6 Tips for AWESOME Drone Photos | Drone Photography Tips

6 Tips for AWESOME Drone Photos | Drone Photography Tips


– Hey guys, this is James
Shooter for NatureTTL.com, and today we’re going to
be looking at the top tips for aerial photography using drones. (tranquil music) (camera clicks) Drones don’t like the rain. Not only are your motors going to get wet, but also the front of your
camera, so just don’t do it. Strong winds can be a problem as well. They can lead to shaky footage, but also the propellers coming into shots as the whole drone leans forwards. As a general rule of thumb,
you want a fast shutter speed that’s going to counteract the vibrations that the propellers are
going to make in the air. For film, you actually want the opposite. You want a slow shutter speed, and that’s really going to
smooth out those vibrations and create a smoother video overall. It’s worth noting that sometimes you can’t get those slow shutter speeds, and you can actually get
a neutral-density filter that will block out some of
the light going into the drone so you can achieve those
slower shutter speeds, around 1/50 of a second when filming. Aperture-wise, you
can’t choose an aperture on a DJI Phantom, and that’s worth noting, and also the ISO capabilities
aren’t that great because it’s such a small sensor. If you’re wanting different settings, it might be worth looking at an Inspire, which is a grade above, where
you can choose aperture, and the ISO’s going to be better as well. Now because you can’t really use graduated neutral-density
filters with drones, especially when filming,
because the horizon’s forever shifting, you
really want to be shooting either front-lit or side-lit. If you shoot back-lit,
you’re going to be shooting into the sun, and that bright
sky’s going to be too hard to balance the land. The only thing you need
to watch out for if you’re shooting front-lit, if the
sun’s directly behind you, it’s going to create a
little halo in your image, and that’s because the
sunlight’s dispersing through the propellers in the drone. It’s not so much of an
issue in still photography because you can just clone it out. But in moving photography,
it can really spoil a shot as it’s tracking through your scene. With lighting in mind, if you
do have to shoot back-lit, or there isn’t very much
sunlight on your land, you can bracket the scene. So that means taking three
or five different exposures, and then you’ll blend
them together in Photoshop afterwards to balance the scene. So it can be achieved a different way. In the air you’ll see
some spectacular vistas. I almost always choose
to do several panoramas at a 16 by seven format, alongside the more standard six by four. This will incorporate more of the scene, and it’ll also add to your resolution. This Phantom 3 Professional
actually only shoots at 12 megapixel files,
so by shooting panoramas you’re increasing that file size. Now just because your camera’s in the air, it’s easy to think that your camera’s getting great shots no matter what. That’s not always the case. You still need to follow the
rules of landscape photography. Remember the Rule of Thirds,
look for leading lines in the landscape, and maybe sometimes even cut out the sky, look for patterns or different perspectives
from straight above. So cheers for watching my 10
tips for aerial photography. I hope you’ve enjoyed it and maybe learned something along the way, too. The main three things to
remember is be responsible, get creative, and don’t break it. (propeller whizzing) ♫ This is our jam ♫ This is our jam

I Noticed Him In All The Pictures I Make. What Does He Want?!

I Noticed Him In All The Pictures I Make. What Does He Want?!


