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7 daily exercises that will make you a better photographer

The saying ‘practice makes perfect’ is as valid for photography as any other activity, so we’ve put together a collection of exercises that will help you become a better photographer. 1. Spot meter Modern metering systems have great general-purpose modes, often called Evaluative, Matrix or Multi-area, which do a great job of accessing a scene and setting good ‘average’ exposure settings in many situations. However, they’re not 100% foolproof and very dark or very light scenes, or backlighting can trick them into over or under exposure. They’re also not psychic and don’t know what you’re seeing in your head when you take a shot. DON’T MISS: Discover how Canon’s irista platform can simplify your photo management Switching to spot metering puts you in control of where the camera meters from and helps you develop a much better understanding of the tonal range in a scene. Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7Next People who read this also liked... Related:  Fotografía

Photo Recipes: Scott Kelby's killer one-light portrait setup In his new series in Digital Camera magazine and Digital Camera World, the legendary Scott Kelby reveals some of the behind-the-scenes secrets of some of his favourite images. This month Scott explains how to get a pro-level look to your portraiture without resorting to complex lighting, using just a simple one-light portrait setup. Words and images by Scott Kelby. You can follow Scott and his work on his blog or on his live photography talk show The Grid. You can also find Scott and his KelbyOne team on their Facebook page and on Twitter as @KelbyOne. Photo Recipes is inspired by the chapters in my books where I show a photo and discuss how to take a similar shot: what lighting equipment was used, the camera gear and settings, and so on. When it comes to lighting, I’m really one of those ‘less is more’ guys. SEE MORE: Lighting made simple – classic one-light portrait setups to try right now! How to shoot with a softbox and light your model with one source

Canon T3i Review: Full Review - Menus Canon EOS Rebel T3i Modes and Menus The Mode dial on the right side of the Canon T3i's top panel lets you select various exposure modes, and most options are the same as on the earlier Rebel T2i model, although the order has been changed slightly, and the Full Auto mode replaced with a new Scene Intelligent Auto mode. Canon divides the dial into "Creative" and "Basic" zones. The Creative zone includes settings for Program Auto-Exposure, Shutter Priority AE (Tv), Aperture Priority AE (Av), full Manual exposure, and Automatic Depth-of-Field AE. Here's a description of each of the shooting modes: Program AE: This is the first mode in the Creative Zone of the Mode dial. Shutter-Priority AE: This mode allows you to manually set the shutter speed anywhere from 1/4,000 to 30 seconds, while the camera chooses the best corresponding aperture setting. Scene Intelligent Automatic Mode: The first mode in the Canon T3i's Basic Zone, Scene Intelligent Automatic replaces the T2i's Full Auto mode.

dfb -  Trägerschaften VFB, DFB AG und SFB sind drei selbständige Körperschaften. Sie erfüllen unterschiedliche Funktionen, haben aber das gemeinsame Ziel den Bestand der Furka Bergstrecke langfristig zu sichern und das historische Kulturgut von nationaler, ja europäischer Bedeutung der Nachwelt zu erhalten. Im Jahre 2008 wurde die Zusammenarbeit zwischen VFB, DFBAG und SFB erneut vertraglich geregelt. Der Verein Furka Bergstrecke (VFB) bildet mit seiner breiten Abstützung im In.- und Ausland das Rückgrat unserer Aktivitäten an der Furka. Die Dampfbahn Furka-Bergstrecke (DFB AG) ist Trägerin der Konzession des Bundes und damit verantwortlich für Strategie, Bau, Marketing und Betrieb der Bahn. Die Stiftung Furka Bergstrecke (SFB) wurde durch die DFB AG als alleinige Stifterin geschaffen und widmet sich zur Hauptsache der Mittelbeschaffung.

PHOTOGRAPHY101: Nikon D90 Cheat Sheet Get to know the external controls and all the functions of the automatic and advanced exposure modes on your Nikon D90 digital camera, and you’re on your way to taking great digital photos! Picturing Your Nikon D90 Digital Camera's External Controls Here’s a handy reference guide to the buttons, dials, and other external controls on your Nikon D90 digital camera. Nikon D90 Automatic Exposure Mode Quick Guide Use this table for quick explanations of your Nikon D90 digital camera’s fully automatic exposure modes, including Auto and the six Digital Vari-Program scene modes. Guide to Nikon D90 Advanced Exposure Modes These four advanced exposure modes on your Nikon D90 let you adjust aperture (f-stop) to manipulate depth of field (the zone of sharp focus) and shutter speed to give moving objects a sharp focus or a blurry appearance.

