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How To: Photography and Videography in Music
I really love live music. There's something about how it makes you feel. The atmosphere, lights, merchandise, staging and not to mention the music. Now imagine being able to capture that feeling in a photo or video. That's pretty much my goal as a music videographer and photographer.
How To Shoot Film Photography
With analog photography increasing in popularity, you might be asking yourself, "Why film?" To put it simply, shooting film photography highlights the true essence of photography. When shooting digitally, you can set your camera to automatic and fire away taking hundreds of pictures to sift through later. With film, you're limited to 24 or 36 shots and you have to make them good.
The Ultimate Guide to Printing Photographs
When you print an essay for class, all you generally have to do is hit a couple of buttons. Maybe you adjust the formatting, or want to print something double-sided, but that's about as wild as document printing gets. Photographs, on the other hand, are a lot more finicky. For the beginning photographer, this can be a major deterrent and hurdle, and it can be extremely frustrating to take a beautiful shot that just doesn't seem to translate onto paper. But ultimately, with the right knowledge, settings, and equipment, any digital photograph can be turned into a beautiful print. Furthermore, many believe that printing your photos can make you a better photographer. Here's a beginner's guide to printing photographs that you'll be happy to show off.
The Best Places for Taking Photos
So hear me out, okay? Don't click off and don't call this cheesy but literally anywhere is a wonderful place to take a photo. Now I'm a college student, I don't have fancy equipment or money to travel all over, but I do know when an amazing photo opportunity is before me. Ninety percent of the time, the best photographs are the most simple ones.
How to Take Good Photos
Do you want to take good photos? Of you? An animal or pet? Or just scenery or outside? I will give you some good tips. First, I will talk about how to take photos of you. The only thing is I didn’t want to show my face. After, I will talk about how to take pictures of animals. Finally, I will talk about the scenery. Most of the tips are the same. Scroll down to see how I took some good photos using my tips. I will show some photos I took too! I will also tell you how to take photos with your phone and what app to use to edit photos.
Blinking against the driving sleet which was making contact with her eyes, she took another deep breath to steady her nerves, trying not to flinch as her fingers made contact with the freezing cold metal. She was unsuccessful in avoiding the wind as it stung her face with its brutal strength, but grateful that the camouflaged jacket from her army days acted as a wind shield and protected her body from fast falling freezing sleet. She had been in the same position for half an hour and her body had started to cry out in protest as each limb ached and her feet felt like slabs of ice, even though she had her Dr Martens on; but still, she was determined to continue with her mission.
Best Cameras for Landscape and Street Photography
Landscape and street photography are about immortalizing the beauty of a moment or scene, whether it be capturing the perfect beach sunset or right in the center of an urban city. While these moments and images can be captured, superficially, by just about any camera, truly encapsulating the beauty of a single moment or scene takes special equipment. These moments are why photographers want to make sure they are using the best cameras for landscape and street photography, so they can be sure to capture all the right details. While there are many good options for photographers though, the best cameras are going to have certain, specific features that lend themselves to these specific kinds of photography.
Tips & Tricks for Retouching Skin in Photoshop
Even amateur photographers currently have the tools to give their portraits a professional makeover, and they don't need the best computers for photo editing to do it! If the subject of your portraits feel insecure about their skin or have blemishes you’d like to correct, you can make those corrections. Check out these 10 tips for retouching skin in Photoshop to maintain the natural skin look.
