Saturday, April 30, 2011

June Harrison

June Harrison: "For more than thirty-five years, June Harrison has photographed the action of professional tennis and scores of sporting activities. Her all-outdoor work has lead her to cover unique tourism destinations, architecture, landscape and garden design as well as industrial and construction projects along with people working on the job. Her Fame Face portfolio includes athletes, celebrities, leaders, legends, performers and VIPs."

Elizabeth Etienne

Elizabeth Etienne: "From the cobblestone streets of Paris, to the sandy beaches of California she now calls home, the photography career of Elizabeth Etienne has led her around the world and back. She attributes both her French-American up-bringing and her many years living in Paris shooting editorial portraits, music, film stills and fine art to giving her work a unique, Euro-American stamp that is hers alone."

Taking Panoramic Pictures

Taking Panoramic Pictures: "Take your images further with larger-than-life shots
Many new digital cameras offer a feature called panorama stitch mode. It allows you to create panoramic shots by combining up to three shots together into one large picture. Here’s some things to keep in mind while using it"

Composing your Pictures

Composing your Pictures: "Don’t just take pictures. Make pictures.
Point-and-shoot technology has progressed to the point that just about anyone can take pictures that are in focus, properly exposed, and fairly well lit, freeing you to concentrate on artistic aspects."

Tips for Texturing Photographs

Tips for Texturing Photographs: "Recently while I was processing an image, my husband, Peter, asked “Why take a perfectly good photograph and add texture?” I paused, fair question. I use texturing as to create unique one of a kind images"

Friday, April 29, 2011

How to Shoot Family Portraiture | PhotoStockPlus

How to Shoot Family Portraiture | PhotoStockPlus: "With the new year just starting, you can look forward to the many birthdays, dinner parties, trips, anniversaries and yearly holiday gatherings and plan ahead for the perfect family portraits."

More Fantastic Family Portraiture Tips | PhotoStockPlus

More Fantastic Family Portraiture Tips | PhotoStockPlus: "roup portraits, especially those of your family, can be challenging since you are dealing not just with a single model, but several of them. Each member would be different in height, looks and personality and not only will you be focusing on how to create the shot but also how to successfully direct the family to pose."

How to Use Trees to Spruce Up Your Shots | PhotoStockPlus

How to Use Trees to Spruce Up Your Shots | PhotoStockPlus: "Trees are one of the most often seen subjects in photography and you can find them in landscape shots and as part of the scene in other genres such as fashion, wedding, and wildlife photography."

Fastec TS3 Cine shoots 720p at 720 frames per second

Fastec TS3 Cine shoots 720p at 720 frames per second: "Despite the numerous digital cameras which now offer high definition recording capabilities, if you want to slow things down for Matrix-like action scenes, you usually have to sacrifice the resolution."

iFolios Review: How to Create a Photography Website for Mobile Devices and Phones – PictureCorrect

iFolios Review: How to Create a Photography Website for Mobile Devices and Phones – PictureCorrect: "Have you ever viewed your photography portfolio website on a mobile phone or device? Chances are, there may be some compatibility and speed issues"

3 Ways to get Better Control of Autofocus

3 Ways to get Better Control of Autofocus: "Sometimes autofocus can be really annoying. For some shots it’ll focus on the right part of your subject, but then the very next shot it may choose to focus on something far and away into the background."

Thursday, April 28, 2011

10 Tips for Mouth Watering Food Photography

10 Tips for Mouth Watering Food Photography: "Food is in front of us every day – 24/7. On our plates, in magazines, on TV and even on computer screens."

11 Great Camera Angles for Food Photography

11 Great Camera Angles for Food Photography: "Choosing the best angle, when shooting food, comes from a good observation and an inner feeling. Before composing your image, try to enter into a visual meditation, move calmly around your subject and simply observe with your bare eyes. Just keep in mind that this meditation cannot be long-lasting, as you know that freshly prepared food will not continue to maintain that “fresh look” for more than a few minutes."

10 Tips to Improve Your Food Photography Styling

10 Tips to Improve Your Food Photography Styling: "While portrait photographers need to be skilled in the art of getting their subjects to relax in front of the camera to get a great shot, we food photographers have things a little easier. At least our subjects (mostly) can’t talk."

Does Mirror Lock-Up (MLU) Help Macro Shots?