Hi! I’m Patrice but my friends call me Patty. I’ve always had a dream to become popular,
you know. Like a real superstar or something, so that
everybody would see me and whisper “Hey, that’s the girl…” and stuff. I’ve been working so hard for my dream come
true for the last year and it did come true… sort of. Everything started when I saw the first bloggers
on the internet. I was amazed by their lives and their abilities,
like financially I mean. For me, it seemed to be the easiest way to
success and fame, so I’d decided to become a blogger myself. However, I faced my first problem as soon
as I started, because I didn’t know how to blog. I would just post pretty much everything. It was like “Here I am going to school”
or “Hey! Look at my lunch today” and so on. Of course, I had some followers, about 500
people I guess, but they were either my friends and family members, or some advertising accounts,
so it didn’t satisfy me much. I even tried once to devote my blog to my
hamster Polly, but she seemed to be a totally unsocial animal and that idea failed. Once I was sitting at home and looking through
my blog page and all the posts on it. I could feel how pathetic my blogging efforts
were because my photos were far from being like those I’d seen on my favorite blogger’s
pages, and my texts were definitely not a philosopher’s thoughts. I had almost decided to give up my idea when
I suddenly realized that somebody somehow showed up in almost every photo and video
of mine that was taken at my place, except for me, of course. It was my creepy neighbor Alan who lived across
the street from me. He had recently moved to the neighborhood
with his parents and he was totally weird. He wore the same long sleeve shirt whenever
I saw him in real life. Nobody talked to him at school, as far as
I knew. Some people even thought that he had some
mental and psychiatric disorders. Of course, he seemed to suddenly get caught
by my camera’s lens, either appearing from around the corner or staring from his garden
at me while I was taking a selfie in my own garden, but I felt strange about it. I shared my thoughts about probably being
stalked by a local weirdo and that was it. My followers seemed to want to share my page
with their friends or something, because I got a couple of hundred more subscribers that
following week. Of course, the majority of my fans, so to
speak, were from our town, but it didn’t matter – my fame had found me. Once two girls had even come up to me at the
local mall to say hi and they said they knew me because of my weird neighbor. I kept posting my regular photos but this
time it had turned into a quest for my followers to find a stranger in them in the comments. This excitement over me being famous lasted,
for me, no more than two weeks, when I suddenly realized that my neighbor Alan had been actually
stalking me. And this time, everything was done on purpose. I will give you an example. Once, I was in the kitchen trying to cook
dinner when I noticed that Alan was staring at me from his window. I would think that this was a coincidence,
but when I went to my bedroom and looked out the window, I once again saw him in his attic
window still looking straight at me. I got a little scared and worried, but tried
to calm myself down, thinking that my eyes were just playing tricks on me. And you know what? I couldn’t sleep well because of all that
stuff. I had really bad nightmares that somebody
was watching me, like 100 percent of the time and I had even woken up in a cold sweat a
couple of times. This almost drove me completely nuts, so I
decided to go and talk to this strange guy and ask him why he was stalking me. I thought he’d deny that fact, but he didn’t
even try to. He told me that he noticed me trying to film
every step of my life on camera, he’d gotten interested in it, and just wondered why I
would want do this. But then he came across my blog page on the
internet, saw my post about him, and had gotten offended. After that, he started to follow me on purpose
as a sort of revenge. I don’t know why but I became really angry
and started to shout at him that he had no right to do that, because he scared me a lot. Then I fired a warning shot saying that if
he doesn’t stop doing what he’s been doing, I’d call the police. I turned away from him and set off for home
when I heard him say that he didn’t see the difference between letting people follow
you online or in real life. I entered my house so furiously, that even
my mom, who was in the kitchen, noticed how nervous I was. I didn’t want to tell her the whole story
so I just said that I hated that creepy guy who lives across the street from us. She said she just so happened to meet Alan’s
parents, like for a welcome tea or something. And it turned out that Alan was their adopted
son. His whole biological family had died in a
big fire less than a year ago. That’s why he was so strange and why he
would wear long sleeve clothing all the time – he’d been trying to hide his scars. And that was definitely the reason he was
so distant from everybody else. I kept thinking over that situation for the
rest of the day. From time to time I’d even look out my window
at Alan’s house, but I didn’t see him anywhere. I tried to find him on the internet, but I
couldn’t. I was looking through my blog page again and
felt ashamed for my posts about him and for the comments people were making. I felt the need to do something to help this
guy. So I just deleted all my previous posts and
made a new one that was completely different. I told his story there and asked my followers
to be more kind to strange people that they think are weird. You can’t even imagine the number of well
wishes and supportive phrases in the comments that I received over the next couple of days. Some of my followers who had known my address
even sent postcards for Alan, asking me to give them to him. I was really inspired and grateful, so I immediately
went to cheer Alan up with all the stuff. I rushed to his door and just left all those
postcards and comments I printed out earlier with a letter of apology from me on his doorstep,
‘cause I thought he wouldn’t want to talk to me anymore. But I was happy to be wrong. Now Alan and I are good friends. I no longer strive for popularity, because
I finally understood that there are things in life that are more important than that. If you guys were attentive enough, you picked
up on the exact number of followers that I had before noticing Alan on my posts and after
that. Be the first one to write the correct answer
in the comments below this video. Feel free to share this with your friends
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Photography Tips: How dedicated to photography are you?

Photography Tips: How dedicated to photography are you?


