I was on assignment shooting video and still photography last week in Alaska. As is common in Alaska, the weather was always changing and unpredictable. We set out on day one hoping we’d get enough of a break in the wind and rain that we could create some image of our model collecting wild blueberries. It can be nice to photograph while it is overcast as the light and shadows are soft and flattering. I decided to try and simulate some sun backlighting the leaves and our model so I setup a speedlight on the ground behind the subject. [Read more…]
I recently discovered the work of talented photography wizard Tilo Gockel through a spectacular photograph he posted on The Strobist Facebook Group. This group is a great place to get inspiration and feedback on strobe photography, or photography where you use off camera flash. I highly recommend joining the group if you are at all interested in learning more about lighting techniques for your photography.
Anyway, Tilo posted this amazing image of a divers watch and the group went wild: [Read more…]