Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
The four intersecting points are considered the “sweet spots.” Placing the subject of focus at any one of those intersecting spots or along the grid lines makes the whole composition appear a whole lot better.
With cameras and digital formats and gizmos being “smarter,” are we all now professionals behind the fancy new digital cameras? The truth of the matter is that just because we have a fancy camera doesn’t mean we can shoot like the professionals. Yes, more and more cameras are getting smarter.
With any good photography, you need to decide beforehand what the purpose is of the image that you are about to make. Is the picture intended to show the interior design, the build, the finish, the furniture, or perhaps the floor or ceiling? Perhaps the lighting company hired you to cover its latest project? Try to look with the eyes of your clients and see what they want to communicate with the pictures.
If you love capturing the bright hues of autumn, chances are many of your attempts had ended with heartache. Modern cameras, even with all the latest technology, are not nearly sensitive enough to capture all the dynamic range in a typical autumn landscape scene.
Are you looking for ways to add some creepiness to your photos? Want to make a somewhat scary portrait frightening? Just in time for Halloween, Aaron Nace shows us a great and easy way to turn eyes a realistic and terrifying black in Photoshop.
When taking catalog photography, it is essential to be efficient with your time and to be consistent with lighting as well as presentation. Tony Roslund walks us through the process he used to capture amazingly sharp and clear product photos of jewelry using simple techniques and tools.
Autumn is an amazing time of year to get out and capture some stunning photos. If you happen to live in a part of the world that erupts in a spectacular color show every autumn, then you know exactly what I mean.
One of my favorite subjects to shoot is a long forgotten structure being slowly taken back by nature. These buildings speak of days gone by and whispered stories that have long faded from the walls. Photographing abandoned locations is not for the timid photographer.
Temperature is critical here, so you must get the chemicals up to the right temperature. Fill up your washing tub with hot water. Place a water jug filled with hot water in the center, this will help hold up the chemical bottles when you put them in. Place your chemical storage bottles in the tub around the water jug. The hot water will warm them up.
Are you capturing your brides in the best light? Get eight pro tips for taking your bridal photography from standard to stunning. Plus, gain the lighting, posing, styling and composition skills to deliver exquisite portraits every bride will want to buy when you enroll in award-winning wedding photographer Kathryn Krueger’s online Craftsy class Beautiful Bridal Portraits.
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