Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
If you’re willing to make the trip and can bear the frigid, glacial temperatures, the Arctic Circle and its surrounding area might very well have some of the most beautiful, pleasantly chilling photo ops imaginable. Here, you can see how sub-freezing temperatures and driving wind and snow can turn a field of trees into a surreal, unearthly winter landscape.
White snapped four shots of his model using the Wescott Skylux LED Light and the Modern Vintage Backgrounds–each at a different f-stop. Most kit lenses have an aperture range of f/5.6 to f/3.5, so he took one photo at each of those. He also snapped a shot at f/2.8 and another at f/1.4 to demonstrate the f-stop capabilities of higher-end lenses.
With so many advancements in the world of digital technology, there are so many ways to capture great photographs, even fast-paced sports photos. Right now, with World Cup Fever, comes a bombardment of action-packed shots capturing some of the greatest moments in soccer.
Retouching is a labor of love. It takes time, focus, and the right mindset to turn good images into great ones. All of that time in front of the computer can drive anyone crazy, so we asked world-renowned retoucher Pratik Naik for his tips for staying loose and producing consistently beautiful final images.
Back in the days of film cameras, creating a panoramic photograph meant either buying a particular, expensive camera or hours in the darkroom stitching images together by overlapping exposures onto the finished photo paper. Today, making a panoramic photo is a simple and easy process. Creating a panorama is very useful if you don’t own super wide lenses, as you can often achieve a similar effect.
Jordan Matter, photographer and author of Dancers Among Us and Athletes Among Us has a real passion for life and for his work. And he believes that other people’s passions and emotions—the magic of life—can be captured through artistic imagery… if he just waits for the right moments to present themselves.
Traveling can be a great time to take photos, and photographer Greg Snell nailed it when he captured this western grey kangaroo lounging in the vineyards of the Adelaide Hills in South Australia.
Photoshop has such a diverse range of tools and image editing capabilities that it’s hard for one person to learn how they all work. It’s easy to stick to what you know and need, but there are advantages of learning about some of Photoshop’s finer hidden gems.
Tilt-shift photography is a technique that make scenes appear to be miniature by blurring part the top and bottom slices of the photograph. The effect is traditionally done using special lenses that allow you to tilt them in different directions to shift focus, but tilt-shift can also be replicated using programs like Photoshop.
Beauty dishes are widely used modifiers in portrait photography and can help to create a number of key “beauty effects.” Rather than diffusing the light like a soft box, a beauty dish focuses harder light in the center, while falling off around the edges, creating a concentrated pool of light that can both soften skin and create beautiful shadows to sculpt facial features.
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