Array (  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 67330 [post_author] => 47237 [post_date] => 2016-06-09 11:48:56 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-06-09 15:48:56 [post_content] => The essence of art is none other than to elicit some type of feeling from the viewer, and arguably visual stimuli has proven to be the most effective way of doing so. Even when listening to music with eyes closed, your mind will fabricate images to match or contrast the string of notes that draw from the music. Photography is only one of the mediums used to further enhance visual stimuli, and photojournalism, fashion photography, wedding photography and other only tread in the shallows of the range of topics photography can capture and expose.Some possess a natural eye and inclination for capturing exactly what makes humans feel, but for many others, those who do wish to pursue a career in it, this eye can be taught or further enhanced with schooling. Here’s a list of some of the best schools around the world, for photography. A change of scenery, after all, might be the first step you need to start your photographic career.1. Sir JJ School of Applied Arts — Mumbai, India[caption id="attachment_67399" align="alignnone" width="2576"] via Wikipedia[/caption] Opened in 1935 and awarded independent status in 1961, Sir JJ School of Applied Arts has, since, become affiliated with the University of Mumbai to which students of the Applied Arts school will be awarded a certificate upon graduation. Not only does this school offer a recognizable program, one of the biggest draws is it’s unique location and the new perspectives it offers, which trumps that of many other schools. 2. Vevey School of Photograhpy — Vevey, Switzerland[caption id="attachment_67336" align="aligncenter" width="640"] via Wikipedia[/caption]Widely regarded as one of the best schools for photography, Vevey School of Photography in Switzerland has won numerous awards and is known for it’s own International Photography Award which grants € 33,000 for photo projects and initiatives. Along with being a fine arts school, Vevey also offers courses for those who wish to pursue other aspects within the realm of photography including production, sales and other. 3. Film and TV School of the Academy of Preforming Arts — Prague, Czech Republic[caption id="attachment_67337" align="alignnone" width="1024"] via Wikipedia [/caption]Prague is the Central European Center for cinema having several renown visual arts schools around the city. Being a perfect balance between big city and small town, along the outskirts, Prague is a cultural hub and the cities around it, a quick escape from commercialism. Viewing photography in both an artistic and practical way, a fundamental belief of the school is that photography should be taught in a way that is both focused on beauty and applicability to socio-scientific research and contemporary society. 4. Ryerson University — Toronto, CanadaThe oldest and most prestigious photo school in Canada, Ryerson offers students lessons focused in the theory and craft of photography and brags of ‘work placement’—the chance for students to involve themselves in internships and gigs at companies geared toward their area of expertise.[caption id="attachment_67398" align="alignnone" width="2048"] via Flickr[/caption]5. Köln International School of Design — Köln, Germany[caption id="attachment_67339" align="alignnone" width="1024"] via kisd.de[/caption]Being a school geared toward design and the fine arts, Koln offers a selection of courses geared specifically toward photography and a wide selection of other courses that fall in conjunction with photography, therefore widening the scope of skills one may possess to tread ahead in the photo world. 6. Istituto Europeo di Design — Rome, Italy and Madrid, Spain[caption id="attachment_67397" align="aligncenter" width="500"] via Flickr[/caption] the Istituto Europea di Design is an international school that spans several countries around Europe the main two being Italy and Spain. The focus of the photography program is to ready it’s students in the area of visual communication, gearing them to market their work as well as they create it. 7. Tokyo Zokei University — Tokyo, Japan[caption id="attachment_67343" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Via Flickr [/caption]Considered one of the best visual arts schools in Japan, Zokei University treats the art of photography as a form of literacy and educated its students accordingly. 8. Kent State School — Kent, UK[caption id="attachment_67345" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Via Wikipedia [/caption]Kent State School in the UK offers a photojournalism course within the journalism major that sets students up for a long standing and practical career reporting news in media via photography. Held in conjunction with other journalism and media related courses, this school offers the best of a photography degree that is both artistic and practical. 9. SPEOS — Paris, FranceBeing a relatively new university, founded in 1985, SPEOS has already garnered a surprising amount of renown both by the arts community and the media for it’s impressive curriculum and affiliation with giants of the photo world including the likes of Cannon, Nikon, Minolta and more. 10. National Institute of Design — Ahmedabad, India[caption id="attachment_67347" align="alignnone" width="950"] via Educrib.com[/caption]Again following the streak of unique locations, the National Insitute of Design in Ahmedabad offers students not only a renown photo program—considered one of the best in the state—but also the chance, for international students, to get educated in a culture and destination who’s doors have remained rather closed to most of mainstream media. A true gem in the field of uniqueness. 11. Photography Studies College — Melbourne, Australia[caption id="attachment_67348" align="aligncenter" width="545"] via psc.edu[/caption]One of the few colleges with a focus on photography, the Photography Studies College of Melbourne Australia is a leading educator in the art of photo imaging for those who wish to make the trip down under. 12. Accademia Italiana — Rome and Florence, Italy[caption id="attachment_67351" align="alignnone" width="1175"] via studyabroad.arcadia.edu [/caption]In one of the fashion capitals of Europe, the Accademia offers students hands on experience in fashion photography working in a country that is considered one of the fashion giants of the world. 13. Royal College of Art — London, UK[caption id="attachment_67396" align="aligncenter" width="558"] Via Flickr [/caption] Located in Kensington Gore London, this college is in prime location to assimilate into the face paced London lifestyle, gifting students the chance to capture London life through their photographs. 14. European Academy of the Fine Arts — Trier, Germany[caption id="attachment_67355" align="aligncenter" width="672"] via Tonybeeprize.org[/caption]Situated cozily between the Hunsruck Mountains and Moselle Valley, this university gives students the chance to develop their skill set in an intimate environment that is as scenic as it is inspiring. 