After beginning his career by building elaborate photography sets and lighting setups in his living room, Clay Cook now shoots fashion and editorial spreads all around the world. Contrary to most photographers, Clay learned to shoot his first images using only artificial light and only later incorporated natural light into his work. This has given him a broad understanding of how to shape the lighting from any scene into a beautiful image.
This 2 DVD video set is nearly two full hours of in the field study of close-up and macro photography by master photographer and teacher Bob Guiliani. Bob spends much time reviewing the equipment needed for successful close-up and macro photography. He also examines the elements involved in creating elegant portraiture of flowers. (Which you could turn into beautiful art prints) You will learn many technical and practical tips from selecting the proper camera angle to creating perfect lighting on every exposure in all kinds of lighting situations.
Veteran Patagonia photographer Jeff Johnson is a surfer, climber, adventurer, and all-around outdoorsman who captures extreme experiences through incredible photographs. In this 40-minute class, Jeff shares his technique for capturing key “in-between” moments: the smaller, quieter, beautiful moments that make a great adventure like climbing, surfing, or cliff-hanging into a truly human adventure. Throughout the class, Jeff also shares his best photography practices for being prepared, capturing action, and conveying passion in your images. By the end, you’ll be both inspired and empowered to get out, experience the world, and photograph it from your unique perspective.
Every afternoon, I take a small break to enjoy tea and a biscuit. It's the simplest time of day, and it's my favorite to capture. In this assignment, you'll interpret, capture, and share that same experience—what "afternoon tea" means to you—in 3 photographs that tell a visual story. Lifestyle photography is all about photographing real moments of life in an artistic way, so be sure to use light to shape your mood, and select photographs that reveal different moments of your narrative. Especially around the holidays, capturing these small moments is a welcome reminder of simple things that are truly perfect.
David Ziser is back with a brand new, rapid-fire learning session comprised of the many wedding photography tips and tricks he's discovered in his 25-year career. In the end, you'll come away with an arsenal of solid techniques that you can put to work right away for better photos and higher profits.