Author Archives: alippisch

About alippisch

Commercial Photographer and Teacher

Cool video on Light Painting

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Safari Bookmarks

If, like me, you are happy with Safari as your main web browser, you might have noticed one big flaw – there is NO WAY to alphabetically sort the bookmarks! Hey Apple – what gives???? I really like being able … Continue reading

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Don’t Re-invent, instead, Re-discover.

Recently I read a great post by Gail Mooney which she titled Don’t re-invent yourself. In it she criticizes the current buzz phrase to “re-invent yourself”. I too don’t really like that expression. It implies that there is something wrong … Continue reading

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Just because you can – doesn’t make it OK.

Here is an interesting example of one artist using a photograph he found on-line to use in his work, without thinking he was stealing from another artist! Note that the one who did the stealing, Thierry Guetta, mentioned that he didn’t … Continue reading

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In the end, Light is still Analog

This is a refreshing example of using digital technology tools mixed with lighting imagination, to create a unique visual expression.

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David Hobby discusses the business of being a photographer

Here is some sage business advice from the man behind the terrific blog Strobist It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring David Hobby!

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HDR in Photoshop CS5

In the post Working Luminance Magic with HDR in Photoshop CS5 author Deke McClelland shows some great tips for making HDRs in PS. You will need to register first as a member, which is not a bad idea considering all the … Continue reading

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X-Rite Photo – Color Checker Passport

Here is a great new way to create a custom camera color profile, for each and every lighting situation you are in. Brilliant!

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Hi I’m Keith

Annie Leibovitz shooting Keith Richards for Louis Vuitton. Interesting behind-the-seen view of Annie at work. Note the assistant held umbrella light, which makes moving around with the subject so much more efficient and fast for Annie. I enjoy when Keith … Continue reading

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Light Warfare

Light Warfare (via freddiew) This is an amazing example of mixing flash with ambient light, PLUS the “painting with light” technique. Then frame by frame animation in a video editing program to put it all together. Every shot was initially created one at … Continue reading

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