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Accent lighting in outdoor photography

In one of my past blogs I mentioned that I was experimenting with an off camera flash in nature detail images. I used a radio remote trigger to fire the flash from different angles off camera axis. The results have been interesting and I find myself shooting a lot of detail images on my hiking trips to improve on the technique. To achieve the results I have been looking for, I set my tripod mounted camera on automatic (not program) and mount a radio slave trigger to the hot shoe mount. I... continue reading

4 aspects of photography that blurrs the background of a photo

In case anyone is not aware of the aspects that determines the intensity of the sharpness of parts of a photo (usually the backdrop), here are 4 things we need to take note of.The size of the apertureAperture opening size determines the depth of field of a photo. It is a common saying and most beginners even know that a fast lens with the biggest aperture you can get is desired for portrait work and throws the background out of focus so that attention is locked and given to the subject.... continue reading

Composing your Own Photo

Just think about this, you have a subject selected, but now, how do you make this picture as amazing as it can get? Well, you need to start off by knowing what makes up a good photo. When someone is looking to buy a photograph they look for key elements of composition, patterns in the photo, such as bricks, lines, such as buildings, shapes like public art, grass, and graffiti.They also look for colors, but be careful with colors because colors can mean white or black, not only the colors in the... continue reading

Controlling depth of field for lansdcapes

Modern cameras and lenses have given us many improvements over the models of old, but one thing that seems to have gone backwards is the easy control over depth of field.Way back when with my Nikon FM SLR and 24mm lens I could set the lens to f22 (nobody had impressed on me back then that opening up a stop on almost any lens would have given a better image) and then set the focus from the scale on the lens and know that everything from 2ft to infinity would be in focus.Nowadays lenses rarely... continue reading

Beyond the Rule of Thirds; Vanishing Points

The rule of thirds is an indispensable guideline for composing commercial images, but there are other options out there!Have you tried using vanishing points to create perspective in your photographs?This is a concept that is used frequently in drawings and illustrations, but seems to receive less attention from photographers.A vanishing point is a point in an image where lines that are parallel in the 3D world converge in a 2D image.This adds perspective and the appearance of distance... continue reading

Shallow DOF for stock

One of my latest images just sold, and it occured to me that I have very few images with shallow depth of field as a key feature.In some closeups it is enevitable, but I rarely use it as a 'focus' of my stock images.There are a few reasons for this:1. Lens are a little less than optimal at wide apertures, leading to potential rejections.Macro lenses (such as used in my cookie shot) are exceptions, but most fast lenses will introduce color fringing in out of focus areas.2. Maximum flexibility,... continue reading

Understanding depth if field

I wanted to share this link I found. depth of fieldIn my opinion, we can never learn enough about photography. Sometimes I think I know something and zap its gone. Therefore, I try to read on different techniques as often as I can. Hope this helps some of you. Happy shooting. Hugs Debbie continue reading

Depth of field use skill

Photography often speak depth of field namely practical to focus clearly focusing area before and after can. If when shooting at some point, the focus to focus a distance before then turned to a distance of all objects are clear, the paragraph is clear area where depth of field.Several factors that influence depth of field:First, by lens aperture or F value influence. Lens aperture (aperture refers to the size of the circular aperture), the aperture are used to control the amount of light into... continue reading

Depth of Field : Basic Quick Tip

Remember, if you shoot with a crop sensor camera you have more DOF than a full frame camera if you were to attempt framing the same shot with both types of cameras... Take the same 50mm f/1.4 lens and put it on a Full Frame D700 and then put it on a Crop D300.Assume you are shooting at f/1.4.Because of the crop factor on the D300, you need to step further back from your subject which gives you more depth of field.The same composition on the D700 will yield a background that is blurrier than... continue reading

Space Management - III

I have discussed the space definition and camera position relative to space. In this one I have wrote my ideas regarding the lenses and how they affect the spce, wide angle and telephoto lens.When we use a wide-angle lens, we are expanding all visually space. For creating visual depth, the expansion supports the concept of layering by extending all the spaces. The visual expansion of space is based directly on distance relationships, between elements in the frame and the camera's position. If... continue reading

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