Nothing depicts the soul of a place better than the faces that occupy it. Travel and Street photography can be some of the most rewarding and interesting photographs that we can make. It does, however, take a special approach and way of thinking.
Perspective Control In Camera What is perspective control? How can you achieve perspective control in your images? In this article I will discuss the concept of perspective control and what it means in our photographs. To achieve In-camera Perspective Control you must have either a view camera or a tilt shift lens. For the examples
Image Stacking There are two ways to approach image making for capturing star trails at night; one long continuous exposure (see previous newsletters–2013, November, December, and 2014, January) or to use a technique called “Image Stacking.” It is this second technique that I will discuss in this article. Depending upon the situation and the
Photographing Night Skies Part II: the capture. Photographing at night can give you dazzling results, but your camera technique had better be spot-on! Using maximum apertures and high ISO’s are one of the techniques and as such require particular care in the shooting and post-processing of the image. In the last newsletter I discussed
Photographing Night Skies Part I: the gear. Photographing after the sun goes down can offer some of the most exciting and yet challenging opportunities for a photographer. Night photography stretches the capabilities of the photographic medium, will most likely challenge the capabilities of your equipment, and will test the limits of your photographic technique.
Panoramic Photos; a tutorial San Galgono, Italy. There are times when I get to a place and I look around and think “Wow, this place is great! It seems like everywhere I look is something interesting. A single photographic frame can’t convey the sense of space or uniqueness of the place.” It is at
Photographers Block! I think it happens to everyone sooner or later. Sometimes itsneaks up on you slowly; a late morning here or there, a missed opportunity, a subtle lack of inspiration on an outing, or it can come on all at once. Of course there are the typical excuses: I just need to set aside
This last week I was fortunate to” catch” the northern lights and make some awesome photographs. Actually if you want to photograph the aurora borealis it requires good planning, patience, and a significant amount of luck. Aurora Borealis is named after the Roman Goddess of Dawn (Aurora) and the Greek term for northern wind (Boreas.)
Clarity Of Vision Most artists and photographers seek clarity of vision. How can we achieve greater clarity of vision? Photoshop, the image software editing program, offers us a nifty little slider in the Camera Raw processing mode-if we move that slider to the right and increase the value of the clarity setting perhaps we can
Sharpen Your Vision The world is a curious place; Physicists who study the subatomic world know just how curious it can be. The atom is comprised of three basic sub-atomic particles; Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons. Protons and Neutrons are large stationary particles that comprise the nucleus or center of an atom, orbiting at considerable distance