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New Video online: Changes at photokina

July 18, 2017 - 10:28 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: FotoTV.News | photokina

The New photokina Setup

The world's leading trade fair for photography will appear in 2018 with a brand new setup. From then on, there will be a new cycle, new topics and a new date.

The photokina will take place annually and as of 2019 it will also have a new date in may.

In this video Marc Ludwig talks to Christoph Menke, the new project manager of photokina, about those changes.


New Video online: The Third Dimension

July 7, 2017 - 16:47 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Portrait Photography

More Depth in Pictures by Using Fore- and Background

Photography is a two-dimensional medium. Images have a width and a height, but no depth.
But the more experienced a portrait photographer is, the higher become his claims to a three-dimensional look. A picture shall occur to the viewer as if the model could pop out of the image in the next moment. Frequently used strategies to increase the plasticity of the image are, for example, wide-angle lenses, long lenses, shadows and leading lines.
In this tutorial Bert Stephani discusses another solution, namely adding a foreground to the picture. If one chooses a foreground that cooperates with the background in a good way, one gets an extra dose of depth. A good combination is achieved when the foreground contrasts with the background but as well matches. The contrast should not require too much of the viewer's attention because that would make the model less visible. Bert shows which contrasts are particularly suitable, where to find them and how to use them.


New Video online: Jock Sturges

June 23, 2017 - 13:45 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Masters of Photography

Grace Doesn't Need Directions

The American Jock Sturges studied perceptual psychology and photography. Today he is known internationally for his recordings on Californian, Spanish and Frenche nudist beaches. His intention lays not in eroticism. He is concerned with the representation of beauty, fragility and especially of "truth" that runs through his entire work as an internal claim.
For Sturges a true image arises when the model can be totally herself. Without instructions - and at the beginning also without camera - a situation can be quite natural and produces interesting moments that have to be catched very fast.
In our interview the photographer reports on his way to this extraordinary genre. He also introduces his latest book "Fanny", which was published in 2014 by Steidl Verlag. It is named after a young woman that Sturges already photographed as a five years old girl.


New Video online: Light Feathering Part 1

June 2, 2017 - 11:14 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Lighting Techniques

An Introduction wirh Martin Krolop

Master photographer Martin Krolop based in Cologne is here with the first in a series on lighting techniques. The technique presented here, known as light feathering allows the user to get the most out any given light source.

Important to get the key concepts before traversing further, Martin lays down the basics in a clear and concise manner. So when you do understand what you're doing, you will be able to apply this technique to your unique advantage. This is one of those "less is more" concepts, but careful attention to detail and placement are the factors that exploit the physics of light so that you can make full body shots illuminated with a uniform light... and who needs more than one light anyway?

Another for the lets keep it simple crowd...but so much more ... Jump in now as the rest will be based around this opening technique. Tune In it's happening NOW!!


New Video Online: Shooting Portraits During Midday

May 12, 2017 - 15:04 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Portrait Photography

On location in the Provence (Southern France) Steven von Veen helps us master the light situations when the midday sun is high in the sky.

Many are forewarned not to shoot in these strong light situations. We get three valuable strategies to deal with the harsh lighting. The lovely Felicia helps demonstrate some posing techniques to exploit the strong light. The old adage "Where there is light there is shadow" is then demonstrated by using the available reflected light to produce excellent portraits. And finally using filtered shadows to create interesting patterns on the subject. The main message is don't let the harsh light keep you from making great pictures.

Use it to your advantage and let Steven von Veen show you how.


New Video online: Art Wolfe

December 16, 2016 - 12:53 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Masters of Photography

Earth Is My Witness

The culture- and wildlife photographer Art Wolfe was born 1951 in Seattle, USA. He published several books. The latest curated work, "earth is my wittness", was also exhibitet in Iserlohn, where we met him for this interview.

Art Wolfe talks about the love for nature and cultures, which made him become the photographer that he is today. He is not just taking pictures, he sees himself as a man on a mission: To document and to preserve the beauty of this earth.

New Video online: Key light from behind

December 5, 2016 - 10:43 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Available Light | Flash Photography

Lightroom Tutorial with Mike Le Gray

Bonn-based photographer and trainer, Mike Le Gray, takes us through the paces with the Spot Removal tool in Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® and also demonstrates how to create Virtual Copies of our photos.

He shows us that this tool is more than just something to remove dust spots on our photos and explains that not only is it a great tool for retouching your model's skin, but emphasises that as we're working on RAW images, the edits we make are completely non-destructive.

So, join Mike and see how you can incorporate this tool into your retouching work


New Video online: The Art of not Pushing the Button

November 18, 2016 - 16:59 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Contemporary Photography

Frank Horvat on Sensible Photography

Frank Horvat explained his quote "Photography is the art of not pushing the button" in this way: "If someone photographs it is constantly a negative decision: Today the weather is too bad, I won't use a tele ... The difficult thing is to do it as little as possible. The mystical answer would be that a certain force is accumulated through this non-shooting photos. This is a bit like tantric sex." (German fotoMagazin 06/2012)
This attitude is the result of 50 years of photographic experience. The Italian came to international prominence as photojournalist and fashion photographer. However, he says that he was never a fashion photographer. Horvat was too shy for this business, as he always found it hard to give instructions. The best pictures always happened without instructions.
In our interview he tells us about his initial experiences with magazines, his love for trees and his love-hate relationship with New York City to which he has devoted much of his photographic work.


New Video online: Bruce Gilden

October 21, 2016 - 09:13 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Contemporary Photography

Working for the Killer Image

In this FotoTV. interview Bruce Gilden from New York presents his photographic work. Gilden is a photojournalist and paticularly known for his work on the New Yorkers.
In 1969 he made the first photo that was - in his eyes - credible. It happened on the beach at Coney Island where many famous photographers made great pictures.
There he created his first big photo report that dealt with the visitors of the beach. He chose those people who didn't fit into societies norms, for example because of their physique.
The claim to find people that stand out from the mainstream runs through several decades of his work.


New Video online: Car Shooting at Night

October 7, 2016 - 16:40 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Composition

Long Exposure with 50 Lights

What  a combination. Ben Jaworskyj, a very hot car and the capital city of Berlin. The night comes alive when Ben shows us how the location can make all the difference in the world. Keeping to his usual motto of more photography with as little effort or technique as possible, Nighttime in the big city with all the color and glamor is a great time to make exciting photos.

Ben delivers the goods and we get a great photo with not one, but two subjects one setting off the other in perfect harmony.

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