There really is no definitive list of elements that contribute to a great image; ask 10 experienced photographers and you’ll get nearly as many different opinions, which is great, because there’s no right or wrong when it comes to creativity. But if you listen to enough people with insight, you’ll begin to find some common themes about how to create great photos. Here are but five of those commonly recurring ideas.
Although originally developed as a image management tool, Adobe’s Lightroom has evolved into a powerful post production application. For many photographers, Lightroom provides all the tools required to make their images pop without ever having to resort to Photoshop. Lightroom’s tools are particularly suited to landscape and urban photographers who want to squeeze every last drop of quality from their images. Today we are going to look at three powerful tweaks that will make your outdoor images sing.
As another terrific week in the field of photography passes, Toad Hollow Photography has been diligently searching all corners of the internet looking for links to the best tutorials, reviews, phone camera accessories, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share here. This week’s list reflects many different facets of the industry, all created and posted online by some of the best artists working today. We hope you enjoy this week’s list as much as the Toad did in creating it for you.
If you have created even one photo with a digital camera you are already aware that what you see is almost never what you get. This is due to several factors. First of all, the lens can geometrically affect the field of view because it mostly differs from the field of view our eyes have. But that is the least of a problem. Biggest difference is in the contrast, more precisely in the difference between the shadows and highlights.
Unlike the world of the DSLR, the mirrorless ecosystem is not awash with what could be regarded as ultra wide angle lenses. One that does stand out is the Fuji XF 14mm f2.8. It was released originally as a companion to the Fuji X-Pro1 but will fit any of Fuji’s current interchangeable lens models including the XT1. These cameras use an APS-C sensor which means when we add in the crop factor, the 14mm gives an equivalent filed of view of 21mm. Of course, the major advantage of being designed for an APS-C sensor is that the size can remain more compact than an equivalent full frame version. Let’s see how this lens performs.
My interest in photography began when I borrowed my dad’s Box Brownie. I would photograph my friends with some trick shots. One was the ghost shot were I would place the camera on a drum, press the shutter with my friend standing in the picture. Then he would move away and I would press the […]
Grifter1.jpg by Diane on Light Stalking Olympus OM-D EM-1 14-150mm F4.0/5.6 lens ISO 400 150mm f/5.6 1/320sec Tried to get a shot of the puppy at the edge of the woods without the background distracting too much. Mid-afternoon, fairly bright sunlight.
Nikon d5100, Tamron 18-200mm, ISO 100, 18mm, f3.5, 1/2 sec, -2 EV, daylight WB, tripod, spot metering. Processed in Lightroom
I have been trying to get these flowers all week. The problem is if there is any wind I cant get a sharp pic. I tried opening up my lens but I would only have 4 or 5 flowers in focus. I went out today and it was very still this morning so I got […]
I don’t think of myself as hooked on photography, more on visuals. My education is in painting and printmaking. I think of photography as visual notes. For later processing or consumption like a raw material. But if they every turn out to be good enough on their own, there’s a bonus.