Photigy Studio Photography Where Passion Meets Profession Photigy Journal Sep Broncolor Announces New Siros Monobloc Gear Brooklyn Museum: Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life, 1990–2005 Annie Leibovitz (American, b. 1949). Nicole Kidman, 2003. Photograph © Annie Leibovitz. Courtesy of Vogue. Professional Photographer Magazine Web Exclusives: July 2013 Archives By Stan Sholik High dynamic range (HDR) photography seems to have passed through its early years of excess and taken on its role as another powerful tool for controlling scene contrast, both globally and locally. Its use is far from universal, however, even among photographers comfortable with HDR imaging, because of three limiting factors: the inability to batch process multiple files from a shoot to create HDR images; the need to use a tripod while shooting to ensure absolute alignment of the original images; and the need to have no or at least minimal movement in the scene during captures. Several HDR software solutions have addressed some of these issues with reasonable success, but HDR Expose 3 from Unified Color is the first to solve all three successfully in a single product. Previous versions of HDR Expose are renowned for their ability to create natural-looking HDR images with minimal artifacts and without the grungy HDR “look.” The third option is batch processing.
Advanced Photography Technique: Brenizer Method Panorama A while ago, I posted an article asking for your feedback. We were all very thrilled to see so many of you comment (even though I didn’t get to answer all of the comments, we already have a list of things we will be working very hard on during the coming months). One suggestion, made by Marcin (thank you!), was of particular interest to me. “What inspires us?” Talking Pixels How do you get that glossy, reflective look that is pretty popular now-a-days? How do you get a cleanly blown out background? These are some of the questions we’ll go over today. The reflective foreground is really popular recently, and I think it’s due to Apple’s advertising, and the popularity of their iTunes coverflow view. I wondered how hard it was to get this look. I started out by researching what materials you could use that would produce a nice reflection.
Enfuse Enfuse is a command-line program used to merge different exposures of the same scene to produce an image that looks very much like a tonemapped image (without the halos) but requires no creation of an HDR image. Therefore it is much simpler to use and allows the creation of very large multiple exposure panoramas. Enfuse is based on a paper by Tom Mertens, Jan Kautz and Frank Van Reeth: "Exposure fusion" The implementation was done by Andrew Mihal (developer of Enblend) and the hugin team around Pablo d'Angelo 15 still life photography ideas Photographing still life can be a great way to hone your skills as a photographer, as it encourages you to take the time to get details by giving you total control over the elements like composition and lighting. Below we’ve listed 15 still life photography ideas that we’ve found particularly inspirational, all of which took time and careful planning to achieve. 1. Take inspiration from traditional paintings By Anatoly Che Many still life photographers take their inspiration from traditional still life paintings, such as this one by Anatoly.
How to stack layers in Photoshop as a Mean Three versions of a single image stitched together. Left to right: MO, DB, GA. In Color Correction it is a wise strategy to produce multiple versions of a single image (that is: to correct the same picture few times collecting different variations), then blend them together in a number of ways – to get the better of each one. This doesn’t necessarily involve that it must be the same person the one in charge, as my dear friend Marco Olivotto stated in a beautiful manifesto on collaborative color correction called Three Heads are Better than One. Although masks and blending modes may be required, the easiest blends of all (33-33-33 or maybe 25-25-25-25) can be difficult to obtain, unless you know the trick! The 50-50 blend of two layers is a piece of cake: you set the bottom to 100% opacity and the top to 50%.
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. To purchase the book and learn more about the publisher, visit the Amherst Media Web site.
99 Excellent Examples of Forced Perspective Photography Forced perspective is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It is used primarily in photography, filmmaking and architecture. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator or camera. There are many ways to attack photography and some are much more expensive than others. Here in this showcase, we presenting a Stunning collection of Forced Perspective Photography and Pictures taken by various artists in which all pictures are linked to the author’s pages. You may want to explore further works of the photographers we’ve featured below.
kathy beal contemporary art There is actually a lot of curiosity as to how my images are created, so I thought I’d share a bit about my process. My images are not obscure photographs of some actual object and they aren’t a form of macro photography. They are the result of a method I’ve developed over time, that started with breaking my foremost rule of photography, F64, that all images needed to be tack sharp. I can still remember the joy and freedom I felt looking through the viewfinder with the lens thrown completely out of focus, and the aperture wide open. This is my starting point, my color pallet, and the seeds of my idea.
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