Why Analog Photography Is Returning Popular – The trend of analog photography has become a trend that has been popular since a long time ago by teenagers today, this photo trend is the most popular photo trend lately.
Lately, analog photography has returned to be favored by young people. On Instagram, we often find hashtags related to analog photography, such as #filmsnotdead which reached 1,030,530 posts, #buyfilmnotmegapixels with 2,646,884 posts and # 35mmfilm which reached 5,206,827 posts on Instagram.
1. Non-instantaneous processes make us more patient
When shooting with a DSLR or mirrorless, the images we take will be immediately displayed in the camera gallery and we can immediately see them. Unlike analog cameras, if you want to see the results, you need to wash the film into a negative or cliché. After that, we need to wait for our photos to be printed. This waiting process makes us more patient.
2. The shape of the analog camera is very aesthetic and unique
Old analog cameras have a unique and aesthetic shape. Digital cameras generally have a similar design, while analog cameras have a more varied form. Interestingly, the price is cheaper than digital cameras, so you can collect several analog cameras at once.
3. An analog camera makes you better understand how the camera works
Using a digital camera with automatic mode will dull our photographic instincts. Meanwhile, shooting with an analog camera will make us understand more about how the camera works. For example, we have to set ISO / ASA, aperture ring and shutter speed dial. To master it, you have to tinker with the analog camera yourself.
4. In one roll of film, we can only shoot between 24-36 images
In a digital camera, we can take as many pictures as possible according to the memory card capacity and the photo resolution used. Meanwhile, in analog cameras, the number is limited. We can only shoot 24-36 images per roll of film. Quite a bit, huh?
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5. The sensation of being in a dark room is very pleasant
Before the photo is printed, our shots must be processed into a dark room first. The dark room is used for processing film, making prints, doing editing and other things. Working in a dark room is a very pleasant experience because we can know how our photos are processed, explains the Canva website.
6. You can learn about lighting and color
What causes analog photo prints to differ from one another? Some produce soft colors, some are contrasting and some are sharp. Apparently, the various chemicals in the film influence the way light and color are formed.
In addition, you will find that each camera has its own photo characteristics. For example, Kodak Portra or Ektar are suitable for portrait photos because they produce soft skin tones. For nature photography, Fujifilm Velvia is more suitable.
7. Photos that “fail” still look artistic
We don’t always produce perfect photos. There are times when we produce photos with vignettes, double exposures, light leaks and out of focus. However, the ‘failed’ photos that we produce still look artistic. In fact, this ‘failed’ photo creates a beautiful work of art, says the Canva page.…
Points of Shooting Landscape Photography – Landscape photography is a photo shoot with a landscape view, landscape photography is often used for photos of natural beauty.
Each genre of photography has different needs. For example, the lenses needed for photographing wildlife photography and still life photography are certainly different. Likewise with landscape photography, aka landscape photography.
Landscape photography is a genre that focuses on portraits of nature, such as mountains, sea, forests to the sky. See the explanation from Ading Attamimi, Nikon Indonesia Official Photographer in the Nikon Online Learning Program.
1. A tripod is a must-have photography accessory
Street photography enthusiasts may not need a tripod because they have to capture the moment very quickly. However, a tripod is the best investment for landscape photography. A tripod will keep the camera steady and avoid unwanted shake.
2. What are the basic settings for landscape photography?
The settings used to shoot landscape photography are certainly different from other genres. Pay attention to the exposure triangle, which is a combination of ISO, shutter speed and aperture.
Ading Attamimi suggests setting the ISO at 64-100 and the aperture at f / 8 to f / 18. Meanwhile, the shutter release adapts to our photo concept.
3. It is recommended to have at least 2-3 filters
We have to deal with nature when shooting landscapes. Sometimes, the lighting is too bright and even the lowest ISO can’t handle it. At least, there are three types of filters commonly used for landscape photography, namely graduated neutral density (GND), neutral density (ND) and circular polarisers (CPL).
4. Shooting in RAW format is recommended
In photographing landscapes, the recommended setting is to shoot in RAW format, select Adobe RGB Color Profile, set Auto Focus to AF-S Single Point with Auto White Balance and use Manual Mode. Why are we recommended to shoot in RAW format?
Why use Auto White Balance? Unlike shooting in a studio, outside lighting is not adjustable. If the light changes within one minute, it is impossible to change all the settings. Auto White Balance will make it easier to adjust the color to the original conditions, without the need to overhaul the settings again.
5. Landscape photography can be a profession, although it is not very common
Can the profession as a landscape photographer be as profitable as someone who takes part in wedding photography? Although not very common, landscape photography can be a great source of income.
Usually, photographers will get job offers from government agencies, hotels, flight operators to cruise ships. So, which one is more important, whether a body or lens upgrade for a landscape photographer?…
Fashion Photography Tips from Rio Motret – Rio Motret is one of the most well-known professional photographers in Indonesia, Rio MOtret has often been used, from models to artists.
Fashion photography plays an important role in the entertainment and fashion industry. Without the ability to process images, there would be no beautiful portraits that often adorn magazine pages or advertising billboards on the street. One of the well-known fashion photographers in Indonesia is Rio Wibowo or better known as Rio Motret.
Rio is a professional photographer who is a favorite of Indonesian artists and celebrities. Through the Nikon Online Learning Program which was held online last Saturday (25/4), Rio also shared his story as a fashion photographer. Listen, let’s!
1. Prepare the “combat equipment” in advance
Before starting the execution, of course we need to prepare the gear first. The three main Rio cameras are the Nikon Z7, D850 and D750. Meanwhile, the lenses that Rio uses most often to shoot fashion and portraits are 24-70mm, 50mm, 85mm and 35mm.