15. Gerrit Rietveld Academie — Amsterdam, Netherlands[caption id="attachment_67357" align="alignnone" width="4000"] vis Flickr[/caption]Gerrit Rietveld Academie preaches autonomy, teaching students not only the art of photography but the art of independence, gearing students to take on the photo and art world both before and after graduation. [post_title] => 15 of the Best International Schools for Photography [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 15-of-the-best-international-schools-for-photography [to_ping] => [pinged] => http://www.imagearts.ryerson.ca/?page_id=149 http://toynbeeprize.org/global-history-blog/postdoctoral-position-in-the-contemporary-history-of-historiography-trier-university-germany/ [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 12:42:12 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 17:42:12 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=67330 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 2 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 66980 [post_author] => 30241 [post_date] => 2016-05-25 09:32:26 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-05-25 13:32:26 [post_content] => Street photography is one of the more daunting styles you could choose to get into. Personally, the idea of capturing the actions of people I don't know covertly, even though it's in a public place, makes me feel like I'm constantly going to get yelled at (even though it never happens). That's just me wanting to dabble in street photography... but to master? There is a lot that goes into that.To help make it easier and to reveal some rather cunning tricks for shooting without being noticed, COOPH has published a video with street photographer Thomas Leuthard. Below are some of Thomas's images, and watch the video above to see how he does them. [post_title] => Street Photographer Thomas Leuthard Demonstrates 23 Street Photography Tips & Tricks [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => street-photographer-thomas-leuthard-demonstrates-23-street-photography-tips-tricks [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-05-25 10:51:31 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-05-25 14:51:31 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=66980 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 66793 [post_author] => 30241 [post_date] => 2016-05-19 12:00:08 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-05-19 16:00:08 [post_content] => Generally, clients hire me to do one of two things: take photos or make videos. Up until quite recently, these professions have enjoyed a rather impenetrable wall between them, and rarely intersect simultaneously. But as the gif has grown more popular online and cinemagraphs became a thing, that wall has started to come down. Dan Bannister is a perfect example of how the blending of photo and video is starting to come together for one creative professional to produce a set of advertising images in both mediums. "The convergence of motion and stills in advertising productions has been on my radar for a while now," Dan told us. "More and more, I’m being asked to create video content alongside stills productions for clients and, while this comes with many additional challenges that most clients aren’t aware of, I really enjoy shooting motion as much as stills and have tried to find ways to create both types of content that has a consistent look and feel that brands require for ad work." A major reason why there used to be such a divide between photo and video is pretty simple: gear. But equipment has been working its way closer and closer to the middle of the two professions in the last ten years, and the cost and availability of it has become a lot easier for photographers to bear. "One way that I’ve managed to create dual content is by using continuous lighting for both stills and video. I love complex and sophisticated light set ups and there’s no reason that traditional flash set ups can’t be done with continuous lighting with some advance testing," Dan told us. "In my experience, it’s just not practical or effective to light the stills set ups with flash and then relight with continuous for the video so, I’ve been gravitating towards making continuous work for me in both scenarios. In terms of control and light quality, today’s HMI’s are pretty incredible and I’ve tested a number of them. When you combine that with the higher ISO capabilities of the current cameras, continuous is a viable solution for both stills and video now. I used K5600’s Jokers for this series of cinema graphs and still ads for a renovation contractor and shot both the still images and the video files on a Canon 5DS R just to make it as simple as possible to switch between formats." "The client wanted to have both cinemagraphs and stills with a retouched feel that was a little edgy and hyper real so, I consulted with retoucher Peter Worthington who’s done incredible work for me in the past. Retouching the stills is one thing but, retouching the video files is more complex and time consuming process. Peter came up with a plan where we would modify the stills as we liked and then duplicate those changes over the other video files layer by layer, then create the motion masks and export the final GIF’s." Photos have huge value, and so do cinemagraphs. Being able to combine them into one shoot and offer this as an option for clients is a huge differentiator that sets Dan apart. It's how you manage to separate yourself from the competition that dictates the successful in this industry, and Dan has embraced technology to offer something really unique.Photos and cinemagraphs by Dan Bannister and used with permission. [post_title] => How a Photographer Combined Stills & Motion to Deliver Unique Images for His Client [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => how-a-photographer-combined-stills-motion-to-deliver-unique-images-for-his-client [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 12:42:41 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 17:42:41 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=66793 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 66772 [post_author] => 30241 [post_date] => 2016-05-19 11:06:55 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-05-19 15:06:55 [post_content] => Mark Thorpe is an award winning cameraman and photographer who began his career in underwater imaging. He went on to win an EMMY for his work on the National Geographic series 'Great Migrations'. His love of the natural world continues to direct his film and photographic projects, however a move to Japan has seen him take on the challenge of documenting its vibrant cityscapes. In this tutorial, Mark shows how you can shoot a day-to-night urban timelapse using a Syrp Genie Mini.
More specifically, Mark covers the following:
- scouting for the best place to capture a dynamic urban timelapse from,
- choosing the right camera settings for an urban scene, including an introduction to using the Kelvin white balance setting,
- setting up the Syrp Genie Mini with the App to control the camera’s movement throughout the timelapse,
- manually ramping through shutter speed and ISO to maintain exposure throughout the timelapse,
- editing the timelapse in Adobe Lightroom and LRTimelapse Pro.
Mark’s career as a videographer all began with a little white lie. Having learned how to dive during his time with the French Foreign Legion, Mark moved to the Canary Islands to continue SCUBA diving. Despite having never shot underwater, he bluffed his way into becoming a videographer for a local dive operator, producing souvenir videos for tourists and learning everything he needed to on the fly. It was this role that set the stage for the rest of his career-
“Happily it all went smoothly, but the experience of filming beneath the waves had ignited a fire in me. I’d found the direction I would take with my career. It wasn’t a path to riches in the financial sense but the experiences I would have over the course of the next twenty or so years, one simply couldn’t put a price on them.”
Fast forward to 2008, Mark took up a cameraman / field tech position with National Geographic, based in Washington DC and spent the following few years travelling the world to film a wide range of marine species such as the Great White, Tiger Shark and Sperm Whales.
It was during this time that he began shooting more and more stills and at the end of his contract with National Geographic, Mark moved to Bali where he shot his first timelapse:
“At that time I was very much into the whole RED Camera scene and was in repeated email contact with Tom Lowe who produced the incredible ‘Timescapes' film. If I’d be honest I would say it was watching that which inspired me to give timelapse a spin.”
