Apr 07, 2011 — 3 comments
Shooting with the aperture wide open is a really good way of taking soft, naturally lit photos, as the aperture produces a shallow depth of field, and allow the maximum amount of light in. It’s also a great way of drawing the viewers eye to a certain part of the photo, as the majority of the photo will be out of focus.
When it comes to exploring macro and close-up photography the good news is that anyone can participate. While a DSLR camera is preferred for close-up work, using a compact camera can be just as rewarding.
If you've ever wondered whether you could make money from microstock, then this is a must read. Successful microstock photographer Nicole S Young talks about the secrets to successful microstock photography.
While there are dozens of varieties of flash triggers available they all have one chief purpose: to cause the flash to fire at the precise moment that the camera’s shutter is open.
Slow sync flash is when you fire your flash either at the beginning or end of an exposure that’s slower than normal, for example 1/8 of a second. Anyone with experience behind a camera knows that it’s very hard to hold the camera steady enough for a sharp exposure at this sort of speed, and that’s where the flash comes in. By firing the flash, you freeze the motion and collect light trails in the remaining time, creating this rather cool effect, like in the photos inside.
If you’ve been following my basic composition technique tutorials, you’ll already know how effective the use of lines can be when composing a photo, and finishing off the lines section, we have perhaps the most useful; converging lines. There are various ways to use these lines with different degrees of effectiveness and that’s exactly what we’ll be looking at in this post.
Learn how get great results using light and color in your composition. This photography tutorial will give you an understanding about tonal contrast, Rembrandt lighting, basic color theory, and more.
There is a tremendous wealth of information contained within your Lightroom catalogs, and in this lesson you'll learn to safeguard that information by backing up your catalogs.
Lightroom provides basic support for managing video clips along with your still images, and this lesson will show you how to make the most of this support for videos.
It's SO easy to shoot a batch of images, import them into Lightroom, prepare them, and export them ready to email to others. We'll get an overview of the process in this jump-start.
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