Speedlights for Portrait Lighting / Flash Photography Techniques

Speedlights for Portrait Lighting / Flash Photography Techniques


Versatile Photographers Have One Thing In
Common: Flash Photography Skills. Being versatile enough to use your lighting
skills no matter the situation will make you a much better photographer. A wedding photographer
or portrait photographer who can wield his speedlights with authority and use them in
creative ways will be way more confident than one who needs to rely on natural sunlight
all the time. In this portrait here, a speedlight made a
big difference. Even though the key light which lit her face was natural sunlight, the
area above her was dark. There wasn’t any light coming from there. Her hair is dark,
and would have blended into the dark background, if a speedlight wasn’t used. A lighting assistant
held a bare speedlight above her and created a separation light that distinguished her
hair from the background. Apart from highlighting her hair, the speedlight
also created a rim light on the edge of her arms and legs, which also helped separate
them from the background. Notice the top edges of the steps? That’s also the work of that
single speedlight. Studying a portrait lighting setup is one
way to learn flash photography. This is the teaching approach used in the SimpleSLR Photography
Guides. The scenario is illustrated through detailed portrait lighting setups. In the
Portrait Recipes collection there are 24 lighting diagrams that show – the position of the light
– the position of the camera in relation to the subject and light sources
– how light modifiers were used – environmental factors such as ambient light,
and whether it was shot indoor or semi-outdoors – availability of walls as bounce surfaces
– and much much more. Test drive these lighting setups now for FREE.
You can download 5 portrait lighting setups to see the amazing difference that flash photography
can bring to your pictures.

5 Tips on Using Olympus OM-D Cameras by Robin Wong

5 Tips on Using Olympus OM-D Cameras by Robin Wong


Hi my name is Robin Wong and I want to
share with you five tips on using Olympus OM-D cameras. What i’m about to
share with you was accumulated from my years of experience using the Olympus
OM-D camera as well as the feedback from my interaction with the larger olympus
community. These are basically do’s and don’ts of the camera as well as some
features that are unique to the OM-D system. Tip number one – disable instant
playback. All cameras by default will display a preview of the image you have
just taken. I can totally understand why this is a default setting, that we don’t
trust the camera, that the camera is probably not doing its job taking the
photograph. We’d have to confirm by looking at the preview but if you look
carefully the preview actually slows down the operations of the camera, it
delays everything by one to two seconds. This will make us miss crucial shots
sometimes, so I would permanently disable it. In the menu under record view, I will
just turn it off. Now immediately you can see the speed difference, everything is
so much faster and there is less delay. And if I do need to confirm that I have
that last image, I’ll just press the playback button and I’ll just review the
shot that I’ve just taken. I don’t have to review every single shot, just the
ones that I want to. Tip number 2 – Disable the function lever. Now some of
you will find this useful, then you may leave it on but I personally find this
an annoyance. Under the normal operating circumstances
the camera operates as it should be. When the function lever is in position number
one the command dials operate the aperture, shutter speed and exposure
compensation based on the shooting modes that you are currently on. Now when you
turn the function lever to position number two, you then get to navigate to
other functions such as white balance on one of the dials and conveniently the
ISO on the other. Well this sounds like a good idea to quickly navigate
between different settings just by using the command dial, it actually may be very
dangerous as well. Say I have left the camera in the bag and the function
lever accidentally got switched to the wrong position and when I want to change
the aperture now instead of changing aperture I switch to the wrong white
balance. First I have to change back the white balance setting then I have to
switch the position of the lever to the correct one, then I get to change what I
wanted to change in the first place. That’s two to three additional steps to
correct the mistake, just a simple mistake that the function lever was at
the wrong position. To me this is very dangerous, it has happened to me many times,
I have missed many crucial shots so I recommend to disable this permanently. Go
to the settings under the cogs, “B” function lever settings and just freaking
turn it off then I never look back. And now I see once this position one has
switched position two I still can navigate the main controls which for
aperture priority is the exposure compensation and the F number. No more
mistakes. Tip number three – the electronic
viewfinder consumes more battery than the LCD screen. You heard that right,
a lot of people still believe that if they want to preserve battery life they
will turn off the LCD screen and just use the viewfinder. While this fact is
correct for DSLRs because the optical viewfinder in the SLR cameras do not use
any electronic parts so it doesn’t consume any battery at all, but this is
not true for electronic viewfinder. If you don’t know the EVF actually has
higher refresh rate and much higher resolution in comparison to what the LCD
screen has so naturally it sucks the battery dry a lot faster than if you
just use the LCD screen. If you’re running low on battery if you want to
find ways to conserve and prolong the battery life, using the EVF is not the
right solution. Tip number four – do not use the digital teleconverter. Stay away
at all costs, trust me on this, you will not regret this. Now you may ask well
digital teleconverter may not be a very bad solution you know it’s like cropping
at the centre of the image and the camera upsizes the image from you know
whatever the reduced resolution to full 20 megapixel in this camera. But you can
see the outline of the crop when you’re shooting raw and honestly no matter what
happens that’s all that you get. Nothing more nothing less.
There have been cases where people ask me why other images from the Olympus
cameras not as good as the ones that came up from their smartphones the
images are not as sharp not as detailed and they just look blotchy and patchy.
When I inspect the images when I look at the cameras, oh my god
I found that they have turned on the digital teleconverter! Half of them
didn’t realize that they have accidentally enabled the digital
teleconverter and the other half didn’t
know that the digital teleconverter will degrade your image quality. Instead of
getting 20 megapixels or 16 megapixels you are effectively only capturing 5 or
4 megapixels. That is doing a lot worse than what your smartphones can produce,
so guys please please leave the digital teleconverter permanently off. Never
under any circumstances you should ever use digital teleconverter, Tip number 5 –
set noise reduction to auto the noise reduction in Olympus camera is not
exactly noise reduction. It is dark frame subtraction method. This
will only be activated after the camera is doing long exposures. Setting the
default noise reduction setting is automatic, meaning that after certain
length of shutter speed then the camera will activate the noise reduction such
as this 5 seconds and it will take two photographs. The first actual photo and a
dark frame as shown now and it will converge these two images to get rid of
hot pixels, not noise but hot pixels. Because it takes two photographs, if you
turn it on every time you take a photograph it will double the time for
the images to be recorded. That will definitely slow the camera down a lot.
Alright if you turn on the noise reduction your camera will take twice as
long to take a photograph, the blackout time will definitely be longer if you
look at it now, do you see the blackout. There you go I’ll show you again and
again you see it takes double the time and this will be very annoying if you
are taking quick action shots that you just can’t go to the next shot that
immediately. Right you see there is a short delay so I recommend that you
don’t turn this off just set it to automatic because if you don’t use very
long exposure like normal shutter speeds like 1/15 second you will get
away with just normal performance. Noise reduction will not be activated. it is
smart enough to determine this is a normal shot, see the blackout time is so
much shorter now. This is the OM-D Olympus speed that we are used to. I have
one more tip to share this extra tip is using the dual memory card slots in your
camera to ensure you never forget to bring your SD card ever again. This tip
is only applicable if you are using E-M1 Mark 2 and E-M1X. Sometimes when I’m
switching bags or even when I just carry one camera out for street shooting,
I do tend to forget small things like this SD card, it is so tiny I may have
left it in my memory card reader that connects to my PC. Since the camera has
two slots for SD cards I just put two SD cards in them. You know I will take 1 SD
card out after a shoot so that can transfer the images to my PC. I usually
use a memory card reader and I will still leave one inside the camera just
in case I forgot to take back the card that is already connected to the PC. Now
I still have one fully functional card that can use at any time. That’s all the tips I have for it this
time. I hope you found these tips useful and
applicable for your own shooting. If you have other tips to share which can
benefit me and everyone else please leave a comment below. I also want to
hear what you think of the video and also what are the things you want to see
happen in this channel and in my coming videos. If you like this video please
give me a thumbs up and please consider subscribing to this channel as well.
Please remember to go out and take more photographs! I’ll see you again in the
next video Bye Bye!

