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15 of the Best Cheat Sheets, Printables and Infographics for Photographers

15 of the Best Cheat Sheets, Printables and Infographics for Photographers
Everyone loves cheat sheets, and photographers are no exception. Squeezed into a set of short tips, schemes, and definitions, a cheat sheet is a quick way to learn something, as well as refresh your knowledge about any particular subject. Moreover, now that infographics are an extremely popular format of delivering information on the Internet, cheat sheets can also be a source for visual inspiration. Here is a large collection of some noteworthy cheat sheets, infographics, and printables for photographers. Enjoy this compilation and don’t forget to bookmark this page for quick access to this exhaustive cheat sheet list. Photography Tech and Creative Process Learn the basics every photographer must know and save some useful tips and camera settings for quick reference. #1 Photography 101 – Cheat Sheet and Camera Basics #2 Shutter, Aperture, ISO Explained #3 10 Must-have wedding shots for every bride (Click the image to get a larger view of this graphic) #4 Portrait Lighting Examples

The Only Three Lenses You Need for Travel Photography A Post By: Phillip VanNostrand The only three lenses you need for travel photography anywhere in the world are a fisheye lens, a 50mm, and a 135mm (or similar telephoto). You can agree and finish this article right here, or you can read on to see exactly why I would choose only these three lenses to take with me anywhere in the world. Night shot from atop a bridge in Moscow, using the Canon fisheye 15mm f/2.8 Before I say anything else, the fisheye I have in mind has an aperture of f/2.8, the 50mm has an aperture of f/1.4, and the 135 has an aperture of f/2.0. Each of these lenses are used for very specific reasons. On the other hand, you wouldn’t normally reach for a lens like this when shooting a landscape scene (there are always exceptions to every rule, and it’s fun to see what happens when you break the general guidelines). The Canon Fisheye 15mm f/2.8 From Moscow, Russia The Canon 15mm lens is my antidote to boring building pictures. What will you do to differentiate yourself?

18 Composition Rules For Photos That Shine Rules. When you were a kid, you hated them. You probably still hate at least some of them. For all the good that rules do in our world, they have the ugly side-effect of stifling freedom and individual creativity. Actually, photography rules are kind of like pirate code. Compositional Rules You hear photographers talk about composition all the time, but what exactly is composition and how is it different from subject? The human eye tends to prefer images that have a certain sense of order, while it tends to reject images that are chaotic. In order to develop a good understanding of what works and what doesn't work in photographic composition, it helps to learn the "rules" and practice following them. Portland Maine Ocean Lighthouse by Flickr user Captain Kimo The rule of thirds The king of compositional rules! The Golden Ratio And now to confuse you even more, enter "the golden ratio." 100 f/3.5 0.013 sec (1/80) 35 mmInto the wood by Flickr user Manu gomi Golden triangles and spirals jump!

30+ Websites to Download Free Photos If you are a blogger looking for free photos to use in your blog posts or a designer looking for free photography to use in your designs, then check out the websites below and you will find the best free stock photos. All of the photos that you will find on the websites below are free to use for commercial purposes, without asking permission or they need attribution so make sure you check before you use a photo. If you enjoyed this post please subscribe. Unsplash Unsplash offers you 10 high-resolution stock photos every 10 days. All the photos are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. Little Visuals Little Visuals posts 7 high-resolution images every 7 days. Death to the Stock Photo You can subscribe to get free photos every month for commercial use that you can use in your blog posts, social accounts and mockups. Picjumbo Gratisography Tinyography SplitShire New Old Stock

Ten Go-to Editing Tips for Using Photoshop A Post By: Sarah Hipwell The recent release of Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC) 2014 (which is the 15th release of the product) got me thinking about my own workflow. Photoshop is an amazing piece of software. I have been using it commercially since version 5. The beauty of this software is the power that it can bring to your images, but it is a complex piece of software and coming to grips with it as a beginner can be daunting. As a photographer, Photoshop is the main editing software package I use in my photography workflow. I’m constantly refining, and tweaking my editing workflow. Before I start editing my images in Photoshop, I open them with Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) since I shoot RAW format. The following tips for using Photoshop are my regular editing techniques in no particular order. Ten go-to editing tips for using Photoshop 1. To save time when you need a copy of a mask from one layer to another adjustment layer; when you’ve used the brush tool to create a mask. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Here's a List of More Than 30 Free Image Sites That Don't Look Stock-y A Quick Video with 7 Tips to Create More Powerful Images A Post By: Darlene Hildebrandt In this short tutorial photographer Josh Cripps shares with you 7 tips to help you create more powerful images right now. You don’t have to buy any more gear, or take any classes. Put these tips into practice and get out there shooting. So are you getting close enough to your subjects? That’s a quick summary of the tips in this video. Darlene Hildebrandt is the Managing Editor of dPS.

Sale as Seen: 44 Tutorials on How to Shoot Perfect Product Photos for Your Online Shop Jul 28 2014 Product photography is not your ordinary kind of photography. Product photography follows its own rules and has its own techniques to be learned. If you want to publish perfect and successful photos to your online shop, website or services such as eBay or Amazon, there’s quite a bit of know-how to gather. We dug up 44 of the best tutorials on the matter that we could find. The Ultimate DIY Guide to Beautiful Product Photography Created by: Jeff Delacruz © Jeff Delacruz 10 Tips for Effective Product Photography Created by: © Studio Quality Product Photography With a $12 Set Up Created by: © Taking Your First Steps With Product Photography Created by: Simon Bray © Simon Bray How to Use a Light Tent for Small Product Photography Created by: Katie McEnaney © Katie McEnaney Product Photography: Tips for Using a Light Tent for Irresistible Images Created by: jmeyer © jmeyer A Step-By-Step Guide to Shooting Your First Product Photograph © TimKou

Luminosity Masks Versus HDR Software For Creating Natural Looking HDR Images A Post By: Jimmy McIntyre Jimmy’s Luminosity Masks Tutorials – Art of Digital Blending Course For Photoshop is on sale now at 15% off over at SnapnDeals. Only until September 6th, grab it now! If you type the term ‘HDR’ into google images you’ll very quickly see why HDR photography has a bad reputation. While we all differ in our tastes, in recent years, those strongly saturated, blurry and noisy HDRs have fallen out of fashion, even amongst HDR photographers. Luminosity Masks Versus HDR Software For Creating Natural Looking HDR Images The goal, among many, is now a clean HDR look. In fact, luminosity masking has become an exciting buzz-term in the world of digital photography, and there’s good reason for that. If you’re new to luminosity mask exposure blending, you can see a beginner’s tutorial on dPS in my previous article: Exposure Blending Using Luminosity Masks Tutorial In this article we’ll take a look at the benefits and challenges of luminosity masks versus HDR software. 1. 2. #3.

Life Tricks of the Trade: The 5 Best Travel Photography Tips with David Alan Harvey » Filson Life David Alan Harvey‘s photographs spark the human psyche. His books Cuba and Divided Soul capture the blood and sweat of a cultural migration. He shot 45 photo essays for National Geographic magazine, from the world of hip-hop to French teenagers. Photos courtesy of David Alan Harvey and Magnum Photos. 1. Almost every photographer I see has way too much gear. 2. It just sets the mood right. 3. First off, every trip is an adventure. 4. Next to your camera, this is your most valuable accessory. 5. Appear confident yet not arrogant. We combined the craftsmanship used to develop our rugged luggage with the experiences of award-winning Magnum photographers to create photo bags made at Filson, USA: weather-resistant fabric, rain-diverting gutter flaps, an understated appearance to deter gear theft, and modular padded dividers to keep items organized and accessible.