a couple weeks ago I was sent a
question by a lovely guy calledf peter and he asked me, hi Mike does it happen with photography like music, that you could be a professional and/or great
photographer if you start at an early age? does age matter when it comes to
becoming an excellent photographer? Well the thing is, how much do you want to become an excellent photographer, is it
something you want to do or is it something you’re going to do? But what’s the difference? well I’ve been running my photography
business for a long time and many years ago I chose to turn my
hobby which was photography into my income and that’s a whole other
story but part of that was I wanted to be able to travel and to see
some of the wrold to sort of experience some of the amazing things that go on out there in the world, but it was always something
I’d like to do and time passed and the business started to grow and i was having a good time, i didn’t have to work terribly hard to cover my expenses and i could play on my motor bike and then last year something happened, my brilliant, awesome, inspiring, funny and witty incredible mum died last september, and it was very devastating despite the
fact I knew it was coming but something in me changed then. I kinda realized how old i was, i kinda realized that hey you’re in your fifties now and you’ve always wanted to go off and see some more of the world but that’s all it was, i wanted to. When my mum died it changed from i want to, to I’m going to, you may have already
seen there’s some workshops starting to appear in other countries and many of you
wonderful people have been inviting me to come in your country, but it’s because i got committed I got dedicated to doing whatever it
takes to make that happen, now whether that’s in what sort of photo’s you’re taking or wanna take, you wanna take great amazing pictures well you need to become dedicated to
doing it and that means giving yourself the time
it means dedicating time to doing it not sort of saying ok, i’ve watched all these videos on youtube that mike does or serge does or many of the othere awesome photographers put out there into the world, or going on courses, you have to become dedictated to giving yourself time to go and put
into action the things that you’ve been taught about.
last year I was teaching at a local nights school, i was just teaching an adult education to a bunch of people who were all paying a fairly reasonable fee to come on a photography course, and it was for the college it wasn’t me doing it at the college , i was employed by the college to do it for a short time. But something which really amazed me was that i would give poeple some homework to do which was assosiated with the leson which we just done and then the following week quite a large percentage of people would say I didn’t have time this week or I could see that they had sort of
come home and they maybe had half an hour before they jump in the car because they had to go and they sort of done their homewo because mike would grizzle at them. Well i don’t mind if they do their homework or not, and i don’t mind if you guys did the homework or not, i don’t mind what you do so long as you’re happy, but here’s the key if you want to take excellent photographs well or maybe become a professional photographer you’ve gotta do the homework, you’ve gotta put in the hours, you’ve gotta dedicate some time to doing stuff you have to get out there
and practice and get experience now when I say
dedicate and put time into it you know what time you can dedicate to it I mean when I dedicated time to becoming a
professional photographer I did it in a slightly unusual way as in I went on income support I told my
local a employment services office what i was
doing because i didn’t want ant trouble i wasn’t gonna sort of like try and defraud anyone and they were amazingly helpful, they gave me access to various courses and
training so I spent a year not working and everyday i was reading books i was practising, i was going out there i was taking pictures, wondering why it didn’t work and then trying something else until eventually I got to a point where
I could take pictures that people would pay me money for, and that was an amazing feeling but it’s within the dedication so whatever that may look like for you now that could be maybe an hour a week
because I know normal people they have jobs to go to every day they have to pay
their mortgage they have to pay their rent, their electricity bills and all that
kinda stuff. They’ve possibly gots kids and they’re mega expensive things to own aren’t they. So you’ve got calls on your time already but in order to get the experience that’s needed for you to take the excellent photographs or to become a
professional photographer that any of you guys not just peter you do have to dedicate some of your time in order to do the exercises to practice
stuff so that you get the experience because
photography’s experiential learning most things in life are you have to
experience it and get experience so that you know what
to do in a given situation much as I would love to be able to put
my hand up here and a clip unplug knowledge and then insert into your head for you for a
fee of course then it would be awesome but i cant do that wouldn’t that be easy I wouldn’t
have to webmaster the site, i wouldn’t have to keep thinking up new ideas for
films and shooting stuff and having lorna stand out in the cold and rain and all that kinda stuff while
we’re making films the thing is it’s a dedication thing so what
ever that may be for you I would suggest it’s a case of go on a
training course if you know you’re going on a training course, book some time into the diary the next day so that you can go and practice whatever it was because if you put it off and think oh we’re going on holiday i a couple of weeks in a couple of weeks time you would have forgotten all about it. It would have just kinda vanished into thin air like scotched mist. if you watch a video on YouTube, one of my videos make some notes maybe? go outside and then practice that and kep practising. dedicate time to it until you have your
head around that particular technique or building block as i like to call
them, there’s a whole new course on that coming fairly soon. Because that’s where you’re gonna get the knowledge you need to be fulfilled as a photographer and
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Searching For PINK Photo Challenge ft. Miles Jai

