In this video tutorial at PhotoTutsPlus, we look at the camera set up and post-production technique for creating stunning panoramic images. You’ll be shown how to position your camera and tripod at the scene, experiment with portrait vs. landscape shooting, and given a walkthrough of stitching the various images together in Photoshop.
What is photography’s greatest scourge? Cellphone cameras? MySpace self-portraiture? Neither even comes close to the insidious, creeping threat that is your camera’s built-in flash. Here’s when and how you should—and more importantly, shouldn’t—use a flash. Go to Gizmodo.
DeviantArt can be a great source of inspiration, especially the photography section. You’ll find an amazing collection of photos from around the world. TheRoxor has collected 30 beautiful black & white portraits. You’ll see a lot of different poses, emotions, people, settings… that will hopefully inspire you as well.
One subject that presents photographers with wonderful opportunities, but also a lot of challenges is the spider’s web. There’s something about their delicate nature (while also being incredibly strong for their size), flexibility and beauty that always enchants. But how do you photograph spider’s webs? DigitalPhotographySchool offers 11 tips to keep in mind.
Wedding photography can be lucrative, fun, and a great way to show off your photography skills. Although the industry is filled with professional wedding photographers, you don’t need to be a pro to document the special occasion. PhotoTutsPlus offers ten important steps that help ensure you’ll end the day with a great set of photographs – whether or not you’re a professional.
A great portrait is not just a great face! There is much more behind it! DigitalPhotographySchool concentrates on some basic ideas that will help you.
The most common complaints from most photographers of any experience level is “my images aren’t sharp”, and “I can’t get my focus to lock”. Most want to blame their equipment and, while there are many instances that equipment is to blame, PhotoTutsPlus has found a vast majority are just simple user error. This is often down to a lack of understanding of how an autofocus (AF) system works. This tutorial will give you a better understanding of focus and sharpness, and hopefully help you take photographs that you’re very happy with!
Photographers keep facing more and more questions and charges for breaking the law, making it important now so more than ever to understand your rights and responsibilities as a photographer. In this article at Tutorial9, we’ll go over such rights, as well as Model Releases.
Many photographers, even some fairly advanced amateurs, misunderstand how to properly employ lenses of different focal lengths. Although selecting a lens isn’t really a step-by-step process, for purposes of keeping everything organized and showing you how to evaluate a scene, that’s how it will be presented at PhotoTutsPlus. This tutorial will explain the reasoning behind choosing a particular lens, and highlight how considering the angle of view can lead to a fantastic photograph.
Experimentation is one of the most important skills when learning photography. Trying different lighting techniques and camera settings is one of the best ways to create compelling images. In addition, you do not need expensive equipment to produce interesting photographs. PhotoTutsPlus wanted to experiment with lighting and style. The tutorial explains the process and result of their photoshoot.