Transitioning from mainstream wildlife imaging to timelapse was a relatively smooth affair. Mark saw the production value of timelapse in short filmmaking, something he has been involved in since his most recent move to Japan, where he and his wife now reside with their young son. As the cameras in smart devices become more and more diverse and capable, Mark has found himself navigating new areas of imaging, looking at incorporating them into shooting wildlife imaging and has even started to shoot short films with an iPhone6s Plus.
While not a permanent move, Japan offers a vibrant mix of sights and sounds -
“I’ve replaced waves with buildings, fish with people, and the silence of the depths with the cacophony of the largest metropolitan city on the planet.”
For balance, Mark often finds himself heading out to the vast open spaces and mountainous regions just outside of city limits – with sights like Mount Fuji only 90 minutes away, there’s still plenty of natural areas to explore.
Mark’s next project involves spending a month stationed in the Okinawa Islands to film a short series of web intended nature and wildlife themed shorts. Many of the 150 islands comprising the Okinawa Prefecture are uninhabited and may never have been fully investigated from a natural history perspective, so are an exciting prospect.
Starting out in photography can be pretty daunting, so as well as his tutorial, here are Mark’s top 5 tips to help you get started:
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- Vision comes before gear. The best camera won’t make you better but your vision of how to present a scene, irrespective of the tools you use, will allow people to fully appreciate your talent
- Be mindful of others. You are out to get your shot, but don’t do so at the expense of others who may already be set up in the location
- If working in a Green area or particularly with wildlife to please respect that area, don’t leave trash or damage it just to facilitate your presence and sequence.
- Always be honest with yourself and your abilities. A lot of people push personal endurance and safety limits these days to get those extreme shots. Know your limits and shoot just to the precipice of them. Don’t put yourself, or others, at any greater risk than you have to.
- Be Humble, you may have shot the spots off of the world’s best time-lapse sequence, but there will always be someone snapping at your heels.
The Wedding School is hosting their first live stream learning event April 19-21, and it will include some amazing speakers and topics - and it's all free. Dubbed "The Wedding School Summit", the three days will cover a variety of wedding photography topics with each day having an overall theme - Business, Craft, and Purpose.
The panel of speakers includes Susan Stripling, Cliff Mautner, Parker Pfister, Jacklyn Greenberg, Rachel Brenke, Rob Greer, Scott Robert Lim, Julia Kelleher, and Sidecar Post. With six individual topics each day, the entire event will cover everything ranging from posing to copyright and image credit issues. Having all of these educators speaking together under one roof as a free live stream for a solid three days of teaching is definitely something not to miss out on. And if you're already a student at The Wedding School, there is a bonus hour of material at the end of each day exclusively for you!
Head over to The Wedding School website to see the full schedule of speakers and topics and to register for the live stream. If you can't watch the event live, there will be a rebroadcast each evening and all of the material will also be rolled up into the growing Learning Library of The Wedding School.
In conjunction with The Wedding School Summit, the next enrollment period for The Wedding School is set to open on April 18th, the day before the live event starts. So if you've been waiting to sign up for awesome wedding photography education, now's your chance! [post_title] => The Wedding School Announces First Live Learning Event [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-wedding-school-announces-first-live-learning-event [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-04-13 11:25:14 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-04-13 15:25:14 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=65442 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 64863 [post_author] => 30241 [post_date] => 2016-03-31 14:48:15 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-03-31 18:48:15 [post_content] => Even for full time photographers who get to brag that they do what they love every day, there is still a subset of their work that they really consider their "favorite." These are the kind of jobs that they jump out of bed for, instead of just reminding themselves that they don't work in a cubicle. For me, that's aerial photography. It's a pretty niche market that doesn't have a lot of clients, but does have a lot of competition. Drones have made it even more challenging to compete in, but there are still a lot of advantages to taking a camera into the sky via helicopter... and that's my passion.I recently published a blog via Phase One, who offered me the opportunity to take their new XF 100 megapixel camera system into the air above my beloved San Francisco. For one hour, that camera and I hovered above my favorite manmade monuments. But this is actually a marketing strategy, and I do it because I love it and I want to continue to be paid to do what I truly love. That's living the dream right there.
Much of what put food on the table and kept a roof over my head was, and continues to be, primarily my work as commercial videographer and filmmaker in San Francisco, CA. I loved my work, though this was much less exciting than being high above it all, I reminded myself that with every job I did that forced me to remain on terra firma, was one step closer to being back in the air again.My short term strategy was to keep shooting from the air to get a rhythm and knack for shooting while airborne. Anyone can take decent photos while in the air, since it’s a perspective few see and therefore it is visually eye-catching even if the images aren’t particularly notable for any other reason. What takes practice, and what makes good images into great images, is communication with the pilot, knowing what settings are idea on your camera so as to assure your shots remain sharp, understanding when the best times to fly are, and predicting when the weather will produce the best quality light on the city of your choice. So practice I did, until I built enough images into my portfolio to start marketing myself for aerial video and aerial backplate photography work. What is backplate photography?
Real Estate companies are constantly needing what is known as backplate photography, or images of an area that they can later Photoshop their building into for use on websites and advertising around a construction site. Everything needs marketing, even a brand new apartment building in downtown San Francisco. For this, they turn to artists who are capable of handling themselves in the air, understand the intricacies of weather and how they affect light, and have the ability to communicate well with their pilot so as to assure a great shot.This post shows a few images from my shoot above San Francisco, probably the first using the 100 megapixel system over the City by the Bay. I go into a lot more detail about how I did it, the "rules of flying" so to speak, and how I folded what I love into what makes me money over at the Phase One blog. Seriously, there are rules, like making sure your camera is securely strapped to your body.[caption id="attachment_64867" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] My favorite strap for aerial work is the Peak Design strap (and the blue went great with the Phase).[/caption]So what do you love? How are you going to build that into a money maker? Let me know in the comments below. [post_title] => How I Built Aerial Photography into My Business [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => how-i-built-aerial-photography-into-my-business [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 15:07:18 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 20:07:18 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=64863 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 64854 [post_author] => 30241 [post_date] => 2016-03-31 13:22:14 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-03-31 17:22:14 [post_content] => I like to think I associate myself with awesome people, and I most certainly put Tony Roslund in that category. He's an incredibly talented still life photographer, and his Real Estate/Architecture work is really quite good. He's putting on a workshop in Scottsdale, AZ and since it sold out within days of announcement, he's doubling down and doing it again May 9-10, 2016.https://www.instagram.com/p/BDn5q8brhwG/Check out the photos that Tony produces. His interior and exterior work is really, really clean. They create an inviting feel that makes you want to visit the locations, and that's a sign of a great architecture photographer.
