Focal Point Practical Techniques
Focal Point part 3
In any discussion of focal point techniques there are no hard and fast rules, partly because determining the focal point of an image (or even a series of images) is a creative and highly personal choice, and varies widely between photographers. However there are certain techniques which can help you to create a strong focal point in a photo. Once you have a clear idea of what you want the focal point of your image ...
Fall Outdoor Photography Class
Two part workshop for capturing better photos
Autumn is here with exciting opportunities to photograph the colourful images of fall. Fall is photographers favourite season because of the light, the vibrant colours and being out in the fresh outdoor air. Taking photos outdoors, especially in autumn, needs specific know-how techniques. One of the most important techniques is EXPOSURE. Exposure can be controlled by Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO. For taking pictures outdoor you also need to ...
Exploring ways to create Focal Point in your picture
In Part 1 we defined focal point and discussed why it is a key ingredient for dynamic eye-catching images. In Part 2 let’s jump right in and take a look at some ways to incorporate focal point for more compelling images.
One of the best way to create visual focal points is to isolate your subject. The rain drop in this picture is a great example.
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Tips for capturing amazing pictures every time!
The Great Camera Debate Part 7
In the previous article I discussed the importance of a camera lens over a camera body. In this article we are going to look at the importance of education and skills.
Look at these two photos and try to guess what kind of camera and lens were used to capture each of these photos:
Please take a moment after you’ve studied the images and make ...
Auto White Balance Vs Presets
When and how to use White Balance Presets.
As discussed in the previous article (White Balance in Digital Photography), our digital cameras do not have a brain to adjust for colour cast. Almost all new digital cameras come with Auto White Balance, some sort of Presets and a Custom White Balance setting.
What is Auto White Balance?
Each digital camera has the data of thousands of images built into its processor. ...
Understanding ISO in Photography
What is ISO
ISO in photography terms is a measurement unit which measures the sensitivity of our media (film or digital sensor) to light. In simplest terms the higher the number the more sensitive the media is to light.
We’ve seen that we can control the exposure through choices for Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO. When it comes to low light situations, to maintain a certain shutter speed or to use a ...
Creative uses of Aperture
In last article I explained what Aperture is and how it works. In this article we are going to look at some creative uses of Aperture.
Aperture not only controls the exposure, it also controls the Depth Of Field.
What is Depth of Field?
Let’s go to Wikipedia for a basic definition of Depth of Field (DOF):
In optics, particularly as it relates to film and photography, depth of field ...
Creative uses of shutter speed in photography
Shutter speed is one of several methods used to control the amount of light recorded by the camera’s digital sensor or film. It is also used to manipulate the visual effects of the final image beyond its luminosity.
Examples of creative uses of Shutter Speed
Images taken with a slower shutter speed invoke a visual sense of movement. Slower shutter speeds are often selected to suggest movement in a ...