How to Reduce Noise in Photoshop With the Power Of the “Blend If” Tool The following two tabs change content below. Photographer who loves challenging and experimental photography and is not afraid to share the knowledge about it. As you are probably already aware, noise reduction can be a painstaking process. There are many ways to reduce noise but all of those ways have one thing in common: detail sacrifice. However, noise is much more present in the shadow areas than it is in the highlights, and that means you’ll need to apply stronger noise reduction in the shadows and less in the highlights. For that purpose, I’ll use an image that has a good amount of the shadows recovered, thereby generating tons of noise. In Lightroom I will edit the photo as much as I like, but I won’t yet apply any noise reduction or sharpening. As you might see, one of the images has a very strong noise reduction, practically making all the details mushy, however the shadows are much more smooth. When in Photoshop, make sure the clean photo is the top layer. The final result

A Photographic Exploration Of The Oldest Living Things In The World For nearly a decade, photographer Rachel Sussman has been traveling the globe in search of the world's oldest living things. From the Mojave Desert to the Australian Outback to Greenland's icy expanses, she captures portraits of life forms so relentless they've managed to survive eons of planetary change. An 80,000-year-old colony of aspen trees in Utah and a 43,600-year-old self-propagating shrub in Tasmania rank amongst Sussman's unlikely subjects, just two of the many plants, fungi and invertebrates catalogued by her lens. Gathered together in a book published this Spring, and aptly titled "The Oldest Living Things in the World," the collection of age-old organisms serves as a stunning visual history of Earth's extreme inhabitants. The collision of art and science is hardly just a visual feast of the past, it's also a reminder of what the future might leave behind, as climate change and human endeavors threaten the existence of these millennia-old characters. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Internationale Tage, Wochen, Jahre und Dekaden der Vereinten Nationen Internationale Tage, Wochen, Jahre und Dekaden der Vereinten Nationen | Tage | Wochen | Jahre | Dekaden | | zurückliegende Internationale Jahre und Dekaden | Internationale Tage | Januar | Februar | März | April | Mai | Juni | | Juli | August | September | Oktober | November | Dezember | 27. 4. 6. 11. 13. 20. 21. 1. 3. 8. 20. 21. 21. 21. 21. 21. 22. 23. 24. 24. 25. 25. 2. 4. 6. 7. 7. 12. 22. 23. 25. 26. 28. 29. 30. 10. 3. 8. und 9. 15. 17. 20. 21. 22. 23. 29. 31. 1. 4. 5. 8. 12. 13. 14. 15. 17. 19. 20. 21. 23. 23. 25. 26. 26. 2. 11. 15. 18. 28. 30. 30. 9. 12. 19. 23. 29. 30. 5. 8. 12. 15. 16. 21. September 2016 (letzte Septemberwoche) Weltschiffahrtstag (IMCO/C XXXVIII/21) 26. 27. 1. 2. 3. 5. 9. 10. 11. 13. 15. 16. 17. 20. 24. 27. 31. 2. 5. 6. 10. 14. 16. 17. 19. 20. 20. 20. 21. 25. 29. 1. 2. 3. 5. 5. 7. 9. 9. 10. 11. 18. 20. Internationale Wochen Beginn am 21. 24.-30. 1. - 7.

Photography Tips Techniques and Tutorials | Nikon Learn and Explore November 30, 2015 Always take along an extra battery (or batteries) when you go out in the cold to shoot. Keep the battery inside your jacket, close to your body for warmth. If the first battery dies, replace it with the warm one and put the cold one inside your jacket to warm up. Nothing ruins a great shot more than a dead camera. November 29, 2015 When taking pictures of a big group, try to have everyone lined up perpendicular to the camera. November 28, 2015 Whenever possible, get it right in the camera. November 27, 2015 Parties are about people. November 26, 2015 Thanksgiving and other holidays are great times to take candid photographs. November 25, 2015 When shooting food, the shallower the depth of field the better. November 24, 2015 Everyone loves a parade. November 23, 2015 When you’re at a parade take photos of the parade goers, especially your children and the looks on their faces. November 22, 2015 Take a photo of a subject every day. November 21, 2015 November 20, 2015

Photography: Learn The Basics Of Photoshop In Under 25 Minutes Photoshop is an incredibly powerful but also intimidating application. If you've wanted to start using Photoshop but didn't know where to start, we'll be teaching you the basics all week long. The video above is your lesson. It's short considering how much it covers and long considering it's on the internet. Wait! Are you not currently a Photoshop user? Ready? The Toolbar We're not going to take a look at every single tool but we are going to look at almost every one of them. Move Tool (Keyboard: V) The move tool simply lets you move objects in a given layer around the Photoshop canvas. Marquee (Keyboard: M) The marquee lets you select part of the canvas in a specific shape. Lasso (Keyboard: L) The lasso is a free-form selection tool that lets you drag around the canvas and select anything the lasso'd area covers. Magic Wand (Keyboard: W) Clicking an area with the magic wand will tell Photoshop to select the spot you clicked on and anything around it that's similar. Crop Tool (Keyboard: C)

