21 Things You Can Do Today to Change Your Photography Forever Would you pin this on Pinterest? Photographers these days spend so much time on the Internet learning good things about photography that they never make the time to do the things that would be really great for their photography. I’ve compiled a list of 21 things in this article that you can do today that would completely change your photography forever. If you like these tips, I hope you’ll consider learning photography with me in one of my 6 online photography classes. Action #1: Learn every function your camera is capable of performing (2 hours) You know what I mean… not just aperture, shutter speed, and focus. Action #2: Prepare your work for exhibition (Several hours) This is probably the most difficult action suggested on this page. The first time I sold a photo was life-changing for me. Action #3: Enter a photography contest (25 minutes) Photography contests can be a great way to learn digital photography. Photographers are often shocked by the result of this exercise.
Diwali Photo, India Picture June 16, 2010 Photograph by Joe McNally, National Geographic This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel Two women in Jaipur hold candles to celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights. Observed over five days throughout India, it marks, among other things, the start of the new business year and the victory of light over dark. Photo Tip: Festivals, parades, and similar events offer an ideal chance to photograph people at their most colorful and at a time when everyone expects to be photographed. Get more photo tips » See more photos of India » Buy the Ultimate Field Guide to Travel Photography »
Creepy, Crusty, Crumbling: Illegal Tour of Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans [75 Pics] Hurricane Katrina killed this clown. According to the photographer, “An abandoned Six Flags amusement park, someone spray painted ‘Six Flags 2012 coming soon’ on the wall above the downed head. But they were clownin.’ Six Flags will never rebuild here.” Welcome to Zombie Land kids! Chained dreams of fun at Six Flags New Orleans, abandoned Jazzland – that’s what Six Flags opened as “Jazzland” in 2000. Some photographers can see past the lifeless amusement park’s decay and desolation, showing us that there is still a chance the place could be cheery and not cheerless. Like a Bad Dream. Just in case you don’t know the scoop on what Hurricane Katrina did to New Orleans and Six Flags, this photo is of New Orleans, LA, on Sept. 14, 2005. Unlike the bleak amusement-less park above, some photographers can still see and share with us the echo of magic in the abandoned theme park Six Flags – even 6 years later in 2011. No lines for dead rides. Watch out for that tree! No one wants a ride?
29 Excellent iPad Apps for Photographers Photography lovers will not merely get those great shots from their favourite subjects but would also opt to enhance their photos to make it look better. Of course, with the aid of today’s various programs, you can certainly improve your photos. But it would even be more convenient if you have all these stuff in your iPad so that you can do some editing anywhere you want and you can even share your works to others. Amazingly, there are iPad Apps for both amateur and professional photographers which can truly be a helpful tool for you. Adobe Photoshop Express As a companion to Photoshop.com, this app will help you edit and enhance your photos right in your iPad. Download Source PicWall You can now display the photos you have taken in a virtual wall through PicWall. Download Source PhotoPad A premium easy editing app capable of image resizing, rotating, posterize and others. Download Source Mobile Monet Download Source TiltShift Generator for iPad- Fake DSLR ($2.99) Download Source Download Source Ads
Mostly Photo Adventures Big Lens Allows You To Blur The Backgrounds In Your iPhone Photos Thought the iPhone 4S’s new camera is impressive, to say the least, it does share one issue with any other camera phone or pocket digicam: the tiny sensor means it simply can’t deep focus, making the background artistically blurry while the subject is kept crystal sharp. If you want shallow depth-of-field like a SLR while using your iPhone, consider giving Big Lens a try. It will allow you to give your iPhone photos a super depth of field, just like those fancy pants pros use. Of course, Big Lens only works by applying smart post-processing effects to an existing photo. The results, as you can see above, are striking: not only does the depth of field stuff work very well, but you can apply your filters to only the subject or background of the image, allowing for some very unique effects. Best of all? Via Gadget LabRelated
The Luminous Landscape Celebrating Our 15th Year Kilt Rock - Mealt Falls, November 2014 - Isle Of Skye, Scotland Fuji X-T1, 55-200mm at 74mm, f/8, 7.4 sec ISO 800, Lee Big Stopper by Kevin Raber There are Currently 184 Photographers Visiting The Luminous Landscape The contents of this site were last updated on 30 November, 2014 Michael's Phlog was just updated on October 21 lu-mi-nous (lue'muh nuhs) adj. 1. radiating or reflecting light; shining; bright. 2. clear; readily intelligible Welcome to The Luminous Landscape, the web’s most comprehensive site devoted to the art and technique of photography. The Publisher of this site is Kevin Raber Robert Scoble - Google+ - Eighteen Minutes with the new Lytro camera and its founder …
