Posts Tagged ‘howto’

BTS: Corey Rich on the Most Effective Way to Set Up & Shoot a Night Sky Time-Lapse

As part of Nikon’s continuing effort to promote its gear and ambassadors while teaching you something at the same time, the company has put together yet another inspirational and educational video we felt was worth sharing with you.

Featuring outdoor and editorial photographer Corey Rich, the above video walks you through the process of setting up and shooting a night sky time-lapse. Read more…

Useful Two-Part Beginner Tutorial Will Help You Understand the Basics of Composition

Post-processing and lighting and camera tutorials are all good and well, but none of them are going to do anything for you if you don’t have a good handle on composition. To that end, this basic two-part composition tutorial by Mike Browne will give you a solid foundation from which to start. Read more…

Back to Basics: Sharpening Best Practices for Photoshop and Camera RAW

One of the parameters first time photographers frequently go nuts with in post (to their detriment) is sharpening. So whether you’re editing in Camera RAW or Photoshop (or even Lightroom, for that matter), the basic tips and tricks in this Photoshop Playbook tutorial will help make sure your photos don’t end up as one big artifact. Read more…

Tutorial: A Simple Way to Add a Watermark to Your Images Without Ruining Them

Watermarks are a controversial topic. Many believe they ruin your images, and are so easily removed that there’s no point in adding one. Others see it as a necessary hurdle they would like to place in a potential photo stealer’s way.

If you happen to fall in the latter camp, Phlearn’s Aaron Nace would like to show you a simple way to create a custom brush that will take care of your watermarking needs for good, and offer a few tips on how to apply that watermark so that it doesn’t outright ruin your images. Read more…

Thorough Tutorial Teaches You How to Fix Common Hair and Skin Issues in Portraits

Michael Woloszynowicz of Vibrant Shot is back with another share-worthy and thorough tutorial, and this time he’s showing you how to fix some of the hair and skin issues that tend to crop up in portraiture. Read more…

Humor: Mr. Forthright Teaches You How to Take a Selfie

Mr. Forthright — YouTube’s own ‘old and bold’ advice giver who has taught people how to do everything from ‘how to say no to drugs’ to ‘how to pretend to work at work’ — today takes on the dreaded selfie. Read more…

Camera Settings for Concert Photography

Nikon D800 and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 at 58mm. Exposure: 1/400 second, f/2.8, ISO 2000.

Nikon D800 and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 at 58mm. Exposure: 1/400 second, f/2.8, ISO 2000.

Choosing the right camera settings for concert photography can be a daunting task, even for experienced music photographers. Here’s a breakdown of every major camera setting that I recommend for shooting live music. Read more…

Tutorial: How to Properly Pose Subjects in Every Circumstance

As much as composition, proper exposure, and location can affect how good your subjects look in a photo, posing plays a very crucial and often overlooked role — well, overlooked until you realize that all of your portraits look awkward and unnatural.

Fortunately, there are resources out there to help. And so if you’re one of those photographers for whom posing individuals and groups doesn’t come naturally, this fantastic seminar put together by B&H should help a great deal. Read more…

How to Take Full Advantage of Lightroom’s Develop Module, a Thorough Walkthrough

Behind every great photograph is a well-crafted creative workflow, and if you haven’t honed yours yet, then this seminar by photographer Robert Rodriguez Jr. will help you nail it down. In a little over an hour, he details the four steps he uses in Lightroom’s Develop module to go from RAW file to final, edited image. Read more…

10 Steps for Capturing and Creating Quality Videos

It’s not unusual for still photographers to dabble in videography at some point in their career. With almost every high-end camera on the market capable of shooting HD video almost as well as it can capture stills, the potential is just teasing still photographers to jump into the motion picture realm.

Many of the compositional principles used in photography also apply, but motion picture adds an entirely new dimension to creating compelling work. To help ease that transition a bit, Filme von Draussen has shared a video called How to Make a Mountain Bike Film. And while the title sounds a bit specific, the 10 steps he shares in the video are universally applicable. Read more…