Stream

PhotographyTalk

DIY: Tech, Tuts, and Tips  - 
 
So if you are working on a budget, or simply want to do something a little different, or adventurous… keep reading.
http://ow.ly/4neyEe
 
So if you are working on a budget, or simply want to do something a little different, or adventurous… keep reading.
http://ow.ly/4neyEe
Most people are aware that as soon as they start planning their wedding, they're going to have to set aside a few thousand dollars for the wedding photographer. That alone can be a tough burden on the wedding budget. What if I told you there's a way of saving money on your wedding photography? It involves letting go of the idea of hiring an expensive professional. But don't panic yet. I'm not saying you should strap on a GoPro on your wedding day...
5
1
John Simon's profile photo
Add a comment...

PhotographyTalk

DIY: Tech, Tuts, and Tips  - 
 
 
Here are five of the most important items to rely on as a serious amateur or pro photographer.http://ow.ly/4mXIw8
 
Here are five of the most important items to rely on as a serious amateur or pro photographer. http://ow.ly/4mXIw8
As much as everyone likes to advocate that it's not the gear that takes the photos, it would be naive to assume it doesn't play a huge part in the creative process of any successful photographer. Good gear is always going to make your life easier. That's not to say it will ever replace talent, skill and experience. It won't. So study and shoot a lot before you take your credit card for a wild ride in the local camera store. With that said, it's a...
6
Add a comment...

PhotographyTalk

Lighting/Staging/Set Design  - 
 
First light modifiers that photographers work with and associated with the learning process of studio photography
http://ow.ly/10uz4a
 
First light modifiers that photographers work with and associated with the learning process of studio photography
http://ow.ly/10uz4a
Umbrellas are underestimated by many enthusiasts and advanced amateurs. That's probably because they're the first light modifiers that most photographers work with and they're generally associated with the learning process of studio photography. Indeed, I recommend umbrellas to anyone who wants to try studio photography, but I still use them today after many years of working in the studio. If you're just starting out and don't know much about us...
2
Add a comment...

PhotographyTalk

DIY: Tech, Tuts, and Tips  - 
 
We’ve put together the following list of six common problems that your camera desperately needs you to address http://ow.ly/ZEDc4
 
We’ve put together the following list of six common problems that your camera desperately needs you to address http://ow.ly/ZEDc4
Even though today’s cameras are incredibly high-tech, there remain some areas in which their owners misuse them. Whether it’s shooting in JPEG rather than in RAW or neglecting to use the histogram to check the exposure, there are all sorts of things that your camera would love to tell you if only it had the ability. We’ve put together the following list of six common problems that your camera desperately needs you to address. If Your Photos Aren’...
1
1
PhotographyTalk's profile photo
Add a comment...

Jeannie Nadja

DIY: Tech, Tuts, and Tips  - 
 
Another styling tip video on using fabric in your shoots :)
5
1
prewat samak's profile photo
Add a comment...

Jeannie Nadja

DIY: Tech, Tuts, and Tips  - 
 
Just a quick styling tips video showing how I used fabric tape in a couple of shoots.
4
1
LADYLARONDA MAESTRO's profile photoprewat samak's profile photo
 
Thank you...  <3  Love it.
Add a comment...
 
Beautiful Sedona Arizona styled maternity session. Alisha Dawn Photography, www.alishadphotography.com
6
lane langmade's profile photo
Add a comment...

Paul Johnston

Outdoor Shots & Landscape  - 
 
Temple of Love ! - Laguna Gloria

Model Rachelle at the once entry gates to the Texas State Capitol.

This gate which was one of two Texas Capitol entry gates purchased by Clara Driscoll is located near the gazebo, Temple of Love, at Laguna Gloria (Austin, Texas).

Credits:

Model - Rachelle Pitman
Photographer - +Paul Johnston 

#lagunagloria  #claradriscoll  #atx  #austintexas  #texascapitol #austinchamberofcommerce  #newsstory  #austinnewsstory #austin
14
Paul Johnston's profile photo
17 comments
 
Thank you Lucelly Osorio Meneces !
Add a comment...

Jeannie Nadja

Wardrobe/Costume/Props  - 
 
Her headpiece is actually a decorative piece for around a candle that I picked up in a clearance bin at Michael's the other year...  Just attached it with a few clips and bobby pins :)
11
1
prewat samak's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
couple at home
5
Add a comment...
 
"Daydream"
#supergirl 
16
4
Suparno Sanyal's profile photoprewat samak's profile photo
Add a comment...

