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Category Archives: Video Tutorials
In my previous post I introduced you to this studio portrait, using 5 strobe lights. In this post I’ve developed a tutorial on the actual shoot with Terry, the model. This is the first part of a two part tutorial. In part two, I go through my post-process on this image in Photoshop.
Hi Gang, today’s post is an image and video tutorial of a photo I captured on Oct. 2, 2009 in Duluth Harbor. Some may recall the storm that passed through there and I showed up on the back side of it, when things had calmed just a little. The structure in this image is the Fort Whitney unloading dock, used in the 1920′s to unload sand and gravel dug from the bottom of Lake Superior. To get a more complete story and great black and white photo from 1920, click here.
This image is also available for purchase in print form at my fine art site, ACJ FINE ART PHOTO, exclusively in 16×24 inches on traditional metallic photographic paper or canvas!
I’ve produced a 12 minute tutorial on black and white photography and the production of today’s image. I hope you enjoy it.
Are you new to landscape photography? Want to add a new level of emotional content and more realistic capture to your landscape images? Try Split Neutral Density filters. In Part 2 of this TWO PART series Alec takes us all the way through the WHY and the HOW of these amazing filters.
Last night I presented to the Crosstown Camera Club. This 36 minute video is a screen capture of that talk. The discussion centers on identifying your value system in photography and reconnecting with it when you get in a rut with your creativity. This concept is presented in the context of my Street Photography, in which I also introduce several techniques used to accomplish this style of street photography.
I want to send a BIG THANK YOU out to the Crosstown Camera Club for having me, and for making it such an enjoyable evening.
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In this 11 minute video I discuss getting stuck in a rut, getting out of it and reconnecting with your purpose in photography. Two street portraits from Venice Beach are used as a context for this discussion.
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Are you new to landscape photography? Want to add a new level of emotional content and more realistic capture to your landscape images? Try Split Neutral Density filters. In this TWO PART series Alec takes us all the way through the WHY and the HOW of these amazing filters.
Ever been called a copy cat? During low points in your creation process rely on being a copy cat to keep your drive alive. In this tutorial, Alec goes to work “copying” the studio portrait style of Platon. You’ll learn the how and why of a specific and simple studio lighting setup using strobe lights, softboxes and reflectors.
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So old techniques are definitely worth revisiting and in this video tutorial Alec reintroduces us to the Slap Zoom technique with a new twist on it. You’ll find this video a jump start to your creative process.
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In this tutorial you learn the process of shooting stunning long exposure star trail images, as well as the equipment needed to do so. Alec also discuss some trap doors in this process that, if avoided, will save you from wasting a lot of time. You will get great, beautiful and provacative images every time.
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