Photo lesson – Stephen Wilkes – Day to Night

Let’s step away from the commentary on social photos and take a quick look at a technique we call multiple exposure.

I came across this article on CNN about a photo book, Day to Night, by photographer Stephen Wilkes. It’s a book of landscapes and they are stunning. What is remarkable about them is they are composites – multiple photos taken of the same subject at different times of day and night and then blended together to make an almost otherworldly photo.

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Photo Lesson – Photographing food

First, a caveat – there are many many ways to shoot food. Angles, lighting, plating, etc. So this is just a walk-through on one shoot I recently did for a pecan farm. And man, their products were absurdly good.

Second, I really need to do a live video on this topic, but it might need to wait until the next food shoot so I can get permission and set up to film.

With that said, hope this helps.

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Quick Snap – Photographing fireworks

So how did you celebrate our nation’s birthday yesterday? July 2, 1776. Yep, you missed it. It was July 2, 1776 when the Continental Congress (reps from the 13 colonies in Philly trying to sort things out) voted to declare independence from England. NOT July 4. Here, let John Adams speak from the grave…

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Five Minute Photo Lesson – Contrast

Look at the difference between the two. One looks like a hot mess and the other is pleasing. Taken within 10 feet of each other. So when you photograph your kids, find that even, soft light, usually shade. Do it, do it for the children.

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