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Portraits with Indirect Sunlight

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Runtime - length of the film: 10m36s
Language: english
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Steven van Veen explains in his opening here you needn't search out an exotic location or chase the sun around the planet to find the best lighting situations. The point beings, less is more. 

Generally we let the light direction dictate our compositions. Steven shows us how indirect light is more even and plentiful enough to bring out pleasing flesh tones and softer edges without giving up on contrast. With the model Felicitas, he gives us three settings with all the detail regarding exposure settings and tips for model positioning too. This is one for the case book.. Look and Learn!!

Ryan Brenizer

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Runtime - length of the film: 10m19s
Language: english
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The Brenizer Method

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"Brenizer" should be a familiar name in the world of photography. It's a novel photo technique we've introduced in a previous video. Ryan Brenizer is the pioneer of this method and one of the most famous wedding photographers.
 
We met the New Yorker in Italy for an interview. Having started in journalism, he eventually found into photography and combined it with his passion for weddings.
 
He and his wife Tatiana are an experienced team. Ryan shares what's important to him in photography and what kind of response he tries to achieve.

The Smallest Studio in the World 4

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Runtime - length of the film: 5m58s
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In the smallest studio in the world even the great Dutch Masters have their place. Eib is back with another technique that can be universally applied with the minimum amount of effort, like what you might find in the smallest photo studio in the world.

A special lighting technique is shown here that simulates the portrait style of the great master Rembrandt . This Rembrandt lighting style has tell tale characteristics which Eib will be able to demonstrate and you can emulate. Grand masters don't come by their accolades for nothing and even here in the smallest studio in world we can show you how... so please Tune In with Eib for Rembrandt Lighting

The Smallest Studio in the World 3

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Runtime - length of the film: 4m28s
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We weren't kidding about the "smallest studio in the world" as you can see here in this second practical application of the techniques discussed before.  In this enlightening video Eib Eiberhauser shows how to deal with the back light situation. He does this by bringing the sunlight into the studio and then shows how to tame its eccentricities to make a well balances portrait with all the best attributes of the "largest studio in the world."

So please tune in here on FotoTV. for this informative and practical application video for your own "smallest studio in the world".

Exploration of Childhood

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Runtime - length of the film: 19m23s
Language: english
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New Zealand photographer Niki Boon talks about the photographic documentation of her children.

Since Niki and her husband decided to teach their children at home, Niki takes pictures of their everyday life.

Publishing her black and white photos on Facebook brought her much fame, but at the same time a lot of criticism. She has learned to deal with it and continues to make daily pictures to leave something to her children. This is something, Niki does not have from her own childhood.

Portfolio Buildup for Models and Photographers

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Runtime - length of the film: 14m04s
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If photographers are new to the business and do not yet have a meaningful portfolio, it is sometimes difficult to get talented models. Or you have to take a lot of money to book professional shootings. But money may be a problem for some beginning photographers, or they'd rather invest in the equipment.
 
In this tutorial, Bert Stephani gives a practical tip, which always works where people are willing to exchange their services: A photographer supports a young model to build up their portfolio or to make the first few pictures - and in return he receives a shoot in which he can implement his own pictorial ideas.
 
Of course, in this win-win contract the photographic quality has to be right so that the model also wants to give her very best. Bert shows which pictures model agencies and clients would like to see and how they can be realized as quickly as possible, so that there is still time for the photographer's ideas.

The Smallest Studio in the World 2

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Runtime - length of the film: 6m15s
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So you've got everything set in your smallest studio in the world so lets let Eib Eibelshaeuser show us how to get the first contracts for portraits work rolling.

In this practical film Eib is all hands-on with getting a simulated sky to create a "natural" lighting. Studio lights often look just like that; you can see it was done in a studio. Shouldn't our goal be to make this as clear as day.

With a few simple reflectors and the posing stand we saw before, Eib has us up and running in no time. Be sure to tune in to this very helpful video... in the smallest studio in the world!! You're sure to get something from it.

Bert on the Street 4

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Runtime - length of the film: 07m37s
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In the first three parts of our street photography series with Bert Stephani we have learned a lot about photographic techniques, styles and attitudes. In this degree, Bert is concerned about the topic of overstimulation:
 
Equipped with all the knowledge and skills the photographer goes into the streets of the city and realizes that there are lots of impressions and possibilities. This can quickly become too much for him and overwhelm his perception, which in the worst case falls into the tunnel vision mode and no longer recognizes the valuable opportunities for really good pictures.
 
To prevent this Bert has a self-proven method: It is good to focus on a particular keyword or a superordinate topic, and to use this perceptual steering to recognize what is appropriate and to ignore the unimportant. In this way, the photographer remains so relaxed that he suddenly also has opportunities for images that do not directly have something to do with the focused object.

Bert on the Street 3

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Runtime - length of the film: 11m10s
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In this third part of his street photography series Bert Stephani takes us to two photographic attitudes - the reactive and proactive photography.
 
Bert explains their differences as well as their advantages and disadvantages. Then, armed with his Fujifilm X70 compact camera on which a GoPro is stuck, he makes his way through Dinant 's streets to combine reactive and proactive street photography: He looks out for suitable scenes and while walking he photographs his impressions of the city.
 
Finally, he shows two well-done pictures from streets far away from Belgium. These examples show once again that reactive and proactive photography have their own appeal and how they can be combined in particularly lucky moments.

William Ropp

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Runtime - length of the film: 08m35s
Language: french with english subtitles
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FotoTV. met french portrait photographer William Ropp for an interview in Arles.

Three decades ago he was slowly changing from theatre to photography, but the stage still represents an important photographic aspect for him. Ropps pictures do not show people, but their present fantasies.

William Ropp likes to work in the studio. He appreciates the protective atmosphere and does not want to be perceived as a disturbing photographer. Ropp is working in darkness, while his models hardly can see his camera.