Does Mirror Lock-Up (MLU) Help Macro Shots?: "First, for those who might not be familiar with the term, mirror lock-up (MLU) is a function on many SLR cameras which helps reduce vibration inside the camera. In the sequence that follows pressing the shutter release (mirror moves up out of the way, second curtain activates, first curtain exposes, second curtain closeses, mirror returns to original position) the activity of the mirror springing out of the way, intended to be an extremely fast action, can cause this vibration as it comes to a stop inside the camera. Under normal circumstances this activity produces a very minimal effect, often not noticed."

Resize, Split or Crop Images the Easy Way

Resize, Split or Crop Images the Easy Way: "In the Web 2.0 world, there is no shortage of image-editing Web sites. There is, however, a shortage of image-editing Web sites that split images for printing on multiple pages."

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Post processing digital images - right or wrong?

Post processing digital images - right or wrong?: "There is an ongoing debate in the world of photography over whether photos should be post processed. In other words, should image editing software be used to alter the image that came from the camera; or should the image be left alone as an unaltered record of the scene?"

Digital photography tips - made easy! Creative use of a digital camera

Digital photography tips - made easy! Creative use of a digital camera: "This website is dedicated to the best digital photography tips that have all been tried and tested “in the field”."

How to Take Great Photos at Night – PictureCorrect

How to Take Great Photos at Night – PictureCorrect: "Have you ever tried to take a photo at night, outside, and it came out terrible? Perhaps you were on vacation and saw a postcard of cars whizzing by the Eiffel Tower, streams of light from the headlights in the foreground and the beautiful monument in the background. When you tried to replicate the image, it was a far cry from what you envisioned."

7 Tips for Helping Women Love having their Photo Taken with You

7 Tips for Helping Women Love having their Photo Taken with You: "When I look at a picture of myself, I can point out a million things I hate: my hair is always flat, I hate the ptosis in my left eye, I hate the shape of my brow bone, I have a bad complexion."

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Photography App for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android | LightTrac | Rivolu

Photography App for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android | LightTrac | Rivolu

Water Surface and Waterfall Photography Tips – PictureCorrect

Water Surface and Waterfall Photography Tips – PictureCorrect: "Waterfalls and streams are popular photography subjects because they can easily be made into a soothing digital desktop wallpaper. A common element in many waterfall pictures is the silky smooth appearance of the water. This is not difficult to capture, with the right tools and techniques."

How to Take Portraits that Stand Out

How to Take Portraits that Stand Out: "In the US consumers have access to portrait studios at every nearly mini -mart, shopping mall, and super store on the block. There’s Intouch. Flash! Picture It. Sears. Olen Mills. Lifetouch. Celebrity Kids. Picture Me – And those are just the chains. Add to that every other studio offering a twenty dollar session option, and we have thousands upon thousands of portrait studio’s all around us."

Will A Close-Up Lens Suffice In Place Of A Macro Lens?

Will A Close-Up Lens Suffice In Place Of A Macro Lens?: "Today’s post will not directly answer the above posed question for you. Previously I had written about how useful a simple close-up lens, which screws onto the end of a normal lens, can be when traveling."

Monday, April 25, 2011

Convert A DSLR To Infrared - Outdoor Photographer | OutdoorPhotographer.com

Convert A DSLR To Infrared - Outdoor Photographer | OutdoorPhotographer.com: "A Digital SLRs are very sensitive to infrared (IR) light, so they normally have an internal filter that keeps IR rays from reaching the sensor. When a DSLR is converted to infrared capture, the IR cut-off filter in front of the sensor is replaced with a filter that allows only IR light to pass through. The resulting images are black-and-white, with interesting shifts: Vegetation, for example, turns white; blue skies are rendered black."

Landscape Essentials In A High-Tech Age - Outdoor Photographer | OutdoorPhotographer.com

Landscape Essentials In A High-Tech Age - Outdoor Photographer | OutdoorPhotographer.com: "Beyond the camera and lens, the accessories you use can go a long way in making your landscape photography look sharper, more creative and dramatic. So it’s worth spending as much time thinking about what to take as where to g"

How a Polarizer Filter Works – PictureCorrect

How a Polarizer Filter Works – PictureCorrect: "A polarizing filter on your camera is probably the most important filter you can use. It removes polarized light from the image, thus reducing reflections and glare, while at the same time increasing colour saturation – especially that of a blue sky. A circular polarizing filter works by rotating an outer ring to vary the amount of polarization that is being filtered. This effect is difficult to mimic on the computer."

