Apr 07, 2011 — 6 comments
Learn from Andy Templeton, an award-winning corporate photographer, as she teaches some tricks to improve your shots on indoor photography.
One of the most difficult parts of mastering studio lighting is memorizing all the photography jargon. Pye from SLR Lounge presents a quick rundown of the five most commonly used lighting patterns for portrait photographers.
There are a lot of really great darkroom techniques that we’re forgetting about, like vintage salt printing.It can still be done today, in your own darkroom. GPV Photography offers a step-by-step video to create the classic look.
Getting photographs right in the camera is a combination of creativity, art, and technique. However, it is just as important that you are comfortable with, and understand, the settings on your camera.
Mastering exposure may sound boring – but the truth is, that understanding how your camera exposes an image can help you to have a firmer grasp of your camera’s settings and capabilities. Knowing how to get the exposure just right will lead to better images, and a much more rewarding photography experience!
The pop and blur technique is nothing new. Photographers have been using it ever since artificial lights and built-in flashes came into use. It’s basically about popping the flash and then moving the camera or the subject during the exposure to induce motion blur. Whether you want to pop first and then blur or vice versa is up to you.
The circle of confusion is a technical term used quite often in photography. It’s related to how your lens focuses as well as the aperture value that you use to shoot your images. It also influences depth of field, as well as how some lenses tend to produce softer images than others. If you’ve always been intimidated by these factors, this video by Mark Wallace should clear your confusion around the circle of confusion.
Australian photographic artist Markus Andersen uses that light to create imagery. His canvas is the city streets where he sees the chaos of life and he makes order of it through his photography. This creative short documentary shows the process Andersen goes through to capture his images and how he thinks about his art.
Taking a picture while a baby is asleep isn’t that difficult. But then when the right lighting, the right background, and the right props come into the mix, things start to get a bit complicated. In this video Kelly Brown shares some invaluable pointers for posing and photographing infants.
We all want our photographs to be tack sharp, right? Photoshop can help with that, but there are a bewildering number of choices when it comes to sharpening your images. Deke McClelland is here to demystify how Photoshop’s sharpening filters work.
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