This is a two-day workshop in Scottsdale, Arizona. Tony Roslund will be instructing an interactive class on architecture and real estate photography essentials and he will be joined by 2014 Photography for Real Estate Photographer of the Year Barry Mackenzie.The class will cover composition and lighting techniques including the use of modifiers, polarization, and common grip tools. Students will receive guidance on pricing, marketing, and communicating with clients. Students will participate in live shoots at both residential and commercial properties, with additional opportunities to participate in a twilight exterior shoot. Tony and Barry will identify and teach the key elements that define and separate real estate and architecture photography, providing attendees with a foundation to successfully work in both genres. If you attend, you will be divided into smaller teams to allow for a more hands-on opportunity to use equipment and learn techniques of the trade. Here is what they have sorted for the curriculum:
- Take the “dirty” out of quick and dirty Real Estate photography.
- Learn to move quickly while making high quality listing photos.
- Achieve repeatable results (color, WB, etc) regardless of ambient lighting conditions, room size, or color.
- Learn how to light bedrooms and other small spaces in 90 seconds or less so you can spend more time hitting home runs in the major rooms like kitchens, living rooms, etc.
- Learn how to supplement ambient light using speedlights to achieve natural looking photos with no evidence that additional lighting was used.
- Learn to choose the best composition for different spaces and how to visually connect one room to another to tell a story.
- Discuss the challenges you’re likely to encounter and learn the techniques required to overcome them.
- Learn rapid post-production to minimize turnaround time, maximize efficiency, and increase hourly revenue.
- Learn how to price and license architecture projects to be competitive in your market.
- Discuss pre-production steps and how to properly prepare for an architectural project.
- Learn what to include and exclude in an architecture composition for maximum impact.
- Learn how to compose for 1-point and 2-point perspectives.
- Learn to use tilt-shift lenses and technical cameras for optimizing field of view and perspective.
- Learn to optimize use of ambient light for architectural interiors and exteriors.
- Learn to think in a composite mindset (blending multiple exposures in post).
- Learn to light in a WYSIWYG-style using hot-lights in a commercial environment.
- Learn to light and shoot twilight exteriors (bonus after-hours instruction).
- Learn post-production intricacies of retouching, compositing, and exposure blending.
If you're even a little bit interested, I recommend you visit the workshop website to get more information
and to see how this can fit into your schedule. Tony is a really awesome dude and an absolutely great teacher. I'm certain that if you go, you'll leave with a lot of great skills you can use in your own craft.
[post_title] => Don't Miss Tony Roslund's Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate/Architecture Workshop [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => dont-miss-tony-roslunds-scottsdale-az-real-estatearchitecture-workshop [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-03-31 13:22:14 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-03-31 17:22:14 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=64854 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 64781 [post_author] => 30241 [post_date] => 2016-03-29 16:17:49 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-03-29 20:17:49 [post_content] => There is a lot of information floating around out there regarding the proper "rules" of flying a drone, and they are not only at the Federal level, but also encompass specific rules regarding your state. Because of this, it might feel overwhelming enough to try and just "ignore it," but that's not really a good idea... especially if you're caught and have to face a hefty fine. To help make it easier to understand, the folks at AllDigital made a super-useful infographic that you should really have a look at.The rules and regulations surrounding drones are sure to continue to evolve, but as of the publication of this article, the infographic below shows you all you need to know.[Via NoFilmSchool] [post_title] => Helpful Infographic Gives All the Legal Information You Need to Know Before Flying a Drone [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => helpful-infographic-gives-all-the-legal-information-you-need-to-know-before-flying-a-drone [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-03-29 16:17:49 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-03-29 20:17:49 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=64781 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 64412 [post_author] => 47231 [post_date] => 2016-03-16 10:00:29 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-03-16 14:00:29 [post_content] => Roads allow us to travel to destinations far and wide. Sometimes, roads are dangerous and sometimes they are smooth. But, the moment you veer off the road into vast territory our senses spike on red alert. I knew we were traveling to a remote Masai village in Tanzania, but I wasn’t sure how remote. When our LandRover took a strong left into the unmarked African bush off the main road, my mind went into overdrive. The green mountainous landscape suddenly transformed into a desert-like tundra and a strong breath of wind began to shudder the truck. After an hour of treacherous trekking we arrived to the Masai village: a slew of bearish huts fabricated from dried cow-dung and branches surrounded by a perimeter of a thorn bushes. What seemed like hundreds of villagers draped in checked red-black flannel robes fighting the storm of dust, began to rush the trucks and greet the caravan. In early 2015, I was approached by Nadus Films to head over to Tanzania, Africa to capture content and a short promotional documentary. The project: Waterboys Initiative, a non-profit foundation that contracts celebrities and athletes to fund water relief wells in rural villages all over the country of Tanzania. Waterboys Initiative was founded by Chris Long of the St. Louis Rams, along with Doug Pitt (Goodwill Ambassador Of Tanzania) and John Bongiorno (President, WorldServe). Our short film and photography was set to be pushed through the networks NFL and various other major contributors, including ESPN and the St. Louis Rams. Upon arrival in the Masai village our first mission was to start shooting, shoot everything. Our focus was the interaction of Chris Long and Doug Pitt with the Masai villagers as well as the conditions and landscape of their home. Much of it was staged for the best shots, other times it was completely improvised. My job was to capture both behind-the-scenes as well journalistic coverage of the adventure, but this was also scheduled to be the day in which I had the opportunity to photograph Chris Long and Doug Pitt in a portrait setting with artificial lighting. A couple hours passed and a breath of anxiety began to set in. We had to leave the village before sunset, as traveling at night was dangerous due to wildlife, theft and poor roads. As the sun began to lock into its low-position, the chance of nailing a portrait of these celebrities began to dwindle. We just wouldn’t have the time. At that moment, I heard a faint voice shout, “You’re up.”Looking to the sun, I only had a few minutes to nail the shots I had envisioned from the start. Instantly, I turned to a Maasi Warrior who happened to speak very broken english and asked him to be my assistant. His face lit up like a child and his shiny white teeth shined through his dark, scarred and rugged complexion. I handed him a 3 Legged Thing Boom Pole, the Profoto B2 Kit and a 46” Photek Softlighter. I threw my camera kit over my shoulder and we set off to the point of location I had scouted just an hour earlier. I gave my Maasi assistant a fast five minute run down of his role in the most basic way possible. I