03 - dragging the shutter flash photography techniquesflash & ambient light ~ dragging the shutter ~ bouncing flash When balancing flash with the available light, the combination of settings is usually chosen so that the mood of the place and surrounds is retained – or at least have the available light add to the image. In doing so, the advice is often given to “drag the shutter”. In allowing a slower shutter speed, more of the ambient light is allowed to register and influence the final image. This is a very simple technique – but an understanding of how and when to apply it, often seems elusive. So let’s take a step back and consider ambient exposure. With flash, we have two completely different beasts to consider – manual flash, and TTL flash. Looking first at manual flash – we have 4 controls: - aperture, ISO, distance, power. this distance would be the distance from your light source to the subject, and it should intuitively make sense already. 1/250th @ f5.6 @ 400 ISO 1/160th @ f5.6 @ 400 ISO Adding motion: 1.
Dancing Colors 13K views 510 days ago by Jolita Switzerland-based photographer Fabian Oefner decided to connect visual world to an acoustic one in a way that would illustrate an actual sound wave in a photograph. The artist’s job is to capture these moments so that we all could admire the dancing colors. Website: www.fabianoefner.com Like Dislike 0 points Vote: Random Processes: Non-Industrial Light & Magic I splurged a little this week. Since about the beginning of the year, I've been running into a wall when it comes to getting more creative with the photographs I take. The two most common problems being: I need more light. Either that, or I'm stuck with using really wide apertures and leaving only a thin sliver of the image in focus.I need to control available light. First experiment: Creating soft light for a headshot. In each case, imagine you're an ant moving along the surface of the object (see arrow), you first hit a point at which the far edge of the light source starts to go out of view. The first two are using the flash shot into the umbrella from about 3 feet away, while the third uses the flash bounced off the ceiling to create an even bigger apparent source. Second experiment: Controlling light spread. Happiness :)
How to Improve Your Cityscape Photographs By Jason Row on in Shooting A dramatic cityscape is one of the powerful images we have in photography. It can convey a sense of wonder, power and beauty, often all three together. The Right Time, The Right Place This well known idiom is very apt for shooting cityscapes. Planning is everything, first you need to scout your location, then you need to analyze the route of the sun across your scene. If you are shooting for instance a medieval city, you will want to shoot in the dawn or dusk light where the soft yellows will give the scene a timeless feel. One powerful visual technique in cities, is to use a long exposure during in the blue hour. Use the Golden Hours – Photo By Jason Row Photography, on Flickr Or the Blue Hour by Jason Row Photography, on Flickr A Sense of Scale This is one thing that can be completely lost in even the most inspiring cityscape. Also a cityscape does not have to be a wide angle, grand scale image. Try an elevated position by Jason Row Photography, on Flickr
PALADIX foto-on-line Around The World In his photo series “Follow Me To”, Russian photographer Murad Osmann is taking the viewer on an intimate journey together with his girlfriend who’s leading him around the world. The pose is almost the same in every picture: the girl never shows her face, and the guy almost never lets go of her hand. The settings change from Moscow to London to Venice to a number of different locations in Russia, revealing their passion for travel. “For me photography is about capturing things other people might miss. Website: muradosmann.com
E.J. Bellocq How to turn your 50mm lens into a macro lens >> Photography fun. Ever since this post I have been getting a lot of curious emails as to how to turn your 50mm into a macro lens, so I thought I’d do a bit of a “how to” post to show you how you can do it. It’s such a fun way to reignite your passion for photography and is a great (and cheap) way to explore a new side of your photography. The results are always interesting – even if they’re a little bit blurry :). Yessss! Get 4 FREE Photoshop Actions in your inbox now! Tell me where to send it:
blog o fotografování nejen pro fotografy - odcloněno.com Abandoned Building Photography 10K views 468 days ago by Maša Kores Maša Kores is a singular girl. She lives in Slovenia, a small country wedged between Italy and Croatia on the Adriatic coast. She likes taking photographs. From then on she was hooked and now travels throughout Europe looking for that perfect building, an undiscovered gem waiting to be uncovered. Like Dislike 0 points Vote: Diane Arbus Digimanie - titulní stránka Dew-Soaked Dandelions UK-based photographer Sharon Johnstone uses her macro lens like a key to open the fascinating world of little things. She comes back with a beautiful collection of macro photographs showing tiny drops of dew on dandelions. “With macro photography I escape to another little world. I love exploring the tiny details in nature that often get over looked. I love finding beautiful colours and abstract compositions within nature and can even get passionate about photographing moss or a blade of grass. I think I am at my happiest when I am crawling around on my hands and knees exploring a small patch of moss dripping with sparkling dew in the early morning sun.” Her macro photography equipment includes a Canon EOS 7D digital SLR camera, Canon EFS 60mm f2.8 macro lens, Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX flash, Canon Extension Tubes EF25 II and Lensbaby Composer Lens with macro kit. Website: sjfinearts.com