Picture Style Editor Picture Style Editor When shooting with a Canon DSLR one of the first things you should do is to switch the in-camera Picture Style from “Standard” to “Neutral” and dial down the contrast all the way; this will give you a flatter image that gives you more flexibility with the image in post. Here’s a great video tutorial, with example shots, of the benefits of using the Picture Style Editor: Many users would just download the freely available Marvels, Superflat, or Extraflat picture styles; across the board, they give you a flatter image than the default shipping preset. However, every individual camera is different, and one user designing an optimized setting for their own camera does not mean that same setting will be optimal for yours. If you've enjoyed this online version, did you know you can get a free 114-page PDF of the DSLR Guide (great for offline reading and printing)?
Beginner Photography - Courses, Lessons, Classes and Tutorials | Digital Photography Courses HomeBeginner Photography Course Overview – Syllabus Our beginner photography classes are created to be quick and easy to understand for beginner photographers – even those that feel they are beyond help of being able to understand their camera. Our lessons will help you understand the basics of light and how your eye fixes lighting. Lesson 1: Light & The Photographer In this lesson we look at light, the primary tool for the photographer Lesson 2: Light and the Human Eye It’s fascinating to learn how the human eye processes light! Lesson 3: Photographic Lenses This lesson will cover a basic discussion of lenses and some good tips on lens use and care. Lesson 4: Exposure Control Understanding exposure is fundamental to photography Lesson 5: ISO Camera Setting ISO Settings can be confusing, start here and you will understand everything you need to know. Lesson 6: Shutter Speed Settings Hate blurry photographs? Lesson 7: Aperture Setting What is the aperture and how does it affect my pictures? Goals
Head Drawings, Oil Sketches, and Quick Poses - Page 12 Gesture Drawing Notes Thank you for all of the support. Here's is a lecture on Gesture Drawing. I've wanted to write down my conversations with students for a while. This pretty much my first day lecture on setting up gesture drawings and the function of the time constraint. Notes on Gesture DrawingI will talk about the purpose of gestures. Usually the first mistake I see from students is the placement of the AC being too far out and the arms being drawn to far away from the ribcage and shoulder girdle. Cinevate's Theater - Tools for Filmmakers and Photographers Visit for more information. Filmmakers are storytellers, and how they choose to tell a story is conceived as a unique vision. In realizing this vision, creativity and innovation abound. Over the years Cinevate has been blessed to know many of you in the filmmaking community. The Hedron Slider is the culmination of years of customer input, product research and development. Along with the Hedron Slider comes an evolved line of add-ons, aimed at expanding the physical possibilities for filmmakers alike. All of us at Cinevate feel honoured to have been included in the storytelling process of so many filmmakers. This video was shot and edited by our good friends at Show less
Visual Composition — Simplification Simplification is the technique of reducing a composition to only the most essential elements that support the visual statement. This technique is particularly difficult for photographers. Studio settings are controlled, but in the case of street photography, improvisation and off-the-cuff shooting situations, its often impossible to control things "in the frame" that don't support the composition. Landscape, architectural photography and interiors present challenges of unnecessary elements as well. Simplification presents a challenge to lessen the impact of extraneous subjects. It should be noted here that simplification implies minimalism. For example, lets say you're shooting a skyline at night and there is a lamp post in the frame. The sample image I'm using here is the famous Stravinsky portrait by Arnold Newman.
27 Excellent Digital Photography Tutorials To improve and modify digital photographs is very interesting and a fun part. Lots of digital photography techniques and tutorials are available on internet, you can create same digital effect in different ways. The best technique to create effect is which take less steps. In this post i have listed 27 excellent digital photography tutorials to help you create different effects and manipulate your digital photographs. I hope you will enjoy these tutorials and don’t forget to mention the tutorial which was an add on in your experience. 1. In this tutorial designer will show you how to create a post apocalyptic manipulation using adjustment layers, vector masks, and some special effects. 2. This tutorial uses a different method than either of CMYK curves adjustment layers. 3. In this tutorial designer will show you how to spice up a fairly dull and flat photograph. 4. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a fantasy landscape using some simple and easy techniques. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
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.
Light and Color Table of Contents Back to Index Introduction This tutorial is about color, which is no doubt a very important aspect of computer graphics. First is explained how light is built up and why we actually see different colors. Then a some color models are explained: first the RGB color model used by computers, and examples showing how to do color arithmetics in RGB, and then the more intuitive HSL/HSV models are explained. Then code is given that allows you to convert between color models, for example to allow a user to pick a color using the HSV color model and then convert it to RGB so the computer can use it, or to create rainbow gradients, or to change the color of images. Light Before starting about color models, it's important to know how the human eye and brain turn light into color. Light itself is an electromagnetic wave. Monochromatic light is light made up of one single pure frequency (this is certainly not the general case, most light you see is multichromatic). The RGB Color Model