Don’t Eat The Props

I never would have guessed that I would be a professional food photographer and stylist. I’ve always gravitated towards people and dramatic costumes and makeup as my muses. I quickly learned that I can have just as much creative flair with food and, also have a subject that doesn’t talk back or cancel a session. It does, however, expire.

My advice to those starting out is to find and make as many of your props and surfaces as you can. You also don’t need brand new equipment or gear. If you do your research, you can find good deals on used equipment or even rent before you buy to see what you like. Some of the surfaces I like to shoot with the most are ones I’ve made myself. They are also guaranteed to be unique.

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Don’t Eat The Props by Lauren Lear

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Traveling Woman

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Young Woman Showing Heart Symbol with Hands
by Viktor Hanacek
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Woman Enjoying Grossglockner High Alpine Road in Austria
by Viktor Hanacek
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Young Woman Enjoying Freedom in the Summer Evening
by Viktor Hanacek
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Young Woman Enjoying Moments in Temple of Lempuyang
by Karel Rakovsky
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Young Traveler Admires Beautiful Manarola Town, Italy
by Viktor Hanacek
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Traveling Woman
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Interview with Markus van Hauten

“I’ve bought my first camera in 2006. I never got in touch with photography before. I visit Iceland for the first time in 2006 and started photography. With this trip my interest was awakened, and I steadily professionalized my hobby.”

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Interview with Markus van Hauten
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Eye Catching Moments

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Jumping by Nuno SG
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Dream by Doru Fadoras
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Children’s fears by Jaruska Besi Toborikova
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by Nuno Gomes
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Beauty of the Desert by Xerwyn Flores
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Eye Catching Moments
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Elevate Your Bird Photography Game

Elevate Your Bird Photography Game with our FREE 26-page guide featuring photography tips from world-renowned bird photographer and Olympus Visionary Scott Bourne, gear recommendations and more!

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The Olympus Guide to Shooting Pretty Darn Sweet Bird Photos
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Goodman One – The Open Source Camera

The Goodman One is an open source camera that I would like to share with anyone with access to a 3D printer. You’d not only have a chance to make it yourself using my assembly instructions, but to further tweak, finetune or even redesign and pass it on as well. I have already designed a rollfilm and sheetfilm back, viewfinders, cold flash mount and a couple of other accessories to attach, but would like to challenge all of you makers out there to go ahead and develop the camera even further.

The Goodman One could therefore be a device that is free yet professional tool allowing creative freedom for any experimental photographer. You can request various files, finetuned printer settings and a detailed notes on both the necessary particles and procedure needed to put the camera together. I truly hope it will reach as many of you out there as humanly possible and will open up new opportunities in the path of photography.

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Goodman One – The Open Source Camera
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“Photographing Frogs and Other Amphibians” Ebook

“When most people think of charismatic animals, frogs are not usually the first ones that come to mind. This lack of general appeal can often have negative results when decisions are being made about their conservation. Robin’s ebook is a fantastic “How to get the best photograph!” guide which will enable people who encounter frogs to portray them in an engaging and professional way. Not only is this book incredibly useful for people wanting to get better shots of frogs, but also for people who are interested in photographing wildlife. Frogs are very good subjects for nature and macro photography and this ebook will ensure that people can portray frogs in their true form – as wonderfully endearing, charismatic animals who deserve our full attention to ensure they do not disappear in the near future.” Phil Bishop, Co-Chair, IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group and Chief Scientist, Amphibian Survival Alliance

Designed for researchers and conservationists working with amphibians, the “Photographing Frogs and Other Amphibians” ebook by Robin Hoskyns, aims to provide an overview of techniques that can be used to create engaging images and demonstrate how these images can be utilized to tell the stories of amphibians and amphibian conservation.

The ebook does not delve too deep into the technicalities of each approach, but will hopefully stimulate further learning for those that wish to take their photography and communication skills to the next level.

Some of the topics covered include: visual storytelling, basic settings, post processing, flash techniques, biosecurity, dealing with the elements, and so much more.

“Photographing Frogs and Other Amphibians” Ebook
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