Photographer Greg Williams on How He Photographed Kate Winslet

Celebrity portrait photographer Greg Williams explains the process of how he got this shot of actress Kate Winslet. This was shot for Madame Figaro. You see Kate shot through a doorframe, visible at the top and right-hand side. What we call a dirty foreground. The house we used has glass floors which we’re below. I love Read MoreRead More

Improving Composition with Tonal Contrast

Looking to improve the look of your photography and filmmaking… try deliberately playing with tonal contrast – especially important when working in black and white: If you were to ask me for two ways that you could improve the composition of your photos, the first piece of advice I would give you is to keep Read MoreRead More

How to Create an Indoor Blizzard

Commercial photographer Joey L. demonstrates how he achieved the look of a blistery winter snowstorm safely inside a New York Studio space. I wanted to create a dramatic portrait series of “arctic explorers” which appeared to be taken outside in a blizzard. The concept for this shoot was something I’ve been mulling over for quite Read MoreRead More

11 Common Lens Errors and How You Can Avoid Them

With DSLRs becoming so popular for filmmaking, many filmmakers are turning to photography to brush up on their visual skills. But sometimes those photos just don’t come out the way we want to – it may be a lens error. Common Lens Error No. 1: Blurred image If you mount a long focal length or Read MoreRead More

DIY Still Life Folding Table for under $30

Here’s a creative project for a simple foldable infinite white setup up for small still life photography. A few years ago I started shooting for microstock sites. My main focus was vivid still life with white background photographs. This is why I started looking around for a nice and cheap still life table. After a Read MoreRead More

Chicago Sun-Times Lays off Photography Staff

Everybody carries around a camera in their phone – citizen journalism is everywhere. Is it really any surprise that a newpaper organization lets go of their entire photography staff? The Chicago Sun-Times laid off its entire full-time photography staff Thursday, including a Pulitzer Prize winner, in a move that the newspaper’s management said resulted from Read MoreRead More

Where to Position that Horizon?

Composition can be a tough thing for the beginning filmmaker. Here are a few tips from the photography world on where to compose the horizon with some visual examples. Horizons can be quite divisive, both in terms of composition and opinion.  If used correctly, a horizon will either add to a composition or go unnoticed, Read MoreRead More

Making a Movie Without a Hollywood Budget and Big Crew

This B&H seminar provides information on how to take a personal project from concept to reality and maximize its potential in the marketplace. Gail Mooney’s film Opening Our Eyes won Best Documentary at the 2012 Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival, Best Documentary at the 2012 Orlando Film Festival, Utopian Visionary Award at the 2012 Read MoreRead More

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