Bryan Peterson has written a book titled Understanding Exposure which is a highly recommended read if you’re wanting to venture out of the Auto mode on your digital camera and experiment with it’s manual settings. In it Bryan illustrates the three main elements that need to be considered when playing around with exposure by calling them ‘the exposure triangle’. Each of the three aspects of the triangle relate to light and how it enters and interacts with the camera. The three elements are: ISO – the measure of a digital camera sensor’s sensitivity to light Aperture – the size of the opening in the lens when a picture is taken Shutter Speed – the amount of time that the shutter is open It is at the intersection of these three elements that an image’s exposure is worked out.
As so many new camera owners are starting out with photography in the new year I thought I'd compile a list of photography tips and techniques that new camera owners might like to work through in the coming weeks. by Darren Rowse Some are very basic while others go a little deeper – but all have been selected from our archives specifically for beginners and new camera owners. Enjoy. Introductions to Useful Modes and Settings on Your Digital Camera 1.
Image by Darwin Bell The following was submitted by one of our readers – Jan Neault Phillips . It’s a little tongue in cheek (40 questions before every photo might be a little difficult, particularly if you’re photographing my kids who move at the speed of light) but also contains some good information on the type of things a photographer should be thinking about as they prepare for a shot (or perhaps for a ‘shoot’). So I’m walking along with my camera and I see a wonderful scene that would make a great photo… Before I Hit the Shutter I Ask Myself: What mode do I want to shoot in?
One camera function that can be a lot of fun to play with (and that can get you some interesting results) is slow sync flash . Low Light Photography Options When shooting with a subject in low light situations you generally have two options; either to shoot with a flash or to shoot with a slow shutter speed. 1. Flash – When shooting in low light with a flash in auto mode your camera will choose a relatively fast shutter speed. This means that your subject will be well lit and that if it is moving it will be frozen and as a result will be sharp.
Experimenting with Slow Shutter Speeds can be a lot of fun. Today Charles Clawson from blog.chaselliot.com sums up three types of slow shutter techniques and invites you show off your attempts at doing them. There have been some great articles and interest lately on long exposures so I thought I would put together a hodgepodge of techniques and then turn it over to DPS readers to see what they can come up with. I’ve broken this slow shutter shoot-out into 3 categories. When you submit your photograph, do it under one of these styles. I’ve thrown in a few of my own as examples into the article just to give you an idea.
3K+ How do you take Portraits that have the ‘Wow’ factor? Today and tomorrow I want to talk about taking Portraits that are a little out of the box . You see it’s all very well and good to have a portrait that follows all the rules – but it hit me as I was surfing on Flickr today that often the most striking portraits are those that break all the rules . Note : this post is an extract from our Essential Portrait Photography Tips E-book – Grab Your Copy Today! I want to look at some ways to break out of the mold and take striking portraits by breaking (or at least bending) the rules and adding a little randomness into your portrait photography . I’ll share ten of these tips today and a further ten tomorrow (update: you can see the 2nd part here ).
A.Joki says: Nels: On sunny days, the shutter speed is going to be very high anyway. Especially considering that I'm shooting fairly wide open for portraiture, typically F/1.4 to F/2.8.
If you're looking for a way to draw more attention to the crucial elements in your photographic composition, the Fibonacci Ratio offers a way to direct your viewers eye to the critical parts of your photo. Earlier this year we highlighted another great composition rule, the Rule of Thirds, in our guide to getting more out of your point and shoot camera . Digital Photography School takes an interesting look at another composition rule, Fibonnacci's Ratio. Often referred to as the "divine ratio" because of the numerous places it appears in the natural world—such as the spiral of Nautilus shell—it offers a way to guide your viewer's eye to the area of the photo you want them to focus on. When applied to photography, this ratio can produce aesthetically pleasing compositions that can be magnets for the human sub-conscious. When you take the sweet spot of the Fibonnaci Ratio and recreate it four times into a grid, you get what looks to be a rule of thirds grid.
Whether it's before, during, or after you shoot, we've posted some awesome photography tips, tricks, and hacks this year. Here are the most popular for 2010. Photo remixed from an original by Matt Katzenberger
Ultimo aggiornamento: 19/11/2007 Introduzione La fotografia é la cattura della luce mediante la scelta dell'esposizione, quindi l'esposizione è la base fondamentale della fotografia. Capire bene come funziona l'esposizione (tempi, diaframmi, ISO) e tutti i vari argomenti collegati è indispensabile. E una volta capita bene, ci si accorge che improvvisamente si è in grado di comprendere il funzionamento della fotocamera (funzionalità e limiti) e soprattutto si comincia a fotografare, sul serio. Buona lettura.
Ultimo aggiornamento: 19/02/2010 Introduzione Questo articolo nasce come sunto di tutta la mia (limitatissima) esperienza di fotografia di matrimonio, e da quanto ho letto e raccolto nell'immenso mare di Internet.
Follow this step by step post processing guide to give your photos a dark lomo style effect with high contrast, blue tones and vignette burns. The effect is based on the popular lomographic technique and is similar to the processing effect used in many fashion shots and advertisement designs. Overall this effect does a great job of adding impact to a plain photography with cool colour casts and unusual saturation. View full size photo effect Begin by opening your photograph of choice into Adobe Photoshop. This particular shot is courtesy of ThinkStock and features a guy on a motorcycle with a blue skies and grassy fields.
Resources by Bill Jones Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned professional, sometimes we all need our memory jogged. It’s never a bad idea to have some convenient references handy just in case.