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35 Magnum Photographers Give Their Advice to Aspiring Photographers. (Above image copyrighted by Alex Majoli) Bill Reeves, a passionate photographer who is fortunate enough to have Magnum photographers Eli Reed and Paolo Pellegrin as his mentors, told me about a blog post that Magnum had a while back regarding advice to young photographers.

35 Magnum Photographers Give Their Advice to Aspiring Photographers

It was put together by Alec Soth, who has done a series of fascinating projects such as his most popular, “Sleeping by the Missisippi” which was done on a 8×10 view camera. An interesting excerpt that Bill put together about Alec is below: Alec writes up lists of things to shoot. Photography. Advanced Photography Tips. List of classical music composers by era. List of classical music composers by era From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search This is a list of classical music composers by era.

List of classical music composers by era

Magic. Articles. Contents Part 1: General Photography (Back to top of Articles) Exposure and Digital Cameras; Understanding Exposure Part 2: Implications of Digital Photography Technology.


Digital Photography Tutorials. Learn how to take and edit digital photographs using visual tutorials that emphasize concept over procedure, independent of specific digital camera or lens.

Digital Photography Tutorials

This is a complete listing of all tutorials on this site; click the drop-down links in the top menu to see particular topics. Photography is going through an exciting transition period as many film photographers are beginning to explore the new capabilities of digital cameras. Manual Focusing with AF Camera Systems. Settings for an Accurate Histogram. Or By Ray Maxwell We all agree that Expose to the Right is the best way to produce a digital image with a maximum of smooth tonality.

Settings for an Accurate Histogram

I teach this in all of the seminars that I have led over the years. However, I always add one suggestion which I have never heard anyone else teach when they explain ETR. The understated utility of smaller pixels. Most statements about megapixels understate their usefulness.

The understated utility of smaller pixels

For example, it is often stated that when you're only printing an 8x12, it's impossible to tell the difference between an 8 MP camera and a 15 MP camera. But in many common circumstances, the difference is striking. Hyperfocal Distance. The concept of hyperfocal distance is easy to understand: focus a lens at the hyperfocal distance and everything in the photograph from some near distance to infinity will be sharp.

Hyperfocal Distance

Landscape photographs are often taken with the lens focused at the hyperfocal distance; near and distant objects are sharp in the photos. Application of the concept leads to many questions: Which lenses are best for using hyperfocal distance focusing? What is the hyperfocal distance for a lens? How do I focus at the hyperfocal distance? Understanding Back light, Rim Light & Silhouette In Music Photography. Home. Zone System. A Simplified Zone System By: Norman Koren This tutorial on the Zone System, written by Norman Koren, will be of primarily interest to newcomers to photography who use negative film — either colour or B&W.

Zone System

Even experienced transparency users will find it of interest as a review of an often misunderstood topic. — Michael Reichmann Why Negatives? Most professionals work with color slides instead of negatives because clients demand them. Complete Self-Instructing Library Of Practical Photography Vol 1-5. Back in the 70's of the last century - not so many years ago, after all - photography was in its infancy and but little practiced by the general public.

Complete Self-Instructing Library Of Practical Photography Vol 1-5

The few professionals who made it their regular business prepared most of their own materials, plates, papers, etc., and the results were frequently very uncertain, as they depended largely upon local conditions, and on the skill and knowledge of the operator. Photography as applied today to the arts and sciences was unheard of. Now, there is hardly a science, industry, or enterprise of any account undertaken that photography, in some form or other, does not enter into. It is invaluable as an aid to research, study, and to the diffusion of knowledge... J. Understanding Depth of Field in Photography. Depth of field refers to the range of distance that appears acceptably sharp.

Understanding Depth of Field in Photography

It varies depending on camera type, aperture and focusing distance, although print size and viewing distance can also influence our perception of depth of field. This tutorial is designed to give a better intuitive and technical understanding for photography, and provides a depth of field calculator to show how it varies with your camera settings. The depth of field does not abruptly change from sharp to unsharp, but instead occurs as a gradual transition. In fact, everything immediately in front of or in back of the focusing distance begins to lose sharpness — even if this is not perceived by our eyes or by the resolution of the camera. Since there is no critical point of transition, a more rigorous term called the "circle of confusion" is used to define how much a point needs to be blurred in order to be perceived as unsharp.

Reducing Camera Shake with Hand-Held Photos. We've all likely encountered this problem many times: blurry photos due to camera shake with hand-held shots. It's especially prevalent for those of us who are unfortunate enough to have unsteady hands. While it cannot be eliminated entirely, fortunately there's a number of steps you can take to greatly reduce its impact — and hopefully prevent it from becoming visible in the first place.

Blurry Photo from Camera Shake Photo Without Camera Shake. Beauty and Fashion Photographer. Some recent Technical Questions and Answers Forgive the page layout, we are working on a design. Bio and questions and answers relating to the industry. (a must read!) Beauty Shots? Glamour? Editing your digital images without the mystery. Welcome to Ars Workshops, and thank you for paying at the door. While you're taking your seats and SPITTING OUT YOUR GUM, I'll explain a little what the Ars Workshops are all about. This is the first of a series of digital imaging guides I'll be doing that take the knowledge gained after years of banging my head against the Photoshop wall and put them together in a non-ouchy format for you to enjoy.

This first one outlines a number of typical tweaks, enhancements and fixes done by consumer-oriented imaging programs that get decent results, but do a better job of keeping you in the dark about how images work or what the actual problem was. We'll cover a number of goals like adjusting contrast, warming images up and reducing noise from shadows in a more accurate and controlled way. Beauty and Fashion Photographer. Lenses and perspective, or distortion on a face for beauty. Q. Why do you use long lenses and what's the advantage or disadvantage for it? A. I use them because the allow for a more comfortable working distance, and more importantly, they diminish distortion of the face and the compression allows for a more flattering perspective. Harold Davis Webcasts and Video. Sunflowers #5, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger. You may be interested in some of my webcasts and video appearances that you can find online. These are all sponsored as noted in the listings, and free to watch.

The Luminous Landscape. Complete Digital Photography. Creative Sharpening, Part I - Digital Photo Pro. Double Exposure Photography: 50+ Examples and Tutorials. Understanding & Using Ansel Adam’s Zone System.