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DIY Food Photography in Your Home

By on Jan 20, 2017 in Photography, Tutorials | 0 comments

With the rise of Instagram many people are more interested in taking photos of the amazing food creations that they make at home. However, as a primarily landscape photographer, this is not as simple as just holding the camera up and taking a quick shot before you dig in. In this lesson, I will take you through the steps that I took to achieve a stunning image and cinemagraph in my home in just a few minutes. The set up What you are looking for is a spot in your house with lots of light. This way you won’t have to invest too much into expensive strobes or lighting.  You will have to find something to reflect the light back onto your subject matter. For this, I went to the stationery store and got some large white pieces of poster board and some clips. These acted as reflectors to bounce the light onto the front of the pancakes. Before cooking anything, I got my composition where...

Lightroom Basics

By on Jan 15, 2017 in Photography, Tutorials | 0 comments

With the new year already here, it is the perfect time to start improving your skills at editing photos inside of lightroom. In this basic lesson, I am going to take you through each of the modules that are important to the beginner lightroom user. Basically, this will compliment my upcoming lightroom for beginners tutorial on learn.jasonteale.com. At any rate, what you will find here is an explanation of the steps that you need to take in order to get your photos from your memory card to your lightroom catalogue and then start editing them. In future articles,  I will explain in more detail what each of the modules do and how to get the best out of everyone of them. However, for this article, I just want to get your photos into lightroom and get you editing them. Importing Photos After you have taken your masterpieces and you have lightroom up and running on your computer it is time...

New Style for the New Year!

By on Jan 2, 2017 in Photography | 0 comments

So it is 2017 and I am super excited for the coming year. The reason is that I am taking 2017 very seriously and I am going to drive this blog and my school into new heights this new year. So what does that mean for you, my loyal reader? Well, that means that you get to learn a whole lot of new skills from me. I have been collecting a ton of material to help you be the best in 2017 and this blog is going to be the dispensary for that knowledge, skill, and training. I know what you are thinking “Jason, has this not been done like 2,000,000 times over by more well-known photographers?” To that I say, “you are right, but so what?” I am not being cocky, but I just have to state that the style of blog where I write about the musings of an aging expat photographer/English teacher is not the most original either. Thus, I want to push and challenge myself. I really want...

Goodbye 2016

By on Jan 1, 2017 in Blogs, Photography | 2 comments

  If you have read this blog for a while then you might have noticed that I didn’t post all that much in 2016. The truth was that I was busy and if you read my last post, you would have found out that I was not really in the best state of mind for much of the year. However, that does not mean that the year was all bad. There was actually quite a lot of good stuff that happened. This is what I am going to focus on here as this is the end of the year here in Korea and I am looking forward to a better and more happy 2017. The year started with me coming to terms with the passing of my best friends and mentor, Dave Harvey. I wrote about him near to the end of 2015 but it really started to hit me throughout 2016. I felt that this was one of my key struggles in 2016 as the sadness felt like an anchor to everything that I wanted to achieve. However, as time passed I knew that Dave...

How Photography Helped Me Overcome the Death of my Best Friend

By on Dec 28, 2016 in Photography | 2 comments

It was about this time last year when I got probably one of the worst messages of my life. As I wrote in my previous blog post about it, I got a message early in the morning telling me that my best friend had just lost his battle with cancer. My whole world fell apart. Pats on the back or likes on facebook didn’t help against the darkness that crept in late at night. I was defenseless against the multitude of negative emotions that confronted me. Anger, frustration, hopelessness, ripped me apart and left me broken. I lost the motivation to deal with or do anything. It was hard to find the beauty in a world that made me so angry and full of pain. For a personal such as myself, these feeling are dangerous. I slipped up and stumbled throughout 2016. When you have as much on the go as I do, you soon realize that you can stop or you will pay the price. I am not just a photographer. I...

Why Don’t the Pros Come to Korea?

By on Jul 10, 2016 in Photography | 5 comments

For years I have been following so many pro photographers and I was always bummed when they would do “Asian Tours” and skip completely over Korea. While Seoul may not be as popular as the so-called “world-renowned” locations like Beijing or Tokyo, it is not to say that it should be passed over. Currently, the food scene is picking up. Over the past year or so, great chefs like Anthony Bourdain and Jamie Oliver have visited and were impressed with the warmth of the people and the food. However, it seems that only local Korean photographers and the expats are the ones taking the memorable and striking images in Korea. What about that TV Show in Korea? Off hand, I can think only the show on Arirang called “In Frame” that brings great Magnum photographers like David Alan Harvey to Korea. There have been other photographers which I will mention a bit...

Creatively Creating Cinemagraphs

By on Jun 29, 2016 in Photography | 0 comments

With the recent launch of my Cinemagraph Pro Tutorial course, I pushed myself think of new ways to make cinemagraphs that stood out. I love taking landscapes and turing them into cinemagraphs. I think that is what sort of put me on the map with regards to this new form of expression. However, that may not appeal to everyone and thus, I had to really get to work and try and find new cinemagraphs to make in order to really get the word out. The Ramyeon Cinemagraph This one really took some time. I am not a food photographer but I do love and have to take food shots from time to time. This one I used a similar technique to that of the Death Wish Coffee project that I did a little while ago. However, I really wanted to focus on the steam and that proved to be a bit of a challenge. Not only did it not steam up enough, the noodles cooled too fast. I ended up using a kettle of hot water to...

The Complete Cinemagraph Pro Tutorial Launch

By on Jun 15, 2016 in Tutorials | 0 comments

http://jasonteale.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/spark_promo.mp4 Have you ever wondered how I create the cinemagraphs that you see on my blog or insagram feed? Now you can with my all new cinemagraph pro course. I will take you through my workflow using Flixel’s Cinemagraph Pro and give you some sample videos to edit as well. Again, this is a complete course so I will not only show you how the app works on both the mac and iOS but I will also show you specifically how to edit for different subjects. Enrol now in the Complete Cinemagraph Pro Tutorial and get a special discount from Flixel Recently, cinemagraphs have been taking off and Facebook has even started integrating them into their platform. The Flixel team has been there on the front lines. Now is better than ever to get started learning how to make cinemagraphs with one of the easiest apps to create stunning HD...

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