Apr 07, 2011 — 6 comments
Let’s talk about the vanishing point. From a pure, graphical perspective, few techniques are as captivating and successful at drawing the viewer’s eye than this one is. That’s precisely what makes it such a novel and smart method to incorporate into your pictures.
Flowers, plants and natural landscapes are favorite subjects for amateur and professional photographers. Whether you want to capture the small bouquet on your dining table, clusters of flowers in your garden, or that beautiful landscape on a trip, there are specific techniques you can employ to bring your subject into the best light.
Color can be a dominant element in photography, but not always for the better. If you use color sloppily, just because it’s there, you have missed its real power. Tedric Garrison shares some ideas on how to control image composition in photography through colors.
For a nature photographer, composition can be a daily challenge. In wildlife photography, the challenge is even greater. Not only are you trying to satisfy your own creative vision, but you also have to deal with a subject which may have no interest in having its photo taken. Here are simple tips when shooting in the wild.
Rainbow photography is an art that needs precision, timing, and a little bit of rainbow spotting luck. Here are a few tips on rainbow photography to get you started and to make sure that you are able to capture the magical colors with ease.
Have you ever removed reflections in your image just to reinsert them later in Photoshop? Photographer Gavin Hoey gives us the entire process from start to finish with a cool card-playing model in this reflections photo
Anyone who uses artificial light is used to working with key lights, but what they may not have played around with is the art of using motivated lights as their main light sources. Jay P. Morgan shows us just how beautiful motivational key lighting can be.
Light painting requires only darkness and a light source to create beautiful shapes and patterns, but how you move the light makes all the difference. Professional light painting photographer Patrick Rochon has become a leading figure in this art genre with his amazing ability to create beautiful images with his hands and light tools. See how he used three cars as paint brushes to create inspiring, moving light paintings.
While modern cameras make it almost impossible to take a poorly exposed photograph, none of the technological advances have made any changes to the basics of taking good pictures. Here are a few tips for getting great photos no matter what camera you own.
While we have seen quite a bit of stunning underwater imagery, this is something that we haven’t seen before. Photographer Alexander James recreates classic Vanitas style with his unique photography technique.
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