Searching For PINK Photo Challenge ft. Miles Jai


hey there my name is Pat. I’m a
photographer and I use my phone to take photos and today we are doing something
called the rainbow challenge this is a series where I go on an adventure and
find one specific color around me and incorporate that as a staple of the
photo shoot. Today’s color if you haven’t guessed is pink and I need to sit down
because I’m tired. I’m sorry. Where’s my hat? My model for this video is the
talented Miles Jai. His room is covered in pink. He told me in a DM that his room is
covered in pink and I thought it was gonna be a couple of things on the wall,
his whole room is pink, like if we wanted to we didn’t have to leave his room.
Miles was doing his makeup and and as he was doing his makeup, which looked
amazing by the way, he was watching all the Mortal Kombat 11 cutscenes that like
make up a full movie, and the contrast just people getting their heads
like f***ing crushed as he’s just like yes [FIRE BURNING SOUND EFFECT. PEOPLE SCREAMING IN PAIN] so what’s your process like for taking
photos it was awesome he had these pink curtains in his room that were really
capturing my attention I wanted to play around with that somehow, and I don’t
mind the fact that these are overexposed in the back the light was just beaming
through I think it really adds to the softness of this photo I wanted it to
feel soft. Okay, so, normally I would not bring a prop to one of these shoots
because it’s all about using what you have and finding what’s around you but I
found this at Target and I had to get it right you understand right like you can
let this slide? I asked Myles to do an eye roll and I like to think that he’s
channeling the fifth dimension here to talk to the spirit elders. Something I
will never be able to do I understand I had him stick out his tongue a little
bit as I thought that was fun. Nothing more to that just kind of fun. It does
add a smidge more pink to the shot though. That’s not what I was thinking at
the time but just looking back it’s like a little Ya know? The f***? I tried to get some
overhead shots and it’s just, I wasn’t satisfied with the angle I thought it
wasn’t like playful enough does that make sense?
Anyway, I tried kneeling down just getting a lower angle and yeah yeah.
Everything about this is stunning. Yes I also got bubbles. I know that’s another
thing that I brought to the shoot I wanted [jibberish] What if I just exploded. I wanted it to be a bubbly shoot. Okay so now it was time to move out of the apartment
and start walking around to find the color. Normally we would just walk around
to find pink but it was so hot. I’m breaking a lot of my own rules here I’m
such a bad boy. Miles knew about this pink wall in LA that’s just like the
pink wall in LA that everyone knows about but it’s this this one’s less
crowded. I had Miles hang his hair down and I wanted the pink to just fall over
his face. The blue side of his hair really pairs well with the pink wall and
I love the look that he’s giving in this photo I asked Myles to smile as if your boss told a joke that you didn’t want to
laugh at but you don’t want to lose your job so you feel like you have to. That’s
the laugh. Okay so we started walking down the street from that wall and we
turned the corner and we see another wall that’s very pink, but this time it’s
got a frickin face on it. It was like the heavens knew that I was doing a pink
shoot and they said You like that? You little bitch, and I was a whoa whoa yes I do but, whoa Look at the little kiss the wall is giving to Miles. I love the way the
light is hitting him in this photo and in this one I wanted to get a little
lower just so it wasn’t so straight on Originally for these photos I had the
nose on the wall in frame, but I thought it was too distracting. My eyes kept
going to the nostrils and not to his face just wanted to say sometimes you
don’t have to use the whole thing don’t be afraid to get up close as we were
driving around we found this really nice restaurant it was covered in pink and
we’re like okay we’re probably gonna go in there we need something to eat anyway so
let’s park in this parking garage, and as we pulled in the parking garage, the
first floor, was just all pink. So, we parked on the second level which
we have to walk down and I just need to show you, Miles was in heels, and was
walking down this hill like a champ. I was so impressed I was just like no I know I
need to capture this. We found these pink walls that I think were right under some
steps. It was really good lighting had to take advantage of it
I had miles go into the corner and the ceiling was pretty low here and so I
wanted it to be like oh I’m sure wrapped Oh
whoo I’m I’m walking through place and it’s I’m taller than ceiling! sometimes I
wish I was a little more eloquent but I’m gonna let the photo speak for me. So we found this other pink wall nearby and there was a guy in his car and who had
his lights on and there was this railing that was in front of the lights and the
the way that it was hitting the wall the way the light was hitting the wall it
made these really pretty pinks and purples I don’t think he was acting here
the light was very much in his face but I loved the poses so we went into that
restaurant we saw earlier and it had these pinks and whites and browns all
over. I would say sips tea here but it was a latte and I don’t want to lie to
you all right I’m including this photo in
here pretty much exclusively for the TV in the background. I mean I like the
framing and Miles looks nice it’s just the commercial that’s playing it looks
like a cheesy adult film from the 90s is your deck too hot? By the way YouTube
it’s not an adult film from the 90s okay? Okay? so to the right of us was this bar
and the bar had these really cute pink stools. This whole restaurant was so cute.
Miles looks really cute. I like the reflection, there’s a little reflection
there. There is a lot happening in the background, but I do think it all works. Huge thank you to Miles for modeling for me in this video. Go check out his stuff
links are in the description. Thank you for the color suggestion the shoot was
really fun. Let me know in the comments section below what color I should do
next I will see you next Wednesday with a brand new video thank you for
subscribing and liking it really helps me out, and if you want to watch more why
don’t you check out one of these videos Thank you so much for watching and
thanks for being here. – Signed PG

Interview Jake Verzosa – Mérignac Photographic Festival 2017

Interview Jake Verzosa – Mérignac Photographic Festival 2017


[Music] I got my first camera for my dad when I was a kid so from there I really like documenting the culture and also subculture in communities in the Philippines and the best way for me to do it is through photographs for me my friends phone curator yes I think he wants to show different communities through through this exhibition and I did this work with Francois maybe five years ago and I wanted to show them here in this festival the the community of Kalinga and changing perception of beauty through through their tradition I wanted to to show the the changing changing perception of beauty in in the older women and the younger agent younger generation because the younger generation of Kalinga D they don’t want to have tattoos anymore cause for them it’s it’s not beautiful and I plan to change that that perception and I want to share the story here in the festival this particular in the met together the photo fungal because she’s the last tattoo artist and she’s 100 years old approximately and yeah she’s the last artist who’s doing the tattoos and now she’s teaching her niece her younger relative to continue the tradition and it is my favorite photo in particular because she she she represents the whole the whole idea of preservation of the tradition I have contact with them and I grew up in the province next to Kalinga so whenever I come I took their portraits I go back to my developer in the photographs then go up again and bring bring the portraits I wanted to use old technique and also to isolate the the his blacken wife’s I can isolate the the patterns on the skin and so the the patterns can show more and also give the women some dignity and respect well for now I’m inspired by with different stories in the Philippines and in around Asia and mostly in communities and subcultures that are misrepresented and also well my Costa inspires me and also my my family inspires me when daughter

