How to do Infrared Photography with Basic Camera Gear
A complete introduction to start taking wonderful infrared landscapes and urban shots. You will learn that with a small piece of equipment you will be able to mesmerise your viewer showing them their favorite locations in a truly amazing and unexpected new way.
The camera is your paint brush; your voice, your pen. Use it to express yourself and your work will become unlike any other. If you are feeling too comfortable with your craft, now is the time to shake things up and experiment with new methods. This will keep your artistic processes…
What’s the Best HDR Software? Lightroom vs Photoshop vs Photomatix Pro
HDR (high dynamic range) images require you to combine two or more photos. Choosing the best HDR software is important as it is essential for a stunning HDR image. Before you consider HDR software, ask yourself if your photo requires it. What is HDR Photography? It is not uncommon for…
cAT. :D And cat with a lot of character. Look at that prowl. It looks like it’s going to murder something. (It was very friendly and sweet towards me later, though. I felt blessed.)
(Not often a cat likes you.)
TECHNICAL TIME :))
What is panning (for those who don’t know and are curious)?
“It’s an excellent way of capturing moving objects, without the whole photo becoming a blur, by moving your camera at the same pace as your subject.” - expertphotography.com
Basically, you set your shutter speed to capture the movement of your subject without freezing them (this was set at 1/60th of a second, but according to Expert Photography, anything between 1/15 to 1/200th of a second will work, depending on what your subject is and how they’re moving), then you manually focus on the thing you want to remain sharp. After that, it’s all about tracking the movement of your subject with your camera and taking the shot!
“The reason panning works is because your camera is moving at the same pace as the subject, so they’re effectively still in the frame, while everything else around them is moving.” - Expert Photography
Oh, and fun fact: I actually took this picture a few days ago, before I even knew what a panning picture was. Only later did my sister tell me that the picture I had just taken was, in fact, a panning picture. And it’s one of my favourite shots to date, too. Funny, eh? ;)
In an attempt to update this blog frequently, I’m plan to start posting a collection of pictures I have taken in the course of every month. Starting with January of course. And at the end of each month, upload pictures taken within that month. One goal of this is to showcase my work, but more importantly, to look back and see how regularly I have been taking pictures. I believe it’s a good way of see if someone has used their time wisely and produced something recently.
I’m sure this is a thing that most dedicated photo blogs already suggest. (i.e http://expertphotography.com/30-day-photography-challenge/) But I have never really given it much thought. As of late, I have felt a great amount of motivation to get out and do something (due to the fact that I spend a lot of time gawking over camera stuff…it’s caught up to my conscious.) And I’m sure this little project to help prolong that momentum. The pictures will include both stuff I have published online and casual snapshots.
A Complete Guide to Still Life and Table Top Photography
Winter is the perfect time to improve your photography by taking on some indoor projects – particularly still life and table top photography. Still life photography is the photographic counterpart of still life painting. It emerged as a distinct genre and became a professional specialisation in western painting by the…