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How to Shoot Light Trails. One of the first subjects that I remember trying to capture as a teenager with my first SLR camera (film) was light trails created by cars on a busy road near my home.

How to Shoot Light Trails

I’d seen this type of shot in a photography magazine and was impressed by the eye catching results. Tips for Getting Proper Exposure for Night Photography. Exposure settings for this shot: Shutter speed of 4 seconds; aperture at f/5.6; ISO 400.

Tips for Getting Proper Exposure for Night Photography

Night photography can be much more rewarding than photography during the day. How to Get the Best Results from Ultra-Wide Lenses - Digital Photography School. These days, most kit lenses on consumer DSLRs are wide-angle. 18mm on an APS-C sensor camera (or 27mm in old 35mm speak) is wide enough for most occasions.

How to Get the Best Results from Ultra-Wide Lenses - Digital Photography School

Ultra-wide angle lenses are those that are shorter than 16mm in focal length. It is here that we’ll strike new creative possibilities and new obstacles. On cropped sensor lenses, a 30-35mm focal length provides what we call a ‘normal’ Field of View, which is roughly equivalent to what the human eye takes in. At 18mm, the Field of View is almost twice as wide and you can cram lots of things into the frame. How to Avoid Loss of Your Digital Photos. By Mariam S Nowadays almost all photos are taken using various digital devices.

How to Avoid Loss of Your Digital Photos

In the era of paper photos, the main photo destructors were natural disasters like fires, and also such a phenomenon as discolouration. Modern digital photos face mainly the same dangers – fires, floods, and so on. Surprisingly, digital photos also have some equivalent to discoloration – degradation of a photo storage device over time. However, apart from these dangers inherited from paper predecessors, digital photos are subject to new specific dangers, for example: loss of photos due to a storage device failure. Generally speaking, there are three bottlenecks where you can lose photos – when taking photos, when transferring them, and in storage. #1 Loss of photos in camera Immediately after you have taken a photo there is only a single copy of it.

For example, you shoot a football match and then on the way home lightning hits your camera and all that was left was a pile of ashes. How to Simulate Tilt-Shift Lens Effects Using Lightroom. We’ve all at one point been enamoured by the effects produced by tilt-shift or PC (perspective control) lenses.

How to Simulate Tilt-Shift Lens Effects Using Lightroom

Even in wide-angle shots, the extremely narrow field of focus transforms the scene into a surreal miniature world. It can be hard to decipher whether it’s actually a close-up of a tiny model scene, or the result of the visual trickery that a tilt-shift lens can produce. The tilt-shift effect can be used on more than city street scenes. Use your imagination and be creative! Chart: Shutter Speed Selection With this Visual Calculator. Getting Your Foot in the Door as a Freelance Assignment Photographer. One of the biggest changes photography has seen over the last 10 years is in photojournalism and documentary photography.

Getting Your Foot in the Door as a Freelance Assignment Photographer

Some will see this change as good while others will see this change as bad. The improvements made to consumer DSLR cameras, lenses and editing software have opened the doors for many photography hobbyists to engage in documentary photography. Gone are the days when having a good camera and access to a darkroom separated the professional photographer from the amateur photographer. The playing field has been levelled and it is open season for anyone to take part. A Guide to Shooting Outdoors in Low Light Conditions. Shooting in low light, as with many other forms of photography, requires a bit of thought beforehand in order to get the most from the time you have.

A Guide to Shooting Outdoors in Low Light Conditions

First and foremost will be making sure you have the right equipment with you. Besides your camera and lenses, the top of the list of things you will need will be a tripod – the sturdier the better as exposures can get up to 30 seconds and sometimes even longer which is where even the slightest vibration or movement of the camera can ruin a shot. Other items that you can get by without but if you have them will be very helpful include: Remote release – these come in many forms including infra-red/wired/wireless. Digital-photography-school. A Set of Imaginative Images to Spark Your Creativity. This week’s theme seems to be all about sparking up the fires of creativity.

A Set of Imaginative Images to Spark Your Creativity

A few articles this week have touched on this theme including: So I dug around 500px and Flickr for some super creative and inspiring images to spur you into action. Enjoy! Please practice full precautions and safety measures if you plan on attempting fire spinning. I have done it and can tell you the steel wool molten, burning bits fly a long way! Editor’s note: Renee is a personal friend of mine, in fact she took my own headshot!

Ground Perspective II by Vadim Za on 500px. Don't Know What to Shoot? These 4 Photography Exercises Will Keep You Motivated. Whether you’re just getting into photography, or if you’ve been at it for years; you can keep yourself rejuvenated, and keep the creative juices flowing by always trying new things.

Don't Know What to Shoot? These 4 Photography Exercises Will Keep You Motivated

If you’re feeling uninspired photographically, that’s a sign that you need to shake things up by trying something completely different, or at least something that isn’t your usual style. How To Transfer Prints To Wood: An Awesome Photography DIY Project. 6 Tips Using Visual Weight to Improve Your Composition. Andrew’s newest ebook Mastering Composition is now on special for a limited time only at Snapndeals.

