Julian-Calverley→People-in-Landscape

The amazing photography of Julian Calverley

Today we have with us 20 amazing photographs by Julian Calverley. Julian Calverley has many years experience as a photographer. Coming from a traditional film, print and darkroom background he now shoots high end digital and has over twelve years experience in post production and digital workflow. He is at home both in the studio and on location, shooting people, lifestyle, landscapes, automotive, and underwater for various clients from around the world.

He is represented in London by the Lisa Pritchard Agency ( LPA ), and his stock work is represented exclusively by Corbis Images.
His work has appeared in Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide.

So let’s get started! And remember, you can see more of his work in his Behance portfolio!

Images are displayed here because they are licensed as Creative Commons – Attribution in the photographers Behance portfolio, and for the sole purpose of promoting his work and photography.

Article publié pour la première fois le 31/10/2013

n-i-g-h-t by Mikko Lagerstedt

Techniques for effective long exposure photography

Hello and welcome! In todays article we’ll see 5 techniques for long exposure photography both in day and night! You will find out several useful tips to improve your technique or get you up and running with long exposure photography if you haven’t tried it before!

For those unfamiliar with the term:

Long-exposure photography or time-exposure photography involves using a long-duration shutter speed to sharply capture the stationary elements of images while blurring, smearing, or obscuring the moving elements. The paths of moving light sources become clearly visible.

Long exposures are easiest to accomplish in low-light conditions, but can be done in brighter light using neutral density filters or specially designed cameras.

Let’s see what the experts advice us!

night by Mikko Lagerstedt

night by Mikko Lagerstedt

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Article publié pour la première fois le 24/09/2013

WonderLand by Nadav Bagim

The secret world of macro photography

Macro photography is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size (though macro photography technically refers to the art of making very large photographs). By some definitions, a macro photograph is one in which the size of the subject on the negative or image sensor is life size or greater. However in other uses it refers to a finished photograph of a subject at greater than life size.

The chosen photographs are coming to us by the photographers Nadav BagimTrevor HenryJoakim Kraemer & Mia Minor from the Behance Network!

Through their creative shots we’ll witness some really amazing and beautiful things that surround us but are simply hidden from our plain sight.

Photo by Trevor Henry - Insectuality

Photo by Trevor Henry – Insectuality

 

Photo by Trevor Henry - Insectuality

Photo by Trevor Henry – Insectuality

 

Photo by Trevor Henry - Insectuality

Photo by Trevor Henry – Insectuality

 

Photo by Trevor Henry - Insectuality

Photo by Trevor Henry – Insectuality

 

Photo by Trevor Henry - Insectuality

Photo by Trevor Henry – Insectuality

 

Photo by Nadav Bagim - WonderLand

Photo by Nadav Bagim – WonderLand

 

Photo by Nadav Bagim - WonderLand

Photo by Nadav Bagim – WonderLand

 

Photo by Nadav Bagim - WonderLand

Photo by Nadav Bagim – WonderLand

 

Photo by Nadav Bagim - WonderLand

Photo by Nadav Bagim – WonderLand

 

Photo by Nadav Bagim - WonderLand

Photo by Nadav Bagim – WonderLand

 

Photo by Nadav Bagim - WonderLand

Photo by Nadav Bagim – WonderLand

 

Photo by Nadav Bagim - WonderLand

Photo by Nadav Bagim – WonderLand

 

Photo by Nadav Bagim - WonderLand

Photo by Nadav Bagim – WonderLand

 

Photo by Nadav Bagim - WonderLand

Photo by Nadav Bagim – WonderLand

 

Photo by Nadav Bagim - WonderLand

Photo by Nadav Bagim – WonderLand

 

Photo by Nadav Bagim - WonderLand

Photo by Nadav Bagim – WonderLand

 

Photo by Mia Minor - Colourful World

Photo by Mia Minor – Colourful World

 

Photo by Mia Minor - Colourful World

Photo by Mia Minor – Colourful World

 

Photo by Mia Minor - Colourful World

Photo by Mia Minor – Colourful World

 

Photo by Mia Minor - Colourful World

Photo by Mia Minor – Colourful World

 

Photo by Mia Minor - Colourful World

Photo by Mia Minor – Colourful World

 

