Apr 07, 2011 — 3 comments
Why just use available light alone if it is not sufficient. This article will explain some essential techniques that involve mixing ambient light with flash to help you create great images.
Before we get into the nitty gritty of why they are all different, let’s look at the commonalities. There are three common terms to describe SLR lenses and these are simple to grasp and relate purely to more creative and performance functions.
Every one of us needs to be inspired to shoot photos at some time in our photographic journeys. Sometimes inspiration comes naturally while on other occasions it is just like writer’s block. So how can you get inspired?
Many of my waterscapes taken during daylight hours involve the use of heavy ND filtering. I nearly always use an ND400 filter and sometimes also attach an additional ND8 and/or circular polarizer in order to achieve the desired slow shutter speed.
Candles are a unique light source. Using candlelight to light a scene can result in breathtaking photos. Candlelight temperature is different than flash, daylight or regular bulb light. Using candlelight is hard and requires experience.
Although you might think that a photographer would love taking a self portrait, it’s actually one of the most difficult pictures to take. With self portraits you don’t have the advantage of looking through the lens and carefully composing your image, so it can be real tricky to get it right.
Contrast is the range of difference between different tones in a photograph. In black and white photography, contrast describes the difference between the darkest and lightest tones, but also defines the grayscale. In color photography, contrast applies to how sharply colors stand out from one another.
A successful wildlife photographer must give attention to every aspect of his craft and treat it professionally. The following golden rules provide a strong foundation.
Stage photography by nature is different because you are capturing a performance where practically anything can happen if you haven’t seen the show before. And the performers are going to be as dynamic as they ever get.
For taking top-class snapshots of your pet, you don’t have to be a professional photographer. Just by keeping a few essential things in mind, you can easily capture outstanding shots. Let’s learn how to take better digital photographs of pets.
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