Photography Tips : Photography Framing Techniques

Photography Tips : Photography Framing Techniques


This is Anthony, and we’re going to talk about
framing in photography, framing your shot. When you look at an image, when you’re photographing.
This is what I love doing, is I like looking through my viewfinder, and thinking about,
Well, how do I want this to look? How is this going to look interesting? Well, I just want
to put the subject matter, or whatever I’m photographing, smack in the middle. No, I
don’t think I want to do that. I want to make it look interesting, so for framing my image,
there’s a couple of different ways I like to do it. I like to just put it a little bit
off center. Not right in the center, but just a little bit. If you really think about the
math and the science behind that, it’s kind of interesting, and I like looking at things
differently. I really play around with perspective, and I move. I physically move my big body,
and how I want something to look, and that’s how I frame something up. There are a few
different descriptions I’ve made for myself, about how I do it. One, I like to call it
cornering, or I like to just like, put my subject in one of the corners, and kind of
put other things in the rest of the corners, and give the image a little bit more weight
on one side, and a little bit more air on the other side, and that’s something that
really interests me, in all kinds of art, is I look at, well how is this framed? I’ll
go and look at classical painting, renaissance painting, and see how did they frame this
painting? so when I’m actually photographing, I refer to that in my head. It’s just one
of these ways, that makes photography really, really, interesting to me. The other thing
about framing, is that I find, people don’t often turn their camera around enough. We’re
so used to being able to edit digitally, that actually I’ll get really close to somebody.
I’ll back off, or I’ll switch my camera around, a lot, because I know that, I’m not really
a lazy person by nature, but I would much rather edit it, than actually do it, but when
I’m actually out there photographing, I think sometimes, I would rather just do it that
way, when I’m really looking at something, because after all, photography, that’s really
what it’s all about, because how am I looking at something? It’s the physical act of taking
that picture. To me, that’s what real photography is, and the framing, sometimes is actually
the most fun, so that’s how you frame a picture.

