This week: A discussion on Haiti from a photographer’s perspective, a Lighting 101 lesson, and an interview with lifestyle photographer Michael Corsentino.
NEWS & DISCUSSION
Steve’s Olympic Torch Photography
The guys chat about Steve’s recent assignment in Canada to cover the Olympic Torch relay. Steve shares some cold weather shooting tips and recommends experimenting with Auto ISO.
Contentious Photography in Haiti
Fred, Alex and Steve discuss the situation in Haiti from a photographer’s standpoint and how they feel about photographers and reporters inserting themselves into the situation. The gang also gives some tips and advice to photographers when travelling into areas where there may be food, water, or power shortages. Alex mentioned the Hypermac external battery which is a handy gadget to bring with you if you need to power your MacBook or iPhone.
For those who would like to help out, the most obvious choice is to donate to the Red Cross, which has told various news outlets that it has already exhausted all of its supplies in Haiti and that there are far more people in need of help. You can also donate to the Red Cross on iTunes. However, the Red Cross website isn’t the only place you can donate anymore-the organization says you can donate a quick $10 just by texting the word “Haiti” to 90999. There’s also Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans FrontiÃ¨res, an international organization created by doctors that provide relief efforts around the world.
Over the next couple of shows we’ll be digging into a particular topic and first up is the topic of lighting. This week, Alex, Fred and Steve talk about what light is from a photographer’s perspective. How does light work and what role does light play in photography. Steve also provides some basic tips for working with flash and ways to work with one flash by getting it off the camera. One tip is to look at the quality of the light. If it’s even and low you’re going to get great results.
INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL CORSENTINO
Fred chats with lifestyle photographer Michael Corsentino about a variety of topics including how he works with wedding clients to order prints, albums, etc. Be sure to check out his website at www.corsentinophotography.com.
PICKS OF THE WEEK
Steve – Tiffen Digital HT ND Filter
Fred – TWiP Workshop in Joshua Tree, CA
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