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PHOTOGRAPHY OF BEVERAGES: HOW IS IT DONE?

Advertising photography has always been more complicated than we think. Starting because the photographer should reflect exactly what a brand wants, but not put so much of himself / herself, as it may result in nothing pleasing result for a company. But beyond that, when we have the opportunity to compose and modify ourselves technical aspects, there is a world of possibilities to experiment. Food photography is generally more attractive when our photographic experiments. However, the photograph of drinks also have endless opportunities to express your talent. Here I give you some tips for photography beverage.

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Photography tips to make drinks

False ices. If you try to photograph cold drinks, you will notice that while you set up your photographic equipment to capture, ordinary ice will melt. However, in some stores or piñaterías utilities, you can buy fake ice. If you can not manufacture them yourself / a with plastic sheeting or other material you can think of .

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Condensation. Condensation can give a very refreshing cold drinks appearance. To photograph of cold drinks, you can use a water sprinkler and “watering” the cup or glass to give a provocative look. Remember that similarly, should put some speed to the whole process. You can also generate a dummy condensation, mixing glycerin and water and then spreading it by the recipient.

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Lighting. Lighting is one of the key elements of the photographs of drinks. Depending on your frame, it is good to try with lamps at different angles. It contrapicado diffuse lighting generally useful. However, the most important thing I can say here is that liquids must be precisely illuminated. (Psst !, by the way, to learn to make these incredible black backgrounds, click here )

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Reflective. We can also use reflective, in company with the lamp. What I mean by reflective? Very simple: I mean metallized paper or , failing that , to aluminum. Try the following: cut paper (color you prefer, you can go testing) as the cup or container you’re trying to photograph and put behind it. Based on this, molded light so that the material becomes give a special color and brightness to the beverage.

Boil a drink (for hot drinks). Photography hot drinks is the simplest: to photograph the smoke coming from drink, you simply have to boil it before shooting the photo. But: remember that glass containers can not withstand very hot, so you should try to use porcelain cups or other resistant material. For best results, also set the shutter speed on the camera so you can capture the smoke in full swing.

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Photography beverage costing software also involves some investment on stage and mix other substances that can be used for other purposes such as foam, for example. However, these are tips that you can apply at home without much trouble. Success!

Photos reveal how dogs wore gas masks

Use gas masks was common in adults and children during the 2nd World War. However, this collection of photographs shows that they were also common in dogs. The collection of photos came from retronaut blog and shows the number of times the dogs were sent to the front.

 

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Dogs wore gas masks during World War 2. DailyMail

The black and white images show a lot of dogs in different situations, equipped with CPAP Masks and fighting on both sides of the war. Historically, dogs have always been of great value during the wars and it is no surprise that the equipment has been manufactured especially for them.

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In image 2 dogs and a German soldier wearing gas masks. DailyMail

Nazis had tried to train dogs to talk and read, betting that they could help win the battle. German dogs classified as being almost as intelligent as humans and tried to create an army of dogs “speakers”.

Dogs were used by both sides during the 2nd World War. DailyMail

In London, at the beginning of the 2nd War in September 1939, over 400,000 dogs and cats were killed in four days, six times more than the number of civilians killed throughout the war. Food for pets was not rationed and the government has not issued any statement to the people “disappear” with their animals.
Scholars refer to this as being the Dogs Massacre and Cats in Britain in the 2nd World War, but it continues as a moment forgotten in history.

MOVIES YOU SHOULD NOT MISS IF YOU LIKE PHOTOGRAPHY

We leave you with a selection of 5 films / documentaries focused on Photojournalism:

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War Photographer is a Swiss documentary film of Christian Frei published in 2002. It tells the story of war photographer  James Nachtwey  and addresses the dilemmas facing those involved in war journalism. The documentary was nominated in 2002 to the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

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Based on true events, the story revolves around four photographers, Greg Marinovich  (played by Ryan Phillippe),  Joao Silva  (played by Neels Van Jaarsveld),  Kevin Carter  (played by Taylor Kitsch) and  Ken Oosterbroek  (played by Frank Rautenbach) ; South Africa united in the mid-90s with their cameras to capture the new form of government that was taking place. War, poverty, desolation … The topics of this tape are dense, especially because it takes us on a journey in which the duty photographer faces reason and thehuman heart.

Interestingly Jame Nachtwey was covering the same facts also appears.

The Bang Bang Club

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During the period of the dictatorship of Pinochet, a group of Chilean photographed the protests and Chilean society in its many facets. On the street, the pace of the protests, these photographers were formed and created a political language. For them photograph was a practice of freedom, an attempt to survive, an alternative to continue living.

His photographs were used to support the testimony of the victims of the dictatorship and were instrumental in initiating processes of justice. Some of them were brutally repressed, others killed … most are still alive.

They represent the past inhospitable Chile and metamorphosis of Chilean society.

This film talks about them, watch them on movie2k.

