Diary of a Commercial Shoot. Day 1.

My alarm goes off. It’s blasting at me and it’s 3:45 this morning. I snooze till 3:56. Now I’m up, but barely. No shower. Pull on dirty bluejeans. Tshirt. Brush teeth. Some quick mat... See full article

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5 Types of Light Shapers and What They Do

Some of us have one, some of us don’t, but use one. I’m talking about a studio, and what do all studios have? Lights! Studio lights are quite different to speedlights; size and power outpu... See full article

Article from Light Stalking

Frame More Than Just Pictures Frame Pixels Too

[The debate continues about whether or not iPads are good portfolios for photographers and filmmakers. But those considerations aside, one thing I KNOW is that the iPad is great for is displaying phot... See full article

Article from Chase Jarvis Blog

What Gear Do You Really Need for Wedding Photography?

Wedding photography is one of the largest and most varied areas of photography around. Different photographers have different styles, and no wedding album will be exactly the same. Many wedding photog... See full article

Article from Light Stalking

Podcast 277 : Jumping Ship! Im Now a Mac User!

Firstly, I really need to apologize for the hiatus since the last Podcast episode was released on January 25, over a month ago. I know that some of you have probably been concerned that Id given up... See full article

Article from Martin Bailey Photography

Podcast 277 : Jumping Ship! Im Now a Mac User!

Firstly, I really need to apologize for the hiatus since the last Podcast episode was released on January 25, over a month ago. I know that some of you have probably been concerned that Id given up... See full article

Article from Martin Bailey Photography

Eriks HDSLR Video Essentials: the Zacuto Z-Finder

Our digital cinema guru, Erik, wanted to take a minute to chat gear with you. This is his second guest post, so please give him another warm welcome… This post is another installment of a series... See full article

Article from Chase Jarvis Blog

Which Photo is Better: A or B?

Alrighty. Regardless of the fact that this A or B series (here, here, and here) has been really interesting for us, helpful, and popular with you (the last such post received over 1000 comments in 24 ... See full article

Article from Chase Jarvis Blog

9 Unmissable Photographic Accessories for Your Mobile

Gone are the days when a computer was a used to connect to the world, a camera was used to take photos and a phone was used to call people. Today, you can do so much more with every device you own, an... See full article

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The Photo/Video Travel Drive: Dartanyons Essential Gear

Hey there y’all, Dartanyon here making a guest post appearance…In this installment of [my] Essential Gear, I’d like to talk about something I don’t leave home without: my tra... See full article

Article from Chase Jarvis Blog

What To Shoot When Theres Nothing To Shoot

(Hover your mouse pointer over the photos for notes.) I am of the school of thought that in order to become a truly excellent photographer, one must practice every single day. If the camera is only br... See full article

Article from Beyond Megapixels

Photography Gear Research

If you’re anything like me, you research the purchase of a new item of photography gear for a long time before making a decision. I researched for a month before deciding on the Canon 7D over th... See full article

Article from Beyond Megapixels

Audio is the New Video.

Ok: so this video by W+K for Nike is certainly cool. For one, it’s soccer. For two, it’s Andres Iniesta from FC Barcelona. For three, it was shot with a 6-video-camera 360-spherical rig, i... See full article

Article from Chase Jarvis Blog

Podcast 276 : A Chat with Syl Arena

Im really pleased today to be able to bring you a recording of a chat that I had with photographer Syl Arena this afternoon. Syl is like the Canon version of Joe McNally, and like Joe, his teaching... See full article

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Podcast 276 : A Chat with Syl Arena

Im really pleased today to be able to bring you a recording of a chat that I had with photographer Syl Arena this afternoon. Syl is like the Canon version of Joe McNally, and like Joe, his teaching... See full article

Article from Martin Bailey Photography

Podcast 275 : Xmas Party Portrait Shoot Part 2

On December 17th 2010, I did a portrait shoot at a Xmas party, where I set up my studio in a large room in a restaurant here in Tokyo, and ended up shooting nine groups of people. Last week we looked ... See full article

Article from Martin Bailey Photography

Podcast 275 : Xmas Party Portrait Shoot Part 2

On December 17th 2010, I did a portrait shoot at a Xmas party, where I set up my studio in a large room in a restaurant here in Tokyo, and ended up shooting nine groups of people. Last week we looked ... See full article

Article from Martin Bailey Photography

Podcast 274 : Xmas Party Portrait Shoot Part 1

On December 17th 2010, I did a portrait shoot at a Xmas party, where I set up my studio in a large room in a restaurant here in Tokyo, and ended up shooting nine groups of people. Today I’m goin... See full article

Article from Martin Bailey Photography

Podcast 274 : Xmas Party Portrait Shoot Part 1

On December 17th 2010, I did a portrait shoot at a Xmas party, where I set up my studio in a large room in a restaurant here in Tokyo, and ended up shooting nine groups of people. Today I’m goin... See full article

Article from Martin Bailey Photography

Chase Jarvis RAW: Aerial Photography Over New Zealand [video]

I originally started traveling to New Zealand for commercial photo and video work. Visually, there are few place on earth that exude the beauty of that place AND it has the benefit of being opposite s... See full article

Article from Chase Jarvis Blog

Podcast 267 : Silver Efex Pro in Use (Video)

Having used Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro, among other plugins for around a year and a half now, I have been meaning to talk more about this amazing plugin for some time. So today, we’re ... See full article

Article from Martin Bailey Photography

Podcast 266 : Signing Fine Art Prints and Canvases

Many times I’ve been asked how I sign my fine art prints, and having received an email recently from listener Tanya Mattson from Pennsylvania, USA, I decided to go into a little bit of detail on... See full article

Article from Martin Bailey Photography

Podcast 264 : Breathing Color Timeless Lamination Process (Video)

Following some great communication with the Breathing Color Team over the last week, here’s a video to share a new process for laminating Breathing Color Lyve Canvas with their Timeless Laminate... See full article

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Podcast 263 : Breathing Color Lyve Canvas/Timeless Laminate First Impressions

I’ve spent the last few days getting used to the Breathing Color Lyve Canvas and Timeless Laminate system and today share my thoughts, with some tips for using the system yourself. There’s... See full article

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Podcast 259 : Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6350 Printer Review

My new Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6350 large format printer was delivered on August 13, 2010. The first thing to note with this printer is it’s big! Not huge as far as really large format printers, l... See full article

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