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New Video online: Bokeh for Beginners

March 30, 2016 - 16:48 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Still Life

Creating Nice Background Effects

When it comes to making it fun and interesting wacky professor Ben Jaworskyj is here with a definition for Bokeh.

With a knack of putting words in to use he shows us how to make the most of this effect with simple means and little effort. In his own unique way Ben gives us a simple scene and creates a very impressive picture making the best of the mystical effect referred to by those in enlightened circles as.. Bokeh

Beginning with a textbook definition, we see the elements that make up the mystical Bokeh effect. We then see how they're shaped and how to tame and control the points of light.

With candlelight and  a croissant.. you are in for a real breakfast treat. Tune In!


New Video online: Phillip Toledano

March 23, 2016 - 17:47 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Contemporary Photography

Conceptual Art

Phillip Toledano was born in London and lives in New York. After many years in the advertising field, he totally committed himself to photography in the last 15 years.
He describes himself as a conceptual artist. For him photography is one of many media to express and convey ideas. These ideas include age and mortality, plastic self-renewal or deception and lies.
Projects that carry these topics have titles such as "Days with My Father", "A New Kind Of Beauty" or "Phonesex". In this FotoTV. interview Toledano speaks about these and other works and his artistic and personal vita.

New Video online: Picturesque Places in Portugal

March 9, 2016 - 16:47 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Landscape Photography

Great Locations for Landscape Photography

Serdar Ugurlu and Chris Bothner have been searching out some of the best shooting locations and want to share their experience and best locations with all of us.

Some people take vacation pictures and some people take picture vacations. Serdar wants to show us how to make the most of a great location: Portugal - The key apparently is that in an around Lisbon are some of the most picturesque locations on the Atlantic Seaboard and they are all with in an hour of each other!

Serdar introduces us to the west side and explains the benefits of hitting certain beaches at high and low tide. Once one location has been shown, he lets Chris take over with the next location. So tune-in and turn on-on to Portugal. Landscape and sunset shooting at it's peak!


New Video online: Unconventional Light 7: LEDs

March 2, 2016 - 17:57 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Lighting Techniques

Workshop with Bert Stephani

LEDs are another light source that are within anyone's budget. They come in different shapes and colors. Bert Stephani got an LED chain to spread on a ladder, which imitates a soft box.

Berts LED chain is even suitable as a background. See how he composes a harmonic Christmas setting by using different lights and props.

Don't shy away from experimenting with lights of any kind, the outcome might be stunning!


New Video online: Tyranny of the Moment

February 24, 2016 - 15:07 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Masters of Photograhy
In this FotoTV. interview, Duane Michals reflects on perspectives of photography.
For him, there are two fundamentally different perspectives: One can consider photography as a "tyranny of the moment" and wait passively for an event which deserves to be photographed. Or one can take the reins and convert photography to an art that is not dependent on perfect moments.
In Michals' opinion not all types of photography can be seen as art. He gives examples for inartistic work, and for those that he admires.

New Video online: Soft Nude Look

February 17, 2016 - 14:46 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Nude Photography

Sensuality is a subjective term, so the way you approach the composition of your sensual photography will depend on your own artistic aesthetic feeling and how you want to market your work. “Sensual” also stands as synonym for the “boudoir photography” or vice versa boudoir photography naturally contains the sensual/soft element.

Soft boudoir series are more sensitive and elegant than bold glamour portraiture and nudity is more often implied than explicit. Creating sensual series is to take variations of candid and posed photographs of the subject partly clothed or in lingerie.


New Video online: Unconventional Light 6: Unusual Tools

February 3, 2016 - 17:38 — NewVideoAlert

Workshop with Bert Stephani

Further into Bert Stephani's workshop the light gets really unconventional. He recreates Rembrandt lighting with a simple light bulb. Bert continues with a beauty shooting by using work halogen lights. The light is softened with surrounding curtains.

Neon tubes are rather large and thereby also have soft box potential. Their shape creates nice cat eyes for your model. Bert shows how he spontaneously implements ideas and flows from one setup to the next.


New Video online: Massimo Vitali

January 27, 2016 - 18:17 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Contemporary Photography

Contemporary Beach Photography

The Italian photographer Massimo Vitali is known for its contemporary and large-format art photographs of beaches.
In this interview he talks about how he's ever come to photographic art and his motives. His current project "Natural Habitats" shows scenes of people on beaches. Typically, his pictures are very bright, shining and equipped with many details.
Specifically, he discusses three pictures from his exhibition, tells how they were formed and what are the characteristics of them.


New Video online: Creative Nature Photography 6

January 20, 2016 - 17:53 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Nature Photography

Using Long-Focus Lenses

Out of your easy chair and into the woods. Nature photographer Hans-Peter Schaub is back with another film. This time we are going to see how best to utilize a long focal length to advantage when shooting in the woods.

Common pre-conceptions about shooting in nature are put to the test as Hans-Peter demonstrates how using the Telephoto lens in both close-up and in targeting interesting details in a landscape are best achieved. The shallow depth is exploited in both subtly changing composition with focal points in close quarters and also in using the inherent compression of the narrow field of view to blend  interesting elements in a landscape.

These techniques can lead us out of the woods, so to say and can keep you and your photo results closer to nature.


New Video online: Malick Sidibé

January 13, 2016 - 17:04 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Contemporary Photography

The African Reporter

Malick Sidibé is an African example of contemporary photography. He documented people of Mali and created a lasting image of his homeland.

Born before the age of digital photography, he represents the analogue process with strong conviction. He describes his sleepless work routine, as people queued up outside his photostudio.

See why Sidibé cherished his work and sees photography as the ultimate medium.


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