Since the introduction of Photoshop CS2, Adobe’s image editing software has shipped with the ability to easily merge a series of photographs into a panorama. Often, it is incredibly simple: once you have the images you want to stitch together, it only takes a few clicks to produce the blended panorama.
Over the last few weeks we’ve been looking at different elements of exposure and how to move out of the ‘Auto’ mode on your digital camera. We’ve looked at Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISOand have discovered what each of them is and what impact changing them will have on your images.
Recently while surfing through some shots on Flickr I came across the shot above – taken by CT Pham (aka Phamster on Flickr).
The shot was eye catching and an interesting portrait and under it was a description of how it was taken with a link to see some behind the scenes shot. I messaged CT Pham to see if he’d be willing for us to share it on dPS and he agreed. Here’s the behind the scenes info. I’d love to see some shots inspired by this in comments below!
You’ve been reading their articles for months or years, have you ever wondered “Who are the photographers who write for DPS”? We thought it would be a good time to introduce them to you through a series of interviews. No worries, Darren will get his turn too.
Many factors play a part in image sharpness, not the least of which is the lens. Most of us who ever pick up a camera judge our images, at least in part, on overall sharpness. Before you go out and plunk down some hard earned cash on that top of the line pro-level lens you’ve been drooling over, think about these steps you can take with the lenses you already own to get sharper images.
Episode II takes a look at a small collection of explorers from across the pond in America and Canada, focusing on their participation and experiences within their local and global exploring community.
When framing a landscape shot one of the types of environmental features that many photographers look for and like to incorporate in their shots is converging lines.
We’ve talked previously about how lines have the potential to add interest to an image – but multiple lines that converge together (or come close to one another) can be a great technique to lead your viewers eye into a shot.
Evan Leeson is a digital strategist who works on environmental issues. He is also a semi-pro photographer and optics buff who enjoys the short-cycle creative outlet of taking and processing images and sharing them with friends. I’ve been following Evan’s work for a long time and have found many of his images mind-blowing, like this particular set of his wet grass photos
The “Rule of Thirds” one of the first things that budding digital photographers learn about in classes on photography and rightly so as it is the basis for well balanced and interesting shots.
I will say right up front however that rules are meant to be broken and ignoring this one doesn’t mean your images are necessarily unbalanced or uninteresting. However a wise person once told me that if you intend to break a rule you should always learn it first to make sure your breaking of it is all the more effective!
Liquid Image has just announced its new Explorer Series 8.0MP underwater camera mask. Allowing users to record underwater footage without having to carry a separate waterproof camera, the Liquid Image Explorer Series 8.0MP model 304 records VGA video at 30 frames per second and has the added ability of taking eight-megapixel stills. Depth rated to 15 feet, the camera comes with two AAA batteries and retails for £79.99.
was flicking through my camera’s menu today and came across a little graph labeled ‘histogram’. What is it and should I take any notice of it? Is there such a thing as the ideal histogram? What should we be aiming for?” – Brent
Of the images I brought back from a trip to Utah’s Canyonlands and Arches National Parks this past Fall, the one above recieved the most comments and requests for info. For starters, this is a shot of Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, which is famous for the fact that the bottom of the arch glows from reflected sunlight just after sunrise on most mornings. Most shots look like this:
Last week we shared a tutorial and image collection on taking beautiful Christmas Bokeh images which got shared around the web like crazy. As a followup we thought it might be fun to share a collection of a different type of Christmas image – those that include some aspect of Light Painting.
Backgrounds present both opportunities and challenges to photographers. On the one hand they can put a subjects in context and make it stand out in a way that highlights it wonderfully – but on the other hand backgrounds can overwhelm subjects and distract from them.
In the previous articles in this posing guide series we looked individually at posing female subjects, posing male subjects and posing children (there are links to the full series of posing guides below). In those individual person portraits the main subject was a single person and her or his personality. In comparison, couple photography is more about connection, interaction and above all – feelings between two people. And most probably those are very deep and passionate feelings, which makes couple photography so delightful and positive.
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