directed him to hold the light in front of the subject toward the ground. I used more hand gestures and body language direction then words. Shockingly, he caught on very quickly. As a short test, we snapped a portrait of a woman loading water onto a donkey. She wasn’t happy, but luckily my Maasi assistant demanded that she cooperate. I still am not sure what he said to her. At that moment, Chris Long and a crew of ten pushed through the thorn bush perimeter ready for the session. My instincts and intuition kicked into gear and I immediately directed Chris to a shady spot on high ground overlooking the village. I asked my assistant to direct a few of the villagers to stand and look busy in the background. I snapped two-three test shots and then we got to work. We photographed both Chris and Doug Pitt in various positions, poses and staging. All the time, I heard a few voices in the background persisting that we leave immediately. The sun was low, very low. I wasn’t happy and needed more options. Despite the pressure, I directed Chris and Doug to one more location further down the hill towards the green, stagnant watering hole. We staged once again, I fired off just ten frames and then called it. Without a second thought, the crew hightailed it back to the trucks. During our final farewell, I was able to sneak in a couple more portraits of the Maasi, including the village elder and a young warrior. The sun had practically set and without packing I threw my gear into the truck. I was the last the close the door and this entire period of time was under 20 minutes from start to finish. I learned something about photography that day: no matter where you are in the world, most human beings do not like to step in front of the lens of a professional. And, when you shoot important people on a schedule, sometimes you may just have five or ten minutes to pull off a brilliant piece of work. As a professional photographer, it’s my job to make that process fun, easy and quick. Despite having been in thousands of promotional photographs and video interviews, Chris Long relied on my professionalism, intuition and eye. He trusted me to produce something special. It was a test- a test for the future and a learning experience that provided me skills to do it everyday. [post_title] => I Only Had Twenty Minutes to Photograph NFL Star Chris Long in Tanzania [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => i-only-had-twenty-minutes-to-photograph-nfl-star-chris-long-in-tanzania [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-03-15 19:21:40 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-03-15 23:21:40 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=64412 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 64258 [post_author] => 47230 [post_date] => 2016-03-14 12:56:11 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-03-14 16:56:11 [post_content] => Your creative vision will only meet its full potential if your actual vision is strong enough to see the photos you’re taking. As a photographer, your eyes are one of your most important assets, but long hours spent editing in front of computer screens and staring into bright studio lights can take their toll. Luckily, there are ways to mitigate this damage and maintain your eyesight over decades of hard work, here are some easy visual exercises you can do from home. 1. Dot Exercise - I think we’ve all experienced this, after hours being zoomed in to 200% in Photoshop, everything just looks a bit more blurry, little details are harder to spot and accuracy becomes a chore. The best thing to do at this point is take a rest or turn in for the night, but deadlines don’t always allow for this. A quick fix is to first rest your eyes, close them for about 30 seconds and relax. Next, open them and simply open a window of text (or a book) and focus on a single period or comma on the page. Stare at it, and concentrate on making it look as clear as possible. After about a minute of forming an intimate bond with the unassuming pixel, it should appear sharper, and you can go back to hating your life as you clone out another 1000 stray hairs with surgeon-like precision. Because I care about my readers, I’ll even help you out with this one. Here:
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. Don’t say I never do anything for you.2. Palming - Palming is an eye exercise that takes some cues from meditation. Your eyes are constantly straining, and are constantly reacting subconsciously to not only external stimuli, but your own thoughts as well. Relaxing your eyes starts with relaxing your mind, and this method will help you do just that. Start by washing your hands, because hygiene. Next, close your eyes and cover/cup each eye with your palms, being careful to not actually touch or apply pressure to your eyelids. Rest your elbows on something and get comfortable, you’ll be here for a while. The next and hardest step is to relax. If you’ve tried meditation before then this will come in handy, clear your mind. At first you’ll see a sort of muddy greyish shade, but as you relax your mind and eyes, your vision will become darker and eventually completely black. Most guides I’ve seen for this method recommend 15-20 minutes, but you can do it for as long as you want once you’ve reached this point. You should see a noticeable improvement in sharpness, colours, and contrast afterward.3. Walking/Outdoors - Many visual problems stem from a lack of variety in your focusing distance, your eyes will get used to looking at the screen less than 3 feet away for hours every day and become weaker at further distances. A great way to combat this, and gain a ton of other health benefits is to set aside an hour or more a day to put away the screens, whether it be monitors or phones, and go for a walk. If you’re in a mountainous region, look at them in the distance and try to improve the amount of detail you can see in their features. If not, clouds, trees, or really anything that stands out on the horizon can be great for strengthening your vision (just be careful to watch where you’re going). 4. Contrast training - Studies by Aaron Seitz and Jenni Deveau at the University of California, Riverside’s Brain Games Center for Mental Fitness subjected 17 of the University’s baseball players to a month of daily 25 minute visual exercises involving distinguishing the pattern of a Gabor Patch which has been found to have a correlation with stimulating the visual areas of the brain. The goal was to improve sight to up to 20/7.5, meaning that one could see details at 20 feet that someone with normal (20/20) vision can only make out at 7.5 feet. Results showed that after implementing this training regimen, the team won an average of 4.7 more games in their 54 game seasons, and players involved in the training showed a noticeable and lasting increase in their statistics over those not participating. Try it yourself! The app “GlassesOff” is available for both Android and iOS, and promises to increase visual focus for its users. It offers a free evaluation and 1-week trial, and has a monthly fee of US$9.99/mo or US$24.99/3-mo. [post_title] => Your Eyes are Your Most Important Tools- Protect Them [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => your-eyes-are-your-most-important-tools-protect-them [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 15:42:43 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 20:42:43 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=64258 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 64189 [post_author] => 30241 [post_date] => 2016-03-08 12:45:03 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-03-08 17:45:03 [post_content] => If you're in to action sports, you have no doubt seen the "Action Sequence" shot. You know, the one where multiple frames from a burst camera are combined into one still image showing the subject moving through the shot. Photographer Leo Rosas Morin just finished shooting for Red Bull Illume in Abolut Park, Flachauwinkl, Austria doing just that, and in the video above he explains how he did it (and his step-by-step tips below will hopefully get you to try it yourself).
