Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
It happens all the time. People get a fast lens and only want to shoot with it wide open. Of course, the point of having a fast lens is to utilize its wide aperture settings, but not all photographs benefit from f/1.8 or wider. In fact, a wide aperture can take away from certain photographs.
If you’re just learning about your camera, then chances are you’ve taken a look at the top of your camera only to become immediately confused. However, you don’t need to worry, as I’m going to explain what each and every one of these camera modes does.
There are million ways to edit and stylize your photos in post production. Some of the methods can be quite daunting for photographers that are new to the world of Photoshop, which is why Aaron Nace is here to show us one of the approaches he takes when editing his photos
This article is intended for the casual shooter who is just starting out or has been shooting for a while, but has room for improvement. Capturing portraits, especially good portraits, is no easy task by any stretch of the imagination. However, making very small changes to your shooting habits will result in immediate improvements to your portraits.
Photographers used the wet plate collodion process about 150 years ago to capture images. Mathew Brady, one photographer whose work revolved around the Civil War, made the process his own. He painstakingly documented various moments of the war using this method.
While on a South American sojourn, Mark Wallace landed in Mindo, Ecuador. Standing right on the edge of a roaring river, Wallace gives us a perfect tutorial on how to use your circular polarizer and neutral density filter set (and a bit of post-production) to create a beautiful image that makes the water look as smooth as glass.
Fisheye lenses are infamous for shooting “hot”—the lens captures so much area that the meter often gets confused, allowing in too much light. Normally the answer would be to just screw on a neutral density filter, but the design of most fisheye and wide angle lenses makes it almost impossible on many cameras.
Much to his delight, Norwegian nature photographer and photojournalist Olav Thokle stumbled upon the opportunity of a lifetime when he had the chance to photograph the radiant Miss Alaska herself in a private modeling session.
Check out this awesome slideshow that walks us through the fundamentals of street photography composition. A helpful resource for photographers, the presentation was created by Eric Kim as an educational supplement to his course on street photography at the 2014 Gulf Photo Plus Exposition in Dubai.
There are times when it seems like the objects around you will not allow you to capture an interesting photo. In these situations, there are some creative approaches you can take to transform ordinary, or even boring, subjects into something that will make a quality photo. In this article we’ll look at seven different techniques that you can use in these situations, along with an example of each.
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