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MCP Photoshop Actions and Tutorials Blog for Photographers

MCP Photoshop Actions and Tutorials Blog for Photographers
You are here: Blog Home » Guest Bloggers » The 4 Best Types of Natural Light for Your Photography The 4 Best Types of Natural Light for Your Photography I’m very particular about light. If my shooting conditions aren’t open shade, overcast, or back light,….I don’t shoot. However, as a photographer I’m always trying to learn new things and grow creatively as well as technically. It’s good to get out of your comfort zone at times and try shooting in all kinds of lighting conditions, like high noon, subject facing the sun, and mixed lighting. Here are some of my favorite lighting conditions to shoot in. OPEN SHADE: Shooting in open shade seems to be the safest lighting situation. OVERCAST: What can I say, I delight in overcast days! BACK LIGHT: Shooting back light is so much fun, yet does not always produce desirable results. AFTER SUNDOWN: Have I mentioned my new favorite time of day to shoot? I always notice light.

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Achieving Better Focus and Sharpness in Your Images Twice a month we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Phototuts+. This tutorial was first published in October, 2009. The most common complaints I hear from most photographers of any experience level is "my images aren't sharp", and "I can't get my focus to lock". Most want to blame their equipment and, while there are many instances that equipment is to blame, I have found a vast majority are just simple user error. This is often down to a lack of understanding of how an autofocus (AF) system works. This tutorial will give you a better understanding of focus and sharpness, and hopefully help you take photographs that you're very happy with!

The Photographer's Ephemeris: TPE for iOS The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE) helps you plan outdoor photography shoots in natural light, particularly landscape and urban scenes. It’s a map-centric sun and moon calculator: see how the light will fall on the land, day or night, for any location on earth. TPE is a universal app with optimized user interfaces for both iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch devices. “Get it. This is a quality application that has been very thoughtfully and carefully designed.”★★★★★ 5/5 – BestAppSite.com TPE’s map-based approach means you aren’t limited to a predefined list of locations, which often miss the places many photographers go.

Internet Brothers: Digital Photography Tips and Tutorials What this is about: Film-less photographs, pictures on a chip, scanned memories, call it what you will, digital photography is a phenomenon of technology that allows for instant gratification. The Internet Brothers have been dabbling in digital imagery for years now, so we'll share some of what we've learned with you. We explain the differences between digital and traditional film photography, help you decide how to choose your new camera, share information about digital SLR and sensors, and offer tips for creating 360° panoramic effects. Just for good measure, we have some suggestions for storing your digital imagery for posterity.

MCP Photoshop Actions and Tutorials Blog for Photographers September 01, 2009 | 6 Comments |Add a comment As photographers there are times where we want blurred background and beautiful background separation. But other times stopping speed is our primary concern. We may want to freeze motion of a car, a plane, a bird, an athlete at a sporting event, or even with snapshots of our own kids running, jumping, diving, etc… If you have been shooting for years, you may already know all of this.

Understanding Histograms Possibly the most useful tool available in digital photography is the histogram. It could also well be the least understood. In this article we will look at what a camera histogram tells the photographer and how best to utilize that information. Hyperfocal Distance If you are shooting landscapes you probably should. Have you ever wondered where to focus on a landscape to render the greatest area of focus from near to infinity? If you know how to figure out your Hyperfocal Distance (HFD), you will know exactly where to focus your lens. The five levels of street photography Editing is the hardest part of street photography. It is harder than being confronted by strangers or getting lost in the bad part of town or trying to focus manually with the Fuji X100. Just to clarify, for the purposes of this post, when I say editing I am referring to the process of selecting the images that “make the cut” and discarding the ones that don’t. My decision process when looking at one of my images usually goes something like this: “wow, this one is fantastic!

Aperture and Depth of Field Depth of Field Depth of Field (DOF) is the front-to-back zone of a photograph in which the image is razor sharp. As soon as an object (person, thing) falls out of this range, it begins to lose focus at an accelerating degree the farther out of the zone it falls; e.g. closer to the lens or deeper into the background. With any DOF zone, there is a Point of Optimum focus in which the object is most sharp. The Photography Institute - Become a Freelance Photographer or Start an Exciting New Hobby! Become a Professional Photographer or Start an Exciting New Hobby! The "Professional Photography Course" is provided online. You study at home, in your own time and at your own pace.

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Seems to contain quite good advice. Harsh sunlight is difficult to contend with without fill flash and I agree with the observations that overcast conditions are best providing even, diffused lighting for photography. by jcl0405 Mar 17

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