Why Washington State Is An Excellent Photography Destination

Why Washington State Is An Excellent Photography Destination: "Washington state is my home. So I am biased. I have done probably 80% of my photography in this state. Photographs of the towering mountains, of the spectacular sunsets, of the traffic. So it is with a bit of pride I want to invite you to venture to the Evergreen State for some excellent photography opportunities."

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Photograph the Light not the Land

Photograph the Light not the Land: "Here is a quick quote that caught my attention today when talking to a friend who is a landscape photography enthusiast.

He said:

“Photograph the light not the land.”"

8 On-Camera Flash Tips: How To Get Better Lighting From Your On-Camera Flash

8 On-Camera Flash Tips: How To Get Better Lighting From Your On-Camera Flash: "You can get great lighting for your portraits with on-camera flash. And there’s no need to purchase expensive attachments to modify your light, because everything you need is already there. The thing to understand is that your flash unit is just another light source at your disposal. Fortunately, you can learn to control the light it produces and shape it to your needs. Plus, it has the added benefit of doing some of the thinking for you when you need it to."

The Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible

The Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible: "We’ve all heard advice such as Rick Sammon’s famous phrase: “Take the darn flash off the camera”. True, the worst place for a flash is on the camera but, let’s face it, it is also the most convenient! There are a few basic rules to keep in mind when using flash, among them is the simple fact that the closer and larger the light source, the softer the light will be on your subject"

Creative Sharpening, Part I - Digital Photo Pro | DigitalPhotoPro.com

Creative Sharpening, Part I - Digital Photo Pro | DigitalPhotoPro.com: "The vast majority of photographic images benefit from sharpening. Before you decide how and when to sharpen images, you need to decide why you’re sharpening them. The goal is to enhance detail rendition without producing distracting visual artifacts. You’ll find many conflicting philosophies and their accompanying strategies for sharpening images. The seemingly conflicting advice can be hard to reconcile."

Friday, April 22, 2011

Olympus XZ-1 Review - PCWorld

Olympus XZ-1 Review - PCWorld: "When you compare the Olympus XZ-1's features with those of the vast majority of point-and-shoot cameras, it absolutely blows them out of the water. We're talking about things like an F1.8 lens, full manual controls and manual focus, RAW shooting, a click-control ring around its lens to adjust in-camera settings quickly, exposure- and white-balance bracketing modes, a built-in neutral density filter, a 10-megapixel CCD sensor that's bigger than most, a hot shoe for various accessories, and a 3-inch OLED screen. Great things, all of those."

Tips for Photographing a Collection – PictureCorrect

Tips for Photographing a Collection – PictureCorrect: "If you are making documentary photographs, the first thing to keep in mind is to do it straight- on from front, side, top, etc. Add as many other sides or views object’s size and value seem to justify. If it opens-up in some way, open it and shoot it again. Up to you, but digital photos on a CD are cheap enough that your patience should be a better guide then the cost of film and prints. Imagine yourself explaining to your insurer why it costs $$$$ and shoot accordingly."

Sunrise Portraits Part II – The Techniques

Sunrise Portraits Part II – The Techniques: "In the previous article Beginners Tips for Sunrise Portraits : Part I, we discussed a number of tips and tricks that will guarantee a fantastic Sunrise Portrait-Shoot. Experiment with those tips and tricks before taking on these techniques."

Organize Your Social Media Outreach

Organize Your Social Media Outreach: "Before venturing into the world of commercial photography I used to work as a public relations professional, specializing in social media consulting and strategies. There I helped a number of different corporations, non-profits and individuals craft social media strategies that fit their needs"

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Shooting From the Hip Photography – PictureCorrect

Shooting From the Hip Photography – PictureCorrect: "Hip shooting, which was named after gun fighting, is a photographic style described as shooting photographs from waist level without using the viewfinder of the camera to centralize the subject. This is a learned technique and can be very hit or miss while you are learning it."

Beginners Tips for Sunrise Portraits : Part I

Beginners Tips for Sunrise Portraits : Part I: "I’d heard stories of photographers who exclusively work with sunrise light for their portrait sessions – even those who require wedding portraits to be conducted during that time. My skepticism ran deep: who in their right mind would subject themselves to several hours of lost sleep and the early morning cold for a photo-shoot? Could the end-product differences be that significant?"

