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10 Quotes Every Photographer Should Know. How to use Texture to Improve Your Photos. I recently wrote about the importance of texture in my article about converting photos to black and white in Lightroom and my review of MacPhun’s Intensify app.

How to use Texture to Improve Your Photos

Today I thought it would be interesting to take a closer look at this compositional element, and how becoming more aware of it can help you create stronger images. Why is texture important? The primary reason is that it helps you create a sense of depth and tactility within your photos. Let’s look at some practical examples. Photo with lots of texture Here’s a photo I took in a Bolivian town.

Look at all the beautiful textures; in the dog’s fur, the stone he is laying on, the concrete step and wooden door behind him. Photos with some texture Here’s another photo taken in South America. There are several contrasts that make the photo interesting. Portraiture is another subject where you can exploit the contrast in texture between the relatively smooth surface of someone’s skin, and a highly textured background.

Here’s a quick tip. 1. Everything You Need to Know About Filters for Landscape Photography. Francesco Gola is a talented seascape photographer who started taking pictures few years ago and immediately fell in love with the endless borders of the inner frame.

Everything You Need to Know About Filters for Landscape Photography

Photography is a source of inspiration that allows Francesco to reveal the relationship between the outside world of Nature and the inside world of dreams, thoughts, emotions, desires, and wishes. You can find more of his work by following his 500px, visiting his website, or checking him out on Twitter and Facebook. Introduction Despite unstoppable technological progress, unfortunately our camera is not yet able to see like our eyes, especially when it comes to dynamic range (the ability to see details in bright areas and dark areas at the same time). Surely we all remember the disappointment of our first sunset photo—our eyes saw a magic moment, but the pictures we got showed a white ball with black all around it. Sure, at first we were quite happy with the idea of ?? Before We Begin. How to Take Better Action Photos.

There are many sports photographers.

How to Take Better Action Photos

We generally hear about those who specialize in a specific genre of sports photography like motorsport, tennis, golf, or surfing. If you are just starting out and want to gain some experience and build a portfolio, what can you do to take better action shots? What separates a true sports photographer from an amateur? A sports photographer will get the shot they want as they see it, of the action they need to report on, every time. Their ability to pick the correct exposure, composition, focus, and amount of blur in the background comes down to their knowledge and understanding of the elements covered below. Know your equipment Your camera, whether it is an entry level or top of the line DLSR, has the ability to take amazing action shots. 7 Situations When Manual focus is better than Auto - Digital Photography School. Image by Michael Markieta Auto focus is of unquestionable benefit in a large variety of shooting scenarios, but there are often times when it could actually be wiser to plump for manual focus.

7 Situations When Manual focus is better than Auto - Digital Photography School

In these scenarios, which are outlined below, it is fair to say that autofocus doesn’t perform as well on some cameras, so simply rotate the focus mode selector to M and use the focus ring to sharpen the subject in view. It is also worth remembering that it can be easier in some situations to use the focus lock, in this instance simply focus on another subject at the same distance and then recompose the frame accordingly. 1. Wat is spotmeting? Cameraland maakt het simpel: Spotmeting uitgelegd Spotmeting, of spotmetering zoals ze dat in het Engels noemen, is een bepaalde methode die je camera toepast om het aanwezig licht te meten.

Wat is spotmeting?

Misschien is het handig om aan de hand van wat voorbeelden wat meer duidelijkheid te scheppen. Soms zijn foto's te licht of te donker, is je kind niet meer dan een zwart silhouet tegen de lucht, de slagroom op de taart overbelicht, of zie je van die mooie kleuren tijdens een zonsondergang niks terug in je foto. Ra ra, hoe kan dat? Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great. Seascape image – Before and After image editing We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”.

Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some undesirable effect that has been added to the image. 10 Silly Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Image Quality. Central Park South.

10 Silly Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Image Quality

How many times have you captured an amazing image only to view it on your computer, or as a print, and realize that you screwed something up along the way. Unfortunately, the only way to stop doing a lot of these easy-to-make mistakes is to have an image ruined by them. Once you screw up an image you’ll quickly learn not to make the same mistake again. Here are the most frequent ways I see photographers ruining their images.

Avoid these 10 mistakes that can ruin your images 1. Everyone learns this tip too late. Three Tips for Being Ready to Shoot Faster so you Never Miss a Shot. We’ve all heard one of the cornerstones of making better photographs is to slow down; be deliberate and take your time.

Three Tips for Being Ready to Shoot Faster so you Never Miss a Shot

This is very true. In no way am I advocating not being purposeful in your shooting. However, sometimes there are situations when the difference between getting a good image, instead of a blurred and washed out frame, is separated by only a few precious seconds. 4 Tips to Help you Decide Between Black and White or Color for your Image. Why do black and white photographs speak to us?

