Posts Tagged ‘tip’

Simple Tip for Getting Tack Sharp, In Focus Landscape Photos Every Time

For landscape photographers, getting your entire scene in focus while keeping things as sharp as possible at the same time can be a challenge.

But if you follow the simple technique laid out by photographer Joshua Cripps in the tutorial above, as he puts it, it becomes “as easy as manually removing a corn syrup-based artificially-flavored confectionary product, from the infantile grasp of a newborn Homo sapien.” Read more…

Reminder: This is Why You Don’t Shoot the Wedding Party on a Flimsy Dock

Consider this a friendly reminder for any wedding photographers who haven’t already heard it or maybe even forgot the tip when we shared it almost exactly a year ago.

When you’re trying to find the perfect location to photograph the wedding party, take into account the stability of the location of choice, and particularly avoid flimsy docks. If you don’t, your subjects might end up like the poor folks in the short video above. Read more…

Pro Tip: How to Keep Ambient Light from Ruining Your Studio Portraits

If you’re new to the world of studio portraiture and you’ve noticed that the skin tones in your photos are often turning out wrong, it’s possible you’re getting color contamination from the ambient lights in your studio — be that a bank of windows or overhead lights.

Lindsay Adler and CreativeLive want to help you clear that up, and so they’ve published this short snippet of their Skin 101 course to explain how best to avoid this issue. Read more…

Simple Photoshop Script Imports Multiple Images as Layers in a Single Document

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No matter how many hours you spend in Photoshop each day, it’s inevitable there’s a feature or utility within the app you’re yet to use or are completely unaware of. Such was the case for this neat little tip by Digitalchemy that we just stumbled upon, which shows you how to import a collection of photographs into Photoshop, each as a new layer in the same file. Read more…

Use Your TV Remote to Control Your DSLR When Viewing Photos on the Big Screen

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Here’s a basic tip that some of you may have overlooked in your DSLR’s owner manual: did you know that you can use your TV’s remote when reviewing photos on it from your DSLR? It feels much better than holding your connected DSLR in your hands, and as long as you have a compatible TV and DSLR, the process is a breeze.
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Geotagged Wildlife Photos Help Poachers Kill Endangered Animals

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If you care about endangered animals that are hunted for their parts, here’s something important you should keep in mind: make sure you scrub the GPS data on the images prior to sharing them online. Poachers have reportedly been turning to geotagged photos on social networks in order to find out where they can make their next kill.
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Pro Tip: Stabilize Your GoPro Videos Using Your Face

Here’s a video from back in 2012 that shows a basic GoPro video stabilization tip you might not have heard of yet. Put together by Mitch Bergsma of MicBergsma Productions, it shows you how holding your GoPro against your face will lead to more stable footage. Read more…

Video: Phenomenal ‘Know Thyself’ Advice for Photographers Courtesy of John Free

Every time we run across one of photographer John Free’s videos, we can’t help but be inspired, motivated and educated… all at the same time. The master photographer has a way of explaining fundamental concepts that we don’t often hear brought up.

In a few minutes, Free can have you picking up your camera and jetting out the door with your camera in hand and a new appreciation and understanding of your craft in mind. The video above is no exception. So sit up and listen up as Free explains the importance of getting ‘closer to yourself’ as a photographer, so that a crucial moment never slips past.

(via Reddit)

AF-ON & Back Button Autofocus: This May Just Change the Way You Shoot Forever

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Still autofocusing by pressing halfway down on your shutter release? Well, suppose I told you there’s another way that you might even like better? Sound interesting? Read on.

The technique is called Back Button Autofocus and it can really change the way you use your camera. Rather than autofocusing with your shutter release, you move the autofocus function exclusively to a button on the back of the camera. When you first hear about this technique, it’s natural to greet the idea with a bit of uncertainty, but once you get used to focusing with this method, you may never go back. Read more…

Introducing Lens Chimping: A Creative New Photography Technique

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So, for a while now I’ve shared photography techniques I’d worked on throughout my career. Every wedding season I try to share something new with everyone and I love seeing what other photographers have done with prisming, freelensing, and brenizer methods (aka. bokeh panoramas).

Now it’s time for my latest technique: I call it lens chimping. Read more…