The Cinematic Look

How To Make Your Photographs Look Like Films

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“I recently noticed that a handful of photographers were producing images that had a look as if they were stills captured from films. A couple of the most well known photographers of this genre are based here in New York so I got them together and challenged them to not only come up with a dynamic personal project on the fly incorporating this cinematic look, but to share with us how it is achieved. Read on to find out how it all went down…”
by David Geffin

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Milad Safabakhsh

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MiladSafabakhsh02Remembrance of Things Past
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MiladSafabakhsh04True Detective
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Avatar Hallelujah Mountain

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China
Photograph by Keren Su, Corbis

Hallelujah00Narrow sandstone pillars, some over 650 feet high, pierce Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in Hunan Province, China. The park is one of several within the Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Hallelujah Mountains, China

Hallelujah01 Hallelujah02 Hallelujah03 Hallelujah04These Chinese mountains are the inspiration for creating the environment in the movie Avatar and they are wonder of nature.

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Hallelujah05Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is China‘s first national forest park (as of 1982) and it is a home to the famous rock pillars who inspired the Designers of the movie “Avatar”, one of the stone pillars was even renamed after the floating mountains in the movie and is now known as “Avatar Hallelujah Mountain”  the pillar is very impressive and is taller than one kilometer! Zhangjiajie National Forest Park has many stone pillars and they even were portrayed in old traditional Chinese paintings.
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is also the home for the biggest and tallest outdoor elevator.

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The Power Of Black and White

The Power Of Black and White

BWpower1Oaks
Rush E. Wallace made this photo while on a tour of an arboretum in Thousand Oaks, California. The photo was made with a Nikon D200 and an exposure of f/4.5 at 1/2000 sec (the high shutter speed used because it was a windy day). He processed the Raw file in Photoshop Elements 11 and converted it to black and white using the Vivid Landscape preset. He then overlaid the result with a screen-blending mode of a copy and adjusted the opacity to his liking.

BWpower2Piano & Sheet Music
Karen Newman created this evocative image with a Nikon D7000. With the lens set at 18mm, she took five captures in a 3 EV difference HDR set, starting at f/8 at 0.6 seconds.

BWpower3Studio Dancer
Jim Ingraham made this image in the studio with a very flexible and strong ballet dancer. He shot with a Nikon D700 and a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens set at 98mm and an aperture of f/11 at ISO 200. He wrote, “Four flashes were used. One for the backdrop, two to create rim lights on both sides of her and one fill flash positioned 30 degrees left of camera to fill in shadows on her back.”

BWpower4Wahconah Falls
Ron Gibson made this stately photo of the falls on an overcast day. The photo was taken with a Nikon D300S and a Nikkor 18-200mm lens at an exposure of f/16 at 15 seconds. No processing notes were supplied.

BWpower5Sand Painting
Photographer Valerie DeBiase wrote, “Walking along a local beach, I looked down and saw where the receding waters from a recent storm had left the sand in these beautiful, natural shapes.” She photographed with a Canon EOS 50D and a Tamron 18-270mm lens at 20mm. Exposure at ISO 1000 was 1/320 sec. She cloned out some small specks of debris in Photoshop.

BWpower6Have A Seat
This old chair sits in an abandoned house in Mason, Tennessee. Christy Hunter made this three-shot HDR with a Canon EOS 50D and a Sigma 18-50mm lens mounted on a Manfrotto tripod and ball head. The brackets were processed in Photomatix with black-and-white conversion in Lightroom.

BWpower7Fishing
Photographer Larry Mulvehill wrote, “Looking for images under the Ringling Bridge in Sarasota, Florida, I came across this lone fisherman.” The handheld exposure was 1/2 sec at ISO 400 using a 20mm Nikkor lens on a Nikon D200.

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Speed of light: shooting cars with 600EX-RT flashguns

Speed of light: shooting cars with 600EX-RT flashguns
Dom Romney works in the fast lane. As a car photographer for magazines and manufacturers his work is in high demand for its clean style, great lighting, impeccable sharpness and bold composition. But it doesn’t come easy, as he reveals to CPN Editor David Corfield…

DomRomneyC01 DomRomneyC02 DomRomneyC03 DomRomneyC04 DomRomneyC05 DomRomneyC06“The car photographer gets a raw deal,” Dom Romney states. “You have to think on your feet all the time and be creative, even when everything is against you. It’s fine for a motoring journalist – they have the luxury of time and a heated driver’s seat – but the car photographer has to get the result, often at crazy angles hanging out the boots of cars, or in muddy footwells, time and again. It’s a tiring business, but the buzz when you get that amazing image is what keeps you coming back for more.”

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From concept to print: David Noton on landscape photography

From concept to print: David Noton on landscape photography

DavidNoton010Emerald Lake at dawn with the peaks of the President Range beyond, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada.

DavidNoton020Waves breaking on Renisfjara beach in front of the Reynisdrangar basalt sea stacks, southern Iceland.

DavidNoton030Sunrise at Te Pare Point, near Hahei, Coromandel Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand.

DavidNoton040Pine trees on the Balmoral Estate, Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

DavidNoton050When it comes to landscape and travel photography, there aren’t many people shooting today with more experience and knowledge than Canon Explorer David Noton. With nearly 30 years in the business, he has visited hundreds of locations around the globe photographing the scenery, people and cultures that he encounters on his way. David has written numerous books on landscape photography and his online magazine, ‘Chasing the Light’, offers practical advice for those looking to follow in his footsteps. CPN writer Ian Farrell spoke to David Noton, who reveals the secrets of his craft: from concept to final print, and everything between.

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