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Some Kind of Tablet Photography

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Related topics: Available Light | Composition | Still Life
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Runtime - length of the film: 05m50s
Language: english
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The Bubble Explosion

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Sometimes the wildest looking photos appear complicated... but it's just that .. an illusion. Michael Krone gave  us a demonstration how to use water color and soap on a surface to create such wild illusions. Here we use a Tablet or iPad displaying a picture as both our light source and subject.

Since the displayed image will be part of the final image we recommend the photo incorporates a pattern like wallpaper or such, but any picture with an interesting texture or form will be just fine.

So tune in here with Michael Krone to create your own cosmic array illusions or other eye-catching results.
 

The Bubble Explosion

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Runtime - length of the film: 6m00s
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Michael Krone shows us a creative side to color and soap! With a little bit of dish washing soap and an eyedropper amazing things can be done! 

A glass surface and light and we're really getting into it!  Here in this video Michael Krone gives a little "fun at home".

With very little effort and materials you'll be making fabulously contoured light shapes and forms using soap bubbles and color.  One way to spend those bad weather winter days... being creative . So Tune-in!!

The Third Dimension

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Runtime - length of the film: 11m02s
Language: english
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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.

Still Life Light Paintings

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Runtime - length of the film: 09m58s
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Photographing cars can be done on a large scale employing a lot of light and test shots to get the lines right.  Knowing how and where you will need the lights comes with experience. A good way to start though as Eberhard Schuy shows here; is working in scale,  Scale in this case, means a scale model classic car.

With a very unassuming portable LED lamp, we learn where and how to place the lighting to bring out all the important characteristics. Light placement with rapid trial and error.  The results are very admirable, and as we know, good is never good enough for Eberhard Schuy. There's always a little twist. He then plays variations on this theme  by employing the lamp in the photo itself. This is fun and easy to do. So check it out now!!

Car Shooting at Night

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Runtime - length of the film: 06m28s
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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. We don't want to let our black cat out of the bag so do tune in, and see how easy these great results can be.

Grey Filters in Landscape Photography

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Runtime - length of the film: 17m46s
Language: english
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Sedar Ugurlu is back on the coast of Portugal to help us understand the function and use of grey filters. He readily shares his own preferences and experience as to which filter types and why when making timed exposures.

Since his subject is typically landscapes he shows us two different types of neutral density filters An explanation in the way vendors mark their filters and how the markings translate to f-stops and exposure compensation and their relevant calculations is given a thorough treatment.

In his demonstration and application we see how to use the properties of the neutral density filter in combination with a standard grey filter. Which filters for which applications is discussed as well as what additional accessories might be useful, cable release,  exposure calculation apps, filter mounts etc.

If you've been wondering how to make breathtaking timed exposures with dramatic skies.and sculptured seascapes. You can start right here... grab your tripod...

Bokeh for Beginners

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Runtime - length of the film: 07m15s
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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

Creative Nature Photography 6

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Runtime - length of the film: 10m05s
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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.

Double Exposed

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Runtime - length of the film: 4m11s
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A wedding photographer's life is never easy and since we are constantly confronted with a new situation, it is helpful to have something to ease the initial tension an ice breaker of sorts.

Having ..."been there ..done that", experienced wedding photographer Hendrik Niermann has a short film and technique that you can use to get started off on the right foot. This is something everybody can use and the applications are endless.

Architecture Workflow

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Runtime - length of the film: 21m54s
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In general an architecture workflow is different from a seascapes workflow. It is far more time expensive and cumbersome than a seascape workflow. Have a look at how Joel creates his minimalistic architectural images that stand out from the rest and have been imitated many times in terms of style and look and feel by others.