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Photo Tips and Techniques for Beginners

Photo Tips and Techniques for Beginners
I remember the day I got my DSLR camera in the mail-- I had saved up for months to buy my little Nikon D40 and I watched the postal tracking code like my dog waits for her food in the mornings. (So. Excited.) :) When my brown Amazon box finally came, my heart was beating so fast that I could barely cut open the tape. I took out the Nikon and held it in my hands-- that weight and feel is so familiar to me today. I started taking pictures right away, the same photos that everyone takes with a new camera: everything that is in direct sight. Back then, I didn't have a clue as to what in the heck I was doing. This photo: ISO: 400, f/2.8, Shutter: 1/30, taken in Wyoming at the Grand Tetons National Park, summer 2011. I think that composition is the first, easiest, most fun, and most important lesson to learn in photography. Square Composition: This photo: ISO: 400, f/5.6, Shutter: 1/125, taken in the middle of the "Snowpocalypse" that happened early Feb. 2011. More square love: To freeze motion:

Create your tilt-shift picture Move the vertical slider on the right of the original photo to select the area in focus. Use the "Preview" button to see the results, then click on the required image size and press "Download" when done to process the image and get a download link. Site members get unlimited downloads up to 21MP (5700 pixel length/width) and can access over 50 bokeh styles, click here for details. Processing and downloading hi-res images may take a few minutes, depending on original photo size and other factors. A download link to the most recent hi-res file processed this session will appear in the "Recent hi-res:" area. The size of the main selected area can be adjusted using the horizontal slider, from "narrow" (focusing on a small area) to "wide" (focusing on a larger area). If you're using a display resolution of 1280x1024 or higher, try clicking on the "Large" button on the left to switch to large preview mode. Tilt-shift miniatures often look better with vivid colors. Strength 0-5: Strength 5-8:

Photo collage maker - Amazing, Affordable and simple photocollage Software. Download Now! Feel free to visit our gallery featuring dozens of cool photocollages. Just click this link and enjoy the show. Photo collages produced with Artensoft Photo Collage Maker are of the highest visual quality. They look great from afar and are perfect when scrutinized up close. Artensoft Photo Collage Maker uses sophisticated algorithms to mix and match existing cell images in order to create a piece of art that can be enjoyed from afar and truly appreciated up close: There’s no color blending producing faux digital photomosaic; instead, Artensoft Photo Collage Maker uses advanced mix-and-match to assemble a perfect photo collage out of a number of different images. Turning an ordinary snapshot into a piece of art can be done in five easy steps. 1. Artensoft Photo Collage Maker comes with lots and lots of things you can tweak, change or adjust to unleash your creativity.

Dumpr - Photo Fun RETRO – Les faux décors dans les photos anciennes RETRO – Les faux décors dans les photos anciennes Bien avant l’apparition de Photoshop et la démocratisation des appareils photos, il fallait se rendre chez le photographe pour réaliser des photographies en famille ou entre amis, et l’utilisation de faux décors était très répandue ! Voici une jolie sélection de faux décors dans les photographies anciennes, réalisé par LaBoiteVerte. Images via LaBoiteVerte

Basic Rules of Composition in Photography | Digital Photography live Once you have purchased your first digital camera, you would naturally want to know how you can improve your game to capture beautiful photos. Here is our list of the top seven rules of composition that any photographer should know by heart. But before you skip to the next paragraph, grab this. Leading lines have been used not only in photography but also in painting. Photo: RawheaD Rex You can use a set of stones leading into a brook or the poles of a pier leading into the water to use this concept. The often used and probably the most clichéd of photography rules is the rule of thirds. Photo: Lefteris Katsouromallis These sweet spots being one of the four points that are created by two sets of parallel lines that intersect each other on the frame, equally diving it into nine blocks. A branch of a tree, a wooden structure or even a window that look outside towards a beautiful scene are just a few of the examples where it is possible to create a natural frame around the picture.

Top 50 Free Stock Photography Sites Are you searching for high quality free stock photography websites and resources? There is a reason why imagery today accounts for over 60% of the page size and high-quality photos are needed in all aspects of design, for web or print. It’s true that websites like iStock or Shutterstock can be relatively inexpensive, but nothing beats free. Here is a list of the best resources, websites, and search engines for amazing free stock photography. Let’s start with the image search engines. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. getrefe – has free real life photos delivered in a Tumblr blog. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. morgueFile – High resolution stock photos for your illustration, comp or design needs. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. mazwai – Free creative commons HD video clips & footages. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. finda.photo – Totally free stock images from Unsplash, Jay Mantri, and many more on a well designed and functional website.

