Tons of tips in this week’s Friday Happy Hour, including advice for photo assistants on talking money, how to prepare an estimate, lighting photography, and even halo lighting. Take a look.
Advice for photo assistants
Photographer Demetrius Fordham has spent his fair share of days photo assisting. In a guest post on APhotoEditor, he gives his tips for ensuring fair rates and timely payments, how to keep track of invoicing and billing, and more. His #1 tip? Ask the money questions up front.
How to prepare and present an estimate with Frank Meo
In a special event with APA San Diego, Frank Meo, the founder of www.thephotocloser.com will share his insights on various elements of bidding from preparation, pricing, estimating, and negotiating to producing, billing and follow-up. This class will go into the actual details of being awarded jobs. It takes place Tuesday, May 7th in San Diego, CA. Learn more and register here.
Brian Smith wins People Photographer of the Year
PhotoShelter member and Miami-based celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith was announced the winner of the 2012 One Eyeland Awards’ People Photographer of the Year. One Eyeland is an online community showcasing top international creative photographers who wish to be discovered by art directors, ad agencies and clients in search of the world’s best talent in photography.
Brian also took home Gold for Portrait Photography for Film Noir Portraits of Hollywood actors; Silver for Portrait Photography for Portraits of Rajasthan, India; Silver: for Portrait Photography for Portraits of Burlesque, Silver for Culture Photography for a Street Scene in Jodhpur, India; and a Bronze award for Website Design for briansmith.com.
Tutorial on how to photograph lightning
Storm (and wedding) photographer Richard Gottardo has your tips for successfully photography lighting. In his blog post, Richard covers how to find lightning, how to set up your shot, and how to stack images in Photoshop for a finished product. (via PetaPixel)
Portrait photography how-to: halo lighting
Halo lighting can add color and texture to your portrait photography. New York-based portrait and fashion photographer Carol Weinberg is the feature of a solid blog post on Pop Photo by Peter Kolonia on how to properly set up your halo light for a little flare.
Amazing timelapse of moon rise in downtown LA
Motion designer Dan Marker-Moore shot an amazing timelapose of a full moon rising behind downtown Los Angeles composed of 11 still frames taken over just under 28 minutes. He used the layer masks in Photoshop to see the final images in the video. (via MyModernMet)