Camera HACKS and TRICKS for Creative Christmas Photography

Camera HACKS and TRICKS for Creative Christmas Photography


Oh Oh oooookay no way I’m starting like
that… YouTube my friend you’ve probably noticed it, because you’re a smart guy,
but Christmas is back. Aren’t you tired of taking pictures of Uncle Bernard in a
disgusting sweater? Today I propose that we try to pimp the Christmas pictures a little… Ah, Christmas, it’s bright sunshine, people
surfing, Santa Claus in swimsuit… Okay, I admit that the atmosphere is slightly
different in Australia than in the northern hemisphere – it’s the middle of
summer here – but believe me, you definitely need to try the Christmas
barbecue at the beach at least once… Okay like the last time what we are going to do is not really defined. Photos with Christmas theme, yes! Portraits, yes! We’ll
try to mix both. I will not be alone in doing this, today Manoé gonna be
with us as a model. We are going to do a first outdoor shooting to take advantage
of Christmas decorations in the city and then an indoor shooting, because I’d like
to create my own atmosphere, trying to find some nice props.
What are props? It’s just any accessory you can add to your photo to add a little
pep to it. Come on let’s go! Boom, only two minutes
in the city center and already a Christmas tree. I will try to take
advantage of the fact that it is indoor, maybe it will dim the lights a little.
I’m going to place Manoé as close as possible to the window. There you go, the
first picture for today. We have something, the wind in the hair is nice,
the colors of the tree are very “Christmas” but I find the light a little
flat. It is quite gray at the end of the evening so the light is very diffuse.
Same for this image, the expression is funny, we are more or less in the theme,
but let’s say that we still have to warm up. Let’s take the direction of Melbourne
central, but it’s going to be hard to avoid the crowd here. I would like to
enjoy the illuminations of the central tower, it is that a sufficient distance
to be fully in the blur, and yet the image is not good. First of all, I don’t
know if it reminds you of Christmas but for me the lights arranged like that, it
looks more like she’s in a spaceship. There is this backlight that gives a
slight hollow effect around her face, it looks like she “shines”. Finally
the composition is not great, the lines of the tower above her head, it’s not very
aesthetic. But it was pretty hard to compose to get her and the tower,
I’ve already had to lie on the ground to get a sufficient angle at 50mm. Obviously, the goal today is to play with Christmas lights and thanks to the depth of field create pretty bokeh. So a quick reminder: we
have three ways to play on the depth of field. The focal length: on a telephoto
lens, 200 millimeters for example, the depth of field will be greater than on
the wide-angle such as 24 millimeters. I switched from Canon to Sony recently, so
I don’t have a lot of lenses anymore. For now my maximal focal length is 75mm, which is good but not great… So the focal length is not going to help
us today. Then we have the distance between the
subject on which we are focusing and the background. The further away the
background is, the more blurry it is. That’s what I did with the tower for
example. The last one is the most obvious, it’s the aperture. Today I’m going to
stay entirely at 50mm, simply because it’s my lens that opened the
most, at 1.8. The more the aperture is open, the more light there is, the
shallower the depth of field. If there are things that are not clear in
everything I just said, I put a video here that explained everything. In all
brands there is a 50mm at an affordable price which opens at 1.8 or
1.4, it is really a basic lens to have, especially for portraits. Mano shows me this great pub with this
super cool atmosphere, filled with bright games and flashing neon lights. Let’s
test the place. Okay, nice picture, explosive colors, pretty bokeh… I’m going to give this picture a note of… Five, on my “Why Not” scale.
Oh, that one though… I love pictures that don’t just look photos but have a very
filmic storytelling. This image is very cinematic I love it. It really tells
something, her expression is mysterious… The place is definitely a great spot for
neon photography, I will have to make a vlog entirely dedicated to this type of
image but the recipe is quite simple: find a nice color, put your subject close
enough to neon lights, but not too close, and expose for lights so you don’t have
to overexpose them. On the other end, I don’t know what about you, but for the
Christmas evocation, yeah… not even close. Yeah come on, let’s get out of here. A short stroll through the shopping malls
to try to find pretty lights… Lights, where are you, pretty lights… Well that’s a
great example. I love the pose, I love her expression,
in short, I love everything until that point. But the big chandelier there, it’s
just a big blotch in the background, it’s deformed and unsightly. And there’s a
great lesson to be learned from that my friend, just because it’s in the blur and
that it makes a decent bokeh, it doesn’t mean the picture will be pretty.
Composition first and foremost. Hey, that’s a nice ceiling, is there any way
to make something great here… Wow, I love this picture. Super cinematic, the low angle gives an extremely dramatic effect… Yeah, I like that. Come on, I give you a like! This image is also nice, the environment is great with
this facade on the background Manoé’s expression perfectly directs the reading
direction, we have… What do you mean, how does that relate to Christmas?
No, but that’s because you just have to edit a little bit in post… That’s it, like that… You okay, are you happy now? Okay, shopping malls was
not a good idea actually… Yeah I don’t feel the inspiration and actually it’s not so… “Christmassy” – Yeah, off topic… Yeah. So do you have an idea? Bubble Tea… I mean for photography but yeah actually it’s a very good idea… Come on it’s time to go to the actual