Photo by Mia Minor - Colourful World

Photo by Mia Minor – Colourful World

 

Photo by Joakim Kræmer - Macro

Photo by Joakim Kræmer – Macro

 

Photo by Joakim Kræmer - Macro

Photo by Joakim Kræmer – Macro

 

Photo by Joakim Kræmer - Macro

Photo by Joakim Kræmer – Macro

 

Photo by Joakim Kræmer - Macro

Photo by Joakim Kræmer – Macro

 

Photo by Joakim Kræmer - Macro

Photo by Joakim Kræmer – Macro

 

Photo by Joakim Kræmer - Macro

Photo by Joakim Kræmer – Macro

 

Photo by Joakim Kræmer - Macro

Photo by Joakim Kræmer – Macro

 

Photo by Joakim Kræmer - Macro

Photo by Joakim Kræmer – Macro

Hope you enjoyed this post as much as i did finding and selecting the images!

In any case I am looking forward for your comments and impressions on the selected photographs!

(All images are licensed under creative commons, but be sure to check out each individual license if you plan on using them in a way other than presenting the photographers’ work)

Article publié pour la première fois le 26/11/2013

Insectuality by Trevor Henry

Macro tips and resources for beginners

Today we have 5 very interesting and informative videos on macro photography, as well as links to other resources that you might find useful in your journey to become a macro photography expert! But first let’s begin with a definition of the term from Wikipedia:

Macro photography, invented by Fritz Goro, and is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size (though macrophotography technically refers to the art of making very large photographs). By some definitions, a macro photograph is one in which the size of the subject on the negative or image sensor is life size or greater. However in other uses it refers to a finished photograph of a subject at greater than life size.

The ratio of the subject size on the film plane (or sensor plane) to the actual subject size is known as the reproduction ratio. Likewise, a macro lens is classically a lens capable of reproduction ratios greater than 1:1, although it often refers to any lens with a large reproduction ratio, despite rarely exceeding 1:1.

Apart from technical photography and film-based processes, where the size of the image on the negative or image sensor is the subject of discussion, the finished print or on-screen image more commonly lends a photograph its macro status. For example, when producing a 6×4 inch (15×10 cm) print using 135 format film or sensor, a life-size result is possible with a lens having only a 1:4 reproduction ratio.

Reproduction ratios much greater than 1:1 are considered to be photomicrography, often achieved with digital microscope (photomicrography should not be confused with microphotography, the art of making very small photographs, such as for microforms).

Due to advances in sensor technology, today’s small-sensor digital cameras can rival the macro capabilities of a DSLR with a “true” macro lens, despite having a lower reproduction ratio, making macro photography more widely accessible at a lower cost. In the digital age, a “true” macro photograph can be more practically defined as a photograph with a vertical subject height of 24 mm or less.

So lets get started! If you are an advanced macro photographer you might still find something useful info in these videos, and of course don’t hesitate to comment on with your tips and techniques!

 

WonderLand by Nadav Bagim

WonderLand by Nadav Bagim

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Article publié pour la première fois le 30/10/2013

Patrick-Galibert→Les-enfants-de-la-route6

The heart-touching photojournalism photography of Patrick Galibert

Patrick Galibert is a professional photographer based in Toulouse France. His photography will definitely touch your heart, and give you glimpses of how people in other countries try to make their living. It’s always astonishing how many things we take for granted, how many pointless things makes us feel unhappy, and how much differently we could perceive the world if we had just been born in a different place.

Since today we are discussing photo journalism for the first time, let’s also see a short definition about it as well.

Photo journalism is a particular form of journalism (the collecting, editing, and presenting of news material for publication or broadcast) that creates images in order to tell a news story. It is now usually understood to refer only to still images, but in some cases the term also refers to video used in broadcast journalism.

Photojournalism is distinguished from other close branches of photography (i.e., documentary photography, social documentary photography, street photographyor celebrity photography) by complying with a rigid ethical framework which demands that the work is both honest and impartial whilst telling the story in strictly journalistic terms. Photojournalists create pictures that contribute to the news media.

 

I would love to hear your impressions on the selected works.

See you next time!

