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CS 178 - Digital Photography. Course materials Course schedule (click here for the lecture notes) Course description (meeting time, units, prereqs, etc.)

CS 178 - Digital Photography

Course outline (textbooks, coursework, grading policies, etc.) Archive of class business (the "What's new? " Digital Photography Tips and Tutorials. The Photography Tips that 96 Photographers Wish They Would Have Learned Sooner. Two weeks ago (I know, I’m slow…) on the Improve Photography Facebook fan page, I asked our community what photography tips they wish they would have learned sooner.

The Photography Tips that 96 Photographers Wish They Would Have Learned Sooner

I was looking for lessons that many photographers procrastinate learning and it ends up keeping them back from progressing as photographers. Over 96 photographers commented on that facebook comment with their hard earned lessons, and I grabbed the most popular lessons from the group to share here. I hope that this article teaches you many ways to save yourself from making rookie mistakes (like I still seem to do every day!).

Lesson #1: Envision, plan, and then create There is nothing–at all-wrong with looking at great photography to get creative inspiration. Lesson #2: The histogram is NOT optional. How to Shoot Star Trails & Out of This World Night Sky Photos. It’s beautiful and sparkly.

How to Shoot Star Trails & Out of This World Night Sky Photos

It’s the night sky! When the night is clear, the stars and astrophotographers come out to play. But you don’t need to be an astronomer to shoot the stars. We’ll show you how. Immortalize the ever-changing cosmos in glorious photos with a few handy rules on tripod-use and exposure. Whether you’re shooting the auroras or want to capture star trails, long exposures will get you there. How to Catch Stars With Your Camera Why It’s Cool to Shoot For The Stars: Between distant stars, flowing auroras, and criss-crossing meteors, the night sky will give you dazzling photos no matter where you point your camera. Mixing up the scenic cosmos with earthly silhouettes can keep the infinite expanse in perspective. Tilt-Shift Photography Photoshop Tutorial. This tutorial will walk you through how to create a tilt-shift image in Photoshop.

Tilt-Shift Photography Photoshop Tutorial

It has been produced using Photoshop CS2 on a PC. Two Easy Ways to Add Texture to Your Photos. Gritty cell-phone photos are the new faux-vintage, but we’ve got another way to add filters to just about any photo.

Two Easy Ways to Add Texture to Your Photos

We’ll teach you two ways to add pattern to your pics. A little lace and some sunlight will re-invent your shots with shadows. …While a scanner and crumpled paper will make people want to reach out and touch your photos (mind the fingerprints on the screen!). Add Texture to Your Photos p.s. 99 Common Photography Problems (and how to solve them) As well as being one of the most expensive hobbies around, photography is also one of the more technical pastimes you can pursue.

99 Common Photography Problems (and how to solve them)

But it doesn’t have to be confusing! We’ve spoken to numerous experts over the years, as well as photographers like you, who may either be just starting out or have been taking pictures for a while but keep encountering the same nagging problem. From all our conversations, we’ve noticed some common photography problems that seem to plague snappers of all ages and abilities. Below, we’ve put together 99 of the most common photography problems and offered solutions to get round them, so you never have to be in doubt ever again! Make an Epic Color Mashup with 3 Photos You Already Have. Recently, we showed you how to make color photos from black & white pics using century-old photo methods, our digital cameras, and a few extra tools.

Make an Epic Color Mashup with 3 Photos You Already Have

We couldn’t resist playing around with this incredible method, and we ended up discovering some seriously amazing stuff. We’re talking color channels. Who knew separating them would create digital photo concoctions more colorful than a fruit salad! This time, you won’t need any filters or special items: just 3 digital pictures and a photo-editing program to mash ‘em up! Make a Color Mashup with Color Separation So, what’s the big deal? If you missed our last article, here’s a quick recap: Color photographs are made using three different layers of color: Red, Green, and Blue.

Camera obscura. A drawing of a camera obscura A projection of an image of the New Royal Palace in Prague Castle created with a camera obscura Using mirrors, as in the 18th-century overhead version (illustrated in the History section below), it is possible to project a right-side-up image. Another more portable type is a box with an angled mirror projecting onto tracing paper placed on the glass top, the image being upright as viewed from the back. History[edit] The camera obscura has been known to scholars since the time of Mozi and Aristotle.[2] The first surviving mention of the principles behind the pinhole camera or camera obscura belongs to Mozi (470 to 390 BCE), a Chinese philosopher and the founder of Mohism.

The Greek philosopher Aristotle (384 to 322 BCE) understood the optical principle of the pinhole camera.[4] He viewed the crescent shape of a partially eclipsed sun projected on the ground through the holes in a sieve and through the gaps between the leaves of a plane tree. Gallery[edit] How to build cheap macro lens.