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Mastering Panning – Photographing Moving Subjects. 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.

Mastering Panning – Photographing Moving Subjects

Topic: Photography Tip: Getting the most of the Golden Hour (1/1) Graduated Neutral Density Filters with Bryan Peterson. Suppose you were at the beach just after sunset and want to use your wide-angle lens to get a composition that included the bright color-filled sunset sky, along with a foreground of sand patterns and textures.

Graduated Neutral Density Filters with Bryan Peterson

Because you are wanting to get maximum depth of field, you'd choose the right aperture first, in this case f/22 for maximum depth of field. Then, you'd point your camera at the sky, just above the sun itself and discover that a 1/125 sec indicates a correct exposure for the sky. You then take a meter reading of the backlit sand patterns and textures of the immediate foreground, also at f/22 and discover that a 1/15 second is now indicating a correct exposure. You have just discovered a difference of three stops between the foreground and the background. Photos 6 & 7: Along the cliffs of Mohr on the west coast of Ireland, my assistant Chris Hurtt used his Tobacco Graduated filter, turning an otherwise dull and lifeless scene into one of great warmth and dignity. 5 photography formulas worth geeking over. Matador staff writer Jeff Bartlett illuminates some simple but essential photographic math.

5 photography formulas worth geeking over

It’s all too easy to say I’m not interested in the technical aspects of my craft. I like to take photographs more than I like to do math. Raphaelfraga.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/sistemas_de_zonas-ansel-adams.pdf. 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. Woo-hoo! “Brenizer Method” (bokehrama, etc.) instructional video, produced by B&H! » Ryan Brenizer — NYC Wedding Photographer. Problem solver, storyteller. Update: See an updated gallery of Brenizer-method images at Google Plus So, there was this crazy technique I came up with and streamlined a few years ago to use the effects of a multi-layer panorama, combined with fast lenses shot wide-open, to achieve depth-of-field impossible with current lenses.

Woo-hoo! “Brenizer Method” (bokehrama, etc.) instructional video, produced by B&H! » Ryan Brenizer — NYC Wedding Photographer. Problem solver, storyteller.

Ever wanted to shoot with a 24mm f/0.4? This technique gives you the opportunity. I asked a few thousand people if they’d ever seen anything like this before and no one had, so I thought I may be on to something. Still, out of the tens of millions of photographers out there I figured nothing is new under the sun, so I worked and worked on different applications of this. It’s pretty simple once you learn the process, but I find for almost everyone it requires hands-on, visual learning to really get it. Understanding aperture: The 3 types, when to use them, and why. Kate Siobhan Havercroft brings a complex photography subject to light.

Understanding aperture: The 3 types, when to use them, and why

For more on learning about travel photography, visit MatadorU. Aperture can feel like a tricky beast at first. But once you have a sense of what it is — the idea of depth of field — it’s time to look at how to put these tools to use for your own vision with photography. 5 Tips for Flattering Maternity Photography.

A Post By: Natalie Norton People’s interest in maternity photography has really exploded over the last few years. 8 years ago, when I was pregnant with my first son, you couldn’t have paid me a million dollars to document myself in that “condition.”

5 Tips for Flattering Maternity Photography.

Pregnancy kicks my trash. I don’t just do the “basketball under the t-shirt” look. . . oh no. Oh good mother of Phineas, no. That belly b l e e e e e e n d s into the the rest of my poor, sorry self. It ain’t pretty. The recent surge in the popularity of documenting this exciting time in a mother’s life is causing me to rethink. But the fact remains, it simply ain’t comfortable to have a camera all up in your space when you’re 9 million sizes more woman than your normal self.

Getting up high and shooting down on your subject is a sure fire way to create a slimming portrait. Above, I focused in directly on the belly, and the feet respectively, to highlight some of the details of the pregnancy. Shooting from above simply flatters the physique.