The Ultimate Miami Photography Club Since 1977
The post A Guide to Beautiful Still-Life Compositions appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Darina Kopcok. Good still-life photography involves more than just technical skill and effective lighting. For the best images, you’ve got to choose the right composition. Now, the so-called “rules” of composition aren’t so much rules as guiding principles. Why? Because not every compositional tool works for every shot. What might look amazing when applied to one scene can look terrible when applied to another. Even so, compositional guidelines can be helpful, especially in still-life photography, where composition can really make or break an image. If you’re delving into the still-life genre for the first time, it’s a good idea to memorize and practice some basic...Still-life photography composition
Continue reading
There are some common mistakes many new photographers make. This helpful video tutorial details three of them and how to correct them to improve your shots. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Understanding how to use ambient light and flash together can greatly improve your versatility. Natural light conditions are unpredictable, and knowing how to work with them can make or break your shoot. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Shooting street photography can be a rewarding experience, but it’s important to find your own voice and style. This fantastic video tutorial offers seven tips sure to help you improve. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Exposing for the highlights is age-old advice in landscape photography. However, that technique can cause other areas of the photograph to be underexposed. You can always use the exposure slider in Lightroom to increase the exposure, but is that really the best way to fix the exposure in the image? [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Jeffrey Tadlock)
Sometimes you don’t have to look far and wide for artistic inspiration. Oftentimes the answer you seek is right around the corner. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Christopher Malcolm)
Could you imagine uploading a few selfies to a random website and having it generate hundreds of naked photos of you? That sounds terrifying. Today, let's talk about how AI could upend various photography genres and why boudoir photography will be one of the exceptions. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Investing in the best smartphone photography gear is a great way to boost your results. Smartphone cameras are one of the most accessible entry points into the wonderful world of photography. And with a couple of smartphone camera accessories, you capture pro-level photos. This article covers all the essential smartphone photography gear. Looking at everything from macro lenses to tripods, this is the perfect introduction into camera phone accessories. Keep reading to find exactly what you need to take your smartphone photography to the next level.  © Jimmy Chang .stg-desktop { display: block; } .stg-mobile { display: none; } @media screen and (max-width: 768px) { .stg-desktop { display: none; } .stg-mobile { display: block; } } Best Smartphone Photography Gear You...
Continue reading
Almost anyone can remove acne or wrinkles in a photo, but retouching a face video used to be a monumental task... until now. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Lee Morris)
Woodland photography is hard enough for landscape photographers, but what about when there isn’t any fog? Fog is the cheat code for this type of photography, but do you just need to head home when there isn’t any fog? We find out in this video. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Jeffrey Tadlock)
Vintage-inspired fashion photography brings a timeless elegance that resonates with many enthusiasts. Understanding how to create such imagery while maintaining a modern twist can elevate your work. This video will take you behind the scenes of a vintage-inspired photoshoot, emphasizing the importance of concept, lighting, and post-processing. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
I can tell you, from doing hands-on Lightroom workshops, that the two most intimidating and confusing parts of Lightroom Classic are (1) the Import window and (2) the Export window. Fixing the import window is tricky (they tried once, and it didn’t get the love it probably deserved), but there is something they can do, quite easily, that would make life so much easier, for so many users, especially users who are new, or don’t use Lightroom every day. They need to add this to the File menu: That. Right. There. It shouldn’t be easier to save a JPEG out of Photoshop than it is out of Lightroom (but it’s WAY easier for new and casual users to save as JPEG...
Continue reading
Wide angle prime lenses are a must-have for many photographers, offering a useful perspective for landscape, architectural, and even portrait photography. Finding a lens that delivers both quality and value can be challenging, but this lens seems to check all the right boxes. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Mastering photography requires not just technical skills, but also a keen eye for opportunities and the right mindset. One key piece of advice can significantly impact your approach to photography, the famous: "f/8 and be there." This concept emphasizes the importance of being present and ready to capture moments, regardless of perfect conditions. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
In a thought-provoking TED Talk, artist-photographer Felisa Tan takes us on a journey through her life and the profound lessons she has learned through photography. With over 15 years behind the camera, Tan’s insights offer a unique perspective on how photography can help us appreciate life’s beauty and complexity. Her poetic narrative, paired with captivating images, challenges our preconceptions about photography and invites us to explore universal truths often overlooked in our daily lives. Tan begins by sharing her early struggles with understanding her place in the world, a... [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Kim Simpson)
Do you think about improving the contents of your kit bag? It’s expensive, so is it worth it? Let’s talk about upgrading your gear, or not. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Ivor Rackham)
In today’s world of social media and YouTube, it is easy to think every time a photographer goes out, they come back home with portfolio-ready images. If you begin to believe this, it can impact your own landscape photography. This video looks at the real truth behind landscape photography. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Jeffrey Tadlock)
File formats matter. The type of file you use for saving and editing your photos can significantly impact your workflow and final image quality. From JPEGs to raw files, understanding the differences can help you make better decisions for your photography and workflow. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Skylum has news that will be of high interest to portrait photographers. It's an announcement of a dedicated app code-named "Project Barcelona." It's an app designed for professionals to enhance portrait retouching. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Mel Martin)
The Lenovo Legion 7i, touted as Lenovo's best-looking laptop, has garnered attention for its sleek design and performance capabilities. This model stands out with its white color and brushed aluminum edges, offering a premium feel that sets it apart from its predecessors in tandem with the power creatives demand. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)

We meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday at:

Evelyn Greer Park (Pinecrest) 
8200 SW 124th Street 
Pinecrest, FL 33157