Photography Tips: Composition – disassociation

Photography Tips: Composition – disassociation


I love nice clean simple looking images you
know something that’s sells the sizzle rather
than the sausage something which gives a hint a
feeling of a place now I was walking down this
very Street last week with a guy called Jason milner
who’s on my Lanzarote photo workshop we just been photographing a sunrise
round the corner which is a really spectacular little location when the
weather’s right you do your research afterwards we were walking through here
is looking for some pictures as a whole group and Jason set site to me which really
struck a course so I thought I’d make video I was showing him some of these shot which are just shown you
these nice clean simple two color graphic looking images and he was saying you never imagined that they were shot in this very Street
and he’s absolutely right he said it’s about learning how to
disassociate yourself from the surroundings and find the image
then and that really inspired me thank you Jason it thought it was such a call thought such a
great idea because it is completely true you need to look around cause if you can
see your camera is blind now disassociating
yourself from the surroundings just walking around here looking for
shots finding pictures so I thought I’d come out here and just
have a little look see what we can find another try and
replicate some of those shots for you Now this is gonna be difficult you’ve already seen the the Sun is
going in and out the lights changing this clouds in the
sky when I was down here with Jason the gang on the workshop it was a clear clear blue sky and that’s
how we got those first images wanna talk you through looking around
searching stuff out and finding things i wanna talk to you
about how I shot those images and I’m a shoot a couple
while we’re here let’s just wonder down this way a bit I’ll
show you to recognize it yeah exactly its up there isn’t it that’s where are
shot is how do we shoot it how would I go about shooting that now for first of all is about
seeing it’s about looking around we can from standing in the road here and it’s
very narrow it’s about seeing the image it’s about
looking around you all the time as you walking around so how would I isolate that from its surroundings well
is gonna be a long lens shot and to shoot a I’m gonna need be
standing against the wall over here so what focal length Am I gonna need to isolated
well it’s the one that works you know don’t get hung up about these numbers so
much it’s about looking through the camera
and then seeing if we can zoom in and out a
little bit and find what is going to work so if I hit the record button on here you are
now looking through my camera you can see so I’m zooming in and out finding what works looking for the composition where do we want a place
that house well I want it down low in the corner the composition I don’t
the camera landscape way because look it’s not a bad
picture and you can bring in the corner the other building but it’s another shot the
first one I want Matt empty empty kinda space
thing going on around the house so much for length actually 55
millimetres I’m using sort of standard focal length i want the camera this way up now where do I need to be I don’t want
quite so much clutter so i’m gonna move to my right and as I moved to my right you can
see things slightly re-aligning I wanna loose that little
black white whatever is edgewood or just to the right to the window with
shutters there we go so I’m in a place that down low like
that into the sky now we have got a clear blue sky like I had the other day but that’s going to be my shot see if i can
kill the video I’m and you shoot it so what’s it about the depth of the field I need well and a great deal I mean I’m gonna shoot it about F 11 I guess I got 400 of second that’s just bring the exposure down a
little bit because I don’t want to burn out my
highlights we got some very moody sky beyond on this just very different shot to the other
day but it’s still a nice shot so there we go we’re all lined up to 640 the
second f11 my composition is lined up and then is our picture and it’s really kind i nice Im shooting at 200 ISO
fifty five millimeters or crop sensor camera with isolated the shot there how about the other one the landscape
version well order to do really is turn the camera the other way up isnt it so we’ve gone from this composition here we’re now just kinda taking it this way aren’t we there’s no really much else to
do now can zoom in a little bit and just kinda see if that works are kinda
like that you know as a composition I kinda like that said
so that is gonna be my focal length: just there as opposed to just there just
little tiny tweak makes a world a difference and it sorta
found the scene towards those clouds that are going on
up there in the sky we’re going to focus well and a focus on the shutter there that white sorta shutter checkpoint exposure my histogram bright it up just tad one focal length at the end of the day
he’s just below 70 millimetres on a crop sensor and focus where I want it I want to bring the composition down the
bottom there and squeeze the shot now looking at the street you wouldn’t certainly imagine that this is where those shots were
taken you do have to disassociate yourself thanks Jason just can’t have a look for couple more look at the shadows on that building up in the corner up there you see right up in the corner of the
frame there’s those shadows now they can make
great abstracts we’ve also got shadow the chimney which
is right up on the top there and it’s against the wall so let’s see if
I can execute this some to go in so what do i need to do well let’s just have
a little look through the camera so there’s a little chimney stack on the
top and there’s it shadow and well as gorgeous little diagonal lines
going on so what focal length do we need to know what’s the bright focal length: the one that works so
looks for your viewfinder and change it let’s just start is a zoom in now I don’t
wanna see the chimney itself I just want the abstract pattern the blue
upright and those lines on the wall bring that
back a little more where do we wanna guy I think it’s
somewhere around their I kinda like so that’s why
I’m gonna shoot kill the video mode that have a look at
it so we’re gonna focus is quite a long way away so you can focus on the wall be careful shooting things like this
because you camera will under exposes it so I’ll increase my
exposure by mmm full stop actually to make sure I’m goal nice bright whites I can always dark and it’ll be in
post-production if i need to so focus on the wall I’m sitting at F11
I’ve got 900 for the second using a two hundred
millimeter lens 200 ISO and I some are you wanna know
that stuff to sneak up for focal length and no more focus on the wall and line up our shot
movement to the right a bit and there’s our image I think that looks really cool I really
do like it and is another shot going on straight up
here let me show it to you there is my focus and this little video button look to the
right to those doors look at that window look at that window just there and that diagonal line coming across the
top of bit got a cloud in the sky which is a shame because I’d much rather have clear blue sky
however there’s still a shot to be had there so how
would I do this well I need to just love line my camera up
with all you know what I kinda like actually now let me show you I just seen because
you couldn’t say what I was doing then should hit my video button and wait for this truck to go sort of dangerous call to be doing this hey ho! you know I but I get run over there’s not too
much traffic right let’s get my video camera rocking and rolling so what
i’m looking at is this up here now kinda like that almost is the easy looking through the camera
but look if I just bring this in a little tighter I kinda rather like it like that I like
the blue coming down to the left you know on that pipe and I like the window
with the diagonal line above it and I like this or text is in the white
wall said that will be a shot I’m going to do
and not don’t even mind the grey clouds above I’ve rather blue sky but there you go so let’s
kill the video mode because you just saw me
composed the shot in the camera Im in about ninety millimeters
on a crop sensor so have to sneak up a little close to
you im might be out of focus to make it lined up nicely so here we go
here he is just get all lined up and there and and squeeze the shot what we got so shooting at 400 the second f11 focused on the window that is all peachy
dandy I have no problems with that at all take another one dont think I had my camera
quite level we also might look quite nice return the camera the other way up we check it and see I yea that’s pretty cool too so me show
you the difference so that’s roughly what our last
composition was so as i turn the camera the other way up
you see there’s another composition there very simple one fact I think I prefer
that one I like the like in the shade and I like the simplicity of it was just
zoom in a little more no maybe give it a bit more spice
always see how would bring in shadows this are tiny movements of focal length:
that is to make it work so let’s just see if I can bring in one
shadow like that there back i think is roughly the
composition that I want like that so let’s come out
of video mode if i can there we go to even get a shot
try not to get run over the same time you can hear it coming can’t you groovy dobby fun okay so so now we got high light and shades so im gonna use my histogram too make sure the exposure is go all the data I’m gonna
need I don’t want whites to burn out just get that
composition right cause I accidentally moved the focal length: very slightly
and that 400 F11 and take the
shot see what a simple easy little shot that is but the key to
all the sort some shots is looking around you being aware of your
surroundings and jason said disassociating yourself from those
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Photography Tips: Meet my PA Melissa Fox

