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How to Photograph Anything

How to Photograph Anything
When we launched Learn My Shot, just over 2 years ago, our mission was to create the most comprehensive resource where photographers could learn how to photograph anything. We are still enthusiastically working towards this goal. With the help of contributing photographers we published over 90 creative step by step howto tutorials that answered the most common question: How to photograph…? How to Photograph a Model How to Photograph a Water Splash How to Create Repetition How to Photograph Street Portraits How Photograph Food with Natural Light How to Photograph a Baby How to Photograph a Flying Cat How to Photograph Flowers How to Photograph Fire How to Photograph Long Exposures with Steel Wool How to Photograph Wine Bottles How to Photograph Jewelry How to Compress Perspective with Telephoto Lens How to Emphasize Texture How to Photograph a Zombi Portrait How to Shape Light for Creative Effect How to Photograph Classic Still Life How to Photograph Using Artificial Sunlight Related:  Fotografia

Ghostly Shadows And Light Manipulation by Ian Burns « Cat in water Ian Burns is New York based popular Australian artist. His artworks were presented in more than 100 various publications and exhibitions all over the world. Most of Burns’ works are post modern manipulations and not an exception is these ghostly sculptures. Inspired by the neon signs of Las Vegas’ famous strip, Burns created the sculpture series What Might Be, Progression and his follow-up sculpture “In Increments.”. Australian artist artworks are concentrated not only on the images themselves, but also how the images are being rendered. To spell out words using light and shadows manipulation, Burns created wooden frames and loaded them up with meticulously angled magnifying glasses and light bulbs. Comments comments

Family Portraits: 10 tips for setting up your home photo studio Whether you’re taking portraits of your friends or you’ve been commissioned to photography a family – or whether you’re taking your own family photos – working from your own home photo studio can be exceptionally rewarding. Below we’ve compiled 10 expert tips on how to set up your home photo studio, with fundamental photo ideas for how to light, pose and set up your camera to shoot family photos. Tip 1: Family portraits Shooting any group of people is challenging, but photographing families can test even the most experienced professionals. You need to take control and be authoritative and clear about what you want everyone to do, giving you the best chance of getting everybody looking your way and smiling. Take multiple shots to give you the widest possible choice of images – somebody will always be blinking or half-smiling/ half-grimacing. To inject some energy and fun into proceedings, encourage your subjects to move around and interact with each other. Digital camera effects from A-Z

Histogram: photography cheat sheets for achieving perfect exposure Before the histogram, photography enthusiasts had to go through a lot more effort to get good exposures. But while the histogram is one of the most useful tools on your camera, it’s also one of the least understood. Understanding the histogram in photography and how it tracks your exposure is one of the key steps in learning how to become a better photographer. In this quick guide – and with a few handy cheat sheets – we’ll show you exactly how to interpret your camera’s histogram. Judging whether you have taken a decent shot and a decent exposure is simple with a DSLR. You can instantly see if the shot is too bright, or too dark – so it seems unnecessary to have a second, more scientific, way of judging the suitability of your exposure settings… So why bother looking at the histogram? First, and foremost, displaying the camera’s histogram is not a replacement for looking at the image itself when you review a picture. Reviewing images with your camera’s histogram

Hyper-photos: Jean-François Rauzier attempts to create the most detailed images in the world. Welcome! Behold is Slate's new photo blog. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter @beholdphotos and Tumblr. Hyperphotos are to panoramic photos what Google Earth is to a globe. At the foremost of this evolving genre is Paris-based photographer Jean-François Rauzier, who has spent the last decade building photos of unprecedented detail. As a fashion photographer in the 1970s Rauzier longed to break free from the constraints of advertising and film photography. Rauzier takes an hour or two photographing his subject from every angle “like a scanner.” Sometimes he also incorporates himself, clad entirely in black. If you have a large decorating budget and a huge space, his massive images are available for purchase from Waterhouse & Dodd in London and New York. Click to see more detailed image. Other Photo Features You May Enjoy

