Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Part of becoming a great photographer is understanding the science behind how photographs are captured in the first place. Dylan Bennett makes that task a little bit easier with his simple explanation of the f-stop. In a brief video, Bennett teaches us all about f-stops by using handy visual aids such as charts and drawings.
Henri Cartier-Bresson called it the “Definitive Moment” the moment when you click the shutter to get the very best image. It is something all photographers should strive for, especially when taking portraits. But what would happen, if instead of clicking the shutter at the definitive moment, you took video instead?
Is your camera gathering dust right now? Is it because you can’t think of anything to take pictures of? Then you’ve caught the photo doldrums! What’s the remedy? It’s quite possibly something very simple – you need to start shooting the ideal photo subject.
As a woman, and as a photographer, there are many things you can do that men can't. Compared to a man, a woman in a bride's changing room, can make the bridal "getting ready" photos more comfortable and less stressful for the bride. Women photographers also offer a unique outlook and photographic eye.
Think models have an easy job? Not so fast! There's more to being a cover model than just showing up to a shoot and looking pretty. Take a look at the video that Target (yes, the retail store) has released showing you just what model Coco Rocha goes through to get the perfect cover shot.
In a mini-documentary of Birmingham, Alabama based architectural photographer, Chris Luker, we are not only told but shown what kind of thought and preparation goes into each of his photographs.
Filters are very underestimated, and these days since you can add them in Photoshop many photographers don't even try them anymore. However, filters still play a very important role, and if you can understand how filters work and what they can be used for, you will be able to capture photographs in a way you never imagined.
If I am photographing a group or family of 5 or more I always make sure that I am at F8 at the very least, F9 or F10 would be even better. Why is this? Well, because you want all of their faces to be "sharp" of course.
While many of the improvements are best suited to, and for the benefit of, hard-core designers, overall I think advanced users can find a speedier workflow and improved finished photo edit quality.
Paparazzi have, rightly, earned themselves their notorious reputation from the intrusive and aggressive tactics they employ to get a shot. It seems, sometimes, that there is no barrier as to what is acceptable behavior for a Paparazzi to adhere to. In this video a reporter from Vice decides to turn the tables and hunt the hunters.
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