12 Expert Tips For Photographing Cityscapes At Night Jimmy Mcintyre is a travel photographer and educator. His photos have been published in local and national magazines, including the BBC. His online courses on digital blending and post-processing can be found in his official website. In this tutorial, Jimmy shares his expert tips on photographing cityscapes at night and during golden hour. by Jimmy McIntyre It was the fifth time that we climbed this hill at 4 a.m. Yet, our faith and persistence were rewarded as the faintest orange glow began to creep through the clouds. And I was reminded how much I love shooting cityscapes. There’s nothing quite like the energy and buzz of a large city. Here are a few tips on shooting and processing cityscape images that I’d like to share with you. 1. 2. In order to create a balanced image, it is sometimes necessary to take multiple exposures of the same scene. Close up of base exposure 4 bracketed exposures Final image after blending exposures with luminosity masks 3. 4. 5. 6. The shot without tourists: 7.
Art of Composition in Photography- Tips and Examples Guest Article By : Siddharthan Raman The difference between a Snapshot and Greatshot is a composition. The way the photographer view the subject is very different. Siddharth talking about Art of Composition in Photography. Please check the below points with examples. You may interested in the following related posts : 1) Point of View Before picturing something always try to view the field as a photograph, which helps us in getting knowledge of what to cover and what not to. Photo Credit : Adrian Sommeling Photo Credit : Vladimir Zivancevic – krug Photo Credit : Shlomi Nissim Photo Credit : Rahmat Mulyono 2) Simplicity Try to keep the frame very simple, this helps the viewer to focus only on the subject. Photo Credit : Marcus Björkman Photo Credit : Rimantas Bikulcius Photo Credit : Piotrek Lakowski Photo Credit : Peter Svoboda 3) Geometrical Shapes Look for shapes, patterns, symmetries, eye catching geometries, lines & curves. Photo Credit : Harry Lieber Photo Credit : Ahmad Alsaif 6) Cropping 8.
10 rules of photo composition (and why they work) In photography, it’s not just what you shoot that counts – the way that you shoot it is crucial, too. Poor photo composition can make a fantastic subject dull, but a well-set scene can create a wonderful image from the most ordinary of situations. With that in mind, we’ve picked our top 10 photo composition ‘rules’ to show you how to transform your images, as well as offered some of our best photography tips from the experts who do it on a daily basis. Don’t feel that you’ve got to remember every one of these laws and apply them to each photo you take. Instead, spend a little time practising each one in turn and they’ll become second nature. You’ll soon learn to spot situations where the different rules can be applied to best effect. Photo composition doesn’t have to be complicated. In the real world, you’ll be working with a wide range of subjects and scenes, and this requires a more open-minded approach. 10 rules of photo composition (and why they work) Image copyright Jure Kravanja
How to compose a photograph: see images where you never saw them before | Digital Camera World - page 2 Download the panels from our ‘How to compose a photograph’ cheat sheet For those who wish to print out our cheat sheet on How to compose a photograph… we’ve tried to make it a bit easier for you. Below you’ll find each individual panel from the cheat sheet. We’ve resized each panel to fit onto a standard A4 piece of paper (US readers might need to reduce it slightly further). Click on each thumbnail to see the expanded file – or drag and drop it to your desktop. PAGE 1: How to compose a photograph (free cheat sheet) PAGE 2: Download the panels from our ’How to compose a photograph’ cheat sheet Banish Bad Pictures: 9 quick fixes for common camera complaints10 reasons your photos aren’t sharp (and how to fix them)New camera anatomy: 12 key camera settings to get you started right24 camera features every beginner must memorizeLeading Lines: photography’s most underrated composition device 6 weeks to go! We check prices on over 80m products daily to find the best prices on these great items...
Camera composition tips: 1 subject, 6 ways to shoot it Using different viewpoints and lenses can dramatically alter the look of your photographs. In this tutorial we’ll share some of our best in-camera composition tips and show you how to take one subject and shoot it six different ways for varying effects. Framing your shots isn’t just about using the rules of photo composition such as leading lines, the rule of thirds or including foreground interest. We all fall into the habit of using similar viewpoints when shooting, so here’s an exercise that will help you break this habit and take more successful photos. Find a simple, static subject such as a building, photograph it from the first viewpoint that you find, then find six more viewpoints and compositions. The key to this is exploring the area and keeping an open mind when it comes to framing and composition. Composition No. 01 The classic approach Following classic composition rules such as the rule of thirds and including foreground interest enhances the shot. 6 weeks to go!
Introduction to Digital Black & White Photography » Krishna Mohan Photography The Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi We see colour photos very differently from black and white photos, because we don’t actually see the world in black, white, and shades of grey. In colour, we’re looking at and discerning things in a scene based on the actual colours we perceive. Burj-Khalifa, Dubai What is the advantage of black & white? Many fine art photographers prefer black and white images for their tendency to distance the subject matter from reality. Convert images to black and white when the light, form, or texture in the scene is more compelling than the hues or colour of the subject matter. Examples of doors in Classical Architecture Museum, Abu Dhabi Images with a wide range of tonal values tend to work well for black and white imagery. Over exposed and contrasty mid noon harsh light captures are sometimes converted into black & white. Moon Over Panjim Church in Monochrome Leaf in color Bad example of B&W conversion of leaf Malabar Trogon See this picture of Malabar Trogan.
