309 search results for "color"

How to Make Better Photos with Better Composition

Most photographers know that for a photograph to be interesting, it must have a good composition. But what does that mean, exactly? The concepts of composition are often assumed to be mere common sense, but it never hurts to refresh oneself on the basics. And remember, as photographer David Thorpe says, ”composition is better treated as a creative aid than a set of rules”:

Tips for Better Composition

In this video, Thorpe discusses some fundamental components of a photograph, and how paying a bit more attention to these can create a better result. (Via PetaPixel)

Beginning in Photography: Understanding the Light

Understanding how different lighting affects an image is half the work of creating better photos. This article aims to give a brief overview of the different types of light you might encounter as a photographer and how to use each type to your advantage.

"Northern California Dawn Patrol" captured by Don Campbell

“Northern California Dawn Patrol” captured by Don Campbell (Click Image to Find Photographer)

Direct light

Looking through the family photo album the other day, I noticed a recurring theme: photo after photo of us squinting into the sun, looking like ghosts with our flat, white faces and dark holes where our eyes should have been. This is one of the most common mistakes people make when taking photos in direct sunlight. By standing with your back to the sun, you effectively flatten out the light and therefore your subject. All of those interesting lines and textures disappear, and you are left with a one-dimensional image.

10 Photography Tips to Help You Take Your Photography up a Level

Man working

The best lessons are the ones you learn the hard way. Here are 10 photography tips I learned after lots of frustration, discouragement, money lost, and forever lost opportunities. These tips are not very common, I never heard them hence you probably never heard of them either. I hope they help you avoid the mistakes I made, and help you improve your photography. Let’s get to it shall we?

10 Photography Tips

Is it REALLY the Gear?

EOS-1D X with EF 200-400 f/4L IS USM +1.4x Extender. 1/1000, f/5.6, ISO 800.

EOS-1D X with EF 200-400 f/4L IS USM +1.4x Extender. 1/1000, f/5.6, ISO 800.

Recently, I’ve noticed some comments from readers who seem to feel that the gear I use for my shots is the reason I get the images I do. They seem to feel that similar results cannot be achieved using consumer level gear. True, I use some top-of-the-line gear, and there are many reasons for that. But rare is the shot that I was able to get with an EOS-1D X or 5D Mark III that I could not also get with a Rebel T5i.

So that begs the question: why do pros spend so much money on top-of-the-line cameras and lenses? 

A Simple And Clever Way To Remove The Bags Under The Eyes With Photoshop

Dani Diamond of Fstoppers recently shared a pretty quick and clever way to removing those dark patches you have under the eyes of your subjects. Ignoring the commonly used patch tool, Dodge/Burn tool and Clone tool which either copy the texture as well as the color or smudging the texture altogether. Instead, Dani opts to…

[Read More]

[post syndicated from DIY Photography Net]

A New Photographer’s Guide to Camera Settings

Folegandros, Greece.

Folegandros, Greece – 24mm focal length at f/11

Without experience, looking at the endless functions and dials on a camera can seem daunting, and it is at first, especially with many of the newer digital cameras that have about 5,000 functions (I’m looking at you Nikon).

Luckily, you only have to learn the major functions at first to significantly improve your photography. It might take a few reads through the content below, but it does not take long to learn the most important abilities of your camera to significantly improve your photography.

Infrared Photography: 2 Ways To Modify Your DSLR

Infrared photography is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas of photographic art, and there are many ways in which you can shoot IR frames. However, if you have a DSLR camera and you are not willing to invest in state of the art equipment designed especially for infrared photography, then you should know that you can easily convert your camera.

color infrared photography

“IR Landscape 2? captured by Bryan (Click image to see more from Bryan.)

Here are two ways to modify your camera for infrared photography:

Get An Opaque Infrared Filter