Michael Zelbel

Michael Zelbel

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For sure you had a lot of work,but i got to tell you that you have done a great job with lots of information.

For sure those who go true this book are going to gain lots of experience and knowledge.

Wish you all success in launching this book.
Happy Birthday amigo !!
Der Link aus dem letzten Emailnewsletter (No Shows vermeiden) führt bei mir nur zu einer FB Fehlermeldung, dass der Inhal tnicht existiert?
"The Morning After"

We had a technical problem in the studio and the model got really bored.. This is a candid shoot, I usually have a mirrorless set for low light hanging on me for this kind of moments.

It was high ISO (3200 on xpro1) and I decided to abuse it in silver efex for some extra confusion :D
Some really good advice on the tfp model shoot booking video...I will be implementing some of those tactics in my own communication with tf models.

Being a hobbyist photographer I really heavily on models collaborating with me on my photoshoots, and last minute no shows are a killer!
I entered the compettion called kings and queens... And am struggling to create unique poses in order to win and the problem is the time is running out
My question is:
What must i do in order to overcome this struggle?
Focus is the key 🔑
How do I sign up to your newsletter?
I need to know how smoothen a photo using photoshop,anyone who can help me please....
Thanks for allowing to join will try to contribute to the group
Good day Michael Zelbel i have lost my copy of perfect portraits made easy and cannot seem to get it back . I am on your mailing list . Could you please let me know how to get this back. TY and Good Light.

I share tips for photographers and models in my Facebook group. Join here: https://glm.tips/group Michael Zelbel is the 9th worst photographer in Duesseldorf, Germany.

And he prefers short bios.

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1K TikTok Account Vs. 100K Instagram Account 06/05/2021

1K TikTok Account Vs. 100K Instagram Account

Taylor Jackson breaks down how his tiny 1K TikTok account produces better results than the big, 100K Insta account. I found it very interesting that his engagement is mainly from people in his area. It's fantastic for us photographers to have a platform for reaching a local audience.

https://youtu.be/OWE1Jqachv0

1K TikTok Account Vs. 100K Instagram Account Hah TikTok vs. Instagram. TikTok wins for this. More to come over May.Follow me here: https://www.tiktok.com/@taylorjacksonphoto10 Content Topics to Steal: h...

5 POSING TIPS THAT DON'T SUCK! 04/05/2021

5 POSING TIPS THAT DON'T SUCK!

Manny Ortiz reduces portrait posing to 5 simple suggestions. I was laughing when he explained his pose, "The Beautiful Headache."

https://youtu.be/wFfj3KWKlSQ

5 POSING TIPS THAT DON'T SUCK! Get 10% off your next Squarespace website: https://www.squarespace.com/mannyortizMy NEW Golden Hour Preset pack : http://www.manuelortizphoto.com/presets/Wan...

4 Light Studio Portrait Techniques using Westcott Lighting 01/05/2021

4 Light Studio Portrait Techniques using Westcott Lighting

Eli Infante creates dark, fine-art images with lots of blacks and rustic wood colors. His magical light is finessed from all sides by four lights.

~ Michael

https://youtu.be/KplebW_6W8c

4 Light Studio Portrait Techniques using Westcott Lighting The first 1000 people to use the link will get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skl.sh/eliinfante04211This video covers my process of c...

Why Photographers NEED to THINK BIGGER! 29/04/2021

Why Photographers NEED to THINK BIGGER!

Karl Taylor expresses a compelling message. He shares what we, as photographers and individuals, can do to help preserve our future. There are no photo tricks in this video. But the instructions of this video are among the most important that Youtube has to offer.

~ Michael

https://youtu.be/sTypeQ7sXqQ

Why Photographers NEED to THINK BIGGER! As photographers, many of us benefit from the beauty of nature, whether it be the subject or background of our images or simply a source of inspiration, whic...

Creating Iconic One Light Silhouettes | Inside Fashion and Beauty Photography with Lindsay Adler 27/04/2021

Creating Iconic One Light Silhouettes | Inside Fashion and Beauty Photography with Lindsay Adler

Some of the most influential photographers of all time (Penn, Avedon, Watson, Ritts) created simple silhouettes that have become iconic images. Lindsay Adler shows us two ways of shooting this style using one-light setups.

https://youtu.be/pngL7kbu9KI

Creating Iconic One Light Silhouettes | Inside Fashion and Beauty Photography with Lindsay Adler Sometimes the simplest of images can be the most elegant and timeless-- it's all about the details! Some of the most influential photographers of all time (P...

