Apr 07, 2011 — 3 comments
Camera’s LCD displays are pretty bad at accurately representing what the photo looks like, which is why you should be using Histograms. Histograms give you a mathematical representation of how well exposed a photo is, which helps you to get the best photo possible when out on a shoot.
I first saw this video from Chase Jarvis about a year ago, and it completely changed the way I manage my workflow. This video is very well made and gives you a real insight on how you should be managing your work if you want to be a pro. My favourite part is perhaps the most important part, the archiving process. Give it a watch.
Horizontal lines are in everything we see and are at the base of every composition. Even photos with no straight lines in them are bound by the horizontal or vertical frame that they’re contained in. It’s important to understand the affect that a horizontal line has on a photo because then you’ll better understand how to use it effectively.
2nd curtain sync is useful when shooting with an on-camera flash with long shutter speeds. During long exposures, any motion or moving objects will appear blurred and have tell-tale trails in the final image indicating the course of their movement.
Black and white photography can be a hard task because your subject is the most important in these photos. With practice you can get the hang of understanding the lighting, the subject and how you want to compose your final image.
So you’ve finally decided to take that first step into the world of photography and take better photos. You’ve got your camera, an idea of what you want to shoot and all the ambition in the world, but unfortunately you’ll be fighting certain bad picture-taking instincts you’ve learned throughout your life. That’s okay, you’re an amateur, and amateurs make mistakes.
Bubbles are one of the most challenging subjects to photograph. They are round, transparent, reflective and constantly in motion. Bubbles are magical and can make a magical prop when photographing children.
Generally the biggest obstacle that gets in the way of taking good aerial photographs for a beginner is proper positioning in the sky for the subject matter.
Did you know you can use the free EOS utility software to turn your laptop into an external screen and control panel for you Canon DSLR? In this tutorial, we will take a deep look into the features available in the remote shooting panel and how you can utilize them fully.
Have you ever stopped to think about the way focal length affects the aesthetic of an image? Even if you’re photographing the same scene, selecting different focal lengths can really reshape the aesthetics of your scene. Zooming in and out on the same subject area greatly changes the way that a subject relates to the background and the perceived distance between the two.
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