Smoke Bomb Photography
September 26, 2017 by admin in Uncategorized 0 Comments

We get asked a lot about our smoke bomb photos. The two big questions always seem to be, “How do you guys go about using them in shoots?” and “Where do you guys get your smoke bombs from?” First off, why would anyone want to use smoke bombs in a shoot? Simply put, it’s pretty dang cool. They provide a fun and unique aesthetic that can add life to any session. Whether it’s with a couple, a model, a band, whatever, the addition of colorful plumes and the subsequent haze they leave can give any shoot an extra kick of interest. Most importantly, however, people should understand that using smoke bombs can potentially pose a few risks. It is paramount that these risks are openly discussed and understood by all parties involved before using them in a shoot. This is especially true if one intends to hold them in their hands. Let’s go ahead and get to the meat of this post. Items needed: Smoke bomb Lighter (if not using a “cool burning wire pull” grenades) Open outdoors space, away from anything that is overly dry and susceptible to catching fire Camera Water (to pour on the smoke bomb after […]

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Street Photography
February 18, 2016 by admin in City, People 0 Comments

The essence of street photography is about documenting everyday life and society on the streets. You can find opportunities to practice street photography everywhere and you don’t necessarily need to travel to capture great shots. It’s a genre of photography usually done candidly without permission and without your subject’s knowledge. However, street photography doesn’t rule out staged pictures. You may spot an interesting character that catches your vision; you can wander up to strangers and ask for permission to take their picture. This is a great way to get a more intimate portrait of someone in his or her environment. The most important thing with street photography is to have fun and enjoy getting out with your camera. Remember, your goal is to capture emotion, humanity, and depict a person’s character. It takes time to get your shot, but with some practice and patience it is rewarding. 1: Choosing the best lens Deciding which lens to use is one of the most important factors for street photography. You may be tempted to use a telephoto lens, but that’s more than likely to result in more harm than good. You don’t want to be that creepy person standing across the road […]

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Pics With Shapes & Shadows
February 18, 2016 by admin in Creation, People 0 Comments

“Each image is a battle of form versus content” -Garry Winogrand (The late 1960s street photographer) Even though the content is essential in any type of photography, using forms creatively adds a beautiful artistic dimension to your work. The exciting part of photography is deciding what to frame your shot. Creative elements such as lines, shapes, Creative elements such as lines, shapes, form, patterns and colors can come into your work and explore them will give your soul, great satisfaction. Form is one of the core elements of art (form, shape, line, color, texture, and space) and knowing how to use it in your photography will help you create beautiful images with an artistic touch that rise above the mundane shot. Basically, forms are highlighted by their lines, shapes, and volume and so photographing form can also mean be depicting an outline of a three dimensional object (e.g. a flower) or composing a shot from an unusual perspective and revealing its shape in an abstract manner. The difference between shape and form in photography Form is similar to shape, but there is a difference between them: form is a three dimensional object with shape and volume, while shape is just […]

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