illuminations in Federation Square. The difficulty in this kind of situation is
to manage to compose interesting images and avoiding the crowd at the same time.
Usually, you only have a few seconds to frame before someone comes along to ruin your picture… Yeah, it’s gonna be fun! The Christmas tree. This part is quite
complex in term of exposure since there will be a very large difference in
brightness between Manoé, which is in the dark, and the fir tree which is very
bright. Obviously when shooting in RAW you
always have a wide enough latitude to edit in post, has on this image for
example, but skin colors usually suffer from it. The reflections are great tough. This image is more correct regarding the exposure, but besides that, nothing
extraordinary. This picture is for me the most interesting one I have obtained
with the tree in the background. Come on let’s test this sort of trap for
millennials hungry for selfies. A nice picture maybe, but so basic. It just a
correct portrait and more it will be better to reframe it to avoid this line
that closed the reading of the image. This one is much better. The
composition is better, her expression is better, we have nice reflections, the
colors are warmer, damn less boring, there is no need to say. And finally, we have our Christmas spirit! For this series, I’m going to use
a little accessory; it just this little piece of garland that I carried in my
pocket all evening to only remember that at the end.. Ahah, yeah, so me… in short it’s just a matter of floating it near the lens so that the light bounces off it. Well
isn’t that Christmas? I like her posture, the warm colors, but I still prefer
this photo in landscape mode, perhaps also because of the cinematographic
aspect. Ok mate, end of the shooting for tonight! Okay… So far we’ve been dependent on the
outside world both in term of light and the environment. The challenge now is to
create our own Christmas atmosphere and see what we can do with… not much! I’m
just going to use a couple of accessories that you probably already
have at home if you have a Christmas tree and I’m also going to try to limit
the material used to the bare minimum, so you can easily reproduce it
at home. Well, come on, let’s stay in the spirit of capitalist
celebrations and do a little shopping! Okay, here’s the setup.
It’s very DIY in the end, we will use natural light from the window, it will be
ou key light. I’m just going to use this ring light not even to diffuse the shadows,
but to – if I turn it on – just so that the light bounces off the Gallants. For the
rest, I use a towel holder and a microphone stand to put the garlands on,
so it was very simple. The goal will be to use the garlands in the foreground in
the blur to add depth to the image and cool bokeh effects. First image… Yeah,
there is potential for something homemade in a few minutes with cheap
garlands. Only I don’t like the balls of light she holds in her hand and
especially how her expression. Hey it’s Christmas, why so serious? That’s already better even if the image remains basic. The high angle view is
interesting but unfortunately the end of the garland on the ground cuts the image
in half, I don’t like it. That’s pretty cool, we fixed the mistake of
the previous picture and the colors are pretty. But right now clearly, in term of
expression, we are on something like “I definitely didn’t get the gift I wanted
for Christmas”… Well, that’s better.
Manoé just received the new Pokemon on Switch, you can tell by her mischievous face. I like the blur of the golden Garlands that surround the
image, the colors are interesting… There is just,
once again, the ball of electric garlands that I don’t think looks very good.
Finally, we have a series of images that I had a hard time deciding on. I love
this one, the only problem is the little bulb that placed like this doesn’t
look good at all with her mouth. It’s more something like that that I had in
mind but no the garland goes through her whole face and I don’t like it. In the
end I choose this one, it’s a little less pronounced on the lips and a blur effect
due to the garlands in the foreground completes the whole. Okay final review.
In the end, two images that I really like. The first is this one. There is really a
whole universe that emerges from this photo; I managed to get the garland that
was passing at the right time, it blends into the ambient light which gives it
that pretty greeny-blueish hue, the expression on her face is really in the
theme too – great picture. The second one I’m really crazy about it! There is very few
images where in the end I say to myself “Wow, there’s nothing to throw away with
this”. This picture is so mmm…. The sharp area just on one eye; the small
aberrations of light on the bulbs; the bokeh… even the cable ball I hated in th other pictures, I find it good here, full of textures. And her expression…
I love portraits when people have their eyes closed. It’s usually quite hard to
do because emotions are conveyed through the eyes, so you need to see them open. But when you manage to do it, it could give such a poetic vibe to an image. It’s
definitely a picture that I will print and that just with a photo session
that we did in what? 20 minute, half an hour? Yeah, I swear no more. I hope you’ve learned a lot today, don’t hesitate to try to reproduce all these
techniques and create cool stuff. Oh, by the way, thanks for all the feedback I
got on my previous video. I found a format that I really find fun to do, so
a lots more video like this one are coming soon. Okay you know how YouTube works and you know that I need your support to develop the channel. But even
more than a like, even more than a subscription, even more than kisses
everywhere, what really helps me is if you share this video, so don’t hesitate!
Subscribe so you don’t miss the next ones and activate the little bell,
because it sends a notification directly to Santa Claus to tell him that you’ve
been very nice this year. No no, for real. Merry Christmas mate, see you and KEEP ON CREATING!!!

