Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Whether it’s experimenting with a new camera setting, or mastering a technique that you’ve long been wanting to learn, pushing yourself to embark on projects that are both interesting and challenging is a great way to test out newly learned theory, and can help to cement concepts and techniques in your mind.
Over and under exposure tends to be the result of the meter taking readings from the wrong things. If you set your camera to spot metering, you can tell your camera to take readings from whatever you want.
I can remember taking my first pictures when I was seven years old. While on a family vacation, my parents bought me a miniature camera for a few dollars. It used tiny little film and took tiny little black and white pictures.
Fifteen years ago, stock photography was a lot less complicated. You could shoot a globe, a handshake between two guys dressed in business suits, or even a smiling portrait of a woman dressed in formals and hope to make some bucks.
Silhouettes can be a fun and beautiful way to illustrate a scene and are surprisingly easy to create. Photographer Gavin Hoey shows us how to perfect the silhouette with a one light setup.
Professional quality lighting takes a lot of time and money, right? Think again. Aaron Nace shows you how to set up a professional quality lighting arrangement for your home studio for under 50 bucks.
How many times have you struggled with getting the proper exposure? Your camera has built in features to help you out, but you have to learn how to use them before they’re of any use.
This is a comment I hear every day in my gallery. What many people don’t understand is that the type of camera you use is not the key to improving your photography.
Whether it’s fine lines, acne, or a stain on a shirt, quick spot removal techniques are always welcomed by photographers. Although Photoshop is king when it comes to intense editing, Lightroom is a great program for a wide range of editing needs.
Your food photos should be as delectable to the eyes as the dish is to the taste buds. You want to sell that dish—let the aromas, flavors and textures jump out of the image onto the viewer’s mental dinner table. Food photography is something of an art form and takes a lot of time, consideration, and tweaking.
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