(These photographs are presented here because they are licensed as “Creative Commons – Attribution” works and for the sole purpose of promoting photography and the photographer’s work)

Article publié pour la première fois le 06/11/2013

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Techniques to maintain and preserve antique images

We take pictures for one basic reason which is; having something physical to look at when remembering the pasts and photos are definitely a great way to chronicle one’s life. But all things are subject to time and photographs as great as they are also subject to the ravages of time, poor conditions and over exposure which can lead to the loss of great pieces of memory.

If you have lost an antique photo to age and poor conditions, do not be disheartened for I know how you feel which made me come up with several tips and techniques on how to achieve antique photo restoration. Before restoration, comes preservation and after restoration still comes preservation, therefore how you preserve old photos should be seen as the most important step in managing your memories and we shall be starting with:

How to Preserve Antique Photos

  • Storage– the general method of storing old items–in dark boxes located in your basement—might work for old furniture but doesn’t cut it for photographs for the lack of air and some light would have their effect on your images. Therefore, try to invest a little in plastic frames, cabinet cards, and air-tight albums made from polyester or polypropylene and antique storage devices to keep your precious memories safe.
  • Organization– do not stack your photos haphazardly against one another that is front to back with each surface rubbing onto the other because with time, this images would lose their coloring or sharpness to the surface of another. You can go back to the first point of how to store for more information.
  • Polythene bags– larger antique images that cannot be stored in albums needs some prior investments before adequate preservation can be achieved. Investing in specialized polythene bags, pure rag acid free mat board for attaching to your image surfaces and even polythene lined vaults for more expensive photos.

How to achieve Antique Photo Restoration

Thanks to the advent of the modern computer and photo editing software, the restoration of antique images can now be done from the comfort of your home or outsourced to a professional for more advanced image editing requirements. Different Photo restoration techniques and applications can be used to solve problems that include:

  • Color disfiguration
  • Missing parts
  • Torn photos etc.

The techniques used to repair the above damages include:

Color Restoration– which involves the use of color filters and gradient adjustments to restore faded colors where and when needed as well as to convert black and white images to its corresponding colored format.

Photo Restoration– software such as Photoshop, photo filter and co. can be used to design the missing parts of an image for a complete photo restoration of an incomplete antique photograph. Cropping tools, shading tools, adjust contract and lighting tools can all be used to create a new body for a torn photograph.

Digitalizing Photographs– this technique can be said to be more of a preserving technique than that of restoration for it involves the conversion of hard copy photographs to soft copies, so that they can be stored on your computer or on the web. This is definitely the best form of storage for nothing can depreciate the value of your photographs.

The Benefits of Antique Photo Restoration and Preservation

The benefits include:

  • Safe storage
  • Longevity
  • Online use- digitalizing your antique photos allows you share your favorite pictures with family and friends on your favorite social media platforms.

Article publié pour la première fois le 04/03/2013

Martin Stavars→Nightscapes 11

The amazing BW photography of Martin Stavars

Today we have with us 19 stunning black and white cityscapes, from major cities of the world, by Martin Stavars!

Martin Stavars was born in 1981 in Czestochowa, Poland. He studied economics, computer science and photography, ultimately focusing on the latter.

He specializes in black and white cityscapes, landscapes and night photography. He and his camera have visited more than 20 countries, with Asia holding the key spot with the most visits and inspirations.

His work has been recognized in numerous international competitions – he has been named the ‘Architecture Photographer of the Year’ at the International Photography Awards in New York, and received the ‘Grand Prix’ at the Image International in Canada and Hei Ming Prize in Tokyo. He has also won the first prizes in the 2008, 2009, and 2011 at the International Photography Awards in New York.

In 2012, Charta Editions published Martin Stavars’ first monograph – entitled: Megalopolis.

Martin is the managing editor of ND Magazine (www.nd-magazine.com).

Let’s now enjoy his awesome works!

Hope you enjoyed today’s article! Looking forward to hear your impressions!

See you next time!

(These photographs are presented here because they are licensed as “Creative Commons – Attribution” works and for the sole purpose of promoting photography and the photographer’s work)

Article publié pour la première fois le 07/11/2013

Hengki Koentjoro→JOURNEY

The amazing BW photography of Hengki Koentjoro

Born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, on March 24, 1963. Hengki Koentjoro is a graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, California, where he majored in video production and minored in the fine art of photography.

