Saturday, November 30, 2013

25 Images with Using Framing in Composition

25 Images with Using Framing in Composition: "This week I want to showcase some images that use framing in composition to create a successful image. It is one of the most difficult elements to master, but one of the most important in terms of create depth in your images. In a nutshell this is what frame is all about:"

'via Blog this'

Using Framing in composition

Using Framing in composition: "Framing your subject within a another is a strong, graphical composition. It adds a three dimensional quality to your images, and creates depth. Using framing adds a foreground element that can help set the scene, tell the story, and lead the viewer’s eye into the image."

'via Blog this'

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Amazing Photographs of Tiny Figurines and the Great Outdoors

Amazing Photographs of Tiny Figurines and the Great Outdoors: "Using tiny models that are all less than an inch in height, husband and wife team Kurt and Edwige Moses have created these amazing series of photographs which they fittingly titled “Un Petit Monde” or “A Small World” in English."

'via Blog this'

The Intimate Landscape - 5 Tips for Better Landscape Photography

The Intimate Landscape - 5 Tips for Better Landscape Photography: "A few weeks ago I spent seven days travelling across the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island. Anybody who has been here knows that it is a beautiful place. I often come across remarks by photographers referencing New Zealand as a destination on their list of dream places to go to. Who can blame them? It’s a spectacular country, with beautiful landscapes."

'via Blog this'

Photographing Cats: Tips and Tricks

Photographing Cats: Tips and Tricks: "There is a wide appeal for pedigreed, or mixed breed, cat. Independent personality, majestic appearance, ability to display affection through body language and vocalization, inclination to groom, among others, make cat a wonderful human companion. Worldwide, cat and its arch enemy dog are popular pet animals. It is hard to say which is more popular. Interestingly, in North America, there are more cat owners than dog owners."

'via Blog this'

Food Photography Tips and Techniques — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability

Food Photography Tips and Techniques — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability: "The rise of minimalist cooking is changing the art of food photography. The following is a look at some of the techniques adopted by photographers to capture the simplicity and the spirit of this modern cuisine. Whether it is because of the recession or a genuine desire to downsize and simplify, minimalist cooking has become extremely popular. Everything from expensive and hard to acquire ingredients to rarely used, specialized utensils and equipment have been pared back to the bare minimum. Less is definitely more."

'via Blog this'

Reporter Rants About Boring Snow Pictures, Offers Some Tips – PictureCorrect

Reporter Rants About Boring Snow Pictures, Offers Some Tips – PictureCorrect: "Winter weather has arrived just in time for the holidays, and with it comes the annual slew of snow pictures. You’d think that the blankets of white, the pastoral countryside, the creative snowmen, and the kids and pets frolicking about would give our Facebook feeds a variety of photo subjects. Instead, most snow pictures are taken right from a window or doorway without much creativity, serving only as proof that there was a storm. And one Colorado news anchor has had it with seeing these boring pictures of snow-covered patio furniture:"

'via Blog this'

Travel tips: what you can't leave behind | TechHive

Travel tips: what you can't leave behind | TechHive: "Whether you travel all the time or just for holidays, you know what an ordeal it can be to make sure that you have all the tech gadgets—and their accessories—that you need on your trip. You may want to have a full complement of hardware with you on the road, or you may want to bring as little as possible."

'via Blog this'

Do you shoot in the rain or pack up at the first drop?

Do you shoot in the rain or pack up at the first drop?: "In line with this week’s photography challenge, weather, I want to do a quick survey to see if you shoot in the rain or not.

I get a lot of questions from my students about shooting in the rain (or snow, or on the beach) and whether or not it will damage their camera. Of course that depends on the camera body you own (some are weather sealed, some are not – if you aren’t sure read your manual or check the manufacturer’s website), and the precautions you take."

'via Blog this'

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS - CNET Reviews

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS - CNET Reviews: "Though smartphone cameras keep getting better, it’s still hard to beat a point-and-shoot camera for vacation photos. One of our favorites is the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS. It has tons of shooting modes to capture beautiful scenery, or a night out at the pub, plus it has 20x zoom to help get the perfect photo. It’s also small and lightweight, so it won't take up too much room in a day bag."

'via Blog this'

2013 High-End Mirrorless Camera Comparison Guide

2013 High-End Mirrorless Camera Comparison Guide: "It's looking increasingly certain that interchangeable lens cameras have got a mirrorless future. In 2013 we've seen new models which can rival all but the very best of their mirrored counterparts in terms of features, build, and image quality. In this comparison guide we'll look at how the new breed of high-end mirrorless models stack up against each other."

'via Blog this'

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade — digital-photography-school.com — Readability

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade — digital-photography-school.com — Readability: "Neil Creek is the author of our newest ebook Photo Nuts and Gear. In this post he offers some advice to the beginning photographer about the first upgrade they should buy for their camera.

So you’ve been getting into this photography thing pretty seriously ever since you bought that “good” camera you wanted. It turns out that you really enjoy photography, and you think you’ll be doing it for a while. You want to know what cool camera gear is out there, and you know there’s a lot, but what should you get first?"

'via Blog this'

Traveling with your camera: What to take with you — www.techhive.com — Readability

Traveling with your camera: What to take with you — www.techhive.com — Readability: "You don’t have to be a National Geographic photographer to take your digital camera on the road. Whether you're embarking on a week-long vacation, a weekend getaway, or even just a day trip, you might want to bring your digital camera with you for better photos than you can snap with your phone alone. But what accessories do you need to take the best photos and to keep them safe? I’ve rounded up a collection of gear designed for traveling photographers. You won’t need to bring everything on this list unless you really are a Nat Geo pro, but you can use the list to find all the essentials that work for you.

"

'via Blog this'

SD Card: Too bad this format won the flash-card wars — news.cnet.com — Readability

SD Card: Too bad this format won the flash-card wars — news.cnet.com — Readability: "An SD Card is hampered by a broken plastic divider between electrical contacts in the upper right of the photo.

(Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET)
I like the low cost of SD Cards. I like the fact that slots for the memory card format are built into many computers nowadays. I like that the digital camera industry has mostly settled on a single format instead of the gaggle of incompatible options from years past. I like that you can buy an SD Card all over the world if you're on vacation and you want to take more photos."

'via Blog this'

10 valuable tips and tricks on smartphone photography — www.phonearena.com — Readability

10 valuable tips and tricks on smartphone photography — www.phonearena.com — Readability: "Always make sure you have a good grip on your smartphone while taking photos. Try to not move it at all while taking the shot as every tremble of your hand may result in a blurry photo, especially if your camera doesn't stabilize the image optically or digitally. For the same reason, you should be gentle when tapping that shutter button."

'via Blog this'

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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. Therefore, sunrise and sunset are exactly the same, except that sunset reverses the order of phases seen at sunrise."

'via Blog this'

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Biggest Mistake a Photographer Could Make – PictureCorrect

The Biggest Mistake a Photographer Could Make – PictureCorrect: "
We photographers always seem to be on the sidelines, shooting scenes but not actually involved in the action. This can leave us feeling ‘disconnected’ from the world in front of us. And this is one of the biggest mistakes a photographer can make."

'via Blog this'

Sunday, November 24, 2013

How to Take a Self Portrait – PictureCorrect

How to Take a Self Portrait – PictureCorrect: "Although you might think that a photographer would love taking a self portrait, it’s actually one of the most difficult pictures to take. With self portraits you don’t have the advantage of looking through the lens and carefully composing your image, so it can be real tricky to get it right. But with that being said, there are a few important tips you can use to make taking your self portrait a whole lot easier."

'via Blog this'

Start to See Photographically In Six Easy Steps — digital-photography-school.com — Readability

Start to See Photographically In Six Easy Steps — digital-photography-school.com — Readability: "We are living in a time of unlimited free shutter clicks. This is both an advantage, and a disadvantage for you as a photographer. On one hand, the learning curve is faster, easier and definitely a lot cheaper. On the other hand, many photographers have a tendency to shoot without taking much care in their composition and rely on the occasional lucky shot."

'via Blog this'

Start to See Photographically In Six Easy Steps — digital-photography-school.com — Readability

Start to See Photographically In Six Easy Steps — digital-photography-school.com — Readability: "We are living in a time of unlimited free shutter clicks. This is both an advantage, and a disadvantage for you as a photographer. On one hand, the learning curve is faster, easier and definitely a lot cheaper. On the other hand, many photographers have a tendency to shoot without taking much care in their composition and rely on the occasional lucky shot."

'via Blog this'

Balancing Flash and Ambient Light Using an Incident Light Meter — digital-photography-school.com — Readability

Balancing Flash and Ambient Light Using an Incident Light Meter — digital-photography-school.com — Readability: "Why is an incident meter important for flash photography?
How often have you struggled trying to capture a well-exposed portrait in a dimly lit room or hall. "

'via Blog this'

How to calculate your cost of doing business — digital-photography-school.com — Readability

How to calculate your cost of doing business — digital-photography-school.com — Readability: "Cards on the table time. Math and I are not friends. Never have been. From those dreaded flash cards in elementary school to my scary geometry tutor in high school, math and I have always been at odds with each other. In college, when it was suddenly optional, I avoided the subject like the plague. Even in my professional life, I’ve managed to get a handle on what I need to know and not much else. Thankfully, this mutual disdain that the mathematical arts and I share, seems to have skipped a generation. My 12-year-old son is doing high school algebra this year, and has been instructed by my wife to never, EVER, ask me for help. Ever."

'via Blog this'

Natural Light Photography Tips – PictureCorrect — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability

Natural Light Photography Tips – PictureCorrect — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability:

'via Blog this'

30 Foul Weather Photos for Inspiration — digital-photography-school.com — Readability

30 Foul Weather Photos for Inspiration — digital-photography-school.com — Readability:

'via Blog this'

Tips for Setting up a Shot in Photography – PictureCorrect — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability

Tips for Setting up a Shot in Photography – PictureCorrect — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability: "Photo captured by Lena Bulgakova (Click Image to See More From Lena Bulgakova)

When you hear the word workflow, you automatically think about the editing process. However, there is a workflow when it comes to taking photographs too. It’s the few simple things you think about while getting ready to take your photographs."

'via Blog this'

Legal ins and outs — digital-photography-school.com — Readability

Legal ins and outs — digital-photography-school.com — Readability: "If you have ever done any kind event photography, weddings in particular, you already know how important it is to hire a second photographer. You’re trying to adequately photograph hundreds of people, often in multiple locations in the same venue. You’re good, but you’ve yet to master the finer points of time travel and being in two places at once."

'via Blog this'

Tips to Reduce Image Noise in Photography – PictureCorrect

Tips to Reduce Image Noise in Photography – PictureCorrect:

'via Blog this'

Winter Photography Tips | Helen Ogbourn Photography

Winter Photography Tips | Helen Ogbourn Photography: "Now that the temperature has dropped and there are rumours of snow in the weather forecast, I thought it was time to start preparing for some winter photography :) By the time it snows each winter I’ve forgotten all the things I learnt from the previous year, so this week I’ve been browsing the web for a few little refreshers and some fresh inspiration. "

'via Blog this'

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Understanding depth of field in photography

Understanding depth of field in photography: "If you are an aspiring amateur photographer who is trying to get your photos noticed, or just want people to say WOW when they look at your best shots, there are a few things that you can do that makes your shots stand out from snapshots and the everyday photo takers. One of the most important is understanding depth of field and using it to make photos that look taken by a pro."

'via Blog this'

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Stretch Your Boundaries: The 100 Strangers Project — www.digital-photo-secrets.com — Readability

Stretch Your Boundaries: The 100 Strangers Project — www.digital-photo-secrets.com — Readability: "Are you ready to stretch your creativity? Are you ready to step out of your comfort zone a little – or a lot? The 100 Strangers Project may be just the ticket. This project is just what it sounds like – an initiative to meet and photograph 100 complete strangers! The best way to take on a project this ambitious is to join an online learning group. The benefit is that you have a community of other photographers who are also photographing strangers to learn from and engage in discussion. You can take this journey with a group of like-minded folks and be involved in an amazing, collaborative project!"

