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ARTS 260 – Basic Photography – Spring 2012 Instructor: Will Arnold Email: arnold18@illinois.edu Mailbox: Art + Design, Room 143 (Ted Arnold) Class Site: Class meets in Art + Design, Room 336A (Computer Lab) Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:00am – 11:40am Critiques will be held in Room 315 Overview This course serves as an introduction to digital photography. Course Structure This course will consist of lectures, in-class demonstrations, lab time, individual projects, group critiques and a final self-directed project. Attendance and Participation Attendance is mandatory. Please arrive to class on time and prepared to work. Materials There are no required texts for this course. Digital camera (preferably with a manual mode) (Cameras are available from the Checkout Window if you do not have your own) Storage media for camera (CF, sD, etc.) Binder or folder for handouts Resources Me – The best way to contact me is via email. Printing available during Checkout Window hours. Syllabus « ARTS 260 Syllabus « ARTS 260
Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 45 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been exhibited at major venues in the US and around the world. Below is the seventh series in her Leica Notebook, where she shares her favorite quotes from her favorite photographers. Leica Notebook, Chapter Seven In Chapter 4 of my Leica Notebook, I wrote about comments from photographers and how and why they photograph. W. Robert Frank said, “Above all, I know that life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference . . . it is important to see what is invisible to others. Lisette Model’s advice to photographers was to never take a photograph unless it hits you in the pit of your stomach. Yousuf Karsh was fascinated by the people he photographed. -Claire Yaffa Claire Yaffa: Life’s Lessons – A Personal Journey Continued, Chapter 7 Claire Yaffa: Life’s Lessons – A Personal Journey Continued, Chapter 7
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Snapseed is a favorite editing app amongst iPhone photographers, but many people don’t realize how powerful it is. If you want to take your photo editing to the next level, you need to explore the advanced editing tools in Snapseed. They allow you to make selective adjustments, correct perspective problems, remove unwanted objects and apply subtle vignettes. If you’re new to Snapseed, we’d recommend reading our tutorial on using Snapseed’s essential iPhone photo editing tools. If you don’t already have the Snapseed app on your iPhone, you can download it for FREE on the App store. This article is the second in a series of Snapseed tutorials that we’ll be publishing over several weeks. In this article we’ll be looking at the following editing tools: Transform, Brush, Selective, Spot Repair and Vignette. To access these tools, open the image you want to edit, then tap the Edit button (pencil icon at the bottom right of the screen. Transform Tool Brush Tool Selective Tool Spot Repair Tool How To Use Snapseed's Advanced Photo Editing Tools How To Use Snapseed's Advanced Photo Editing Tools
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Master Photography By Studying It: 10 Great Online Photo Courses Master Photography By Studying It: 10 Great Online Photo Courses Photography is a deceptive art. At first glance it looks simple and straightforward: all you have to do is point your lens and click the shutter, right? But there’s a lot of theory and knowledge behind every beautiful shot — so much so that it can be overwhelming for the beginner. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources on the Internet to help ease that learning curve, with Udemy establishing itself as a prime resource for quality photography courses. Karl Taylor’s Photography Course (Free) Karl Taylor offers a lot of great advice on his YouTube photography videos, but did you know that he has a complete introductory course on Udemy for free? This series of 22 lessons will take you through all of the basics of photography — including equipment, exposure, lighting, composition, and more — and has been specifically designed for those who have absolutely no background in photography. Ditch Auto & Start Shooting In Manual (Free) Using A Photographic Light Meter (Free)
How to Easily Restore an Old Family Photo Using Photoshop Photoshop is the most powerful image editing software around. There’s very little you can’t do with it. The only issue is that it’s not the easiest app to learn to use. Luckily for you, that’s where we come in. Today I’m going to show you how to repair an old photo in Photoshop. Everyone has old family photos lying around. For this article, I’m going to assume you already have a basic understanding of Photoshop’s major tools and how to use them. Let’s get started. Identify the Problems Before starting, you’ll need to digitize the photo you’re working with. The first step is to make a plan. This image is far from the worst I’ve seen but there’re quite a few issues. Once you’ve got a plan, it’s time to start fixing things. Fix the Small Details Duplicate the Background layer so that you’re not working on the original pixels; it’s important to never do anything destructive to the image when you’re editing. When you’re repairing an old image, the first thing to do is fix the small problems. How to Easily Restore an Old Family Photo Using Photoshop
