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White balance explained: how cameras correct the color of different types of light

White balance explained: how cameras correct the color of different types of light
The White Balance setting you choose will change the colour balance in your pictures, making it warmer or cooler depending on how the sort of light you’re shooting in affects things. Using Auto White Balance is the simple option, but your camera’s White Balance presets give you more control over colour. In this tutorial we’ll explain exactly how these work and how to fine-tune your white balance settings to ensure the most accurate colours possible. Click on the infographic to see the larger version, or drag and drop to your desktop to save. The colour of the light will affect the colours in your photographs. You probably won’t notice this with the naked eye because our minds adapt very quickly to perceive the colour of the light as neutral, even when it’s not. The camera is less forgiving, and records colours exactly as they are. Digital cameras have ‘White Balance’ controls to correct these colour shifts. Auto or presets? Even so, they’re not foolproof. Related:  Digital PhotographyDicas sobre o temaFoto

16 Hilarious Photoshop Fails That Are Actually Wins Have you ever posted something on the internet and immediately regretted it? Of course. From 50 Cent's autistic comments or Drake Bell's Jenner tweet, the internet is a place where everyone should think twice before posting, but no one does. So what happens when we throw Photoshop requests into the mix? And so we present you with the funniest Photoshop trolling wins! 1. There's something Donald-esk about the finished product. 2. I hear Windex also works for removing pimples. 3. Don't you wish everyone could just smile the same beautiful way you do? 4. There's nothing more manly than experimenting with gender roles. Como funcionam as câmeras digitais compacta e dSLR - Tecmundo Se você estiver acompanhando os artigos do Baixaki sobre fotografia, é provável que já tenha uma noção de como funciona de uma máquina fotográfica. Porém, você sabe qual é a diferença entre o funcionamento das câmeras compactas e das dSLR, as chamadas câmeras Reflex? Apesar de o princípio ser o mesmo (a luz precisa atravessar as lentes, o diafragma e o obturador para chegar ao sensor), os caminhos são bem diferentes. Enquanto em uma, todo o processo é analógico, na outra a maior parte é digital. Existe uma infinidade de modelos de máquinas fotográficas, tanto compactas quanto profissionais, e é possível que existam variações na posição dos componentes, porém, apesar disso, o caminho que a luz percorre tem diferenças bastante peculiares entre os dois tipos. Câmeras dSLR: os diferentes caminhos da luz Fonte da imagem: Divulgação/Nikon A luz vai tocar o sensor apenas quando o botão de disparo for pressionado. Antes do disparo Fonte da imagem: Hanabi123 Live preview Fonte da imagem: Bill Bertram

3 camera lessons every new photographer should learn (free cheat sheet) If you’ve just bought your first camera, you’re probably finding a bit of a learning curve in getting up to speed with all of its bells and whistles. There are a number of great beginner photography tutorials out there that can help you get to grips with all that functionality. Before you get you get started, though, there are three fundamental concepts you need to understand: how your camera’s shutter speed scale works; how focal length affects your composition; and how your aperture controls what’s sharp. We’ve explained each of these concepts below, and we’ve also compiled everything into a handy photography cheat sheet for you to download and save! SEE MORE: First camera crash course – simple solutions for mastering your new DSLR Click on the infographic to see the larger version, or drag and drop to your desktop to save. Camera Lesson No. 1: Get to know the shutter speed scale Your shutter speed is one of the two ways of controlling the exposure (the other is the lens aperture).

How to replace a sky: Photoshop effects to make your landscapes more attractive If the skies in your landscape photography are looking a little flat, try this simple technique to replace a sky using Photoshop effects like Layer Masks and Blend Modes. Sometimes a beautiful landscape can be let down by a dull sky, at other times a wonderful sky shows up when there’s nothing interesting in the foreground. It’s rare that the two come together, which is why landscape photographers will often visit the same location time after time. If you don’t have that luxury, there is another option: while there’s no substitute for getting it right in camera, you can use Photoshop to replace a dull sky. To combine the images you need to cut out the original sky. To help the elements gel, you need to tweak tones and add a touch of uniform noise, then dodge and burn on a separate layer – which is an invaluable skill for working on any type of landscape, be it traditional or composite. Step by step how to replace a sky in Photoshop Elements 02 Select the land Go to the Layers Panel.