The sky held a heavy overcast, clouds came in the shades ranging from close to steel gray and some a misty serene white. The wind blew briskly, making the leaves and debris skip across the road and the sidewalk. The trees swayed and rustled, shedding their leaves and an occasional thud of a pinecone falling. People stood out on their balconies, witnessing the storm that hung over our tiny town and watching the developments of the stages. The sky held a faint orange glow, dust was swirling in the air. The musty but sweet smell of rain and wet earth hung in the air. Monsoon season came every year around this time. For our dry town, it seemed a rare occasion to be paid its respects. My grandparents sat on their swinging bench, my grandma slowly rocking the seat back and forth gently. Her legs swung slightly. The silent ringing from the windchimes twinkled, filling the atmosphere with a quiet melody. I could see my grandma smiling, my grandpa staring at her. He wrapped his arm around her shoulders and kissed her on her wasted cheek. It was truly a sight that could be explained as the most genuine display of affection. I sat inside, hearing the fan meekly swing in the living room. The silence caused an empty echo in my ears, a slight ringing. I twirled one of the strings to my worn out grey Old Navy sweater, biting my lip. The flowers on the dining room table sat in a dreamy glow from the dust storm, I stood up slowly. The floorboards creaked with every step I took. I made my way up the stairs, and down the hallway towards my bedroom. I pushed my door open as I reached my hand to my black Canon camera. My fingers twitched with the sort of familiar adrenaline. I saw the world in the art of simplicity. I went back downstairs, the house moaning silently as the wind picked up. I paused by the dining room table. I slightly crouched, I carefully angled the camera and caught the light casting upon the dull pink daisies. The sound of the click as I captured the picture was the only sound that filled the house for a split second. I peeked towards the living room, my grandpa held his head back as he laughed. I smiled. The sliding glass door leading to the porch creaked as I pulled it open. My grandparents turned to look at me, the smiles still worn on their faces. I nodded and smiled at them. My grandma smiled as she scooted across the bench, patting it gently as she beckoned me to come to sit with her and grandpa. I felt the camera slightly bump every step I took down the steps against my chest. "Did you take any good pictures granddaughter?" I nodded, as I pulled up the picture I had taken in the dining room of the pink daisies. She smiled. I turned to her as I asked her if I could take a picture of her. She insisted that she was not picture ready, but I swore to her it would not be a portrait. She stood up, smoothing out her dress. The dark navy blue color contrasted against her delicate pale fingers. Her wedding ring stood out, a thick white gold band with a diamond encrusted in the middle. I ran inside, my grandmother calling after me to be careful. I pulled the daisies from the vase gently. I made my way back to her, handing her the daisies as I instructed her to hold them. She gave me a questioning look but did as I asked. I looked across their backyard, leaves littered the ground and set a good background. I pointed in the direction of where I had wanted my grandmother to stand. She cocked her head and held out her arm to me, as we made our way to her designated area. She stood limply, and I assured her for the hundredth time the picture would not involve her face. I felt my boots sink into the earth as I stood, holding the camera over the tulips. I carefully posed my grandmother, as I rearranged a few daisies to make the bouquet look full. I focused the camera lens on the flowers, and with a breath, took the picture. It was perfect, it had captured the beauty of old age holding onto the youth of the flowers. The beauty of old and new. I had captured the beauty of both. Grandmother leaned forward to admire the picture. I could hear her breath getting slower, her stray gray hair tickling my cheek. She looked at me with her grey eyes, smiling. "I do not know how you do it, but you always manage to get beauty as she shows." I blushed, I knew this picture would be a keeper, I wrapped my arms around her neck, and for a moment, I felt the world settle around us as we held each other. From one youthful heart to another wise soul, I could tell you there was no perfect way to settle the moment we had.
Best Camera Bags in 2018
It doesn't seem fair that incredibly expensive equipment should be so delicate, but such is the life for a photographer. Whether you're a hobbyist or a full-time professional, you've likely dropped hundreds or thousands of dollars on cameras and lenses. You owe it to yourself to protect your investment with a high quality shoulder bag, backpack, or other case for your camera kit. There are as many different camera bags on the market as there are lenses, and if you've ever spent time trying to choose the right lens for your camera, you know that means there's a ton of options. I've taken the liberty of searching through some of the best camera bags on the market today ranging from lightweight, quick access sling bags to heavy duty airplane cases. Whatever your wants and needs may be, there's a camera case on this list for you.
Best Aerial Photographers to Follow on Instagram
Every kind of photographer has their own kind of style, and their own way of finding the perfect shot. That's why there's always so much variation between the best portrait photographers, and why so many of the best abstract photographers also tend to shoot from such unique angles.
How to Shoot Portraits in Direct Sunlight
You've read the best photography quotes that will inspire you to take more photos and are ready to take some pics. But when you get outside you discover that you’re forced to shoot portraits in direct sunlight, which you quickly discover is not an easy task. When shooting in direct sunlight, the sun is obviously very bright. The lighting situation will not be ideal, and your subject’s faces will be exposed to harsh shadows, raccoon eyes, and very bright glare that bounces light into the eyes. As opposed to the natural lighting you get when the sun is lower in the sky, direct overhead sunlight produces blown out highlights on the face and, overall, just isn’t ideal for anyone. However, sometimes timing and lighting are not in your favor, and you must make do with what you have. If you must shoot portraits in direct sunlight, here are the best tips to make it work.