Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Photography sometimes confronts one with an almost Shakespearean dilemma; do I ask to take a picture of someone on the street or simply take the photo and move on? To risk rejection and the petty indignity of small-minded people or opt for the safety and anonymity of “shoot and scoot”?
Photographing stars can be very difficult to master due to long exposure times and the limitations of some digital cameras. However, the easy to follow video tutorial Ben Canales has made, that you can watch below, helps to take out a lot of the guesswork when it comes to proper exposure.
I’m sure all of us at one point or another have looked at a photo in a magazine and wondered, How did they get that shot? What was the lighting setup? Well here’s a short time-lapse video that may answer a few of your questions. There’s no discussion of the set-up, but the video does a good job of showing the basics of a magazine shoot as far as lights, background, props, & subject interaction:
Bright, colorful, alien-like dragonflies and damselflies are some of the most unusual creatures you or I are likely to come across. Moving at seemingly impossible speeds and always seeming to be on the go, these insects can be a challenge to even the most experienced photographer, but there are ways to increase your chances of getting the wall perfect shot. Hopefully, here, you will gain a much better understanding of how you could achieve these shots yourself.
here really are no words to describe these two featured time-lapse creations by Gavin Heffernan of Sunchaser Pictures, but if we had to pick just one, it would probably be mesmerizing. What is most impressive is that no special effects were used at all, the effects seen here are naturally created by the rotation of the earth.
t’s easy to learn how to capture the moons craters and detail with your digital camera. In fact once you get a handle on why you must use these wonderful photographic methods, taking pictures of the moon will be pretty easy from now on.
Delightfully concise and visually descriptive, this video from Richard Wiseman of defies our perceptions and vividly shows how perspective can be completely warped in the act of fitting a three-dimensional world into a two-dimensional image:
Whenever I return from a shoot, I go through this process every time with each camera so that they are ready for the next time.
While most of you know what a portrait photography catch light is, bear with me. At some point, it was a new idea for you, just as I’m sure it is for some of the other readers. In the interest of being thorough, in today’s photo tip, let’s have a quick look into the catch light.
With the ease, affordability, and ever-increasing clarity made possible by the development of digital photography, many people believe that film, in all its formats, has gone the way of the dodo. If you look closely, though, you’ll see that it’s gone more the way of the vinyl record – not as cheap, not as easy, and not made on a computer, but having a lasting, eternal quality that enthusiasts will forever appreciate.
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