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PhotoTech Tutorials

PhotoTech Tutorials
Advertisement 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. You’ll learn how to set up the perfect environment and what techniques, principles and rules of thumbs you should consider when shooting your next perfect photo. 1. Celebration Of High-Speed PhotographyThis post is supposed to provide you with some inspiration of what can be done with high-speed photography. 2. 50 Beautiful Examples Of Tilt-Shift Photography 3. 4.

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Camera Exposure: Aperture, ISO & Shutter Speed A photograph's exposure determines how light or dark an image will appear when it's been captured by your camera. Believe it or not, this is determined by just three camera settings: aperture, ISO and shutter speed (the "exposure triangle"). Mastering their use is an essential part of developing an intuition for photography. 10 Tilt Shift Tutorials for Photography and Photoshop Tilt-shift photography is a photographic technique involving motion of the camera, where the lens is tilted and shifted, which results in a selective focus depth of field and a resulting image that makes the photographed subjects look miniaturized. The tilt-shift effect can be achieved with photography alone, or it can be created in Photoshop using a few tricks. Here you’ll find 10 tilt shift photography tutorials and Photoshop tutorials that will help you achieve this tilt-shift effect by yourself. Need more photography inspiration? Check out these posts: Hope you find the tutorials helpful!

Improve your photography with clasical art. Adjusting your photographs to get the color 'just right' can be a chore. Think about this: The Old Masters of painting spent years of their lives learning about color. Why let all their effort go to waste on the walls of some museum when it could be used to give you a hand with color correction? When Photoshop entered the CS series it included a new tool called 'Match Color.' This tools was made so that you could match a series of photos to one another. 20+ Cheatsheets & Infographics For Photographers We love cheatsheets as one can refer to them and make quick amendments to better our skills. Since many loved our last compilation of cheatsheet for designers, we’ve decided to compile another set of cheatsheets, this time for photographers. Amateur photographers, and even pros can easily benefit from these cheatsheets as it is a resource for fresh and new ideas. We’ve scoured the Web and have found a wide variety of cheatsheets covering various aspects of photography and catering to the many levels of skills and interest of anyone who calls themselves a photographer. Most of the pictures you see here are cropped for a nice fit, so remember to click on the links to check out the entire cheatsheet or infographic. Some of them are really long and can give you a ton of worthwhile information that you really can’t do without.

[ mike's guide to easy high speed photography ] My quick guide to Simple High Speed Macro Photography This is a quick tutorial to get you started with high speed photography. There are tons of other resources on the web, but most of them are advanced and require special equipment. When you're done, check out my high speed gallery . Comparing 7 Common Light Modifiers Guest post by Robert Mitchell. Hit the bottom of the post to see his links. When assembling a lighting kit, it’s very difficult to know which modifiers are best for the type of work you want to do, and sometimes you don’t know or are discovering what you want to shoot. Brilliant Adobe Photoshop CS5 Tutorials From 2010 - Noupe Design Blog Jul 29 2010 Adobe Photoshop CS5 is a new, but experienced kid on the block. With its new powerful features, it provides designers with a flexible tool for printing, making a video or designing for the Web. Some of the features added in Photoshop CS5 are Puppet Warp, 3D extrusions with Adobe Repoussé, smart radius feature, Content-Aware Fill and Raw Image Processing, to name a few. In this post we showcase Adobe Photoshop CS5 tutorials from which you will learn a lot about different features of Adobe Photoshop CS5. Photoshop CS5 Tutorials

Abandoned Places: 10 Creepy, Beautiful Modern Ruins Abandoned Places: 10 Creepy, Beautiful Modern Ruins Abandoned Places | We humans are explorers by nature. The quest for discovery, both old and new, is part of what separates us from rest of the animal kingdom. Since the world we live in has been largely mapped and plotted, we urban adventurers turn our sights toward the relics of old and the ruins of the recent past. If you find beauty in urban decay, in the crumbling and abandoned places of yesteryear, you’ll want to read on. Lens Filters Explained Lens Filters can be used for a number of different reasons such as reducing the light entering the lens allowing the shutter to stay open longer for slow shutter speed effects, adjusting the strength of reflections on the surface of water or simply adding more colour to an image. ND (Neutral Density) Filter ND filters reduce the amount of light and colours that enter the lens in equal amounts giving you a greater choice of aperture and shutter speed. This is particularly useful when trying to achieve slow shutter speed effects during the day or in lighter conditions as the shutter speed can be slowed without over exposing the image. ND filters can be obtained in a number of different ’strengths’ for use in different conditions. ND filters can also be graduated and used for conditions where part of the scene is brighter than others.

smoke photography We are happy to fea­ture another inter­view and more pho­tog­ra­phy from Adore Noir Mag­a­zine. Adore Noir is pub­lished online from Van­cou­ver, B.C. Canada and is ded­i­cated to fine art black and white pho­tog­ra­phy. This inter­view fea­tures David Johndrow, an Amer­i­can fine art pho­tog­ra­pher from Austin, Texas. Man­tis by David Johndrow AN: Please intro­duce your­self. A Beginners Guide to Light Modifiers Regardless of the light source you use (daylight, continuous or flash) it’s really easy to use light modifiers or shapers to train the light in any direction you want. ***A quick note about costs Every kind of light modifier will have a top of the line version and a really cheap version.

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