My first consideration in choosing a location is finding a place with light. If I want my subject to be well-lit, I will photograph outside if possible. I look for a location that has shade or diffuse light, such as under tree canopy or an overhang from a porch; something to make the light diffuse.I live in a place with very strong light from the sun almost every day and it will create harsh shadows on the subject. In certain instances, that might be the look you want, for... continue reading
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I am going to talk more about technique. The reason both these photos work is the shadows. . I try to think about how they would look on a wall before I pressed the shutter button. The rock makes the second photo. In the albums there is on large rock toward the lower center that sits just of the road. It sits too low andgets cropped off when it is put in the blog. Any way look carefully and you will noticethe shadows coverthe background of the photos making both are look farther... continue reading
Sometimes I wonder, that it's great to live in a place where can see and enjoy every four seasons. The autumn is great time for photography. The colors! So many landscapes that have special view in this season. The shadows and the sun position! At the time the day started to be shorter the sun path even the day time started to be not so high by the zenith, but down, closer to the horizon and that is where the shadows come - almost every time in a day, that is great isn't it?Though I'm not completely... continue reading
Walking the quiet side streets one morning off of Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM, I happened upon this peaceful adobe with a turquoise window. Shadows playing across the warm mud walls, white lace curtains and the simple solitude of early morning hours before tourists begin populating the neighborhood, allowed me to capture the charm of Santa Fe."Boston for beans, Seattle for rain, San Francisco for bridges, and Santa Fe for a long, far look at what God made." ~ Home Country, Ernie PyleSee... continue reading
....Exposure? Check.Rule of thirds? Check.Noise? Check.Focus? Check.White balance? Check.Boring? For sure.Im a photo newbie, so the above checklist is usually quite time consuming to get past. And getting the photo technically correct is important... but for me, I usually end up with very dull shots when trying to do things "right". Hopefully this will change with experience, but at the moment its making me miss good photo opportunities.A good example for me occurred just a few... continue reading
I don't know if it will be news to you, but want to share anyway.While drawing in Photoshop I always preferred placing color first and adding shadows, midtones and highlights next.One friend gave me an idea to try it vise versa. Place all shadows and highlights, he said, make a monochrome picture and then place color above, it will make your work easier and faster.I tried and it is really so.I do not refuse using other drawing techniques, but that one is a nice addition to my knowledge collection.... continue reading
I was looking for something small and light that would make a good flash modifier, and soften the light.After getting a couple of payouts from DT, I decided to purchase Lumiquest's new softbox III for $40.It is lightweight, folds flat, and fits in my camera bag (a little smaller than a piece of standard letter sized paper).Attaching it: I already owned a couple of speedstraps, so attaching it to my flash (Canon 580EX) was simple.It has four velcro tabs that secure it to the flash.Velcro... continue reading
I want to start by giving a big thank you to everyone that welcomed me to dreamstime, you seem like an awesome crowd and i'm really glad to be a part of it:)Like I said in my first blog I am very much looking forward to sharing some of my tips and ideas here since I learned a lot by others and because the stock pictures here have inspired me to do art i'm very proud of.Manipulating pictures on a daily basis I picked up some things that works really good when aiming for a realistic look.... continue reading
Yesterday I got up at 3:30 AM and drove 30 minutes to the Metro so I could wrestle my bike onto a subway train to get down to the stadium by 6:00.I was set to photograph a local marathon for a charity group that's near and dear to my heart.I've been involved with this group as a runner and a volunteer for over a year now, and have seen first-hand how they are making a difference in the lives of people who are fighting cancer.None of this is stock work--the photos are strictly personal (and... 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
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