The above video from Scott Kelby shows off some handy “little” tips for making the most of the new features in Photoshop CS6.
[via John Nack]
So, you’re shooting some interviews with your HDSLR or other video camera now? Check out the above video for some tips on the hows and whys of lighting an interview subject and scene.
Ever try to get a cool shot of the night sky and failed miserably? If so, this video from Ben Canales is worth a watch.
I’ve never tried to capture these types of shots, but Ben sure makes enticing. Of course, I’m not a real fan of cold weather (apparently, when the sky is the clearest).
Often times you hear photographers say that a lens is fast or slow. Lens speed can be a difficult concept for beginners to grasp. So, let’s take a closer look at what we mean when we call a lens fast or slow. [Read more…]
This topic was brought up by a reader who broke his right arm and asked how he was supposed to take photos and operate his camera with just his left hand.
Even if you are left-handed, cameras are designed to be gripped and operated primarily using the right hand. That’s why the grip and shutter release are on the right side.
If you have to go one-handed on your camera, you want the right hand to be holding it. But what do you do when you can’t use your right hand for 45 days?
Sure, you can carry around a tripod for a month and a half, but you’ll probably be without a camera quite often if it has to have a tripod attached to it every time you go out.
So, what are your other options? [Read more…]
If you use Adobe Lightroom as part of your post-processing, then these free resources can help you get the most out of your final images. [Read more…]
If you’re an event, wedding or concert photographer you know the pains of shooting in low light all too well. Some of the main problems are focusing, white balance issues, high ISO noise, and ensuring that you capture the correct motion. All of this can be pretty tricky, especially if you’re trying to get a variety of angles to ensure that your shots don’t all look the same. Here are some tips for shooting and how to save your work in post process.
There are certain things that people constantly and always tend to mess up when they first start using a DSLR after moving up from a point-and-shoot. Afterward, they tend to look at their images and wonder what went wrong. These are things that shouldn’t be looked past and in order to get the maximum cash value from your DSLR, you should keep these starting tips in mind while shooting.
Readers, friends and family alike always ask questions about what they’re doing wrong with their camera that is making it not perform to their satisfaction. Some of these things are almost common-sensical with regards to electronics but others may not seem that easy to figure out. Here’s a couple of things to keep in mind so that the new camera you get for the holidays will last you a bit longer.
Ah, kids. When you get a great shot of your child, you feel like you’ve accomplished something. It shouldn’t be just an “every now and then” type of thing though. Below, you’ll find a few things we can all do to help improve the keeper ratio when snapping shots of our kids. [Read more…]