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Why Aperture Priority Mode Isn't Always the Best Choice. A Post By: James Maher There are a lot of common mistakes to make in photography, but possibly the most frequent is to shoot in Aperture Priority mode when it’s not the best choice.

Why Aperture Priority Mode Isn't Always the Best Choice

There are many situations where shooting in Aperture Priority is ideal, such as when you are using a tripod and your shutter speed does not matter, when you are in strong sunlight, when you are shooting a scene with a wide-angle lens and nothing is moving, or when you want a very shallow depth of field for aesthetic purposes. However, in most other situations it is beneficial to shoot in Shutter Priority mode (or manual mode). Lamborghini, SoHo – Shutter Speed priority can be much more effective for Street Photography, where spontaneous shots occur frequently, and freezing motion is very important. I see this problem most often when people are traveling. The result is that they will come home and many of their images will be blurry, when they didn’t have to be. The Birds and Plaza Hotel. 7 Valuable Insights You Can Learn About Street Photography From this Garry Winogrand Interview - Eric Kim Street Photography Blog.

Garry Winogrand is one of my favorite street photographers of all-time.

7 Valuable Insights You Can Learn About Street Photography From this Garry Winogrand Interview - Eric Kim Street Photography Blog

Sure, he hated the term “street photographer” and didn’t call himself one — but his contagious energy, love of the streets, and powerful imagery is what draws a lot of street photographers to him. In the video above produced by Michael Engler, Winogrand shoots the streets of LA and shares some of his philosophies when it comes to street photography. Watch the video above or read a transcript that I put together below and some of my thoughts on what we as street photographers can learn from him. 1.

On inspirations. 3 Ways to Guarantee Good Exposures. A Post By: Anne McKinnell There is no excuse for coming home from a photo shoot to discover that your images are over or under exposed.

3 Ways to Guarantee Good Exposures

Your camera’s light meter will guide you to choose the right aperture and shutter speed settings to get a good exposure, or it will choose them automatically if you are using the automatic or semi-automatic modes. The problem is that your camera can be fooled by tricky lighting situations and that’s why your image may not come out exactly the way you want it, despite all the advanced technology in your camera. 10 Things Henri Cartier-Bresson Can Teach You About Street Photography - Eric Kim Street Photography Blog.

Don’t forget to pre-order the new re-print of “The Decisive Moment” by Henri Cartier-Bresson!

10 Things Henri Cartier-Bresson Can Teach You About Street Photography - Eric Kim Street Photography Blog

I have been doing quite a bit of research into Henri Cartier-Bresson, the godfather of street photography. Humanfubiz7. Experimental Photos Similar to Abstract Paintings. 04#14b Berlin, Potsdamer Platz III (1998) 12 Lessons Trent Parke Has Taught Me About Street Photography – Eric Kim. All photographs in this article are copyrighted by Trent Parke / Magnum Photos.

12 Lessons Trent Parke Has Taught Me About Street Photography – Eric Kim

Trent Parke is one of the most phenomenal contemporary photographers around. What I love about his work is the strong emotional and personal connection he has in his photographs, as well as his fanatical passion to street photography. One of his seminal books, “Minutes to Midnight” recently got republished– and I wanted to write an article on Parke, and how he has inspired my street photography. 1. Look for the light “I am forever chasing light. Playful Aerial Shots by Sebastien Staub. Junichi Hakoyama. Why Every Photographer Should Use a Manual Focus Lens. Your camera is smart.

Why Every Photographer Should Use a Manual Focus Lens

It has processors that are able to run algorithms, for near instantaneous adjustments to compensate for lighting conditions and changing environments. I’m a professional lens reviewer, and tend to complain if a lens/camera combination takes more than a split second to achieve accurate autofocus. But the reality is that most modern camera/lens combinations achieve accurate autofocus remarkably fast. Modern DSLRs can pretty much see in the dark, and still focus reasonably well with a near absence of light, and their performance at extremely high ISO settings is phenomenal. Yourshot.nationalgeographic. How to Get a Perfectly Lit Photo with One On-Camera Flash. Quality multi-light setups can be quite expensive, yet without them it can be challenging to get the highlights and fill we’re looking for in a quality studio shot.

How to Get a Perfectly Lit Photo with One On-Camera Flash

Video: How to Clean Your Camera Sensor to Remove Dust Spots. When particles of dust and debris get on your camera sensors, they can cause frustrating spots in your shots that ruin entire batches of photographs.