Photographer Leo Rosas Morin (www.leorosasphoto.com) headed out to Absolut Park in Flachauwinkl, Austria, where he met up with snowboarders Adrian Krainer, Seppl Ramsbacher and Clemens Millauer for an afternoon of shredding and sequence shots. Armed with the Sony RX10 Mark II, Leo managed to capture action at a stunning 14 frames per second, making the camera the perfect sequence shot machine. "Shooting sequences is an interesting way to showcase motion in a single still image," Morin told us. "Especially for sports, sequences allow the viewer to experience and understand the path or route of the athlete, and have a better understanding of the motion of the sport or trick." "There are two ways of doing this: either framing one shot where all the action will happen & ideally shooting with a tripod… or panning and shooting vertically to follow the action and later stitch together a panorama." Take a look at the gifs above and below for a visualization on what he's talking about. Interested in giving it a shot? Here are some tips straight from Morin that you can use for your next action sequence shoot:1) Visualize what the sequence is going to look like and select an angle that will allow you to have a clear view of the different frames without it getting too cluttered.2) Shoot in Manual mode for a better control of the light in general. Use fast enough shutter speeds to freeze your subject and avoid motion blur when shooting handheld.3) Use a fast camera (I used the Sony RX10ii) to capture as many frames as possible in the shortest time. This helps you to select the best timed frames and gives you more options.4) Consider panning while shooting, it can help you with the following:
5) Shoot in Raw unless you plan to shoot an extensive sequence where the camera might perform better in JPG compression.6) Once on the computer back up your images… Remember you’re working with bigger file sizes.7) If you shot in Raw, open the images and make your basic corrections to all the selected images.8) Open them all as layers in Photoshop9) Use the “Auto-Align Layers...” function10) Check and adjust and crop to your final format if necessary.11) Analyse and judge which frames are the best to keep and which ones are too much… cluttered sequences are actually not easy to understand and might not look as good.12) Save your open PSD file to keep when you’re done. Photography: Leo Rosas Morin (@leorosasphoto)Video: Jonathon Williams @jon_wAthletes: Adrian Krainer, Seppl Ramsbacher and Clemens MillauerFor all things Red Bull Illume: [post_title] => How Leo Rosas Morin Captures Snowboard Action Sequences for Red Bull Illume [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => how-leo-rosas-morin-captures-snowboard-action-sequences-for-red-bull-illume [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-03-08 12:45:03 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-03-08 17:45:03 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=64189 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 64166 [post_author] => 47226 [post_date] => 2016-03-07 11:30:20 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-03-07 16:30:20 [post_content] =>
- Increase resolution of your final image as you will combine several frames.
- Shooting vertical when panning horizontally and shooting horizontal when panning vertically will allow you to secure enough space to align and compose your final image. It also allows you to keep the subject central in your single frames and avoids distortion.
- Panning will also help you to get closer to the action and still be able to cover the whole sequence.
When Susan Stripling releases educational content, you know it’s going to be good. And while she’s been a prolific educator in the past, the breadth of knowledge in her new wedding photography educational site - The Wedding School - is a little staggering.
Susan has been generating wedding photography educational content for quite awhile, whether through her own blog The Dynamic Range or via her numerous courses from Creative Live. With the launch of The Wedding School, however, Susan is creating a unique learning environment for wedding photographers as she invites you into a coordinated 6-week online course that covers just about every topic imaginable related to running a successful wedding photography business. This is pretty much wedding photography college.
Unlike the way other educational sites and courses are set up, The Wedding School is a constantly updated repository of skills and knowledge necessary to operating a successful wedding photography business in today’s market. Course material consists of a series of instructional videos and corresponding PDF materials, and is divided up into five general areas of knowledge: Business & Finance, Sales & Marketing, Wedding Skills, Post Production, and Photo Skills.
Each high-level area covers various topics, such as Pricing + Profitability, The Ceremony, Branding, Social Media, etc. Each topic is then broken down into an array of 5-10 minute video tutorials covering sub-topics. For instance, Social Media covers finding your voice, personal and business Facebook pages, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat. It’s really easy to watch them all and cover everything from top to bottom, or dial in to a particular area you want to learn about specifically.
Susan guides the discussion week by week through the topics, while an ongoing online discussion between her and students results in a weekly roundup Q&A session to cover anything people want to dive deeper into. In addition to all of the laid out material, the real meat gets filled in with the Learning Library of video content that covers in-depth topics across the board, and which will be expanded as time goes on.
The way that The Wedding School has been structured is a really smart blend of self-paced learning, classroom discussion, and roundup conversation, along with a deep library of video content that will only continue to grow. And if you’re like me, you appreciate the down to earth and direct way in which Susan delivers her years of experience into actionable knowledge. The only complaint I could find is that the videos currently can’t be downloaded for watching later, but this is already something being worked on to fix. For the time being, the PDF materials that accompany the videos serve as a great cross-reference to the material discussed and are thorough reading material for learning on the go.
Here's an excerpt from the official press release announcing the launch of The Wedding School.
Photographers can participate in a full Wedding Fundamentals Course with Susan for $599 which includes classes in business & Finance, Sales & Marketing, Wedding Day Skills, Post Production, and Photo Skills. The Wedding School is offering a 50% discount ($299) on course registration during the WPPI Conference + Expo. In addition, course participants will receive complete access to Susan’s extensive library of comprehensive videos and 450-page textbook for one full year. The video library and textbook go well beyond the important fundamentals of running a successful wedding photography business. Members will also have private access to The Wedding School’s Facebook Group for additional community support and learning.
