Shop with our new affiliate program from Samy’s Camera to help keep these lessons from The Slanted Lens coming. Hi this is Jay P. Morgan. Today I’m going to take you through the process of photographing Lincoln at Gettysburg. Yesterday we came up here to Little Round Top. We settled Lincoln here on the corner. […]
Hi this is Jay P Morgan and today on The Slanted Lens we’re going to do some high speed photography using a new trigger called Miops Smart. We’re going to shoot a light bulb. Literally. We’re going to shoot a BB through a light bulb. Setup We’ve got a BB gun on two c stands. […]
Reflectors are a great entry point into the world of lighting so today on The Slanted Lens, I am going to show you how to make one of your own. Let’s get started! Bead foam reflectors have been used on photography and movie sets for years because they are cheap to make, easy to use […]
Today on the Slanted Lens we’re back out at the SKB Factory shooting an industrial portrait. It’s one of the assignments that can go really easy or really hard. So let’s get started and see what we can do. When I say industrial portrait, it’s not a lifestyle portrait. It’s not a documentary style portrait. […]
Today on the Slanted Lens, we’re going to show how to get simple headshots with just one hour, one light, and one reflector. So here we are. We’re heading off to a friend of mine, Tanya’s. She needs a headshot for her real estate business. She’s been asking me for a while to do this […]
Why High Speed Sync? To understand high speed sync, we need to understand how shutters work. Most camera shutters are two curtains that open and close. I know there are some cameras with a leaf shutter but that is for a different lesson. At speeds slower than 1/125th, or 1/60th depending on your camera, the […]
Today on the Slanted Lens, we’re going to show you how to freeze action with strobes, not high speed sync, but freezing action with monoblocks in normal flash mode.
Today on the Slanted Lens we are going to look at how to gain more control of your light and more specifically, your soft box, by using a technique called feathering.
We are out at the SKB case factory again and today on The Slanted Lens, I am going to show you how to shoot an industrial image without destroying your equipment.
For a couple years now, I have been shooting a portrait series I call Time Period; it is an art series that allows me to look back a how people lived their lives in past times. I love history and this gives me the opportunity to live in a different time period, if only for a few hours. My goal is to create portraits that look like they were taken by me as if I were there in that time. It is a fun process, but can be an expensive one. Shooting for different time periods means that you need props, wardrobe and locations that fit and if you aren’t careful, these can all drive the cost way up. Today I am out at Herber Valley Air Museum for a portrait with a WWII pilot in front of his airplane and I want to give you four tips that will help you set up a vintage portrait shoot like this one without breaking the bank.