'via Blog this'

Photography Tips for Taking Night Photos in the Disney Parks — www.chipandco.com — Readability

Photography Tips for Taking Night Photos in the Disney Parks — www.chipandco.com — Readability: "Disney Night photography is one of the hardest types of photography to master, especially when you don’t have control over the elements. I’ve been a professional photographer for more than three years now and am always learning new techniques and tricks to help perfect those night photos. Here are some basic tips to make your night photos better when visiting Disney World – for those with a regular digital camera and those with a dSLR."

'via Blog this'

Travel photography tips — www.cosmopolitan.co.uk — Readability

Travel photography tips — www.cosmopolitan.co.uk — Readability: "1 The magic hour: There's a short window of time every day in good or bad weather when the fading daylight balances beautifully with the artificial lights of the city. You’ll need to steady your camera to avoid blurring but you can experiment with manual controls to create trails from moving lights such as headlights."

'via Blog this'

Role of Light and Illumination in Photography — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability

Role of Light and Illumination in Photography — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability: "Light and illumination are the basics of photography. The very word “photography” comes from two Greek words, phos meaning light, and graphis meaning drawing. Hence, photography can be described as “drawing with light”. As we start the lesson, I want to wish you a pleasant and illuminating session!"

'via Blog this'

How to Take Better Pictures for Beginner Photographers – PictureCorrect — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability

How to Take Better Pictures for Beginner Photographers – PictureCorrect — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability: "Photography can be a fun and exciting activity for all who have a passionate interest in learning some of the fundamentals of the use of their camera. I have done photography from the time I was perhaps five or six years old watching my father shoot then do his own black and white darkroom work in which I participated in, on a regular basis. I am a Photographer and Illustrator and have a keen interest in the medium from both a business and a teaching standpoint."

'via Blog this'

Nightscapes: Photographing the City at Night — digital-photography-school.com — Readability

Nightscapes: Photographing the City at Night — digital-photography-school.com — Readability: "The idea of taking photographs at night can be counterintuitive to the novice photographer. After all, photography is an art, a craft, a technology that is wholly built on light. Film or digital, it doesn’t matter: we need light to make a photograph—it is as simple as that."

'via Blog this'

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Black And White Photography: Open Your Eyes To A Different Reality — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability

Black And White Photography: Open Your Eyes To A Different Reality — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability: "Black and white photography is a rewarding and challenging field of artistic photography. Even people who don’t care about photography can find themselves drawn to a great black and white image. As a photographer, black and white can allow you to discover a whole new character in a familiar subject. For many digital photographers, black and white photography is nothing more than colour photography converted by software. It is a matter for your own judgement whether this is effective for your photographs."

'via Blog this'

Playing With Fire: Steel Wool Spinning in the Landscape — digital-photography-school.com — Readability

Playing With Fire: Steel Wool Spinning in the Landscape — digital-photography-school.com — Readability: "Focal length 21mm, shutter speed 15 seconds.

If you’ve been following my articles no doubt you have tried painting with light or using a wide-angle lens for landscape photography. You may have found some interesting ways to exploit the colour contrast between blue and orange and are definitely aware of the magical quality of the light during twilight."

'via Blog this'

Star Trail Photography Tips – PictureCorrect — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability

Star Trail Photography Tips – PictureCorrect — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability: "One of the lessons in the Photography Lab series I teach is a lesson on night photography, specifically shooting the stars. There are two essentials to know before going out to shoot stars your first time."

'via Blog this'

Timelapse Photography Tutorial — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability

Timelapse Photography Tutorial — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability: "We feature many timelapse photography projects here on Picture Correct, but rarely do we find such great examples of how they were made as we have with the Dustin Farrell‘s video that you can see below. Over the 17 minute explanation, Farrell generously shares with viewers the process he uses to capture the tens of thousands of images needed to complete a single timelapse film. Take a look:"

'via Blog this'

Long Exposure Photo — digital-photography-school.com — Readability

Long Exposure Photo — digital-photography-school.com — Readability: "So you have this idea for a photograph where you’ve smoothed out the water on a lake using a long exposure, but want to capture the wildlife swimming on said lake frozen in place – or something similar?  I had that same vision and I’m going to show you how I accomplished it below, so you can follow along."

'via Blog this'

Polaroid Cameras: A Look at Some of the Most Interesting — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability

Polaroid Cameras: A Look at Some of the Most Interesting — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability:

'via Blog this'

Sunday, November 17, 2013

How to do High-Speed Colored Powder Effects Photography — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability

How to do High-Speed Colored Powder Effects Photography — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability: "Seeing as our brains can only process images so quickly, we often find high-speed photography to be very intriguing because it captures something that our eyes and brain cannot process fast enough. High-speed photography freezes actions and movements, allowing you to view a single moment in time for as long as you wish. The more movement and actions you add, the more intriguing it becomes. In this video, photographer Evan Sharboneau shows you how to create high-speed powder photography using some easy-to-find products and a little creativity:"

'via Blog this'

iPhoto 2.0 for iOS review: Better speed, search, and sharing — www.techhive.com — Readability

iPhoto 2.0 for iOS review: Better speed, search, and sharing — www.techhive.com — Readability: "Between the radically updated look and feel of iOS 7 and the new features and emphasis of iPhoto 2.0 for iOS, it’s sometimes hard to determine where one ends and the other begins. On the one hand, the new iPhoto for iOS update shares many similar features and image editing concepts with the previous version. But it looks and functions so differently that even some old features feel new. And then there are a number of genuinely new features added to the app, which is universal for both iPhone and iPad."

