Friday, May 30, 2014

Getting Sharper Images - an Understanding of Focus Modes

Getting Sharper Images - an Understanding of Focus Modes: "The longer you shoot, the larger the repertoire of subjects and assignments you photograph becomes. You start off photographing flowers in the garden, your neighbour’s dog, your sister’s kids, your friend’s wedding and then before you know it you’re doing product shots for your friend’s new company. All this happens over time and there is one pretty fundamental skill that must remain paramount throughout out your process, properly focused images. Sure we’ve all been there, we’ve all taken that shot once in while which is slightly soft (a polite photographer’s term to describe out-of-focus images). But, it’s a great shot so we keep it anyway, even tho we would still have preferred it to be tack sharp."

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Keep it Real: How to Retouch Without Resurfacing – PictureCorrect

Keep it Real: How to Retouch Without Resurfacing – PictureCorrect: "
The following article features post production tips from Lindsay Adler. To see more, don’t miss her course Skin 101: Lighting, Retouching and Understanding Skin on CreativeLive May 29-31.

Thanks to websites like Photoshop Disasters, it’s easy to delight in humorously awful photo retouching—"

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Wedding Photography Tips and Techniques – PictureCorrect

Wedding Photography Tips and Techniques – PictureCorrect: "So – you love photography and have been asked by a friend to take pictures at their wedding. Why is it that it seems like every professional photographer will recommend you don’t do it? Are they a bit biased? Maybe they don’t want to be blamed for encouraging you to take the photos if you make mistakes and ruin the wedding photos. I’m a wedding photographer who realizes every professional started out by photographing a “first wedding” at some point. While I will still recommend you give the couple a monetary gift so they can hire a professional photographer, if you are going to go ahead and do the photography yourself, I want to help you do the best job possible!"

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