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Tips for Sharpening Your Images the Right Way. The following two tabs change content below. Photographer who loves challenging and experimental photography and is not afraid to share the knowledge about it. Just so you are not misled in any way, let me make it clear that this won’t be a Photoshop tutorial on using any particular sharpening method. It will provide general guidelines on sharpening methods, but the main goal will be to help you understand the sharpening process better.

It will show you what exactly sharpening does to an image, and how it’s accomplished. What Does Sharpening Do to an Image? Sharpening, as a post-process effect doesn’t really sharpen the images. So the sharpening does really just exaggerate the edges by locally increasing contrast along the edges that are masked (hence the unsharp mask). Why Should You Sharpen an Image? Regular sharpening, in moderate extents, is merely done to increase the punch that the details have, and to ease up the work the human eye needs to do to pick up the details. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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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. 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. Some normal objects, like suitcases, and others more weird, like unusually tall people. He would tape this list to his steering wheel, and be reminded to shoot those things when he saw them. I found the advice that these Magnum photographers is golden–and have shared it here to spread the love and knowledge. Abbas What advice would you give young photographers? » Abbas’ Magnum Portfolio Alec Soth What advice would you give young photographers? 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. Contents [hide] Medieval era[edit] See the List of Medieval composers and Medieval music. Renaissance era[edit] See the List of Renaissance composers and Renaissance music. Baroque era[edit] See the List of Baroque composers and Baroque music. Classical era[edit] Romantic era[edit] See the List of Romantic-era composers and Romantic music. 20th century[edit] See the List of 20th-century classical composers by birth date and 20th-century classical music. 21st century[edit] Main articles: List of 21st-century classical composers by birth date and 21st-century classical music See also[edit] Retrieved from " Categories: Navigation menu Personal tools Namespaces Variants Views Actions Navigation Interaction Tools Print/export Languages This page was last modified on 16 April 2014 at 22:26.

Magic. Articles. 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. 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. While the fundamentals have remained similar, other aspects are markedly different. This is a great time to get involved with digital photography. These tutorials are rarely influenced by changes in image editing software and camera equipment — due to their unique concept-based approach. View in other languages: Português Русский Deutsch Français Italiano. Manual Focusing with AF Camera Systems. Cinematography Cinematography lenses from ZEISS have helped to create distinctive images in many famous movies, e.g. «Lord of the Rings», and have already received three Technical Academy Awards. more.

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. 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. I always tell my students to go into the menu settings of their cameras and set the “Contrast” setting to minimum. Before we go any further, lets set a few ground rules.

You may ask…”What does setting the contrast have to do with ETR? Try the following experiment with your camera. What does all this mean? When shooting RAW always set the contrast to minimum so that the histogram displays the full dynamic range the camera can capture. September, 2009 Addendum I'll simply add to what Ray has written that it is also important that you set the colour mode to Adobe RGB, rather than sRGB – if your camera allows this, and for the same reasons. One more thing. Michael. The understated utility of smaller pixels. Most statements about megapixels understate their usefulness.

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. That is not to say that high MP is necessarily a requirement for a good photo. I have enjoyed beautiful 20x30 prints that were made with less than 2 MP. At what point does additional resolution contributes no discernible improvement to the displayed photograph? Given the same resolution per area, a larger display can benefit from more megapixels than a small display (e.g. 20x30 vs 4x6). Given the same display size, a high resolution display can benefit from more megapixels than a low-resolution display (e.g. 300 ppi vs 72 ppi). An 8x10 at 360ppi is 10.37 MP.

Most photographers cannot afford a DSLR viewfinder that is 100% accurate. The OLPF (optical low pass filter) reduces aliasing artifacts. Barrel distortion. 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. 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? Do I have to focus exactly at the hyperfocal distance? In this article we'll look at the basics of using hyperfocal distance to maximize depth of field in a photograph.

Hyperfocal Distance Definition When the lens is focused on the hyperfocal distance, the depth of field extends from half the hyperfocal distance to infinity.Photography, Phil Davis, 1972. Choosing a Lens Telephoto lenses are rarely used for hyperfocal distance focusing. Calculating the Hyperfocal Distance. Understanding Back light, Rim Light & Silhouette In Music Photography| TTAWH.COM by Music Photographer: Achmad Hafiyyan Faza | TOUCH THE ART WITH HONESTY. Home. Zone System. Complete Self-Instructing Library Of Practical Photography Vol 1-5| by J. B. Schriever. 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.

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. B. Schriever, Editor-in-Chief popular Edition, Published By American School of Art and Photography Volume I. Volume II. Volume III. Volume IV. Volume V. Volume I. Origin Of The Library Studies And How They Were Produced. Chapter I. 1. Historical 9. Historical. 18. Chapter II. 34. 42. 53. Understanding Depth of Field in Photography.

Depth of field refers to the range of distance that appears acceptably sharp. 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. When does the circle of confusion become perceptible to our eyes? 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 Photo from the base of the Eiffel Tower at night - Paris, France. Camera shake is visible whenever your shutter speed is slow compared to the speed of unintended camera motion.

Methods for increasing the shutter speed (shorter exposure time)Methods for reducing camera motion On the one hand, many who are new to photography often don't appreciate the importance of using fast shutter speeds or a tripod, but on the other hand, many experienced photographers often overestimate their impact. Choose optimal exposure settings. First Photo(most blurred) Stephen Eastwood|Beauty and Fashion Photographer | Tutorials. 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. Then we'll get into advanced stuff like masking but all explained in an almost-too friendly, "why are you touching my arm? " sort of way. First up on the digital imaging goals: Enhancement enchantment. Stephen Eastwood|Beauty and Fashion Photographer | Tutorials. 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. What does that mean? Well the best and fastest way to see it is to first click here STRIPPAGE and read that, it says what is below here as well, but offers two views to choose from as well as larger images to compare, they are all from the camera, no retouching, only thing was the addition of the text to identify which focal length was used for each. OK Real World Numbers On a 35mm full frame 24mm x 36mm chip or piece of film. 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. Lens tip to subject 7 feet. Harold Davis Webcasts and Video | Photoblog 2.0. 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. Please let me know what you think! Nikon Pro Spotlight interview (Nikon Camera USA): KQED-TV Quest: Night photography (O’Reilly TV): Upcoming: On Wednesday, August 18 I’ll be presenting a webcast sponsored by Focal Press explaining the Photoshop techniques behind the images in my new book Photographing Flowers. The Luminous Landscape. Celebrating Our 15th Year Kilt Rock - Mealt Falls, November 2014 - Isle Of Skye, Scotland Fuji X-T1, 55-200mm at 74mm, f/8, 7.4 sec ISO 800, Lee Big Stopper by Kevin Raber There are Currently 184 Photographers Visiting The Luminous Landscape The contents of this site were last updated on 30 November, 2014 Michael's Phlog was just updated on October 21 lu-mi-nous (lue'muh nuhs) adj. 1. radiating or reflecting light; shining; bright. 2. clear; readily intelligible Welcome to The Luminous Landscape, the web’s most comprehensive site devoted to the art and technique of photography.

The Publisher of this site is Kevin Raber. Complete Digital Photography. Creative Sharpening, Part I - Digital Photo Pro. Double Exposure Photography: 50+ Examples and Tutorials. Understanding & Using Ansel Adam’s Zone System.