How to Create Your Own “Camera Obscura” Pinhole Camera and Take Crazy Color Portraits Other Photography Topics 0

How to Create Your Own “Camera Obscura” Pinhole Camera and Take Crazy Color Portraits

A pinhole. A camera obscura. These are really just two ways of saying one thing. And we’ve got a guide to help you quickly and easily make your own digital camera obscura that will take you back to the very roots of photography. We’ll also take a look at editing a color portrait taken with this kind of camera. Like to experiment? Not scared of scissors and Scotch tape? Want to get some fascinating photos without spending big bucks on expensive gear? Read on.

Photographer/Model Cooperation: What Should You Keep in Mind to Keep It Working? Portraits 2

Photographer/Model Cooperation: What Should You Keep in Mind to Keep It Working?

A friendly relationship between the photographer and the model is absolutely fundamental for the entire process of portraiture. It should definitely include mutual respect and understanding. A photographer should respect certain requests from their model, and meanwhile the model should know how to respect the work of the photographer. There are a few basic principles that apply for both models and photographers, and we’ll look at them in this article.

No More Faux Pas on the Big Day! 8 Basics of Wedding Photography Etiquette Weddings 0

No More Faux Pas on the Big Day! 8 Basics of Wedding Photography Etiquette  

Just starting out in wedding photography, and don’t have a clue yet on how to behave and present yourself at weddings? Or maybe you’ve been around the block in wedding photography, but you’re still unsure of yourself in certain situations? In this article we’ll advise on how to navigate some of the traps that might await you over the course of a wedding day. We’ll also give you a few tips to make your work easier if you you’re serious about photographing weddings.

Editing Springtime Portraits II: Doing Advanced Retouching in the Editor Advanced Edits 2

Editing Springtime Portraits II: Doing Advanced Retouching in the Editor

Last time around, we looked at developing a springtime portrait; this time we’ll look at more advanced edits in the Editor module. It provides lots of great tools that will help you bring a portrait to perfection. Zdeňka Vrátná will be showing you the steps she has taken when editing a colorful springtime portrait. In this article you’ll find inspiration, practical advice, and also a guide to using the individual retouching tools. 

Want Truly Original Portrait Lighting? Then Experiment With Reflections and Refraction! Working With Light 2

Want Truly Original Portrait Lighting? Then Experiment With Reflections and Refraction!

In this article, we’ll be showing you how to get some extraordinary lighting effects using a few ordinary items. The trick lies in harnessing reflections and refraction from shiny and translucent items. For example we’ve used things like a glass ornament and an ordinary CD. Learn how to impressively light portraits and more and get an original play of lights and colors into your photos.

8 Clues to Better Street Photography in the Works of Vivian Maier Photographer Stories 3

8 Clues to Better Street Photography in the Works of Vivian Maier 

Vivian Maier (1926-2009) is one of the 20th century’s strangest photographers. Her pictures inspire with the simplicity and beauty of daily life. And yet, even though today we rank her alongside Diane Arbus, Robert Doisneau and Helena Levitt, she was completely unknown until 2009. She took over 120,000 pictures and left more than 2,000 roll films behind her—and never showed them to anyone. Where can we take inspiration from her for our own street photography?