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, sparkler, or LED light to “paint” images on the scene. There are many professional […]
Freelance photographers seek to earn a living from their work. Unfortunately, their “art” may not pay their way, and so many will decide to specialize in a particular area or subject matter. For the focus of this discussion we will look briefly at the equipment, locations, associations, and needs of the photography groups known as outdoor and adventure.
Most if not all of you at one point or another need to employ the use of a tripod. I would also guess most of you like to save money. Here are some easy to execute/cheap DIY tripod projects that I’m sure you will find useful. Have fun!
Parks, gardens, museums, and public buildings offer some of the loveliest photographic subjects possible – statuary. Quite often it is difficult to convey the power of a large statue or public memorial in a photograph. Think of the enormous Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., although most people have seen photographs of it they are still surprised at its enormity in person.
Blown highlights are undoubtedly one of the most annoying side-effects of digital photography. The entire image could be exposed perfectly, yet all it can take is a white building, a wedding dress, or reflections on the water to create blown highlights that are incredibly distracting to the eye. However, if you shoot in RAW format […]
We’ve all seen them – the flip-book style animations created by someone who takes a single photograph of themselves every day for a year. These are somewhat impressive, and can actually be a bit shocking because of the dramatic changes in appearance that some people experience. So, how do they do this so effectively? It […]
All true landscape photographers take pride in their work, and that pride usually comes from hours of Photoshop editing. While there are numerous guides, tricks, and hints you can follow to edit your landscape photos beautifully, most take some time and dedication to perfect. Before you delve into the unforeseen, and sometimes complicated, world of […]
Some photos – especially photos that include a sky and a ground – lack the blessing of having all elements in the image exposed perfectly. More often than not, the sky will be overexposed or the ground will not have enough exposure, leaving you with an image not representative to what your naked eye saw […]
Making B&W prints with an inkjet printer requires some finessing in order to get those prints that live up to the hype of “glorious black & white.” This is the case, because there typically aren’t dedicated B&W printers (unless you do some aftermarket tweaking). How to Print Black and White Photos Inkjet printers use their […]