'via Blog this'

How to Find Your Best Images With Lightroom 5’s Compare View — digital-photography-school.com — Readability

How to Find Your Best Images With Lightroom 5’s Compare View — digital-photography-school.com — Readability: "For decades photographers have faced the question of how to determine which of their images are the best. I’ve been through it all, from squinting at 35mm slides through a loupe on a lightbox, to creating contact sheets from negatives and marking the best with a red marker, to scanning negatives and slides through to the modern version of looking at Raw files on the camera’s LCD screen or in the various programs I have used over the last few years. Of those, there’s no doubt that Lightroom is one of the best for the task of comparing images and selecting the best ones."

'via Blog this'

How to Organize Photos in Adobe Lightroom — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability

How to Organize Photos in Adobe Lightroom — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability: "This article is for new Adobe Lightroom users as well as those who already have photographs stored on their computer and are looking for a better approach. Deciding how to store your photographs or improve the way you currently store your photographs requires a little knowledge and a plan.  In either case, the end game is the same: creating a file structure that works for you and streamlines your workflow.  The purpose of this article is to give you that knowledge and a roadmap to quickly get up to speed. In this article, we will:"

'via Blog this'

Experimenting with Product Photography — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability

Experimenting with Product Photography — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability: "Every genre of photography comes with its own set of challenges. But perhaps one of the most difficult genres is product photography. In product photography, every little detail matters. Every highlight, shadow, reflection, color, texture, everything. Hours and hours can be spent perfecting a product shot, and even more hours can be put in editing that shot. In this video, photographer Nick Fancher shows you some of his experiments with product photography. He guides you through his ideas, setup, execution, and results for three separate experiments in photographing a cologne bottle:"

'via Blog this'

Depth of field photography

Depth of field photography: "If you are an aspiring amateur photographer who is trying to get your photos noticed, or just want people to say WOW when they look at your best shots, there are a few things that you can do that makes your shots stand out from snapshots and the everyday photo takers. One of the most important is understanding depth of field and using it to make photos that look taken by a pro.

If you want your shots to stand out and you want people to love your work, understand Depth of field and learn to use it to make your shots great."

'via Blog this'

Thursday, November 14, 2013

How to Take a Great Selfie — www.digital-photo-secrets.com — Readability

How to Take a Great Selfie — www.digital-photo-secrets.com — Readability: "If you’ve been living in a tent on the tundra or under a rock in your backyard, you may not have heard the term “selfie.” In your defense, the term itself isn’t really that old – it was coined in 2005 as a way to describe a special kind of self-portrait. A selfie isn’t usually a carefully composed image of the photographer in his studio, taken with a tripod mounted camera on the timer setting (though it can be). “Selfie” usually refers to an image that is much more informal that that, generally taken with a digital camera or smart phone held at arm’s length, snapped on the fly and usually destined for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or some other form of social media"

'via Blog this'

22 Outstanding Self-Portraits — www.digital-photo-secrets.com — Readability

22 Outstanding Self-Portraits — www.digital-photo-secrets.com — Readability: "No doubt about it, self-portraits are an art form. It’s not just because of the logistics of setting up the shot and jumping into the frame, but also because, well, self-portraits are hard. A good self-portrait must be expressive without being pretentious, and that’s a fine line to walk. Not sure how to proceed? Check out this list of excellent self-portraits to see what has worked for other photographers."

'via Blog this'

Breathtaking Bridge Photos — www.digital-photo-secrets.com — Readability

Breathtaking Bridge Photos — www.digital-photo-secrets.com — Readability: "Whether you live in a big city or a rural area, there is bound to be a bridge nearby you could photograph. You may not live near one of those awe inspiring, famous bridges but almost any bridge has visual interest that is photograph worthy. If you are looking for new material, consider taking a drive to find a bridge. There is no “right” way to photograph a bridge, but there are definitely things to consider in terms of equipment, lighting, and composition. Read on for tips on breathtaking bridge photos."

'via Blog this'

Photographing Dogs — www.digital-photo-secrets.com — Readability

Photographing Dogs — www.digital-photo-secrets.com — Readability: "Dogs are considered man’s best friend for a reason. They ignore our greatest flaws, fawn over us, always show up regardless of the circumstances, and their favorite activity, outside of eating, is staring up at us with that love drunk gaze. The world would be a better place if we could just all be the person our dog thinks we are!"

'via Blog this'

How To Use EXIF Information To Take Better Photos — www.digital-photo-secrets.com — Readability

How To Use EXIF Information To Take Better Photos — www.digital-photo-secrets.com — Readability: "As a beginning photographer, it’s a good idea to learn about all of the different aperture, shutter speed, focal length, and ISO settings that contribute to a great picture. You want to know how all of these variables work together to create the final product you present to your audience. That’s why today’s digital camera models are so incredibly useful. They actually save all of this information every time you take a photo in a separate part of your image file known as the photo’s EXIF information."

'via Blog this'

flash photography tips and tricks — www.youtube.com — Readability

flash photography tips and tricks — www.youtube.com — Readability:

'via Blog this'

57 Fabulous Bird Images — digital-photography-school.com — Readability

57 Fabulous Bird Images — digital-photography-school.com — Readability: "Birds provide a wonderful opportunity for photographers to practice their skills. So today we thought we’d put together a bit of an image collection that feature them in the hope of inspiring some of you to get out and photograph some of our feathered friends (if you do take some great bird photos please share them in comments below). Click each image to find out more about the author and see it at full resolution."

'via Blog this'

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Five Habits Photographers Should Learn — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability

Five Habits Photographers Should Learn — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability: "Photography is an art, similar to drawing or painting. There will always be those that are naturally gifted in one media or the other, and the rest of us have to work out ways to keep up. One of the easiest ways to match excellent photographers shot for shot is by adapting a few of their common practices. Here are five habits of great photographers, in no particular order:"

'via Blog this'

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Model Releases: What You Need to Know (With Samples) — digital-photography-school.com — Readability

Model Releases: What You Need to Know (With Samples) — digital-photography-school.com — Readability: "When I quit practicing law ten years ago, I knew I was trading in my briefcase for a camera bag and the courtroom for a studio, but I had no idea that contracts were still going to dominate so much of my time. The importance of the contract between you and your client is pretty much a given, but just as important– if not more– is the model release. If you’ve been shooting professionally for any period of time, you already know (I hope) that securing a model release from the people you photograph is of utmost importance."

