What is a “Stop” in photography? And why do I care? This training tutorial will explain the basics of exposure stops, what they are used for and how they relate to your photos and camera settings. Everything in photography revolves around the concepts of stops so you might as well make sure you know what it is. It will only help you yes? So take five minutes and learn something useful.
Black and White (monochrome) photography can be a real boon to your landscape photos. In many cases it can transform a landscape scene into a much stronger, more dramatic representation of the environment. Often this allows you to better convey the emotion you felt when you were there in person. Let’s take a look at black and white landscape photography and how it differs from color landscape photography.
My first attempt at light painting a residential home. I offer some advice based on what i learned and point out some of the mistakes I made so you can avoid them when you attempt to take flashlight in hand for a nighttime home image.
Are you about to take on your first corporate event gig? Even if you are not, this article is packed with useful information. Learn how to tackle that convention, expo or trade show so that you get the best imagery and a happy client with the least chance of something going wrong.
Quality coin photography is a difficult thing to achieve. Balancing the need for detail with specular shine is a lighting juggling act that requires special techniques. This tutorial will help get you on the right track toward better coin photography.
Composition trumps all other aspects of photography. A technically perfect image with poor composition is still destined for the trash, but a beautiful composition with less perfect exposure or sharpness…. can still be a work of art. So before you waste too much time and money on equipment and learning fancy techniques, try learning some basic composition and watch your photography improve nearly instantly.
There is a little known tool in Adobe Lightroom that for some reason they have chosen to hide away as a menu item. It has no tool or pallet on display in the develop module (hence why most people never know it exists). This tool is the “match total exposure” command, and it is a…
Too many photography tutorials only discuss aperture as the method a photographer uses to control depth of field. In fact there are four factors that control depth of field and using them together gives you far more options and capabilities than aperture alone.
Early Bird Price Special Ends on Jan 19th! If you have been wanting to learn Adobe Lightroom, now is your chance to learn it all for a great price! If you have already taken my classes before, now is your chance to refresh old skills and learn new ones we never covered. (and do it…
Light Painting is not just someone running around the back yard with a flashlight creating lines and circles in the air (much the same way you would with sparklers on the 4th of July). Capturing the light trails of a flashlight (while fun) gets pretty boring pretty quickly from an artistic standpoint. Now, turn the flightlight away…