Small Lighting for Big Results

Small Lighting for Big Results: "We’ve all heard it, the question that has haunted mans inner paranoia for centuries, the question that photographers ponder everyday, shoot to shoot…does size matter? I’m talking about lighting size and needs"

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Landscape Photography at Twilight – PictureCorrect

Landscape Photography at Twilight – PictureCorrect: "There are various phases of sunrise and sunset, however each phase repeats itself twice a day – once during sunrise and once again at sunset. All phases during sunrise are the same for sunset phases – the only difference is chronological order i.e. when each phase begins and ends."

The Secret of Creating a Strong Image – 5 Tips for Creating a Story in Your Image

The Secret of Creating a Strong Image – 5 Tips for Creating a Story in Your Image: "In an era when we are drowning in images and lots of people and talents are competing for the viewers’ eyes or the magazines’ attention, have you ever wondered what makes you have a longer look at an image?"

How to Photograph a Sunrise

How to Photograph a Sunrise: "The alarm clock buzzes. You crack an eye open and see the light blinking at you. 4:45am. After a few moments, your groggy mind remembers why you set your alarm in the first place. You groan, and after another minute, roll out of bed."

Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Review | PhotographyBLOG

Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Review | PhotographyBLOG: "The Fujifilm FinePix XP30 is the world’s first water, shock, dust and freeze proof camera to feature built-in GPS."

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Camera Flash Guide and Features – PictureCorrect

Camera Flash Guide and Features – PictureCorrect: "Power, expressed in Guide Number (GN), is a measure of how much light the flash will produce. GN is a non-standard unit of measure."

Tips For Getting Started With Time Lapse Photography – PictureCorrect

Tips For Getting Started With Time Lapse Photography – PictureCorrect: "If you’re a keen amateur photographer or even a pro and want to have a go at time-lapse photography and time lapse film making, I’ve listed some top tips to help you get started. It takes time to learn how to make the amazing time lapse videos some professionals have put online, however, for simpler applications, and just to get you started, I’m going to give you ten top tips."

A Southern African Photo Safari With a Difference – From Inside the Rest Camps!

A Southern African Photo Safari With a Difference – From Inside the Rest Camps!: "When you think of an ‘African safari’ you most probably picture a Land Cruiser thundering across the savanna chasing after the ‘big-five’ animals.

We mainly do self-drive safaris but we have also been on about a dozen guided game drives – the rides are generally bumpy, many safari guides drive fast (as they want to be the first to get to the leopard sighting so that they get the prime spot), the people in front have to contend with the wind chill while people sitting further back get a dust bath. If it’s winter the temperatures can be very cold and in summer you have to keep an eye out for the rain as most safari vehicles are open vehicles."

How Much to Charge for Your Photography: Negotiating Your Worth

How Much to Charge for Your Photography: Negotiating Your Worth: "Pricing photography is often one of the greatest hurdles for people looking to break into the profession, bringing beads of sweat to the forehead just thinking about it."

Monday, April 18, 2011

Photography Tips for Sharp Photos – PictureCorrect

Photography Tips for Sharp Photos – PictureCorrect: "Have you ever compared your own photographs to those of a more advanced photographer and wondered how they get their images so sharp?"

James Elliott Photographer Interview – PictureCorrect

James Elliott Photographer Interview – PictureCorrect: "Today I had the pleasure of interviewing James Elliott, a photographer based in Greenwood, South Carolina. His unique approach to photography always captures a great deal of attention on our photo network and many have inquired about his techniques."

Portrait Session Photography Tips – PictureCorrect

Portrait Session Photography Tips – PictureCorrect: "When you shoot a portrait you can make the photograph more focused by using a high aperture (small f-stop) like 2.0, 2.5 or 2.8. This will cause the focus to be on the person and in turn blur out the background."

Canon Rebel T3 (EOS 1100D) Review

Canon Rebel T3 (EOS 1100D) Review: "These days it’s hard to tell the entry level cameras apart from the fully geared up models. The Canon Rebel T3 (EOS 1100D) sits between the EOS 1000D and EOS 550D models, looking and feeling like any Canon DSLR, from the lofty 5D Mark II all the way down."

An Introduction to Tilt-Shift Photography

An Introduction to Tilt-Shift Photography: "Some photographers enjoy portraiture, capturing the essence of a person; others enjoy capturing a fast moment in a football game, or a delicate moment of a newly wed couple."

