Your first 10,000 photos are the worst, and you can throw them in the trash. Too hard? Maybe, but that’s what Henri Cartier-Bresson said. Supposedly. Many people say it was Helmut Newton’s. Personally, I believe that every photographer who arrives at 100,000 photos comes to exactly the same conclusion. I count myself as one of them: -)
Dear fellow Photographers, i´m sorry. I´ve been lying to you for weeks and months now. And i really feel reliefed, now that i can finally tell you the truth: Yes, i´ve been one of only 5 people that have already been working with the Canon EOS 5DmkIV already this summer. And i might be the only one who was crazy enough to shoot film & stills at a time.
We are really proud of our new wall in the Shootcamp Headquarter. The guys of HFA Studio put in a lot of effort, love and details. It was a pleasure for us to work with these guys and watch them do what they love most. Very inspiring and motivating. There´s a reason HFA means “High functional addicts” ;) We also shot this Behind The Scenes Video, so you can also enjoy what they did:
(The Behind the Scenes Video above is German, sorry guys)
High Speed Syncing with Strobes at shutterspeeds lower than 1/250 of a second have always been available on small Flashes. But not too much power. Or you use the quite expencive new Strobes for about 4000,- Euro. With battery pack and cable attatched. What is missing so far, is a portable strobe with internal battery pack, no cables, high speed syncing and low price.
I had the pleasure, to write a guest contribution for my friends at bloggen.co (sorry, german blog) about how to get better photos withouth too much technical stuff. and how to use your eye instead to get better pictures. I mentioned some iPhone Apps in photo descriptions as well.
Despite your camera, your lens(es), batteries and memory cards, there are a few things you might want to have in your bag from the very beginning of your photography carreer, whether you´re an amateur or aspiring professional. Some of them only cost a few Cents or Euros, but can make your life much more easy and photography more fun in the field.
A little Making Of “DSLR Basics Workshop” – 06.07.2013 in Vienna.
Thanks a lot for your help;
Sarah – Visa & Styling
Susanne – Model
Walter – Catering
Hundse – Beeing sweet
Lightpainting is a very nice tool to play with. A basically quite simple technique. Put your camera on a tripod by night, set your exposure to loooong (as long as you think you need for your painting to be done), press the button, step in front of your camera and start to paint in your picture.
Busy isn’t success. It’s a lack of priority.
This is not only for self employed, but a lot of us in the creative industries are. Self employment definitely has its advantages, especially if you´re in the creative industry and lucky enough to do what you love most and get paid for it. The dangerous part: You easily get lost, finding yourself in a reactive state, answering every email that pops up on your iPhone, your head full of work and to do lists.
How much can you get out of a Compact Camera when it comes to Portrait Photography? I already did this test with my Canon G1x, now Canon Europe asked me to give it a try with the new Powershot G15. Again, i don´t intend to do a technical review about the G15, there are lot´s of great, detailled reviews out there. My main focus:
We are currently renovating our studio in vienna. Former a acrylic glass factory this studio still has a very industrial look, which is exactly what is sexy about this place. Can´t wait to finish this and show you some really nice pictures. In the meantime some iPhone shots from today.
When it comes to the question “lightmeter or not”, you don´t want to do just this one thing – don´t be that idiot telling others “what? you still use that thing?” or the other idiot saying “how can you say you´re a photographer if you don´t use a lightmeter”. There is no such radical and clear answer to the question if you use a lightmeter or not. So this post might be a bit longer.
Words you can find everywhere on the internet: DSLR cameras changed the way we shoot (and similar descriptions). It also changed the needs of course. What if you want to do some smooth and easy slider/dolly shots. You can choose between small sliders, or good old big fat dollys.