This was a private performance of the Cirque du Soleil group at a wedding this past weekend. We had multiple photographers covering the performance, of course, so I opted to shoot from the side and get some of the stage lights in the background.
This is a spot I often use for bridal portraits, and usually I shoot from the other direction because there is such gentle, soft light falling on the subjects’ face thanks to all of that open shade you can see. This time, the bride was gathering up her dress to continue on with the wedding day, and I snapped a frame from the opposite direction.
Our highly acclaimed SLR Lounge Preset System has previously only been available to Lightroom 4 users, but no longer! We have fully converted the SLR Lounge Preset system to be compatible with the universal Camera Raw interface. Now, anyone who uses Bridge CS6 and Photoshop CS6 can have the preset system at their fingertips.
Wedding “grand exits” are always extremely hectic because they involve people running, throwing stuff, and/or sparks etc! As a wedding photographer trying to properly document such a moment, you usually have two choices: Play it safe with an on-camera flash, a low ISO and a decent shutter speed, so as to ensure you get sharp photos, OR…
Even though my full-time job is wedding photography, my photographic hobby is the polar opposite! I enjoy photographing nightscapes in the desert, the more remote the better! Here is a relatively easy-access location, Rhyolite Ghost Town, which is just outside of Death Valley National Park. I have been photographing this bank’s cement skeleton now since 2005, and it never disappoints!
In today’s post, we’re going high-key! Here’s a great example of the perfect conditions for creating a bright image with a vintage / faded background…
Yesterday I shared a portrait of a couple at sunset and we talked about why I decided to go with a single exposure and create a dramatic silhouette look, instead of going nuts with wireless flash or HDR techniques. Today’s image is a similar situation: I like these shadows deep and, okay let’s be honest they’re totally pitch black! I think it absolutely works for this scene.
Well, it’s finally here. Just 13 short months after the release of Lightroom 4.0, the beta download of Adobe Lightroom 5 has just been announced. The question is, how does it compare to Lightroom 4? Is it worth downloading? Is the beta version stable? Will it be worth buying when it is finally released?
Here is an example of when to just let shadows do what they do best: be dark and moody! With all the excitement about HDR photography these days, and the incredible dynamic range that cameras have now, often times we can get caught up in the pursuit of achieving perfectly exposed details in every corner of our images. I don’t know about you, but I find it ironic that nowadays people might consider it “thinking outside the box” to capture a good old-fashioned silhouette!
Here is a rare and elusive lens for you Nikon fans today! The Nikon 50mm f/1.2 AIS is a manual focus lens, and despite it being so uncommon it is actually still in production today!
This article is for photographers, both professional and aspiring, who shoot weddings and events as a team. Being a 2nd shooter or a team photographer can be a great full-time, part-time, or spare-time job, but only if you position yourself correctly in the business so that it is consistent and profitable. These nine tips will help you be the best 2nd shooter you can be!
If you have ever tried to photograph lightning during the day, let me tell you it is not easy! What makes lightning so easy to photograph at night is 1.) The fact that you can very easily achieve long shutter speeds, and 2.) Lightning is usually the brightest thing in the sky at night.