Winterlude Photography in Ottawa, Canada

Winterlude Photography in Ottawa, Canada


When I on the elevator I noticed the top floor
was for meeting rooms so I was curious and I was wondering how far up this went. So, we’re up about 30 floors and in behind
me here is a great shot of the Parliament buildings and the river in behind. I don’t know how well you can see with the
exposure but it is a pretty stunning view. It’s a great day. It’s about -15 degrees outside but well worth
it. If you walk along here you can see other views. There is the Supreme Court of Canada down
there. I’m not sure if this is true or not but I
was told that that the height that we’re at right now at the top of this hotel is actually
higher than the Peace Tower where the clock is in the Parliament Buildings. So, I don’t know if that’s true. I’m going to Google that and see but even
if it’s not it’s a great day and a great view. Alright, so this isn’t the normal setting
that I do my videos from. I’m actually in a hotel room in Ottawa and
we have a great view here. Don’t mind the mess. This is sort of what I do when I come into
a hotel room. I sort of plop everything down. It’s usually more organized than that. Let’s make our way over to the window here. It’s a great view of the Parliament Buildings. So, I’m not really in the normal setting that
I do most of my vlogs from. I’m in a hotel room here in Ottawa. Like I just showed you, a great view out the
window of the Parliament Buildings. I’m looking forward to getting out over the
next couple of days and exploring what this city, Ottawa, the capital of Canada, has to
offer. So, here I am in the capital of Canada, Ottawa,
Ontario on a bridge over top of the Rideau Canal. Today is the last day of Winterlude and let’s
have a look down and see what’s going on. There are lights all over the city and you
can see the Parliament Buildings lit up in the top left of your screen. I have my Sony A7Riii set up here with a timer
and intervalometer. I’m trying to get some nice nighttime shots. Somebody has hurt themselves or had some sort
of medical condition. The ambulance has been down there for a few
minutes now. So, before the battery dies on this iPhone
I am going to press stop. So, Winterlude is a Canadian tradition that
happens annually in February. Winterlude is a unique festival in the winter
that involves snow sculptures and the ice slides over in Jacques Cartier Park, just
across the river over here from Ottawa in Gatineau which is in the province of Québec. The area is really a snow playground for kids
and adults alike. There are lots of skating obviously on the
Rideau Canal. Like I said, if you go over the Jacques Cartier
Park there are other snow sculptures, there is zip lining as well which we checked out
the other day and a whole bunch of other great things you can do. You can actually try snowboarding if you’ve
never done it before as well as downhill skiing. The slopes are really small but if that is
something that is new to you they’ve got some trained people over there to help you out
with it. So, Winterlude happens in Canada’s capital
region of Ontario and this year it took place from February the 1st to the 18th of 2019. Today is the 18th so this is the last day
of all the festivities. Alright, good morning it is around 6:30 in
the morning. Actually, it’s probably more like 7:00 now. We’re just walking across the bridge into
Gatineau on the Alexandra Bridge and right behind me, we’ve got Parliament Hill. I don’t know how well you can see that. It’s a cold morning. Actually, this morning it started off with
me not following maps very well and I ended up walking across the bridge that’s way, way
over there along the river. I’m supposed to be on this bridge so I can
get a shot of Parliament Hill. Hey, so just a couple of quick facts. The Rideau Canal here in Ottawa is the world’s
longest naturally frozen ice rink anywhere in the world. The Rideau Canal is a UNESCO World Heritage
Site and it winds through downtown Ottawa within distance of most major hotels. The total length of the canal is 7.8 km or
about 4.8 miles. The skateway is weather-dependent which means
that if it’s a little bit too mild, they’ll close it down for safety reasons. Thankfully, this year the weather was absolutely
perfect. It got down to about -20 degrees Celsius last
night. By the time we got on it today, it was around
-11 or -10 which sounds pretty cold but if you’re dressed up properly it was actually
a beautiful sunny day and there was almost no wind to speak of. Within strolling distance of the Rideau Canal
if the famous By Ward Market area. It’s a real hot spot for boutiques, cafés
and other restaurants that you might want to check out at the end of a long day of skating. So, if you’re here in February and checking
out Winterlude and it’s really cold like it is this weekend you might want to take advantage
of the free Sno-Bus that goes between the major Winterlude sites across the city. Hey, if you like this video be sure to hit
the thumbs up button. Be sure to hit subscribe and also hit the
bell because with YouTube’s new algorithm, just because you hit subscribe doesn’t mean
that you’ll always get notified of my new videos. I hope you enjoyed exploring Ottawa and Winterlude
with me. Until the next video, see you next time.