Hengki returned to Indonesia to become a freelance videographer/editor, specializing in nature documentaries and corporate profiles, and now lives in Jakarta with his wife Lana and their three children. Hengki is a part time practitioner of the art of black and white photography, which he believes to be his true purpose in life’s journey of expression.

Let’s enjoy his amazing works, and as always you can see more in his Behance portfolio!

Hope you enjoyed today’s article with the stunning works of Hengki Koentjoro! Looking forward to hear your impressions!

See you next time!

(These photographs are presented here because they are licensed as “Creative Commons – Attribution” works and for the sole purpose of promoting photography and the photographer’s work)

Article publié pour la première fois le 28/11/2013

By Genista 2

Expressive Animal Portrait Photography: Squirrels

We have seen in a previous article several expressive animal portraits. But today on the spotlight we have only squirrels! And more precisely 14 stunning and very expressive squirrel portraits, i came across at Flickr.

Generally Wildlife photography is regarded as one of the more challenging forms of photography. As well as needing sound technical skills, such as being able to expose correctly, wildlife photographers generally need good field craft skills. For example, some animals are difficult to approach and thus a knowledge of the animal’s behavior is needed in order to be able to predict their actions. Photographing some species may require stalking skills or the use of a hide/blind for concealment.

While wildlife photographs can be taken using basic equipment, successful photography of some types of wildlife requires specialist equipment, such as macro lenses for insects, long focal length lenses for birds and underwater cameras for marine life. However, since the advent of digital cameras, greater adventure travel and automated cameras, a great wildlife photograph can also be the result of being in the right place at the right time.

Photographing squirrels requires a lot of patience. They are quite fast but luckily curious of humans so most often they will stop for a quick peek at your camera lenses while trying to photograph them!

By audreyjm529 on Flickr

By audreyjm529 on Flickr

By clairity on Flickr

By clairity on Flickr

By Genista on Flickr

By Genista on Flickr

By Genista on Flickr

By Genista on Flickr

 By-Gilles-Gonthier on Flickr

By Gilles Gonthier on Flickr

 By-Gilles-Gonthier on Flickr

By Gilles Gonthier on Flickr

By John Morgan on Flickr

By John Morgan on Flickr

By law keven on Flickr

By law keven on Flickr

By Peter G Trimming on Flickr

By Peter G Trimming on Flickr

By Salmando on Flickr

By Salmando on Flickr

By Salmando on Flickr

By Salmando on Flickr

By Tomi Tapio on Flickr

By Tomi Tapio on Flickr

By Tomi Tapio on Flickr

By Tomi Tapio on Flickr

By wburris on Flickr

By wburris on Flickr

Hope you enjoyed today’s photography inspirations and looking forward hearing your impressions on it!

(These photographs are presented here because they are licensed as “Creative Commons – Attribution” works and for the sole purpose of promoting photography and the photographer’s work)

Article publié pour la première fois le 07/12/2013

By matthewwu88

Art of Photography in Difficult Lighting Conditions

Proper object illumination is important for every picture you take. Consequently, without the right exposure of light a number of potential problems can arise for a photographer.

Difficult lighting conditions for any capture include taking the photos with very strong brightness or harsh lighting, poorly lit situations, and in unfavorable light sources.

Unless you know the right kind of compensation techniques to correct the exposure, unfriendly light conditions have a permanent impact on your pictures. There are, however, a number of ways to manipulate lighting methods that can help you deal with such difficult conditions.

Here is an overview of the most problematic light conditions and tips on how photographers can deal with them:

Dealing with Hard, Midday Light:

Taking care of the bright sun is a nightmare for natural photographers. Although the object exposure is at its maximal level, but oddly enough, shooting outdoor in the middle of the day is quite complicated with the sun blazing in the background.

To deal with the direct light from the sky, take help from the subjects. If you are taking a portrait or a group photo, try to cover the sun with them. Choose an angle which will help to cover the backlight, without affecting the original colors.

While shooting wildlife or nature, fix your exposure compensation on the camera to even out the sunlight and the reflected light from the ground.