4 Tips to Help you Decide Between Black and White or Color for your Image

In nature, colors are meant to attract, and cause things to catch our attention. Still, even without color, black and white images are a mainstay of our craft, and are powerful representations of the artistic spirit. There are many differing opinions when it comes to black and white photography. Some photographers love it, and shoot black and white exclusively, while other photographers absolutely shun the notion and shoot only in color. Then you have the majority of our lot who fall somewhere in between the love and hate poles. Colour Composition: Using Subtle Colour. In my last article I wrote about using colour boldly.

Colour Composition: Using Subtle Colour

Today I’m going to look at ways you can use colour in a much subtler, gentler fashion. Bold colours are most often found in man-made objects. If someone paints a wall bright red, for example, and you take a photo of it against a deep blue sky, then you are using colours that are just about as strong and deep as it is possible to get. In nature though, colours are often much more subtle. And there are ways that you can use the subtlety of colour found in nature to create photos that capture the mood of the scene.

What is Fine Art Photography and How to Do it? Digital photography has changed the way people take photos, and how many are taking them. Anyone with a camera can be a photographer these days, and many of those want to be professional photographers or artists, though they can be the both. All over the internet there is a rise of those who are calling themselves Fine Art Photographers; so maybe it is time to look into what they are and how they are different to the usual photographers. Below is what I consider to be one of my fine art images. Home built in the 30s and then abandoned only a few years ago.

I have lots of images that may be art, but they are not what I would call fine art photographs. Using Slower Shutter Speeds to Show Motion in Your Images. Changing shutter speed not only changes the amount of light that enters the camera, it also changes the way your images look. By changing the shutter speed, you’re allowing the film or digital sensor to be exposed for a longer or shorter period of time. That affects how motion is portrayed in your image. You Connect-nieuwsbrief - Canon België. Je EOS-camera is ideaal voor spontane opnamen. Daag jezelf deze maand uit en ga op zoek naar nieuwe beelden en details om te fotograferen. 12 Ways to Add Randomness and Creativity to Your Photography. One of the wonderful things about digital photography is the creativity that you can engage in once you’ve got your image on your computer and in Photoshop.

All kinds of effects can be achieved to make your shots look any number of ways. But what about in-camera techniques for more creative and artistic shots? Bigstoppers: filters voor lange sluitertijden - art - Grijsfilters blokkeren een deel van het licht dat door je lens valt. Met een extreem sterke grijsfilter zoals de bigstopper kun je opmerkelijke effecten creëren en zelfs bij minder goede licht- of weersomstandigheden toch bijzondere landschapsfoto's maken. We hoeven het niet onder stoelen of banken te steken, elke fotograaf laat zich vroeg of laat wel eens verleiden tot het experimenteren met lange sluitertijden.

Daar is ook helemaal niets mis mee: vaak geeft dat je foto extra sfeer en gevoel. Raw Versus JPG – Why You Might Want to Shoot in RAW Format. If you have ever shared a photo by email, or posted one online, you might have seen a three or four-letter extension at the end of the file name that looked like “.jpg” or “.jpeg”. Almost every camera – from cell phones to point and shoots to expensive DSLRs takes pictures in this format – with good reason. You can fit thousands of JPG photos on a memory card, and they are generally good quality and easy to view on a computer or mobile device. 6 Easy Steps for Post-Processing a Low-Light Photo in Lightroom. The word photography comes from the ancient Greek words for “light” and “drawing”. With the presence of light being a rather important constituent in the making of a photograph, it is no wonder that low-light conditions are often a photographer’s nemesis.

While so many other lighting variables have an immense impact on your images – the quality, direction, color temperature, and intensity – but if you don’t have enough light to begin with, none of these really matter. This article will walk you through my approach to post-processing an image taken in poorly lit conditions. With a little Lightroom sorcery, poorly lit images can be brought back to life. The key is to start with as strong a foundation as possible, which is to maximize the quality of the image captured in camera. It is also worth noting that, as far as I’m concerned, the debate over whether to shoot in RAW or JPEG does not apply here. How to Get Started with Off-Camera Flash Photography - Start With One! I was prompted to write this article in the hope of answering the many questions I get asked about flash photography: “I find flash photography very confusing…What do all those numbers mean at the back of the flash…What does TTL mean…What does flash-sync mean?”