The Wedding School was co-founded by Craig Swanson and George Varanakis. Swanson was the co-founder of CreativeLive and Varanakis was former GM of the Photo Channel at CreativeLive and executive vice president of WPPI and Rangefinder magazine. Together, with the expert tutelage of Susan Stripling, The Wedding School has all the management and educational components necessary to create a successful and fulfilling online educational website for wedding photographers.
Head on over to The Wedding School to sign up for the new class, which starts on March 14th. (Did you miss that there's currently a 50% off special running during WPPI?!) [post_title] => The Wedding School is Here, and It Means Business [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-wedding-school-is-here-and-it-means-business [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-19 17:10:32 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-19 22:10:32 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=64166 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 64084 [post_author] => 30241 [post_date] => 2016-03-04 18:34:43 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-03-04 23:34:43 [post_content] => In collaboration with Adobe, Vashi Nedomansky, one of the editing pros behind the insanely popular movie Deadpool, and Jarle Leirpoll, an amazingly talented editor who also creates free Premiere Pro presets utilizing the included effects built into the software, have released two free presets that were actually used in the production of the film. One is a project template, which changes the layout of the editing viewer and the other is a "handheld camera" preset that will add the subtle "shakey camera" look to a shot.
As the editorial consultant on Deadpool, Vashi Nedomansky spent 9 months crafting the post production workflow used for the edit and trained the post production team in both Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC. Here he shares the Premiere Pro project template and presets so you, too, can put them to use. Find the original posts and tons of helpful resources on his blog: VashiVisuals.com Deadpool Project Template"After I was hired as editorial consultant on Deadpool, one of the first things I did was create a custom 2-monitor Premiere Pro template for post production," Vashi said. "This was a solid starting point for all the editors and assistants before they customized it further to their liking. I designed the workspace with The Pancake Timeline already active and a basic bin structure to keep the project organized right off the bat."I also arranged the panels in tabbed groupings that made logical sense for our workflow, which allowed quick full screen maximization with the tilde (`) key.There are limitless options when you set up a workspace. This custom template was the most efficient and nimble option for our specific needs.DOWNLOAD: Vashi’s Deadpool Premiere Pro TemplateHandheld Camera Presethttps://vimeo.com/155757875For Deadpool, Jarle created 7 custom handheld camera presets that could be applied directly onto clips and played back in real-time. Jarle shot footage with real cameras and mapped both the position and rotation of the handheld footage into his presets. It’s organic and real. The difference between this and computer generated data (like the wiggle expression that After Effects would create) may not look different viewing the keyframes, but there is an inherent honesty and palpable naturalness to ACTUAL human handheld movement comparatively.The 7 presets are split into 2 groups with different functions. 3 presets can be used on footage with resolution that matches the sequence settings. These 3 presets will resize the footage to 104% so the edges of the frame will not show black as the footage is being moved around. The other 4 presets are for sequences where oversized footage is dropped into a smaller resolution timeline. This was the workflow for both Gone Girl andDeadpool where 6K / 5K / 4K / 3K footage was edited inside a 2K sequence. This extra padding of resolution allows the handheld camera presets to move the footage WITHOUT resizing the source footage. This is the great benefit of shooting at a resolution larger than your final output as both stabilization and reframing can be accomplished without losing any resolution.DOWNLOAD: Jarle’s Deadpool Handheld Camera Presets and use them on your projects for free. By the way, these presets work in all versions from Premiere Pro CS6 and later.[Via Adobe] [post_title] => Download Two Free Premiere Presets Used by the "Deadpool" Editing Staff [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => download-two-free-premiere-presets-used-by-the-deadpool-editing-staff [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://vimeo.com/155757875 [post_modified] => 2016-03-04 18:34:43 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-03-04 23:34:43 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=64084 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 64041 [post_author] => 47229 [post_date] => 2016-03-03 15:33:54 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-03-03 20:33:54 [post_content] => Taking the leap to become a beauty photographer can be intimidating; so much goes into just one shot that it can be a little difficult to wrap your mind around it all. Thankfully, Julia Kuzmenko McKim, one of the most highly-regarded beauty photographers in the industry, has brought an comprehensive video and written guide into shooting beauty photography that will take your images from ordinary to exceptional. I was able to get a copy to view and share my first impressions of the guide.Before I dive into the video content, I do want to go over the written part of the guide. The PDF is a whopping 104 pages of beautifully laid out content that can be viewed not on just your desktop, but with any tablets that support the PDF format. I viewed the guide on both my full size iPad and my iPad mini, and both looked great. I really recommend to read the guide before you watch the video content. The video content is meant to view sporadically throughout the guide, and if you skip the PDF and go straight for just the video content you’ll be missing out on a great amount of information within this tutorial.Now on to the "meat" of this review and my thoughts on the content of this tutorial. The entire tutorial packs in so much information that it would be very difficult for me to go over everything, but here are the things that stuck with me the most:Starting off with the basics, Julia goes over fundamentals like what dynamic range is, using different light modifiers to enhance an image and even using them to help correct a model’s skin texture. What I found particularly useful was when Julia teaches how to reverse engineer other photographers' photographs to figure out how to shoot the image in question. She walks you through the process of reading light by identifying light modifiers in the model’s catchlights, reading depth of field, rim and fill lighting and even shadows caused by the photographer’s main light. This is definitely useful if you use other people’s work as inspiration for your own.She also explains throughout the tutorial what equipment you should consider using to get the desired look that you want out of a shoot, including the pros and cons of using prime lenses versus zoom lenses. Another thing that I believe many amateur photographers tend to overlook is building a proper team to help you with your shoot. She explains how to build such a team for both test shooting and collaborative portfolio work. A great quote she says is “Your team is always only as strong as your weakest team member.” She shows you what to look for in a stellar team and how to attract other industry professionals and the models that you will be shooting. She also gives some great tips on using platforms such as Pinterest to help share your creative vision with your team to make sure everyone is on the same page.The lighting portion of the tutorial is jam-packed with lighting setups from your traditional beauty looks, to some more creative lighting with gels and mixed lighting with reflective fabrics and accessories. The tutorial also covers how to shoot jewelry campaigns and how to mix colored