Tutorial Tuesday: Foreshortening Tricks Hi folks! Tutorial Tuesday is going to be a basic one – I’m a bit under the weather currently so this may not be the best post, but I want to give you something that I feel is important in the world of drawing – some pointers on foreshortening. Check this out. Foreshortening is basically an optical illusion created from a compressed looking drawing in perspective. This perspective is distorted in order to create a false sense of depth, and is used a lot in comics – Superman flying with his outstretched arm coming out of the page, or a fist connecting with a villain’s face, etc. These comic drawings you see that appear to come off the page use some form of foreshortening to create that illusion. There’s several ways artists choose to render their drawings using foreshortening. Receding Plane Technique Scruffy Ronin uses a method that relies on a drawing a flat plane that recedes into space as a boundary. Five Points in Foreshortening Size, Overlapping Shapes, and Surfaces Blocks and Circles

Pick the right shutter speed for every photographic situation One of the most intriguing aspects of photography is that it's both an art and a science. Science tells us that, for most photos, there's a specific amount of light that will generate the "perfect" exposure--sort of like measuring chemicals in a laboratory. But it's not all test tubes and Bunsen burners in photography, because there are a million ways to get the right amount of light into your scene. Lots of different shutter speeds and aperture settings add up to the right exposure, for example. You're already had a chance to experiment with that using an interactive online camera simulator . Understanding Shutter Speeds You probably already know that your camera's shutter speed setting controls how long the shutter is left open, and therefore how much light is allowed to reach the camera's sensor. A slow shutter speed lets in a lot of light, but might also contribute to a blurry photo, since the sensor will register both a shaky camera and your subject's moments. Freeze the Action

future-scape: house in nagaoka aug 01, 2011 future scape: house in nagaoka ‘house in nagaoka’ by future-scape architects located in nagaoka, japan images © future-scape architects designed by japanese practice future-scape architects, ‘house in nagaoka’ is a single family residence in nagaoka of northern japan. dark facade contributes to passive solar gain in winter upon entering the space, the visitors attention is drawn upward to the large voids penetrating the ceiling. these interior openings pass through the floor plate of the loft allowing natural light to reach the lower level spaces. especially useful in winter, the sun’s warming rays can enter rooms located within the center of the arrangement. central heating and cooling encapsulated within the floor utilizes the opportunities for vertical circulation to quickly ventilate the home. expansive ribbon windows possess four air spaces to ensure the insulation of conditioned air and maximize daylight. double height entry foyer secondary entrance loft level site plan

Must-Get Christmas Pictures Before the Tree Comes Down! The Christmas tree can provide an excellent background for some really unique photos- here’s a tutorial on how to get some great shots before that tree comes down. 1. The Christmas Tree Classic Bokeh Canon 85mm 1.8 f/1.8 1/40 sec 1600 ISO To get those big, beautiful, blurry lights, use your lens with the lowest aperture- For this picture, I used the 85mm 1.8, but the 50mm 1.8 or 50mm 1.4 would also work nicely. Place your subject as far away from the tree as possible- we moved some furniture around so Howie could be about 8 ft away from the tree. To take the picture, get as close to the subject as possible. 2. Canon 50mm 1.8 f/1.8 1/15 sec 1600 ISO Meep!! Supplies You’ll Need 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Of course, I used a heart punch for the picture of Howie. Canon 85mm 1.8 f/1.8 1/8 sec 800 ISO I loved how the snowflake punched turned out! To get this look, focus on something close to the lens, like your hand, with the tree blurry in the background. I even tried punching out the letter “B”.

55+ Great Photography Tutorials By following detailed photography tutorials you can learn new techniques and be inspired by experienced photographers. Photography is a great passion for many people and the possibilities for creating stunning shots are endless with the right equipment and skills. Some photographers are exceptional at capturing time and situations forever. While a bit of luck and good timing is required, many technical elements need to be just right. In many cases it requires patience, planning and a good sense for details to capture the best photo. Since we have been presenting various showcases of photography styles over time, I thought it would be a great idea to share some useful tips, tricks and tutorials. Action Photography Tips – MORE INFO This mini tutorial provide useful tips and techniques on how you can get started taking action photos. Nightclub Photography – MORE INFO Color Blending Collection I – MORE INFO Romantic purple blue effect. This image is the result of a focus stacking technique.