Sunday, April 17, 2011

  Spectacular Night Shots In 5 Easy Steps by Digital Photo Secrets

Spectacular Night Shots In 5 Easy Steps by Digital Photo Secrets: "With the night comes the interesting light. Street signs, lamp posts, passing cars, and even the moon, all put out colorful light that can create some very impressive photos. You don’t need to be a photography expert to capture amazing night shots. Just follow these five easy steps, and you’ll have it made."

Nick Onken: Photographer Spotlight

Nick Onken: Photographer Spotlight: "This commercial spotlight features lifestyle and travel photographer Nick Onken. One of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch in 2010, Nick boasts a client list of top name brand companies including Walmart, Coca-Cola, Nike, Reebok, Time Warner and publications such as Seventeen, Cosmopolitan and the Improper Bostonian. He’s the author of a travel photography book, Photo Trekking, and speaks at different professional organization events across the country. Nick lives and works in New York City."

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Wedding Day Call Sheet: Part 3 – The Evening

The Wedding Day Call Sheet: Part 3 – The Evening: "With the guests seated, but before the food is served use this as a good opportunity to take pictures of guests relaxing and chatting with one another. If it is not too dark, use the opportunity to sneak in some more candids, but remember that you may need to use a wide aperture, tripod and/or boost the ISO depending on your kit’s capabilities to compensate for low light."

Low Point of View: Weekly Photography Challenge

Low Point of View: Weekly Photography Challenge: "It’s amazing what impact shooting from low down can have upon a scene – an ants eye view shows the world from a completely different perspective."

Top 10 Photographers Every Student Should Study – PictureCorrect

Top 10 Photographers Every Student Should Study – PictureCorrect: "top 10 photographers

'oldies' captured by Mohd Rizal Apau (Click Image to See More From Mohd Rizal Apau)

These days, everyone’s a photographer, from the studio owner shooting weddings on the weekends, to your cousin with a camera phone. Cameras are more widely available now than ever before, and many people are discovering a love for photography."

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Art of HDR Photography Part 2: Guides: Learn: Digital Photography Review

The Art of HDR Photography Part 2: Guides: Learn: Digital Photography Review: "To better understand the 'Essential HDR Workflow' we need to understand some of the challenges we face creating HDR photos."

The Art of HDR Photography Part 1: Guides: Learn: Digital Photography Review

The Art of HDR Photography Part 1: Guides: Learn: Digital Photography Review: "Let's start with a basic definition of Dynamic Range:

Dynamic range is defined by the ratio of darkest and brightest element that matter for your photographic view (measured in brightness levels)."

Canon EOS 1100D Review: 1. Introduction: Digital Photography Review

Canon EOS 1100D Review: 1. Introduction: Digital Photography Review: "The bottom-end of the interchangeable lens camera has become fiercely competitive with manufacturers culling features and cutting-corners to offer a tempting upgrade path from compact cameras, at the most attractive price. As a result we've seen control dials, orientation sensors and even focus motors disappear to reduce the manufacturing costs of these entry-level, gateway cameras. From the consumer's perspective, of course, we've also seen technologies once only in the reach of the professionals filter down to almost compact camera prices."

Nikon Coolpix S9100 Review - PCWorld

Nikon Coolpix S9100 Review - PCWorld: "The Nikon Coolpix S9100 is a camera that seemingly achieves the impossible on several fronts. First on that list of surprises is its 18X zoom lens, which matches the optical reach of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 at the top end of the pocket-megazoom market."

A Beginners Guide to Capturing Motion in Your Photography

A Beginners Guide to Capturing Motion in Your Photography: "Photographs, by definition, capture and immortalize a small slice of life. There is little for the viewer to infer what happens before or after that moment. However, there are images that need to communicate motion. For example, you may want to capture a dog running, a train barreling down the tracks, or trees that are blowing in the wind. Each of these scenes can come alive within your photographs if you learn how to convey motion properly."

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Take an artistic twist with your Photographs

Take an artistic twist with your Photographs: "Whether you an amateur, professional, or just-for-fun photographer, sometimes it is enjoyable to break out of the traditional realm of photography and step into the artistic image manipulation arena."

Top Ten Digital Photography Tips - O'Reilly Media

Top Ten Digital Photography Tips - O'Reilly Media: "You've heard this before: Digital cameras do all the work. You just push the button and great pictures magically appear. The better the camera, the better the photos. Isn't that right? Heck no!

