Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
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.
What do you get when you combine condensed milk, food coloring, and hydrogen peroxide? No, not your favorite holiday cookie recipe, but rather a stellar way to make cosmic effects.
Here is an article describing how you can get better photos of Christmas lights. I’ve focused on the tree, but these concepts will work for most any lighting display.
Perhaps you’ve tried quite a few times to take a picture of a fast-moving car or motorcycle, and you’ve ended up with just a blurry image. But, behold, here we tell you how to capture an incredible high-speed image outside a studio.
Nowadays, most couples don’t just want the formal shots at their weddings. Frequently, they’ll ask for ‘reportage’ shots, by which they mean more candid shots of themselves and the guests enjoying themselves without being lined up for the camera.
Ever wonder why sometimes, what you see in person and what your camera renders as an image are two entirely different things? If you’re like most of us, chances are that you’ve been frustrated a time or two by the sheer difficulty of recreating a scene with the camera.
Nature is amazing–and it’s possible to discover so much about the natural world with macro photography. Photographer Thomas Shahan explains that “with relatively modest inexpensive equipment, you can share with others things they previously would not have been able to see with their own eyes.”
Aaron Nace offers us another great tutorial that is incredibly helpful. It’s actually possible to create natural-looking snow from scratch in Photoshop. And, it’s easy; you just need to make a custom brush and use some blurring methods.
We see a stunning portrait—maybe hanging on a wall somewhere—and we think, “Wow! My work doesn’t look like THAT!” Then we run out and spend thousands of dollars buying the latest equipment, books on photography lighting techniques, and so on.
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