So you want to become a wedding photographer? Or perhaps you’re new to the game? Either way you’re probably aware of how competitive the industry is. All it takes is a local Google search to see what you’re up against in your area – there is no shortage of styles, quality, packages and prices for prospective customers to choose from. This is why it’s become so important to stand out from the crowd.
If you’ve ever watched a 3D movie and wondered ‘how does all this 3d stuff work’ or ‘I wish I could make something 3d’, then this article is for you! This is a quick and easy method for creating your own anaglyphic 3D images with only one camera.
Photography is about perspective; time-lapse photography offers a different perspective than that of normal shooting, it focuses on the subject of an often overlooked macro-perspective of the world and the results can be very moving. I’m not talking about extended exposure photography I am going to attempt to explain how to make a time lapse Video with your DSLR even if you don’t have a video function.
Layer masks are a great asset to Photoshop and can open up an entire new world of photo editing – once you know how to use them. If you already understand the concept of layers, you know that layers can be adjusted in transparency – referred to as the opacity level in Photoshop. This makes the top layer invisible to a certain extent and allows the bottom layer to be seen. This is adjusted using a percentage rate – 90% opacity would be barely see-through, while 10% opacity would make the layer virtually invisible.
Most people only think of a nighttime landscape as one that is indistinct or includes only the silhouettes of the mountains against the starry skies. The fact is that the settings and timing used for a nighttime or extremely low-light photograph can often catch shades of color and effects that are completely indiscernible to the naked eye. This means nighttime landscapes are worth some experimentation.
Photographing landscapes can be a difficult subject to capture – the lack of control over your subject is quite high, and oftentimes you may find yourself compensating in the digital dark room.
Photographing under the cover of darkness is one of my favourite things to do, everything seems to come alive at night, and what isnt you can bring alive through various lighting techniques. I’ve noticed that more and more people are giving it a try as it can be easily be done with any SLR, tripod, shutter release and a flashgun or torch.
If you are interested in experimenting with low or no light photographic techniques you may be interested in painting with light. This is a system that allows the photographer to set their camera on a very long exposure and use a flashlight or LED light to “paint” images on the scene.
I’m sure that you’ve ran across the histogram when cycling through your digital photos while still in the camera, but more so when you bring your images into a post production workflow – like Lightroom or Photoshop.
When a photograph has a perfectly clear foreground, mid-ground, and background it is one that has the greatest depth of field possible. This means that the camera is focusing on the subject, but also keeping the entire image sharp as well. This is usually something used for landscape imagery but can also be put to good use in a host of other varieties like portraiture and even macro photography. It is not so simple as pointing the camera and focusing in, however, and a good photographer must come to understand the ways in which it can be accomplished.