Apr 07, 2011 — 3 comments
Photography isn’t all about technical craft and Photoshop. Taking unique pictures requires being in great situations, in great locations, or around great people. You could be the most skilled photographer in the world, but if you never leave the confines of your bedroom, you’ll quickly run out of any unusual and captivating subjects. What can we do then? Let's find out!
Capturing exceptional photos requires the ability to spot great photo opportunities – as well as knowledge on how to bring those opportunities to life. If you are looking for some ways to strengthen the impact of your photography, there are a few details that you shouldn’t overlook. Incorporating these details into your photos will help you to create visually strong images – and can help you to make the most of golden photo opportunities, when you have them!
Finally, to light up the ornate doorway behind his subject, McNally adds one more warm-gelled flash and places it on the floor. He cleverly balances it on a Manfrotto 175F1 Spring Grip Justin Clamp with a cold shoe and sets it right on the ground, pointing upwards. Symmetry is fundamental, and framing his subject right between the doorway works to create a look of real heroism.
In a recent article titled Lasting Impressions: How to Create Memorable Travel Photographs, PictureCorrect provided detailed coverage of a lecture by Luke Ballard, an esteemed travel photographer who has successfully combined his two great passions—photography and globetrotting—into a successful career.
Ah, the dreaded photographer’s block! More people may be familiar with the old writer’s block, but photographer’s block is just as impeding and equally frustrating! So how do you handle it? How do you banish it forever so that it never returns and you’re left alone to continue being the creative photographer you are?
The shutter speed refers to how fast your shutter is opening and closing. The longer it’s open, the more light you’re letting in. If you have a slower shutter, you can capture motion blur; with a faster shutter, you’ll freeze the motion.
Nude photography can be a sensitive topic, and there are certain protocols that photographers should follow when taking on the genre. The insightful video below walks us through a tasteful nude photoshoot as a professional photographer discusses the do’s and don’ts of artistic nudes:
Your pictures of your friends, parents, children, or grandchildren don’t always come out the way you’d like, and you are frequently frustrated by the harsh shadows on their faces when you photograph them outdoors. But you want them to look good, because you care about them (or you wouldn’t be taking their picture, right?).
Using a handy gel stick, like this one, takes out a lot of the fear involved in using a wet technique. By simply touching the end of the gel stick to your cameras sensor, the gel carefully lifts off any dust without damaging the sensor itself.
In this tutorial, we will learn how to use Photoshop actions to automate adding watermark to a photograph or number of photographs in a folder.
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