By Konrad Eek | Thursday, November 13, 2014
When I began my formal study of photography, Minolta had just introduced an auto focus 35mm SLR, and you had to master exposure and chemical film and print processing to get a great photo.
The digital revolution has made it difficult to get a bad result with any type of camera these days—and if you do, Photoshop cures most ills. I confess to doing virtually all my professional work with a digital camera.
However, there are still great reasons for taking the time to learn the traditional process of shooting film. Here are five of them:
By Konrad Eek | Sunday, October 26, 2014
For just a few dollars—and in just a few minutes—you can make a simple DIY light box to evenly illuminate small objects for close-up photos.
Whether you’re doing product photography, insurance documentation, or simply shooting as a hobby, this system will give you consistent and effective lighting from a variety of sources.
And it’s made from materials found at your local art supply store.
By Konrad Eek | Saturday, October 18, 2014
I’ve worked with several people over the years who have wonderful art sitting in their closets because they aren’t sure how to go about hanging it on the wall.
It’s not just about the hanging hardware; they have lots of questions about where it should go, how high it should be, and how it should be grouped.
So here are five tips for hanging pictures on the wall in an eye-pleasing way.
By Jim Heid | Thursday, January 16, 2014
Last week, we published a new course called Photographing Clothes and Textiles. The fourth course from photographer Konrad Eek, it’s a detailed look at styling, lighting, and photographing everything from garments to beach towels.
Top-notch textile photography—indeed, top-notch product photography of all kinds—greatly benefits from dedicated lighting gear such as studio strobes or compact flash units. But what if you simply want to take an attractive product shot for an online auction or a webpage?
That’s the topic Ben Long explores in this week’s installment of The Practicing Photographer. Ben joins Konrad Eek for a look at some simple, inexpensive techniques for taking great-looking product shots without any external lighting gear.
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