How to take an exposure reading on your digital camera Even for experienced photographers, metering and how to take an exposure reading on your camera can be confusing, but the basics are easy to get to grips with… All digital cameras have a built-in light meter which is used to calculate the exposure settings for a given scene. Without getting bogged down in aperture and shutter speed, the most important thing to realise is that built-in light meters are programmed to expose every image as an average mid-tone. This is fine for most scenes, because they contain a mix of shadows, mid-tones and highlights that average out to a mid-tone. But the meter will also expose very light subjects (such as snow) or very dark subjects (such as black card) as a mid-tone, so you need to be aware of this to avoid poorly-exposed images. SEE MORE: Metering mode cheat sheet – how they work (and when to use them) Choose a metering mode In most situations average metering, also known as Evaluative (Canon) or Matrix (Nikon) is the best choice. Choose an exposure mode

Back-button AF: how to master this professional time-saver Avoid switching between AF modes and ensure sharp images with this clever back button focus technique. In this tutorial we’ll explain why professional photographers often rely on back button AF to guarantee best results. If you watch sports photographers, they’ve often got a thumb hovering over the back of the camera, as well as a finger over the shutter release button. This is back-button focusing, a technique that keeps autofocus locked on a moving subject; locks focus on a stationary subject and recomposes; or keeps focus on a subject if something else enters the frame. With back-button focusing, you simply press the rear button to lock focus on your subject, take your thumb off and you’ll always keep your original focus point. If your subject is moving around a lot, you need to keep the back button pressed down all the time to keep focus-tracking (in continuous or AF Servo focus mode), then press the shutter button when you’re ready. How to set up back button AF on your DSLR

How To Take Beautiful Close-Up iPhone Photos Of Nature Whether you’re in a vast mountain landscape or just your back yard, the possibilities for great close-up nature photography are infinite. Once you start paying attention to the little things, you’ll discover a whole new world of photo opportunities. In this tutorial you’ll discover 14 top tips for taking the most beautiful close-up iPhone photos of nature, including flowers, leaves, feathers, spider webs and water droplets. 1. Get The Focus Right Focus is key in any kind of photography, but it’s especially important in close-up photography. iPhones generally produce images that have a large depth of field. But when you take a close-up shot, you’ll find that you start to experience a shallower depth of field where only part of the image will be in sharp focus. This means that focussing on the desired part of a close-up image is essential in order to get your main subject in sharp focus. Think about the composition of your shot, and which part of the image you want to be in focus. 2. 3. 4.

How to hold a camera: getting started with your new DSLR More so than any of your new camera’s features, learning how to hold a camera properly will ensure you get the sharpest pictures possible. Therefore it’s worth taking a few minutes to practise holding your camera before you start shooting. When upgrading to a DSLR from a smaller model, it might not feel natural at first where to place your hands. How to hold a camera: free photography cheat sheet Click on the infographic to see the larger version, or drag and drop to your desktop to save. Finger The camera body is designed to be gripped with your right hand and your index finger over the shutter release. Hand Rest your lens in your left hand. Elbows Tuck your elbows into your body to keep your camera sturdy. SEE MORE: First camera crash course – simple solutions for mastering your new DSLR Shooting in portrait format If you need to switch your camera to a portrait orientation then turn it over so the shutter release sits at the top. Legs Place your legs a little apart so you’re balanced.

Angle of view: how to choose the right focal length to frame your image When framing a photograph, it’s not just the focal length that matters. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to choose the optimum angle of view for your scene, as well as explain how to choose the right lenses and the difference between angle of view vs field of view. First up, we answer some of the most common questions about the angle of view in photography… Click on the infographic to see the larger version. What is angle of view? Angle of view is the maximum view a camera is capable of ‘seeing’ through a lens, expressed in degrees. For instance, a 200mm lens has an angle of view of 12 degrees, while a 20mm lens offers a wider angle of view of 94 degrees on a full-frame camera. When it comes to zoom lenses, the angle of view changes according to the focal length the lens is zoomed at. However, the size of the imaging sensor inside the camera also affects the angle of view. Why does sensor size matter? The majority of lenses are designed for full-frame digital SLRs. Wide angle of view