Video: How to Clean Your Camera Sensor to Remove Dust Spots

Thus, many photographers like to regularly give their sensor a cleaning to make sure it’s free of spots. In the 10-minute video above, PhotoRec Toby offers a detailed look at how you should go about dry and wet cleaning your image sensor. Toby begins by showing us exactly how dirty his Sony a7R’s sensor became after a recent photo trip to Iceland. Snapping a photograph of a white surface and then importing it into Lightroom for closer examination confirms his sensor needs a good bit of cleaning. Starting with a bulb air blaster, Toby tries to remove larger bits of dust and debris. 6 Tips for Taking Better Natural Light Classic Portraits. On now until September 22nd (2015) over on Snapndeals – 20% OFF Wayne’s eBooK – Portrait Tips and Techniques: Natural Light Black & White Portraiture.

6 Tips for Taking Better Natural Light Classic Portraits

Grab it before the deal expires. Many photographers choose to use natural light as their chosen style, almost as a badge of honour. Natural light is a wonderful source, providing ease of use and flattering light to your subjects, but you should be using it the same way as you would studio lights. You need to create light and shade that will add emotion or mood, not flat lighting that gives no shape, texture or mood.

Hopefully these tips will help you on a path to refining your natural light classic portraits. First, find good quality light – preferably open shade, as this offers soft flattering light and is lower in contrast. Maximizing Depth of Field Without Diffraction. So you are out shooting and you want to capture the full scene in front of you – all the way from what is directly in front of you to the background way off in the distance.

Maximizing Depth of Field Without Diffraction

You know you need a really large depth of field, and you know what you need to do to get it. You reach for the camera’s aperture control and crank it down all the way to f/22 (or f/32 if your lens allows). That will maximize your depth of field and have your picture looking sharp from front to back. 10 Historic Women Photographers You Should Know. Photographer Creates the World's Largest Negative. After hearing that a hundred-year-old building was soon to be demolished in downtown Vancouver, artist Joel Nicholas Peterson had an idea: why not give the building one last hurrah by turning it into one of the world’s largest “disposable” cameras?

Peterson did just that, drilling 1/8-inch holes in the four walls of the building facing north, south, east, and west. He used the resulting camera obscura to shoot photos on the world’s largest film negatives for a project titled “Blueprints for Observation.” Peterson’s photos were created by exposing giant lithographic film, which were then developed using sprayers. Once the negatives were created, Peterson used them to make cyanotype contact prints. The 14 ultra-large format photos form a near 360-degree view of the city around a building that no longer exists. Eerie photographs of abandoned mental asylums in Italy. Austrian photographer Thomas Windisch is a brave soul for visiting many of Italy's abandoned mental asylums, capturing everything that he finds. From decaying hospital beds and rusting wheelchairs to leftover tools and medical equipment – it's an eerie collection of images that wouldn't look out of place in a horror film.

In fact, the more you scroll through his beautiful photographs, the more you might feel yourself going mad. Revisiting the archives of street photography's poetic pioneer. In pictures: the abandoned remains of Soviet technology. Oliver Franklin-Wallis Assistant Editor, WIRED Once the symbols of Russia's Cold War military might, these relics now lie abandoned in the snow. HyperCam is a Low-Cost Hyperspectral Camera That Captures What We Can't See. Hyperspectral cameras can see things in the world that the human eyes can’t by capturing information from across the electromagnetic spectrum beyond visible light. This type of technology has all kinds of interesting applications — researchers are using the cameras to uncover secrets in old documents and paintings, for example.

The HyperCam is a new hyperspectral camera that aims to make the technology cheap enough to be casually used by the masses. The project is a collaboration between scientists at the University of Washington and at Microsoft Research. The team says the hardware camera could cost just $800, and the technology could even be squeezed into a smartphone accessory that costs as little as $50. HyperCam captures a series of 17 images of a scene at various points in the electromagnetic spectrum. G A L E R I E S.N L. Eamonn Doyle i photobook [version 2] Artsy. Considered one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, Irving Penn photographed a host of important writers, visual artists, and cultural figures in his lifetime (including Jasper Johns, Pablo Picasso, Giorgio de Chirico, John Cage, Truman Capote, and Louise Bourgeois) as well as producing images for Vogue, Chanel, and other major fashion mainstays.

Known for his pared-down compositional style, Penn often photographed his subjects in the natural light of the studio using minimal props; his fashion images were marked by their austerity, sophistication, and tonal subtleties. Munichwalkersfromabove20. The Life and Loves of Jacques Henri Lartigue. The most famous photography masterpieces in the world. Today we are going to analyze the great photos made by recognized masters of photography. Henri cartier bresson. Henri cartier bresson. Henri cartier bresson. Henri Cartier-Bresson. History of photography. The commercial introduction of computer-based electronic digital cameras in the 1990s soon revolutionized photography. Exploring the Ruins of Rome’s Casa Sperimentale. Amusingsurrealphotographsofrussia-9.