What the Mona Lisa Can Teach You About Taking Great Portraits - Digital Photography School When it comes to famous images the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most recognized in the world. When I visited the Lourve in Paris a couple of years ago I was stunned by the crowds of people gathering around this small image, pushing and shoving to get close and to take a picture of it (I got some great shots of the crowd). The Mona Lisa has been at the center of much debate and speculation over the years but why is it an image that intrigues people so much and what can we learn from it as photographers today? While we live in a different time (the Mona Lisa was painted in the 1500’s) and use different technology – is there something in this famous image that we can be inspired by as image makers today? Lessons from the Mona Lisa for Photographers Today I want to explore some of the different aspect of the Mona Lisa and point out some things that Leonardo did in painting this image that I think we could take away as portrait photographers today.
HDR Photography Basics and How to Get Started High dynamic range photography is still in its infancy as an art form, but it’s becoming more and more popular every day. “Nami Island : HDR #2″ captured by Aiman (Click image to see more from Aiman.) The reason for its increasing popularity is that never before has an image on your computer ever been able to compete with the imagery in the human brain. Now, of course, I am not saying that this high dynamic range photography is better than being there on the scene with your own eyes and the emotions you feel, but it is a step in the right direction. As we explore this high dynamic range process, these images will start to arouse those deep memories and emotions, deceiving the mind into much more than just a normal photograph. What is high dynamic range photography (HDR)?
Photography How To Articles – What's Your Specialty? Photographer White-Line and Black-Line Lighting By Glenn Rand Published by Amherst Media Dr. Glenn Rand demonstrates how to use lights, reflectors, flags, and mirrors to create precisely controlled shots of glass objects in this excerpt from his Amherst Media book Lighting and Photographing Transparent and Translucent Surfaces. This excerpt from Lighting and Photographing Transparent and Translucent Surfaces is provided courtesy of Amherst Media.
Photography Olympus VR-340 Digital Compact Camera - Black (16MP, 10x Super Wide Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD Olympus VR-340 Smart 3D Camera Black 16MP 10xZoom 3. 0LCD 720pHD 24mm Wide Lens...... Sigma AF 300-800mm f/5.6 Apo EX DG HSM for Nikon ...... Circular Polarizing Polariser CPL C-PL Filter for Cokin P Series How to use 1. Screw the ring adapter onto your lens. 2. Slide the filter holder on the ring adapter until it snap in place. 3. How to Photograph Clouds Nature often rewards us with incredible opportunities for photographing sunrises, sunsets and sun rays piercing through the clouds, creating stunning views. As a landscape photographer, I tend to wait for partly cloudy and stormy days, because clouds make photographs appear much more dramatic and vivid. Without clouds, sunrises and sunsets often look boring, forcing us to cut out the sky and focus on foreground elements instead. In contrast, if you get to witness a sunrise or a sunset with puffy, stormy clouds that are lit up from underneath with colorful sun rays, creating a fiery view, including the clouds in your photographs would make the scene appear much more colorful and alive. In fact, clouds can be so beautiful, that they could become the main element of composition in your photographs.
Photigy Studio Photography Where Passion Meets Profession Photigy Journal Sep Broncolor Announces New Siros Monobloc How To Achieve the Perfect Portrait Pose Knowing how to pose models is a key skill to have in making good portraits. In this article we will be talking about a few tips on how to pose your model to create stunning photos. From the hands and feet, right through to the head and eyes - we've got you covered! Learn How to Use the Sharpening Tools in Lightroom - Digital Photography School There’s no question that Lightroom is a powerful piece of photo processing software, but due to that power sometimes it’s not as easy to wrap our heads around everything it has to offer, that’s in part why I started my Let’s Edit YouTube series a weekly segment in which I share my own editing workflow for viewers to learn from. After starting this series one of the most commonly asked questions was to go into more detail on how the sharpening tools in Lightroom work. Sharpening in Lightroom is broken down into four different sliders – Amount, Radius, Detail and Masking – and they each work together to help you achieve the perfect amount of sharpness in your photograph. Today, rather than simply answer this question to the comparatively small group of people over on my site, I thought I’d bring these tips to the dPS community as a whole. I know there are a lot more people out there looking to master the art of sharpening images and I’m happy to help explain them.