As explained in a previous post by Chris Derrick, the histogram on your digital camera of a shot is a simple bar graph. This bar graph shows the distribution of the tonal values in an image, from total black on the far left to total white on the far right. The histogram is the tonal fingerprint on any image. There is no such thing as a “perfect histogram”: an image captured at night or in a dark setting will lean towards the left while a high key image ( a very bright setting) will lean towards the right.
We all love the crop tool in Photoshop. Adobe has made some nice improvements to it in their latest version, Photoshop CC.
Some of these improvements are obvious and others aren’t so much. The video below steps you thorough some of the new crop tool features and some things you might not have known you could do with it.
When I was 10, my parents sent me off for Two Whole Months to a distant boy’s camp while they traveled in Europe. Besides becoming extremely homesick, I got caught up in an activity right next to Arts & Crafts called Silver Shop. Here, one learned how to use a jeweler’s saw, torch, files, proper sanding and finishing. Working with sterling silver, you first made a simple band ring; after that you could make all kinds of neat stuff. I subsequently returned to that camp 4 more times, at the end becoming the counselor instructing Silver Shop.
Today we have 50 quick photography tips from the guys over at DigitalRev. They deliver informative tips with a sense of humor. We are big fans and hope you enjoy.
Yet another great tip from photographer Peter Hurley. If you want to improve the way you or your client looks in your next selfy or session, check out the video below.
People love candid photography, because it truly captures slice of life moments that will never be repeated and it invokes a sense of the “now.” Only, most people go around taking staged photos and asking people to say “cheese”
Portrait photography is something we have all attempted at some level or another. Sometimes it takes just a few tips to take your photography to the next level. Below are 10 tips that should help do just that.
Do you want to instantly improve your portrait photography with one amazing tip? If so, watch this high energy video by photographer Peter Hurley explaining how to magically improve a head shot by accentuating the jawline of your subject.
The quickest way to save your photos is to copy them from the camera memory and to paste into some folder on your computer. That’s very easy and thanks to the preview option you can always find photos you need. But when it comes to the web it appears that search engines can’t see your photos like common people. Search engine crawlers scan your website’s HTML code and “read” your pictures’ URLs and descriptions. In their world your photos don’t exist, so you have to be patient enough to put them up to the beauty of your photos.
As a newborn photographer, one of the things I learned over time was that a session with a brand new baby can be fraught with extreme stress. Stress can be on both the side of the photographer as well as the parents, and the only way to address this is by meticulous planning.
One of the most basic but crucial skills in photography is how to hold your camera. Not only hold it but hold it to achieve the sharpest image possible, even in low light situations.