Soft Glamour Lighting Without SoftBoxes 22/04/2021

Soft Glamour Lighting Without SoftBoxes

Soft Glamour Lighting Without SoftBoxes

Currently, I annoy my Facebook friends with my NFTs in 1982/C64 style. One friend's revenge was that she dared me to watch "Soft Glamour Lighting Without SoftBoxes" by MarkusPix. He is using a little flashlight and cheap clamp lights. After overcoming a mild culture shock at the beginning of the video, I found many of his tips and ideas are pretty good. His contraption-idea at 11:20 minutes reminded me of my first shower-curtain diffusion setups. The cringe-worthy romantic sunset ending at 18:50 reminds me of the times when Emily and I still tortured viewers with tips for a spicy lifestyle (which actually came in handy for some of our friends during the pandemic.) Watch this at your own risk!

https://youtu.be/7G4FC3wwcXQ

Soft Glamour Lighting Without SoftBoxes How to hide wrinkles without expensive softboxes or gear. DOZENS of easy simple ways that cost almost nothing and sometimes don't even require lights! Grab a...

HOW I GOT THE SHOT 20/04/2021

HOW I GOT THE SHOT

Portrait Tips & Trick from Manny Ortiz

Manny Ortiz would need grids for his low-key photo at the 3-minute mark of his latest video. He does not have any grits, so he is simply angling his modifiers upwards. This little trick comes in handy in a lot of situations.

https://youtu.be/3QSCdm2OkcI

HOW I GOT THE SHOT Get Luminar AI https://l.skylum.com/manny-ortizUse MANNYORTIZ10 at checkout to save $10 (or €10)Gear used for photography (Affiliate links)Sony A1-https://bh...

Timeline Photos 18/04/2021

I hope that Ikea survives all these lock downs because their furniture is not bad for photo sets.

https://www.facebook.com/MichaelZelbel/photos/a.245584879085/10157548133034086/

A while ago I encouraged you to use a shoji screen to create an impressive studio background when working in a small space. Now I want you to add a little table that Ikea sometimes sells for as little as $7.99. Check out the video with this tip: https://youtu.be/nrUAVxf0dqA

17/04/2021

We released a new issue of Good Light! Mag:- How to offer your photos as non-fungible tokens (NFTs)- Inspiration and tips for working with handpainted canvas backgrounds- Industry insights on offering model portfolio shootings
Over the next few days, MagsFast offers a 30% launch discount for this issue: http://glm.tips/welcome87 Enjoy!

Cover: Model: Marleen M., Photographer: Ivan Weiss

We released a new issue of Good Light! Mag:- How to offer your photos as non-fungible tokens (NFTs)- Inspiration and tips for working with handpainted canvas backgrounds- Industry insights on offering model portfolio shootings
Over the next few days, MagsFast offers a 30% launch discount for this issue: http://glm.tips/welcome87 Enjoy!

Cover: Model: Marleen M., Photographer: Ivan Weiss

Take Better Photos With These 10 Tips! 16/04/2021

Take Better Photos With These 10 Tips!

10 Tips For Shooting Scroll Stoppers!

Daniel and Rachel from Mangostreet have a 10-tip recipe for what they call "scroll stoppers." These are photos that stop the viewers in their tracks. Starting at the 12-minute mark, they demonstrate how to put all ten tips together at work. I love that!

https://youtu.be/ikhoM0sT4Vs

Take Better Photos With These 10 Tips! 🚨 Have you checked out our new Youtube channels?? 🚨 ✪ Rachel's: http://youtube.com/c/rachelgulottafitness ✪ Daniel's: http://youtube.com/c/danielinskeepIn ...

One Simple Way of Advancing Your Photography #shorts 15/04/2021

One Simple Way of Advancing Your Photography #shorts

One Simple Way of Advancing Your Photography

Marc Silber started with photography two decades before I started playing with lego bricks. Maybe his vast experience leads to videos that are usually too long for a squirrel-like myself to watch them. But now he uploaded a 50-second clip which hammers home the advantage of defining what exactly we want from our photoshoot. If you would like him to give more bite-sized advice, then give him a thumbs up on this clip!

https://youtu.be/0gpYA20yYgs

One Simple Way of Advancing Your Photography #shorts Here's a quick tip to help you advance your photography!Special Offer for Marc's Book Free! Just Pay Shipping: advancingyourphotography.comAYP Club: https://...

Timeline Photos 14/04/2021

The latest magazine issue is nearly ready for publication.

https://www.facebook.com/MichaelZelbel/photos/a.245584879085/10157537085294086/

My reader Humpty 69 rocks! Every 5-star review of my little magazine in the AppStore is really motivating for me.

Important COLOR TIPS for BETTER PHOTOS 13/04/2021

Important COLOR TIPS for BETTER PHOTOS

Important COLOR TIPS

Most videos on "color theory" teach precisely that, "theory." Jamie Windsor, on the other hand, boils down color theory to a practical subset of rules. Then demonstrates how to master it in Lightroom. This looks like the only video on color theory that you will ever need.

https://youtu.be/6-4KRPoErBI

Important COLOR TIPS for BETTER PHOTOS Head to https://www.squarespace.com/jamiewindsor​ to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code JAMIEWINDSOR.------------------------...

