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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!!

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!!

Bokeh for Beginners

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Runtime - length of the film: 07m15s
Language: english
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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

Laura Letinsky

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Runtime - length of the film: 7m43s
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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.

Transparent Fruits

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Runtime - length of the film: 06m21s
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The Magic Book

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Ben is back with a new creative video. Dangerous people like Ben shouldn't be playing with knives, but Ben wants to show us a quick and easy way to make creative pictures with simple means. What could be simpler than sliced fruit eh?

A really cool effect is achieved with very little effort here. A simulated window made with a portable flash and a picture frame plexiglass. A piece of sliced fruit of your choice and let your creative ...um juices flow.

No super technical studio flash power settings and such. It's all in how you slice your fruit!  Tune in. You will want to try this out!

Joel Tjintjelaar

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Runtime - length of the film: 07m31s
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Dutch photographer Joel Tjintjelaar practices long-exposure photography since 2006. His award-winning black and white architecture images are iconic.

Initially he experimented with seascapes. The Salk Institute in an Diego was a turning point that made him shift to architecture. Minimalsim and a rich contrast are his most recognisable features.

His awards exposed him to the public eye, to which he shares his expertise in workshops.

The Diving Pepper Shooting

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Runtime - length of the film: 07m41s
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Those wacky guys at the studioCOMMUNITY are back. This time they've done a studio action shot. Stop-action shooting when varios objects take a dive in an aquarium.  First they give us a look at what they want to achieve and invite us along for the ride. 

Nikita and Maxim guide us through the set. We see why it's important to isolate the corners of the aquarium. As we all know Gaffers tape rescues every set.  Black paper is added to cancel the main back glass reflections and we're in business.

The lighting setup is then explained in detail. Maxim shares his tips about covering the equipment and cleaning the glass after each shot to keep the focus from being confused. Additional bubbles are manually introduced and the final shots are very promising. Maxim explains briefly the steps done in the intense post processing and we get to see the final product at the end.

This film is a lot of fun and explains the process so that virtually anyone can recreate this set. Enjoy!

 

Shooting Cars 2

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Runtime - length of the film: 07m52s
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Shooting Cars

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René Staud is back with another car shooting.

We join him in his studio in Leonberg where we are presented a feast for the eyes; the beautiful Aston Martin DB5. The legendary Bond car from Goldifnger and Thunderball is on hand for a shooting from the master car photographer.

A classic car like this demands classic lighting and René pulls out all the stops using static stationary lighting to achieve a soft lighting to accent the classic rounded Italian curves of the Touring bodied convertible.

Light by light we see the approach and the steady commission of photos that will play in the final result. The large ceiling reflector and the two background spots are demonstrated for their important contribution to this same end.  

After a quick walk through the post processing, more shaken then stirred, we a rewarded with classic subtilely lit Aston Martin DB5 .

The 5th FotoTV. Christmas Carol

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Runtime - length of the film: 13m22s
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Oh it's the most wonderful time of the Year.. Yes Indeed it is that time and Eberhard Schuy is here again this year as in the previous years with his Christmas Special .. Not to be disappointed HE has truly outdone himself .... again with a special Holiday Card.

Using the kinds of thing everybody has at home during Christmas he has constructed another interesting still life. This time using Christmas cookies as a motif. After setting the fundamental lights and most importantly the placement of , and use of opposing light. He then shows us how to add a simple reflector fill that brings just the warmth and coziness we would want for our Christmas scene.

It wouldn't be Christmas, and it wouldn't be Eberhard Schuy without that little extra tipp or trick to really make the final result snap. You just won't belive what ordinary household item he uses ..  and how you too will not want to be without this very important accessory. What ? You don't expect me to tell you now do you...? It's Christmas! C'mon check it out!