'via Blog this'

Wide Angle Photography Hints And Tips — www.ephotozine.com — Readability

Wide Angle Photography Hints And Tips — www.ephotozine.com — Readability: "Although I confess to be a great fan of long lenses, as a landscape photographer wide-angle and ultra wide lenses simply cannot be ignored. Nikon's range of wide zooms are a mind-boggling array of optical choice. The one thing that is certain, you won't be disappointed whichever you choose."

'via Blog this'

For true panoramic images, toss this camera in the air. Seriously — news.cnet.com — Readability

For true panoramic images, toss this camera in the air. Seriously — news.cnet.com — Readability: "On Tuesday, Panono, a startup based in Berlin, launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise money to develop its throwable camera, a small, ball-shaped device built with 36 integrated lenses that is designed to capture a high-quality 360x360-degree image all at once."

'via Blog this'

Uncovering Artists Through Windows Themes - Wojciech Toman — www.7tutorials.com — Readability

Uncovering Artists Through Windows Themes - Wojciech Toman — www.7tutorials.com — Readability: "Wojciech Toman's photographs are full of lively colors that present nature in all its vivacious beauty. Originally from Warsaw, Poland, Wojciech is a passionate travel photographer who loves spectacular landscapes and HDR techniques. He was introduced to HDR techniques while working as a 3D graphics programmer for video games and is now a software developer by trade, currently part of the Photomatix Pro development team. Photomatix Pro is a photo editing software that he himself uses for most of his HDR photos. He also runs a successful photography blog and loves to share his knowledge and techniques through tutorials and free presets. To find out more about Wojciech and see the beautiful autumn mountain scenes he has chosen to share with us, check out his interview below."

'via Blog this'

More Tips on How to Take Sharp Photos – PictureCorrect

More Tips on How to Take Sharp Photos – PictureCorrect: "You can support your camera on a tree, a lamp post or something of this kind. But what’s next? What if you want more flexibility? Or if you want to position your camera more carefully? What if you want more portability? Then you must think about camera supports. You’re going to have to carry something with you. It all depends on if you just want some extra help when hand holding is difficult, or if you’re interested in really long exposures of seconds, minutes or even hours. Let’s look at some extra help first. But before we go further, it’s important to consider a couple of points:"

'via Blog this'

Monday, November 11, 2013

▶ Photography Tips for Photo Shoots - YouTube

▶ Photography Tips for Photo Shoots - YouTube: ""

'via Blog this'

▶ Portrait Photography Tips with Bella West FBIPP FRPS - YouTube

▶ Portrait Photography Tips with Bella West FBIPP FRPS - YouTube: ""

'via Blog this'

How To Save An Underexposed Photo Using Lightroom — digital-photography-school.com — Readability

How To Save An Underexposed Photo Using Lightroom — digital-photography-school.com — Readability: "Before we even get started I should make clear that this is to be used as a last resort effort to save a photograph that can’t possibly be retaken any time soon, not something we should make a habit out of. We all know that the best way to save an underexposed photograph is to simply pay attention to the histogram while taking photos and if it’s pushed all the way to the left adjust our settings and reshoot."

'via Blog this'

Photographer Nathan Johnson — kroskorner.wordpress.com — Readability

Photographer Nathan Johnson — kroskorner.wordpress.com — Readability: "When I made the decision to try the whole photography thing, I reached out to several photographers whose work I really admired.  I wanted to know how they became successful in the business.  I wanted to know everything they had to do to get there and more.  A lot of the photographers I reached out to are highly successful; photographers who shoot famous people like Michelle Obama, those who take photos for the broadway marquis, etc.  Naturally, I didn’t really expect responses from anyone.  To my surprise, several wrote back to me and a couple even invited me to visit their studios to speak with them."

'via Blog this'

Photography Tips: Black and White — travelwithintent.com — Readability

Photography Tips: Black and White — travelwithintent.com — Readability: "There are a couple of Black and White Photo Challenges that I enjoy participating in.  I thought I would share some of the tips I have found as I seek to improve my shots."

'via Blog this'

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Beauty in the Everyday: Weekly Photography Challenge — digital-photography-school.com — Readability

Beauty in the Everyday: Weekly Photography Challenge — digital-photography-school.com — Readability: "Yesterday I showcased an image collection of 30 fabulous photos of pencils in an attempt to show how sometimes the every day objects around us can provide photographic inspiration."

'via Blog this'

Digital Photography School — digital-photography-school.com — Readability

Digital Photography School — digital-photography-school.com — Readability: "If I walked into your yard and just started taking photos, would you call the police or would you just ignore it?

If you have a studio and I waltzed in with my camera and models and started shooting my latest and greatest session, would you have me removed immediately?"

'via Blog this'

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Composition Photography - Photography Tips - YouTube

Composition Photography - Photography Tips - YouTube: ""

'via Blog this'

The Brilliant Colors of Autumn Photography in 10 Photos — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability

The Brilliant Colors of Autumn Photography in 10 Photos — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability: "Autumn holds a unique window of opportunities for photographers – vibrant colors can transform an otherwise mundane scene into a blanket of red, yellow, and orange hues. Take a look at this little collection for inspiration!"

'via Blog this'

Using Steel Wool & Fireworks For Light Painted Portrait Photography — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability

Using Steel Wool & Fireworks For Light Painted Portrait Photography — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability: "Light painting is a well-loved technique in the photography community, but fashion photographer Clay Cook didn’t paint with LED lights in his recent fashion editorial photoshoot for NFocus Magazine, Louisville. He painted with fire."