The truth is that you can make great photos with a simple consumer point-and-shoot camera, or take lousy shots with the most expensive Nikon. It's not the camera that makes beautiful images; it's the photographer. With a little knowledge and a willingness to make an adjustment here and there, you can squeeze big time photos out of the smallest digicam."

Tips for Using Shadows in Photography – PictureCorrect

Tips for Using Shadows in Photography – PictureCorrect: "Photographers tend to pay a lot of attention to light. In fact, we often think of light as one of the most important aspects of photography. On the other hand, shadows may seem to be less important – simply a lack of light. This would be a major mistake — for light is nothing without shadows."

Photography Tips

Photography Tips: "For those people who don't like to read a lot, here are my 'Top Ten Tips'. Most of these tips appear elsewhere, in the tutorials. But here they are, all in one place."

The Wedding Day Call Sheet: Part 2 – The Afternoon

The Wedding Day Call Sheet: Part 2 – The Afternoon: "Before the day you’ll need to check with the vicar or registrar to see whether photography during the ceremony is allowed, however most will allow you to shoot a few set up shots of the couple once the register has been signed."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Top Tips for Travel Photographers - photo.net

Top Tips for Travel Photographers - photo.net: "So you want to be a travel photographer? Well, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve been a travel photographer for 20 years, ever since I left my suit-and-tie/shined shoes job as a VP/Group Supervisor at a NYC advertising agency."

Top 10 Tips for Camera Phone Pictures

Top 10 Tips for Camera Phone Pictures: "Whether you're a novice or a pro with your camera phone, we've got some tips that will help you get more camera out of your camera phone. So grab your camera phone and get started!"

Composing your Pictures

Composing your Pictures: "Don’t just take pictures. Make pictures.
Point-and-shoot technology has progressed to the point that just about anyone can take pictures that are in focus, properly exposed, and fairly well lit, freeing you to concentrate on artistic aspects."

Composing people pictures

Composing people pictures: "At the heart of composing good people pictures are a few basic decisions: what picture format to use, where to position the subject within the frame, what other picture elements to include, where to position those elements, and which camera angle is most effective."

The Wedding Day Call Sheet: Part 1 – The Morning

The Wedding Day Call Sheet: Part 1 – The Morning: "Wedding celebrations can obviously vary widely across faiths and cultures, so take the time to find out what parts of the day or series of days you’ll need to cover before you meet the prospective clients, as this will affect not only your fee, but you’ll need to ensure you have the time, resources and ability to cover everything needed."

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Photography Tutorials - 360 Degree Reverse Photography - Gallery

My Photography Tutorials - 360 Degree Reverse Photography - Gallery: "If you want to create one of those 360-degree panoramic photographs you don’t need to have expensive equipment, you just need a bit of skill and a good enough SLR camera with the basic settings."

The Only Tip You’ll Need for Creating a More Interesting and Well-Rounded Set of Images of Any Destination or Subject

The Only Tip You’ll Need for Creating a More Interesting and Well-Rounded Set of Images of Any Destination or Subject: "As photographers, we tend to have an interest in one or two genres of photography, perhaps for you it’s people, landscapes or food. It’s perfectly fine, and highly recommended, to specialize in a certain area so you get really proficient at that type of imagery."

How to take a Photograph out of a Plane Window

How to take a Photograph out of a Plane Window: "One common mistake that people make with taking this shots is to put their camera’s lens right up against the glass of the plane window in the hope that it will help cut down on reflections and in the hope that it will steady their shot."

Monday, April 11, 2011

Fujifilm Finepix F900EXR – PictureCorrect

Fujifilm Finepix F900EXR – PictureCorrect: "Fujifilm announced the FinePix Z900 EXR digital camera, the latest addition to the fashion-forward line of Z-series compact cameras. The FinePix Z900 EXR delivers a powerful new 16-MegaPixel EXR CMOS sensor, a FUJINON 5x wide angle refractive optical zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent) and a large widescreen (16:9) 3.5” High Resolution Touch screen LCD with an easy-to-use Multi Touch user interface."

Ten Must-Have Accessories for Wildlife Safari Photography – PictureCorrect

Ten Must-Have Accessories for Wildlife Safari Photography – PictureCorrect: "There are many photographic accessories to choose from – some tend to be gimmicks while others are necessities. Here we list the photo accessories that have been indispensable to us on our more than 100 African wildlife safaris."

