Portrait, Macro, Landscape, Cityscape, Architecture, street, Astral photography or even video/filming. We all have our specialty but we can also all use a little help to save time and help prepare our shooting sessions. This time, iLHP surfed out there to gather the best links/apps that will guide you in that quest. Of course, we recommend bookmarking this page so that you can get back to all those helpful links easily!
Catching the Best Light
These links are helpful for every photographers, from portrait to macro including landscapes or Astral photography. This will help you know exactly when to wake up at dawn or when to leave your daily job to catch the best lights and shadows, in other words, to give the best atmosphere and charisma to your photographs!
Continue reading iLHP’s Best Links to Help You Prepare an Outdoor Photo Shoot!
I have been back living in Toronto now almost a year and a half and I still find myself fascinated when photographing architecture and cityscapes. I believe, as I have mentioned in the past, that each city I visit, I find myself inspired by different elements. When I first began shooting, when I was living in Paris, I would mostly shoot the sunsetting, the Seine and recognizable landmarks. Eventually I became fascinated on photographing candid images of people. I have always been moved by images of people captured in their natural state. Once people are aware the camera is pointed at them they change their demeanour immediately.
Continue reading Getting Comfortable in Front of the Camera
I have a good friend that used to teach English in Japan. When he asked his class to practice English conversation, things were awkward at first. Then he put on some music. The timidness went away, smiles and hand gestures starting flying, and it quickly turned into a party.
Shooting with a model is similar. Silent photo shoots are like getting your passport photos taken. The model doesn’t really have any vibe to emote off of, and it makes for conversation between photog and model very awkward.
In this new series, I’ll highlight some music I use during my fashion shoots. They’re mostly off the beaten path. But at iLHP, we’re always here to give you something different.
#1) FreshGalaxy – “Sky’s the Limit” Notorious B.I.G./Nujabes Mashup [Explicit]
FreshGalaxy is the best artist you’ve never heard of. His mashups are so good, they make the original songs sound bad. It’s kinda like when a cover is so much better than the original that it takes on a life of its own. He’s not professional, but he does have an album on iTunes. But his best stuff are free for download through his YouTube links.
Mood: Intimate, urban, and beat heavy against a beautifully repeating lyrical background. This song reminds me of a 3am drive down Avenue of the Americas with my wife’s hair flowing in the breeze from the open sunroof.
Continue reading Fashion Shoot Jams – Japanese Nujabes & Hip Hop Mashups