'via Blog this'

Friday, November 8, 2013

30 Fabulous Photos of Pencils — digital-photography-school.com — Readability

30 Fabulous Photos of Pencils — digital-photography-school.com — Readability: "One challenge I love setting myself on such weekends when I’m trapped inside is to take an everyday item and to photograph it. Take the humble Pencil. It is something that most households would have… particularly those of us with kids. We probably see them every day – so why not make it the focus of your attention for the weekend."

'via Blog this'

Landscape Photography Tips Checklist — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability

Landscape Photography Tips Checklist — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability: "This article is a review of landscape photography tips and techniques I’ve covered before. Have you wondered why I’m going over previously covered ground? There are several reasons."

'via Blog this'

Autumn Photography: Tips and Techniques | Eccentric Chai

Autumn Photography: Tips and Techniques | Eccentric Chai: "Autumn foliage can happen in a blink. First you see green, then BAM! your streets are flooded with reds and oranges and browns and sometimes even purples. After that, it’s almost like another BAM! before your trees are bare and ready for winter. Therefore, it’s super important to get out there and shoot quick before the wind blows your fun away."

'via Blog this'

Daytime long exposure: photography tips for smoothing water and blurring skies | Digital Camera World

Daytime long exposure: photography tips for smoothing water and blurring skies | Digital Camera World: "Daytime long exposure photography is the landscape cliche that just won’t quit. Love them or loathe them, long-exposure landscape shots are here to stay, and judging by the amount of slow-motion seascapes in particular that are emailed to us each week, it’s clear that many of you love creating them as much as we do."

'via Blog this'

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Haunting Photos Of Abandoned Cities Around The World

Haunting Photos Of Abandoned Cities Around The World: "There are more abandoned cities than you’d think. But they’re also probably at least as creepy as you would imagine in your nightmares. Take a look at these ghost towns and get even more close and personal with Chernobyl Diaries, Now Playing."

'via Blog this'

Too beautiful to be real? 16 surreal landscapes found on Earth | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Too beautiful to be real? 16 surreal landscapes found on Earth | MNN - Mother Nature Network: "These bizarre locations may seem like a series of elaborate movie sets, but they are real destinations that you might want to see for yourself."

'via Blog this'

Focus Bracketing Technique: Never Miss a Shot — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability

Focus Bracketing Technique: Never Miss a Shot — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability: "When it comes to photography, the word “bracketing” can mean a lot of things. Essentially, it just refers to the practice of taking the same shot several times using different camera options, but it can be done in so many ways. By making so many different images of the same scene, you can then choose the most successful, or in some cases, blend them all together (this is how HDR photography is done). "

'via Blog this'

Focus Bracketing Technique: Never Miss a Shot – PictureCorrect

Focus Bracketing Technique: Never Miss a Shot – PictureCorrect: "When it comes to photography, the word “bracketing” can mean a lot of things. Essentially, it just refers to the practice of taking the same shot several times using different camera options, but it can be done in so many ways. By making so many different images of the same scene, you can then choose the most successful, or in some cases, blend them all together (this is how HDR photography is done). Bracketing your aperture – taking the same shot at f/4, f/5.6, and f/8, for example – gives varying depths of field, while bracketing your shutter speed produces different degrees of motion blur. Bracketing your overall exposure value creates both underexposed and overexposed photos. In this video, though, photographer Scott Morvay teaches us about focus bracketing – a much underdiscussed technique:"

'via Blog this'

Dynamic Range in the World of Photography – PictureCorrect

Dynamic Range in the World of Photography – PictureCorrect: "Look at something other than your computer screen for a moment and take note of the world around you. You should notice bright highlights and dark shadow areas without much of a problem. Film and digital sensors do not see as well as you do. The shadows and highlights may be quantified as numbers that represent the luminance of any scene."

'via Blog this'

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Depth of field photography

Depth of field photography: "What is depth of field

A simple definition of depth of field is, how much of the depth of your photo is in focus. Objects that are outside of the depth of field, that are closer or farther from the camera are blurred and out of focus. Depending on the setting on your camera, the amount of depth of field, the part in clear focus, can be from a fraction of an inch, to as far as you can see."

'via Blog this'

Olloclip 4-in-1 iPhone lens review: Creative possibilities times four — www.techhive.com — Readability

Olloclip 4-in-1 iPhone lens review: Creative possibilities times four — www.techhive.com — Readability: "The iPhone’s camera is plenty capable on its own, but a few well-chosen accessories can make a huge difference, especially if you want to get fancy. Even a cheap little tripod allows you to experiment with time-lapse images, for example. A remote shutter lets you take selfies from clear across the room, and a specially designed waterproof case even lets you shoot underwater"

'via Blog this'

The 100 Strangers Project - Digital Photography School — digital-photography-school.com — Readability

The 100 Strangers Project - Digital Photography School — digital-photography-school.com — Readability: "Taking the portrait of a person whom you’ve just met moments before is one of the most exciting—and in the beginning, unnerving—experiences you can have as a photographer. It’s also one of the most rewarding."

'via Blog this'

Beginner photography tips: common mistakes with exposure and colour — www.digitalcameraworld.com — Readability

Beginner photography tips: common mistakes with exposure and colour — www.digitalcameraworld.com — Readability: "In our latest Shoot Like A Pro series we take an in-depth look at some of the most common problems that plague new photographers and explain some simple methods and jargon-free beginner photography tips for avoiding them. This week we turn our attention to exposure and colour, and investigate some of the reasons why your pictures might not look the way you want them to."

'via Blog this'

Basic Lighting in Photography: Tips for Indoor Photography

Basic Lighting in Photography: Tips for Indoor Photography: "1. Basic Lighting in Photography Lighting Tips for Indoor Photography
2. Setting the Scene Lighting is one of the most important aspects of photography. When you’re shooting indoors – unless you have very strong light – you will likely need a little help via flashes or external light sources. If you’re confused as to which type of light you should use and when, this presentation is for you. For more tips, check out this blog post."

