Thursday, June 23, 2016

ON PSYPHOTOLOGY - MAKE PEOPLE LOOK NATURAL, RELAXED, AND CONFIDENT IN FRONT OF YOUR LENS

ON PSYPHOTOLOGY - MAKE PEOPLE LOOK NATURAL, RELAXED, AND CONFIDENT IN FRONT OF YOUR LENS

There are four types of people behind the camera:

>> People who own it - They are super confident and love having their pictures taken.
>> People who pose - Which can be usually detected by their huge cheesy grin.
>> People who diminish - They just seem too short of shrink in front of the camera.
>> People who run - They just do not want anything to do with the camera at all.



READ ON AND WATCH VIDEO...

The secret is to ask questions that turn our clients focus on to their turning point in life so we can reframe their thinking.

We can actually take them to a different emotional state. So here are the two questions that I gleaned from the video that I’m using in my photography now.

1. What do you think was the biggest turning point in your life?

2. Please finish the statement - I am a person who…

Be a good listener. Listen to their answers then ask some questions. Take a few shots before doing this then take a few shots after and, I’m sure you’ll see a remarkable difference. Here’s the video which I personally think is amazing.


Sunday, March 27, 2016

CREADOS IGUALES I [CREATED EQUAL I]


1. An astronaut vs. an alien abductee
1. Un astronauta vs. una extranjera secuestrada



2. A ballerina vs. a boxer
2. Una bailariba de ballet vs. un boxeador



3 .A subway musician vs. a musician from a brass band
3. Un músico en el metro vs. un músico de una banda de escuela



4. A polygamist vs. a pimp
4. Un polígamo vs. un vividor/ cabrón/ gigolo


5. An underwear model vs. a plus-size woman wearing an all-in-one
5. Una modelo de ropa interior vs. una mujer que viste de todo


6. Amish teenagers vs. punk teenagers
6. Adolescentes 'Amish' vs. adolescentes 'punk'


7. A body-builder vs. a farmer
7. Un físico culturista vs. un granjero


8. Nuns vs. prostitutes
8. Monjas vs. prostitutas

CREADOS IGUALES I
DEL FOTOGRAFO NORTEAMERICANO MARK LAITA
Si mira con atención verá que incluso dos opuestos exactos tienen algo en común. El fotógrafo norteamericano Mark Laita desarrolló un proyecto fotográfico especial a esta idea fundamental.
El la denominó 'CREADOS IGUALES.'
Laita desarrolló este proyecto durante el curso de 8 años. Durante es periódo, visitó 48 estados aquí en los Estados Unidos registrando imágenes de personas de todos los tipos que conoció durante esta aventura.. Luego de haber colectado miles de tomas y una rigurosa selección de las mejores, el fotógrafo presentó sus observaciones al mundo en un libro titulado con el mismo nombre del proyecto.
Existen dos imágenes representativas de mundos opuestos en cada página, que demuestran el impresionante contraste entre las profesiones, apariencias y estilos de vida que vemos en nuestra sociedad global.
Las imágenes nos llevan a pensar las que las similitudes entre nosotros eran absolutamente iguales hace un par de años atrás cuando nos presentamos al mundo, hasta que nuestro ambiente y nuestras circunstancias o destino nos modelaron de manera diferente en los caracteres o personajes individuales en lo que nos hemos convertido hoy.
Es considerado uno de los mejores proyectos fotográficos que se ha visto respecto de la fascinante diversidad de nuestro mundo.
CREATED EQUAL I
BY AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER MARK KAITA
If you look closely enough, you will see that even exact opposites have something in common. American photographer Mark Laita devoted a special photography project to this fundamental idea.
He called it ’CREATED EQUAL’.
Laita worked on the project over the course of eight years. During this period, he visited forty-eight American states, taking photos of all kinds of people he met along the way. After collecting several thousand photos and selecting the best ones, the photographer presented his observations to the world in a book with the same name as the project itself.
There are two photos of representatives from opposing worlds on each page, demonstrating the striking contrast between professions, appearances, and lifestyles we see throughout our global society.
The images compel us to think about how absolutely all of us were all equal a few short years ago, when we first appeared in this world, until our different and changing environment,
circumstances or personal fate molded us all into the unique individuals we are today.
Considered to be one of the best photo projects ever seen about our fascinating and diverse world.