(With CC) INSSA OPPA:YONG BIN💎 Jeju trip with film camera📷✈

(With CC) INSSA OPPA:YONG BIN💎 Jeju trip with film camera📷✈


Yong Bin: I’m planning to visit Jeju island for this vlog Yong Bin: Will visit Jeju’s hot places
that I’ve never been before Yong Bin: I’ll experience various places
where I’d like to take you guys to Yong Bin: So, please stay in tunned Yong Bin: Seeya in Jeju island Yong Bin: So this place is ‘Baerong Garden’ Yong Bin: Shall we eat first? Yong Bin: Hello CEO: Welcome CEO: How many people? Yong Bin: Just me CEO: Okay, please sit near the window seat inside Yong Bin: Is there any best selling menu to recommend? CEO: Our best selling menus are ‘black pork stew’ and ‘gambas with red-banded lobster’ Yong Bin: Oh yeah black pork. One of the
must-to-eat menus in Jeju Yong Bin: Then can I have ‘black pork stew’, ‘gambas with red-banded lobster’, and ‘french toast’? Yong Bin: And ‘mandarin juice’ too Yong Bin: What’s the name of that dog? CEO: Lucky man Yong Bin: Lucky man Yong Bin: Both of you are boys. Oh wait, are you a girl? Yong Bin: Hey, Lucky man! Yong Bin: Truly. This is 100% mandarine Yong Bin: This is little bit spicy. Little spicy
with a strong tomato flavor Yong Bin: This is so good Yong Bin: Personally, I prefer this ‘gambas
with red-banded lobster’ Yong Bin: One more Yong Bin: When I tried only stew’s soup, it was
quite spicy and had full taste of tomato Yong Bin: But it’s very well balanced
when eated with rice Yong Bin: I’ll also try the dessert CEO: Enjoy your meal Yong Bin: Thank you Yong Bin: Oh, I’m so full Yong Bin: Shall we go to the next
trendy place then? Lego! Yong Bin: This is a dessert café called ‘UMU’ Yong Bin: Lucky for me, the line seems to be
much shorter today Yong Bin: I prefer chocolate flavor, but will
go for vanilla if it’s too chocolatey Yong Bin: Hello CEO: Stronger flavor than the green tea, that’s Matcha Yong Bin: Does it have rich chocolate flavor.. CEO: It tastes very rich Yong Bin: Then I’ll go for the custard one CEO: Just one? Yong Bin: Yes CEO: Are you going to eat right away? Yong Bin: Yes, oh no. I’ll take it to-go and eat later CEO: Oh but I recommend you to eat right away Yong Bin: Really? CEO: Yes. It’s much better when eaten right away CEO: The pudding melts real quickly, so it’s recommended to eat it as soon as possible CEO: And it’s very soft so do not shake it.
How many spoons do you need? Yong Bin: Spoons? One? Oh no, two please CEO: How did you get to know this place? Yong Bin: Me? Oh I’m currently visiting trendy
Jeju places that are well-known CEO: Really? It’s an honor for me to get picked.
Thank you CEO: Enjoy your pudding and please
visit again next time Yong Bin: Oh you are so nice CEO: Thank you for the word.
Thank you again for the visit. Enjoy it Yong Bin: Thank you Yong Bin: Can I eat this right? Yong Bin: Guess where I’m going with UMU’s pudding Yong Bin: I’ll try the chocolate pudding later
since it is the most expecting Yong Bin: And put the trash in my pocket Yong Bin: Injeolmi (black flavor rice cake)?
Smells good and savory Yong Bin: Now, I’ll go for chocolate one Yong Bin: Oh, I think chocolate flavor
is more tasty. Really Yong Bin: French Patisserie Yong Bin: A sentence for your positive thinking Yong Bin: ‘The time is always right to do, what is right’ Yong Bin: Quote from Martin Luther King Jr.
Everyone, don’t hold over your works to tomorrow Yong Bin: And I got a lot of stuff to do… Yong Bin: Jeju’s ‘the lonely tree’ Yong Bin: Follow me Yong Bin: This tree is called ‘the lonely tree’ Yong Bin: Thank you, this was Yong Bin
with ‘the lonely tree’ Yong Bin: Oreum means like a hill when it’s defined but Yong Bin: This ain’t hill. This is like a mountain Yong Bin: Saebyeol Oreum

