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Photography Projects For A Rainy Weekend is a course designed to give you new indoor photography ideas and techniques around your home. Being stuck at home during bad weather doesn't mean you can't create visually interesting photos. Over the almost 2 hours of video tutorials on indoor photography we'll look at ideas for self-portraits, food and drink photography, product photography and some creative techniques with water, flowers and smoke. Also included are PDF lighting diagrams describing the light source and positioning and some DIY indoor photography ideas that allow you to make your own photography gear.</p>
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|Section 1: Introduction|
|Introducing Photography for a Rainy Weekend|
|Discussing the camera gear used in these tutorials.|
|Section 2: First Steps - Photography Food|
|We use the light from a window to capture some photographs of food.|
|Adding translucent white material - in this case a shower curtain - to the window allows for a softer natural light.|
|We look at using flash in food photography.|
|Section 3: Getting Creative|
|Getting creative with some incense smoke and a single flash.|
|Processing the smoke art photographs in Photoshop.|
|Photographing splashes made by water drops with the aid of a single flash and colored background.|
|Seeking a unique look to a common photographic subject.|
|Some easy product photography with a simple black background.|
|Section 4: Self Portaits|
|Self portraits are some of the easiest photos to start with but offer a lot of flexibility. This lecture looks at using natural light, flash and some creative ideas.|
|Section 5: DIY Photography|
|How to make a gridspot, a useful light modifier than can help you achieve a unique look with your photos.|
|How to make a snoot, a light modifier used for directed light.|
|Section 6: Final Thoughts|
Craig Ferguson is a professional photographer and photography teacher based in Taipei, Taiwan.
Craig's photography has been used by the likes of Reader's Digest, HSBC, Lonely Planet, Asian Geographic, Travel + Leisure, Monocle, Air Asia, EVA Air, Tiger Airways, Abitare, Jane Goodall Institute, Greenpeace, Taiwan SPCA.
As a photography teacher, Craig has led workshops in Taiwan, and throughout 2010 produced a daily photo tutorial on his blog at www.craigfergusonimages.com.