Our digital age makes everything a whole lot easier than it used to be. Every typo can be corrected, and every photo can be retouched, darkened, brightened, or otherwise fine-tuned to perfection. Well… usually. Levels, meanwhile, are an important, yet often forgotten tool that can rescue more photos than you’d think.
By mastering work with artificial light sources, and especially flashes, you break free of several exposure limitations that hold you back when you’re taking pictures in natural light. Using flashes also gives you much sharper pictures, because the flash is so short that it eliminates motion blur.
Even with a backdrop that at first glance seems boring, you can take a very interesting, clean photograph. With the right choice of color composition, you can funnel your audience’s attention to precisely where it’s needed.
Here us out for a minute as there are still a few tricks up the sleeves of traditional digital camera makers and this is particularly true when it comes to the pocket-camera category – and these tricks we speak of go beyond just being diminutive design specs.
We’d all like to think of backgrounds as simply not an issue—when we think of them at all. But in reality, backgrounds can have a lot of clutter, especially in urban photography. Meanwhile, there are several ways to look at this issue.
The most recent 3D nugget we came across isn’t exactly about a new tech that caught our eye – in fact, it’s actually about one that’s roughly 60 years old.
Photographing horses well isn’t simple! Every breed of horses has something special about it, and you should keep that something in mind during photography.
Even though square photos aren’t as common as they once were, hobby photographers still create them to this day. They generally use medium format film. These photos have a certain something that makes them hard to resist.
Getting a picture of a landmark without people around it can seem like a superhuman task. Fortunately where photographers fail, work in a graphics editor can succeed. And this work is quicker than you might expect: it only takes a couple of minutes.
The major advantage of artificial light sources over natural light is that you have them fully under your control. There are many tools for changing their characteristics. Artificial light lets you photograph topics that would be impossible to handle under natural light.