6 Tips Using Visual Weight to Improve Your Composition

Visual weight (also called visual mass) is the principle that some elements of the photo pull the eye more than others. Take a look at the portrait below. Where does your eye go? It should go straight to the eyes, because they have the most visual weight. 4 Tips for Taking Better Photographs of Trees. Can’t see the wood for the trees? I’ve often struggled with the challenge of photographing trees in a way that captures the imagination and takes the viewer on a journey. I’ve learned that for me, there are two very effective ways to consider and photograph trees. Try asking yourself these two questions: Which tree is the leading actor? Which tree/trees are the supporting actors? How to Convert Photos to Black and White in Lightroom. Today I’m going to show you just how easy to use, and effective Lightroom is, for converting colour photos to powerful black and white images.

The key to getting the best out of it is to use the Raw format rather than JPEG. The extra bit depth means they contain far more information for Lightroom to use. The end result is that you have more options and get smoother conversions. 10 Fantastic Natural Wedding Posing Tips. It’s been a long time since the 80s and 90s formal wedding portraits in studios, that have given wedding photography a bad name in some circles. Nowadays there are really amazing wedding photographers creating images that look like art and capture true emotion, not staged photos. Creative Reasons to use Intentional Camera Movement. One of the earliest lessons you likely learned as a photographer was the importance of keeping your camera steady and stable.

You wanted tack-sharp focus, so you learned to tuck in your elbows and support your camera properly. But why limit yourself when there are so many creative reasons to move your camera? Try Intentional Camera Movement or ICM. Get an Invisible Black Background to Your Portraits - Shooting Anywhere [VIDEO] In this video Glyn Dewis demonstrates how he gets his ‘Invisible Black Background’ effect when taking a portrait.

The technique will allow you to take a low key atmospheric portrait with a black background almost anywhere – even outdoors during the day! To get the shot Glyn just uses his DSLR, a single Speedlight Flash, a cheap umbrella and a PocketWizard to trigger the flash (although you can do this with any method of triggering a remote flash that you have). Want to see some more examples of what can be done with this effect – check out Glyn’s blog posts on the topic here and here. Further Reading: 8 Reasons to Use Silver Efex Pro 2 for Your Black and White Conversions.

3 Tips for Avoiding Blurry Photos of Kids. One of the best things about kids is also one of the most frustrating when it comes to photographing them; they are so full of life and energy they rarely sit still, which can lead to an abundance of blurry pictures and heavy sighs when you go back to review your images. Instead of smiling faces and cute outfits, you often end up with a memory card full of photos where their cute little faces are a mishmash of fuzzy pixels, and any details in their hair or clothes are hopelessly lost.

This is a chronic problem with photos of kids from smartphones, but it’s all too common in pictures taken with more expensive DSLRs too. One solution is to simply use the flash on your camera, but this has the unfortunate side effect of creating harsh shadows, poorly-lit backgrounds, and ghostly red-eye effects that have to be fixed on your computer. Mastering Panning - Photographing Moving Subjects - dPS. Previously we’ve covered the topic of shutter speed and looked at how increasing and decreasing it can have a significant impact upon the images we take – particularly if the subjects in those images are moving. New Graduated and Radial Filter Features in Lightroom 6.

Every time a new version of Lightroom comes out the first thing I look for are features that make the Develop module better, or easier to use. The ones I like best in Lightroom 6/CC are the improvements to the Graduated and Radial Filters. Let’s take a look at them. Addition of mask overlay In earlier versions of Lightroom you couldn’t tell with any precision which parts of the image were affected by the Graduated and Radial filters. Fotograferen met een flitser – deel 2. Inleiding. Fotograferen met een flitser – deel 1. Inleiding Over het algemeen wordt het fotograferen met flitslicht verfoeid.

De reden is heel eenvoudig; fotograferen met een flitser levert lelijke foto's op. Er zijn harde schaduwen, de belichting is verre van perfect, koud en lelijk, de sfeer van de omgeving wordt teniet gedaan. Stop Collecting Tips and Start Practicing Photography. Learn How to Use the Sharpening Tools in Lightroom - Digital Photography School. There’s no question that Lightroom is a powerful piece of photo processing software, but due to that power sometimes it’s not as easy to wrap our heads around everything it has to offer, that’s in part why I started my Let’s Edit YouTube series a weekly segment in which I share my own editing workflow for viewers to learn from.

After starting this series one of the most commonly asked questions was to go into more detail on how the sharpening tools in Lightroom work. Sharpening in Lightroom is broken down into four different sliders – Amount, Radius, Detail and Masking – and they each work together to help you achieve the perfect amount of sharpness in your photograph. Uitleg hyperfocale afstand en toepassing in het veld. What the Mona Lisa Can Teach You About Taking Great Portraits - Digital Photography School. When it comes to famous images the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most recognized in the world.

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