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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.

Adam Fuss 2

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Runtime - length of the film: 12m51s
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Adam Fuss 1

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In the second part of our interview Adam Fuss introduces more of his series and discusses their meaning.
 
In addition to the human skulls he discusses the series "In Between", which is about birds, "Invocation" (about babies in water) and the series "My Ghost", in which he treats separation and the "presence of absence". He also discusses two of his individual images: "Medusa" and the world's largest daguerreotype of the Taj Mahal.
 
Finally, he provides a very interesting insight into his current artistic ideas. We are looking forward to his future artistic output.

Adam Fuss 1

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Runtime - length of the film: 14m10s
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Adam Fuss 2

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Adam Fuss was born in 1961 in England.
 
After his father died early, Adam lived with his mother in Australia until the age of twelve. When he was 19, he returned there and did an apprenticeship as a photographer. Since moving to New York later, he has gained an international reputation with unusual themes and compositions.
 
In recent decades, Fuss has created images of babies in the water, drops of water, christening gowns, snakes, rabbit guts and human skulls. For his very early work, he used a pinhole camera, which gave him the idea of using no camera at all and making daguerreotypes and photograms.
 
In the first part of our two-part interview with him, he focuses on his pictures of snakes and the complex symbolism inherent in a snake.

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!!

Laura Letinsky

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Runtime - length of the film: 7m43s
Language: english
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Laura Letinsky is a professor and head of the faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Chicago. Her work was shown in the Museum of Modern Art, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Netherlands Photo Institute and published in the New York Times. In her current work she merges the traditional Still life with contemporary photography.

In our FotoTV. interview she explains her imagery. She also focuses on how she has found from a rather voyeuristic earlier style of photography to her Still life projects.

Some Tools for Romantic Looks

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Runtime - length of the film: 5m52s
Language: english
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The Brenizer Method

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The Wedding photographer is always looking for new and interesting ways to add dimension to their offerings. The typical approach is all well and good and is of course why we have wedding picture. Therefore it is always welcome a new trick or gimmick that will sell more photos.

The static bridal pair pictures can be improved upon with a little well...ambience. Hendrick Niermann is here to demonstrate just a few ways to do just that. With easily obtainable optic refraction tools that are less than one fourth the cost of a new lens you can add this "little something" .

A prism is a way of changing the light direction and controlled flare that will seem ambient and moody. We see in this demonstration how quickly this will spice up a picture. And that's not the only way of controlling the light. Another nifty gimmick at a minimum investment is using a simple biconvex lens,.. hand held.

Here besides a close focus macro effect you can also amplify the light effects to create a dreamy atmosphere that well.. is not really there.

It is all literally up to your imagination. So please tune-in and see how to expand your creative spirit.

The Wet Collodion Process

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Runtime - length of the film: 15m54s
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The wet collodion process is a process that was developed in 1851 by Frederick Scott Archer.
In this film Stefan Sappert shows us how to implement this antique photography technique.

Stefan explains what collodion is and the best way to photograph using this process.  He also shows us how to develop the photographs and how to make sure exposure is correct.

So check out how Stefan shows us how people like Roger Fenton photographed the American Civil war using just this technique!

Creative Nature Photography 3

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Runtime - length of the film: 7m39s
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Hans-Peter Schaub lets loose the creative possibilities by introducing us to a very unique lens, the lensbaby.

After giving us a general description on the properties of what he likened to a "drainage pipe with a lens on it", we then get down to the real life world of applying such a unique and creative tool.

While such "gadgets" don't come cheap there's some tips on how to get started and of course the creativity has no limits with a variable focus, macro telephoto lens.

Confused?  You won't be after seeing this  "lensbaby" demonstration.

Hiroshi Sugimoto

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Runtime - length of the film: 08m28s
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Hiroshi Sugimoto resides studios in Tokyo and New York. He created some impressive series during 40 years of his professional work.

"Theaters" has been in the making for 26 years. Long-exposed theater screens illuminate the interior space. He combined learning the craft of a photographer with that of an artist.

In "Seascapes" he visualised childhood memories. Sugimoto noticed that our ancestors saw oceans with the same eyes as we do today, while landscapes have changed significantly.

He also documented the life of a candle and spectral colours.

Wine Photography á la Surprise

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Runtime - length of the film: 8m22s
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Here's the  "Wine Photography á la Suprise!"
 
The boys from the studioCOMMUNITY are back with another gravity defying act. Here perhaps the old adage "in vino veritas" doesn't apply.
 
Frank explains the real truth and it isn't Photoshop. Here we get an on-line cooking course with a Frenchman no less and the secret is revealed. Christian explains the fine points of preparing the illusion and the complete still-life photographic set is given in detail.
 
So join the studioCOMMUNITY for another neat way to create a still life.