.

CREADOS IGUALES II [CREATED EQUAL II]


9. A CEO vs. a courier
9. Presidente Ejecutivo de una Empresa vs. mensajero


10. A French chef vs. a street vendor
10. Chef francés vs. un vendedor de la calle


11. Mariachi singers vs. Elvis impersonators
11. Banda de Mariachis vs. Imitadores de Elvis Presley


12. A motorcycle gang vs. altar boys
12. Pandilla de motociclistas vs. monaguillos


13. A bank robber vs. policemen
13. Un asaltante de bancos vs. oficiales de policía


14. A college graduate vs. an expelled high school student
14. Un graduado de la universidad vs. un alumno expulsado del colegio


15. A poor family vs. a rich family
15. UnaFamilia pobre vs. una familia rica


16. A Baptist churchgoer vs. a white supremacist
16. Feligrés de la iglesia bautista vs. un supremascista blanco

CREADOS IGUALES II
DEL FOTOGRAFO NORTEAMERICANO MARK LAITA
Si mira con atención verá que incluso dos opuestos exactos tienen algo en común. El fotógrafo norteamericano Mark Laita desarrolló un proyecto fotográfico especial a esta idea fundamental.
El la denominó 'CREADOS IGUALES.'
Laita desarrolló este proyecto durante el curso de 8 años. Durante es periódo, visitó 48 estados aquí en los Estados Unidos registrando imágenes de personas de todos los tipos que conoció durante esta aventura.. Luego de haber colectado miles de tomas y una rigurosa selección de las mejores, el fotógrafo presentó sus observaciones al mundo en un libro titulado con el mismo nombre del proyecto.
Existen dos imágenes representativas de mundos opuestos en cada página, que demuestran el impresionante contraste entre las profesiones, apariencias y estilos de vida que vemos en nuestra sociedad global.
Las imágenes nos llevan a pensar las que las similitudes entre nosotros eran absolutamente iguales hace un par de años atrás cuando nos presentamos al mundo, hasta que nuestro ambiente y nuestras circunstancias o destino nos modelaron de manera diferente en los caracteres o personajes individuales en lo que nos hemos convertido hoy.
Es considerado uno de los mejores proyectos fotográficos que se ha visto respecto de la fascinante diversidad de nuestro mundo.
CREATED EQUAL II
BY AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER MARK LAITA
If you look closely enough, you will see that even exact opposites have something in common. American photographer Mark Laita devoted a special photography project to this fundamental idea.
He called it ’CREATED EQUAL’.
Laita worked on the project over the course of eight years. During this period, he visited forty-eight American states, taking photos of all kinds of people he met along the way. After collecting several thousand photos and selecting the best ones, the photographer presented his observations to the world in a book with the same name as the project itself.
There are two photos of representatives from opposing worlds on each page, demonstrating the striking contrast between professions, appearances, and lifestyles we see throughout our global society.
The images compel us to think about how absolutely all of us were all equal a few short years ago, when we first appeared in this world, until our different and changing environment,
circumstances or personal fate molded us all into the unique individuals we are today.
Considered to be one of the best photo projects ever seen about our fascinating and diverse world.

.

