Apr 07, 2011 — 7 comments
It never ceases to amaze me the number of fuzzy, low resolution, badly exposed and composed photographs that people take. This article explores five mistakes that every digital photographer can avoid.
If you’ve ever wanted to explain how the aperture on your camera works but didn’t quite have the words, or you’re looking to understand the science behind it just a little better, don’t miss this video by the folks at MinutePhysics.
Jordan Matter’s love affair with photography began when he became captivated by the beauty of the view from a mountain peak, but quickly realized that he didn’t have the photography skills or equipment to realize his vision for the shot. Soon afterwards, he bought a DSLR and took a photography course.
There are no limitations when it comes to lighting a subject, or on what to light them with. Sean Lenz and Kristoffer Abildgaard dropped colorful high-powered Cyalume glow sticks into a waterfall and photographed it with a long exposure.
The goal of Lauren and Rob’s book is not necessarily to help you make a monumental declaration in terms of life and the world we live in, but to simply document and share a specific experience with others in an engaging way. The book aims to help you get the most out of your experience and be able to share it with others also.
What she doesn’t say, humbly, is that her photos speak for themselves. You’ll notice her sharing her results with children and with a man in his hallway, probably seeking their approval and understanding. At one point she takes a shot of two girls with her iPhone and, immediately afterward, a group of children rush up, smiling, wanting to see their friends on the small screen. If that’s how she works, then everybody wins.
National Geographic photographers have always been known as having an extreme dedication to their profession. They go above and beyond the call of the average photographer, traversing unusual terrains and withstanding unfavorable weather conditions. Tim Laman is no exception to this group as he sets his goals, and himself, higher than the rest
In truth, there is no right or wrong brand. There is a bit of good and bad, but at the end of the day I know many different photographers who swear by different brands, and they are all taking amazing images and making quite a bit of money. I also have my preferred brand of choice when it comes to cameras but this will be up to you to decide once you gain a bit of experience and feel what direction you want to go in.
With digital photography, images are stored as a digital file. For viewing, the file is decoded – and there are 3 main types of file used – JPEG, TIFF and RAW.
Today, we often take digital cameras for granted. We can adjust our ISO, view our images, and focus the lens all with the touch of a button. There are many who struggled to make the change from film to digital, but once they saw the conveniences it provided, most converted. One who did not is professional photographer Donald McCullin.
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