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New Video online: Masks and Selections

May 13, 2015 - 16:20 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Photoshop Techniques

Long Exposure Basics 4

Joel Tjintjelaar is back with the next step in his black and white workflow.

A very important aspect in Joel’s workflow is the use of selections to control every aspect in his image. He demonstrates how he creates his accurate selections.


New Video online: Creative Nature Photography 5

May 6, 2015 - 16:19 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Nature Photography

Macro Photography Using Fast Lenses

It's spring time in the western hemisphere and we are back to nature with Hans Peter Schaub .

Here is another installment in his on going creative nature photography in the forest.  This time we are examining macro photography using very fast focal lengths. On hand for this investigation are some popular normal, portrait and telephoto lengths. Wait a minute... where are the macro lens???

That's the catch. Instead of using standard specialty macro lens, we see how to use the high speed standard lens in a similar application. We examine field depth, lighting, format choices and can compare the results of the different lenses.

So up off the couch and in to the woods with creative nature photography .


New Video online: Nadav Kander III

April 29, 2015 - 16:46 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Contemporary Photography

Yangtze - The Long River

For his project "Yangtze: The Long River" Nadav Kander photographed some places along the Chinese Yangtze River. He used the river as a backdrop and metaphor for the unstoppable change that affects China.
In this FotoTV. interview Nadav Kander reports on this project and his general approach. He takes his time to really embrace themes and to see things more clearly by talking about them. His work on "Yangtze" took many months.
Kander talks about the self-confidence and the feeling of integrity that arise from this process, which provokes viewer's feedback.


New Video online: RAW Optimization and Conversion

April 23, 2015 - 08:38 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Architecture Photography | Photoshop Techniques

Long Exposure Basics 3

Here is the third part of Long Exposure Basics with Joel Tjintjelaar.

Before Joel starts the actual B&W processing of his images he always makes sure the original color file is optimized by performing a few basic actions in the raw file.


New Video online: Tim Mantoani

April 8, 2015 - 17:09 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Contemporary Photography

The Man with the Large Format Camera

For more than 20 years Tim Mantoani lived in San Diego, California. He is a renowned photographer for lifestyle and sports campaigns.

His photographic roots lay in analog times. He created a compendium of key analog photographers such as Steve McCurry, Nick Ut and Daniel Kramer.

The work is called "Behind Photographs" and displays 170 portraits of photographers together with their great historical pictures. These portraits were taken with 20x24 Polaroid.


New Video online: Determining a Vision for Seascapes

April 1, 2015 - 16:30 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Black and White

Long Exposure Basics 2

In the last part fine art photographer Joel Tjintjelaar explained his way of determining a vision for achitecture.

In this film he looks at seascapes and landscapes and shows how he interprets it in the context of B&W fine art photography.


New Video online: The Brenizer Method

March 25, 2015 - 17:18 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: People Photography

A Nice Effect for a Couple Shooting

Hendrick Niermann wants to share a quick technique tip that uses mixes shallow depth of field and panorama stitching..

Sounds weird? Not really. Hendrik first defines the problem: You want shallow depth for the great out of focus background effects, but you want to incorporate a wider frame to bring in more of the surroundings to accompany the subject; in this case a bridal pair.

So what to do? Here's a technique that lets you keep the shallow depth and it's ensuing "Bokeh" across a scene that would otherwise be rendered in greater focal depth. This is not just for wedding photographers you can use this technique for other subjects too. Be sure to tune in.


New Video online: Platon - Faces of Power

March 18, 2015 - 17:32 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Portrait Photography

Portraits of the Leaders of the World

Platon has done what nobody before succeeded in. He photographed all world leaders present at the UN-general assembly.

In this interview the famous photographer tells how he did the impossible and which message he wanted to spread. He provides insight in his first photo-shooting with Putin, the difficulties he had to realize the project and his future plans.


New Video online: Determining a Vision for Architecture

March 11, 2015 - 17:42 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Architecture Photography

Long Exposure Basics 1

Here is a new video with Joel Tjintjelaar.

An important part of fine art architecture is to determine the vision.

Joel explains how he looks at architecture and how he interprets it in the context of B&W fine art


New Video online: Eric Tcheou

March 4, 2015 - 17:57 — NewVideoAlert
Tags: Contemporary Photography

Questions without Answers

Eric Tcheou lives and works in Brussels. He studied art history and both chemical and mechanical engineering.

In our FotoTV.interview he talks about "The Cicada’s Song”, his first photo book published in 2014. Inspired by a japanese haiku the book is about how we can deal with our impermanent nature and how to deal with the pain one could feel when surrounded with fundamental questions without answers. A sentence which Eric carried with him to make this project is "What does the wind do when it is not blowing?"

Eric’s photo book is like a vanitas: Through repeat reading the viewer is encouraged to meditate on impermanence and to understand the emptiness of appearances.

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