Strobist Taming Lightroom Keyword Chaos | Lightroom tutorials, tips and training for Lightroomers! This is a reprint of my March 2011 Under the Loupe column in Photoshop User magazine. A subscription to Photoshop User magazine is benefit of becoming a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. You can join NAPP and get Scott Kelby’s Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book for Digital Photographers and a Lightroom Killer Tips Preset CD as a signup bonus. I don’t often get questions about how to apply keywords to photos, but I do hear from people who are struggling to regain a bit of order over an unruly keyword list, so it is to them that I devote this column. Creating a Hierarchy If you have already assigned keywords to photos and you want to retain those assignments and create a more structured list you should first consider creating that structure right in the Keyword List panel. Some people find it helpful to create their keyword list outside of Lightroom in a plain text file (here is a great tutorial on that Re-Assign Keywords
Must Have iPhone Photography Apps By: Chaz Curry With the recent additions of Verizon and Sprint, nearly everyone I know has an iPhone nowadays. And with the new iPhone 4s, the camera boosts an 8 megapixel sensor and a larger f/2.4 aperture that lets in more light in dark situations. To quote Chase Jarvis, “The best camera is the one that’s with you,” I believe that to be sage advice. While this may not be the all-in-encompassing iPhone photography apps list, it’ll get you started. Instagram Price: Free Instagram is a lot like Facebook, but instead of a post in words, you let your photo do the talking. Camera+ Price: ($.99) Camera+ has been at the top of the charts for quite a while, so I’d assume you know what this app can do. PictureShow Price: $1.99 PictureShow is an all in one ToyCamera. MagicHour Magic Hour is anything but another lame photo effect app. Pano Pano for iPhone lets you take beautiful, seamless panoramic photos straight from your phone, no other software necessary. Tiny Planet Photos Price: $.99 Photogene 2 Snapseed
Hipstamatic Introduces "World's First Social Camera" iPhone photo app maker Synthetic thinks it has found a way to combine the suspense of analog film with digital convenience through the new Hipstamatic D-Series app for iOS it's releasing on Thursday. The D-Series — billed as a "disposable camera for iOS" — allows groups of iPhone-toting friends to share a batch of 24 shots. Friends invite one another through Facebook to shoot to a specific roll. Also like analog film, no one can see what's being shot while the D-Series roll is in progress. The D-Series will be available free in the Apple App Store and includes one camera, while an in-app purchase option will initially allow users to buy three other 99-cent cameras with different effects. According to Synthetic CEO and co-founder Lucas Buick, the D-Series app will change "how we come together to capture photographic stories." Hipstamatic has enjoyed tremendous success since its launch two years ago. What do you think?
Fujifilm provides modified-sensor X10 to address white-orb issue We've just received an updated Fujifilm X10 featuring the revised, orb-resistant sensor, announced in March. We've rushed it straight into our studio to see how it performed, alongside the existing X10 we had been putting through our review process. We'll be doing more in-depth testing, to check whether the changes Fujifilm have made have had any other impact on image quality but, given the interest surrounding the issue, we thought we'd show our preliminary results. (Updated with image quality comparison) Jump to: 'White Orb' test Here we've used a directed light source to show the large white discs, or orbs, that the X10 (and X-S1) would show when bright light overwhelmed the sensor. Orb test using existing X10: Orb test using revised X10 with modified sensor: Image quality comparison Here, to check whether the sensor modification has had any other impact on image quality, we've shot the same still-life scene with both the original and modified X10.
Henri Cartier-Bresson: 'Red China' in Color, 1958 Henri Cartier-Bresson '50s The French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 – 2004) was influential in ways and on a scale that, in all likelihood, will never be repeated or matched by any other practitioner of the craft. So much of what the world now knows and recognizes as photojournalism, after all, was originally shaped by Cartier-Bresson’s work in the 1930s, and especially by the methodology he developed and pursued with his peers Robert Capa and David Seymour, or “Chim”: incessant travel, always with camera in hand; the search not for mere adventure, but for meaning in both conflict and in utterly quotidian calm; and finally, the hunt for specific, never-to-be repeated scenes, instances, gestures that would, in less than a heartbeat, tell a tale that no moving image or written word could possibly surpass.