Thanks girl! I really appreciate the nice words. :) I’ve been trying to think of something else to say to this to properly express my sincere thankfulness for people like you who see the need to bring people up when they see they’ve been torn down. I usually answer these privately so I don’t spam my followers with compliment asks, but I hope others can be inspired by you to pass the positive vibes on and say a few nice things to someone else. It’s so easy to post anonymous hate, so why can’t it be easier to post something nice?
Anyways, thanks again! You’re the best! :)
I have a pretty fun life dressing as a fat half naked nerd girl instead of sitting on my computer anonymously hating on people. :)
Ha, I don’t really know how to answer this question. I’ve developed a certain shooting style and that just comes with experience and learning my trade. I’ve learned to adjust my lighting power in conjunction with my camera settings and use different light modifiers accordingly to get the look I want. No magic involved.
If I were to team up with another photog and create a photo resource site, what sort of tutorials and resources would you guys like to see? We’re brainstorming right now, so send in your ideas!
Well that’s quiet a thing to hear! Haha. Thank you very much and I’m glad it was useful to you! :)
If anyone else is interested in the tutorial, you can get it here.
Photo in reference:
In most cases, you would use a background light (a strobe placed directly behind your subject pointing at the background) to create a glow around the subject. In that particular photo, we actually simulated a background light in post-production since we didn’t have a 7th strobe to use in addition to the 6 already in use.
First and foremost, if you don’t master available light and understand how to utilize and manipulate your natural light sources, having extra clunky gear won’t do you any good. When I first started out, I literally only used a window as my main source of light (watch this video we put together if you don’t believe me). Photographers will never get tired of telling you that the equipment doesn’t make the photo, and that same concept applies here. Rely on your eye, then use fancy equipment to enhance your vision. Relying on equipment cripples creativity.
Now that that’s said and done — when you’re ready to dive into the world of strobism, get yourself an Alien Bees’ AB800 with a large softbox or octabox and a light stand. Practice lighting from all different directions and study the effect it creates on your subject. Also, most photographers on Flickr like to include strobist info in their photo details — use this information as a study tool to further increase your understanding of lighting, where the light source is coming from, and how it affects the subject.
Hope this helps!
Thanks so much! Glad I’ve continued to hold your interest, haha. ;)
I’ve been dabbling in photography for as long as I can remember; I first started uploading my work online when I was 13 though. I’ve been shooting bands and music since I was about 16. When I was a freshman in high school, I shot my first show for my friend’s hardcore band. Then when I was 16, I did my first “promos” for my (ex)boyfriend’s screamo band and took photos at all their shows (one of which included the House of Blues in San Diego).
Now, I’m the ripe age of 20, still shooting hardcore/metalcore bands…
MSO is in charge of issuing press/publicity passes at Warped Tour. But unless you have a publication or organization you’re shooting for, you won’t be granted one (or if you know people who know people). I’m working with Natural High, so I go through the director of the non-profit area to get mine. For other shows, I always get my photo passes from the bands themselves. I’m not trying to be a photo snob, but if you don’t have a legitimate reason to be in the photo pit, don’t. This is not a place for getting up close to your favorite band or practicing your photog skills. While yes, we’re there to have fun, we’re also trying to get a job done and it’s a little burdensome when a girl screaming the lyrics in our ears throws her point-and-shoot camera right into our shot.
Dear photographers who complain about how Warped Tour is “hell” to shoot,
Work a dark unventilated metalcore show with no barricades while dodging 50+ stage divers & guitar headstocks, then whine about the VIP treatment you get in the 10ft wide Warped photo pits.