Picture Style. 60d Promo Video and Review Shot with Canon DSLRs. Great promo video for the Canon 60D DSLR, best of all shot entirely with the 5d MkII, 7D and 60D.
Obviously its going to look great, but this goes to show the amazing video possible with Canon's DSLRs. Video shows off the 60D features including the ability to preview changes in liveview on the 60d, swivel screen, electronic level function (pretty cool feature when you're holding you're camera up - well demonstrated in the video. Good review of the 60d 63 zone dual metering for handling exposures with dark and bright areas. Demonstration of macro video and macro shots using the Canon EF 100mm f2.8/L Macro IS USM lens. Demonstration of the EF 70-200mm f2.8/L IS II USM lens, the video footage with it shows how stable the lens is.
Demonstrates the 60d face detection mode and toggling between faces in live view - pretty cool Overall a nice overview of the 60d and a really great example of 5dMk II, 7d and 60d video capabilities. Makes you want to buy a 60d. Canon 60D Live View Tutorial. Canon EOS learn - World of EOS Learn: Experimenting with Low Light.
» Top 20 Photography Tutorials. I’ve written over 100 posts on this website now, and as I look back on it, I realise that a lot of it would probably be lost to many users, who have only started using the website recently.
This is Expert Photography’s top 20 photography tutorials; they’re the most popular tutorials on my website, as decided by the visitors who viewed them. Hopefully you can find something new and learn something today. #1 - 4 Steps To Mastering Creative Night Photography If you look at my personal portfolio, you’ll notice that I’ve got a good amount of night photography in there, and that’s because night-time is one of my favourite times to shoot. Shooting at night for me, came about from the fact that I didn’t really have too much free time in the day, so I would go out and practice my photography with some friends at night. . #2 - 4 Steps To Understanding ISO ISO is one of three factors which determine the exposure of a photo, along with aperture and shutter speed. . #6 - 10 Reasons Your Photos Suck. » Understanding F/Stops & Stops In Photography Exposure. What is a stop?
When we’re talking about exposure in photography, a stop is a measurement of an exposure, depending on either the shutter speed, the ISO, or the aperture. To be specific, if you were to increase the exposure by one stop, you would be doubling the exposure. So for example, your aperture is f/4, shutter speed is 1/100 and ISO is 100, then if you keep the aperture at f/4, the shutter speed at 1/100, but you increased the ISO to 200, you have increased the exposure by one stop. Doubling the ISO makes the exposure twice as sensitive, hence the jump in single stops. » 4 Steps To Understanding White Balance.
Why White Balance is important for you If you’ve ever taken photos indoors, without a flash, and wondered why everyone looks so orange, then this post will definitely help you.
White balance can be hard to master at first, but once you understand it a little more, it can become quite intuitive, and understanding white balance is absolutely key to making your photos look good. Section 1 – What is White Balance? The White Balance (WB) determines how accurate the colors in your photos come out, specifically; it determines how ‘hot’ or ‘cold’ an image feels. Setting your WB accurately will prevent against nasty color cast which makes your image look unnatural. Section 2 – How do I deal with White Balance? Modern digital cameras give you the option to change the WB manually as well as giving you an auto white balance (AWB). In a typical digital SLR (and some advanced compacts) you will typically have this kind of scale of white balance to choose from: Auto – Photo comes quite cool looking.
» Take Fewer, Better Photos. Is this you?
You don’t want to miss a potential photo thinking, ‘I can’t retake this, I better take lots of photos’, so you end up with a card full of duplicates and constantly put off processing them, because there’s just too damn many! They’re also not that interesting, and you’re having a hard time choosing which ones are best. Frustrated, but unable to realise what you’re doing wrong, you go and carry on shooting in the same way. This used to be me. I know what the fear is. » Basic Composition Techniques: Eye-Lines. If you take photos of people, then you take photos with eye lines, so it’s important to understand the effect that they have over how we view photos.
If you’ve read up on visual weight before, then you should understand the effect that having a face in a photo has, but there’s much more to it than that. Eye-lines have the ability to focus our attention on another part of the photo, as well as producing tension and other photographic elements. Eye-Lines. » A Beginner’s Guide To Photography. I’ve been writing on this site for a while now, and I’ve put together a lot of good content, but the trouble is that a lot of it can be hard to find, especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for.
This post will walk you though everything that a beginner in photography should learn, and in the order that they’re supposed to learn it. Welcome to my 100th post. How Learning Composition Will Improve Your Photography - Expert Photography. This is a post that I’ve had in me for almost the entire life of my website, which is nearing a year now, but I’ve never been able to put it into words before now.
I always try to bring you varied content on this website, so I will look at what I haven’t written about in a while, and write about that to make the site more interesting. The problem is though, no matter how much I write about composition, people are just never as interested. » Advanced Composition Techniques: Dynamic Tension. What is it?
Dynamic tension is a way of using the energy and movement available in various features of the frame to draw the eye out of the picture in contrasting directions. We've already looked at a variety of different lines that you can use in a photo to make it more interesting, but dynamic tension takes these lines and adds varying degrees of contrast between them, making them much more interesting. The simplest and most obvious photo that I have that demonstrates dynamic tension is the one below – the lines move out from the center of the photo to edge of the photo.
Identifying Dynamic Tension. Expert Photography. » Top 20 Essential Camera Gear. Why These?
