Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Technique Tuesday: Shooting What The Eye Can’t See

Good Morning Everybody,
I hope everyone is fully recovered from their Photo Walk weekends and off to a good week.  We are up to our eyeballs getting the the finishing touches on my “Captured By The Light Tour” kicking off on September 7th, right after Photoshop World.  I’m hoping to have all the details ready to unveil in another day or two. Things are shaping up and I promise you are going to like what you see.

Shooting What The Eye Can’t See

Hey gang, I’ve got a pretty cool tutorial for you today.  It’s about portrait photography, lighting, the Zone system, and taking photographs that look completely different than what your eye sees. You know, we can photograph people in front of just about anything.  Hopefully the tones, colors, and textures of the background compliment your portrait.  But there are times when you may want to change the background completely.

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how you can do just that. You don’t have to be chained to the background and what you see within the scene.  I’ll be giving you the specifics of exactly how you can use your off camera flash to create a completely different result that is both striking and dramatic.  Hit the PLAY button below and enjoy the show.

Hey folks, that’s it for me today.  It’s back to the phones, emails, and meetings so we can get the CBTL tour launched.  Don’t forget to check back tomorrow. 

See ya’ then, David


  1. I definitely enjoyed your tutorial today. I can’t wait to give this one a try. As always thanks David!

  2. Thanks Dave, Will use this one again and again.

  3. Hey David!
    No mention of lens flare?

    One of the things you also don't see when pre-visualizing these photos is the unexpected light spill from the bright background.

    Maybe it's just me . . .

  4. Thank you so much David for your generosity in sharing your wonderful techniques on only in your podcasts but in your fantastic book.