As we all know, lighting is a very important part of photography that we all have to learn sooner rather than later. The egg tutorial is the easiest way to grasp the foundations of photography. Check it out!
While us Lomographers don’t use studio lighting as much as other photographers, learning the principles of lighting still goes a long way in improving our craft. I found that the easiest and most effective way of teaching and learning about lighting is with the help of an egg.
How you ask? Do you use a flash while cooking it? Do you look for light while it’s being poached?
Nope it’s much simpler than that! Just take an egg, a sharpie, and a flashlight. Draw a face on the egg and place it standing on the table using an egg holder or some clay. Using your flash light, check how the highlights and shadows rise and fall, how the light behaves when it’s head-on or back-lit. Observe the difference between the light quality if it’s an inch away and a foot away from the egg. It sounds silly until you try it, and I implore you to.
Here’s a short video from photographer Joe Edelman who explains how this technique has helped him grow as a photographer:
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In order to escape the world of facts and figures, tax auditor Martin Dietrich discovered photography as his creative counterpart almost seven years ago. On a trip to Paris he fell in love with analog photography and the magic of film has been fascinating to him since then. But he also appreciates the benefits of digital photography. For Lomography he tested the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens on his Fuji X-Pro 1 camera. Check out Martin's photos and learn more about the founder of the popular Neoprime magazine.
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Fashion photography would be a huge account if anyone were to make an inventory of all the photographs in the world. Unlike the fashion industry, the trends for fashion photography do not change as frequently as the season showcases. Here we list timeless approaches to shooting style—beautiful women included, of course.
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