Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
The thing about monochrome or black & white – whatever you want to call it – is that it’s timeless. Some have gone so far as to call it the purest form of photography, simply because it doesn’t allow the viewer to get distracted by multiple shades of different colors.
With summer in full swing, Aaron Nace provides some helpful tips on removing those unwanted tan lines and sunburns from your photos using Photoshop.
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Copyright issues are an integral and undeniable part of a professional photographer’s job. If you are shooting for money and employ models, locations, or anything else that is identifiable in commercial usage you could get sued for improper usage of the pictures unless you have specific permission to use these images.
This easy-to-understand resource sets us straight on choosing aperture settings, deciding on a focal point, and composing interesting landscape images. Print it out and hang it on your wall for a visual reminder that will improve your photography in no time.
In order to avoid blurry images, maintain communication between camera body and lenses, preserve functionality of zoom operation, buttons, dials, and touch screens, and keep your viewfinder view-able, start by getting a basic cleaning kit if you don’t already have one.
When you photograph fireworks, it is very important that you set your camera to a slow shutter speed. This includes a shutter speed that is anywhere between 1 second and 30 seconds or longer, about ISO 100. The shutter speed that is suitable varies depending on the amount of ambient light as well as the amount of fireworks in the sky.
Water droplet photography can seem intimidating to many photographers, yet it’s actually pretty straightforward. All you really need is a camera and a way to make water drops. But if you want stellar shots like the ones in Shawn Knol‘s album, pull out a few basic lenses and a speed light, then mix in a lot of patience, and you, too, may come up with shots like these.
If you are uncomfortable putting a camera in front of a stranger’s face yet still want candid street photography, look for a good vantage point up over the action and shoot down. You will be amazed by the sense of freedom and the results.
Sure, being a travel photographer means you get to see places you never thought you would, places far off, magical, mystical, hidden, unimaginable. But, it also means that you need to be able to get the perfect shot every time; you don’t have the luxury of a second chance.
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