10 Illusionary Flowers! Humans see faces in inanimate objects all the time, but these flowers take it to the next level… Nature is beautifully mind blowing! The Funny “Monkey Face Orchid” (Dracula Simia) The Hilarious “Naked Man Orchid” (Orchis Italica) The Crazy “Hooker’s Lips” (Psychotria Elata) The Lovely “Dancing Girls” (Impatiens Bequaertii) The Strange “Laughing Bee Orchid” (Ophrys bomybliflora) The Cute “Swaddled Babies” (Anguloa Uniflora) The Unreal “Happy Aliens” (Calceolaria Uniflora) The Perfect “Flying Duck Orchid” (Caleana Major) The Stunning “White Egret Orchid” (Habenaria Radiata) Annnd The Creepy “Snapdragon Seed Pod” (Antirrhinum) Seeking Higher Consciousness

Enquadramento e recorte da imagem – fotografia fácil Quando vamos pesquisar sobre enquadramento em fotografia sempre encontramos aquela velha lista de tipos de enquadramendo, tais como: plano geral, plano americano, primeiro plano e plano detalhe. Isso é muito bom quando vamos fazer, por exemplo, um roteiro de um vídeo ou um briefing de uma foto para uma campanha publicitária, pois esses nomes facilitam a conversa entre os profissionais que trabalham nessa área. Contudo, para quem quer apenas aprender dicas de fotografia para o uso no dia-a-dia, essas classificações de enquadramento não ajudam muito. O importante neste caso é saber como podemos cortar nossas fotos e, para isso, existem algumas regras simples a serem seguidas. Como em toda regra existe exceção, você pode conseguir boas fotos fugindo das dicas apresentadas aqui. Recorte do Corpo A dica aqui é muito simples: nunca corte o corpo de uma pessoa nas articulações. Para fugir a essa desagradável sensação a dica é sempre cortar o corpo entre as articulações. Recorte da cabeça

60 Historical Photos Worth 1000 Words posted by Katharine J. Tobal The American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane said that “a picture is worth a thousand words” in 1911. Over 100 years later, this still rings true. Each photograph tells a story, a special event or moment, and helps us witness the past. From historical landmarks and well-known people to the basic daily routines of the past, these 60 pictures have lessons for us, and portray the past in a way that we can empathize with and understand it more intimately. 1. 2. 3. 106-year-old Armenian Woman Guards Her Home, 1990 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55.Nagasaki, 20 Minutes after the Atomic Bombing in 1945 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. About Author Katharine J. I'm Syrian activist, reporter, photographer, and graphic designer.

Dez documentários que irão mudar suas ideias sobre alimentação Uma lista de dez interessantes documentários que irão mudar a sua percepção sobre a alimentação e a nossa relação com o que comemos Por Constantino Oliveira, em Obvious Fonte: Goodlifer.com Acredito que o ser humano se condiciona a determinados hábitos para facilitar a sua vida diária na sociedade. Criamos rotinas, processos e conceitos sociais para vivermos de forma harmoniosa entre nossos pares e para usufruir de um convívio pacífico e prazeroso. Assim, a nossa relação com a comida é também exercida, na sua maior parte, de maneira inconsciente. A comida também serve como um refúgio psicológico contra o estresse. A nossa relação atávica e social com a comida não se refere só à forma em que nós comemos, mas, principalmente, ao que comemos. Dessa forma, chegamos a práticas alimentares que destoam, verdadeiramente, do que o nosso corpo está apto a receber. Abaixo, segue a relação dos dez documentários que achei mais interessantes. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Step-by-step User Guide for iSkysoft Video Editor for Windows Brief Introduction of iSkysoft Video Editor iSkysoft Video Editor is an easy to learn and easy to use video editing tool. It helps you create professional-looking videos to tell your own stories. It has a clean interface and displays all the tools in the main window for you to use, making it easier to get started. Download the free trial version and follow the guide to start your own stylish video now! Easy Mode & Full Featured Mode When you launch iSkysoft Video Editor, besides the choices to create a standard video in 4:3 and popular video in 16:9, there are 2 buttons: Easy Mode and Full Featured Mode. Easy Mode: it streamlines the process of creating a story: select a template (background music will be added to the video according to the template you selected) > import media files > add the opening title > add the closing title > preview the story > export the story. Import Media Files 1 Import existing files 2 Record Videos If you want to record a video, it’s OK. 3 Record Audio Power Tool

Google Tradutor Definições de About Media Library To make it simple, Media Library in iSkysoft Video Editor is the place where your imported media files are. However, don’t ignore that there are some great existing templates available for you to make use of. media library of iskysoft video editor User’s Album: it is default in Media Library to display all the media files you have imported to this software. Sample Colors: there are 13 types of sample colors, allowing you to add them to your video. Sample colors are often used as the intro or credit of a video. You might know that transitions can’t be added before the beginning of a video as well end of the video while sometime the intro/credit templates can’t meet your requirements. In this case, adding sample colors is a great option. sample colors Sample video: there are 4 sample videos for “Countdown”.

2/1/09 - 3/1/09 Everyone wants to be loved. Perhaps that's one of the reasons why we had to come up with the idea of a special day in which we "show" how much we love someone by giving him or her a present. The need to give and receive Valentine's Day presents - preferably surprisingly original ones - is amazingly strong. Last year, for example, eight million Americans admitted they have sent themselves their own Valentine's Day gifts. So, be it yourself or someone else, here are 7 creative though unconventional Valentine's Day gifts for the one you love: from the most artistic to the sexiest. Artistic: Light Art Prints If you are a regular reader on CultCase you may have already met Ryan Warnberg and Michelle McSwain from M::R::I. Get your light art love prints hereMorbid: BitterSweets If you feel Valentine's Days tends to get your morbid sides loose you may want to place an order with the folks from BitterSweets who have taken the "honest approach" quite far with their view of the holiday:

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