Shot on…….

Smartphones are getting better and better.
For me the most important deciding factor when buying a smartphone is the screen (especially lightoutput for when outside and flying the drone) and the camera.

 

A while ago I switched to the Samsung Note 8 after using an iPhone for many years.
Of course I was testing the video and photo functions a lot during the first period. Now I have to be honest I’m not someone that will claim that a smartphone is better or just as good or even slightly worse than a DSLR/SLT… no way… it is and always will be a smaller lesser sensor. however the quality is very nice.

The major problem is noise for me.
As with the iPhone the noise level of the Note8 was not something that really makes it a great shooter in difficult lighting situations and in all honesty that’s how I mostly use my phone (shooting BTS images in a studio or location). However the difference between proper lighting and not so proper lighting was WAY bigger than I ever expected. On your normal camera the difference is there but it’s very gradual, in other words it gets worse very slightly up untill you reach the outer regions where it goes rather fast downhill.

With the Note8 I decided it would be fun to shoot a whole digital classroom with just the phone and some lume cubes and ice light.
In all honesty the results stunned me a bit. I never actually shot a serious shoot with a smartphone and expected OK images, but the end results were a lot better than expected…. you know what… here are those images and the whole episode of the Digital Classroom.

Feel free to leave comments below or on YT and make sure to also show your amazing smartphone shots.

Tethertools : TetherBlock QF Ep 105

In todays episode we take a look at the new Tethertools Tetherblock.

If you love to tether (and who doesn’t) one of the major problems is the fragile connection to your camera, in the past there were solutions like the Jerkstopper and although it works like a charm it still allows for some movement, and with the really fragile ports that can be a problem.

Enter the tetherblock from tethertools, a very solid tetheringsolution including some neat tricks up it’s sleeve, check it out in this video.

Get it in our store via http://www.frankdoorhof.com/store or direct from http://www.tethertools.nu or http://www.tethertools.com

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Tip : Spice up your shot with some water

Of course we are always looking at ways to spice up a shot.
You can use smoke, colored gels, extreme styling etc. etc.

But it can also be much easier.
Just take a plant mister fill it with lukewarm water (your model will thank you) and just spray.
For extra drama make sure the hairs are already very wet and let the model move around…..

For lighting make sure you light it (just like smoke) from the back.
Good luck and have fun.

OH…. do be careful with power, your strobes and your floor, water is still water.
Make sure to post some of your results here.

For way more tips (and more in depth) check my instructional Videos on www.frankdoorhof.com/videos or KelbyOne, or read my book “mastering the model shoot”

What I think about teaching workshops plus tips on styling and much more BTCD Oct 27 2017

In todays episode two important topics.

First up are tips and techniques on styling, what does it do for a photoshoot, how do you combine styles to make a great story and much more

Second topic is something that is very dear to my heart “workshops”. It seems like everyone is teaching workshops no a days, but are they all really “workshops” and is it worth your money?

I give you my opinion and how I approach my workshops.

And finally we take you BTS during the workshop “creativity and styling” with Nadine and me.

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Many thanks to our model : Nadine and MUA : Christa
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