This article isn’t about explaining all the technical ins and outs of flash photography, far from it. Instead, I hope to show you how to get started using off-camera flash, by using ONE flash essentially. Okay, you will need a few other items but I’ll get to that shortly. Emmet sitting on the hood of a car. Background created using one speed light attached to the steering wheel inside the car. How to take great Astrophotography and night sky photography tutorial. 13 Great Subjects for Urban Night Photography. The great thing about night photography is that subjects that appear commonplace during the day take on a new, interesting appearance at night. 5 Common Mistakes Beginners Make When They Share Photos Online. How To Photograph Lightning - Digital Photography School. Being one of the most unpredictable forces of nature, lightning storms present a unique challenge for most photographers. How to Prevent & Edit out Reflections on Glasses - Digital Photography School.

Subjects who wear eye glasses can offer a unique difficulty for photographers. How Colour Works - Digital Photography School. Life looks better in colour. 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 Make Unique Portraits Using Light Painting. Using the surprisingly simple technique of light painting you can create a wide variety of portrait styles using only a small flashlight as your light source. I should warn you though, light painting of all kinds can be highly addictive. Bird Photography Tips for Beginners. 10 More Tips for Stunning Portrait Photography. The Wonderful World of Macro Lenses: Close-Up Photography Lesson #4 - Digital Photography School. How to Hold Your Camera: Tips from a Chiropractor.

5 DIY Hacks to Have in Your Camera Bag. An In-Depth Fuji XT1 Firmware 4.0 Review - MirrorLessons. 5 Tips for Geting Sharper Images When Doing Long Exposures. Tip: Time-lapse fotografie. 10 Tips For Shooting On The Hike — JANSCHWARZ. The Secret to Ultra-Sharp Photos. How to Photograph Beverages - Video Tips. 10 Tips for Photographing Strangers. 8 Factors to Look at Before You Choose a New DSLR or Mirrorless Camera.

Tips for Photographing in Different Weather Conditions. Five Photo Ideas for Shooting Close to Home - Digital Photography School. 10 MORE Quick Composition Tips. Tips for Choosing a Tripod Head. How To Photograph Lightning. 7 Fun Photography Tricks to Try on Your Smartphone. 30 Symmetrical Photos So Good They’d Make Wes Anderson Weep.

13 Places Take Beautiful Motion Blur Shots - Digital Photography School. Tutorial: An Easy Way to Make Beautiful Powder Clouds. 13 Affordable Countries That Are Perfect For Budget Travelers. Waarom zoveel scherpstelpunten? 9 Helpful Apps for Photographers. 10 Photography Hacks that will Dramatically Improve Your Photos. A 10 Step Personal Development Strategy for Photographers. 6 Tips for Newborn Photography. How to Be a Curious Photographer - Digital Photography School. How to do Noise Reduction in Lightroom. 10 Quick and Easy Tips to improve your Photography. How to Take Photos with the Zoom Blur Effect [Includes Printable Cheat Sheet]

Flash Photography Tips for Beginners - Digital Photography School. Seeing in Depth of Field: A Simple Understanding of Aperture. 12 Steps to Successly Promote your Photography on Instagram. Image Size and Resolution Explained for Print and Onscreen. 10 Must-Have Camera Settings for Concert Photography. Ignore The Naysayers. Go Create Stunning Images - Digital Photography School. 5 Reasons To Shoot Your Landscape Images in RAW. 9 Composition Techniques to Use to Improve Your Photography. 10 Most Common Mistakes Made by New Photographers. 10 Most Common Mistakes Made by New Photographers. 5 Tips for Using the Blend If Feature in Photoshop. Planning Your Photoshoot - Review of the App: LightTrac.

Using Filters In-Camera Instead of Photoshop. What Makes A Great Street Photograph and How Do We Create Them. Steps for Getting Started in the Lightroom Develop Module. 12 Steps to Becoming a Good Photographer. Photography Tips for Absolute Beginners. Post-Processing Tips for Beginners. 39 Street Photography Images That Have Common Threads. How to Photograph Lightning - the Ultimate Guide. How To Improve Your Long Exposure With Photo Stacking. Depth of Field in Floral Photography. 13 Lessons to Teach Your Child About Digital Photography. A Beginner's Guide to Buying a Camera. Backing Up Your Digital Photos: Is Cloud Storage Right for You? How to Capture a Photo of a Bubble Bursting. How to See in Black and White [and how HDR can be a Powerful Tool for the Monochrome Photographer]

How to Organize Your Photos in Lightroom. How to Take Great Group Photos. Digital-photography-school. One-Shot vs. AI-Servo: When To Use Each. Cheat Sheet: Getting Control over Your Camera in Manual Mode. A Brief Introduction to Lightroom. Making Sense of Exposure. Choosing Lenses: When to Use Which Lens and Why. Adobe Lightroom tutorial: 6 fundamental Develop module edits for your raw files.