Olympus XZ-1 Review

Olympus XZ-1 Review: "Amid all the clamour of Olympus’ and Panasonic’s support for the Micro Four Thirds format, it’s easy to forget that not everyone wants, needs or can fathom the intricacies of a DSLR or its kin."

Lines: Weekly Photography Challenge

Lines: Weekly Photography Challenge: "You may interpret this in any way that you wish but when I first thought of it I was thinking about using lines to lead viewers into an image as we’ve discussed previously on dPS (I’ll share some links below). Alternatively you can go to town photographing any other ‘lines’ that you find (Zebras, the laughing lines on a subjects face… what ever you like)."

Nikon D7000 [Review]

Nikon D7000 [Review]: "Nikon describes this DX model as a “professional-standard camera” … not a professional camera. One giveaway is the onboard flash cell: pros look askance when they see this (IMHO) useful feature."

Friday, April 8, 2011

Nikon D5100 – PictureCorrect

Nikon D5100 – PictureCorrect: "Nikon announced the new 16.2-megapixel Nikon D5100 Digital SLR designed for those ready to artistically express themselves and need a versatile camera that can keep pace creatively."

How to do HDR Photography – PictureCorrect

How to do HDR Photography – PictureCorrect: "HDR how? This is a simple how-to HDR tutorial to help you create amazing HDR photographs that make viewers say, “Wow!” When I saw my first HDR photo, I just had to find out how to take HDR photos, and how to process them. What I now know is that everyone can take an impressive looking HDR photo. Follow these easy steps and you can be creating HDR masterpieces today."

Facebook for Photogs – 10 Ways to Generate Business

Facebook for Photogs – 10 Ways to Generate Business: "If you’re even remotely interested in making photography more than a hobby, you’ve probably got a Facebook fanpage. If not, get one now! To make your own, just go to a page (try mine!) and on the bottom left of the page, click ‘create a page’ like this:"

10 Tips For Brilliant Landscapes - Outdoor Photographer | OutdoorPhotographer.com

10 Tips For Brilliant Landscapes - Outdoor Photographer | OutdoorPhotographer.com: "“Chase the light.” For years, landscape photographers have lived by this motto. It’s not really a technique—it’s a philosophy, a way of life, an existential state of being. It’s about chasing those rare magical moments when Nature displays her finest. It fuels our passion for nature photography and becomes our raison d’ĂȘtre."

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tips for Creating Great Abstract Photography – PictureCorrect

Tips for Creating Great Abstract Photography – PictureCorrect: "Abstract photography can create very impressive photos. However, people tend to perceive abstract images differently than other images."

How To Use Auto Exposure Lock on a DSLR Camera – PictureCorrect

How To Use Auto Exposure Lock on a DSLR Camera – PictureCorrect: "The auto exposure lock (AE-L) function on a D-SLR camera lets you physically lock the exposure reading from anywhere in the scene. You can use it on its own or at the point where you focus the image."

Photoshop: Red Eye Fix for Difficult Cases in People and Pets

Photoshop: Red Eye Fix for Difficult Cases in People and Pets: "Recent versions of Photoshop have an automatic Red Eye Removal tool. But what do you do when that tool fails as it does all too often with people, and always with pets?"

What the Mona Lisa Can Teach You About Taking Great Portraits

What the Mona Lisa Can Teach You About Taking Great Portraits: "When it comes to famous images the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most recognized in the world."

A Simple Exercise to Train your Photographic Eye

A Simple Exercise to Train your Photographic Eye: "Here is a simple exercise you can do anywhere that will help develop your photographic eye. Take your camera with just one lens and go for a walk (of course any point and shoot camera will do the trick too)."

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Olympus VG-120 – PictureCorrect

Olympus VG-120 – PictureCorrect: "Olympus reveals an ultimate value with the introduction of the Olympus VG-120, the first in a new line of pocket-friendly, creativity-enabling, and budget-conscious cameras aimed at photographers of all ages and experience levels. This smart, portable point-and-shoot camera offers incredible new features that let you capture it all."

Understanding Basic Light Properties for Photography – PictureCorrect

Understanding Basic Light Properties for Photography – PictureCorrect: "The way light acts upon a subject will depend on the physical properties each light source presents. Before taking on the challenge of creative photographic lighting it will be worth your while to understand some of these properties."

