Sunday, October 15, 2017

Making the most of window light

Recently I photographed the wonderful Devika Duggal from The Fashion Algorithm . Here is the image below.

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It is a simple image, from a composition point of view but what makes the image is the directional quality of light. The light is coming from camera right. I placed her next to a big window which produced nice soft light giving the effect of big soft-box. Once the light was set it was only about striking a pose and clicking away to get the shot. We are almost at Diwali and you will be presented many such opportunities to photograph people. Use this and get great results. Share your photos by adding in your links in the comments below or tagging me on Instagram. If you like what you read signup for my email newsletter, where I share some exclusive material.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Making the most of technology

Recently I came across this short film, 9 mins 21 sec to be precise about a super-hero. While the movie drew me into it I was really fascinated by what was happening behind the scenes

Here is the link to the movie. Enjoy. Once you are done seeing it head over the bottom where I have where you will find the video to the behind the scenes.

Damm was that movie intense even if was for just 9 mins and 21 sec. Lets jump into the videos which the produces have shared

The Car Scene
The situation is simple two guys travelling in a car. However, if one was to make this on the busy streets you would require permits and have the street locked down while you make the film. Not only is that more difficult it is also very expensive. Then you would require really large equipment in terms of lighting and camera's just to shoot the video. 

The lighting equipment is required to put consistent light on the characters face and special stabilisation is required to get steady footage of for the film. When it comes to film making even if you drive on simple road it is really bumpy so the camera shakes beyond control which does not make for great viewing. Hence all the stabilisation equipment which is fixed to the car or a trolley so on and so forth.

The Hospital Scene 
This is one of my favourites, because this is working with minimum things and making magic happen. The behind the scene shows a room which is a normal living room which is transformed into a hospital room. The solution was very simple, move things out, put a hospital bed in the location and then use colour grading which is playing with white balance and swapping a few colours to change the mood of the scene. 

View Outside the Window
This is fully CG.They are doing what is known as composite, where they are layering many things into a single scene.

Here is the link to the Facebook page of the movie

Let me know what you think, what did you see or if you found something interesting yourself share it by adding it in the comments.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Cherry dipped in chocolate

I was going through the inter-webs and found this beautiful behind the scenes look at what makes a video of a cherry in chocolate.

This is one of the behind the scenes and check out the second one to see exactly what the camera captured!!!!

The best part is that it also shows the misses.

Do share your experiences of taking beautiful pictures with your setup by commenting below