Photo managers allow you to organize your life in photo albums and take care of your digital memories – smartly and efficiently. In this post, we’re showcasing the best 13 desktop photo managers that help you view images, manage metadata and do much more. Image management tools are nothing new, however these tools offer features that were just a thought of fiction in the past. For example, "Smart Albums" auto-organizes your photos, "Remote Albums" tracks photos on networks, "Search Photos" lets you find pictures. Stock Photo Management Tools Photos for OS X Photos is an intuitive existing photo manager and gallery for all your Apple devices including iPhones. Pro(s): Offers "Smart Sliders" feature to edit like a pro even if you’re a newbieLets you see photos in moments, collections, years & more image viewsAllows sharing photos via iCloud Photo Sharing & AirDrop to various places Pin it Photo Gallery for Windows Con(s): Photo Gallery is not enough for advanced users. Shotwell for Linux PicaJet 10 Free Photo Management Software You Should Know 10 Free Photo Management Software You Should Know
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Understanding Camera Lenses Understanding camera lenses can help add more creative control to digital photography. Choosing the right lens for the task can become a complex trade-off between cost, size, weight, lens speed and image quality. This tutorial aims to improve understanding by providing an introductory overview of concepts relating to image quality, focal length, perspective, prime vs. zoom lenses and aperture or f-number. All but the simplest cameras contain lenses which are actually comprised of several "lens elements." Optical aberrations occur when points in the image do not translate back onto single points after passing through the lens — causing image blurring, reduced contrast or misalignment of colors (chromatic aberration). Original Image Any of the above problems is present to some degree with any lens. Note: For a more quantitative and technical discussion of the above topic, please see thetutorial on camera lens quality: MTF, resolution & contrast. ZOOM LENSES vs. Understanding Camera Lenses
Kuvankäsittelyohjelmat valintaopas | neptunet Kuvankäsittelyohjelmat valintaopas | neptunet Valitse omaan käyttöösi sopivin kuvien muokkaaja Kuvankäsittelyohjelmat valintaopas on varsin laaja. Artikkelista mahtuu vain alku sivuston etusivulle. Tämän aikaansaamiseksi on tehty työtä, jotta lukija säästyisi monelta vaivalta ja voisi tehdä valintoja helpommin. Jos printtaat oppaan voi lukeminen olla helpompaa. Verkkosivulla klikkaa kuvat suuremmiksi. Mitkä ovat parhaat kuvankäsittelyohjelmat? Tämä artikkeli ei ole lainkaan hetken tuotantoa. Ensimmäisiä seikkoja, johon kirjoittaja törmäsi, on kysymys parhaista kuvanmuokkausohjelmista. Miksi ja miten ne eroavat toisistaan? Ennen kuin pääsemme kiinni itse ohjelmiin on aivan välttämätöntä selostaa miksi kuvankäsittelyohjelmat (<-linkki Wikipediaan) ovat erilaisia? Toinen perusasia on, että koneen näytön tulisi olla säädetty, kalibroitu. Aloitettaan pääkohdista. Mitä eroa niillä on? Lisäksi on sellaisia – eivät kuulu tämän artikkelin piiriin – jotka ovat erikoistuneet johonkin imagemuokkauksen alueeseen. Mitä käyttäjät painottavat Photo!
Nik Collection Nik Collection Today we’re making the Nik Collection available to everyone, for free. Photo enthusiasts all over the world use the Nik Collection to get the best out of their images every day. As we continue to focus our long-term investments in building incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, we’ve decided to make the Nik Collection desktop suite available for free, so that now anyone can use it. The Nik Collection is comprised of seven desktop plug-ins that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities -- from filter applications that improve color correction, to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that brings out all the hidden details, to the ability to make adjustments to the color and tonality of images. Starting March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection will be freely available to download: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine.
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Susan Sontag Quotations and Tips about photography in Printer Friendly Format Susan Sontag Quotations and Tips about photography in Printer Friendly Format Most of Arbus's work lies within the Warhol aesthetic, that is, defines itself in relation to the twin poles of boringness and freakishness; but it doesn't have the Warhol style. Arbus had neither Warhol's narcissism and genius for publicity nor the self-protective blandness with which he insulates himself from the freaky nor his sentimentality. It is unlikey that Warhol, who comes from a working-class family, ever felt any ambivalence toward success which afflicted the children of the Jewish upper middle classes in the 1960s.