Photography Tips: Meet my PA Melissa Fox


hi guys I’m down in Asia again I’ve just
been running the Cambodia workshop with my partner Simon Taplin most here we did
a bit of wrecking along the vietnam Chinese border in some of astonishing
locations which people just don’t get to see and we’re hoping to have bring that
online next year so watch this space but whilst in Asia I wanted to come down to
the Philippines and meet up with my awesome P A Melissa Fox and introduce
her to you guys her photography is awesome and she’s got a
pretty interesting stories have she learned her photography so hello Melissa
hi Mike and he’s the first time we met in reality you working three years or
more and it’s all been via Skype in the internet and this is roles is grown in
grown why dont you tell the guys how we met in the first place yeah absolutely I was doing photography
and studying photography and I was watching Mike’s video most of the time it
all the time actually so I just came to point that you know I want to give
thanks to him and sent him a message on facebook telling him you know what thank you for all of your tutorial and
that’s how it started thank you and it kind of grew on from
there really because we kind of converse about photography she sent
me some pictures and etc and then one day I remember you send me a message
saying I don’t want to interfere but I noticed a lot of the questions that are
asked about your tutorials on the Facebook page he said I know the answer
do you mind if I step in and I thought that was really quite sweet yes
absolutely but it was again because of you all the knowledge all the things and
thing that you put into your videos that’s what I always apply to those
questions so I think that’s how it started now
that I’m working but you because there’s a lot of people have asked questions and
most of the time you are not there so why not answer it for you very kindly and said that’s how
Melissa started to become involved with our Facebook page the person who used to help me at that
time then left and we had a unanimous decision who should we ask we both said
Melissa and you post some awesome posts on there you put some really beautiful
warm human stories you really have shared of your own experience what leads
you to do that I i guess its because every photographer and yeah I just
wanted to basically share what I’ve had before and you know who knows maybe some
people can relate to it I think a lot of people relate to it because when you
posted things on the Facebook page where
somebody said I really lacking confidence that was one i remember you
wrote his brilliant post about how your work had been completely slammed on line
someone said mr. Fox’s pictures are dreadful she doesn’t know what she’s
doing and it’s about how you rise above that it was I thought that was an
awesome post and you continue to do it absolutely I just believe that you know
you can’t be stopped by anyone telling you what to do you know you have a
passion you have a love for photography just go for it and you know you don’t
have to really think about what we what people what other people think about
your photography as long as you love it go for it absolutely and this is why we work
together I think that was pretty obvious this is a common ethos that runs through
both of us it’s about the person behind the camera is not about the camera it’s
you guys who take the pictures now besides looking after the Facebook page Melissa started helping me keep up with
all the wonderful comments that you guys post on YouTube there are so many of you
now and I’m totally blown away by that but also what you don’t see is behind
the scenes Melissa does masses of work to keep the website running smoothly
making sure that it’s always easy to find on Google etc making sure all the
links work it’s a lot of stuff them in this does behind the scenes she’s also looks after my emails and
says brown answer that, keeping him in line yeah you do have to do that from time to
time I really have to do what’s your kind of photography what is it that
you’re into shooting into portrait photography wedding photography and my
own weird stuff which is the surreal portraits I
think those are amazing it’s something i’ve never which I’ve never sort of
done it’s a completely unique looks to be seems to be to you there’s lots of power in
action and moody drama going on there.My attack would be the emotions for me think more of an
emotional images versus for emotional and artistic images at the same time so that
I created this you know surreal portraits that again doing the past about but
also when it comes to business part I do the wedding photography because you
get money from it’s a lovely lovely lovely area of photography is great fun
isn’t it was stressful fun challenging all of it is all of those things
is also a privilege to be part of a milestone event in somebody’s life of the pictures
in it its high-pressure shooting two weddings think it’s easy and cheesy and it isnt
and absolutely so where do you think we did you evolve from with your
photography what was your beginning point what was your first thought that
said I wanna do photography since i was a kid was doing photography but you know I don’t know
what I’m doing but my mother passed away and that she left me camera and it
didn’t know what to do with that have no idea what a controlled and stuff I watched youtube I watch your channel I’ve seen most of your video and stuff and
that’s how we started you know basically you help me dissect the biology or and you know technicology or
whatever the terms is you were the one who’ve inspired me to go back to that I love
photography seeing some of the Melissa’s early work to the stuff you’re producing
now like the surreal portrait this is why I do what I do because it’s
such a privilege to know that I’m helping people like Melissa and others
and now it’s really great that Melissa and I working together and also Melissa and I
working together that is the team and now it looks like there’s a huge team
there but please believe me the whole thing is run by Melissa myself and
occasionally we have guests camera people come on to help out sometimes I
have to do it on my own whatever but we are the team and certainly thank you to all you guys
that we’re able to do what we’re doing and I had the opportunity to come and
run workshops in Asia and have a brilliant PA like Melissa she does RULE me yes
well I think we both inspire each other in some point yeah we take but Melissa
does brown answer this going to that check this out I’m without her I would
probably miss a lot of things but really I just wanted to introduce you guys to
Melissa want to see some of her photography Melissa knows her way around
my training products probably better than I do in many ways because there are
so many YouTube videos but Melissa watched and studied all of them so she really can
help look after you guys when I’m not available and I apologize that I’m not
available all the time because I would love to be able to interact with every
last one of you on a one-on-one basis to also i want to tell everyone that I’m so honored every
time that you will ask me questions or asked him question and please do let me
answer those questions because sometimes he is not really around and and yeah I would like
to help it’s an honor for me to be a part of this entire business that you’re
running it’s great having you on board because
you do so much with so many people don’t see say you guys if you want to check out
some more of Melissa’s photography find out more about melissa is in the text
below this video go check out her blog check our website you can really see one
awesome photographer she is also a very warm and brilliant human being she
really does care thank you thanks Melissa thank you Mike
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Photography Tips: How To Be Happy With Your Photos