CREADOS IGUALES III [CREATED EQUAL III]


17. A homeless man vs. a real estate developer
17. Un vagabundo vs. un inversionista en bienes raíces



18. A marine vs. a war veteran
18. Un infante de marina vs. un veterano de guerra


19. A fur trapper vs. a lady with a dog
19. Un trampero vs mujer con mascota


20. A county fair livestock show contestant vs. a Cajun man
20. Un concursante en la feria de animales domésticos de granja vs. un acadiano de Luisiana



21. A fortune-teller vs. an executioner
21. Una adivina vs. un verdugo



22. A philosopher vs. an automobile mechanic
22. Un filósofo vs. un mecánico automótriz


23. A barber vs. a beauty salon employee
23. Un barbero vs. un estilista

CREADOS IGUALES II
DEL FOTOGRAFO NORTEAMERICANO MARK LAITA
Si mira con atención verá que incluso dos opuestos exactos tienen algo en común. El fotógrafo norteamericano Mark Laita desarrolló un proyecto fotográfico especial a esta idea fundamental.
El la denominó 'CREADOS IGUALES.'
Laita desarrolló este proyecto durante el curso de 8 años. Durante es periódo, visitó 48 estados aquí en los Estados Unidos registrando imágenes de personas de todos los tipos que conoció durante esta aventura.. Luego de haber colectado miles de tomas y una rigurosa selección de las mejores, el fotógrafo presentó sus observaciones al mundo en un libro titulado con el mismo nombre del proyecto.
Existen dos imágenes representativas de mundos opuestos en cada página, que demuestran el impresionante contraste entre las profesiones, apariencias y estilos de vida que vemos en nuestra sociedad global.
Las imágenes nos llevan a pensar las que las similitudes entre nosotros eran absolutamente iguales hace un par de años atrás cuando nos presentamos al mundo, hasta que nuestro ambiente y nuestras circunstancias o destino nos modelaron de manera diferente en los caracteres o personajes individuales en lo que nos hemos convertido hoy.
Es considerado uno de los mejores proyectos fotográficos que se ha visto respecto de la fascinante diversidad de nuestro mundo.
CREATED EQUAL II
BY AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER MARK LAITA
If you look closely enough, you will see that even exact opposites have something in common. American photographer Mark Laita devoted a special photography project to this fundamental idea.
He called it ’CREATED EQUAL’.
Laita worked on the project over the course of eight years. During this period, he visited forty-eight American states, taking photos of all kinds of people he met along the way. After collecting several thousand photos and selecting the best ones, the photographer presented his observations to the world in a book with the same name as the project itself.
There are two photos of representatives from opposing worlds on each page, demonstrating the striking contrast between professions, appearances, and lifestyles we see throughout our global society.
The images compel us to think about how absolutely all of us were all equal a few short years ago, when we first appeared in this world, until our different and changing environment,
circumstances or personal fate molded us all into the unique individuals we are today.
Considered to be one of the best photo projects ever seen about our fascinating and diverse world.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

HOW TO UNDERSTAND ISO, APERTURE, AND SHUTTER SPEED WITH A BONUS CHEAT SHEET


How To Understand ISO, Aperture And, Shutter Speed with Bonus Cheat Sheet









Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A PORTRAIT SESSION WITH A TWIST [RETRATO FOTOGRAFICO CON UN GIRO INESPERADO]




"Una fotografía es el resultado de la visión de la persona detrás de la cámara."

"Una fotografía es el resultado de la visión de la persona detrás de la cámara
 más que lo que está en frente de ella."

Six points of view. / "Seis puntos de vista."

"Todos vemos algo diferente."

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

MEET MOVI, THE LIVE EVENT CAMERA...


Meet Movi, the live event camera. 
Edit video on the fly. Stream live or share later.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

NOVEAU NIKON D5: 20Mp, 102400 ISO, 100 COLLIMATEURS AF, VIDEO 4K… ?


[18 NOVEMBRE 2015]

Nikon annonce l’arrivée prochaine de son nouveau boîtier pro Nikon D5. Le fer de lance de la gamme pro devrait donc logiquement arriver en début d’année 2016 si j’en crois les diverses informations recueillies lors du récent Salon de la Photo de Paris.

