Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Traditionally, a double exposure is created by simply snapping two shots in one frame on a film camera. Sometimes, you get it right and the outcome is incredible, but lots of times you may not like the effect or even intend to do it. Now, with a few Photoshop techniques, you can create your own unique double exposure that is pretty much guaranteed to turn out exactly as you envisioned it.
Light painting is a popular technique used by photographers to make creative images that make viewers wonder, “How’d they do that?” While it isn’t necessarily difficult to get started in light painting, it does get increasingly challenging and more time consuming the more advanced you get.
First, the bad news. Like any other skill, mastering your camera may seem hard at first, but with practice, study, and experience, it is easy. Shooting with your camera on manual will become second nature to you. And you will notice a dramatic improvement in your work.
Continuous lighting are great to use when taking portraits; there is no guess work when trying to determine what lighting pattern you’re setting up. Since the lights never go off, you can automatically see how the light will look in your photographs.
It’s tough photographing fast paced sporting events, especially games like basketball, in which the players are constantly running away from you then toward you. It takes a certain amount of skill that most new photographers will need to practice.
The are many, many ways to compose a photo and part of being a great photographer is knowing which one of those compositions is the best choice and understanding how to go about executing it.
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Growing up as a photographer there’s really no dearth of advice from peers, friends, families, clients, passers-by and anybody else who thinks he’s got an eye for photography. Photography being a visual art, anybody who is anybody thinks he’s got a great piece of advice to share.
What do videos of flight patterns, a burning forest fire, the rebuilding after hurricane Katrina, a cross-country road trip, and the unfolding of a crocus have in common? Aside from being mesmerizingly surreal, they’ve all been subjects of timelapse photography. Timelapse photography has become super-popular these days and ever more creative as it becomes more and more accessible.
The DigitalRev team’s unorthodox and often bizarre attempts at making images could well be termed as innovative. But they are in no way boring. This time the team decided to capture images of stuff shattering and/or blowing up, and they did it using some cheap camera gear.
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