Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
With so many advancements in camera technology, there are more and more options and possibilities for the macro photographer. From expensive lenses to fancy equipment to help maximize depth of field, macro photography is made easier every day. That being said, it is still an art form. One that requires a creative eye, a willingness to experiment, dedication, and practice, especially if you can’t afford the fancy equipment.
Take standout portrait photos when you learn how to harness light both indoors and out with on-camera speedlights. See here for a chance to take the online Craftsy class Portraits with an On-Camera Speedlight by award-winning photographer Neil van Niekerk at no cost. And, enjoy six tips that will set you on your way to success.
It’s been said that a good photographer can take a creative picture in any setting. Aside from thinking like an artist, the trick is to find the right angle and to frame carefully.
A lot of effort goes into the making of each miniature foodscape. After extensive planning, the team gets down to business, building the project on a Styrofoam base. The larger elements are mapped out with thin line paper and tape. Slowly, the team builds up the scene, piece by piece, vegetable by vegetable.
It is extremely important to know keyboard shortcuts for the most often used tools in Photoshop. Nace explains, “If you want to get fast at Photoshop the keyboard shortcuts are really the way to go. They allow you to work very, very fast.”
One of the main challenges Von Wong talks about in regards to shooting with UV lights is the low amount of light dispersed by them. This typically leaves you with too much noise, too shallow depth of field, or too much motion blur from having to use a long shutter speed.
As Adobe continues to add new features to Photoshop CC, subscribers are reaping the benefits. In the 2014 updates, we see an updated blur gallery that can be pretty handy to adding artistic blurs to images giving them a creative look.
If you’ve ever been disappointed in the focus of your landscape photos or have wondered why some parts of your photo are “soft” even though you think you have the right aperture setting, you might want to consider using Live View.
“Bullet time” is a visual effect where action is slowed down so much that even the most miniscule of movements can be photographed. The term was first coined by the makers of the movie The Matrix to describe their filming of the bullets flying through the air.
Today we will create an awesome gravatar in photoshop that we can use on gravatar, forums and other platforms that requires a avatar / gravatar. I mainly use this on design forums that I joined
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