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Small-Town Festival on a Bonnaroo Budget: Why Karoondinha Failed

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 2:58pm
Siblings Kaleena and Paul Rallis knew they had to spend big to properly brand and market Karoondinha, a first-year festival in their hometown of...
Categories: Music Industry

Tutorial: How to photograph glassware on a white background

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 2:27pm

Photographing glassware on white is a product photography staple; unfortunately, it's also notoriously difficult. So how do you capture clear glass on a white background with all of those glorious specular highlights you see in magazines? This tutorial by photographer Dustin Dolby of workphlo will show you exactly how.

Dolby has made a name for himself in the tutorial space recently for his extremely simple, but also effective, product photography setups.

Hs quick-and-dirty style might not appeal to everyone—many of his setups require a bit of cleaning up in post-production as a result—but if you're working with extremely limited gear there are few photographers out there who can show you how to make better use of it.

Here is his basic setup for glassware photography:

When he zooms out, you can see Dolby's extremely simple (but effective) setup.

As you can see, Dolby has stacked two glasses on top of each other in order to get a perfect 'reflection' without actually using a reflective surface. These two glasses are placed on some basic stand in front of a stripbox, which is placed over a simple speedlight.

The dark highlights in the glass are reflections of the darkened room compared to the bright white strip box/background. They can be made thicker or thinner by moving the stripbox further from or closer to the glasses, respectively.

Finally, the last step in the whole process is to bring the images into post and, if you want perfect symmetry, cut and mirror your preferred half of the glass onto the other side. That way, the image looks magazine 'perfect' like the final examples at the end of the video.

Check out the full tutorial to see Dolby's process from start to finish, and if you have any suggestions on how you would improve on or simplify his process drop them in the comments below.

Categories: Equipment

SeatGeek Partners With Eventbrite to Enhance Its Concert Selection

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 2:27pm
Users of the ticketing marketplace SeatGeek will start noticing a wider selection of events to choose from beginning today, thanks to a new...
Categories: Music Industry

Vote for Your Favorite Beauty Queen in a Latin Music Video

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 2:08pm
Latin music videos are not only highlighted by the superstars who lead them. In fact, the main model is a key factor for the clip’s success....
Categories: Music Industry

Major Lazer's Hit Single 'Lean On' Gets Must-Hear Island Makeover

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 2:03pm
Major Lazer's streaming sensation, "Lean On", has received an island makeover. The original record peaked at No. 4 on Billboard's...
Categories: Music Industry

How 'Big Brother' Producers Pulled Off an 'Unfiltered' Look at Katy Perry's Life for YouTube Live Stream

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 2:00pm
On June 8, longtime Big Brother executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan tweeted, “Get ready for some fireworks from us tonight....
Categories: Music Industry

Handevision Iberit 90mm F2.4 lens launches for Leica M-mount

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 1:54pm

Handevision is now shipping its all-metal Iberit 90mm F2.4 short telephoto lens for Leica M-mount 35mm and full-frame cameras. This lens features an F2.4 to F16 aperture, as well as four element in four groups, manual focus, a 49mm filter thread, 10 diaphragm blades and a 70cm / 2.3ft minimum focusing distance. The lens was announced back in 2015, and the series was shown off at this year's CP+.

The lens is currently listed in black and silver color options for pre-order at $569 on B&H Photo and Adorama.

Via: LeicaRumors

Categories: Equipment

Edgar Wright & Paul Williams In Conversation: Their Friendship, Working on 'Baby Driver' & Funeral Songs

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 1:47pm
There's a decent chance you're familiar with Paul Williams, but there's no chance you don't know his work. From pop staples like...
Categories: Music Industry

L.A. Radio Icon Rodney Bingenheimer Lands Weekly Show at Sirius XM's Underground Garage

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 1:36pm
Rodney is headed back to the air. Legendary Los Angeles DJ Rodney Bingenheimer -- the so-called "Mayor of Sunset Strip,"...
Categories: Music Industry

This is How to Get Demi Lovato's 'Messy Lob': Rock the Look

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 1:18pm
The third annual Billboard Hot 100 Festival is on August 19 and 20, so to celebrate Billboard Style created a month of Hot 100...
Categories: Music Industry

Jamie Jones Gives Justin Jay and Josh Taylor's 'P---y Pop' a Tech-House Remix: Exclusive

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 1:01pm
Prepare yourself for the dirtiest dance line of the year. College roommates Josh Taylor and Justin Jay knew they had something dope on their hands...
Categories: Music Industry

What's Going on With All These JAY-Z '4:44' Commercials?

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:59pm
With JAY-Z's 4:44 album looming, the Brooklyn MC has released his third commercial titled "MaNyfaCedGod." The new commercial finds...
Categories: Music Industry

Nocturnal Wonderland 2017 Announces Lineup With Mija, Autograf Live, Dillon Francis and More

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:38pm
With 22 years of experience, Insomniac's Nocturnal Wonderland is the longest-running dance music festival in the country. Suffice to say, this...
Categories: Music Industry

Pandora Interim CEO on Spotify: 'We Don't Need to Go Into Hand-to-Hand Combat'

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:32pm
Two days after Pandora Media founder and CEO Tim Westergren said he will step down amid a management shake-up, interim CEO Naveen Chopra on Wednesday...
Categories: Music Industry

Prescription Songs Nashville Signs Quinn Lewis

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:28pm
Prescription Songs' Nashville outpost has signed pop artist Quinn Lewis to their roster. A native [...]
Categories: Music Industry

Brooklyn Studio YouTooCanWoo Launches New Label, Debuts First Release: Listen

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:23pm
The team behind the YouTooCanWoo studio space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is celebrating their fifth anniversary by expanding in a big way. On Friday (...
Categories: Music Industry

Afghan Whigs Guitarist Dave Rosser Dies at 50

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:18pm
Afghan Whigs guitarist Dave Rosser has died at age 50 following a battle with inoperable colon cancer. The well-respected musician signed...
Categories: Music Industry

21 Savage Stars as Animated Super Villain in 'The Year 2100'

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:15pm
Breakout rapper 21 Savage adds another dimension to his rising career as the star of the animated series The Year 2100. The first of six 10-minute...
Categories: Music Industry

How the $31 Billion Athleisure Industry Influenced Music's Newest Tour Merch for Good

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:12pm
Leggings, the elastic waist and spandex-centric pants. All were once relegated to the gym, yoga studio or spin class, but have stretched to encompass...
Categories: Music Industry

Behind the Scenes Photos From Zion & Lennox's Nicky Jam-Featuring 'Mi Tesoro' Music Video: Exclusive

Billboard.com - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:09pm
Urban duo Zion & Lennox are ready to drop their new single and music video “Mi Tesoro” featuring Nicky Jam on Friday (Jun 30)....
Categories: Music Industry