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Using Your Camera's Histogram to Take Better Digital Photographs - Envato Tuts+ Design & Illustration Tutorial. The histogram is one of the best ways to check for accurate exposure in the camera, and yet it's underused by many photographers.

Using Your Camera's Histogram to Take Better Digital Photographs - Envato Tuts+ Design & Illustration Tutorial

Use this tutorial to learn to use histograms in-camera and as part of further Photoshop processing. 1. Understand What the Histogram Represents. Using Your Camera's Histogram to Take Better Digital Photographs. The designer's guide to image compression. Whether you're a designer working for print, the web or TV and film, image compression is a necessary tool that you'll use on a daily basis.

The designer's guide to image compression

Without it, we'd be emailing files that take up hundreds of megabytes, trying to send large files would take hours, your landing page would never appear, and browsing the web would be like walking through treacle. All modern design tools have complex built-in image compression algorithms that abstract the decision-making process from designers.

But having a clear understanding of how and why image files are compressed can help ensure your output is accurate and reproduces as you intended. Here we'll walk you through the basic terms and concepts of image compression that all designers need to know, then look at some of the more useful tools on the market to help you out. 01. Once you’ve been working with images for a while, you’ll understand there are two fundamental types of image: bitmap and vector. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. Step 1 Step 2. Lighting Ratios and Incident Metering Demystified. The term "lighting ratio" is a quantitative measure of the difference between two light sources, or the amount of light reflection from the highlight and shadow sides of the face.

Lighting Ratios and Incident Metering Demystified

Graduating a highlight using the Inverse Square Law. Expert photography blogs, tip, techniques, camera reviews - Adorama Learning Center. The Inverse Square Law of Light. A simple explanation by Karl Taylor. Inverse square law (Omgekeerde kwadraten wet) Off-Camera Metering with Steve Sint. 9 camera cleaning mistakes photographers make (and how to avoid them) Keep your camera gear in top condition by avoiding these 9 common cleaning mistakes. 1.

9 camera cleaning mistakes photographers make (and how to avoid them)

Failing to dry and clean immediately Even if you have a weather- and dust-proof camera it’s best to dry and clean it as soon as possible after it’s got damp or dusty. In the first instance use a soft lint-free cloth to dab it dry and soak up as much moisture as possible. Then use a brush, or a dry cloth to brush or wipe off any dirt and dust. Understand what is Aperture in photographic basic. DIY: Noticeably Improve Your Macro Photography with a Cheap Plastic Cup. Hand-held macro photography presents a lot of challenges, but three of the most prevalent are: subject movement, camera shake, and harsh shadows.

DIY: Noticeably Improve Your Macro Photography with a Cheap Plastic Cup

Fortunately, you don’t have to carry around a bunch of gear to solve these issues. In fact, a cheap plastic cup will do the trick all by itself! Digital Photography 1 on 1: Episode 57: Rear Curtain Sync: Adorama Photography TV. 100+ Creative Photography Ideas: Techniques, Compositions and Mixed Media Approaches. Students taking high school photography qualifications such as A Level Photography or NCEA Level 3 Photography often search the internet looking for tips, ideas and inspiration.

100+ Creative Photography Ideas: Techniques, Compositions and Mixed Media Approaches

This article contains well over 100 creative techniques and mixed media approaches that Fine Art / Photography students may wish to use within their work. It showcases student and artist examples along with brief descriptions of the techniques that have been used.

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Nachtfotografie. Luminance: Michael Muller. Zonesysteem. Photographing 2-Dimensional Artwork. Four Flash Photography Basics we must know - Inverse Square Law. Flash Photography Basics, an Introduction The reason to use flash is of course that flash is very bright (and very fast) for easy camera exposure.

Four Flash Photography Basics we must know - Inverse Square Law

In comparison, the brightest light bulbs are dim for photography, not near sunlight bright. Without flash, even well lighted rooms will suffer from long slow shutter speeds, or high ISO, or both. Light bulbs can be fine for still life photography, when a one second shutter is no problem, but which is unacceptable for pictures of people, who tend to move. Flash also allows us to create the lighting, to be like we want it, to place flash wherever we want them, and to be made soft as we might desire, etc. Flash photography is many things. In short summary, the major points, the really big deal about flash, is: The intensity of any near light source (flash or continuous) falls off fast with distance (inverse square law). Flash is just a light that we can aim. HDR and Flash for Real Estate Photography. Lights, camera, nostalgia! The rebirth of Studio Harcourt.

[Fstoppers Original] What Is Lens Diffraction And When Does Diffraction Happen? If you are like me then you might not always get caught up in some of the super technical aspects of photography.

[Fstoppers Original] What Is Lens Diffraction And When Does Diffraction Happen?

One aspect of photography I recently investigated was the loss of sharpness caused by Diffraction. Last night while playing with the new Nikon D800 camera I examined lens diffraction and how diffraction can seriously affect the sharpness of your photography. One thing that always blew my mind in science class was when my professors told me light can act both as a particle and as a wave (quantum physics was never my strong suit). When described as a wave, light usually travels in a straight line but can also bend when passing through or around objects.

