Category : Imagemakers

Behind the Scenes with Ryan Struck

Tell us a little about the concept of this piece… What was the look you were going for?

Ryan Babenzien CEO of the GREATS brand was approached by Timex to design a new watch. Ryan drew on his experience growing up on the waters of Long Island to create the Baymen. It’s accented with nods to his own passion for the water as well as his love for time pieces. Ryan and I chatted about the story and look he was after, he referenced the 60’s and 70’s surf glow of slide film. This was such an exciting concept to me, as I’ve shot quite a bit of slide film myself, and am such a fan of this aesthetic. I knew there was a few technical things we could do within the camera department to really make this film glow, early morning light and Tiffen Filters being key.

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NATural ND Filters vs. ND Filters

Article by: Adam Goldberg
Check out Adam’s work at agoldbergphoto.com

Neutral density filters are one of the most important tools in a photographer’s toolkit. They allow a photographer to control the amount of light that reaches the camera sensor. Whether it is a bright sunny day and you want to manage the bright-light or you are photographing water and are looking for that silky smooth look, the neutral density filter can help you achieve the image you are looking for.

Most neutral density filters have some color cast to them. It is a grey or blue tint to the images. Other neutral density filters try and manage the amount of infrared and create a green or cyan tine to the images. These filters require editing in post-production to try and recreate the scene.

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Behind the Scenes with Dixie Dixon

Article by: Dixie Dixon

To learn more about Dixie and her work be sure to visit  http://www.dixiedixon.com/ and follow her on Instagram at @iamdixiedixon.

Shooting High Fashion with the Tiffen 8pt Star Filter and the Lowel GL-1 Power LED

The elusive and exciting world of fashion and advertising photography can be seen everywhere these days from magazines to coffee-table books, catalogs, websites and billboards all over the world. It is impossible to miss the glamour, intrigue, and romance brought to life in a fashion image- it is a beautiful illusion and that is what I love most about it. There are no rules, no boundaries, just pure self-expression. Experimentation is one of the best ways to craft a unique fashion story. Here are a couple of rad tools I use to create my fashion imagery:

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Tumalo Falls

Article by: Ky Ferguson

Long exposure photography is my favorite kind of photography, especially waterfalls. When I am out in the field everything stands still and all I have to focus on is my camera and the nature around me. I always challenge myself to find a composition that people overlook and or have never taken before of a waterfall and that is what leads me to the story on this specific waterfall and how I got the shot. Tumalo falls is in Bend, Oregon. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the area and you can even walk behind the falls. I have visited this waterfall many times but never when there was snow and ice on the ground. The moment I saw this I knew I had to get down to the river to take a photo. I played with a couple compositions on the hill but was not satisfied and I knew I would regret not trying to get below. The hill was very steep and covered in snow and ice so it was not the safest. Once I got down to the river, I walked out across the river hopping from snow covered rock to snow covered rock and ended up standing on a thin sheet of ice and setting up my camera there.

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Exploring Yosemite

Article By: Michael Cassara
Article Written for the Tiffen Imagemaker Blog in 2015

One of the most photographic landscapes on the planet is Yosemite National Park, which is located in the isolated mountains of California. One of, if not the greatest landscape photographer of the 20th century, Ansel Adams, made Yosemite famous by producing iconic photographs of the parks majestic landscape.

Is there a better place in the world the show the power and potential of Tiffen Filters?

Upon arrival to the park, the Rangers at the guard station greet you with a smile. This was National Park #6 for me, and the station was a welcome sight after the long drive from Fresno’s Airport the night before. After paying the park admittance, you are introduced to the park by driving under two giant boulders that came to rest against one another. This isn’t the sort of thing you see on Long Island. Upon passing the boulders, it seemed to take around 20 minutes before reaching the valley floor. Snow on the first day really made for less than ideal conditions. However, in Yosemite, the weather is constantly changing and breaks in the clouds offered some unique long exposure opportunities using the Tiffen Apex filter.

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