Apr 07, 2011 — 3 comments
Photography is an equipment-intensive hobby. Purchasing all the equipment you need to set up a professional studio setting is beyond the budget for many of amateur photographers. Luckily, Jay P. Morgan has put together a great video that shows us how we can build a few of the necessary items surprisingly easily and, most importantly, on a budget.
They say the eyes are windows to the soul—but in photography, those windows usually have blinds covering them. When eyes pop, people notice, and it can mean the difference between a good shot and a great one.
Street photography is probably one of the most difficult genres of photography, as it is based on the unknown. You can select a frame, but you can’t necessarily select the characters in it or how they will behave to make your picture look good. In modern terms, you could call street photography an art snapshot. It is a snapshot, after all.
Duggan shares a lot of insights into the entire process of creating composite images–starting with the thinking process that begins before you even take an image–and continuing on all the way through to post-production, where the image that you imagined begins to come together.
It takes a tremendous amount of time and patience to nail every aspect of a photo shoot at once—sometimes you’ll catch the smile but the lighting will be off, or the lighting is great but the framing is wrong. If you’re lucky, everything will turn out perfectly—but you’ll have missed a few details, like a sneaky bra strap poking out of the shirt.
When talking about getting the right colours in your photos the best place to start is to talk about white balance. If you don’t know what white balance is, how to adjust it on your camera, or why you would want to in the first place, then this article will help.
If you know any sticklers for pictures, their constant criticism might get to you. Use the wrong lighting or light balance, and they’ll furrow their brows and stare you down disapprovingly. Thankfully, DigitalRev TV has compiled 10 handy tips to make sure you know exactly how to piss off your snobbish friends, whether you want to or not.
This video will show you the Lightroom workflow behind taking a dull and dark image to dynamic and vibrant. Learn how to push your landscape photos to the limit, then you can tone them down to get your desired effect.
One of the first things we come to realize in landscape photography is that our cameras do not see the world as we do – expressing a brilliant beach sunset is easier said than done. These new eBooks were written to train photographers on how to harness the wild light of nature with single exposures or through the combination of multiple exposures.
With April Fools’ Day nearing, you’re running out of time to think of fresh ways to trick your friends and neighbors. If you’re looking for a cheap–and amusing–way to fool passersby with your smartphone camera this year.
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