The City of Photographers

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Lloyd Harrison works as a photojournalist for Newsweek, and is tired of the horrors that have to live as a war, so when sent to cover a minor conflict in Yugoslavia decides that this will be his last job. He wants to spend more time with Sarah, his wife, and their children.

Harrison disappears when his teammates give him for dead, but Sarah, refusing to accept it, decides to go to the conflict zone to find him. Photojournalists covering the conflict will help in your search.

Harrison’s Flowers

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It’s about the last days of the Somoza regime in Nicaragua during 1979. The story is fictional, but is inspired by real events.

Three American journalists are going to Nicaragua, where the Sandinista guerrilla threatens to overthrow the dictator Somoza, with the help of the CIA. Russell Price (Nick Nolte) is a photographer who radio reporter Claire (Joanna Cassidy) pressured to become involved in the Sandinista revolution. In the same situation is another professional colleague (Gene Hackman). They struggle inform neutrality in view of the cruelty of the struggle of the civilian population against the army. When the guerrilla instructs Price a photograph of one of its leaders, which is said to be dead, Price is involved in the events and, with his partner Claire, will be in the dilemma of helping the rebels, forgetting his apolitical as journalists and thus risking their lives.

Young low 57 kilos with diet and exercise, but steal their photos to promote pills

A young Australian has lost nearly 60 kilos in the last three years through diet and constant exercise . However, it has been surprised that companies promoting diet pills in Facebook use images shared in their social networks on their journey to a healthier life.

Lara Kelly began to show in their social networks ( Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram ) the selfies and other pictures where you can see how over time, she has managed tolose 57 kilos exercising and eating evenly.

In his account Tumblr , Lara Kelly explains that in 2011 – after seeing a photograph ofher with her friends in Facebook – realized he had gone too much weight, why was the victim of teasing in his work. He reflected on his lifestyle, which included too much junk food, but nothing exercise.

After weighed decided to change their habits. First it began reducing food portions, leaving junk food, going for a walk at night and eating more fruits and vegetables. With the application My Fitness Pal and Las Mejores Pastillas para adelgazar Naturales started counting calories and gradually began to lose weight.

While there were times when he did not follow the regime, he managed to regain the healthy way. Motivated because through photos you could see downward kilos on her figure, she decided to publish the images on social networks.

However, now that looks thin, several companies that promote simple ways to lose weight, such as pills , have stolen their images and use them in advertisements onFacebook .

“People were asking me my opinion about them (pills). I had to tell you that I have ever used in my life , “said the girl. “When I started receiving messages, I was amazed. I was trying to get my friends will report advertisements. But when low one, it shows top 10 to take his place , “he told the Daily Mail .

“They are mostly pages in Facebook that put links to external sites (…) I sent messages to the pages and reported the disappear but put back or block me , ” saidLara Kelly.

In this regard, he urged people “not looking at a photograph and assume that someone has taken drugs to lose 20 kilos in two weeks.” “Everyone wants easy fixes.Losing weight is difficult, but worth it in the end, “he added the girl, who no longer has lost kilos, but maintains a healthy lifestyle.


(Photo: Fat Fabulous Fit / Tumblr)

(Photo: Fat Fabulous Fit / Tumblr)

Photos of marijuana under the microscope, stunning

Have you ever wondered how you marijuana is very close and personal?

Now you can see how it appears and cannabis are the scientists who study it , thanks to a new book called  Cannabis under the microscope: A Visual Exploration of Sativa and Indica Medicinal C.  Ford McCann.

The book can already be found in any online headshop has more than 170 images of cannabis in all its splendor, taken with optical and scanning electron microscopes.

Check out this small sample below:

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A small sample of what you may find yourself in the picture book.

6 guidelines to improve SEO with your images

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The photos in your online store can greatly improve SEO on search engines , but you trabajárselo a little. As most will know the language used to describe and translate the structure, text and images from a web is HTML. In this language there is a term called attribute, which is the one that gives certain characteristics to an item. Well, there are certain attributes that you need to know to apply to your images, and thereby improve the positioning of your online store. We make a summary of the six guidelines that you must follow to achieve this :

    1. Rename the file : do not upload images to your server with the file name generated by the camera. It takes little time renaming, and helps a lot to SEO. Try to make the name as descriptive as possible in one or a few words. Avoid accents and blanks .The title of our sample image is “Camara_Zenit_analogica”
    2. The attribute title is the text that will show us when the mouse over the picture becomes. If we want to be the same as the file name.

