Oleg Ti's photography blog

My blog about photography techniques

LIST OF ARTICLES

LIST OF MY ARTICLES

SETTING STROBE AND AMBIENT LIGHTS IN OUTDOOR PHOTOSHOOT

How to work with strobe and ambient light in outdoor shoot

BOUNCING LIGTH IN STUDIO LIGHTING SETUP

How to create high key picture with only one lighting unit

PORTRAIT RETOUCHING IN PHOTOSHOP

How to make full retouch of beauty picture

HIGH-PASS RETOUCH

How to use Photoshop action for fast and effective High Pass skin retouching

HIGH KEY LIGHTING SETUP FOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

How to create well lit high key portrait with only hard lighting sources

SUMMER

How to make creative beauty picture with a studio setup with 7 lighting units and color and conversion gels

MIXED LIGHT (PART 3)

How to move camera and convert color temperature with conversion gels

MIXED LIGHT (PARTS 1 AND 2)

How to operate with continuous and strobe light in the studio

BLUR+GRAIN (PHOTOSHOP ACTION FOR SKIN RETOUCHING)

How to make skin retouching fast and efficient

4 TYPES OF LIGHT: KEY, FILL, BACKGROUND AND SHAPING

How to understand all types of light and use this knowledge in creation of lighting setups

HONEYCOMB GRID OVER SOFTBOX

How effectively use honeycomb grid over soft box in single light setup

HARD LIGHT PORTRAIT

How to create beauty lighting setup using only hard light

THE GARNET BRACELET

Hot to create glowing effect in jewelry photography with gels and mixed lighting

CHANNEL MIXER

How to make creative color correction of pictures with channel mixer

MASK IN THE STUDIO

How to create different types of lighting patterns with studio mask

AMBER RING

How to create picture with a cloud of light around the model with mixed lighting technology

A STUDY IN GREEN-BLUE

How to make creative picture with color gels

SUPERHARD LIGHT

How to get light similar to sunlight in the studio

FLOWERS

How to use real flowers in studio photography

PROFOTO SPOT SMALL

How to effectively use Profoto Spot Small lighting modifier

HONEYCOMB GRID

How to use lighting modifiers with honeycomb grid in studio setups

BLURRED STYLE

How to make photography with sharp and blurred details in one picture

SUPERSOFT LIGHT

How to achieve the most soft light you can get in the studio

IMPRESSIONISM

How to create a picture that looks like a painting

MULTIPLE EXPOSURE

How to make multiple exposure of model in one picture with different sharpness

OUTDOOR SHOOT WITHOUT LIGHTING EQUIPMENT

How to make postprocessing of outdoor pictures without lighting equipment

COLOR OF RIM LIGHT

How to use cosmetic gel in beauty portrait

IN MOTION

 

BLURRED GOWN

How to blur one part of the picture keeping sharp another

GELS WITH OPPOSITE COLORS

How to make creative photography with color gels lying on opposite sides of the color wheel

POSTPROCESSING OF OUTDOOR PICTURE

HASSEL AND REBEL

How to see (or not to see) difference between 35-mm and medium format camera

THE DESERT, THE SUN AND THE MODEL� POSTPROCESSING OF OUTDOOR PICTURE

How to postprocess outdoor pictures

FIRST DROPS OF THE RAIN

How to use camera flash with umbrella in outside shoot

BLENDING MODES

 

THE BLUE NECKLACE

How to get glowing effect around jewelry with mixed lighting technology

SARA IN CENTRAL PARK

How to setup a shoot on location

TWO IMAGES FROM ONE RAW

How to widen dynamic range in fashion photography

BLUE LIGHT

How to paint light lines around model with mixed lighting technology

DISTRIBUTION OF LIGHT

How to light the entire model with only one lighting unit

HARDNESS OF LIGHT

How to understand and change hardness and softness of light

FULL BODY LIGHTING SETUP IN STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY

How to create lighting setup and operate with lighting sources in the studio

Honeycomb grid over softbox

Oleg Ti

To improve your studio technique, I always recommend to complicate the conditions of the shoot. When you work for yourself, for your portfolio, when you don’t have a client giving many “valuable” instructions. For me, one of the most enjoyable amusements is to recreate my own photos using only one lighting unit. Using reflectors, flags, gels, many other studio devices, I try to create the same light pattern, which I created once before with several lighting units. Of course this requires a tremendous amount of time, a well-equipped studio, has not a 100% chance of success, but this kind of working helps us to get the greatest experience. To make our “small” discoveries, to create our own algorithms of studio working, to feel the nuances of each lighting modifier. Leaving only one lighting unit in the studio for a week, believe me, you will begin to notice that your technique made a huge leap this week.

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High Pass Retouching

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Introducing the technology of postprocessing I would like to say that I am not an inventor of this technology. An understanding of image processing offers photographers a number of solutions and their primary task is not “an invention” of the technology but rather a search, understanding and exploration of the existing technology.

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BLUE LIGHT

Sometimes the photographer (and probably not sometimes but always) works as an painter: he not only captures, imprints surrounding reality that emerged in front of him, but also has a desire to embellish, to process, to change this reality.
When I do the photos, I often see myself as an painter, and sometimes the desire to brighten up the view in front of you leads to various interesting and unusual technical solutions.
Here I would like to put the model in the space of blue lines surrounding her, lines of blue, bright but cold fire. Read the rest of this entry »

Hailey, Elite, New York


Hailey, Elite, New York,
Fashion Stylist – Fabiola Ledesma
MUA and Hair – Christie Lee,
Location – DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York

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Collaboration with BA-reps artists

It is so nice when you meet in you studio so great artists like Jeanie Syfu and Michelle Coursey. And If you have models from such a great agency like DNA – Quirine, Nikoyla and Josilyn.
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Sophie, Elite, New York

Sophie, Elite, New York, hard light portrait Read the rest of this entry »

Tia, Women, New York

Tia Woods, Women, New York! The Great model from the great agency!

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Julia Pereira

Julia Pereira, Major Modeling Agency, New York. The excellent Brazilian model!

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Agatha

Agatha Danilova, New York

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