lighting effectively. Julia takes her time to explain all of the setups and even points out common mistakes that you might make during shooting. Using both easy to read diagrams and voice over instructions along with example photos it’s very easy to follow along with the lighting portions of the tutorial. The diagrams and example photos are also included in the written guide. She reassures the viewer that practice makes perfect which I know helps me from feeling overwhelmed with such an abundance of information.I do want to add that this tutorial does not include anything retouching or post-processing related, but if you follow the advice given within the tutorial your post processing will go a ton smoother and faster than someone who may be trying to wing the shoot on just general knowledge. Retouching Academy of course has other tutorials based on just post-processing your images which can be found on their website.I only have one nit-pick for the tutorial and even though it's such a minor thing I figured I would go ahead and mention it: Throughout the tutorial you see Julia's co-writer Aleksey Dovgulya in several shots speaking to the camera giving instruction. His voice has been replaced with Julia's voice over which is fine, and I am assuming that it's the same information that Aleksey is giving, but the curiosity of wanting to know what he's saying can be a little distracting, even if it's in his native tongue of Russian. Again, this is such a minor nit-pick that it really shouldn't affect whether or not to consider the tutorial.I will say that after reading the guide fully and watching the content I can now see how many mistakes I was making while attempting to try out beauty photography. Not just with my lighting or my execution of the shoot, but with my overall approach to beauty photography in general. I can now identify the mistakes I made and hopefully with practice and a good collaborative team to back me up I can start to eliminate them and start producing breathtaking imagery. I highly recommend this tutorial to anyone who is interested not just in beauty photography, but even general portrait photography as the techniques and skills taught within are viable for both mediums.The Go Pro: Studio Beauty tutorial is jam packed with powerful advice, insightful instruction and exhilarating inspiration for both novice photographers and seasoned professionals who want to elevate their beauty photography to a whole new creative direction. You can purchase the tutorial on Julia's website for an introductory rate of just $169 for the week of its release. After that it will go back to its normal price of $199 which is still half of what other high-end photography tutorials cost. It’s definitely worth the investment if you want to take your photography to the next level.Buy the tutorial here. [post_title] => Review: Julia Kuzmenko's New Tutorial Will Elevate Your Beauty Photography to New Heights [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => review-julia-kuzmenkos-new-tutorial-will-elevate-your-beauty-photography-to-new-heights [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-03-28 19:22:40 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-03-28 23:22:40 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=64041 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 63896 [post_author] => 30241 [post_date] => 2016-02-26 09:00:24 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-02-26 14:00:24 [post_content] => Julia Kuzmenko is one of the United States' most accomplished beauty photographers and retouchers. Her work has been seen millions of times, been featured in websites and international printed magazines and been emulated time and again. Many of her fans believe her work is as good as it is because of her retouching, and as good as she is with a Wacom tablet (and she's a veritable wizard), the truth behind her outstanding imagery is that she's a maven in the studio. The secret to her success is her talent with lighting and her camera, and Julia just announced the availability of "Go Pro: Studio Beauty," a tutorial product that will teach you everything there is to know about capturing the perfect images in camera, so that the process of post production is second to the craft of getting it in studio.https://vimeo.com/137293454Go Pro: Studio Beauty is a combination e-book and video tutorial. The e-book is over 100 pages, and the video tutorials come in at more than 3 hours. Together, Julia has packed this product with a ton of information.WHAT THIS COURSE IS:Artistic and technical guide for photographers interested in professional Beauty Photography. We always aim to shoot right in camera, so we teach how to produce images that will require as little post-production labor as possible through correct lighting and avoiding common mistakes.WHAT THIS COURSE IS NOT:This course does not include the business or retouching side of Beauty Photography, but we do intend to create other courses that will cover those areas.It's important to note the difficulty level of this tutorial. Though Julia does go over many important beginner subjects such as lens selection and understanding how flashes work, the majority of the tutorials cover Intermediate to Advanced-level workflow and technique. That is to say, you would get the most out of this product if you come into it with at least a running head start knowledge of how to take a photograph.
https://vimeo.com/155696751Besides a lot of background information on how to get started, the tutorial goes over several specific lighting setups that you can use to jump-start your portfolio. Check out a few of the photos you can learn to create:The best part? Though Julia used a studio to produce these images, you can take her techniques in just about any sized space (I would know, I've seen her do it). For example, if all you have is a living room, no problem! Many of these setups (especially the upper body only shots) are very compact and can be set up in a matter of minutes.
Go Pro: Studio Beauty video training was created for amateur and professional photographers who are interested in expanding into Beauty Photography, including both Beauty Portraits and Commercial Beauty.
The primary mission of this course is to teach you, the photographer, how to confidently and consistently set up beautiful lighting for portraits and beauty photography, as well as how to plan and execute a photo shoot when working with a creative team.
--- Julia has already received a few great reviews from viewers:
The Go Pro Studio Beauty video training is a new amazing photography training for everyone that needs information, direction or even inspiration. Julia Kuzmenko McKim, Aleksey Dovgulya and, of course, the rest of the team, have done a fantastic job of providing detailed intelligence around beauty photography, creating a unique guide full of useful and inspirational content.
~ TRAIN TO CREATE, LONDON, UK
The first two chapters helped me understand why my past photo shoots weren’t as smooth as I wanted them to be. They also clarified how I could fix many of my past mistakes.
~ BRIANNA TOWNSEND, WASHINGTON DC
...I found the lightning tutorials very broadening my sense of what I know and have to learn. But I must say, that I really love the order in which the content is put together. Starting with easy basics and evolve to manage a whole shoot.
~ PATRICK REDLICH, FLORENCE, ITALY
The “Camera, Lenses & Lighting equipment” section was, in my opinion, the most important section of the book. Two years ago, I spent close to $4,000 on equipment I thought I needed because of various blogs. I was buying equipment because I thought it would make me better, but I didn’t understand the practical uses of the products I was buying. Now I can make an educated decision on what equipment and accessories to buy.
~ BRIANNA TOWNSEND, WASHINGTON DC
For a full breakdown of the chapters, lessons and photo setups that are included in this tutorial, make sure to check out the product page on MasterBeautyPhotography.com. Right now, and for the next week, the tutorial is on "launch" sale that brings the price down from $199 to $169 using promo code GPSB169, so don't miss out on that if you plan to invest.
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