Photography Masterclass Magazine Issue 64

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Hysteresis Media Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
editor’s note

Welcome to this edition of Photography Masterclass. As we know, photography is all about light. And some lighting situations can be more challenging than others. This is especially true where a light source behind your subject throws them into shadow. In this issue we look at how to get perfect lighting in these situations by effectively using fill flash. Also in this issue: Mistakes are common in photography. In an inspiration video tutorial, check out a checklist created for you to be able to avoid the worst of them so that you don’t mess up that perfect shot. In our expert guide, Jo Plumridge reveals 8 things she has learned from being a professional photographer. We were also lucky enough interview International Photography Awards ‘Photographer of the Year’, Alex Telfer. We feature a handpicked selection of…

1 min
editor’s choice

FRECKLES By: Jovana Rikalo Shot Details: Canon 5D Mark III, with Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM lens, at 135mm, f/2.2, 1/500 sec, ISO 200 Facebook | Instagram UNTITLED By: Victoria Bee Portfolio | Facebook GOLDEN HORDE By: Stanislav Petera Website | Facebook MONK I. By: Gergely Zsolnai Shot Details: Nikon D200, at 16mm, f/10, 1 sec, ISO 100 Portfolio | Website EYES TO THE SKY By: Ashley Holloway Model: Shohana Swortzel Shot Details: Olympus E-3, at 50mm, f/7.1, 1/80 sec, ISO 100 Portfolio NARROWLY MONOCHROMATIC By: Moisés Rodríguez Portfolio | Instagram PESHMINA GOATS GRAZING By: Manish Lakhani Shot Details: Nikon D700, with Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED lens, at 70mm, f/9, 1/320 sec, ISO 200 Portfolio | Website STRIPES By: Holger Nitschke Shot Details: Fujifilm GFX 50S, at 56mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO 250, -0.7 EV Portfolio | Instagram YOU CAN TURN BACK By: Sarah Ann Loreth Shot Details: Canon 5D Mark II, with Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens, at…

1 min
video photography mistakes: stop screwing up your shots!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Howdy! I’m Josh Cripps, head photo nerd here at Pro Photo Tips. I discovered nature photography in late 2006 and was instantly and irreversibly hooked. Somewhere along the way I discovered that I love teaching other photographers all the little tips, tricks, and chunks of knowledge I’ve learned over the years. And while I do love teaching workshops, in 2014 I decided I wanted to reach more photographers, and to help photographers around the world improve their skills. I recorded a few videos for YouTube and before I knew it they were surging in popularity and people were clamoring for more! It was clear there was a huge need in the world for simple, well-thought out photography tips, and voila! Pro Photo Tips was born.…

5 min
8 things i’ve learned from being a professional photographer

When you’ve been a professional photographer for longer than you care to remember, as is the case for me, you learn a few things along the way! In this article, we’ll look at some of the things that I consider essential, as well as a few things that might put a wry smile on your face. BACK IT UP We live in a digital age and I honestly can’t think of anything more important than backing up your work. Computers are not infallible and if you only store your work on your hard drive, you could be in for a broken heart if the whole system crashes. Back up your work and then back it up again! There are a wealth of options – portable hard drives, time capsules, cloud storage and good…

3 min
masterclass get perfect lighting using fill-in flash

GAIA By: Luca Foscili Model: Gaia Marini Shot Details: Due to strong sunlight, I used an 8 Stop ND filter. The flash was into a beauty dish positioned on the right of the frame (model’s left). My Nikon SB-700 speedlight was controlled remotely with an infrared YongNuo unit. Nikon D800, with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G lens, at 82mm, f/2, 1/250 sec, ISO 400 Portfolio | Website WINTER SKIN By: Juan García Shot Details: Taken with a speedlight SB-800 to 1/8 and a softbox 40 x 40 cm. Nikon D7100, at 50mm, f/10, 1/250 sec, ISO 200 Portfolio | Website DIANA By: Andrea Carretta Shot Details: Canon 6D, with Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM lens, at 85mm, f/2.2, 1/100 sec, ISO 100 Portfolio | Instagram MY VEINS ARE CONNECTED TO THE WALL By: Paul Keur Shot Details: You can get great results with just…

6 min
get perfect lighting using fill-in flash

Digital cameras are extremely clever things but even they can be defeated by some situations. A camera can’t see things in the same way as our eyes and has to judge a scene as an overall whole. One of the problems you might come across is when the ambient light source is behind your subject and throws them into shadow. The camera will recognise the ambient light and presume that there is enough light to illuminate the whole scene, which will underexpose your subject and potentially leave your subject as a silhouette. This is one of the main areas where using some ‘fill-in’ flash can be useful. WHAT IS FILL-IN FLASH? Essentially, fill-in flash is where you override your camera and force it to use the flash. (You can also use an external…