I’ve got a personal experience with every item on the list and I can personally recommend them all. I’ve spent a fair bit of money in the past on stuff I didn’t need, so learn from my mistakes and bookmark this list now! PLEASE READ FiRST: I’ve linked to all the items on Amazon US and to Canon products. That’s not to say that Canon are better than anyone else, I’ve just done it this way because Canon currently hold 44.5% of the DSLR market in 2010, whereas Nikon and Sony have 29.8% and 11.9% respectively. Nifty 50 Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 ii. » Hidden Camera Mirror Photo Trick (Photoshop) As I was browsing the internet for cool photography links earlier this week, I stumbled upon this very interesting article, which I just had to try for myself. It’s not really my style to rip off someone else’s idea, so credit where credit’s due, if you want to learn in more detail about how to do it, check out this article.
The idea, as I’m sure you can see, is to take a photo of yourself into a mirror, without the camera being visible. But how? Well, it takes roughly three photos, and a little bit of photoshop trickery. Before you start, make sure you clean your mirror, and no, you don’t need a tripod. You start by taking a photo of your left arm, and then your right arm, and layer them on top of each other in Photoshop.
You then add another photo, which hasn’t got your face blocked by the camera, and if possible, avoiding the top of your chest. » 11 Things You Can Do Today to Make Money From Photography. With the help of this post, you should be able to start earning money from your photography, as soon as today if everything goes to plan. I hope to reveal a few lesser known ways that a photographer can make money and find work.
Whether you’re finally getting around to setting up a portfolio, or struggling to find the work you’re ready for, this post should help you out. 1 – Sell Prints. » Top 20 Photography Websites 2012. Coming from a photography tutorial background myself, it’s no surprise that these websites mainly focus on learning, and reader evolvement. You can learn something new everyday with photography, and just when you think you know it all, something else comes along to challenge your abilities. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of what I believe to be the top 20 photography websites in the world.
I’m a self taught photographer, and when I first started, websites like these really helped me along, so I know what to look for in a great photography website. The order of these websites have nothing to do with who writes them, or how many people follow them; it’s all about the content they produce. » 10 Must-Have Apps for the iPhone Photographer. It’s safe to say that most of us have some sort of smartphone these days, and I don’t know about you, but most of my friend’s use iPhones. The problem is though; the camera fully sucks on it. It’s slow, and inaccurate, and the HDR isn’t much better.
But it’s a camera I always have on me, so here’s some iPhone apps to help you make it much better. Camera Awesome Camera Awesome takes your photos to the next level by shooting faassst and taking sharper, better-exposed shots. » How to Achieve Beautiful Bokeh. If you’ve read my article on bokeh, then you’ll be well aware of exactly what it is, but for those who haven’t, I’ll give you a little run down. Simply put, it’s the aesthetic quality of out-of-focus areas of a photograph. It relates to how nice the background blur looks when out-of-focus. Knowing that, you can start to see the uses for it. Beautiful bokeh can be used as either the subject, or the background, but usually the latter.
Photo Contests - Photography Competitions - Photo Awards. Prints, Posters, Canvas & Framed Wall Art from Independent Artists at Imagekind. The Basics of Photography : How to Blur the Background With a Digital SLR. 9 Tips for Getting Backgrounds Right. A Post By: Darren Rowse Photo by igglybwiggs Backgrounds present both opportunities and challenges to photographers. On the one hand they can put a subjects in context and make it stand out in a way that highlights it wonderfully – but on the other hand backgrounds can overwhelm subjects and distract from them. Some of the common problems that photographers have with backgrounds include: Distracting Focal Points – we’ve all seen this happen – we line up a shot of a friend to take as a portrait and just as we press the shutter someone else pops their head up over their shoulder with a silly face. 9 Strategies for Dealing with Distracting Backgrounds 1.
Ok – this strategy isn’t rocket science, in fact you’d think it almost goes without saying – but unfortunately it doesn’t and many of the mistakes that I see in photographs could have been avoided simply by checking the background before taking the shot and taking some sort of evasive action. 2. Photo by alterednate 3. 4. Bokeh Photography Tutorial. What is AV A aperture mode on your digital camera blurred background. How to use aperture priority, AV (for Canon) or A (for Nikon) mode on your digital SLR camera For photographers who use SLR cameras, AV or A mode determines whether all the photograph is in focus or part of. For example photographers can choose to have a sharp foreground and background, or they can blur the background. How to Blur the Background of a Photograph: 4 Methods. Fashion Photography: Fairy Tale Shoot. In the interest of keeping in the Hallowe'en mood, this week I'll focus on the more costume-y side of fashion.
As you've probably already gathered (from my last photo shoot), a current trend in fashion photography is the Fairytale Fashion Shoot. The Perception Laboratory's Face Transformer. How will you look when you are older? Splashup Image Editor – Upload Photos, Transform and Apply Effects. Celebrity Morph - MyHeritage.com. What will my baby look like? Morph Faces and Celebrities Online For Free - MorphThing.com. Digital Cameras & Digital Photography. Side-by-side camera comparison. Mount Everest-Monte Everest -360 panorama view from summit - Climbing Mt Everest - Nepal Trekking-panoramic photo from top of Mont Everest.
It is from a book titled Everest: Reflections From the Top by Christine Gee & Garry Weare which just been published. It contains contributions from many of the climbers who have reached the top during the last 50 years. Why did I climb Everest? What did I think of on the summit? Danny Santos II - Street Photographer in Singapore.
When I’m out on the streets, I often encounter faces that make me look twice; faces that stand out in the crowd without trying; faces that are out of the ordinary. They range from the exquisitely beautiful to the strangely wonderful. I started to approach these strangers for permission to take a photo of them. Some said no, but most said yes.