Apr 07, 2011 — 6 comments
The Internet is saturated with how-to photography tutorials. So often, emphasis is placed on technical details. Rarely do we hear more about the abstract, philosophical concepts that are the driving force behind the most successful photographers.
If you regularly shoot landscapes, you'll soon make a discovery that seems obvious when you think about it - the sky is much brighter than the land. This is a real problem when you're taking photos of sunsets, especially when the sun is still above the horizon. The sky is so bright that if you expose for sky, anything on land goes black. If you expose for the land, the sky is washed out and you lose the beautiful sunset that you set out to photograph. This tutorial will introduce the idea of
Some photographers choose to use their on-camera flash rather than buy light modification attachments. For others, this may sound a bit limiting or maybe even difficult because your camera’s flash is something quite simple, compared to the highly advanced flash attachments, at least.
In this article we’ll be taking a look at how you can work with available light, making the most of the natural illumination around you. We’ll consider direction and colour, as well as how you can make the most of overcast days.
Every landscape photographer has played the waiting game—when you forget about all personal comforts and safety in an attempt to capture the perfect photo with the perfect light. As you go out shooting more often and learn from your mistakes, certain necessities will become apparent, but they can be forgotten or overlooked in the beginning.
Most aspiring photographers start out with natural lights and then move up to speedlights, mostly due to portability, price, and the fact that they can double as studio flashes. But there is a point in time when you’ll consider upgrading to a studio flash, and there are a several reasons to do so.
It seems strange but do you know employing a flash when taking photos outdoor will give you sparkling, vibrant images? Well it’s true.
Did you know you can use the free EOS utility software to turn your laptop into an external screen and control panel for you Canon DSLR? In this tutorial, we will take a deep look into the features available in the remote shooting panel and how you can utilize them fully.
Today’s photo tip is about pet portraits and how to get the animals attention! Pet portraits can be some of the most fun photography you do. As an added bonus, it’s a great photography training ground!
Photographing children can really be a challenge, but with a few simple techniques you can get through the session with some smiles and beautiful pictures. Here are 10 tips that have helped me to photograph children that I know will bring you success as well.
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