Nouveau Nikon D5 : 20Mp, 102400 ISO, 100 collimateurs AF... ?



Nikon D5 : Je suis… l’avenir

Un peu moins de deux ans après l’annonce du Nikon D4s, c’est donc son successeur Nikon D5 qui fait la Une de l’actualité photo de cette fin d’année.
En guise d’actu il s’agit plutôt pour le moment d’un effet d’annonce visant probablement à couper l’herbe sous le pied de certains concurrents puisque Nikon a annoncé le développement en cours du Nikon D5. Ce qui n’était plus un secret pour personne devient donc une annonce officielle sans que la marque ne dévoile pour autant la moindre caractéristique technique.
Le prochain CES de Las Vegas début 2016 devrait être l’occasion pour Nikon de lever le voile sur le Nikon D5 et de montrer ainsi sa capacité à innover une fois de plus. Si j’en crois les quelques informations recueillies lors du Salon de la Photo auprès de Benoît de Dieuleveult, Directeur Général de Nikon France, Nikon devrait justifier son statut de leader du marché photo en 2016!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

JAPAN'S FIRT FEMALE PHOTOJOURNALIST IS STILL SHOOTING AT THE AGE OF 101

Tsuneko Sasamoto is a renowned Japanese photographer who is considered to be her country’s first female photojournalist, documenting pre- and post-war Japan since becoming a professional shooter at the age of 25.

Sasamoto also has the distinction of being one of the oldest photographers on Earth: she just turned 101 years old in September, and she’s still making photos.

“You should never become lazy. It’s essential to remain positive about your life and never give up,” Sasamoto tells NHK. “You need to push yourself and stay aware, so you can move forward. That’s what I want people to know.”

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LA PRIMERA REPORTERA GRAFICA DE JAPON TODAVIA TOMA FOTOGRAFIAS A SUS 101 AÑOS DE EDAD

Tsuneko Sasamoto, reconocida fotógrafa japonesa es considerada como la primera reportera gráfica de sus país, documentó Japón de la pre y post guerra desde que se convirtió en fotógrafa profesional a la edad de 25 años.

Sasamoto tiene el mérito de ser una de las fotógrafas más antiguas del planeta: cumplió sus101 años de edad en septiembre y como en sus mejores tiempos, sigue fotografiando.

"No nos debemos dejar estar. Es fundamental tener una visión positiva y no darnos por vencido frente a la vida," reafirmó Sasamoto a NHK. Debemos motivarnos y mantenernos alerta, de modo que podamos progresar. Eso e so es lo más importante."

VER MAS...



Sunday, July 19, 2015

SEEING IS BELIEVING [VER PARA CREER]

SEEING IS BELIEVING / VER  PARA CREER

Diferentes opciones para controlar, fotografiar y realizar videos de alta resolución (HD)
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Different options for control, photography, and stunning HD videos



LILY es el primera cámara lanzable voladora tipo drone auto controlada. Permite crear filmanciones videográficas que estana reservadas previamente única y exclusivamente para camarógrafos profesionales. LILY es a prueba de agua, ultraportátil y realizar sorprendentes fimaciones en alta deficición (HD). Este video presenta tres (3) opciones.
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LILY is the world's first throw-and-shoot camera. It lets anyone create cinematic footage previously reserved for professional filmmakers. Lily is waterproof, ultra-portable, and shoots stunning HD pictures and videos.  This video shows three (3) alternatives for these devices.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

AURORA LITE BANK SPEEDBOUNCE 30 & 40 [ENGLISH VERSION ONLY]



AURORA LITE BANK SPEED BOUNCERS 30 & 40. Check the size of diffusser compared to the flash unit.