About this community

Style It!, Shoot It!, ...Share It! This is our original sharing community. To participate in and JOIN our 2014 masterpiece project and to play the Style It! Challenges and bi-weekly spotlight studies please visit our private SUB community #StyleItMP4 and request to be added! https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/103832206131235438171 ------------------- Are you a creative person - designer, crafter, builder, maker, artist AS WELL as a photographer and/or visual artist? Do you love to make, stage & shoot highly stylized shots, conceptual photography as well as portraits (& self portraits) for fun and for professional development? Do you work in the design field as anything from make-up, lighting, or set builder and beyond, and want to share your ideas with a creative group? Then join us! HI my name is Lane Langmade (+lane langmade) and this is Style It! Style It is a community group of creative, crafty, artistic and technophile people who love social media, G+ and are using these formats to develop artistic/photographic concepts or ‘scenes’ and execute them. We then get to share our work to this community of like-minded people for review, feedback and celebration! This visual artist and community is specifically design for those folks who don’t simply ‘find’ shots but rather ‘create’ them or build them. I.e. Every shot posted here will have something that the photographer added to it to make it unique one of a kind -- whether building/creating the props or fashion within the scene or modifying ‘found shots’ through processing and making it their own. From sketch (or figment in your imagination) to digital file… this is your place to work on and build concepts, get help with your designs and making stuff, share tips for lighting technique, composition, digital processing, post outtakes or prelims for review & feedback and so much more! We will hold monthly theme events where everyone can post their 'styled' shot with their own signature art direction to it! Each monthly theme challenge will include and combine the following: 1. One 'artistic' or thematic idea or prop/subject such as Food Fashion Animals Holidays Colors Landscape Floral Seasons Concepts Music Technical & technique Film & much more.. AS WEL AS 2. One practical/technical challenge. How to participate in the fun: * Join the Style it, Shoot it, Share it community * Wait for the monthly theme event announcement and attend! * Work on your masterpiece for the month… * Post it to our event album when it goes live! The first theme announcement & event invite will be January 2 (so save the date) and your work will be due February 2nd 2013 We can’t wait! See you in January!! Lane

PhotographyTalk

DIY: Tech, Tuts, and Tips  - 
 
8 Traits that Make a Good Wedding Photographer Great http://ow.ly/10EA0O
 
8 Traits that Make a Good Wedding Photographer Great http://ow.ly/10EA0O
Ask the top pro wedding shooters the secrets to their success and you might be surprised tp find that most of them won't have anything to do with photography skills. Yes, it's important to be more than moderately skilled with your photo gear. In the final analysis, though, there are hundreds of technically expert photographers out there who never become more than good at weddings. The reasons generally have to do with traits other than photo skil...
3
Add a comment...

PhotographyTalk

DIY: Tech, Tuts, and Tips  - 
 
 
The best way to buy a DSLR camera is not to buy it first – the lens is first - Click to read more
http://ow.ly/10m6DN
 
The best way to buy a DSLR camera is not to buy it first – the lens is first - Click to read more
http://ow.ly/10m6DN
Ultimately, the best way to buy a DSLR camera is not to buy it first – the lens is first because it must be carefully matched with the kind of images you want to shoot. Now, if you bought backwards, as many new and hobbyist DSLR shooters do, then you won’t lose your DSLR photography membership card. It’s likely you bought your DSLR bundled with an 18–55mm, 18–105mm, 18–135mm or 18–140mm lens, depending on the manufacturer. All of these “kit” lens...
5
Add a comment...

PhotographyTalk

DIY: Tech, Tuts, and Tips  - 
 
When you are done watching this video, grab one of your dull photos, bring it back to life, then share it on PhotographyTalk. We’d love to see your before and after!
http://ow.ly/Zzl1c
 
When you are done watching this video, grab one of your dull photos, bring it back to life, then share it on PhotographyTalk. We’d love to see your before and after!
http://ow.ly/Zzl1c
One of the things I don't really like about digital photography is the surprise element. You think you are in complete control over every aspect of capturing a photo, but sometimes that's not true. I'm sure there are many of you who have had the unpleasant surprise of returning home from what seemed to be an amazing shoot, with great light and colors, only to realize that your camera saw things a little different and very dull. Recommended Camer...
3
1
PhotographyTalk's profile photo
Add a comment...

Paul Johnston

Processing/Compositing/Special Effects  - 
 
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose,
By any other word would smell as sweet. - William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Model Chantelle provides a beautiful face in a window setting to get creative.

Lighting -

Lighting is mainly back light from a window Chantelle is sitting in.  To the right of the photographer is a large white reflector.

Processing -

Once initial tweaking was done in Lightroom, the creative concept became apparent of having the feel of the subject bathed in brightly back lit sunshine with a quality of almost rinsed in lens flare.  Also, it became a nice portrait of Chantelle's wonderful face by cropping the original image.  By cropping some of the distracting window and studio elements went away.  

