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Digital Photography Tips and Techniques

Digital Photography Tips and Techniques
Photographer Creates a World of Man and Beast Where Both Species Interact Peacefully You would not be blamed if you did a double take with these images. Yes they are what they appear to be, and no visual tricks are involved here. These amazing images do not involve Photoshop, or any other digital manipulation. These are real-life encounters between dangerous animals and real vulnerable people. It is the work of Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova who collaborated with two professional animal trainers.

Image Editing Tutorials Image Editing Tutorial HDR or High Dynamic Range is the ability to capture the full luminance spectrum of the real-world. This is extremely difficult to achieve and is usually reserved for movies, special effects and some other specialty photography. What’s marvelous about Photoshop, is that you can photograph a subject (multiple times at varying exposures) and then merge the images to create a single HDR image. Here’s how you execute the process… An introduction to photography An introduction to photography The goal of this class is to teach people the basics of photography, both from a technical and an artistic point of view. You won't be Ansel Adams by the end of this, but if you follow the entire course, you should gain a thorough understanding of how a camera works, how to avoid the most common mistakes, how to create technically good images and have an idea about the basics of composition. Lectures Prerequisites

MCP Photoshop Actions and Tutorials Blog for Photographers You are here: Blog Home » Guest Bloggers » How to Use Panning to Make Your Photography Come Alive How to Use Panning to Make Your Photography Come Alive As photographers, we are always looks for new techniques to improve our work and make our images stand out.

rick's page New Boring Techie Stuff: How Lens Coating Works! And Another One: What's "BOKEH", Anyway? And another: How does Depth-of-Field work? And another: What's a Diopter? and why do I care? (or, everything you need to know about focusing a lens) Or how about: How to Spot a Fake LeicaJUNE 17, 2009: NEWS UPDATE FROM THE DAIRY QUEEN COCKROACH CENTER! 16 Camera Hacks To Take Flawless Pictures 16 Camera Hacks To Take Flawless Pictures 16 Camera Hacks To Take Flawless Pictures Culture Tech NicoleBorland for Chicken Soup For The Soul Since we're living in a world where everything we do, see, eat, drink, love, want (and on and on) are photographed, it's important to make those pics stand out. We're not all professional photographers (despite what our Instagram personas may suggest) and we don't all have the money to buy expensive add-ons and tools of the trade.

The Feral Photographer: The Pocket Ringlight Ever since Maxim magazine made ringflashes/ringlights popular again, photographers have been using and overusing them to get that "look". I gotta admit I'm a sucker for the soft yet harsh quality to the light. Since almost all my photography is done on the move though, the large studio ringlights out there don't really work for me. The small macro ringlights are too weak and do not accommodate lenses with large filter diameters. The closest thing to a portable ring flash I've found was the Sunpak DX-12R. I ordered one and although it says it will work with lenses with filter diameters up to 77mm, they aren't really designed to work with wide angle lenses so I found it vignetted heavily with my Canon 16-35 lens

Food Photography Tips: How to Take Mouth-Watering Pictures of Food Some photographers don’t enjoy shooting food because it doesn’t seem glamorous at first glance. They couldn’t be more wrong! Shooting food is fun and can be very sexy. And the best part about food photography? It doesn’t complain about it’s uneven eyes or its non-existent double chin! Ableton Live Video Tutorial ‘Chopping Samples’ w/ Thavius Beck In this video Dubspot Instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer Thavius Beck shares an interesting technique on how to make beats in Ableton Live. He shows us how he chops his samples while keeping them as warped audio and not using the slice to MIDI function. This opens up many interesting creative possibilities to work with the audio such as transposing, changing warp modes, and more.

Update to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Advanced Healing Brush Don't let dust spots, splotches, or other distractions and flaws get in the way of a great shot. With the Advanced Healing Brush in Lightroom 5, you can not only change the brush size but also move it in precise paths. Unwanted scene elements — even those with irregular shapes such as threads — just disappear.See how it works › Photoshop Light Effect Tutorials I’ve selected various Photoshop tutorials that I’m liking at the moment for light effects, some have quite cool techniques on how to achieve the end result that can be applied to a million different designs (try and experiment with them), check them out below. You might also enjoy: Design a Vista Styled Wallpaper Windows Vista Aurora Effect Design a Vibrant Blackberry Inspired Ad

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How To Build A Beauty Dish A beauty dish provides a light pattern that is kinda between what you get from a bare flash and a softbox. Beauty dishes are an awesome modifier tool, but they have one caveat – price. While branded beauty dishes are kinda on the higher range of modifiers when it comes to costs, they are pretty easy to build for a few dollars if you have a pair of good hands and the time to drive to a close by home depot. What You’ll Need Metal Salad Bowl (I used a 50cm one)Electric box for plaster wallsA Round wall guard – 12 cm across.3 machine screws (8 cm long) and 6 bolts3 small springs – 8 cm longEpoxy glueVelcroWhite and black spay paint Tools

Photo Cascadia Blog November 11th, 2014 by Sean Bagshaw It would be ideal if every image we took could be displayed as a fine art print on somebody’s wall. These days, however, most photographs will be viewed on a screen via a website, so it is important to prepare our images for optimal viewing on the web. Unfortunately many websites, such as Facebook, further process the images we upload, compressing them and causing loss of detail and sharpness and introducing glitchy artifacts. Dedicated photography sharing websites, like and, handle our images with much more care, but the bottom line is that once we upload an image to any website other than our own, how it is processed and displayed is beyond our control.

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