 

AURORA LITE BANK

OPTIMAL LIGHT MODIFIER FOR SHOE MOUNTED FLASH UNITS

Portable light modifiers for speedlight were flooded in the market to meet the demand of speedlight users for soft or bounced light. They worked in terms of portability but compact size did not help to bring sufficient light over large subjects. Speedbounce is designed to overcome this problem.Without losing out exposure, Speedbounce delivers soft and even light to your subject eliminating unwanted high light or nasty shadows.

SPEEDBOUNCE 30 By AURORA LITE BANK

SPEEDBOUNCE 40 By AURORA LITE BANK

Speedbounce is even more portable than those small softboxes already in the market. It twists folds down to less than 1/2 of its size and comes in a round carrying case. Set up is simple as Speedbounce will spring open automatically. A non slippery strap comes included, along with a few others adhesive Velcro® fasteners you can easily install it over the Flash head; it leaves no mark on your speedlight and yet is strong enough to hold the Speedbounce steady against wind.

SpeedBounce is offered in two different sizes: 30cms. diameter and 40cms. diameter. Both are ideal size for portrait shooting indoor as well as outdoor or location. There are instances in which I use two (2) or four 4). But I keep my lighting setup simple that looks natural. I usually use a three (3) light setup: 
two (2 Flash units + Speedbounce diffussers) and one (1) direct Flash for the background or to rim light the subject. And what I like the most is the ease of use to blend fill in Flash with ambient light.

The way each unit is designed is the same with conventional softbox in terms of lighting effect. Back and column are made with black/ silver material for reflection and front diffuser is made with Aurora standard diffusing material for soft and even lighting.


Off camera flash + SPEEDBOUNCE 30 zoomed at 24mm. 45°to the left on a light stand indoors

Off camera flash + SPEEDBOUNCE 40 zoomed at 105mm. 45°to the left on a light stand outdoors
Before I was able to use them as part of my camera and lighting equipment, I decide to do some shot tests:


Off camera flash + SPEEDBOUNCE 30 zoomed @ 24mm 45° left on a light stand 1/8 power

Off camera flash + SPEEDBOUNCE 30 zoomed @ 24mm 45° left on a light stand 1/4 power

Off camera flash + SPEEDBOUNCE 30 zoomed @ 24mm 45° left on a light stand 1/2 power

Off camera DIRECT  Flash zoomed @ 24mm 45° left on a light stand 1/8 power
Although I did test the diffussers at other settings, I did not find major differences but slight differences which will vary on camera equipment, lens, distance, light setup, personal preferences, etc. However, For the style of photography I do and like most, these ultra light weight diffussers were right to my demands, use, and abuse. Most important I was absolutely satisfied and delighted with the results. I have been using them for a month and half under different situations, but mostly on location portraiture.

One light color portrait black and white, now check my final creative version below under Sample Images

One light portrait black and white, now check my final creative version below under Sample Images
I found that for my personal preferences sometimes a ½~1 stop under or overexposure – depending on the subject - was the right exposure or my preferred shot to work with or as a final image.
Its unique circular shape creates a round eye catch creating a lively look on the subject. Much shallower than conventional light, contrast is higher and yet it is as soft as conventional light.


KYLIS, TATTO ARTIST. Check the nice and lively catchlight in the subject's eyes.
 Some of the images I was able to get by using AURORA Lite Bank Speedbouncer 30 & 40...

AFRO MEXICANS, Afro Mexican Coalition, The Triad Area,
Raleigh/ Durham, NC On camera Flash + Speedbouncer 40

HONDURIAN "CATRACHO" SPIRIT AT HIS BEST Audias Castro, Triad Area, NC, USA  shot with one single Off camera Flash + Speedbouncer 30 at arm's length

Jazz Guitar Player Steve Smith, Burlington, North Carolina, USA shot with one single speedlight + SPEEDBOUNCE 40
KING KYLIS, TATTO ARTIST,
Burlington, NC, USA

KING KYLIS, TATTO ARTIST,
Burlington, NC, USA Three (3) light setup, two (2) SPEEDBOUNCER 30 & 40


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