Category: Photography

Create Real Reflections and Dramatic Backgrounds

  You’ll often see a reflection appear below a product, and while you can add these reflections after the fact in Photoshop, it’s easier to just have real reflections. The easy way to get those reflections is to shoot your product on some plexiglass (either clear or white frosted). Just put a rectangular sheet of plexi right over your background (you can pick up these small sheets of plexiglass at your local Home Depot or Lowe’s for around $15) and it does the rest. If you want to go for a dramatic look for your product shots, try this:...

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KelbyOne-On-One: 10 Questions with Instructor Rick Sammon

This time around on KelbyOne-On-One: 10 Questions with…, Scott Bourne interviews Rick Sammon. Rick is a Canon Explorer of Light and an award-winning photographer. A tireless, prolific, and inspirational image-maker, Rick, called by some “The Godfather of Photography,” is one of the most active photographers on the planet, dividing his time between creating images, giving seminars, developing online classes for KelbyOne, leading photo workshops, and making personal appearances. Rick’s enthusiasm for digital imaging is contagious. He’s a man on a mission to make digital photography fun, creative, exciting and rewarding for others. Rick’s latest (and 36th) book is Creative Visualization for...

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Member Monday Featuring Ed Balaun

Meet Ed Balaun—he’s not only a photographer, but he’s a golfer too! Ed likes to combine his two passions which is why he creates images like the one you see here. What can you tell us about this photo? This is a photo of Dustin Johnson, 2016 United States Open Champion, playing in The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. It was taken on May 30, 2017. It’s also notable that at the time, Johnson was the Number 1 ranked golfer in the world, and that he has kept that position through the current date....

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Splash Proof: Over/Under Photography Offers Fresh Perspectives
By Tom Bol

Ever since I started my career as an adventure sports photographer, I’ve been floating in the water with a camera in hand. On one assignment I might be documenting a two-month kayaking trip in southern Chile, and the next month photographing a famous trout fisherman in Wyoming. Editors wanted fresh imagery, and that meant figuring out a way to shoot in the water. And not just simply shooting underwater, but creating a photograph that revealed both under and above the water at the same time. These images, referred to as over/under images, always caught the viewer’s attention.

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