David Schonauer

Insight, 2: How To Shoot a "Top-Down" Video

PremiumBeat   Thursday June 22, 2017

With the rise of web-based advertising and explainer videos, “top-down” product shots have become ubiquitous, notes PremiumBeat’s blog, which has a collection of insights on how to create them. First, you can go to Cinematography Database  to learn about table-top lighting with a drop-shadow technique. For food and craft videos, you may want to employ a high-key setup to avoid distracting shadows, adds PB, which goes BTS  on a “tasty” BuzzFeed food shoot.   Read the full Story >>

Trending: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the GIF

HYPERALLERGIC   Thursday June 22, 2017

The internet has also popularized the Graphics Interchange Format, or GIF, which turns 30 this month. To celebrate, 30 GIF artists recently showed their work in “TIME_FRAME,” an exhibition co-curated by Giphy, Wallplay, Rhizome, and Transfer Gallery.  Carla Gannis, Lorna Mills, Peter Burr, and Yoshi Sodeoka are among the artists taking part at Gallery 151  in New York. Meanwhile, notes Digital Trends, YouTube celebrates by rolling out the ability to send a GIF in the comments without leaving the platform. The feature just requires tapping the GIF button when commenting.   Read the full Story >>

Tell Us About Your Motion Projects ...

Facebook   Friday April 21, 2017

We’re eager to learn about your motion projects and to feature them here in the Motion Arts Pro edition of Pro Photo Daily. Looking for feedback on a work in progress? Do you have a finished piece you’d like the world to know about, or a Kickstarter project? Please contact me (button at top) to get in touch. Be sure to check out the Motion Arts Pro Facebook page, too. You can find an archive of Motion Arts Pro posts here and a look at the best of some of our posts on Flipboard. Follow me on Twitter @davidschonauer.   Read the full Story >>

PPD Master Series: Dixie Dixon's Passion for Fashion

By Jeff Wignall   Wednesday June 14, 2017

Dixie Dixon knew from a very early age that photography was going to be her life's passion. She got her first camera at age 12 and after college she turned down an investment job and chose instead to pursue a career as a professional photographer. Today she is a Dallas-based commercial fashion shooter working for clients including Florsheim, Disney, Nikon, and Profoto. For ...   Read the full Story >>

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