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15 Must See Cheatsheets and Infographics For Photographers. Resources by Bill Jones 15inShare There is a lot to learn and remember when it comes to photography.

15 Must See Cheatsheets and Infographics For Photographers

We all could use a little help to reference all this information quickly. This is where cheatsheets and infographs come in very handy. We have found a collection of very helpful resources that you should find very useful. Color Temperature Scale 3 Ways to Affect Depth of Field The 3 Elements of Exposure Focal Length F-Stop How To Read A Histogram Portrait Lighting With Your Home Studio Lighting Modifiers Manual Photography Cheatsheet Nikon Metering Modes Photography Cheatsheet Full Length Portrait Posing Ideas Nikon and Canon Shooting Modes Reading The Viewfinder Wide-Angle to TelePhoto Top feature image Closeup of a photographic lens via Shutterstock Like Our Site?

8 Comments Kim said:Thank you for this! Leave a Reply. 88 Amazing Photography Links That You Won't Want to Miss. With another terrific week in the world of photography passing us by, we find Toad Hollow Photography has been searching high and low in all corners of the internet for links to tutorials, reviews, special features, great photography and really interesting blogs to share with everyone here.

88 Amazing Photography Links That You Won't Want to Miss

This week’s list features some really interesting articles and tutorials, as well as some incredible special features. And, of course, we’ve got a comprehensive list of great images to check out as well, all carefully collected and curated by the Toad himself! A Mathematical Look at Focal Length and Crop Factor – this in-depth piece takes a close look at the physics and mathematics behind varying focal lengths and sensor sizes in modern DSLR cameras. This highly technical piece explains it all in great depth, and even for those who don’t fully grasp all the points being discussed the article will still reveal a few of the secrets behind this topic. New Fuji 55-200mm lens for IR! What? Boudoir Photography, Lighting, Posing, Client Shoots and What I Think About It All.

For some reason I always have mixed feelings about Boudoir Photography.

Boudoir Photography, Lighting, Posing, Client Shoots and What I Think About It All

On the one hand, I absolutely love these shoots. I love sensual, sexy images that I produce with my clients and models. I love seeing beautiful women (I’m very straight and married, just in case you start wondering here) wearing their most beautiful lingerie, sexy outfits and shoes. There’s something absolutely magical about these photo shoots.

On the other hand, when I introduce myself as a pro photographer, no matter who I am talking to, I always deliberately avoid mentioning that I do Boudoir Photography. But regardless of what I think about it, I still get client requests and I still love shooting it. I also always bring my inspiration & reference shots on my iPad or iPhone to the shoot, so we can look through them together with the client and pick the poses or themes right on the spot. Highly recommended! Boudoir Lighting Guide – PDF with 66 pages with lighting diagrams, techniques, ideas, common mistakes, etc. Posing Guide for Photographing Women: 7 More Poses to Get You 21 Different Photos [Part III] Stunning Portraits of Women by Valentin Tatarinov.

88 Amazing Photography Links That You Won't Want to Miss. 15 Must See Cheatsheets and Infographics For Photographers. The Great Compositions of Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. Has someone ever asked you why you like an image?

The Great Compositions of Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt

Beneath the surface of great picture, there is a geometric design in hiding. During World War II, photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt worked for the early version of the Associated Press and went on to become a Life Magazine photographer, taking over fifty cover shots for them. Without getting too deep into Eisenstaedt’s personal story, I will say that he started photography with very little formal training. Words To Know 1:1.5 Ratio: The 35mm negative measures 36mm x 24mm. Keep these terms somewhere you can easily refer to, since without them it is difficult to navigate a composition. The Ballerinas Eisenstaedt has a number of famous images of ballerinas. By shifting his position while taking the picture, we can see the difference between a photograph which is organized on a horizontal and a photograph organized on a diagonal. The Sinister Diagonal Sinister diagonal in bold In general images are read from left to right.

The Vertical & Horizontal. Photography Tutorial: Focus Stacking. In a previous article we looked at various things that you can do with multiple exposures.

Photography Tutorial: Focus Stacking

One of those things was focus stacking. Focus stacking is a technique where you can create a deep depth of field by combining 3 or 4 images with different focus points. There are a number of reasons as to why you might want to do this, one being to overcome the softness incurred when you shoot beyond the diffraction limits of your lens/sensor combination. In this guide we will show you how to create a focused stacked image using photoshop.

