Apr 07, 2011 — 3 comments
As it prepares for the Olympic Games of 2016, Rio de Janeiro is alive with renovation. Authorities are struggling to finish construction of the Olympic Park in time, and the city is hard at work, aiming to impress the world with its new facilities and revitalization. But one of Rio’s most recognized landmarks is not new.
As travel photography becomes increasingly popular among photographers, we are seeing an insurgence of people wanting to take their photography to the next level by creating timelapse videos.
In previous articles, we began our study of lighting patterns for portrait photography with broad lighting, short lighting, and split lighting. Now let’s move on to loop lighting. In portrait photography, this lighting pattern tends to be one of the most popular. It is easy to set up and is flattering to most subjects’ facial types.
Knowing how to use your SLR is not as awkward as it would seem. Imagine that your camera is a box that lets in light. On top of that box is a sequence of controls. These controls allow you to let a light into the camera sensor so you can take a picture. The amount of light coming in determines how your shot will look.
His thinking is two-fold. First, close-up portraits feel more intimate than portraits drawn farther away because they allow viewers to really examine subjects’ physical features and expressions. Second, close-up portraits minimize dehumanizing distractions, such as clothing and social status, that can hinder viewers from relating to portrait subjects in that way.
Have you ever photographed a high contrast scene? If so, you know that even the best exposure can give you blown out highlights, or flat shadows, or both. The solution is High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing.
When starting out using strobes, you might think that it’s pointless to use them outside during a sunny day. However, there are many situations that call for more than just sunlight and/or reflectors. Outdoors strobes can help you balance your exposure between your background and the side of your subject that lies in shadow.
It’s one of the paradoxes of photography that the shots that most convey a sense of movement—the ones that seem to freeze a split second in time while still creating an aura of motion—are some of the most time consuming shots to set up and capture. I
Learn how to take stunning beauty portraits using only one speedlight and a beauty dish.
With the use of smartphones as cameras, conversations like this are overheard on a daily basis. Many people either don’t want to shell out the money for a DSLR or simply don’t have their camera handy, so they are turning to their cell phones to capture life’s special moments.
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