Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Diffusion panels are some of the most useful and versatile pieces of equipment one can find in a product photographer’s toolbox. They offer more flexibility and control than softboxes, they come in many sizes, and they’re super easy to transport. Unfortunately, if you’re on a limited budget and find yourself needing a number of them, buying them at retail prices can be a bit over the top ($100 or more a pop!).
While today’s cameras are technical marvels, they can be temperamental. The thin memory cards that store precious photos can be even touchier.
Like all good nature photography, rainforest photography relies on your sensitivity to nature and light, more than on expensive equipment. Of course you need a decent camera, and you must know how to use it. But the quality of your photos does not depend on the price tag on your camera. As long as you have a tripod and a camera that allows you to adjust the shutter speed and aperture, you are set to go.
HDR, or high-dynamic range, photographs have become very trendy—especially among photographers who enjoy creating surreal effects in their images. However, this technique can be used for photo-realism to combine multiple exposures into the ideal image.
The key to great studio photography is in well-planned and well-executed lighting. It not only creates dynamic portraits, but it can dictate the style, mood, and tone of a photograph.
Are you perplexed by the tiny numbers marked on your camera lens? Do you wonder what they are or what they do? They’re called f-stops and they refer to the opening of the lens, known as the aperture, which allows light to enter the camera. Each number indicates a measurement of the size of the opening.
Today we will review a few tricks that allow you to quickly select multiple objects in the Layers panel. I must confess that I recently had no idea about the existence of such opportunities. So far for me Shift + click has served as the only way to select multiple sublayers or layers in the panel. But it takes a while, isn't it? So let's simplify our workflow...
While black and white is often regarded as second best to color, this misconception couldn’t be further from the truth.
If you were to ask photographers to describe shooting a wedding in just one word, many of them might answer thusly: “Hectic!” Wedding photographers are usually only allotted several minutes here and there to capture beautiful candid moments among cherished loved ones before the ceremony and during the reception.
Have you ever wanted to add a more dramatic mood to your portraits? One where the lines of the face remain unsoftened and the ridges and wrinkles in the face are preserved?
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