126 blog posts found matching keyword search for: Photography
Shoot Tight, Crop Tighter: The Art of Sports Photography
by Katie BarclaySports photography has a reputation for requiring a diverse set of skills. Not only do you need to be able to shoot in unpredictable lighting, you also need to be able to know how to capture fast-moving objects in a clear and concise way. In other words, you really need to be an artist to be able to be successful with sports photography.
Published on Friday, September 26, 2014 11:00 AM
Stock Photography: Then & Now
above image: Ernest Borgnine & Sid Avery by Ron AveryIn the 1970s, my dad, photographer Sid Avery started making fine art prints to sell at galleries. He had to dig the originals out of storage where they were collecting dust. It was the first time in decades that he had seen some of these images. It was during this process that he discovered that he only had 20% of the images he ever shot. It turns out that the magazines or clients that he worked with never returned the originals or they were stolen. He started to talk to his friends in the business and found out that they were having similar issues. No one really knew what to do with the material. Some of these photographers thought of what they did as a job. A great job but once it was over, they didn’t all see the value in the negatives. Some guys just threw away their originals not thinking that anyone would be interested or that they were worth anything.
Published on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 3:00 PM
Behind the Lens: Joe Sohm Talks Presidential Stock Photography, Visions of America & More
Photographer, Author, Public Speaker. These are just a few words that describe Joseph Sohm, who started as an American History Teacher and whose passion for America's past, present and future, granted him the opportunity to conceive "Visions of America," an ongoing multi-media project that aims to capture the spirit of America.
Published on Monday, May 9, 2016 11:43 AM
How to Capture Essence through Black & White Photography
By removing color altogether, the black & white photographer is able to reduce the image to its very essence. Proper lighting is essential when working with black & white images because all you have are light and the shades between grey and darkness. Because of its reductionist nature, the art of black & white photography lies in working with lines, forms, structures and composition.
Published on Thursday, March 31, 2016 2:55 PM
How to Hire the Perfect Commercial Travel Photography and Videography Team
When it comes to traveling long distances, mitigating the stress associated with visually capturing the experience by hiring a commercial video production team is something many people are discovering to be a worthwhile investment. Whether you’re a business owner or manager hosting a retreat or exhibiting at a trade show, or a newlywed couple seeking to capture the precious moments of a romantic honeymoon, bringing along a team of professional photographers or videographers is an essential part of ensuring your focus is right where it needs to be.
Published on Friday, March 11, 2016 2:50 PM
Best Pro From the West Spotlight: Director of Photography Mark Schulze
Mark Schulze has been an entrepreneur since graduating from UCSD in 1981, when he started his video production company, Crystal Pyramid Productions. As he added more equipment, experience and talent to his arsenal, he began acquiring prestigious international clients like UPS, Oprah, MasterCard, Extra and others and has won multiple international awards for his skills.
Published on Friday, July 8, 2016 3:56 PM
4 Tips to Help Cinematographers Choose Their Next Film & Director
My name is Eli Hershko and I am a photographer turned cinematographer turned director. It was a natural progression for me. I always was drawn to the moving images. I love being involved in the making of movies but I do not tend to shoot my own films. I just can't focus on both the actors and the image at the same time and since they both are equally important in my eyes I tend to look to a cinematographer that can take on the heavy toll of putting my story on film... or digital film in my case.
Published on Monday, May 2, 2016 11:00 AM
The Survival Guide for the Freelance Photographer
In a world where everybody has a high resolution camera right inside in their pocket, freelance photography has been a challenge for many. Fortunately, there are ways to make it easier. Let me explain.
Published on Monday, April 18, 2016 12:30 PM
How to Take the Best Fireworks Photos this 4th of July
Fireworks celebrations are a great time for photography enthusiasts at any level to test out their skills. If you’re a beginner photographer you might have some reservations about trying to capture these brilliant light shows. Rest assured though, as long as you follow these steps you’re guaranteed to get professional-quality photos.
Published on Friday, July 1, 2016 11:00 AM
Peerspace Takes Us to the 8 Best Locations to Photograph
It’s no secret that choosing the a production location is an important component of successful shoot. More than just a backdrop, the right location can enhance everything from loading logistics, to lighting capabilities, to camera angles.
Published on Friday, April 29, 2016 1:00 PM
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