How To Use Winter Trees As Great iPhone Photography Subjects Do find yourself feeling creatively stuck during the cold and gray winter months? While many people prefer to stay indoors, this time of year offers a whole range of wonderful opportunities if you venture out into the cold. In particular, trees make an amazing photography subject during winter weather. Without their leaves, they reveal their fantastic shape and intricate branches which look stunning when captured in your photos. In this tutorial you’ll discover ten inspiring ways to take incredible iPhone photos of trees in winter. 1. Due to the autumn season of falling leaves, most trees become bare and sparse for the winter. While trees seem lonely and barren during the cold months, they can be used as wonderful design elements for creating interesting images. One of the best ways to play with the different design possibilities is to photograph the trees as silhouettes. A silhouette is where your subject appears very dark or pure black, with a brighter background behind it. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Learn Tips And Tricks From The Best Photography Cheat Sheets If you are an amateur photographer and want to learn all there is to know about photography or you are a professional and think that you have forgotten a few things or never learned them the proper way, then using a photography cheatsheet or more than one is an easy way to learn techniques that will most likely be useful. I’m not a photographer but I’m a fan of what some people are doing with their cameras. I appreciate their work a lot and if I would be a photographer I would be really excited if one of these top notch photographers would do a cheat sheet explaining how to do certain procedures or what to follow when doing a certain type of photo, for example portrait, food or wedding photo. This article contains a large number of photography cheat sheets, 37 to be more precise, and I hope these will be useful to any person who wants to be a versatile photographer and know almost everything that there is about photography. Photo Cheat Sheet Page 1 Photo Cheat Sheet Page 2 The F-Stop

17 things you can do to help your camera live longer Your DSLR will deliver years of hassle-free photography, as long as you’re prepared to look after it. With that in mind, here are 17 simple tips for how to protect your digital camera and make it live longer. Some are recommended camera care routines that many of us in all truth probably don’t carry out as often as we probably should, while other tips offer less obvious ways to extend the life of a camera, particularly if you’re a photography beginner. 1. Do… Read the camera manual Your camera’s manual is full of invaluable advice and essential warnings for preventing camera damage and keeping it running smoothly — from how to extend the life of the camera battery to how to avoid overheating when you’re using Live View. DON’T MISS: Discover how Canon’s irista platform can simplify your photo management 2. Chances are that this will be highlighted in a bold font at the front of your camera manual. Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9Next People who read this also liked...

Kickstart Your iPhone Photography With A Photo 365 Project Are you feeling creatively stuck with your iPhone photography? Are you lacking inspiration and motivation to take new and interesting photos? It happens to us all at some point, but with a little help you can climb out of the rut and push your creativity to exciting new levels. In this tutorial you’ll discover how to use the Learn Photo365 app to generate new photography ideas that will reignite your creative spark and keep it alive for the rest of the year. How To Maintain Your Creativity I’ve been teaching photography workshops around the world for many years, and the common theme amongst almost all my students has been a variation on this: “How do I keep creative when I don’t feel creative?” If you’ve struggled with this, you’re not alone! Similar to how we can take vitamins and do daily exercises to help keep our bodies healthy, we can also take daily photo assignments to keep our creativity strong and vibrant. How To Use The “Learn Photo365” App

10 camera settings you don't use (and which you probably should) It’s easy to fall into a pattern when you take pictures, favouring some subjects and overlooking others, and sticking to the camera settings you know rather than experimenting with those you don’t. Sometimes it takes looking over your portfolio as a whole in your photo management software of choice to realise just what kind of a rut your photography is stuck in. But never fear – here are 10 shooting options you should explore in order to get the most from your camera and start breathing new life into your pictures… DON’T MISS: Discover how the new irista platform can simplify your photo management 1. Switching to Manual mode has two big advantages: You base your exposures on what you can see looks right, rather than what the camera’s exposure metering system imagines you want.You can use a constant exposure for a series of shots taken in the same light, without the camera making unnecessary adjustments. 2. Instead, switch your camera to the Daylight preset. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.