Low Light / Nighttime Photography Tips:

Night-time captures, or captures that are taken indoors are usually affected by the lack of proper light exposure. Turning on the flash light is a simple way of bringing life to the subject while suppressing the darkness. However, the results may suffer if you are not positioned properly or flash is too bright.

For using external flash, it is best to bounce the rays off a wall or ceiling to increase illumination of the room while lowering the harshness of the light.

In darkened conditions, a number of cameras let the users to turn up the exposure compensation to overexpose the main subject and produce more accurate results.

Capturing Sunrise and Sunset Pictures:

Lighting outdoors during these two times is a complicated matter. It is completely different from shooting outdoors during the midday and the low-light is different from indoors. The “golden hours” can become a hurdle in the clarity of the images and may also give flat results.

With the changing intensity of light, the colors are usually changing too. To adapt to such conditions, many photographers use auto-white balance adjustments or colored filters to correct the contrasts. To work efficiently, try not to over think on exposures, instead keep an eye on the critical areas of your photo. This will help you adjust with the changing light settings and make it into art while you can.

Finally, only the right light angles and good exposures bring out magic in your clicks. Just follow a few simple corrective actions to mend the difficult conditions and further enhance the composition and theme of the photographs.

Featured Image: Creative Commons – Attribution by matthewwu88

Article provided by Smartphotoeditors.com

Article publié pour la première fois le 25/06/2013

mustafa dedeoğlu→insomnia2

The amazing BW photography of Mustafa Dedeoğlu

Hello and welcome! Today we have with us a selection of stunning black and white photography by Mustafa Dedeoğlu!

Mustafa was born at Uskudar – Istanbul, and he started to live in Istanbul after he graduated from Industrial engineering.

He has been taking photographs for 5 years.

So let’s enjoy his amazing works!

And remember that you can find more of Mustafa’s works both in his website and his Behance portfolio!

(All photographs are copyrighted by Mustafa Dedeoğlu and are showcased here with his kind permission)

 

Article publié pour la première fois le 24/08/2012

Vishesh Verma→Queen of the Nile

Amazing Fashion Photography by Vishesh Verma

Vishesh Verma graduated as a graphic designer from the renowned National Institute of Design (NID), India, and soon after worked towards becoming a fashion photographer. Fast becoming a player in the wider world he has worked for for clients beyond India, shooting in the Middle East, South-East Asia, United States, Europe, HongKong, Africa, Egypt and Maldives.

As Vishesh Verma turns thirty his life and career continue to expand by leaps and bounds. He married Vipasha Agarwhal, one of India’s top models (they got featured in Vogue India as one of the “Couples in Fashion”) and with her moved to Mumbai, while keeping his Delhi studio very much alive.

Listed on national television the youngest of India’s Top Ten fashion photographers, his work in advertising and editorial grow along with his fashion work, and increasingly Bollywood Stars are turning to him for photographs confident he can capture their beauty as no one else can.

Let’s enjoy his amazing photographs!

Hope you enjoyed today’s photography inspirations and looking forward hearing your impressions on it!

(These photographs are presented here because they are licensed as “Creative Commons – Attribution” works and for the sole purpose of promoting photography and the photographer’s work)

Article publié pour la première fois le 11/12/2013

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Facts and Principles behind Corporate Headshots

Headshot is a type modern day portrait where the photograph tries to reflect the personality of the photos subject (person). Headshots are primarily used in three fields- entertainment industry, fashion industry and the corporate sector.  Corporate Headshots photographers can be called in for a variety of purposes.

Uses

The major uses of corporate headshots are as follows –

  • Annual reports of companies
  • Candidate resumes (non standard)
  • Company catalogue, corporate brochures, advertising and promotional materials
  • For use in publications and websites of a company both internal and external.
  • For use in Press releases and other major  announcements
  • For use in marketing materials
  • For use in newspapers, magazines and online articles.

Features of a good corporate headshot

A good corporate headshot will feature these following attributes that will set it apart from not so good ones.