SECRETS TO TAKE BETTER PHOTOS Anthony Rogers Photo and Video Tips

SECRETS TO TAKE BETTER PHOTOS Anthony Rogers Photo and Video Tips


need to learn how to compose your photos
quick and easy then stay tuned for this video hi guys I’m Tony from Anthony Rogers
photography and videography advice thanks for tuning in and if you’re new
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focus on the subject and simply move the camera slightly left or slightly right
We’re going to place the subject over to one third of the picture in other words
one third from the left or one third from the right
notice the tree here is placed one third from the right
between the next sunset shot is one third over in the left this gives it a
more dramatic look. Now what we’ve done here and you can notice simply by going
around to the other side of the subject you get a whole new perspective again
When you’re taking pictures of kids get down to their level and it even works
for some adults also. Sometimes though a portrait shot with the subject placed
in the centre still works as well Now you can frame your subject also a lot of
people do that typical holding up the Tower of Pisa look I wanted to actually
go for something different so I found these beautiful old-fashioned doors
and frame them in here. You can even do something interesting such as a shot
like this using lines also works very well in pictures this can make the eye
concentrate more on the subject again. Notice different angles using the
lines again and even going to a total whole new extreme of a new perspective
Lines can also give that look of power Using square lines can draw the eye
right into the center and also run the eye right off to another angle you can
also use interesting backgrounds this is simply using the building behind the
flowers and you can also shoot through the flowers for example shooting the
moon here now this next shot actually is right on sunrise and simply half an hour
later this was the look. A straight on shot here wasn’t really what I was after but going for a bit of a walk around the other side
total whole new look again so learn to use your feet move around. You can
use props with a subject to make it interesting and sometimes you just find
things that are interesting anyway. Also check out what’s in the background of
the pic and sometimes you just find cute things. These are just some ideas so
question of the day is did you find these tips useful do you think you’ll be
able to take better pics now If you’re new to this channel hit subscribe and
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New Photography Destination & sample photos – 4 Photographers Shoot 1 Location – Seascape Shipwrecks

New Photography Destination & sample photos – 4 Photographers Shoot 1 Location – Seascape Shipwrecks


hey guys what’s up
I have some friends who are shooting the abandoned ship on the beach so they
called me to join them I’ll be joining them
I might not take that much shots I would just use my vlogging camera I will take few
shots and we’ll see what shooting technique are they using how they’re
shooting and we’ll show you the result and their final shots at the end of the
video so keep watching Here I am at the beach let’s cross the
road most probably the guys will be over there, the abandoned ship is over there if you can see it so will cross the road right now and will meet the guys, let’s go Wow as you see the Sun setting so
beautiful and the guys over there I can see them and the beach is kind of
crowded people are playing cricket and enjoying this is a really nice weather
here in the UAE so people are grabbing the opportunity
because it’s coming only few month then later heat will come back so let’s go over
there and see the guys what they’re shooting and what they’re doing Jruz! what’s up what’s up what are you doing here? aren’t you afraid to slide? okay Jruz, tell me what are you doing I’m doing a long exposure okay because
there’s no clouds so I have to… like, be creative of my composition, so less sky to like what well this be great if of my
composition so I in less less Skype and and more of the foreground so more of the the
rocks the water and of course the shipwreck so that’s what I’m doing okay, can I see what do you have over there or not yet? I have some wow! Jruz is the best Jruz is one of the good photographers
who really love who really loves saturated colors so whenever you see
violet that’s his identity its I’m it’s pink, it’s pink. pink not violet okay. wow! look at the sun bro. I know man coming to you hopefully I’m not stable
yeah I had friends who release tight and hurt his spinal cord over here they took
him by ambulance is this lighting yes one no let’s play okay what are you
doing exposure with the ship we are getting tight
I’m not trippin Dwight yeah which is good good colors so only long exposure
and you are putting your subject in the middle right and therefore done let’s
see that it I want the splash of the water but I have no ways but I mean I
got this I need longer lens no no smoke they got smaller but they don’t have
fuzzy they have they are kind of come on they’re both kind of nice okay so this
is the first time I meet Val Val right okay I will take your valve a little
further than second sorry first and second you can say whatever you want so this is
your woods we were trying to think actually I
didn’t shoot anything the guys chaps I will try to take a shot and show it at
the end of this video and do you want to take something very important
don’t say something guys you know this guy’s whenever whenever with this guy
he’s always plugging but I never saw his videos okay I don’t know where were you
were just giving up in your address you will see this one just send me the
photos we shot today to make sure ok guys you heard the rocket mumtaz blow
this video game you guys heard this but if I will oppose this you never if it is
boss this you will cheat me show me ok no problem we teach our okay if say you finish finish any pro
tip and sound they might be a lot of parties and the color will get nicer and
night are very soon let’s wrap it up don’t have it so we are
done shooting now I will ask the guys to send me their photos and we will show it
at the end of the video so what’s the video then so guys this is almost the end of this
video hope you enjoyed it I will keep creating
videos like this because I’m enjoying creating them and at the same time
sharing with you this type of videos might motivate you might teach you
something or just watch it for fun but you guys can make the friends by letting
me know down in the comment what do you think of this videos if you like it or
not or if you want to see anything more maybe you want to see what camera
settings photographers were using or what gear do they have whatever you want
just let me know down in the comment and I will try to do it in the next video so
for now that’s it thank you for watching and till the next video see you soon
Cheers

