Apr 07, 2011 — 3 comments
Photography takes many forms and incorporates many different styles, most of which either fall into the categories of documentary or fine art. It is in the second category that we find abstract photography, a means of visual expression that’s purpose is not to inform the viewer, but to engage and excite.
As the internet often proves, baby animals are just impossibly irresistible. Even when they are doing not-so-nice things, like lunging toward photographers. On closer examination, the photographer, who doesn’t necessarily appear to be in any particular hurry to get away from the tiger while photographing it in an enclosure, is taking the term, “anything to get the shot” to an all new level.
A bad pose can ruin a Portrait. A great pose can turn it into something special. As a portrait photographer (at any skill level) it’s your job to make sure the people in your viewfinder are positioned perfectly so their beauty can shine and be captured forever. This new eBook shares posing tips and tricks that author Gina Milicia has used on royalty, rockstars & supermodels.
There are many reasons why photographers choose to add flash to natural light. Flash assists with creating a specific look or style, gives photographers flexibility in changing weather conditions, and fills in unwanted shadows. Flash also allows for freezing motion and creating other artistic motion effects.
If you’re just starting out as a photographer, you may not have a firm concept of lighting yet. That’s okay—practice makes perfect photos, after all. When taking shots indoors, you’ll want to shoot near a window during daytime if you want that pleasantly soft natural light.
They say the eyes are windows to the soul—but in photography, those windows usually have blinds covering them. When eyes pop, people notice, and it can mean the difference between a good shot and a great one.
Photography is an equipment-intensive hobby. Purchasing all the equipment you need to set up a professional studio setting is beyond the budget for many of amateur photographers. Luckily, Jay P. Morgan has put together a great video that shows us how we can build a few of the necessary items surprisingly easily and, most importantly, on a budget.
The Wide Field Camera is capable of seeing near-infrared light, visible light, and near-ultraviolet radiation, giving it the potential to be 30 times better than the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. The video and image you see above were taken with help from the Hubble Space Telescope, a project shared by NASA and the European Space Agency.
Ski photography is a dangerous game—there’s snow flying everywhere and skiers shooting past you, and through the chaos you need to be ready to capture every moment while your subject is zooming down a mountain. You can’t ask them to turn back and try again, because that will take at least 10 minutes of waiting on a chairlift and getting back into the same position.
When it comes to photography, the word “rain” can bring a sense of panic to even the most experienced photographer. While many photographers would advise waiting until the rain clears up, or returning when the sun has decided to emerge again, in some cases this isn’t always possible.
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