Friday, August 27, 2010

Case Study: The Polaroid and Film Effect

Every once in a while the fashion magazines are flooded with a certain faded Polaroid/Film washed out look with  cyan/teal shadows and warm pink/cream highlights. During film days, this look has been a favorite of photographic artists for a very long time. Paolo Roversi is known to create images like this but with actual Large Format Polaroids till date(see title image above). Recently, we are seeing this old look has split into different styles and resurfaced in the Digital era in with the old legends like Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Meisel, Annie Leibovitz and the new heavy hitter Norman Jean Roy. 

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Raw Talk: Camera Decisions?

Today, as of 2010, digital cameras along with computer technology have led to a major revival in photography. Before, everybody wanted to be a photographer, and today….everyone is! Well, at some level. The cameras are so good and have so many auto features that taking good photos and even HD videos is easier than ever before. But being able to take great pictures still takes a good eye, skill and knowledge of lights, camera and of course, layers! Inside are 3 tips to buying the best camera for your needs.