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A lot of professional photographers espouse the use of prime lenses, whether for their sharpness, wider apertures, portability, or for some other reason. And while there are certainly advantages to prime lenses, you should not just automatically shun zooms without a second thought; in fact, they might actually be better for your needs, and this great video essay discusses why. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
The post Long Exposure Photography: A Step-by-Step Guide appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Francesco Gola. Are you struggling to capture beautiful long exposure photography? Do you want to learn the long exposure basics – and even take some pro-level images? Long exposure techniques may seem difficult, but they’re really not. With a little bit of know-how, you can start getting stunning results… …and that’s what this article is all about. I’m going to give you a simple, step-by-step process for long exposure images. By the time you’re done, you’ll see how easy it is to get satisfying shots on your first attempt, and you’ll know exactly what to do the next time you’re faced with a...long exposure rocks in the water
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Over the last few years, I have regularly recommended the ColorChecker Passport. Colors are extremely important and the passport helps prevent issues that can come up with many digital camera sensors. Recently, I have been testing the Datacolor Spyderchekr and I wanted to see which of the two was the better option. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Usman Dawood)
Each camera calibrates color differently. So, why not take control of your own colors using Lightroom's Calibration tool? [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Gary McIntyre)
A good macro lens is one of the most versatile out there, offering you a window into the extraordinary world of the small all around us and doubling as a sharp portrait or all-around lens, depending on the focal length. One such lens is the Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Macro, and this excellent video review takes a look at the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
One of the most useful tools for taking greater control of your edits is the luminosity mask, and it can also save you a ton of time. If you have not seen them in action before or are not sure how they are used, check out this great video tutorial that will show you why so many photographers love them. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Aside from the Perseid meteor shower, the summer hype is on for viewing Saturn. Indeed, Saturn is a great target for visual observers, especially if it’s your very first view through a telescope. But for astrophotographers, it’s a tough target. A bit of an easier target is Jupiter, which is “following” Saturn across the summer sky. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by David Kodama)
Manual mode is often held up as the standard measure of a professional photographer, with semiautomatic and automatic modes thought of as crutches upon which a truly competent shooter would never lean. But the truth is far from that black and white; in fact, many professionals frequently use semiautomatic modes like aperture priority and auto ISO. So, when is each appropriate, and when should you switch to manual? This great video discusses just that. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
If you are a photographer in any capacity, chances are you deal with the same repetitive questions and comments from non-photographers when your photography comes up in discussions. It gets old, and despite it usually being well-meaning, I wish people would stop asking these five things. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Abby Ferguson, MFA)
Working with models can open up a plethora of new creative outlets and professional opportunities for any photographer. But, the first shoot with a model can seem like a daunting task for some. This video aims to get you comfortable with choosing and communicating with any experienced model. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Mike O'Leary)
Photo by Bill Sisson Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Gasadalur” by Bill Sisson. Location: Faroe Islands. “This scene is well known among photography locations in the Faroe Islands,” explains Sisson. “On this day, a stiff wind was blowing in from the Atlantic Ocean, with gusts bending the waterfall and spray to the right. I wanted to use a long exposure to smooth the ocean waves but also had to keep it short enough that frequent gusts didn’t warp the waterfall.” Pentax K-1, Pentax 28-105mm lens at 28mm. Exposure: 6 sec., f/22, ISO 100. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments...
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There is often talk about how great smartphone cameras are now — and I'm one of the people saying it — but with modern apps, they are so much more than their camera for photographers. Here are 10 apps that can improve and aid your videography. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Robert K Baggs)
One photographer, while on a road trip across part of the U.S, had the chance to try a pinhole camera currently in development. The results are beautiful, and if you enjoy film and large format photography, this is well worth your time. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Robert K Baggs)
The post Male Poses: 21 Sample Poses to Get You Started Photographing Men appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Guest Contributor. Want some male posing ideas to help your portraits consistently shine? In this article, we share 21 male poses, ranging from simple, beginner-focused ideas to complex options for experienced photographers. We also include a mix of styles, including corporate, informal, fashion, and more – so no matter your preferred genre of photography, you’re bound to find a pose or two that works! Let’s dive right in. 1. Upper body with crossed arms Let’s start with a very simple male pose: Ask your subject to stand up straight, cross their arms, turn one shoulder slightly away, bring...man standing with arms crossed
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Sometimes, you don’t have to stray too far to find what you’re looking for. After traveling the coast and sharing our journey with you, our Pacific Northwest Escape has come to an end with a stop in our own backyard, where Mother Nature’s beauty is on full display. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by The Remote Unknown)
As many of us have been confined to our own homes, there has been a sharp rise in people looking for other revenue streams attainable from their own house. Here is how to create a budget lighting setup to make your YouTube videos look more professional. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Robert K Baggs)
When it comes to editing portraits, you probably think of working in Photoshop over Lightroom, but you can often complete a retouch in Lightroom, particularly if you are working on something like a large batch of headshots that only need light retouching. This awesome video tutorial will give you five helpful tips for editing portraits in Lightroom to get the best results. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Professional-quality supertelephoto zoom lenses have exploded onto the market in the last few years, and one of the most versatile and impressive options out there is the Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM. This fantastic video review takes a look at the lens and the kind of performance and image quality you can expect from it in real-world usage. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Alex Cooke)
Making a living in an oversaturated marketplace can be a challenge even without a global pandemic present to further shrink the marketplace. It takes a lot of tools, even some unexpected ones, to make it the distance. [ Read More ]Original link(Originally posted by Christopher Malcolm)
The post dPS Weekly Photography Challenge : Blue Hour appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Sime. Our weekly photography challenge this week is ‘Blue Hour’ if you’re unfamiliar with the term, here’s a great what & how from Nisha – 3 Practical Tips to Improve your Blue Hour Photography. Make sure you catch up with all of our previous challenges – you can find them here. Photo – Nisha Ramroop “Also known as twilight, Blue Hour refers to that time of the day just before or after the Golden Hour. Depending on your location, it may be shorter (or longer) than an hour but happens before sunrise or after sunset” Photo – Nisha Ramroop As ever, some...dPS Weekly Photography Challenge : Blue Hour
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