Light pollution map Close The light pollution map has two base layers (road and hybrid Bing maps), light pollution overlays and the user light pollution measurements overlay. To add your SQM measurements turn on the "User SQM data" layer and click on the pencil icon. You can also display only measurements within a specified date range using the date selector bar. The light pollution 2010 overlay was made from "Version 4 DMSP-OLS Stable Lights Coverage". Data courtesy of Earth Observation Group, NOAA National Geophysical Data Center.
You’re about to learn all you need to enjoy watching and shooting one of the best late-night shows served by nature: Meteor Showers. Meteors are caused by streams of cosmic debris entering the Earth's atmosphere at extremely high speeds. Smaller fragments burn in the atmosphere producing a “shooting star”, but the bigger ones can really produce an amazing big fireball. And when the space rocks (meteoroids) of the Perseids, the Geminids or any other powerful meteor shower enter Earth’s atmosphere, you’d better be ready for a great night of shooting stars. My goal with this article, using the same words that the night photography Master Lance Keimig uses in his most famous book, Night Photography and Light Painting, is to help you: "Find your way in the dark" Content 1Meteor shower calendar for 2016 The following table gives you all the key information about the most important and active meteor showers in 2016: Pay attention to the Moon phase percentage during the peak night. Highlights: A Guide to the Best Meteor Showers in 2016: When, Where and How to Shoot Them | PhotoPills
The Yongnuo YN568EX-II has the ability to control up to 3 groups of remote (slave) speedlites, being Groups A, B & C in either ETTL, Manual or Multi Mode. Unlike the regular on-camera operation, manual mode isn’t always intuitive and the Yongnuo manual is not exactly great either. With this in mind I’ve put together a sequence of steps that should help you understand it’s functions. YN568EX-II Enter Master Mode Initiate Master Mode To initiate master mode hold the Zoom button for two seconds. YN568EX-II Master Off The Master On/Off Prompt appears, press the right or left button until the display shows ‘on’ then press the Ok button. YN568EX-II Master On After pressing OK the display would look like this: YN568EX-II Master Ch1 Everything we change from here is based on pressing the zoom button to select what we need to change. • The zoom position • The Channel selector (Channels 1,2,3,4) • The Group & Ratio selection (A:B, A:B:C) (ETTL mode) or group power (manual mode) • Master fire (on/off) Yongnuo YN568EX-II Master Mode - DavidPartington.com
The Foundations of Starting a Photography Business Starting a photography business can be a very exciting yet scary thing. It’s exciting to share your talents with others, yet the business can be overwhelming! By Sebastien Wiertz If you’re at all like me when I started a photography business, you are worried that you won’t make any money. Every business needs a solid foundation, so start there. Setting your foundation Depending on where you live, you will need to be legally set up for business. Once you are set up legally, you can also work through this checklist to get you started: Your brandingSet up a website and blogSet up accounts in social mediaGet business cardsSet up a bank accountFind out about taxes if applicableChoose a printing lab and packagingGet insurance The business triangle After you’ve set up your company, the business triangle is your next step. Confidence The first part of the business triangle is the center or the core. Having confidence will help propel you forward on your journey. Products Marketing Customer service
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Welcome to Pretty Presets! I am so excited to share these amazing posts written by Elizabeth Halford with you. These posts have been such a fantastic resource for so many photographers at different stages in their business. What makes this series so awesome? They are all video's. Start the series! Part 1: What is a Professional Photographer Part 2: All about Consistency and why you need it! Part 3: 5 Things To Consider When Starting Your Photography Business Part 4: Big Business vs Small Business Part 5: The Importance of Insurance for Your Business Part 6: Branding for Photographers Part 7: Your Website and Web Presence Part 8: Pricing Your Photography Part 9: Portfolio Building for Photographers Part 1 Part 10: Portfolio Building for Photographers Part 2 Laura owns Pretty Presets and is the co-founder of Rock The Shot Forum. 10-Part Series To Help You Start and Maintain Your Photography Busines
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