'via Blog this'

▶ 1- Digital Camera Photo Photography Tips How to Make Money BYSomy - YouTube

▶ 1- Digital Camera Photo Photography Tips How to Make Money BYSomy - YouTube: ""

'via Blog this'

HDR Darkroom 2 — www.everimaging.com — Readability

HDR Darkroom 2 — www.everimaging.com — Readability: "Sophisticated HDR Technology HDR Darkroom 2 includes a range of advanced HDR technologies, including Alignment technology, Ghost Reduction technology, Noise Reduction, and Local/Global Tone Mapping technology to help you easily produce spectacular images at the fastest speeds available today. Click here to learn more about our sophisticated HDR technologies."

'via Blog this'

HDR Photography Basics and How to Get Started — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability

HDR Photography Basics and How to Get Started — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability: "High dynamic range photography is still in its infancy as an art form, but it’s becoming more and more popular every day."

'via Blog this'

Monday, November 4, 2013

5 Adorable Pet Photos [and How to Make your Shots even Cuter] — digital-photography-school.com — Readability

5 Adorable Pet Photos [and How to Make your Shots even Cuter] — digital-photography-school.com — Readability: "Want to get photos of your pet that will make everyone say “aaawwww”? Here are five of my top tips for capturing cuteness."

'via Blog this'

Selfie secrets: Tips for taking photos of yourself — www.gastongazette.com — Readability

Selfie secrets: Tips for taking photos of yourself — www.gastongazette.com — Readability: "Social media is all about selfies these days. These self-taken photos, often shot using the front-facing option on camera phones, have become a visual way for people to express themselves and show off their surroundings. And with easy upload options on smartphones, these pictures can be posted instantly to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and other networking sites. On Instagram alone, 98 million selfies are tagged, according to the Associated Press. With your photo out there for the world to see, better make sure it’s a good one. Here are a few tips for take the best selfie possible."

'via Blog this'

9 tips for finding the perfect angle in iPhone photography — www.idownloadblog.com — Readability

9 tips for finding the perfect angle in iPhone photography — www.idownloadblog.com — Readability: "One of the most important things determining the quality of a photo is the angle from which it was taken. Even if you have a really interesting subject and you follow the most important composition guidelines, you still need to find that unique and interesting angle to really make your photo shine."

'via Blog this'

10 Beach Photography Tips Digital Photography School — techlodia.com — Readability

10 Beach Photography Tips Digital Photography School — techlodia.com — Readability: "Shutterfly homepage - photo books, cards and stationery, prints, calendars, photo gifts, home decor, special offers, occasions Awesome service! i am new to photography and your site came highly recommended. good selection, easy and quick checkout, fast shipping. i couldn't be happier. Rocktheshotforum.com | take your photography and business to the next level with our photography forum, led by leading photographers and online experts. online About.com photography is the place for photo lessons, tips, contests, reviews, friendly forums, free desktop wallpapers, and much more. 10 Beach Photography Tips Digital Photography School."

'via Blog this'

How to Use Bulb Mode on a Camera — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability

How to Use Bulb Mode on a Camera — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability: "There is a special setting on all DSLR cameras that allows the photographer to go beyond the longest automatic shutter speed setting of 30 seconds. In fact, this special setting allows infinitely longs exposures to be made. This is the Bulb setting, or Bulb exposure mode."

'via Blog this'

Loop Lighting for Portrait Photography — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability

Loop Lighting for Portrait Photography — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability: "In previous articles, we began our study of lighting patterns for portrait photography with broad lighting, short lighting, and split lighting. Now let’s move on to loop lighting. In portrait photography, this lighting pattern tends to be one of the most popular. It is easy to set up and is flattering to most subjects’ facial types."

'via Blog this'

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Photography tips: shooting open spaces — travelwithintent.com — Readability

Photography tips: shooting open spaces — travelwithintent.com — Readability: "Wanderlust is one of my favourite travel magazines, so I was pleased to find these photography tips from them.  Given the current WordPress photo challenge theme of Horizon, I thought I’d share these with you all."

'via Blog this'

6 advantages of shooting in RAW — www.digital-photo-secrets.com — Readability

6 advantages of shooting in RAW — www.digital-photo-secrets.com — Readability: "Yes, RAW. I know you’ve heard of it, even if you’re not using it. It’s that sort-of intimidating format you hear so many other photographers swear by. If you’re filtering out most of the white noise you hear about shooting in RAW, what you’re probably getting is this: RAW is better. But why? And is it for you?"

'via Blog this'

Tips for Great Candlelight Photography — www.digital-photo-secrets.com — Readability

Tips for Great Candlelight Photography — www.digital-photo-secrets.com — Readability: "Want to create a romantic or dramatic mood in your next photo? Try candlelight as a lighting choice. Candle lit photos are absolutely beautiful when taken correctly. As this is a low light situation, there are some tricks to make sure your photos are correctly exposed. Read on for some tricks for taking great photos by candlelight."

'via Blog this'

Different Perspectives To Spice Up Your Photos — www.digital-photo-secrets.com — Readability

Different Perspectives To Spice Up Your Photos — www.digital-photo-secrets.com — Readability: "Perspective refers to the relationship of imaged objects in a photograph. Sounds exciting, right? Believe it or not it actually is! You probably do not give it much thought but every time you take a picture your camera is taking a three dimensional scene and creating a two dimensional image of it. Perspective is what gives a sense of depth and spatial relationships between the objects in your photograph. Just by putting a little thought and creativity into perspective you can dramatically improve the composition of your photos. Read on to discover what you can do as a photographer to try new perspectives in your composition and freshen up your photos"

'via Blog this'

Shooting with RAW Settings in Photography — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability

Shooting with RAW Settings in Photography — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability: "Many cameras now offer the option to save captured photos in the RAW file format. RAW capture brings with it an extra processing step. This step requires converting the RAW image data to a format that is more easily edited with programs such as Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. What you need to explore is the impact that shooting RAW has on digital-only camera characteristics. First, look at the RAW format a little more closely."

'via Blog this'

Tips for Holding a Camera — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability

Tips for Holding a Camera — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability: "Depending on the type of camera you have, there are some basic techniques required to ensure that you have a stable platform on which to start taking your photos. If you have a compact camera and are using an LCD as a viewfinder, you may find it hard to believe, but holding your camera still will be more difficult than using a bridge camera or a DSLR. This is due to the fact that compact cameras are so small and light."

