Helmut Newton's Students
Just Loomis, George Holz and Mark Arbeit have known Helmut an June Newton since their years of study. The "Boys from Pasadena" remember their achievements and mistakes during the times.
The students met Newton by coincidence in Beverly Hills, presented their work and were harshly criticised. He taught them to closely observe life, women and details.
Helmut's wife June holds onto his work and is just as much an influence as he was on the boys. Their exhibition at the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin displays memorabilia made up from letters and pictures that document their relationship.
Learn How to Add Light Beams with Gradients
Sometimes a photo looks like something is missing and a bit of added light can change that problem. In this video photographer Kate Breuer will explain how to add light beams to your photos.
She will use a gradient with different settings to create a gradient that looks like light beams and show you how to set it up in a way that looks as natural as possible.
In a second step she will colorize the light beams to make them match the color of the light source and add a second lighter gradient.
She then masks out the parts of her two gradients she does not want to be visible in the photo.
Inside the Walls of Baghdad
Photographer Yuri Kozyrev was born in Russia in 1963 and has worked as a photojournalist for the past 20 years, covering every major conflict in the former Soviet Union, including two Chechen wars. Immediately after 11 September 2001, he was on the scene in Afghanistan, where he documented the fall of the Taliban.
During this interview, Kozyrev details how he lived in Baghdad, Iraq, between 2003 and 2009, working as a contract photographer for Time. He has traveled all over Iraq, photographing the different sides of the conflict. Since the beginning of 2011, he has been following the Arab unrests, traveling in Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, and Yemen, covering the conflicts there for Time Magazine.
In 2011, Kozyrev won the Visa d'or News for his body of work: "On Revolution Road". Since February, Yuri traveled to Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen and Libya to cover the Arab revolts for Time magazine. With this prize, organized by the international festival of photojournalism Visa Pour l'Image, some of the most renowned international picture editors acknowledged the best report published between September 2010 and August 2011. He also won both Trophee and Public Prize at the Prix Bayeux-Calvados for his work "Dispatch from Libya".
Kate Breuer Explains How to Create Tilt Shift Effects
In this video photographer Kate Breuer will explain how to use the gradiated filter tool to create the effect.
She will explain how to set up the gradient, how to save the settings as a preset and how to apply and adjust it to the image.
The Works of Jim Brandenburg
Jim Brandenburg is one of the most renowned nature photographers worldwide. For many years he worked for the American "National Geographic" and has travelled the entire world throughout his career.
We all know his photographs through numerous publications, exhibitons or even documentaries that he has filmed for television.
In 2008 FotoTV. was able to do an extensive interview with him, where we learned a lot of interesting things about how he grew up and the path he has followed throughout his career.
The positive feedback we received to the the aforementioned two-parter brought us to ask Jim if he would be interested in doing another interview. We had the chance to do this during his exhibition in Iserlohn, Germany.
A lot has changed since the last time we talked with him. He has moved away from the big business with the "Big Boy Cameras" and has equipped himself with a "Toy Camera" to help him get back to the roots.
Enjoy this new three part interview and let the views of an old master put their spell on you!
Eberhard Schuy takes us through the problems one encounters when small items that shine and reflect light like jewelry, need to be photographed.
Turning the tables literally on the subject we learn how to use the properties of the object to resolve the problems. By using the reflections we learn how to control what is reflected.
A few lighting techniques add panache to our setup. Mixing continuous reflectors and conical tubes together with various matte services any dark anomalies are easily filled with tone modulation to give the subjects just the right balance of brilliance and glamor.
And just when you think you're done he pulls out one more neat little trick to give the shot that final Pizazz that only experience and skill can bring to the result.
The Web helped her recruiting people from across the globe who share this lifestyle. Not only the pictures, but the very models spoke for themselves, as the show featured voice recordings to accompany the images.
The encounter with the "third sex" ist just as peculiar as Rheims' earlier works "Chambre Close" and "I.N.R.I.", the latter of which is a contemporary portrayal of the bible.
We thank Camera Work for accessing their gallery and realising the interview.
Understand The Different Tones Sliders in LR
In this video photographer Kate Breuer uses a radial gradient to show the functionality of the different sliders. She uses the clipping warning and the histogram to make the explanation easier to understand.
The radial gradient is the perfect tool to show the functionality.
FotoTV. could accompany Steve Thornton for an afternoon and had the opportunity to watch him do a photoshooting with model Swetlana Lobanova.
The fashion professional selected an old, dilapidated barn as location, which should give an optical contrast to the models clothing.
Lightingtechnically Steve limited himself to one flash, which is locked to a California Sunbounce Reflector. Due to the reflector the illuminated area of the small flash is increased. This results, in spite of a relatively small lightsource, a soft beautylight.
Apart from the flash, Steve relies on the sunlight of this warm summer afternoon and shows the possibilities given through the combination of flashlight and available light.
Nomad And Beyond
Born in Perth Western Australia photographer Russell James is currently one of the world's leading fashion photographers. Over the past decade his images have become synonymous with provocative, unique perspectives of many of the most prominent women of our time in the worlds of entertainment, fashion and beauty.
In this second installment, James talks with FotoTV about his upbringing and how his father worked as a police officer. He reminisces of his time growing up with the Aboriginals which he didn't have contact with because he was made to be afraid of them. He also talks about how his early childhood years affected his driving force as a photographer. He later discusses his project on the nomadic lifestyle of the Aboriginal culture which he saw as a cultural divide with the rest of the world. His images are arresting and they show much insight into the world of the Aboriginals. He also talks about shooting special nudes with Heidi Klum.
His work has appeared in a wide range of leading international publications such as Vogue, W, American Photo and Sports Illustrated. His works are often featured in art books including, "The World's Top Photographers: Portraits", and "Sardinia", James has also been awarded prestigious titles such as the Hasselblad Masters Award.
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