How to See in Black and White [and how HDR can be a Powerful Tool for the Monochrome Photographer] The very first photographs were shot in black and white. Decades later, even after the advent of color, many photographers—especially those concerned with creating works of art—continued to shoot in black and white. The format remains popular even today: nearly every consumer-level digital camera has a black and white mode available (for outputting JPEGs directly from the camera in monochrome), and all digital darkroom editing suites have at least one (and usually multiple) means of changing a color photograph to black and white. Indeed, there are expensive plugins available for Photoshop that are entirely devoted to the process of converting a color shot into black and white, and there dozens of groups on Flickr and Picassa and 500px that are exclusive to black and white photography. Why? A large part of the reason, as I see it, lay in that very simplicity of the monochrome image. A Shift in Sight Most of us see the world in color. Wait—color? Shapes, Patterns, and Texture Tone Color
More on Composition (In the Eye of the Viewer) | Digital Photography Courses Written by: Digital Photography Free Access To Our Insider Tips & Tutorials Free Tutorials & TipsDiscover how to market your photosGet access to industry secrets! Enter your Name and Email to Get Started! A bit more on how we see compositions in photographs… We tend to equate horizontal scenes with quiet and tranquility…. and vertical photograph compositions suggest power and majesty. We always … automatically look at people’s eyes first. Or we will look to that part of the scene that stands out – contrasts – with the rest of the image. So keep these factors in mind … there will be times when you need to draw on them to turn a rather straight-forward image into one that stands out……. You will see more examples of composition among the other lessons, so let’s head back to the main page for MORE.
Construction of a Photograph: The Process of Visualization Hello, my name is Rick Keller. I am an amateur photographer who lives in San Diego, CA, one of many readers of Photography Life, and an occasional participant in its forums. Recently, after having participated in the Photography Life Photo Critique forum and Weekly Critique Section, Nasim Mansurov graciously and enthusiastically extended me an invitation to write a guest article for Photography Life to share more of my film work and discuss the tools and methodology that I use. I wholeheartedly accepted the invitation. As I pondered this task, it was immediately apparent that I could write such an article in a variety of ways, each of which might lead to a discussion of additional subtopics in both general photography and film photography. First, allow me to delve into a brief philosophical discussion of a process that many photographers – past, present, and hopefully future – consider to be a critical step in the construction of a photograph, namely visualization. Composition Card
7 Tips for Using the Gestalt Theory for Better Composition Andrew’s newest ebook Mastering Composition is now on special for a limited time only at Snapndeals. Gestalt theory evolved in the 1920’s to explain some of the ways in which people perceive the world around them. The basic idea is that, when faced with a visually chaotic scene, the human mind simplifies it into more recognizable patterns and shapes. Gestalt theory provides an insight into the pattern recognition process that occurs when people look at photographs. Once you understand the principles of gestalt theory, you can use them to improve the composition of your photos. These are some of the useful aspects of the gestalt theory. 1. A pair or group of objects that are close to each other are more likely to be perceived as belonging together than if they are far apart. In this portrait, the proximity of the girl and horse suggest a close relationship between them. 2. Objects that are similar in shape, size or colour are seen as belonging together. 3. 4. It’s the same with the fence. 5.
How to Solve 5 Composition Conundrums Faced by Landscape Photographers 2-for-1 special As part of Landscape Photography Week here on dPS, we’re offering TWO for the price of ONE on our best-selling Living & Loving Landscape Photography ebooks! Click here to take advantage of this offer. Do you ever get frustrated when reviewing your landscape shots? Landscapes are both one of the easiest things to photograph, and the most difficult. It is these details that create conundrums for photographers, especially when it comes to composing a great landscape shot. When I’m out with a photography class, students seem to have several common dilemmas they want solved. 1) How do I choose my point of interest? Most photography guides say that a great image must have a strong point of interest. It might be the light at sunrise or sunset, or a confluence of streams, or maybe the patterns of wildflowers. If your story is about the light, where in the scene is the light most spectacular? All roads lead to Rome – or in photography, to your center of interest.
Photo Cascadia Blog by Zack Schnepf In the Field Composition Workflow Part 2 – Landscape Photography Workflow Recently, on the Photo Cascadia blog; Erin Babnik posted a really excellent article about compositional patterns to look for in nature, I thought it was one of the best articles on the PC blog in a while. Here is a link to her article: I wanted to continue with the theme of composition. Master the technical functions of your camera. Shoot using the manual settings on your camera. Shoot manual focus and use the focus markings on your lenses. Shoot raw and don’t worry about white balance. All of these techniques help remove small distractions in the field, leaving you with less things to mentally juggle. Tags: composition, field technique, simplification, workflow, Zack Schnepf