Posts in category Gear and technique

Elves

Rafał Krasa, 18 December 2015
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As my startup gear brand Eupidere , we face more and more photographic challenges in shooting thrifty product photos. Recently, I had just minutes to come up with an image that is a) eye catching, and b) Christmas related. There are lots of Christmas decorations around right now and the little guy above, wearing striped pajamas, is one of them. We decided to put him into a winter scenery and wish everyone Merry Christmas.

The idea seemed to be complicated, but in the end it wasn’t. The snow piles in the foreground were made of sheets of white paper and the background is simply a flat screen TV displaying an image of a night sky. The subject was lit with a hot shoe mounted flash, pointed to the right and bounced off a nearby wall. Shooting took 10 minutes at most.

Two years ago, we did the same thing with a macro shot of a ring. In that show, I used the Playstation 3’s menu system, which is capable of displaying different themes. The reflective surface was the base of a wine glass. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at that shoot (sorry, it’s not in English):

Here’s the ring photo that resulted:

And that’s how you can incorporate a flat screen TV into some cheap, do-it-yourself product photo shoots.

P.S. If you enjoyed this idea, be sure to check out how I shot commercial product photos in a bathtub. Fotografia ślubna Warszawa, zdjęcia ślubne Warszawa, wedding photography Warsaw, wedding photographer Warsaw. READ MORE »

Bath-tube-high-key

Rafał Krasa, 2 December 2015
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If you are Polish, you may have already heard about Eupidere as the news spread accross all the major photography oriented websites in Poland. During shows and workshops we have talked with people a lot recently and you keep asking if Eupidere means we are out of photography now. Do we still take pictures? Yes, we do! Even more than ever! But from now on, we work with Eupidere A LOT!

Being clients to ourselves (Eupidere is our own brand of high quality leather straps) is so much different from what we are used to. No more acting professionals, no more showing off, no more fancy gear and sophisticated techniques. What only matters are the results. And sometimes we do photography in a very neat way, so I decided to share with the world the most time saving ideas of ours.

Those CGI-esthetic photos were taken with just a camera and a single semi-transparent screem. A step beyond and I think I could even get rid of the screem to make it even more basic.

We set up two cameras facing each other at the bottom of a dry acrylic bathtub. The first one was posing, the other one was imaging. The second camera was connected to an iPhone via Wi-Fi, which provided a perfect live preview. The bottom of the tub acted as a tripod, a background and reflected the light comming from above. The top of the bathtub was covered with a semi-transparent screem, that diffused the light comming from a halogen ceiling fixtures shining straight down ;)

Easy? Sure! You don’t actually even need a bathtub, just knock on your neighbour’s door and ask: “Could I take a few pictures in your bathtub?” ;) Fotografia ślubna Warszawa, zdjęcia ślubne Warszawa, wedding photography Warsaw, wedding photographer Warsaw. READ MORE »

Hearts

Rafał Krasa, 17 June 2014
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While working on Ola and Martin’s documentary, we have come up with and idea of the above picture. We’ve already published it on Facebook yesterday and here is a detailed description of how we shot this photo.

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Photography will never end

Rafał Krasa, 21 May 2014
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Direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q2BIhb-pa0

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Little mighty Alexander

Rafał Krasa, 16 April 2014
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Direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L2A-yMsFGY

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New Years Eve backstage

Rafał Krasa, 1 January 2014
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The pictures shot during this session: Sylwestrowa Miss Ferreira YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CNwOZAOau4 Model: Miss Ferrerira MUA: Makeuplace, Aneta Błaszczak RoundFlash: roundflash.com Music by: Scott Buckley (www.scottbuckley.com.au)

Dear, beloved, ladies and gentleman!

Last Friday the phone rang. It was Sara and she had a favour to ask. She needed pictures for her New Year’s Eve post. For now! The thing was that it was afternoon already and not even the location was planned. There was no plan for anything at all! But as we are not beginners, minutes later we were set up at Aneta’s at 6:00PM. But let me start somewhere. Maybe: who the hell is Sara and Aneta?!

Sara is Miss Ferreira. She’s a blogger, mother of three and a model ready for everything we ask for. We first met her in January 2012 and since then we’ve done all the wildest photo shoots with her. She is the face of our Miss Ferreira Fashion Project and she’s the most professional model ever posing for us. Aneta Błaszczak is a top makeup artist. She runs various trainings and represents the most known cosmetic brands in the industry. She was responsible for Sara’s makeup for one of the most beautiful shoots we’ve ever done, the Mosquito session. She proved then she’s an absolute pro, and, as some of you may have already experienced, she’s also a fantastic, endlessly positive person! She let us into her Makeuplace and gave us the freedom to WORK, for which we are eternally grateful!

According to what we agreed on with Sara, we were trying to achieve the typical modern fashion lighting and at the same time to get a sort of party looking harshness of light. Now when I think about it, using a ring flash for it was the perfect choice. Finally, we had a chance to use a RoundFlash – it’s a brand of a modifier that changes a hot shoe flash light into a real ring flash. There are some other similar devices like for example O Flash, but O Flash simply don’t work. The light is diffused in a completely uneven way, it’s impractical and it’s heavy – actually it is so heavy, that we broke a hot shoe with O Flash and we ruined a speed light. RoundFlash on the other hand works flawlessly. It’s like a real, professional, studio ring flash and technically it is perfect. The light is super even and it’s over 17″ big. Yes, it’s much bigger than studio rings we are used to. And it’s designed in a very smart way too. It’s like a fusion between a scrim and a softbox. I would call it a scrim-way-folding softbox. We absolutely love it!

We started shooting with a classic rectangular softbox mounted on a stand, but we were in a makeup studio, the space was limited to hold such a huge tent and we kept bumping into expensive mascaras all the time. It was rather terrifying so we found (...). Fotografia ślubna Warszawa, zdjęcia ślubne Warszawa, wedding photography Warsaw, wedding photographer Warsaw. READ MORE »

Posted in: Fashion and beauty

Underrated

Rafał Krasa, 11 January 2014
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By the end of another year

Rafał Krasa, 25 December 2013
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YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXW-ZV8sg08 Fotografia ślubna Warszawa, zdjęcia ślubne Warszawa, wedding photography Warsaw, wedding photographer Warsaw. READ MORE »

Posted in: Bride and Groom Portrait, News

Filtres so important

Rafał Krasa, 16 December 2013
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YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1QWnXr7HOc Music by: Scott Buckley (www.scottbuckley.com.au) Fotografia ślubna Warszawa, zdjęcia ślubne Warszawa, wedding photography Warsaw, wedding photographer Warsaw. READ MORE »

How is that so micro?

Rafał Krasa, 3 December 2013
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