reading

Studio Lighting Setup app for iPhone/iPad

Studio Light Setup app at ituneshttps://itunes.apple.com/app/photo-studio-light-setup/id733677629Photo Studio Light Setup app that I've designed for professional and amateur photographers, photography students and educators.The application provides users with an intuitive interface and fluid workflow for quick and easy studio light documenting and creation of lighting diagrams that can be modified on your devices any time in the future and shared between devices and friends.Photo Studio... continue reading

Need an upgrade ? Full Frame Camera ??? "L" Series Lens ???

Hi you all, and welcome to my second blog:Since i did my recent first ever photo shoot with a model (circa 6 weeks ago), i have stopped to reflect on what i produced in that shoot and comparing it with what i want to produce in the future.Looking back, i consider my first shoot actually a little of a disappointment to myself.If i were to redo that shoot i would produce more lighting in the background to give the walls a brighter “white”, and possibly I’d have painted the wall an appropriate... continue reading

Poor man's lighting!

I don't know why I chose the title, but this method of lighting is quite nice and gives you studio quality shots. You could use a torch or candle for all I care. Use anything that produces light for around 15s.Rich man method:Get a couple speedlites and softboxes and strobes. Make it 1600 W and get a DSLR and shoot the photo. You can get some awesome food shots for around $1000 equipment.My trick:I got this idea from light-painting. I use this method to get an uniform lighting without... continue reading

Tips on capturing a stunning backlit portrait

Dramatic back-lighting from the sun and the golden flares that flood your viewfinder can give you an incredible image. Not only that, the mood of your photo is vastly different from portraits, there’s a warm, feminine feel to this, and your artistic flexibility is truly unlimited.I like to get these shots late in the afternoon, I generally use a wide aperature which creates a great buttery bokeh on the background. It’s also a good idea to have only part of the sun viewable and keep the majority... continue reading

New realistic render engine for blender3d

I'v been working with blender3d intense for about 3 years.It is pretty nice software for modeling and animation.For realistic rendering there are some external plugins like yafaray,luxrender,etc.My favorite external render is yafaray.It gives me the speed in my renderings and realism.With new blender3d 2.60 version it came also the new realistic rendering engine called cycles.It renders in realtime,so you can rotate ,zoom and out and see the final render very quickly.To get very quick results in realtime... continue reading

3 Things You Must Get Right to Get Your Photos Online

This photo uses the line of cheese wheels to draw the viewer's eye into the image.It may not be easy, but it is simple.The three most important things to nail down if you want to get your photos accepted at this, or any, stock site are focus, lighting and composition.Subject matter and creativity go along way towards getting sales, but if these three elements are not in order, your image won't pass the initial screen by the reviewers.If it isn't online, it can't sell.It's that simple.... continue reading

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