In this demo we used Photoshop CS6 but it can also be achieved in CS4 and 5. How to Shoot the Images for Best Results With Focus Stacking Focus stacking can be used for a number of different types of shots, two of the most viable being landscapes and macro photos. Shot normally at f4 50mm For a normal shot, at F4, you can see that there is a lot of the image that is out of focus. The four shots with different focus points How to Create the Final Image. What Unretouched Photos From Victoria Secret Look Like. Victoria Secret, the company famous for selling underwear, lingerie, and overall sex appeal, is also notable for their amazing models.

What Unretouched Photos From Victoria Secret Look Like

By the time you see the images from their catalog or campaigns, they are always retouched. Do you ever wonder what the shots look like before retouching? Here are a set of unretouched photos of V.S. Angel, Doutzen Kroes, from a recent shoot. Victoria Secret released these shots on accident in a public area of the website. These images were posted to a public area of the VS Web site (apparently in error). Although the final shots are not released, here’s an idea of what you can expect them to resemble. How do you feel about the shots before retouching? [Via The Fashion Spot via Jezebel] Related The Best Fstoppers’ Posts From August 2012 Your "Likes", "Tweets", comments and clicks all help us know which are our best posts of the month. In "FS News" 21 Sample Poses to Get You Started with Photographing Female Subjects.

This is the first in a series of Posing Guide posts by Kaspars Grinvalds from Posing App See below for links to the full series of posing guides including for kids, men, couples, weddings and more.

21 Sample Poses to Get You Started with Photographing Female Subjects

Check out our new Portrait Posing eBook and Portrait Posing Printables for more advice and posing ideas. If you ever run out of ideas, get stuck in creativity or simply need some guidance when shooting female subjects, you may use following posing samples as a “posing cheat sheet”. Many pro photographers use such a technique when preparing for and during the photo shoot. The poses in this article are selected as initial reference. I would advise to look at the poses together with your subject, especially if she’s inexperienced. OK, let’s start, one by one. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. So, there’s something for you to start with.

Check out our other Posing Guides: Grab Our Guide to Portrait Posing. Selling Your Photographs Through Stock Libraries: A Primer « Light Stalking. Before the advent of digital photography, there was no micro and macro in stock photography, royalty free was a little used term and image catalogues were large glossy books with just a selection of the best images.

Selling Your Photographs Through Stock Libraries: A Primer « Light Stalking

To purchase an image you either asked one of the library’s researchers to look for it or you went in person and trawled through thousands of transparencies on light boxes. Apart from a few big stock agencies there were hundreds of smaller ones each dealing in their own niche’s such as music or historical images. The face of traditional stock photography was changed beyond recognition by two major developments, the advent of the digital camera and the rise of the Royalty Free license, both of which lead to the development of the microstock agency .

So if you wish to offer your images for sale at a stock library, which should you choose, micro or macro? So What is Microstock and Macrostock? An image that has sold well at a macrostock agency Getting Into Macrostock. Posing Guide: 21 Sample Poses to Get You Started with Photographing Groups of People. Photography Links That Will Rock Your World « Light Stalking. This week has been filled with great photography, tutorials and interesting blogs as shared by some truly gifted artists.

Photography Links That Will Rock Your World « Light Stalking

The photography community has been busy, and Toad Hollow Photography has compiled this list of some of the very best pieces encountered during their weekly adventures. We sincerely hope you enjoy viewing these posts as much at the Toad did in bringing this list to you. The Toad is offering several Limited Edition Prints for sale on his gallery, please feel to pop over and check them out. These prints are only being offered in runs of 25, all printed on KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA Metallic VC Digital Paper which brings an extra dimension to the images, almost giving them a 3D look.

High Dynamic Range (HDR): Part II – The Inner Sanctum of Photomatix Pro – a fairly detailed look into one of the premier software tools used widely by photographers for producing HDR images by Dakota Visions Photography. It’s About Time! I Double Dog Dare You! Ahhh, Spring! The Most Epic Collection of Photography Links (Since Last Week) « Light Stalking. It’s been an action-packed week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been busy compiling a list of the best links to tutorial, great photography and interesting blogs to share with everyone here.