Fill Flash Basic: Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace

Fill Flash Basic: Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace


Hi everybody, welcome to another episode of Exploring Photography, right here on Adorama TV, I’m Mark Wallace hanging out with Alejandra, you probably remember her from our gobo video that we shot a couple weeks ago in the studio. Well we’re outside today and I’m going to show you a very easy way to balance our ambient light with a studio strobe. When you have a flash on your camera you have two exposures, one exposure is the ambient light, that’s the light that you can’t control, that’s everything in the sky the Sun and the clouds, and all of that stuff, we can’t control that light, we have to make sure we set our camera to make that properly exposed. The second exposure we have at the same time is our studio flash. So I have a little flash right here behind me, we can’t control that light, so what you need to do is first set our exposure for the ambient light, and then match that with our studio strobe and everything will be all good. So the first thing I’m going to do is shoot a photo with no flash at all, and so what I want to do is, we’ve got all these these features, these clouds and stuff in the sky, I want to make sure I expose that, maybe a tiny bit underexposed, so what I’m doing here is I have my camera set to manual mode, now this will work with any camera Sony, Nikon, Canon, Fuji film, it doesn’t matter, this will work so set your camera in manual mode. I have my ISO as low as it will go, ISO 100, and then I have my camera set to my camera sync speed, that’s one 1/160th of a second for my Leica M 10. If you’re not sure what sync speed is, don’t worry, Gavin Hoey just made a really fantastic video about sync speed. I put a link to that video in the description of this video, so you can check that out. So ISO 100 sync speed now I need to figure out my aperture value, to do that I’m just going to look through my camera, use the built-in meter, and then figure out what it tells me the proper exposure is. So I’m doing that right now, making some adjustments, and it is telling me I have a proper exposure of f/4, so I’m going to take a photo really fast, look right at me Alejandra, perfect and well as expected we have a lot of light coming from behind, and so Alejandra is under opposed, we expected that, so we need to fill in that. The underexposed parts with a flash, that’s what fill flash is called, so I have a studio strobe right here behind me, this is a Profoto B2, and what I need to do now is meter this light so that it matches the exposure that I already have, which is f/4, so I happen to have a light meter right here I’ll turn this on. Luckily for us Alejandra is a photographer as well, so she knows how to use this meter, so I’m gonna give this to you, and now I’ll grab my little trigger really fast, I’m gonna put that on my camera, and I’ll do that, it’s metering at f/4.5. I’ll take the power down just a hair, just like that, just a little bit more, I want it to be about 4, ok now we’re at 4, we’re metered at f/4 which is perfect. Now if you’ll notice, I have no light modifier on my flash at all. We’re gonna start there, so you can hand me that, now let’s take a shot, and see how this compares to the original shot that we took, so again look right at my lens here, beautiful, gorgeous, just like that, turn it this way with your eyes just toward me, there you go, I love that, awesome and now we can see that Alejandra is popped off of the background simply by adding this flash. Step 1 – Meter for the ambient light with your camera. Set all the settings correctly for that. Step 2 – Meter the flash to match that setting and then start shooting. So now we’re gonna take a few pictures what I’m also going to do here is, I’m gonna let the sun go down a little bit, we’re gonna add a softbox to this, so we can soften up the light, but the principles are always the same. Meter for the ambient light, then meter your studio strobes so that it matches, and take some photos, one of the things that I noticed when I was shooting is that, I had a very hard light, and so we’re getting some specular highlights on Alejandra’s face which made her look shiny, even though she’s not, she’s got great skin, her makeup is perfect. So what I did is I changed and added a Profoto, 2-foot octa box, that’s just gonna soften up the light, and makes things less specular, and so that’ll make you not so shiny. That’s one of the tricks for any flash, make the flash larger, and you’ll get less shy and less specular highlights. The other thing I did is, I ditched my tripod because I want to be able to move around and get this entire scene, and specifically I want to do that, because I’m shooting with a 35 mm lens, which it’s not usually a portrait lens, but I want to get the background, and the scene, and all of Alejandra, and it’s just looks sort of cool. So the first thing we need to do because we switched our light modifier. Is to meter, remember, I’m shooting still at f/4 ISO 100, 160th of a second, so let’s meter this really fast Alejandra. So we’re looking at that, it is metering at f/3.6, so I’m just going to add a tiny bit of light here, I’ve got a remote control on my camera, this is a Profoto Air Remote, and so I don’t have to actually touch the flash at all, we’re now metering it f/4, everything is set, and now I can sit back here, make sure I’m all focused up and what I want to do is, perfect, I want to take one photo without, and one photo with, so that pose right there is the perfect pose. So we’re gonna do that without a flash, so this is without a flash, beautiful, and then here’s one with a flash. Same exact thing, you can compare these two, and you can see clearly that adding that flash adds the punch that we need. It’s just perfect, easy, alright now, I’m going to do something that’s sort of counterintuitive, I was shooting with a 35 mm lens, I really like that, but I’m gonna go even wider, so I just switched to a 28 mm lens, which is something you would never use with a portrait, we’re gonna see how it looks alright, let’s just see what happens, This is not something I would normally
do, totally counter intuitive, but it I think it looks better, so let’s keep shooting, some of that. In fact I’m gonna get close. Well I think these photos look really wonderful Alejandra, and it’s very, very simple. You have to just meet her for the ambient light, and then adjust your flash so that it matches, and then take shots. The other thing that we have to remember to do is, take some chances, so we took a chance on a 35 mm lens, which is a little bit wider than a normal standard 50mm or 70mm or something like that, but then we went the opposite direction and used a 28 mm lens, and that even worked, and so I really like how this is set up, and how it works. Try this at home, you can do this with a speed-light, you can do this with a studio strobe, you can do this with just about any kind of camera that you have. It just works, it’s really simple, and really fun. Hey thanks for joining us. Don’t forget to subscribe to AdoramaTV. It’s free and also turn on the bell so you get notifications, and please follow me on instagram, I’m posting behind the scenes photos and videos of all the photo shoots and stuff that I’m doing. Alejandra you can also follow her on instagram – she is a photographer, and a model, and so I’ve put links to both of those Instagram accounts in the description of this video.. so you can check out her stuff, she’s a really, really good photographer. So make sure you check out her work, alright? Thanks again for joining us, and I will see you again next time!

