Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
One of the most accurate and powerful ways to take meter readings of light through the lens to determine the dynamic range of a scene is spot metering. It can help you produce a correct exposure every single time you press the shutter release button.
High dynamic range, or HDR photography has been rapidly growing in popularity lately, with websites like Flickr and PictureSocial overflowing with images created using the technique. It is possible to create HDR photos in Photoshop; however, there are a couple other programs out there that are easier to use and give more dynamic results.
Contrary to popular opinion, celebrity photography isn’t just for the paparazzi and crazy fans. At the Luminance 2012 photography conference, editorial and commercial photographer Peter Yang discussed the creative process of shooting celebrity portraits.
Today we bring you a behind-the-scenes look at an amazing award-winning photo series conceptualized by photographer Max Riche. This series, called Becoming an Athelete, captures individual athletes in a sequence of shots while they perform their specific talent and transform from an average Joe or Jane into an all-star.
On November 27, 2012, photographer and programmer Roderick Lee Mann captured a time-lapse video that some may compare as to winning the lottery in photography; something rather impossible to plan or predict: a perfectly-framed formation of an end-to-end rainbow.
Canon lenses are by far the most adaptable and widely used by professional photographers and home users alike. Let’s take a look at a few of the great lenses Canon is offering during the holiday season.
This is a great behind-the-scenes video for the photographer who is always looking to try something new in portrait photography. Photographer Nick Francher creates a mini studio set-up using white pegboard, glossy white hardboard, some tapes and a few strobes. The result is a unique starry effect that looks as if the back wall is lined with LED lights:
Any photographer can tell you that photography is an equipment intensive hobby. The more equipment one uses the more settings, techniques, and process you have to learn to go along with the gear. Fortunately for Kai, the abundance of things to learn makes his job a little easier.
As we all know, photographing children can be very challenging. It is tough enough just to keep them in sharp focus. Who in their right mind would complicate the task even further by adding pets and flash lighting to the mix? You should! Adding the right amount of flash at the correct angle can turn an ordinary snapshot into a work of art.
Photojournalists and identical twin brothers David and Peter Turnley travel around the world covering news stories, from the Middle East to Africa to China and beyond. Between the two of them, they cover almost every major event and have been present at many of recent history’s wars, tragedies, and victories, including Tiananmen Square, the Gulf War, and Nelson Mandela’s release from prison.
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