Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Most photographers aren’t fortunate enough to have a permanent studio setting where they can spend time developing a personalized lighting setup that provides them with a consistent body of work. Rather, most professionals travel to photo shoots and have to work with the light and backgrounds that are available on site.
Are you just starting out in photography? If you are, then here’s a helpful list of pointers pertaining to digital photography basics. These pointers will give your images a massive kick start in terms of quality, and it doesn’t matter what camera you have.
Interestingly, Shindler says that the creating the plates is a quite simple process (they aren’t manufactured anywhere) and the processing afterwards is also quite simple. This begs the question: why aren’t many people doing it? It is obviously cool and unique. And it brings you back to the roots of photography. I’ll certainly try it out, if I can manage to find the ingredients.
The above album shows the movement of a kayaker’s paddle through the water. Orlando’s calls these types of images “motion exposure.”
Steele says that if you want accurate color in your photographs, you need to know how to set white balance. He gives us two ways to do so: setting white balance directly in your camera while shooting, and altering white balance in post-production.
This ability to identify a genuine smile has an obvious use in photography. In real life, there are way too many distractions that can help a fake smile pass as genuine—distractions such as sound, conversation, and so on. In a photo, however, the smile is frozen in time; there’s lots of time to look at it, thus the bigger the chance to spot a fake smile and therefore not capture the true essence of a person.
The light in this is a little too harsh for the photographer’s taste. Shaden recruits a fancy diffuser—a sheet of paper, in this case, which reduces the harsh light of the lamp. You can also use tissue paper or a pillowcase to diffuse the light.
If you’re someone who likes to shoot dramatic portraits on location, but you don’t want to be weighed down by a lot of lighting equipment and don’t have an assistant, the folks at The Slanted Lens just might have a winning solution for you.
Christmas is in the air, so don’t be surprised if some of that festive spirit bleeds into your creative psyche and you find yourself wanting to do a portrait project with Christmas lights.
The still life is a genre that has endured over many centuries, from ancient Egyptian tomb paintings and Mediterranean mosaics, to Rennaissance and Impressionist oil paintings, to high-tech digital photography.
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