Reacting to Popular Photography Myths

Reacting to Popular Photography Myths


Hey guys. Jr Franisco here welcome to my
channel. There are a lot of opinions or beliefs that we hear around the
photography industry. Some are good. Some are bad. Some are funny. Some are annoying.
And there are some that just doesn’t make sense. So today, I want to go through
some of the popular photography beliefs or myths and give you guys my take on
some of these topics. One of the most popular and probably the one that makes
me shake my head the most, is the belief that buying an expensive camera would
equal to great photos. There are a lot of people out there that think that
photographers have good photos because they have expensive cameras. No. No. No.
Michael Jordan is not good in basketball because of his Air Jordans Tiger Woods
is not Tiger Woods because he has expensive golf clubs. They are good at
what they do because they put a lot of time and effort to really improve their
skills. Good photographers are the same way. To be good at taking photos, it takes
more than just buying the most expensive camera. It would take a photographer a
lot of practice and hard work. What an expensive camera could provide a
photographer, is the flexibility to make their job easier. So if you’re a new
photographer and you think you can shortcut your way by buying an expensive
camera, then you’re doing it wrong my friend. Another popular opinion out
there is that a lot of people think that photography is so easy because all we do
is press a button. What a lot of people don’t realize that there are a lot more
things that goes on way before we press the shutter. We got to think about
exposure, lighting, composition, and so on. Things that would require a photographer a
lot of knowledge and skills to get the photo right. I’ve done a lot of hard jobs
in the past, and I would have to say even though photography is really fun, it’s
one of the hardest. From planning the shoot, looking for location,
waking up early, being on your feet from 8 to 13 hours a day, a photographer’s job
requires more than just pressing the button. Another popular photography belief out
there is that you should never shoot against the sun or any light. If you guys
would take a look at my work, you guys would notice that my favorite photos to
take her the ones that are backlit or taken against the sun. So if you’re new
to photography don’t be afraid to shoot against the light. Play around with it
and trust me you’ll get amazing photos. The next one is the belief that pro
photographers should only shoot in manual mode and manual focus.
I agree that to be a good photographer that you should learn how to use your
camera manually. Because this could really help you improve your skills in
craft. But I think only shooting in manual mode, could also hurt your growth as
a photographer. Especially if you’re not open on using other modes and settings. Sometimes a location requires a
photographer to quickly adjust to different lighting situations. So knowing
how to shoot properly an automatic settings, such as aperture priority or
shorter priority, would really come in handy. So you got to learn how to use
them accordingly. The last thing that I’m going to talk about today is the belief
that post-processing or editing your photos is cheating. A lot of people argue
that to be a good photographer, you should get it right on camera. But there
are also very good photographers that likes to bring us to a different world through
their post-processing. And this is why I’m right on the middle when it comes to
this topic. I can see the argument from both sides. But for me personally, I don’t
think editing cheating. For me, I like to keep my work right in the middle. I
like to do my composition, exposure, and lighting on point right away. So I make
sure I get this right in camera. Then I will do a little retouching and tone work
on post to get my image looking at its best. Editing my photos is something I
enjoy doing as well. So I don’t see this coming away from my workload anytime
soon. So for me I think it’s important to have the right balance of both. You don’t
want to overdo your editing work and at the same time you don’t want to keep relying
on post-processing to save you every time you took a bad photo. I know there
are a lot more out there that we can talk about. So let’s continue with the
discussion of the comment section, hit like, click subscribe. And see you guys in
the next video.

Tutorial: Better Sunrise Photography | Paul Adams

Tutorial: Better Sunrise Photography | Paul Adams


hello and welcome to the busy man’s
guide to photography episode 5 with me Paul Adams now we are heading out to do
some sunrise photography it’s Saturday it’s 20 past 5 Steve was a little bit
late this morning so I’m not sure we’re gonna get there in time it’ll be fine but we’ve
got some road to travel we don’t need roads why’s that cos we’ve got this that’s amazing where did you learn that YouTube hang on
it’s a bit bright we’ve come too far forward yeah back yeah I’ve done sunrise photography before
but today I wanted to follow the rules instead of fighting them so in my
research I’ve come up with these top tips for better sunrise photography scout your location you can actually go
physically to scout your location before you set up so you get a lay of the land
or if you’re busy use Google Maps check the weather check it every day because
the weather isn’t consistent this way you can plan ahead if anything changes
have an idea of the shot you want before you go you can always change it later
set up your camera before you go this will save you time later the best
aperture is between f11 and f-18 and the ISO should be around about 100 or
200 it’s a good idea to set your camera up in aperture priority mode because
it’ll reduce the amount of changes you have to make if the light changes oh
and make sure you charge your batteries use an ND filter cause light can confuse
your camera this way you can keep your shutter open for longer without
overexposing your capture it’s like sunglasses for your shooter use a tripod obviously you don’t want
any shake in your shot especially when you’ve got those long exposures lay
clothes out the night before to save you time dress for the cold and also leave a
lot earlier than you think you should just in case you’re late there we go Episode five is done now
such a beautiful day I’m so glad that we got out well some of us got up at 3
o’clock in the morning was definitely worth it I think viewing it was worth it
I think it was really nice I’m really excited to see the shots that we got on
the water with that sunrise you’ll see a shot at the end of what was taken it’s
been an absolutely beautiful day maybe things happen for a reason this is
probably a better location than yeah it was a better location than the one that
I’d originally scouted for so maybe you were late for a reason but next time I
think we should turn up on time don’t forget to Like subscribe and share our
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miss any content because he’s not regular let’s face it time to go Steve I’m still amazed by when he does that
hang on a minute Steve Steve Steve Oh