Archive for June, 2010

Understanding Your Camera’s Exposure Settings

Tweet Breaking away from the automatic setting dependency does not need to be as daunting as it may initially appear. The key to developing an understanding how to take better photographs in the manual setting is to learn hoe to balance the exposure settings on your camera. Once you learn how the shutter speed, aperture, [...]


Photographing Moving Water

Tweet Photographing waterfalls presents the photographer with the opportunity to create some very creative shots. When photographed properly, the photographer can make running water appear soft and almost ghost-like. This technique is not difficult to master, but it takes a fair amount of stamina and perseverance to achieve…not to mention some physical agility. This technique [...]


Shutter Priority

Tweet People who invest in a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera make their purchase for many reasons, but most want more control over their shots. People may envision themselves selecting the appropriate lens, taking light measurements, setting the controls, and snapping the perfect photograph on the first try. Unfortunately, most people want to have [...]


Aperture Priority

Tweet People who invest in a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera make their purchase for many reasons, but most want more control over their shots. People may envision themselves selecting the appropriate lens, taking light measurements, setting the controls, and snapping the perfect photograph on the first try. Unfortunately, most people want to have [...]


Selective Desaturation

Tweet Shooting in black and white can bring a classic appearance to your photographs. Fine grain and deep shadows make a contemporary scene appear nostalgic and timeless. Of course, there are times when you may want to bridge the decades by creating a combined black and white photograph with elements of color. This effect is [...]


Photography on the Walkabout

Tweet There are times when everyday life becomes serious business.  There are schedules to maintain, clients to meet, equipment to prepare, and products to deliver.  Somehow it happened; your favorite hobby suddenly became overrun by your job.  Set aside your daily scheduler, leave your cell phone behind, grab your camera and your favorite general purpose [...]


Create A Bokeh Effect

Tweet Creative photography often involves using a variety of techniques to add dramatic effects to a photograph. One such technique is referred to as bokeh (pronounced like “broke” without the letter “r”). Bokeh is the technique of adding intentional “fuzzy” areas within a photograph. This technique should not be confused with photographs that are out [...]


Creating A Silhouette

Tweet Photography is not so much about taking pictures as it is about creating art from within the known universe. Unlike traditional forms of expression where an artist works with a variety of abstract emotions and ideas to produce media, photographic art captures a real-world entity to produce abstract emotions and ideas. One could say [...]


Photography Guide: Keeping things clean and simple

Tweet A good photographer should already know how to keep his tools as clean as possible with regular home and professional maintenance.  But have you ever thought about how important it is to make sure your images are clean – free from distractions, free from dust and dirt and anything what makes your image look [...]


5 Ways to create interesting photographs on a budget

Tweet Sometimes when you need a low cost way to create photographs, you need to look no further than your own home.  With the things you can find around the house, you could find a new subject matter or create a new effect without spending lots of money. Here are 5 ideas that you can [...]


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