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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. My hands, the countertop, the microwave, my feet, the cat, a pile of newspapers. 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: I am also a huge fan of the square photograph. More square love: For fun:

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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. Constellation Jar I asked Amy of This Heart of Mine for a project that would be fun for kids or adults. I love that she thought of star-gazing! We’re so far into the countryside, that the stars here are outrageously bright. It’s awesome!

Sculptures Popping Out of Paintings - My Modern Metropolis - StumbleUpon Oh, to have been in Tokyo in June! Shintaro Ohata just finished up a solo exhibition at the Yukari Art Contemprary in Tokyo, Japan. This Hiroshima, Japan-born artist is known for his ability to show us everyday life in a cinematic way. Photography Talk. Black and White. Before committing myself to learning the art of photography I had a fairly rudimentary understanding of black and white. I thought of it as a style, like a cute pencil skirt. “Oh this looks nice, I’ll wear it tomorrow”. Dead wrong. Black and white conversions can definitely be a signature aspect of one’s style but the decision to convert an image shouldn’t be made in post processing. It should be made long before you touch your camera. 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:

Recaptured Charm: Mason Jar Tea Lights Today the weather was suppose to be nice and I had planned to be outside doing a little gardening. But the past two weeks, the weather has been poop, so I opted for an indoor project. Time to make use of the mason jars I had sitting in the garage. Just the usual mason jars, and a couple of small preserve jars. This is the poor mans way of doing things. One day, “As God is my witness, I WILL GET A CRICUT !” Ten minute no-sew recycled t-shirt bag! Tutorial time! I got a gig teaching a recycled t-shirt project at the library a few months ago, with a request for a recycled tee bag – the only bags I’d made from tees in the past had required sturdy sewing, and I didn’t want hand-sewing to be the only thing holding the bottom closed in a class version of the bags, so I started brainstorming about some kind of hand-sewing-friendly or no-sew bag idea…. and here’s what I came up with! The simplest version of these bags is great for smaller tees, or the more light-weight kind of girl-tees – just turn the bottom of the shirt into a drawstring and tie it closed! As you can see, even with a not huge tee, this will still leave a significant hole in the bottom of your bag, but for purposes like grocery shopping, this size hole shouldn’t really matter… But to make smaller holes, just make more than one of them!

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Overcome Writer's Block, Suggestions To Get You Writing Again. ^ Back to top We use cookies, just to track visits to our website, we store no personal details. ACCEPT COOKIES What are cookies? Login MCP Photoshop Actions and Tutorials Blog for Photographers September 01, 2009 | 6 Comments |Add a comment As photographers there are times where we want blurred background and beautiful background separation. But other times stopping speed is our primary concern. We may want to freeze motion of a car, a plane, a bird, an athlete at a sporting event, or even with snapshots of our own kids running, jumping, diving, etc…

Basic Rules of Composition in Photography 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. Glowing Outdoor Orbs O.K. Get ready for it … this one’s a doozy. Doozie? Doosey. It’s a humdinger. It looks high end with a side of huge impact,