The Most Epic Collection of Photography Links (Since Last Week) « Light Stalking

The Toad loves to follow the work of incredible artists and photographers, and loves to share the best of what he finds during his weekly adventures. We really hope you enjoy viewing the art and prose in this list as much as the Toad did in bringing it to you. Check out the Toad’s new photoblog series “Two Toads in Wonderland” featuring the works of famous Canadian artist George Sawchuk who just recently passed away. This incredible outdoor art exhibit is hidden deep in the Canadian forest, making it one of the areas best kept secrets. Please feel free visit the first post in this new series “George Sawchuk’s Wacky Woods – In Memory“. Photomatix / Photoshop Urban Exploration HDR Tutorial – a fairly in-depth article on post-processing UrBex shots in HDR. Hit The Lights! 100 Awesome Photography Links and Photographs. An absolutely wonderful week passes us by, and Toad Hollow Photography has been busy online seeking out tutorials, great photography and interesting blogs to share with everyone here.

This weeks list is a comprehensive selection of some of the best pieces encountered, featuring some really wonderful photographs captured by truly talented artists. We really hope you enjoy viewing this list as much as the Toad did in compiling and bringing it to you. Check out the Toads latest 3 part series (“Tea At The Villa” | “Dinner With The Roscoes” | “Catching Butterflies“) highlighting an original house built in 1865 that was saved from demolition and now serves as a cornerstone to local heritage. Over 10 years of dedicated efforts by TLC The Land Conservancy of BC is showcased as the immaculate home is readied for the upcoming Canada Day long weekend events, and the Toad takes us behind the scenes to see the beautifully finished rooms, grounds and gardens of this lovely historical villa. 40 Great Photographer Portfolio Websites for Inspiration. Inspiration by Bill Jones 38inShare Here is a collection of fantastic portfolio web design.

I think this will be worthwhile for anybody who wants to create an online portfolio for their photography and is looking for some inspiration. As an added bonus you get to look at some amazing photography. Jeremy Cowart Koen Demuynck Mitchell Kanashkevich Joon Brandt Frederik Clement Brent Stirton Les Forrester Alberto Ovied Ashley Lebedev Jill Greenberg Paolo Boccardi Eric Ryan Anderson Lara Jade Corey Arnold Andrew Gransden David Hill Gavin Gough Your Beautiful Photography Dimitris Theocharis Robert Dann Chase Jarvis Jonathan Glynn Smith Jan Sochor Lisa Bettany Denis Reggie Christian Oth Levon Biss Little Hellos Mark Velasquez Daniel Kennedy Photography Rinze Van Brug Emmanuel Rouzic Raven Photography Carlos Alonso Bodas Kenn Reay Jason Bell James Day Photography Evaan Kheraj David Vasiljevic What’s your favorite portfolio site?

Like Our Site? 104 Comments. Recommended Photographers. *Disclaimer: This website is not in any form associated or affiliated with Google.com. The right of all logos, photos and design elements displayed on the website are belong to their respective organizations and individuals. The categories are based on basic research on internet and website owners' personal opinions and do not necessarily reflect factual information. The owners of the website keep the right to modify the categories at any time. This website is licensed under a Creative Commons License. 5 Unmistakable Lessons That Model Shooting Teaches You. Working with models can be rewarding and frustrating, often all at the same time. For many photographers shooting falls more into documenting, even if you are composing the shot.

If you think about it, wedding, engagement, family, landscapes, birding, photojournalism, and even macro photography are all ways to document what you see. Working with a model is vastly different, and can truly change how you approach photography and people. Over the last decade I’ve worked with countless people in the studio and on location for shoots, here’s the lessons I’ve learned. Partnership. Photo by: SashaW Smile. Photo by: bryangeek Explain your shooting style. Photo by: nicola.albertini Read body language. Photo by: ZOBEL Music solves almost everything. Photo by: scottwills What I’ve learned working with models isn’t photography related much at all, it’s how to be a better human. How to Bond with Strangers and Make them Relax Around a Photographer « Light Stalking. I'm Rob, the editor of Light Stalking.

I try to keep this ship on course. By Admin on in Random As any photographer will know, getting a person to relax enough around you to get a few decent shots of them is no easy task. It seems like no matter how laid back someone is, the minute they see a camera they snap into posing mode – making it difficult to get a photograph that tells a story and brings out someone’s true nature and natural features.

Getting people to relax around you also has a second benefit: people who are relaxed are more willing to take irrational risks. This is why, to me, the difference between a good photographer and a great one is their ability to interact with and relate to people on a human level, without passing judgment or causing awkwardness. But here’s the problem: Humans are strange creatures and no two subjects are ever exactly alike. Having said that, know that all is not lost if you’re not the most social of all people.

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