How to photograph the Moon eclipse

Tomorrow is the longest total moon eclipse of this century, and to photograph it successfully you will need a little preparation. In this article I explain how to photograph tomorrow’s eclipse, and where to do it from Genoa and Milan, but it is applicable to the whole area of ​​Italy and Spain. If you are […]

Food and product photography by Genoa based photographer Kenneth Carranza

Backlighting: Vietnamese Springroll

Sometimes a pretty simple shot like this of a Vietnamese Springroll can get complicated because of production constraints. Shooting in an already packed kitchen it was not possible to mount a lighting table, so for this photograph I could only to use small equipment. The lighting is pretty simple, a strobe behind the subject and a softbox at […]

Travel and adventure photography by Genoa based photographer Kenneth Carranza

Winter equipment for photographers

These days we are having in Europe a Siberian cold wave. Here in Brussels it seems unlikely to stop snowing, and going out to shoot gets tougher. However, as an on-location shooter, I have developed preferences for certain gear that helps me keep relatively warm and comfortable while standing outside for a whole day. The […]

Two different profile photos of Genova based photographer Kenneth Carranza

Headshots

These are the two profile photographs I´m using right now (together with a more formal one, wearing jacket). It has proved really useful to have them with black and with white backgrounds, as well as in portrait and squared formats. It is also important to have an easy and fast method to make them, but […]

Food and product photography by Genoa based photographer Kenneth Carranza

Organising your photos

Keeping your photos in order is one of the most tedious things to do, but also if you do it properly it will save you a lot of time on front of the computer. And that means more time shooting. Here is how I organise my photos. Uploading and folder management It is important where […]

Architecture and location photography by Genoa based photographer Kenneth Carranza

Exposure 101

Exposure is the amount of light that reaches the image plane and is usually measured in EVs (exposure value). There is no one single correct exposure for a single scene, but some correct and some creative different choices for it. Even though, due to the nature of each sensitive surface, there is a proper way […]

Travel and adventure photography by Genoa based photographer Kenneth Carranza

Black and White Challenge

Last week I received this mention from a friend and pro photographer at my facebook account: Day 2 of 5. I will post one black and white photo on Facebook for the next 5 days. Each day I will nominate someone else to do the same. Today I nominate Kenneth Carranza to do the same. […]

Product and still life photography by Genoa based photographer Kenneth Carranza

Hello world!

  Hi! I´m Kenneth Carranza and this is going to be my blog and website. You can begin with my gallery, to later discover who I am. And don´t forget to follow me on twitter and facebook. Here we will mainly talk about photographic technique and lighting, but also about travel, adventure, equipment, and other […]