1. Don’t worry about the camera so much, just take the damn photo. 2. Ditch the zoom lens and screw on some primes 3. Carry your camera gear in a messenger bag (it makes your camera & lenses easier to access). 4. Go for the candid look. 5. Go for the shock factor. 6. Smile often.
We all know that composition is important to keep in mind when taking a photo, and it’s just as important to think about composition when you’re designing a photo book layout. Here are my five top tips for designing good photo book layouts.
As the summer begins (in the North Hemisphere) the beach and coastal areas become an attractive place to shoot. In this small article I've compiled ten useful tips to shoot coastal scenes or as some photographers call them seascapes.
I love how Benjamin Von Wong approaches each of his projects with a loads of creativity and enthusiasm. You just know that he's always trying something new and in his latest project - The Red Mistress, he proves it yet again!
In classical portraiture there are several things you need to control and think about to make a flattering portrait of your subjects, including: lighting ratio, lighting pattern, facial view, and angle of view.
So you’ve finally graduated from taking photos with a compact, and have your grubby little paws on a fantastic digital single-lens reflex. All good and well, but why don’t your pictures come out as fantastic as some of the ones you see on Flickr?
Men are usually less comfortable in process of being photographed, so it’s important to get him to be at ease with the process in order to get good results.
It is always a good idea to prepare before the photo shoot. Just one more peace of advice – involve your subject in the process! He will feel more confident knowing the plan, what he has to “do” and what kind of outcome is expected. Showing this kind of posing cheat sheet to your model is indeed a very good way to prepare your subject for a photo shoot and make him feel more relaxed and confident at the same time.
If you ever run out of ideas, get stuck in creativity or simply need some guidance when shooting female subjects, you may use following posing samples as a “posing cheat sheet”. Many pro photographers use such a technique when preparing for and during the photo shoot. The poses in this article are selected as initial reference. I would advise to look at the poses together with your subject, especially if she’s inexperienced. During a photo shoot don’t hesitate to discuss with the subject which pose is or isn’t working in any particular situation. It’s usually very productive and you both will feel more confident in what you are doing.
"Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 offers an impressive list of features, the vast majority of which will be familiar to those who explored the previously-released public beta Adobe made available in January.
These include a completely new book-creation module, expanded support for video, soft proofing capability, and geo-tagging of still and video images via a Google Maps-powered module. Image editing tools have also been significantly updated, with a new process version (PV2012) that includes a reworking of the Basic panel controls and new localized editing options..."
Our retina is build with rods and cones. Rods offer much better night vision, but far less color sensitivity than cones. Since our eyes have to keep a fixed exposure time, this is nature’s elegant trade off.
Our cameras work the same at all times. To compensate for lower light, we increase exposure time, a luxury the human eye cannot afford.
Our camera is capable of recording colors invisible to us, as the color sensitivity of the camera does not change with exposure.
This results in photographs that look brilliant and much better than we see the world at night...
Before I got my iPhone I had a Nokia phone with a pretty good camera on it… apparently… but I never really used it much because it had such a long lag on it from clicking the shutter to the picture making it to the phone that it irritated the willies out of me… talk about a way to make you not inspired to shoot with a phone!
1. Hold the phone like you would a camera
2. Don’t zoom in with the zoom on the camera, zoom in with your feet
Employing long exposure photography techniques is a great way to create an image that makes others go “Wow!”.
If you’re unfamiliar with long exposure photography the major ingredient needed is low light conditions, which will require your camera to expose for longer periods of time. In fact it’s even possible to use filters to reduce the amount of light that comes through your lens so as to produce long exposures even during the brightest times of day.
Long exposures enable photographers to create an abstracted or surreal visual experience as opposed to reproducing a scene as we might see with our naked eye. In this regard long exposures allow you to artistically create something from a subject or scene that might otherwise seem ordinary with more standard photographic techniques. With that in mind here are 5 tips to transform your photography with long exposures:
I find waterfalls fascinating. I’m not sure whether it’s the wonder at the sheer force power of the falling water or the thought that this natural phenomenon has been carving it’s way through the rock for thousands of years, but I can’t help but be captivated by them. I can never resist photographing them! Hopefully guide and equip you to making a start in waterfall photography.
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