Category: Tips

Light presets for night photography

Alex Tan, a photographer and art director, believes that night photography is the best environment to work with because, unlike daylight, nighttime light “doesn’t change — it’s almost the same throughout the night. Therefore, you have many opportunities for experimentation at your disposal; you can try new things until you know you get the point without worrying about changing lighting. When you are outside during the day, the sun is constantly changing. ” This consistencyContinue reading

Three suggestions for nature photography

Don’t forget about the close plan When choosing a landscape for panoramic photography, make sure that the foreground is not blank. In space, proportions are important, its depth will be emphasized by the subject of the near plan. For the same reason, let an unoccupied area of ​​space – sky, sand, water, fields – not enter the frame. Remember that this landscape “pause” should not take more than one-fifth of the frame. Find an interestingContinue reading

A short guide on taking photos of people for beginners

Proper preparation Important! Talk to your model. Our main advice is to plan a photo session in advance, explain to the models what and how you plan to photograph. It is important to agree even on such trifles as commands “to the right”, “to the left” – so that your model immediately understands whether you mean to the right of yourself or to her. Rehearse difficult moments in advance, ask the model to portray differentContinue reading

Six macro photography ideas that you’ve (probably) never tried before

A few days ago, we spoke about five reasons to use vintage macro lenses. And if you don’t know where to start shooting, here are some pretty cool ideas. In this video, COOPH gives you six macro photography ideas that you have probably never seen or tried before. Let’s see what they’ve got for us and get inspired. 1. Magnetic macro I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been fascinated with magnetic dust andContinue reading

Day vs. Night Photography Technique

We have another creative technique to add to your bag of tricks.  In this video, we’ll show you from start to finish how we took an ordinary scene and turned it from day to night in one single exposure, in-camera. This is just one episode from our IGTV series we’re doing every two weeks on Profoto’s called “Slice of Pye.” We’ll cover a myriad of topics, discuss lighting principles, and showcase a ton of ProfotoContinue reading

Posing Guide: 21 Sample Poses to Get You Started with Photographing Men

Previously we’ve created posing guides with suggested sample poses to help you get started posing women (also see part 2 for posing women), posing children, posing couples, posing groups, and posing weddings, so today let’s look at some sample starting poses for photographing men.Men are usually less comfortable with being photographed, so it’s important to set them at ease with posing in order to get good results. It is always a good idea to prepareContinue reading