Recently, photographer Wenjie Zhang introduced us to the fundamentals of light. Let’s continue our journey through the Photography 101 series and move on to composition. For the next few installments, photographer (and active Daily Post participant) Jeff Sinon takes the reins. Here in part one, he introduces some of the “rules” and elements of composition, and in part two, he’ll offer insights and tips on how to find the best shot.
Jeff illustrates his points with stunning landscapes and nature scenes he’s captured, taken mainly with his Canon 7D, but you can apply his techniques to your own images, no matter your camera or subject matter. Let’s go!
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In this guest tutorial, take a look at how a photo can be saved using some of the recovery tools in Photoshop Lightroom. In this real world workflow Gerard shows many techniques to organize and improve photos. Watch as he compares multiple images using a Survey View. He also selectively improves the image using new tools in Lightroom 5 to make spot adjustments within his image. Be sure to check out the tutorial for some easy to use techniques for your images.
Disclaimer: This tutorial shows a few ways to improve an image. Combine with your own skills to get great results.
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Today is the Fourth of July. A day that traditionally means fireworks in the United States. While you may or may not celebrate this holiday, summer is a season filled with fireworks. Sporting events, amusement parks, and national holidays… it’s not a party until something explodes in the air.
We’ve updated our post on shooting fireworks. These are just basic tips – this is not intended as an all-inclusive article, but rather a starting point. We hope you find something useful here.
1. Scout out and stake out your favorite spot early. Finding the right vantage point is crucial to good fireworks photography. Make sure you have an unobstructed view of the sky. Make sure you have legal permission to be at the place you select for a vantage point. Also consider safety first. Make sure you’re not in an area where the fireworks…
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At StockImageBank.com India, we are constantly asking ourselves. ” What would this picture be used for? and again, more importantly,Will this image make money? The answer lies in the conceptual value of the image and its ability to be used by different clients multiple times for multiple purpose. An image of a dockyard even if it has property release may have limited use.
However, an image of adventure sport ( rock climbing/ para sailing/ bungee jumping .. ) could be used many more times. Reasons ? More conceptual depicting growth, courage, future, direction, independence, fitness, Getting the wiff ?
Some tips to maximise your shots !
Tip No. 1.
75% of the images selected by our clients are SMILING. There is always a place for serious expressions, but those that have concern or gestures that communicate seriousness.
Tip No. 2 …
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I just had a person write me and ask – what do I do to set up my flash off-camera? Specifically what do I buy? What hardware do I get? Well it’s always my pleasure to help. So here you go!
You’d think that some people WANT a bad photo. While there are no real rules in photography – that pertains to what you SHOULD do. When it comes to what you SHOULD NOT do, well pretty much everyone (except the most pedantic of the pedants) agrees that there are several things you should NOT do. So if you find yourself doing four or more of the things on this list and you’re not happy with your photos, at least you now know why.
1. They worry more about low-light camera performance than they do finding a compelling subject with a nice background – or finding something to photograph that they are passionate about. To all you who are of the religion of low-light I got news for you. You’re traveling in the wrong direction. As photographers we WANT light. We look for it, chase it, pray for it, beg for…
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In the USA we tend to take our safety and security for granted. But it’s becoming more apparent that’s no guarantee that we actually are safe. A video producer in Oakland, CA was beaten and robbed of his camera recently – and that’s just one example of what can happen, even if you’re in broad daylight and a public place.
When I was younger and traveling with a camera I was robbed in a Montreal bus station bathroom. I had my gear on my back in a back pack and someone hit me over the head while I was doing my business at the urinal. I work up with a sore head and no gear.
On Mt. Rainier, I was accosted by some VERY drunk kids in a 1969 Camaro who took a shot at me with a pistol and tried to run me over while I was shooting from…
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