Photography Tips: How To Be Happy With Your Photos


I get a lot of messages from new
photographers telling me they’re disappointed with their photography some even go so far as to say they
despair of taking a good image now if this represents you then please don’t despair because great photos are completely achievable but first you have to give up your
attachment to shooting amazing images yes I know that sounds
completely ridiculous, so be patient for the next coupla minutes and let me
explain first of what causes us to become disappointed? any disappointment not just with
photography think about anytime you’ve been disappointed what made you
feel disappointed was it because an image
was too dark or not sharp or uninspiring maybe it
wasn’t how you remembered the place? maybe you’ve been disappointed because
the meal wasn’t great or your date didn’t show up it doesn’t matter any disappointment
these are all expectations we have about how something should or should not be should is a dreadful
word because it implies there’s something wrong for example the picture should be
brighter should be sharper should be inspiring, it should be how i remember the place. the food should have been great, my date should have been there, you get the idea but the truth is the images and events are what they are and the fact they didn’t or don’t meet our expectations leaves us feeling disappointed and we shouldn’t be disappointed right
it’s not fair I spent all his money and my pictures are crap, and my date didn’t show up. the key thing here is not the physical
aspects the image or the meal or the date, that leave us disappointed it’s the unfulfilled expectation how
they should be that is what leaves us feeling pissed off, disillusioned and fed up. so please ask yourself this: how often does anything in life match our expectations, it’s almost always better or worse, or just plain different. when our expectations are exceeded it’s a fantastic feeling is like wow I
gotta really good shot, I’m not sure how I did it but Wow you know. But when things don’t live up to our expectations we get upset
we get fed up and pissed off so how can you avoid that disappointment well how about
giving up unrealistic expectations of how your images should be so you don’t have to beat yourself up
about them or think you’re no good be honest accept
them for what they are right now this minute especially if you’re a
beginner I mean would you buy a saxophone and expect to play sexy jazz after just a week or two or an airplane, would you expect to just jump in it and fly of to brazil, I mean that’d be crazy, so why do you expect these kind of things with your photography? now some of you’ll be saying, but I’ve been into photography for years and I still don’t take good photos well have you been into photography for
years really how many hours a week do you spend on
your photography? how often do you watch a video or complete a section of one of my courses take notes, then go and practice it for an hour? just watching or going for a walk with your camera, now that doesn’t count. I mean really concentrating without
distractions on a regular basis the sexy jazz
saxophonist would have practiced over and over and over until their instrument
has become a part of themselves to be brutally honest now how much
dedicated time have you put aside to improve your
photography in the last two months and remember when you look at those
breathtaking images you’re not seeing the out takes the
number of times the photographer revisited a location the time they got it wrong you’re only
seeing the pinnacle of that photographers work in that instance
there’s something else which can disappoint photographers the glossy advertising
campaigns telling us to buy this or that camera because he can shoot all
these breathtaking images in the hands of an experience photographer it certainly can but for beginner enthusiast
photographers it can lead us to compare our images with the ones in the advert
then are brilliant brains say my images don’t like that something
wrong with me and you’re gonna feel disappointment, you bet you’re gonna feel disappointment so please just be kind to yourself cut
yourself some slack and be honest about your abilities right now and set some realistic goals give up
the expectation an attachment to stunning images just for a wall and let your photography
be what it is right now there is no shame in that
invest in yourself on learning and practicing techniques
like exposure focal length: debt the field composition
all these can be practiced anywhere in the living room the garden the car
park at work in your lunch break and the really cool thing is as you
practice these things and you learn how to control your photography those exciting images that we all crave
will start to come along on their I absolutely promise you that
now I am NOT saying in any way don’t
challenge yourself I wanna be very clear about this
challenges are great they help us grow they help us learn
more achieve more and consequently feel good about ourselves set yourself challenges that will lead
you to become more fulfilled and are aligned with the commitment to
improving your photography allocate time each week to learn the
technique maybe a lunchtime challenge like five long lens photos in my place
to work into a wide lens image challenge the next day use your
imagination and you’ll see the possibilities are
endless so in a nutshell my three steps to avoiding
disappointment all one be honest with yourself about
your abilities and skills as they are now to stop comparing your photos with the work experience
photographers who displaying the very pinnacle their achievement and three set tough
goes by all means set appropriate goals for your skill
level goals that are achievable see you feel good about yourself
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