Hi there,Well I've had a couple of images accepted from my first attempt with a light tent so I am quite pleased.I mostly take shots of landscapes and nature but I thought I would give something new a try.I bought a very cheap light tent and lights so I wasn't sure that my set up would be good enough but the end results weren't too bad.I found it quite difficult to get the correct white balance and I think this would be improved if I invest in some proper light bulbs...the ones I was using... continue reading
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As I learn more about having my pictures approved, I am forced to improve my photography skills, which is a good thing.Here is my 2nd approved photo.When I first submitted it the picture was too dark and it was rejected.I then went to the local hardware store and picked up a couple of halogen work lights $19.99 each.I used those to illuminate my subject, and improved the lighting to get the photo approved. continue reading
When you look at food photos, they may seemingly seem simple.But there is a lot of work and thought behind each photo.See the video below, and you'll know what I mean.You Tube video on the art of food photographySeems like there are more lights and reflectors than taking portraits of people.The difference is that in portrait photos, most people want their skin to look smooth.The more the diffuse the light source the better.However, in food photography, you need to see the textures... continue reading
Correct Exposure is combination of Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO and a creatively correct exposure is combination of all of above and the photographer’s creative mind. I believe there is nothing can be termed as bad or good light for my exposure, it should be appropriate light as well as exposure. Lighting depends on Seasons, Weather, and Time of the day. The essential qualities of light are direction, color and intensity. I have often realized that waiting for the perfect moment and animal behavior... continue reading
I have a very small studio, about 8x10 ft., and I use halogen shop lights for my lighting. I have 2 of the double lights with tripods and 2 single lights that sit on the floor. It seems that I do not have enough lighting still to take a good picture. Does anyone have any ideas on how to set these up to get enough light, and so that the lighting is not harsh or extremely bright on the subject? Right now I am bouncing one of the double lights off the ceiling and I have the other shining through a diffuser... continue reading
Hi everyone.Ive noticed a fair few of the really great isolated images (objects by them selves) have something in common.They all have a really strong white area.Background at times can as important to perfecting an image, as the other criteria. ie composition, exposure, white balance and so on.These 'ebay' or gradient images are pivotal in creating a balance for making those images and points of interest POP.This is a great example of a high temperature colour like orange, and... continue reading
If you haven't read "Light: Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting" by Fil Hunter, Steven Biver, and Paul Fugua, then you are missing out.This book is quite amazing.OK, there were alot of things I probably already knew.But, there were a few tips and tricks I didn't know!One example is photographing shiny objects.The book talks about the difference between direct reflection and polarized direct reflection.For the most part, subjects that conduct electricity have... continue reading
I'd like to start off by giving a little bit of background on myself.Feel free to skip ahead 2 paragraphs to get to the main point of this post.I've just started to get into stock photo photography, something I just started to think about two weeks ago after reading some message board posts here.I was going away for a 9 day vacation which I knew would include some wonderful opportunities for taking photos.My vacation stops included Ottawa, Mt.Tremblant, Montreal, and Algonquin Park. (I do... continue reading
I have tried, on several occasions, to put together some very well thought out and intuitive blogs about photographic technique.Problem is that I am more suited to tell astronauts how to put their space suit on than I am to tell photographers here at DT how to shoot great images.Besides, how long can I go on pretending to be this learned (pronounce the E and the D at the end) photographer when I have only been doing this for about 2 years now?Some of you have gone on photographic trips through... continue reading
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