Apr 07, 2011 — 11 comments
The exposure of a digital photograph is affected by the camera’s aperture, shutter speed, ISO setting, and of course the amount of light in the scene being photographed. An incorrect exposure will turn an otherwise well composed wildlife image into something mediocre and, at worst, completely ruin a shot.
There is no denying the fact the photography world is full of opinionated people who want to share their ideals of what art is with the rest of us. Sometimes they’re bold approach comes off as overbearing, perhaps a even a bit pompous. The difference between those types of people and Tyler Shields is that Tyler, who is often referred to as a controversial photographer, understands that sometimes creating controversy can be beneficial to his more traditionally styled work.
Many professional photographers pride themselves on their speed and efficiency on the job. They can set up lighting equipment in a flash. They can pose a group of four toddlers before any of them has time to run out of the frame.
You may not recognize the image by its name, “Bliss,” but you’ll know it when you see it. Viewed by over a billion people since it became Windows XP’s default desktop image, “Bliss” has long been the subject of speculation as many doubted that such a “perfect” hillside could exist beyond Photoshop.
Twenty cast and crew members. Tens of thousands of dollars worth of gear. Authentic costumes and props. A historic location in London.
Brian Smith has made quite the name for himself as an iconic celebrity photographer over the past 30 years. He has not only worked with some of the most famous people in the world but has won numerous prestigious awards, including a Pulitzer, written a best-selling book, and exhibited his work at the Library of Congress.
To many of us civilians, the world of the military can seem strange and foreign. Staff Sargent Ryan Crane, The United States Air Force’s top photographer of 2011, doesn’t have the luxury of time and comfort that most of us do, and must work in some of the most intense and unstable conditions imaginable.
For those of us dreaming of becoming full-time travel photographers, Elias Locardi’s story is perhaps one of the most practical and inspirational out there. His photography is fast becoming famous the world over, and his iconic style and love for teaching have made him one of the most followed social media photographers to date.
Riding off into the sunset may be a cliche and otherwise unappealing idea, but what about captaining a vessel and sailing off into a wide pastel sea? If that sounds exciting to you, you’re going to love photographer Joseph Chen‘s sailboat image from Boracay.
Not sure this snail related example is what works best here, but I am trying to show you that it is about the photographer’s attitude, and only about that. I have made people smile and laugh and taken photos of people who at first seemed to wish to kill me.
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