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Understanding exposure - a precursor. One of the hardest concepts to understand in photography is exposure.

Understanding exposure - a precursor

Partly because it is an abstract concept rather than an apparently obvious and tangible action and partly because there are so many elements involved. One other problem that is seldom addressed is the fact that terms are thrown around with complete abandon. It's not just the novice photographer to blame for this, pros do it too. In this article I will introduce you to the following acronyms and their meanings; Ev (exposure value), Lv (luminance value), Av (aperture value) and Tv (time value). Some of you may be familiar with the more common A and S for aperture and time (shutter) respectively. A camera records an image by exposing film or digital sensor to light entering through a lens for a predetermined length of time. The trick is knowing how long to open the shutter to the light in order to record a properly exposed image.

So what do we have to work with? 7 Essential Things Every Photographer Needs to Learn. 9 Fundamental Styles of Portrait Photography. Top 10 Photography Genres - List Dose. Photography is a highly influential and powerful visual medium, which creates a lot of impact on the viewers.

Top 10 Photography Genres - List Dose

Be it in the News papers, TV, Online, etc. The content is highly complimented by the photographs. The very live example is this article itself which has equal number of photographs along with the content. How to Create a Starburst Effect in Photographs. When shooting into the sun or other light sources, you may notice that some of your images have a unique quality to the light – this is known as a “starburst” effect.

How to Create a Starburst Effect in Photographs

This can create a very strong focal point and add an entirely new dimension of interest to your image. Photo by Christopher O’Donnell This effect is not just limited to the sun – any light source has the potential of creating a starburst such as street lamps, headlights, or even reflected light. This technique is especially useful at night, as the many lights that decorate an urban scene can become a starburst, as seen below. Photo by andrew mace—, on Flickr What Causes a Starburst Effect?

When you have a light source that is significantly brighter than the surrounding environment (such as the sun during the day, or almost any kind of light at night), the starburst effect becomes more apparent – but there’s more to it than that. Let’s look at the difference between a wide aperture and small aperture: Starbursts at Night. 50 Incredible Photography Techniques and Tutorials. Over the recent months we’ve been presenting various showcases of photography1 – while many readers hated the showcases, most readers found them inspirational and perfect for a lousy workday’s morning.

50 Incredible Photography Techniques and Tutorials

However, what we should have done in the inspirational posts is not just provide you with some inspiration for your work, but also present useful photographic techniques which can help you to achieve optimal pictures for your designs. And as requested by many of you, now it’s time to correct our mistake. In this post we present useful photographic techniques, tutorials and resources for various kinds of photography. You’ll learn how to set up the perfect environment and what techniques, principles and rules of thumbs you should consider when shooting your next perfect photo. This round-up isn’t supposed to be the ultimate one – please feel free to suggest more useful articles in the comments to this post. 1. 2. 50 Beautiful Examples Of Tilt-Shift Photography8 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Blog — Richard Pickup Photography. In this instalment of Pebble Project I present four examples of FP4+ in different developers.

Blog — Richard Pickup Photography

In a sense, the results here speak for themselves and the reader is invited to draw his / her own conclusions. That said, I’d like share a little commentary of my own as guidance, especially for the reader who is less experienced in film use. This is a job of interpretation, and as such carries the usual caveat that your impressions may differ. My thoughts You will see immediately that different developers have differing effects on similarly exposed film shots (which these are).

First I asked myself about sharpness. Next I tackled fine grain. My next category was longest tonal range. I then thought about the most open shadows, having in mind landscapes and other such images where blocked up shadows are a problem. The quickest to lose the highlights I saw as clearly Ilfosol, although I am not sure I can usefully distinguish between the others. Lastly, I thought about mid tone contrast.

Perspective Control in Images - Focal Length or Distance? (a tutorial) Perspective Control in Images - Focal Length or Distance?

Perspective Control in Images - Focal Length or Distance? (a tutorial)

- A Tutorial - This article is all about controlling perspective in images. For the discussion in this article, the definition of perspective that we will use is "the size relationships of various elements in an image that are different distances from the camera". Examples of why perspective control in images is important to us: A photograph showing a scene with a family standing in front of a mountain range is one case where perspective is important to the aesthetic quality of the image. The reality is that focal length has absolutely nothing, in itself, to do with perspective in images.

The focal length/perspective myth has its origins in the unconscious confusion of cause and effect common among those adept in any field of endeavor. 85mm is an often recommended focal length for use on a so-called "full frame" camera (35mm film format - 24mm x 36mm) as a "portrait" lens . ). Now for the coup de gras.