'via Blog this'

Fall Foliage Photography Tips — www.itsjustlight.com — Readability

Fall Foliage Photography Tips — www.itsjustlight.com — Readability: "This shot was photographed using a Canon T3i and a Canon 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro Lens used wide open to produce a very shallow depth of field and nice, creamy bokeh."

'via Blog this'

10 Tips for Landscape Photographers — digital-photography-school.com — Readability

10 Tips for Landscape Photographers — digital-photography-school.com — Readability: "“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.” – Ansel Adams.

So many times I have pointed my camera at a landscape simply because it was there and looked beautiful. This was a a trap. I had been lured me into believing that simply taking the photograph was worthwhile in itself. All I had done was hold a mirror up to nature. I had not made the photograph. The image made no statement and expressed nothing about my own perspective."

'via Blog this'

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Photography Friday: iPhone Photography Tips — www.craftsy.com — Readability

Photography Friday: iPhone Photography Tips — www.craftsy.com — Readability: "My iPhone is a powerful tool in my arsenal of cameras, mostly because it’s always with me! Knowing its capabilities and best uses allows me to get some shots that I’ll actually keep, making it a great tool for on-the-fly photography. At 8 megapixels, we are talking about files that could be printed fairly large, opening up some new uses for a camera phone."

'via Blog this'

11 Easy Photography Tips For Taking Snapshots of Flowers in Your Garden - News - Bubblews

11 Easy Photography Tips For Taking Snapshots of Flowers in Your Garden - News - Bubblews: "I'm calling it snapshots instead of photos because anyone can take beautiful photos - oops, I mean snapshots - of flowers in their garden if they use a few simple photography tips. One doesn't need to have the latest camera or zoom lens, or be a professional photographer, either."

'via Blog this'

Bugs Eye View: Weekly Photography Challenge — digital-photography-school.com — Readability

Bugs Eye View: Weekly Photography Challenge — digital-photography-school.com — Readability: "This week your photographic challenge is to take and share a photo (or photos) with the theme of ‘bugs eye view’."

'via Blog this'

Wide-angle Lenses and the Landscape — digital-photography-school.com — Readability

Wide-angle Lenses and the Landscape — digital-photography-school.com — Readability: "Wide-angle lenses are ideal for landscape photography:

They have more depth of field at any given aperture setting and camera to subject distance than telephotos. It is simple to stop down and obtain front to back sharpness."

'via Blog this'

10 Expert Tips for Aspiring Landscape Photographers — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability

10 Expert Tips for Aspiring Landscape Photographers — www.picturecorrect.com — Readability: "Surrounded by the beauty of nature, many photographers experience a longing to capture those stunning vistas, towering mountains and waterfalls, decorated valleys, and quiet pools, alive with light and color. Unfortunately, after photographing landscapes, many photographers often experience a startling sense of defeat when the images turn out to be shapeless, emotionless and otherwise amateur in post-processing."

'via Blog this'

Finding Inspiration — www.digital-photo-secrets.com — Readability

Finding Inspiration — www.digital-photo-secrets.com — Readability: "It’s called “creative block”, and it’s an ugly beast. All artists complain of it at some point in their lives, even great ones. It can happen to you when you’re immersed in the doldrums of an uninteresting routine, or it can happen to you when you’re standing in the Mongolian grasslands during the Festival of Naadam. Creative block doesn’t discriminate, so you need to have an arsenal of tools at hand to fend it off when it decides to make you its next victim."

'via Blog this'

Matching the Production Style to the Image - High Energy Means High Contrast — digital-photography-school.com — Readability

Matching the Production Style to the Image - High Energy Means High Contrast — digital-photography-school.com — Readability: "The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop from the Lightroom Workshop Collection v5.  The Lightroom Preset System is designed to take you from Ordinary to Extraordinary photos in just a few seconds and clicks within Lightroom 4 and Lightroom 5."

'via Blog this'

4 Ways You Could Be Making Better Use of Your Smartphone Camera — www.makeuseof.com — Readability

4 Ways You Could Be Making Better Use of Your Smartphone Camera — www.makeuseof.com — Readability: "How often do you use your smartphone camera? With every new model that comes out, it seems like camera quality is often a huge selling point. But do you take advantage of those advancements? There are a lot of neat uses for that camera you carry around everywhere regardless of whether it’s the latest and greatest or three years old."

'via Blog this'

4 Ways You Could Be Making Better Use of Your Smartphone Camera — www.makeuseof.com — Readability

4 Ways You Could Be Making Better Use of Your Smartphone Camera — www.makeuseof.com — Readability: "How often do you use your smartphone camera? With every new model that comes out, it seems like camera quality is often a huge selling point. But do you take advantage of those advancements? There are a lot of neat uses for that camera you carry around everywhere regardless of whether it’s the latest and greatest or three years old."

'via Blog this'

Friday, November 1, 2013

How to Retouch Shiny Skin in Portraits: Photoshop Tutorial – PictureCorrect

How to Retouch Shiny Skin in Portraits: Photoshop Tutorial – PictureCorrect: "It’s becoming common practice to retouch the imperfections and blemishes that are found on everyone’s faces and skin. However, it’s sometimes easy to get carried away in editing and before you know it, your subject begins to look plastic and barely resembles their actual look. In the video below,  Lee Varis, explains the process he uses to edit portraits and help tone down shiny skin to make a portrait just right. Take a look:"

'via Blog this'

The 10 Golden Rules of Wildlife Photography – PictureCorrect

The 10 Golden Rules of Wildlife Photography – PictureCorrect: "Generally speaking, people give close attention to good quality work. A good craftsman is appreciated; his skill, creativity and professionalism exude quality. Photographing wildlife is no different; the successful photographer must give attention to every aspect of his craft and treat it professionally. The following golden rules provide a strong foundation:"

'via Blog this'
<