Fireworks displays are quite a spectacle. Everybody loves fireworks. Whether it’s New Year’s, Diwali, Canada Day, US Independence Day, or just another night at Disney World, fireworks hold a special place in the collective human psyche and in our memories. But capturing those memories in a more tangible manner can prove to be problematic for many people.
It’s not uncommon for creative individuals to push limits and find new ways of doing things. When I previously addressed the topic of panoramic photography, I suggested it may be something you would want to try. Well, if you’re looking to add yet another new wrinkle to your repertoire, how would you like to transform your basic panoramic shot into unique little world?
With another wonderful week in the wide world of photography passing us by once again, Toad Hollow Photography has been tirelessly searching all corners of the internet for great links to share here with everyone. This week’s compendium features some great tutorials and special features, a wonderful selection of great photography.
At first glance, these photographs will have you wondering about the unusual yet striking subject they capture. They may come across as intriguing structures made of merging color splatters that might look essentially the same with each progressing photo. However, each image has quite a unique and fascinating origin. These photographs by Martin Klimas attempt to answer the question “What does music look like?”
It’s been another terrific week in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching all corners of the internet for the best links to tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share with everyone here. This week’s compendium contains a great selection of articles and images by some of the finest and most gifted artists working today.
In a recent article here on Lightstalking, we introduced you to the considerable benefits of the open source software Gimp. Of course it’s all very well to tell you about such programs but as with any software, it can have a steep learning curve. For this reason, we are going to do a series of tutorials to teach you how to get the best out of Gimp. In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to add sparkle to dull shots.
It’s quite a poetic note, isn’t it? How many times has this happened to you? Once, twice, yearly, monthly even…….? What do you do? Well firstly, take it as a compliment. But seriously, someone thinks your work is high enough quality to represent their company – that’s a real accomplishment! Kudos to you. But for free? Well, we’ll see about that.
A silhouette is a photographic phenomenon created by backlighting that is capable of conveying mood, drama, mystery, and emotion in ways unmatched by more conventional styles of portraiture. Silhouettes are incredibly simple in form, yet they possess a great deal of aesthetic and atmospheric power. Fortunately, they are quite easy to create.
Many point-and-shoot cameras and DSLRs have a built-in panoramic mode to produce panoramas for you, and if a camera isn’t capable of stitching together the individual images to form a panorama, there is software aplenty to take care of this. This post shows you 15 splendid examples of panoramic images and provides you links to tutorials on creating them yourself.
In 2009, a photographer set about a unique journey. A journey with an intent to document as many isolated civilizations and cultures as he could. Through his project, called Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson wanted to capture the lives and traditions of the last surviving tribes around the world.