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  1. The attribute alt , refers to the alternative text that appears when the image is not loaded for some reason. It is also the one who used to tell search engine optimisation brisbane what ‘s in the image . In this attribute you have to include those words that best describe your image, the keywords . To determine whether you must think how to look for a customer, the product you’re trying to sell. Or better yet, analyzes, your analytics tool, which words are those used in the search box on your site. In the example that I put the keywords would be “alt =” Analog camera Zenit 12xp. ”  Beware! Google penalizes these keywords when you wear them in decorative images: background, buttons, borders, etc, use it headed.
  2. Similarly must rename and taguear (keywords) the different images we have of the same product . If an item is presented through, for example, four photographs (front, side, rear and interior), all these photographs have to label them the same way, but by adding to each of the keywords to him for perspective.
  3. Optimize images to sizes and appropriate resolution for your online store will not take long to load. Some say that Google penalizes those websites that linger long, but this is not entirely true. Google does not penalize. It penalizes users. If the website they are visiting is slow, chances are they get impatient and close the window. The average loading times of websites around 3 seconds on computers, and 5 seconds on mobile devices. Ideally you upload images weighing not more than 70kb , although sometimes it is very difficult to accomplish. With this average load size is 1 second.
  4. To reduce the photographs to the resolutions and sizes you need you can do this in several ways. If you have Photoshop you simply have to go to “Save for web” and hence determine the compression and number of pixels. But you have Photoshop there are several online tools that can make you the same job without any program settle. I put some of them: Photoshop.com , PicMonkey , Pixlr , FotoFlexerGIMP , ImageOptim ,iPiccy , etc.

MOVIES THAT INSPIRE ANY PHOTOGRAPHER

Movies that you any photographer

Occasionally like some sofa and blanket, now that the cold is coming. But you turn on the TV and there’s nothing good … today just turn into channel xmovies8 because we bring you a selection of documentaries and movies that will appeal to any photographer safe, ideal to relax for a while or even learn from other photographers.

FINDING VIVIAN MAIER – 2013

1. Finding Vivian Maier

A documentary about the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose 100,000 hitherto unknown photographs earned him a posthumous reputation as one of the best photographers of the street.

PORTRAITS OF AN OBSESSION (ONE HOUR PHOTO) – 2002

Sy (Robin Williams) works as a clerk in a store quick photo processing in a department store. It is a solitary, quiet and responsive with a single defect man needs a family that love and care. Now finally he has been found … and willing to do whatever it takes to keep it as he likes.

HIGH ART – 1998

Lucy Berliner is a veteran photographer who has lost prestige because of the drugs and his stormy relationship with Greta, an ex German actress hooked on heroin. But unexpectedly he meets Syd, a young girl working in a prestigious photography magazine and aims to achieve success. They get together move forward with a project that will strengthen his relationship beyond the professional.

REAR WINDOW (REAR WINDOW) – 1954

A photojournalist (Stewart) is forced to remain at rest with a leg cast. Despite the company of his girlfriend (Kelly) and his nurse (Ritter), tries to escape the tedium watching from the window of his apartment with binoculars what happens in the houses opposite. Due to a series of strange circumstances it begins to suspect a neighbor whose wife has disappeared.

BLINDED BY DESIRE (CLOSER) – 2004

Julia Roberts plays a photographer who becomes entangled in a love triangle with the characters played by Jude Law and Clive Owen. Although the film shows only the photographic side, the film itself is beautifully done and gives an accurate description of the photographic process.

PECKER – 1998

Pecker (Furlong) is a 18 year old amateur photographer whose work one art dealer in New York is set. An exhibition will launch to fame, but will also create many problems with family and friends.

BLOW-UP – 1966

Adaptation of a story by Julio Cortazar tells the story of a photographer who, after making some shots in a London park, discovers reveal an unrecognizable form that turns out to be a corpse. Premiered at the Cannes Film Festival with the Palme d’Or.

PROOF (PROOF) – 1991

Martin takes guided by perceptions and descriptions of the other pictures. Martin is blind and with this rare practice for a blind person, it proves that the world is really how others describe it. Despite his arrogant and self-sufficient character, Martin needs care Celia, an attractive woman who loves him for some time and who maintains a sadistic relationship. The arrival of Andy, a burly and lonely dish washer a restaurant to the life of Martin, makes these characters are involved in a triangle of relations which in turn abused and love each other.

A THOUSAND TIMES GOOD NIGHT (1000 TIMES GOOD NIGHT) – 2014

Although currently only available in the US, in Spain we can find in pre-book on Amazon , and sent from 21 January 2015.
Rebecca is one of the best photographers of war in the world. Upon returning to his home after being seriously wounded in Kabul, must face a tremendous emotional storm when her husband refuses to endure the dangerous life he leads.
He and his two daughters need to Rebecca and give him an ultimatum: your job or your family … The choice seems obvious.

UNDER FIRE (UNDER FIRE) – 1983

Central eighties. Three American journalists are going to Nicaragua, where the Sandinista guerrillas is about to overthrow the dictator Somoza, although with the help of the CIA. Russell Price (Nick Nolte) is a photographer that radio journalist Claire (Joanna Cassidy) pressured to engage in the revolution. In a similar situation is another professional colleague (Gene Hackman).

Some of these movies can also be watch at putlocker.

 

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