How to take photos of the stars - part 1 | HDR photographer Note: this is part 1 of the tutorial. Click here to read part 2. You can also proceed to part 3 by clicking here. So I'm finally writing what I promised a few days ago - a tutorial on taking photos of the starry skies. I won't describe professional astrophotography technique as we won't use telescope of any sort. I decided to break this tutorial into a few parts, today is the first one. Photos of the starry sky typically fall into one of the two categories: stars where the stars and the galaxy are sharp, star trails where the the apparent motion of the stars is captured. Equipment First of all I need to write a few words about necessary equipment. Another useful accessory might be additional batteries. Choosing location Before you start taking any shots it is very import you research the location during the day. Another thing you will have to avoid is moon. One more thing which is good to avoid are clouds. Setting up Before taking any photos: Taking photos Post-processing

Réussir sa vie ou réussir dans la vie ? – Medium France “Rien ne ressemble plus à des vies ratées que certaines réussites.” Julien Green Quand je demande à quelqu’un ce qu’est “réussir sa vie”, la réponse est souvent “être heureux”. Bien sûr ça parait évident. La vision de la société Notre société répète et nous apprend que Réussir c’est avant tout réussir matériellement. On voudrait croire qu’aller travailler dans un bureau 8h par jour, pendant plus de 40 ans est la recette de la réussite ? “On fait un travail qu’on déteste pour acheter des choses dont on n’a pas besoin pour impressionner des gens qu’on n’aime pas” — Tyler Durden dans Fight club Et finalement, après ces 40 ans d’efforts à travailler pour des actionnaires, je peux enfin partir à la retraite de profiter de mon temps. Est-ce qu’il n’y a pas un problème ? Ce qui compte vraiment Le reste est à l’intérieur de nous et dans nos relations avec nos proches. La recette serait simple, pour être heureux ne faut-il pas privilégier les choses essentielles : En réalité ce sont des prétextes.

Best Nikon Lenses For Food Photography Let’s pick up where we left after the first installment of food photography, shall we? This blog post will cover Nikon lenses that you can successfully use for the purpose of photographing food. Please keep in mind that the information I present below is a personal opinion based on my experience so far, which I do not think is subject to change anytime soon, as I like my set-up very much. I always reach out for prime lenses while photographing food. Using these fast primes and being able to position myself at close proximity from the food gives me multiple advantages: Helps me visualize the composition I am going for without the equipment (eye composition), which gives me an idea of what I can potentially capture with the camera at a later stage.Forces me to move around by getting closer and further away from what I am photographing and try out different angles.Fast aperture prime lenses allow me to isolate subjects effectively. 1) Nikon 50mm f/1.4G 2) Nikon 50mm f/1.8G

How to photograph anything: best camera settings for perfect portrait photography In the second part of our Shoot Like A Pro series on how to photograph any subject you want we take a closer look at the best camera settings for portrait photography. Our guide takes you through blurring backgrounds, setting up your camera for moving subjects, indoors vs outdoor portraits, and more. Best camera settings for outdoor portrait photography Blurring the background is the key to classic portrait shots, to direct attention to the main subject. While the aperture and the depth of field are important, you also need to watch the shutter speed. How to set up your camera for outdoor portraits Exposure mode Aperture Priority (A or Av) To take control over the depth of field, select Aperture Priority. Autofocus point Single point Set to single point autofocus, then select the AF point closest to the subject’s eye. Shutter speed Set by camera Aperture f/4 Lens 50 to 100mm Focus mode Single or one shot Drive mode Single shot White balance The preset to suit the light source

¿Qué tipo de lente de la cámara debes utilizar para fotografiar una acción? Fotografiar una acción consiste en capturar sujetos en rápidos movimientos, tales como en deportes y otras actividades que se hacen orientadas al movimiento. El reto de capturar un objeto muy móvil es cómo conseguir el mejor momento para enmarcarlo y exponerlo. Sin los ajustes correctos de lentes y de la cámara, no es posible tomar una foto de una buena acción. Teleobjetivos Los teleobjetivos que van desde 100 a 300 milímetros permiten primeros planos de los sujetos en acción desde una distancia considerable. Súper teleobjetivos Los fotógrafos de vida silvestre y de deportes usan una variedad de súper teleobjetivos, especialmente cuando fotografían animales a distancias muy lejanas y eventos deportivos que requieren que el fotógrafo esté significativamente lejos de la acción. Macro lentes Los macro lentes son similares a los teleobjetivos y súper teleobjetivos debido a su capacidad de producir detallados primeros planos. Lentes zoom