Pioneers of Photography: An Animated History

Dollar Store Creative Lighting

Prop Tips:

The closer a prop is to the subject, the more defined the shapes/edges.

Hard Light: Use a small light source to achieve hard light. The further the light is from the subject, the harder the light source.

Lighting modifiers: Try a zoom reflector and a grid. This will control the spread or spill of light.

How to Capture Dance Movement 

Freezing motion with rear-curtain sync, flash photography, shutter drag.

“The key to this creative lighting technique is mixing studio strobes, a constant light source, camera movement, and shutter drag.

“Creative In-Camera Motion Blur”

Step 1: Use a strobe to light your subject. Anywhere that the strobe illuminates will be frozen in place.

Step 2: Introduce a constant light into the scene. This can be a modeling light, a work light, an LED, a flashlight… etc! In this case, I have chosen a Nanlite Pavo because it is inexpensive and has a full RGB range (plus it’s quite bright!)

Step 3: Change your shutter speed to a long/slow shutter speed. Start with somewhere around 1/8 to 1/20 of a second.

Step 4: Turn off all ambient light in the room (other than your purposeful constant light). This includes overhead lights, covering windows, and turning off modeling lights.

Step 5: Take a photo and move your camera or subject. Try zooming your camera, wiggling it side to side or a combination of both. This will create streaks of light across your image.

Pro tip: Select clothing or jewelry that has sparkle/shine. This is the best way to pick up the reflections of the constant light!”

Thank you, Adorama & Lindsay Adler for these great videos!

AAPI Youth Rising & American Girls Doll

Fighting Xenophobia in America: American Girl’s 1st Chinese American ‘Girl of the Year’ doll aims to fight AAPI hate

NPR: https://www.npr.org/2022/01/05/1070616965/chinese-american-girl-doll-corinne-tan-aapi-racism

AAPI Youth Rising

“American Girl selected AAPI Youth Rising as the partner organization for the American Girl 2022 Girl of the Year! Corinne Tan is the first Asian American GOTY and we are so honored to be the 2022 GOTY partner organization with American Girl!”

Article: A Look Back at Helmut Newton’s Inimitable Fashion Photography

A Look Back at Helmut Newton’s Inimitable Fashion Photography https://flip.it/4jz5AA

Photography Exhibits at MoMA & The Met

The Met – The New Women Behind the Camera

“The New Woman of the 1920s through the 1950s was a powerful expression of modernity, a global phenomenon that embodied an ideal of female empowerment based on real women making revolutionary changes in life and art. During this tumultuous period shaped by two world wars, women stood at the forefront of experimentation with the camera and produced invaluable visual testimony that reflects both their personal experiences and the extraordinary social and political transformations of the era.”

50 Photographs by 50 Photographers

NASA Is Launching A New Telescope That Could Offer Some Cosmic Eye Candy

James Webb Space Telescope

NPR Article Cosmic Eye Candy

Ones To Watch 2021: Tayo Adekunle

PORTRAITURE,RACE & REPRESENTATION

Cultural Iconography & African Identity

aestheticamagazine.com/cultural-iconography-2/

Namsa Leuba is a Swiss-Guinean photographer and art director who focuses on African identity as seen through the western gaze.

Incredible 160-year-old Civil War era photos Restored, Enhanced, and Colorized

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