After the initial tweaking and lens correction was done, the image was brought into Photoshop for final processing.  Each processing step was placed on its layer so that each step could be viewed later to see if its impact was contributing to the desired overall end results.

A layer for blending skin colorations between uneven light/shadow areas of the skin was created.  Color sampling was done on certain areas of the face and a lighter skin tone was painted on to some areas to more evenly blend the skin tone.  The opacity of the soft brush was set to only 3%.

Next a non destructive dodge/burn layer was created with a 50% grey fill.  After dodge/burning was done, adjustment layers of Levels and Brightness/Contrast were done followed by a adjustment layer of Hue/Saturation.  Saturation was lowered to -20% on the Master hue.  This is where the overall pastel look of the image comes from.

Next a stamp layer was created which incorporated all the processing steps up to this point.  A Gaussian blur of 3.3 pixel radius was applied to layer and then a black mask applied to layer which negated the blur.  A 3% white brush was used to paint onto the black mask allowing some of the blur to show.

Another stamp layer was created   Above this a sepia photo filter adjustment layer was created with a sepia level of 13.

Credits -

Model - +Chantelle Lunn 

Wardrobe - +Robin n Marc Binder 

Photographer - +Paul Johnston 

#portrait  #glamour  #modelshoot  
10
Paul Johnston's profile photo
9 comments
 
Thank you Lucelly Osorio Meneces !
Add a comment...

Paul Johnston

Lighting/Staging/Set Design  - 
 
Gone With The Wind - Texas Style !

Model Chantelle adds her beauty to a November sunset at a hill country ranch in Fredericksburg, Texas.  

Lighting was a beauty dish to the upper right about 5 feet from model. A fairly slow shutter speed of 1/80 of a second was used to help record the sunset light.   Initial processing was done in Lightroom and then brought into Photoshop for final editing.

Credits:

Model - +Chantelle Lunn 

Wardrobe - +Robin n Marc Binder 

Makeup Artists - +Heather Alcala' ; +Alicia Perez-Guevara ; Heather                                  Boilek

Lighting - Eric Wilson

Photographer - +Paul Johnston 

#chantellelunn    #Fredericksburg    #Texas    #hillcountry  
14
2
Paul Johnston's profile photoTiger 800's profile photoВера Богомолова's profile photo
11 comments
 
Thank you Lucelly Osorio Meneces !
Add a comment...

Jeannie Nadja

Wardrobe/Costume/Props  - 
 
my solstice goddess headpiece :)
14
Add a comment...

Paul Johnston

Wardrobe/Costume/Props  - 
 
Winter Time Fashion !

Model Brenda looking  sharp for our winter catalog shoot.  She is wearing a beige sweater dress with a tan lamb's wool winter hat.  This trendy look is complemented by her long flowing blond hair.


Lighting:

Two studio lights, left/right, on white background, 7 inch reflectors, .5 stops over front lighting.

Two strip lights, left/right and behind model pointing at her sides, intensity equal to front lighting.

Overhead 24" x 36" soft box, 1 stop over front lighting.

Two extreme silver PLM 86" umbrellas with diffusion sock, left/right at front, set equal distance from model, 45 degrees to model


*Credits:

Model/Wardrobe: +Brenda Lysiane 
Makeup/Hair:  +priscila bustos 
Studio Owner/Photographer's Assistant:  Monica Smith
+Juju Smith   / +jujufotofactory 
Photographer:  +Paul Johnston 

#fashion   #catalog   #model   #modelshoot   #glamour #winter
10
Paul Johnston's profile photo
12 comments
 
Thank you Lucelly Osorio Meneces !
Add a comment...

Glessner Photography

Outdoor Shots & Landscape  - 
 
 
Glessner Photography- Somerset Pa Engagement Photographers
Who said that engagement pictures had to be bright and cheery? I say, "bring on the dark, dramatic romance"!  Photos taken at The Hayloft in Rockwood Pa.  Click here to see more photos from their session:  http://www.ebglessner.com/blog/2015/10/a-country-engagement-session-at-the-hayloft-in-rockwood-pa-glessner-photography

#engagement   #engagementphotography   #couples   #dark   #dramaticskies   #stormyclouds   #photography  
9
1
Kitten KaboodleInc's profile photo‫مغغ م‬‎'s profile photo
Add a comment...

Jeannie Nadja

Wardrobe/Costume/Props  - 
 
These are more tips for styling/creativity than lighting or technical things. I feel others are way more knowledgeable in those areas and have fantastic tutorials/classes out there for the techy stuff!   just wanted to post about the little extra things that I do :)
7
Add a comment...