  • Quality – A corporate headshot must look professional and refined. It needs to leave a good, lasting impression. The photographer should have the proper equipment, should know the right techniques and should possess the talents to deliver impressive headshots.
  • Natural looking appearance – the subject of the photo should look relaxed during the shoot. Professional photographers know techniques that will make a person feel comfortable. They talk, play soothing music etc. as methods of relaxation.
  • Highlighting of the personality – A good headshot will reflect the person’s strength of character. It will show traits like self confidence, sense of humour, kindness, intelligence, and other positive traits that a person should have.
  • Styling – Unless the headshot is for a specific job, or looking to attract a specific type of clientele, formal business attire should be worn by the subject. Your hair should be neatly arranged and accessories should look appropriate with the dress.

How to prepare for a shoot

  • Preparation – make all the necessary arrangements beforehand. From what to wear to when to shoot, fix everything in advance so that the photo session is smoothly over.
  • Relax – you should get a good night’s sleep before the headshot session. This will help you to feel relaxed and bring about your natural look.
  • Attire – Dark clothes are more suitable for this purpose. Experts’ have advised to avoid turtleneck or short sleeve shirts. Also too loud checks or stripes should be avoided. A simple dark colour suit is considered by most to be the best.
  • Facial look – Men should get a good shave. Heavy beards are ok if they are part of your normal look. But unattended stubbles should be cleared away.  Ladies should be very careful about the makeup. It should neither be too heavy, nor too light. If you generally do not use makeup then you should try some for the photo session. It is better if you do not get a new kind of hair cut before the photo session.
  • The photographer – always brings experienced photographers to shoot corporate headshots as these photos will be used in the professional field.

Featured image: CC – Attribution Photo by ChrisDag on Flickr – source

Washington,DC is the latest hub for budding up passionate corporate photographers who can capture and enhance anyone’s zeal to work and personalities within the snapped photos. There are plenty of DC Corporate headshots photographers , but we will have to wisely select the most eligible among hem depending on his/her previous works.

 

Article publié pour la première fois le 21/02/2013

By U.S. Army

Key factors of digital photography

For the newbie in the field of digital photography, it is a perfect opportunity to learn something from the experts. Our mission is to provide you with all relative information on digital photography and generate surefire tips for beginners in digital photography business.  A lot of people would like to learn basics of photography, before grabbing a digital camera and we provide simple yet effective tricks to help you produce excellent photos even with a low grade camera.

Digital photography will be easy and affordable for initial stage of your career. During the last couple of years, it has become quite an effective technique than its equivalents. Note that the traditional photography is currently under endangered status, and digital photography has stolen the show with its key factors. Digital photos save on printing cost, and you are able to pay for prints you want, naturally it is a great advantage anyone would like to praise.

The creative combination of digital photography will design successful shoots from digital camera, and it will bring uncanny feature in finished print, for sure you would like to buy digital photo prints instead of wasting money on traditional film photographs. With the help of digital camera you can view the photos just after click which is not a case with the traditional film photography as you have to wait for the development of film.

Advantages of digital photography

Certain advantages of digital photography are mentioned below and you can find the reason why people like this technique instead of wasting their time on traditional film photography. Important aspect of digital photography helps you learn basics of most modern technology.

  • With help of digital camera, you can directly transfer photos to computer without delay. Traditional film photography doesn’t allow such transfer and you have to develop film into prints.
  • Mass storage is the next big thing for digital photography. You can store maximum amount of photos depending on the capability of memory card. In traditional film photography overall storage capacity is low and you have to buy another film for next session of photography.
  • High speed operation makes digital photography better then its equivalents and most of the people would prefer digital photos because high quality prints generated through it.
  • You can also share digital photos by adding it to social platforms. It is simple to upload your digital photos on websites like instagram and facebook directly from your computer.
  • You can edit digital photos by means of software application, you can do anything with a digital photograph to remove unwanted objects from background or convert to sepia or B&W print.

Immense technical advantages make digital photography most popular technique. Digital photography turned out as key technology for affordable photo prints and better quality prints makes it perfect start for beginner.

Featured Image: Creative Commons – Attribution by U.S. Army

Article by Robert

Robert is a professional writer who works for Print2canvas Company that deals in photos onto canvas conversion as the online business for UK based photographers.

Article publié pour la première fois le 05/07/2013