Hello Camera Coach friends! In our efforts to help aspiring new photographers as well as those that are old hands at the art we are happy to announce the launch of our product recommendations page! There you will find various resources for equipment that have been tested and used by our head photographer Corey. There are various options depending on skill level and budget, our hope is that no matter your age, skills, or price tag we can help support your photography journey!
We are excited to announce our patreon page and a challenge to boot! Help us reach our goal of 50 patreon in 50 days (any tier counts!) and receive a special shout out! Visit our video page for direct links to specific videos or patreon.com/cameracoach to sign up today!
We have a new photo challenge competition! This challenge theme is reflections! We can't wait to see how creative you can get with the dual imaging that reflections provide. Angle and lighting can have an enormous impact on this theme so don't be afraid to take several types of risk to get your shot!
Today is the last day of our framing challenge. We have had a great turnout of entries and we greatly appreciate our community of participants! Stay tuned for our next challenge, we will anounce the theme next week!
April 06th, 2020
We have a new photo challenge for you! We want you to try your hand at framing, a photo element that uses objects inside the photo to guide the viewer's eye to your subject. Here are some examples:
In the above pictures you can see the frame of the lens itself is secondary, this allows the photographer to hone in on the subject without sacrificing resolution. It also forces the photographer into the shoes of the viewer in selecting exactly how much of the subject will be seen and to what extent it will be focused on. Lets take a look at a few more examples.
Using large natural elements makes the picture more relaxed, while still guiding the viewer and focusing their attention on the details of the subject.
Or you can play around with the frame itself to shift focus and subject. The sky is the limit with how creative you can be with this element! The contest will continue to April 15th. We look forward to seeing your contributions!
Check out our Patreon!
Hello all! We at Camera Coach hope you are well and safe. Due to the shelter in place order, we are currently not doing in person photo shoots. We are however moving to Patreon! There you will be able to get full access to our videos, which will be archived there after a week on FaceBook Live.
At Camera Coach we are always looking for new ways to capture and connect, we were recently privileged enough to share in Rachal and Shawn’s special day and we wanted to share the connection with all of you! Congrats to Rachel and Shawn and if you like what you see and want us to capture your special events, please contact us! We look forward to connecting with more of you!
Shout out to a long - time client and partner of Camera Coach-Vanguard Athletics for allowing us to
shoot their winter sports! Stay tuned for some “Behind the Scenes” shots of our team partnering with theirs to bring their achievements into a well-earned spotlight! Go Vanguard!
Architecture: Part 2
Lighting and contrast: With meaning in mind you can move on to lighting. Contrast has an enormous impact on buildings because light bounces off or is retained by surfaces differently, because most architecture has mixed media of materials that will contrast with how light hits them it is key to make these two elements your friend. If you are just starting out, try to find a piece that is more uniform in material until you get the hang of how light works with it. It should be noted that one way to expand your skill set is to capture the same piece at different times or seasons in order to create different meanings and tones to your photo portfolio.
Looking at the same photo from our last segment, you can see the bright natural light with little shadow or contrast...
Compared to the subtle shadows on the pillar here... Which one do you find more compelling?
Challenge: Architecture Edition
Challenge: Architecture edition!
As many of you know, we are currently hosting a competition for architecture photography! With cash prizes going up to $50 for our champion it is a hard challenge to pass up. But how best to capture the winning picture? Keep reading for tips on building the perfect photo of any building you want!
Choosing your tone: The first step to any good photo shoot is knowing what you want to express in the picture. This applies to building shots especially! There are a lot of things to unpack with any given piece of architecture, but expression is key. Are your trying to make your audience feel small? Compare the clean lines of modernism to the curling rod work of art deco? What about inspiring nogistolia or wonder at a place? This is something you should choose before you ever pick up your camera. Examine the photo below:
Now compare it to this piece:
These two images come from the same building, so don't be afraid to explore tone and theme in multiple shots. The possibilities are endless!