November 2010

10 steps to taking your own simple Stock Photos.

WDD look at a few simple techniques which you can use to photograph things on a pure white background so that they can easily be used in almost any web design project under the sun. There’s no need to spend a lot of money on stock photos when you can create some beautiful simple shots with a little time and creativity.

An introduction to Flash Photography.

Flashes are typically used to light subjects in fairly low light situations, to freeze motion of fast moving subjects, or to change the quality of available light. If you’re unfamiliar with the various types of Flash available, TheDPhoto has a useful introduction.

October 2010

Food Photography: A simple and inexpensive approach to Shooting Food.

People often remark that food is the most difficult subject to shoot. Perhaps once upon a time, but today digital SLR’s have completely altered the landscape. OneExtraPixel suggests a few basics to get you on your way.

A free online magazine for photographers.

WorldPhotographersSummit is a free online magazine for photographers and designers. They plan to build an online community to make people enthusiastic and inspired to the world of photography. You can now share your thoughts, your view or your concerns at this laudable publication.

September 2010

How to master Shooting from the Hip.

In street photography, one of the popular techniques that photographers employ is “shooting from the hip.” To sum it up, “shooting from the hip” it is holding your camera at wait-level, and shooting upwards without looking through the viewfinder. EricKim describes the reasons why this technique is widely popular.

Motherlode of Photography eBooks.

I’m not entirely sure of the copyright issues at this wonderful collection of Photography eBooks at Tanozzo, but it’s a humongous resource. You’ll be hard pressed to think of a book about Photography that isn’t available here.

The beautiful texture photography of Albert Giralt.

Albert plays with images, he captures them, he wraps them in textures, in veiled shrouds. He reinvents the nostalgia of the forgotten mannequin, of the old school pencil case, of the rust nailed into the old window. He crudely shows the beautiful decadence of a withered rose or he brings us the echoes of childlike screams from a distant swimming pool. TheDPhoto has a showcase of his wonderful photography.

August 2010

How to give your photos a cool Retro Analog effect.

Back in the days of analog photography imperfections were part of the job. Colour washes, light leaks, vignettes and blurs were all common problems that appeared during the processing of your film, particularly from cheap cameras, or simply down to human error. While these problems don’t affect digital cameras, we can recreate the cool effects in Photoshop to give our shots that cool lo-fi retro effect. SpoonGraphics show you how it’s done.

How to get the Best Color out of your Photos.

Black and white has long been the default “artistic” style for photographs, so it can be easy to forget how compelling a color photograph can be. Lifehacker presents an in-depth guide to help you get amazing color in your photos.

16-bit vs. 32-bit vs. 64-bit: What does it all mean?

In digital photography, there’s a lot of talk about bits: 12-bit vs 14-bit Analog to Digital Converters (ADC), 8-bit vs 16-bit color, 32-bit vs 64-bit Photoshop. But, what does it all mean? Although more bits generally means better quality processing, it’s not always that simple. Sometimes you really need to know the full story before making a conclusion, and DPS has the goods.