When light travels through your camera's lens and through a large aperture, light doesn't bend or disperse all that much. Tips for Phone/Tablet Art Photography. Self-portrait by Sebastian Michaels – Click to enlarge How to Hone Your Artistic Skills While Creating Great Images on a Smart Phone or Tablet by Sebastian Michaels [guest post] It’s a new world out there.

Tips for Phone/Tablet Art Photography

The art being created today by serious “iPhoneographers” rivals (and often surpasses) easily 90% of anything I’ve ever seen created with Photoshop. Basics of Metering. How to Photograph a chrome faced watch with a reflective body and strap. Disclaimer (yeah this is where I cop out!)

How to Photograph a chrome faced watch with a reflective body and strap

This shot was produced merely as an exercise, and not for a client or the watch manufacturer. Honestly – had it been for a client It would of been a re-shoot due to some of the issues I came across. More about those later.. Exposure Compensation. I believe I have a reasonably secure understanding of exposure – i.e. use and relevance of ISO, aperture and shutter speed – and the purpose of and when to use exposure compensation. Nowadays, I use the histogram to act as a guide to exposure – as I don’t have ‘LiveView’ this is a retrospective action when I review the shot on the back of the camera. Nevertheless, I can see what’s going on and can make another exposure if I believe my first attempt is not right.

Exposure Compensation. Exposure compensation. For the first six months of my relationship with my Canon 40D SLR, I did not know a quick way to correct exposure. I would take a photo that was too dark or too light, and I would start fumbling around with the f-stop and/or shutter speed to correct it and by that time my subject was in the kitchen eating lunch. I'd shrug my shoulders and set my camera down. Then! I discovered the wonderful little secret that is exposure compensation. This handy little feature has made picture-taking a million times easier. Exposure Compensation: Manual Shooting Without Being In Manual. How to create a chill effect on bottles. Expert photography blogs, tips, techniques, camera reviews - Adorama Learning Center. Evolving Beauty, Eric Boutilier-Brown. From 1991 to 2005, my main camera was always a large format camera.

Also know as a view camera, a large format camera makes images on individual sheets of film (as opposed to 35mm and medium cameras, which use film formed into a long roll, with multiple exposures made on the roll before it is fully exposed). The main reasons for using large format cameras (also called view cameras) is the film size and the camera movements. Most people who use large format cameras use 4"x5” cameras - these have a good balance between size, flexibility and expense. I used a 4"x5” view camera consistantly from 1991 to 2001. Between 2001 and 2005, I worked exclusively with an 8"x10” large format camera. Toepassingen van een tilt-shift lens. Using Tilt-Shift Lenses to Control Perspective. Tilt shift lenses enable photographers to transcend the normal restrictions of depth of field and perspective. Many of the optical tricks these lenses permit could not otherwise be reproduced digitally—making them a must for certain landscape, architectural and product photography.

The first part of this tutorial addresses the shift feature, and focuses on its use for in digital SLR cameras for perspective control and panoramas. The second part focuses on using tilt shift lenses to control depth of field. Shift movements enable the photographer to shift the location of the lens's imaging circle relative to the digital camera sensor. This means that the lens's center of perspective no longer corresponds the the image's center of perspective, and produces an effect similar to only using a crop from the side of a correspondingly wider angle lens.

Tilt movements enable the photographer to tilt the plane of sharpest focus so that it no longer lies perpendicular to the lens axis. My Photo Lesson; TCM Productions; Tom Moore. Zil Fotografie MBO niveau 2. LR/Enfuse for InteriorsPhotographer's Toolbox. You may have seen the me mention this photo in a previous post. The shot is taken using ambient light only, and yet everything is well exposed from the forground table right through to the back of the room.

Normally we would expect most of the room to fall into shadow due to the high constrast difference between the window-lit table and the shaded corridor; so how was this avoided? Well, it was easy actually. How to Pre-Visualize like Ansel Adams - The concept of previsualization in photography is where the photographer can see the final print before the image has been captured. Ansel Adams dedicates the beginning of his first book to previsualization, and is often quoted as saying “Visualization is the single most important factor in photography”. Understanding then the significance of this approach is of high value for photographers of all kinds, as it has the potential to unlock greater creative vision, and give greater control (and predictability) over the print process. The writing of Ansel Adams is often times a bit abstract for the layman, if not highly complex.

I have attempted to consolidate some of his thoughts on previsualization, and I hope to explain in plain english how you can incorporate his ideas into practical terms. Let’s start at the beginning. Related Article. LR/Enfuse - Blend Multiple Exposures Together in Adobe Lightroom. How To Use A Light Meter (Part 1) Dynamic Range - NYIP Photo Articles. Determining Exposure. Spot-Metering: Reading Adams in Reverse Direction. What is the connection between exposure and raw converters? Or, to put it another way, why consider exposure on this site? For that, there are two reasons. First, we would like to discuss various photography-related topics. Advanced Concepts DSC-F717. Revisiting The Zone System… or, How I Learned To Love My Light Meter Again.

Photographs © George A. Jardine Back in the fall of 1972, my very first photo-school assignment for Commercial Photography 101 was entitled An Industrial Interior. A simplified zone system for making good exposures. Workflow Technique #118. Scheimpflug / Plane of focus. Tutorials. Luminance: Amy Dresser. Spotlight. How to Photograph a Painting.