Apr 07, 2011 — 0 comments
Today while sorting through some old boxes I found a photo album filled with the first ever photos that I took as a young budding photographer. I was around nine years old when I first started using our family’s film point and shoot camera and I still remember my Dad’s ‘training’ on how to use it. Basically it consisted of this advice.
Seeing the next suggestions, you’ll learn how to protect your pictures from an unsanctioned use.
Learn how to create the perfect photo composition using a combination of light, technical knowledge, and digital camera settings.
This is an 8 minute video tutorial on a neat creative presentation for your images. The link is to the flash-based version, but it has an audio glitch on the voice intro. Fast forward ten seconds to check out the new music intro and the rest of the tutorial (which is fine) Lots of stuff here including layer masks, gradients, positioning, and clipping masks with a few advanced keyboard shortcuts thrown in for good measure. Lots of stuff for a wide variety of people. Enjoy!
Learn how each kind of lens filter works and how they can assist you in capturing vibrant, well-exposed photos; includes information on ultraviolet, infrared, natural density, polarized, and optical filters.
Most of these center around different ways of exposing your shots - however many cameras also give options for different focusing modes (auto, continuous focusing for moving subjects and manual). It’s no wonder then that many photographers never make use of their camera and lens’ ability to focus manually. In fact this week I spoke with one DSLR owner recently who hadn’t even noticed the manual/auto focus switch on the side of his lens. Image by dsevilla When is Manual Focus Better than Au
Where should I focus when taking a Landscape Shot? When shooting a normal landscape image it is normal to attempt to keep as much of the image in focus as possible. This means selecting a small Aperture (remember the larger the number the smaller the actual Aperture) to ensure that you end up with a large depth of field.
You've likely seen HDR photos all around the net as photographers both pro and hobbyist experiment with this emerging artistic format. Personally, I was pointed to it earlier this year by a fellow photographer & friend, Darren, and I've been having a ton of fun with it since.
The second thing that levels the playing field is that now, with the LCD monitor on the back of your camera, you can see if you "got the shot." And by "got the shot," I mean you can tell if your color is in the ballpark, if your subject blinked when the photo was taken, if your flash actually firedthat sort of thing (I'm not trying to trivialize themthese are huge advantages). But because the LCD monitor is so small, it can also fool you.
While there is an obvious opportunity in sports photography to emphasize the movement of participants - almost every type of photography can benefit from the emphasis of movement in a shot - even when the movement is very small, slow and/or subtle.
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