Incredible Strange Worlds Project by Matthew Albanese Creativity has no limits, but pro skills are need to accomplish great things. When you were kids in school you probably used to see those awful looking dioramas in science fare made by some kids that were really trying, but probably didn't have the skills of Matthew Albanese. Matthew Albanese has made some astonishing dioramas for a project he called Strange Worlds, in which he shows us some incredible landscapes. If you didn't know they were dioramas, you would just think it was a set of fantastic shots of some real-world scenery. That's the art of illusion right there, my friends. My work involves the construction of small-scale meticulously detailed models using various materials and objects to create emotive landscapes. New Life Diorama made using painted parchment paper, thread, hand dyed ostrich feathers, carved chocolate, wire, raffia, masking tape, coffee, synthetic potting moss and cotton. Wildfire DIY Paradise Cotton, salt, cooked sugar, tin foil, feathers & canvas. Tornado

Tips From a Pro: Improve Your Shots by Getting Closer One of photography’s most honored axioms states: If your picture stinks, get closer. And while this makes for a trusty guide for improving a shot, getting close is only half the story. Getting low and tilting the camera up can take your shots somewhere pretty awesome, too. We’ve rarely seen these corollaries proven more forcefully than in this picture pair by German architecture fan Philipp Klinger. Klinger, from Frankfurt am Main, was exploring this sculpture by Olafur Eliasson situated in a Munich office complex. You see the photographer’s first attempt below.

100 Helpful Photography Tutorials for Beginners and Professionals Photography as both a profession and a hobby is an incredibly expansive topic that covers a remarkably vast range of subjects from science and art. No matter where you lie on the professional spectrum, there is simply always more to learn. We spent countless hours scouring the web for the best content we could find and share with you, and today we'll help you expand your knowledge with 100 photography related tutorials! "There are many composition guidelines which can be applied in almost any situation, to enhance the impact of a scene. "Graphic illustrations [and explanations] of the difference between RAW and JPEG (also called JPG). A basic discussion of white balance and how to respond to different lighting situations. "Use a simple device to get perfect color in all of your shots" "What you need to know to get the most from today’s amazing high-ISO settings" "A beginner’s guide to focal lengths and how they affect photographs" "Ever wonder what it is that actually makes a camera work?

From Camera to Print, RGB & CMYK Color: Part 1 So you've got some great photos and want to print them. Think great prints are as easy as hitting the "Print" button? Think again. Here we'll talk about the two different color spaces photographers deal with in the capture to print workflow. Two Cities of Color Photographers have dealt with two cities of color since they could print what they saw. Color film captured the world in RGB, but a much older form of reproduction had already established its way of displaying color using Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, and Black (CYMK). Since these two worlds interact with one another during the capture-to-print workflow, it is important to understand how each relates to the other and the limits of modern digital photographic capture and printing reproduction. The RGB Color Space The RGB color space is reserved for sources that emit light and is based on the additive color model. When you open up an image in Photoshop, or any image editor, you can view the image's color information. The CYMK Color Space

Cool photography tutorials to help you improve your image processing technique & INDEZINER Photography is nowadays a great way to relax your mind and to discover more then you can see behind an ordinary scene for many of simple people. Sometime shooting pictures day by day you get into this hobby and you become more advanced by using all kind of techniques that were discovered by practice or from difference professional courses. Many excellent photographers started this journey into the photographic art from an amateur stage and realized that their entire life will be build around this passion. There are a lot of photography types and styles so when you want to make a profession out of it you need to decide what kind of photographer do you want to be: a fashion photographer, a nature photographer, a wedding photographer or any other kind from the multiple choices. This tutorial will make for a fun weekend project that has the potential to spark your imagination, teach you some interesting lighting techniques and even give you some great shots for your portfolio.