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UK Commercial photography - Northlight ImagesJay Maisel PhotographyPhotoTech TutorialsAdvertisement Over the recent months we’ve been presenting various showcases of photography – while many readers hated the showcases, most readers found them inspirational and perfect for a lousy workday’s morning. However, what we should have done in the inspirational posts is not just provide you with some inspiration for your work, but also present useful photographic techniques which can help you to achieve optimal pictures for your designs. And as requested by many of you, now it’s time to correct our mistake. In this post we present useful photographic techniques, tutorials and resources for various kinds of photography. Among other things, we cover high-speed photography, tilt-shift photography, black and white photography, motion blur, infrared, night, smoke photography, macro photography, HDR, panoramic photography, RAW processing and others. 1. Quick guide to Simple High Speed Macro PhotographyThis is a quick tutorial to get you started with high speed photography. 2. 3. 4. 5.
John Paul Caponigro – Digital Photography Workshops, DVDs, eBooksMarch 31, 2013 | Leave a Comment | “Composer and conductor Eric Whitacre has inspired millions by bringing together “virtual choirs,” singers from many countries spliced together on video. Now, for the first time ever, he creates the experience in real time, as 32 singers from around the world Skype in to join an onstage choir (assembled from three local colleges) for an epic performance of Whitacre’s “Cloudburst,” based on a poem by Octavio Paz.” View more Eric Whitacre videos here. March 29, 2013 | Leave a Comment | There are several ways to get more resolution out of your photographs. Upsample If you have only one exposure, your options are limited to upsampling or using software to create more pixels. How far can you go? Stack You can increase the resolution of a file and improve the detail an image renders by making multiple exposures of the same composition and combining them into a single file. How far can you go? Stitch How far can you go? Read more on Digital Photo Pro. Manchester, NH
Digital Photography Tips From The Top Floor10 Top Photography Composition RulesThere are no fixed rules in photography, but there are guidelines which can often help you to enhance the impact of your photos. It may sound clichéd, but the only rule in photography is that there are no rules. However, there are are number of established composition guidelines which can be applied in almost any situation, to enhance the impact of a scene. These guidelines will help you take more compelling photographs, lending them a natural balance, drawing attention to the important parts of the scene, or leading the viewer's eye through the image. Once you are familiar with these composition tips, you'll be surprised at just how universal most of them are. Rule of Thirds Imagine that your image is divided into 9 equal segments by 2 vertical and 2 horizontal lines. Doing so will add balance and interest to your photo. Notice how the building and horizon are aligned along rule-of-thirds lines. Balancing Elements Leading Lines The road in this photo draws your eye through the scene. Depth
The Nocturnes Night Photography BlogCanon L Lens Series InformationWhat is the Canon "L" Lens Series? Good question - and many answers exist, but it is Canon's professional line (though used extensively by non-professionals) of EOS EF autofocus 35mm SLR and DSLR still camera lenses. Some say L stands for "Low Dispersion" - achieved by the UD lens elements found in these lenses. Watch the sidelines at the next professional sporting event you attend or watch on TV. About their L lenses, Canon says "these lenses use special optical technologies [such as] Ultra-low Dispersion UD glass, Super Low Dispersion glass, Fluorite elements, and Aspherical elements to truly push the optical envelope." OK so what does that mean - practically speaking? What you can get when you use Canon L lenses (if you do your part right) are amazing pictures. The above picture shows the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens (left) compared to the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens extended and retracted along with their lens hoods. Aren't they beautiful?!