Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
The fun and hectic days of summer are upon us, and that means taking lots of photos at backyard barbecues, days at the beach, camping trips, and other fun outdoor activities. But just because it’s bright and sunny out doesn’t mean every photo is guaranteed to turn out right. In fact, summer photography comes with challenges—a glaring sun, blinding reflections from the water, just to name a couple.
Selway and Kale travel six hours several times a week to photograph the wild beauty of volcanoes. The stunning images are backed by a profound appreciation and understanding for the task at hand. It’s a dangerous feat, as the volcanoes are constantly moving—spitting hot rocks, oozing molten lava, and creating extremely high water temperatures.
MELVILLE, NY — Today, Nikon announced the D810, the next benchmark in DSLR image quality for professional photographers and cinematographers. The D810 features a brand-new 36.3-megapixel, full-frame FX-format sensor without an optical low pass filter (OLPF) for extreme resolution and staggering dynamic range. Bolstered by Nikon’s EXPEED 4 image processing engine, the D810 delivers enhanced response and performance for a wide variety of photographic, cinematic and broadcast disciplines.
We’ve all been there. You see the perfect photo out in the distance, but it’s just too far to capture with the lens that you brought. This is where a teleconverter comes into play. A teleconverter can take your lens and allow it to reach that extra distance for that special photo.
Imagine what your dreams would look like if you could photograph them. The mind has a unique, sometimes scary, often odd way of taking everyday life and turning into abstract dream sequences. Well, one artist has the amazing talent of consciously manipulating those dream sequences into surreal, abstract photo-manipulated works of art.
India’s amazing Western Ghats is one of the most bio-diverse wilderness areas in the world. It is home to the largest population of wild tigers in the world. Tigers are secretive by nature, and getting an accurate count of their population has been near impossible–until now.
If you’re willing to make the trip and can bear the frigid, glacial temperatures, the Arctic Circle and its surrounding area might very well have some of the most beautiful, pleasantly chilling photo ops imaginable. Here, you can see how sub-freezing temperatures and driving wind and snow can turn a field of trees into a surreal, unearthly winter landscape.
White snapped four shots of his model using the Wescott Skylux LED Light and the Modern Vintage Backgrounds–each at a different f-stop. Most kit lenses have an aperture range of f/5.6 to f/3.5, so he took one photo at each of those. He also snapped a shot at f/2.8 and another at f/1.4 to demonstrate the f-stop capabilities of higher-end lenses.
With so many advancements in the world of digital technology, there are so many ways to capture great photographs, even fast-paced sports photos. Right now, with World Cup Fever, comes a bombardment of action-packed shots capturing some of the greatest moments in soccer.
Retouching is a labor of love. It takes time, focus, and the right mindset to turn good images into great ones. All of that time in front of the computer can drive anyone crazy, so we asked world-renowned retoucher Pratik Naik for his tips for staying loose and producing consistently beautiful final images.
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