Timeline Photos 11/04/2021

This is an image from a little series that I converted to high key black & white for one of our photo tips. It was the tip regarding the red filter for black & white.

https://www.facebook.com/MichaelZelbel/photos/a.245584879085/10157495516549086/

This is an image from a little series that I converted to high key black & white for one of our photo tips. It was the tip regarding the red filter for black & white. I'll post a link in the comments.

"Deadline"
Model: Nakriko

Main light: horizontal striplight below the camera at 62.5 Ws
Backlight: horizontal striplight above/behind model at 250 Ws

Sony a7R II, ISO 400, 54 mm, f/11, 1/200 sec

10/04/2021

Learning by doing is much more fun than going through dry theory first. How about you pick a corner at your home and start shooting beautiful portraits right there? The setup and settings you need are all in this free book: https://glmethod.info/

Learning by doing is much more fun than going through dry theory first. How about you pick a corner at your home and start shooting beautiful portraits right there? The setup and settings you need are all in this free book: https://glmethod.info/

Top 10 Portrait Tips and Tricks to Become a Better Photographer, PART 2 09/04/2021

Top 10 Portrait Tips and Tricks to Become a Better Photographer, PART 2

10 Portrait Tips and Tricks to Become a Better Photographer

Irene Rudnyk dropped yet another Top 10 Portrait Tips video. The points she is delivering here are gold.

https://youtu.be/v4eCFqryR8Y

Top 10 Portrait Tips and Tricks to Become a Better Photographer, PART 2 Check out Milanote and sign up for free: https://milanote.com/irenerudnyk0421Thank you Milanote for sponsoring todays videoIf you enjoyed this video check ou...

Best Way To Work With Multiple Speedlights | Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey 08/04/2021

Best Way To Work With Multiple Speedlights | Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

3 Speedlights and The Best Way To Work With Them

The method that Gavin Hoey demonstrates here is solid. I don't think you always have to stick to this, but when in doubt, this is how you get the light that you really want. His results prove it. Below the video on Youtube, he provides his Snow Flurry effect for free download. Thumbs up!

https://youtu.be/15P0WPsvHY8

Best Way To Work With Multiple Speedlights | Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey Having more than one Speedlight opens up a world of lighting opportunities but it can also be the fastest way to get yourself lost in lighting. Trying to fig...

07/04/2021

#Tip: To help memorizing a pose, imagine a letter that you see inside the pose, e.g. a "P." Then give the pose a name starting with this letter, e.g. "Pool." Now vividly imagine something absurd regarding the name, e.g. your model going into the pose, underwater in a pool.

You can download an article from Good Light Mag on this topic for free. I will post a link in the comments.

#Tip: To help memorizing a pose, imagine a letter that you see inside the pose, e.g. a "P." Then give the pose a name starting with this letter, e.g. "Pool." Now vividly imagine something absurd regarding the name, e.g. your model going into the pose, underwater in a pool.

You can download an article from Good Light Mag on this topic for free. I will post a link in the comments.

8 Photoshop Hacks For STUNNING Portraits! 06/04/2021

8 Photoshop Hacks For STUNNING Portraits!

8 Photoshop Hacks For STUNNING Portraits

Justin Laurens makes our heads spinning with fantastic techniques for

- Making Model's Face "POP" / Look More 3D
- Making Skin "GLOW" / Shine Bright
- Quickly Cleaning Up Rogue / Stray Hairs
- Color-grading: Tanned/Bronze Skin
- Easy Trick To Make Colors "POP!"
- Beautiful Color-grade (In One Layer!)
- Quickly Batch Edit MULTIPLE Photos (In Seconds!)
- Making Hair "POP" / Look More Dynamic

https://youtu.be/rgxa7zq-LPA

8 Photoshop Hacks For STUNNING Portraits! In this tutorial, learn my TOP 8 Photoshop Portrait photo editing hacks for stunning portraits!***ACCESS Full Portrait Editing/Retouching Courses (+ LUTs, Pr...

[04/03/21]   NFT's are taking digital art by storm. Taylor Jackson explains the concept and shares his thoughts on how artists benefit from selling their photos as NFTs to collectors and from collectors reselling those NFTs later.

If you like to get a how-to for offering your own NFTs, let me know. I can create a step-by-step and post it in our Facebook group or Good Light Mag (https://www.magsfast.com/Magazines/Good-Light-Magazine/Latest) if that would be helpful for you.

https://youtu.be/DpsI90NdSwU

Rotolight Titan X1 - VERSATILE. BEAUTIFUL. EXPENSIVE. 01/04/2021

Rotolight Titan X1 - VERSATILE. BEAUTIFUL. EXPENSIVE.

