Apr 07, 2011 — 6 comments
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 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.
In the case of composition, there are some rules that should be followed—at least sometimes. Here, COOPH explains nine essential tips for great composition using the work of world-renowned and influential photographer, Steve McCurry.
So what magic does the photographer call forth to help a subject overcome her dread of sitting before the lens? Robert Schwarztrauber tells us some tips on building rapport with your subject to capture authentic and beautiful photos.
If you’re into film photography, you’ll want to make as few mistakes as possible so you don’t mess up or lose images. The best place to start is with proper loading and unloading of the film
While modern cameras make it almost impossible to take a poorly exposed photograph, none of the technological advances have made any changes to the basics of taking good pictures. Here are a few tips for getting great photos no matter what camera you own.
There are other reasons for not using flash. Did you know that many professionals advise that all built-in flashes are poor? Find out why in this tutorial.
Converting color images into black and white is a fun process, especially if you know what you’re doing. But most photographers are shy of getting their hands wet because of the sheer complexity and workload. Andrew S. Gibson will clear the air around the process.
It’s easy to get caught up in technical details and Photoshop tricks, but sometimes we all need a reminder to get back to basics. Photographer Joshua Cripps has some great tips on how to get better results in your photography.
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