Dazzling Wedding Photography by Jose Villa
Jose Villa is a Fine Art Wedding Photographer. His approach applies Fine Art Photography to the living, breathing, fast-moving phenomenon that is a wedding. He also does some documentary photography, as one needs to capture the important moments at a wedding, however, he also composes and directs. For him, it is all about making something beautiful, even if he has to insert himself into the situation. His ultimate goal is to craft vibrant, energetic, fine art images that are as unique as the people in his photographs.Jose has a very natural style to shooting a wedding, his images are usually bright and vibrant, with the details still in tact and revealed. His wedding portraits offer his client, a product which is both intuitive but stylish and very glamorous… He photographs his brides-pair in in front of a clean background, or usually uncluttered background with a shallow depth-of-field, which proves why he is such a great fine art photographer. His compositions and poses are well calculated and directed before taking the shot; he also mainly uses back-light to achieve the “dreamy” look in his photographs.
Jose Villa’s Fine Art Wedding Photography has been featured in many Magazines around the world, including Martha Stewart Weddings, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, GO Wedding Style New England, Pacific Rim Weddings, Brides, The Knot, Inside Weddings, Instyle Weddings, PDN Wedding Issue, American Photo Wedding Issue, Your Wedding Day, Santa Barbara Magazine, Elegant Bride, 805 Weddings, and was recently named 1 of the top 10 wedding photographers in the World by Photo District New (PDN).
Check out some of his work below…
Click HERE to visit Jose Villa’s website.
Sarolta Bán, The Surreal Fine-Art Master
Here’s one of my favorite artists in the world… Sarolta Bán!
She specializes in Digital Photo Manipulation and Fine-Art; I must say, what a specialist indeed! Sarolta’s work has been featured in a number of design, decor and photography magazines, she also won the Elle Magazine Young Talent Award for her ingenuity. Born in Budapest, Hungary – She was formerly a jewellery designer before she discovered digital photo manipulation. Her work is represented by several art galleries, from galleries based in the U.K, Europe and Japan.
She achieves this award-winning style of photo manipulation by combining ordinary elements into one scene that leaves a lot for the viewer to interpret. Her skill as a designer is immaculate! Her images are very edgy, with strong lighting effects, high-contrast black and white conversions and the blending of the colour and tones are done with perfection. All these images have a very deep sense of controversy, which must be the reason why her work is regarded as some of the best in it’s category in the world.
Here’s a few samples of her jaw-dropping Fine-Art pieces.
Head over to Sarolta’s website to see the rest of the astonishing work she produces…
Joseph Cartright – Fashion & Beauty Photography
Joseph Cartright surely knows how to captivate an audience. His “out-of-the-box” ideas make him stand out from among other Photographers in this genre. Check out these images from both his Fashion & Beauty collections…
Click HERE to visit Joseph’s website.
~ Article by John Fox
Lab Mode Sharpening for Photographers
25 Breathtaking Landscapes on Photo Critic
|This week we’re featuring 25 of the top landscape images on Photo Critic, check them out below…|
Lightroom 5 Beta Review
Lightroom software provides the user with a very complete set of tools that range from cataloging images to output… It boasts with quick, one-click adjustments to intricate controls; With this one of a kind software you can organize your photo libraries, enhance your photographs, create slideshows, design photo albums for showcasing your images, to even uploading your photographs to the web and sharing it with your friends.
Click HERE to follow the download link for the beta version…
The new features in Lightroom 5 Beta version
- Advanced Healing Brush
With this tool you can easily remove unwanted elements/objects in your image. An easy-to-use tool that allows you to select the unwanted objects and removes it in just one brush stroke. Unlike the previous versions of Lightroom, this healing brush is non-circular, meaning that you can remove unwanted objects in hard-to-reach and uneven areas.
Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite goes to the Cloud…
In the near future, you will no longer “own” your version of Photoshop. You will have to rent it on a monthly basis! Apparently, the new upcoming version, Photoshop CC (following CS6) will cost around 10 US Dollars per month (for people who upgrade from CS3 and higher) and 20 USD for new users. Professional / Power users will pay 50 US Dollars for the Complete Creative Suite. Converting to ZAR you’re looking at around R400 – R500 per month for the complete Creative Suite at the current dollar exchange rate! Again, people who upgrade from CS3 or higher, will get a discount.
Exquisite Wedding Photography by Jerry Ghionis
We are proud to feature the awe-inspiring work of one of the best Wedding Photographers on planet earth… Jerry Ghionis!
Jerry needs no introduction in the world of photography, his repertoire precedes him as being one of the greatest creative minds ever to roam the fields of high-end Weddings.
Check out some of his work below…
~ by Danie Bester
I am proud to announce that the first of a series of articles I am writing on Landscape Photography has been published in South Africa’s foremost photography publication, the PiX Magazine (April-May Ed). This month’s edition is about Choosing the right Location and Light. In the next issue, I will discuss Camera Gear, Settings and Creative Techniques you can use for Landscape Photography.
If you’re in anyway interested in Landscape Photography, make sure that you get the PiX Magazine. You can subscribe to PiX Magazine by hopping straight over to their website and follow the Subscribe link… http://www.pixmag.co.za/
How to Use Fill Flash / Reflectors for Fill Light in your Photography…
~ Article by Mia-Daniel Bester & Danie Bester
Situations where you will need to use fill flash or a reflector
Use flash to “punch out” your subject out of a dark environment
Use flash or a reflector to eliminate or soften shadows i.e. into the eye sockets of a person
Use flash to provide a “catch light” in your subject’s eyes
Use flash in bright, back-lit situations in order to prevent your subject turning into a silhouette
Use High Speed Flash to Expose for a Subject in Back-lit Situations
Use a Speed-light, and ensure it is set to high speed flash in order to prevent a person / subject from ending up a silhouette.
How to use Creative Blur in Photography…
~ Article by Danie and Mia-Daniel Bester
Photographs, by definition, capture and immortalize a small slice of life. There is not much available for the viewer to determine what happens just before or after the shot.
Sometimes it is important to communicate movement or motion through your image. We call this technique motion blur. Imagine you want to capture a dog running. At fast shutter speeds, it will freeze the dog running as well as the background completely. The slice of life that we talk about. This does not portray the action honestly, because the dog is moving at a speed. Through motion blur it is possible to portray speed creatively to the viewer of the image. To portray movement or speed is not the only reason for motion blur. We can also use this technique to creatively portray mood. People on a busy street that is blurred with a slow shutter will often imply hurried activity, or sometimes we get the feeling they are like ghosts, passing through.
“One photo out of focus is a mistake, ten photo out of focus are an experimentation, one hundred photo out of focus are a style.” Anonymous