Rotolight Titan X1 - VERSATILE. BEAUTIFUL. EXPENSIVE

Would I invest $4k into an LED light? Nope, it's outside my budget.
Would I be able to replace my flash with the Titan X1? No way, it can't compete with bright daylight.
Would I love to work with this sucker? Absolutely! It shows how the future of lighting might look like.
Gerald Undone introduces us to the Titan X1 in detail.

https://youtu.be/vQfXcVIFGTQ

Rotolight Titan X1 - VERSATILE. BEAUTIFUL. EXPENSIVE. Review of the Rotolight Titan X1 RGBWW LED light panel focusing on build quality, versatility, and the unique technology found within.🛒 Rotolight Titan X1 V...

31/03/2021

#Tip: For outdoor photos, a small softbox or a beauty dish provides you with a charming quality of light. It is punchy enough to be believable outdoors yet soft enough to look flattering on the model. A big octabox would be too soft, making your photo look like a photoshop composite. On the other hand, a standard reflector is so hard that it looks only good on perfectly flawless models, not on the regular friend or client that you might photograph. Find a download link for the article in the comments.

#Tip: For outdoor photos, a small softbox or a beauty dish provides you with a charming quality of light. It is punchy enough to be believable outdoors yet soft enough to look flattering on the model. A big octabox would be too soft, making your photo look like a photoshop composite. On the other hand, a standard reflector is so hard that it looks only good on perfectly flawless models, not on the regular friend or client that you might photograph. Find a download link for the article in the comments.

Super Resolution! Amazing New Feature in ACR 30/03/2021

Super Resolution! Amazing New Feature in ACR

Super Resolution! New Feature in Camera RAW

Nobody needs more megapixels, but then again, for my own NFTs, I do use photos in super-resolution because, for some collectors, it adds value to be able to create detailed wall art right from the NFT. Moreover, I have a very good client in the erotic space who requires 100 megapixels. Then there's my occasional sale of wall art on Fineart America and all these occasions on which I have to turn a frame from a 4k video into an actual image. So if you ask me, resolution DOES matter sometimes.

That's why I love the fact that Adobe just started with their AI-based resolution enhancer that gives us four times more resolution out of a regular RAW file. It's like imglarger.com for real photos. Jesus Ramirez provides us with a demo in this video. His results are spectacular. It also works beautifully with my kind of photos, shot with Sony (see here: https://goodlightmag.s3.amazonaws.com/SuperResolutionTestSonyA7rIIRAW.jpg) BUT (big BUT) your mileage may vary, so try it out with your images and see what happens.

https://youtu.be/izJHaC6sKPY

Super Resolution! Amazing New Feature in ACR Check out the amazing Super Resolution feature new in Adobe Camera Raw (v13.2)! Super Resolution uses an advanced machine learning model to intelligently dou...

29/03/2021

Have a look what Adobe's new Super Resolution feature does to a RAW, and how much or how little quadrupling the resolution means for a portrait. I made a quick example showing the eye of the model in unretouched images straight out of Camera RAW, standard settings, no corrections applied. The upper eye is developed in regular resolution and the lower eye is from the same RAW developed with Super Resolution enabled.

I will post a direct link to the image in the comments so that you can download and look at it at 100% in your imaging software.

Around the eye you see the effect of the enhanced resolution on skin, hair, lashes, eyebrows and how it does not affect the pupil all that much for example. For some photographers this will look similar to what they already do with external tools. To others it may or may not be useful. I am quite happy about Adobe building it right into Camera RAW so I can use it whenever it makes sense for me.

Have a look what Adobe's new Super Resolution feature does to a RAW, and how much or how little quadrupling the resolution means for a portrait. I made a quick example showing the eye of the model in unretouched images straight out of Camera RAW, standard settings, no corrections applied. The upper eye is developed in regular resolution and the lower eye is from the same RAW developed with Super Resolution enabled.

I will post a direct link to the image in the comments so that you can download and look at it at 100% in your imaging software.

Around the eye you see the effect of the enhanced resolution on skin, hair, lashes, eyebrows and how it does not affect the pupil all that much for example. For some photographers this will look similar to what they already do with external tools. To others it may or may not be useful. I am quite happy about Adobe building it right into Camera RAW so I can use it whenever it makes sense for me.

28/03/2021

My Choice of Beauty Lighting Modifier For UNDER $69 (£50)!!!

Karl Taylor's Choice of Beauty Lighting Modifier For UNDER $69

In his latest video, Karl Taylor demonstrates that a cheap reflective umbrella performs in the same league as very expensive light modifiers. Sure, a $3000 light modifier has its place, too. But it's good to see that $69 brings you so close that it's going to be hard to tell the difference.

https://youtu.be/EzT2rfIpxyA

The best budget lighting modifier for portrait photography. I’ve tested, rented, and owned a lot of different modifiers over the course of my career, but wha...

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