Samsung SH100 – PictureCorrect

Samsung SH100 – PictureCorrect: "Samsung announced the launch of the new SH100, a compact Wi-Fi enabled camera that delivers great shots that you can share over the internet and social networks with your friends and family, from wherever you are in the world. The SH100 is set to be Samsung’s leading fully connected camera in 2011, building on the success of the company’s wirelessly connected cameras to date and allowing Samsung to take a dominant position within this growing market."

How To Photograph Pets – PictureCorrect

How To Photograph Pets – PictureCorrect: "If you have ever tried to take a photograph of your pet you will have discovered that it is not as easy as you might have thought.
Taking photographs of them while they are sleeping is not really a problem, but once they wake up and are running around causing mischief you will need lightening quick reactions in order to get a good picture."

5 Key Skills for the Modern Photographer

5 Key Skills for the Modern Photographer: "All the whistles and bells of the modern camera should, at least in theory, make crafting great images an easier and more straightforward process than it used to be – with all these exposure modes, focussing tools, picture styles and the like, camera manufacturers would like you to believe that it’s just a matter of squeezing the shutter and hey presto you’re Bailey"

Photographing a Large Group of People… With the Fro

Photographing a Large Group of People… With the Fro: "Photographing a large group of people can be something of a challenge – in this video Jared from Fro Knows Photo shares how he approached it (including how he post processed the shot and how he’d approach it differently next time)."

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

How to Start a Wedding Photography Business – PictureCorrect

How to Start a Wedding Photography Business – PictureCorrect: "So you are a photographer and not just any type of photographer you are a wedding photographer. You’ve chosen a profession that will require many different skill sets, not the least of which is your ability to take a great picture"

Ricoh CX5 – PictureCorrect

Ricoh CX5 – PictureCorrect: "With the new CX5 model, AF focusing times are decreased to as low as 0.2 sec. for both wide-angle 28 mm and telephoto 300 mm, up to half as short compared to the CX4, using Ricoh’s unique new hybrid AF system. This ensures that you reliably capture the image you were waiting for, never to miss another good shot again."

Professional Photography Lighting on a Budget – PictureCorrect

Professional Photography Lighting on a Budget – PictureCorrect: "Not everyone can afford, or need, the most expensive kit when it comes to lighting. As a matter of fact, small and portable lighting kits make a photographer’s work even more efficient. Here’s a selection of tools to help you assemble your lighting kit even with the smallest of budgets."

Nikon Coolpix L120 Review

Nikon Coolpix L120 Review: "In case you hadn’t noticed it, there has been a rush to the door of maxi zooms in compact digital cameras: Canon hit first, with a 35x, rapidly followed by a 30x model."

Tips for Taking Photos of Neon Signs – PictureCorrect

Tips for Taking Photos of Neon Signs – PictureCorrect: "Many photographers feel that taking snapshots of neon signs is tricky and calls for expertise and thus try to avoid it altogether. But with the right photography techniques, exquisitely beautiful snapshots of neon signs are possible."

Monday, April 4, 2011

A Simple Exercise to Train your Photographic Eye

A Simple Exercise to Train your Photographic Eye: "Here is a simple exercise you can do anywhere that will help develop your photographic eye. Take your camera with just one lens and go for a walk (of course any point and shoot camera will do the trick too)."

10 Tips for the Aspiring Street Photographer

10 Tips for the Aspiring Street Photographer: "Let’s face it, starting street photography is no easy task. For the average photographer, going from shooting flowers into shooting people in the streets is like stepping into a Ferrari after driving a Toyota Prius. It is intimidating at first, but quite exhilarating once you try it out. After shooting on the streets for about four years, here are my top ten tips for somebody (with absolutely no background in street photography) to get their feet wet."

20 Quick Street Photography Tips

20 Quick Street Photography Tips: "I was going through an old ‘Digital Photographer’ magazine this afternoon and came across a good Top 20 list of tips for those wanting to get into Street Photography."

Street Photography: Weekly Photography Challenge

Street Photography: Weekly Photography Challenge: "I know some of you just went into a cold sweat thinking about the idea of going out in public to photograph strangers – but let me say up front you can interpret this any way that you like and need not make it Street Photography with a people focus at all."

Canon EOS 600D Review

Canon EOS 600D Review: "The more zeros in a model’s ID, the lower are the specs. This one is the T3i (also known as the) 600D, while a few months ago I reviewed Canon’s EOS 60D"