The Ultimate Guide to Learning how to use Your first DSLR If you’ve bought yourself a DSLR and, after unpacking it from the box, you are intimidated by the number of buttons and dials, and by the thickness of the manual, it can be very tempting to put the manual down, flick it onto ‘Auto’ and start shooting. Whilst that is fine for some, it may not be long until you crave the creative control that inspired you to purchase a DSLR in the first place, but where do you begin? If you consider yourself a beginner who is unsure of how to make the most of your camera, this post is designed for you. It’s intended to be a brief, a one-stop shop to help you take your camera off auto, and take control of your DSLR. It isn’t intended to be a replacement for your camera manual, so will not explain every last setting in great depth, but will cover enough of the basics to get you in control of your camera, and give you the key topics to go back to your manual to read. 1. The best place to start is with shooting modes. 3. 4. Exposure compensation 5. 6. 7.
Canon vs Nikon: a Financial and Consumer Comparison [INFOGRAPHIC] A Post By: Darren Rowse There’s nothing like a ‘Canon’ vs ‘Nikon’ discussion to get photographers going. Those with cameras from either brand love to defend their purchase…. and those with other brands always have an opinion too. So when we were offered this infographic we thought it might be a fun comparison! Introduction to Photography and Related Media | Architecture Bummer! Picasa’s Creative Kit is Gone If you click on the button in Picasa to ‘Edit in Creative Kit’, today this is what you’ll see: What was Creative Kit? If you don’t know what Creative Kit was, here are some articles I wrote about the useful tools in Creative Kit that do not exist in Picasa3 proper. Now they don’t exist for Picasa/Google+ users at all! Picasa Tip: Speech Bubble on Your Pictures (put text into a speech bubble right on your picture – using Creative Kit)Picasa Tip: Merry Christmas Photo! What is the Replacement? If you have joined Google+, there is a new Edit button when you’re looking at a single photo. Are there other Options? The Creative Kit button began as a plugin to the Picnik photo editing website that Google bought a few years ago. Picmonkey.com has it’s own look and feel, but seems to include all the features you could possibly want for editing, enhancing, and embellishing your pictures. Why did Google Make this Change? We REALLY don’t know! All comments are welcome! p.s.
Free Photography Course by Karl Taylor Karl Taylor is passionate about bringing you inspirational photography tips and the very best “no nonsense” photography education and training available. Karl has been a professional photographer for more than 15 years. His work is published internationally and he regularly works for some of the world’s leading companies. Karl became involved in the photography training market several years ago after hosting lectures in photography and finding he had a knack for explaining the subject in an entertaining and understandable way. Since then Karl has become very passionate about his Masterclass Training Series and is keen to demonstrate professional but achievable photography techniques in the simplest way possible. As well as presenting and shooting he writes the scripts, formulates the ideas and formats the programmes and training. Outside of work Karl is happily married to Hélène and they have two young children.
Levitation Photography: 65 Stunning Examples & Tutorials Many says floating in the air, or so called levitation is impossible. Well, in fact everything is possible, all you need to do is believe yourself, seriously, believe that you can achieve it! And uh, believe that the Photoshop can help you achieve it. (Image Source: Dejon) Levitation is said to be some sort of skill that allows human to float in the air and yes, nobody did that successfully until now. Every miracle needs evidences right? Floating Without Boundaries 198. A Breeze In The Room. A Moving Caste. An Alternate Route. At Water Level. Bad Dreams. Because I Don’t Trust Airplanes. Books Can Take You Anywhere. Broken Wings. Chasing Elephants. Defying Gravity. Delusional Imprisonment. Easter Laziness. Electric Jon. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic. First Levitation. Floating Woman. Getting Food. Gypsy. Heaven. Insomia. Levitating Baker. Mother’s Day. Moving Block. My World. Ninety.Seven. Paradox. Pixie Dust. Playing Piano. Ropes. Saying Goodbye. Scared Of Sleep. Stirring Dust.
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Picasa » GeeksOnTour.TV | GeeksOnTour.TV Free Videos: The 5 tutorial videos listed below are free for anyone to watch. To view the rest, we have 96 total, you need to be a member. You can join here. Beginner’s Guide to Picasa, eBook or Print with 27 Videos We’ve divided the Picasa Videos into five categories. From the Camera, to your computer, to the Web – Picasa handles it all. Then, below, are a list of *all* our Picasa Lessons. Picasa From JPEG to RAW: A Beginners Guide to Start Shooting in RAW – The Easy Way | CHRISTINA GREVE I absolutely love to shoot in RAW format. The control it gives me in post production is a wonderful feeling. In fact, it’s magical. When I first started photography, I didn’t understand what Raw files were, nor did I know how to set my camera to shoot in Raw format. But when I finally took the time to learn it, I loved it instantly. I think you will, too. Perhaps you feel the way I did, that it’s a bit daunting, like stepping into an unknown field. It can be intimidating to try new things. Just take it one step at a time and you´ll be fine. Be patient with yourself. Image: The before and after image below shows just how helpful and powerful shooting in Raw can be. If you want to see more detailed images, and have the versatility and creative control of the editing then taking photographs in Raw can be very rewarding, especially once you see the end results. If you love to shoot Jpeg and are happy with your results, then that’s awesome. The Major Benefits Of Shooting In RAW What you can do
88 Brilliant Examples of Forced Perspective Photography | Inspiration |... 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. When it comes to inspiration then there is no limitation on resources. You may be interested in the following related articles as well. Feel free to join us and you are always welcome to share your thoughts that our readers may find helpful. Don’t forget to and follow us on Twitter — for recent updates. Brilliant Examples of Forced Perspective Photography Photography can serve as a nice source of inspiration. Further Resources! Find Something Missing?
Free online photography lessons - photography school - Selective Colorization Text and images Copyright (C) 2002 Eric R. Jeschke and may not be used without permission of the author. Intention In this tutorial I will explain how to convert a color photograph to a B&W one with color restored to selective areas. With the right subject this can give really striking results, as you can see for yourself. This technique is elsewhere referred to sometimes as “hand coloring” :-) The basic technique is to duplicate the color photograph, convert the duplicate to B&W, and paste it as a new layer on top of the color image. Giving credit where credit is due: I did not come up with this method. The Procedure Here is the original example image, loaded into GIMP. Step 1 Duplicate the image (Ctrl+D). In this example, I tried the channel mixer, but ended up in this case preferring a simple conversion to grayscale (Image → Mode → Grayscale), then back to RGB. Step 2 Open the Layers dialog (Ctrl+L). Step 3 Go to the B&W image and select all, then copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C). Step 4 Step 5 ).