Using a green screen might be very useful and fun. Dave cross here put up a nice 8 minutes video on how to use a green screen for kids portrait photography and adding some effects using PhotoKey 5.
Dave uses here some Wescott green screen kits, that comes with the screen and the software, who I must say I didn’t heard about, but seem to do a very fast and good work when it comes to green screen effects.
Here is one of Michael’s latest videos, it deals with his method on how or where to position your light while taking portraits.
Michael is a sot of a guru when it comes to strobist boudoir photography and he has a nice eBook and an Apple pretty nice magazine published every 3 months, full with tips and ideas.
This time he talks a bit about how he decides on how to position the one light in his home studio setup – he uses a big white umbrella and two Phottix Mitros (yes the new flashs…), the background is a black backdrop and he shoots in a relatively long but narrow room, nothing special, and any one can do than. You can take a look at his video below and pay a visit to his eBook if you want to get some boudoir photography tips.
I usually don’t share here videos made by commercial site/stores and so on, but this time I want to share this video about how to take better beer images.
Why I think this video is great or different from the others? It teach me two new things, and improved my photography (at least when trying to photography beer `-) ):
When pointing the flash from above , you’d normally get a good exposure of the beer froth , but underexposed the beer itself. What Scott did here was placing behind the beer a small reflector shaped in the size of beer bottle!!! Very clever and useful!!!
Second tip shared here was the fact that after some time of shooting, the beer froth will dissolve , so adding a little bit of salt to glass will make it come back to life again.
So if you ever wondered if you can take those images , here is a short 4minutes video to make it easier for you:
I’ve recently found about a french wedding photographer (Sebastian Laban) and was pretty impressed by the video on his home page, he gave “life” to his great wedding images (I wanted to do so too) here is the YouTube movie on his site:
I guess you’d like it a lot too… Sebastian uses PS and AE (After Effect) to generate those great images.
How he does it?
In general he separates image’s main objects into separates layers and animates them in After Effects. I guess separating the images into layers is a task most of you can do, but the After Effect phase might be tricky. Luckily Sebastian did a 12min video to show you the process, here it is:
If you liked it, PLEASE share this post and pay a visit to Sebastian’s site and YouTube channel.
I know I havn’t write for some time, I got A LOT of work on my hands (which is great) so I took a short break. I’m about to post some products reviews mainly on the new YN5600III (previewed here), I must say that its a really great bargain flash, so if you are starting to build your strobist kit, this 560III delivers!
However, just stumbled a very good looking site (that talks a lot about Wescot stuff, but…) its pretty new site, it will have a lot of great reviews and as far as I can guess there are going to be some nice strobist video tuts we all like to watch and get inspired by ,I know that I do (it pumps my hobby photography side).
They also say there are going to be some competitions around there. You might take a look at
Here is a video tut I found there:
Now there only thing I’m missing here is a good looking guy or girl and speed boat…`-)
I have to say that laytly a badly want a good small camera that don’t looks like a phone cam above 800ISO, so I look to those Mirrorless cameras and Im’m preatty sure, the minute my wife looks away I’ll buy one `-(.
As a Canon photographer for he last 100000 years, I can’t believe that I’ll have to buy other company’s camera or the Canon 1GX…