It’s 3pm. Outside it is humid, blazing hot, the ambient light is reading f32, and your bride wants portraits taken now….all you have on you are your speedlights. If you are a wedding photographer, you probably have found yourself in a familiar situation. Even if you have enough power to balance your shots with 1 or 2 speedlights, your flash’s refresh rate becomes a major kink in getting photos taken quickly. Having one of these power packs might just save your day. [more]
At first I thought this was just another time lapse video with a few skating shots mixed in. Then I realized the shots really were mixed. Although the combination isn’t present in every shot it’s a pretty cool effect to watch. Anyone want to guess how he did it?
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Howdy everyone and welcome to the Wedneday Rundown. I want to thank everyone last week that sent in your videos. This week we have a great bridal shoot from Fstopper’s reader Chris Bernard. He did a studio shoot with several brides and some nice clean lighting. If you have a great and informative video you want to see in the Wednesday Rundown please shoot me an email email@example.com .
If you’re curious how Tom Cruise and a film crew got their shots on the Dubai Tower, here’s a little sampling of their set up. I suppose since it’s his trademark, if someone’s going to run down the side of the tallest building in the world, it might as well be Tom Cruise.
It’s always a challenge finding new ways to shoot engagement and wedding portraits when it has been done SO many times. Here are some shots that break the mold and have ventured out of box. If you have some creative ways that you do your portraits and want to share them with the Fstoppers community, post your pics to the Fstoppers Facebook group. Enjoy! [more]
Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week we have a great line up of videos coming your way, from locations at the beach to a vast open field. Are you making behind the scenes videos or tutorials videos and would like them posted on Fstoppers? Well this is where to get started, shoot me an email, facebook message or even a tweet @jerrit of your video and we will look into posting it here. [more]
Hey Canon fans, corporate has issued their statement regarding light leak issue on the new 5D which Fstoppers reported on April 7. Their official statement has allowed them to resume shipping the hot-selling camera. In their words “this phenomenon will not affect your captured images.” [more]
Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week we have a Titanic photo shoot in honor of the 100th anniversary of it’s maiden voyage / last trip. Also check out the fashion editorial “Milk” by Natash Kertes and her team. With some unique images and contrasting colors her shoots turns out great. If you have a video that you think we might like to post, please click on “submit content” above. [more]
The Adventures of Mr. Fly is a series featuring a dead fly doing people-type things. You know, like skateboarding, building a snow man, and sunbathing. NOT like texting while driving, singing in the shower, and Googling your own name. The photos were posed and shot by photographer Nicholas Hendrickx. I assume Mr. Fly over here died of natural causes. Otherwise I wouldn’t know what to think of Mr. Hendrickx. [more]
Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week we have a couple of BTS of shooting climbing videos. Nothing like shooting video while hanging on a slab of ice. These videographers push the 1D to the max in these elements, and the ISO. If you have a video that you think we might like to post, please click on “submit content” above. [more]
Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week we have a great group of videos. We have a BTS video on shooting hockey legend Trevor Linden and an amazing Vanity Fair shoot done on a whim in the middle of a NYC street. Check out the final product on both these shoots and see if you can learn something from these great photographers. If you have a video that you think we might like to post, please click on “submit content” above. [more]
Photographer turned wet-plate artist Ian Ruhter basically dropped everything and cashed in his life’s savings to follow his passion, morphing his van into a massive camera and making enormous wet plate prints as he travels the country. From hand-making the silver emulsion to the financial risks of shooting at a whopping $500 a plate, this video “Silver & Light” gives an in-depth [more]
Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week we have a great tutorial on using smoke at your photo shoots. Jay P Morgan shows us his tricks on getting the right amount of smoke to add that something extra to your photos. Check out his DIY add on for the smoke machine. If you have a video that you think we might like to post, please click on “submit content” above. [more]
Simon Glik, a resident of Boston, MA, was recording an arrest of another man in 2007 via his camera. It didn’t take long before a police officer noticed this and placed Glik under arrest. The case has finally been settled, and Glik has been awarded $170,000 in compensation. [more]
Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week we have a sick studio shoot with live birds. With the help of some bird handlers this photographer nails some awesome photos of cockatoos on a pure white background. He even snagged some of the birds in flight inside. If you have a video that you think we might like to post, please click on “submit content” above. [more]