Meanwhile, Rio’s favorite lighting accessory is a beauty dish. There is also a standard reflector and octabox. For those who want to start as a fashion photographer, Rio suggests having a reflector. Besides being able to reflect light and make photos softer, reflectors are very light and easy to carry everywhere.
2. Then, draft your photo
Next, draft your photo concept. This concept consists of a mood board, model, set up, make up, wardrobe and accessories. According to Rio, we can create any concept, because we can freely work and express something in the form of fashion photos. This photo can be made into blur, grain, black & white, or vintage, according to the desired concept and still look artistic.
This mood board is made in the form of a picture collage. For example, if we want to take pictures with a silver concept, then look for inspiration for make-up, wardrobe and similar colored accessories. Then, adjust the hair do and photo background.
3. Choose a model that can convey this concept well
The next step, choose a model that can convey your concept well. According to Rio, a model does not have to be beautiful or handsome, but must match the character you are looking for. For example, the concept that was delivered was fierce, so look for a model that has certain facial characteristics such as a firm jaw or sharp eyes.
Meanwhile, male models tend to have masculine characters. As a result, lighting adjustments need to be made, for example, made dramatic, with harsh lighting, dark skintones and shadow. Of course, this is only a general description, because you can create a concept where women look masculine or men emphasize their feminine side.
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4. In order not to get bored, don’t use a plain background too often
After the concept is obtained, let’s move on to the set up. Rio suggested that we decorate the set up according to the concept. Because, if you only rely on a plain background, we will quickly get bored. So, what is Rio’s suggestion for the set up and background decoration?
To take portraits, we don’t need to set up too big, just 1×1 meter in size. Another way is to tear the background or throw the cloth to get around it so it doesn’t look boring. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, really!
5. Do not forget the wardrobe, accessories and make up, so that the photos look “telling”
According to Rio, the wardrobe is the strongest supporting element in fashion photography. He gave an example of the Pandawa Lima photo concept which involved several Indonesian actors. In the photo, you can see a wardrobe in the form of traditional Javanese clothing combined with batik cloth as a subordinate. Not to forget, bows and arrows to reinforce the concept of the photo.
So, where did the costumes come from? According to Rio, we don’t have to buy, but we can borrow from designers. You can also borrow clothes from students majoring in fashion design.
If the clothes you need are simple and can be purchased on the market, Rio suggests buying them. And of course, don’t forget to mention the brand or designer when the photos are uploaded to social media, as a token of appreciation.…
Life Hack Photography ala Ranz and Niana – Ranz and Niana are among the YouTubers who provide videos about dance, but recently Ranz and Niana shared some very unique life hack photoshoots.
Known as the fashionable siblings, Ranz Kyle and Niana Guerrero often show off their instagramable photos. Not wanting to be left behind, they are also following the busy photography hack trend.
You can get some creative effects only from cheap and easy to find objects and materials. Here are nine photography life hacks a la Ranz Kyle and Niana Guerrero that you can imitate!
1. Squatting in front of the mirror with a little letting the plant background reflected in the mirror
2. Only by sprinkling water on a medium sized glass can you get an aesthetic photo result
3. For a bolder effect, you can also try using a newspaper that has been burned in the middle
4. With a TV and sunglasses, you only need to put on a mixed color background and pose in front of it
5. When the used paper roll is connected to the cellphone light, the result is like a film!
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6. Just connect the sticker image you like via your cellphone or laptop to the projector in your house
7. Not wanting to be left behind, Niana also took part in making light trails-style photography that was viral
8. Create a trapping effect by placing a few ice cubes on a glass and making the poses as natural as possible
You can try it at home either alone or with the help of other family members, the results are guaranteed to be like a professional. Which photography life hack would you like to copy? Don’t forget to give it a try!…
Photography Trends Born in the Pandemic – With the covid-19 pandemic, many people spend their time doing various hobbies, one of which is photography.
The COVID-19 pandemic inevitably forces us to be creative. Being cooped up at home for months on self-quarantine certainly bore us to death. However, from this pandemic, a trend called virtual photoshoot was born.
Virtual photoshoot is a remote photo session between the photographer and the model facilitated by a laptop, smartphone, camera and internet connection. One of the photographers who is doing virtual photoshoot is Safirah Ishami.
1. With a laptop, camera, smartphone and internet connection only
The tools needed to execute a virtual photoshoot are not too many. Photographers only need a laptop, camera, and of course an internet connection to make video calls via Skype. Meanwhile, the model only requires a smartphone and tripod to be stable and shaky.
2. The concept and property are adapted to what is in the house
To compile a virtual photoshoot concept, the photographer and model will discuss each other. Following the #dirumahaja campaign, as much as possible the property and wardrobe use what is in the house. According to Fira, most of the models wear casual style clothes.
Especially for timing, the best sunlight is during the golden hour, which is morning at 08:00 or afternoon at 15: 00-17: 00. If possible, get the model in direct light and position itself near a window or spot where there is direct sunlight.
3. Signal becomes the main obstacle in virtual photoshoot
As much as possible, virtual photoshoots are held when the signal is in good condition. If not, the video will turn into boxes like a mosaic and affect the resulting photo.
The fastest photo session is carried out in 30 minutes and the maximum is 1.5 hours. Virtual photoshoot will be made easier if the model often takes selfies. So, he knows the best angle from which direction and what kind of pose to pose.
4. Optimistic that there is a bright future for virtual photography
Even though it started as a fun activity to kill time during #dirumahaja, now virtual photoshoots are growing. More and more brands are willing to pay dearly for virtual photoshoots for their campaigns. Not to mention, there are more and more competitions and competitions related to virtual photography. It could be, someday virtual photography will become a special photography genre!…