You have plenty of options to choose from when you want to reduce the noise in your images. Noise occurs due to low signal-to-noise ratio. Broadly speaking, the more you amplify the signal, the more noise you get. That is why you get more noise when you increase the ISO. Nevertheless, noise can be reduced in two general ways: while taking the image, and in post-processing.
With so many photography apps available across the two most popular device platforms, it can be an overwhelming endeavor to try to find the best apps. Keeping in mind that “best” is a subjective term, here are 5 apps that will hopefully appeal to a diverse segment of mobile photographers. As of this writing, each app is available for both iOS and Android devices.
What is it about time-lapse videos that makes them so fascinating? They compress hours of footage into seconds, speeding up the pace of things as we know them. Photographers Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinović created a stunning time-lapse video filmed at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Called YIKÁÍSDÁHÁ, which is Navajo for Milky Way, the video will leave you speechless.
Insects can be a somewhat divisive topic. People tend to have clear cut feelings about bugs: some love them, others hate them. There’s usually no ambivalence about it. Naturally, these feelings extend to photography. Whatever side you choose, bugs can be amazing subjects for photographs. And you don’t have to be a professional to catch stunning insect photographs. Here are some tips to get you started.
As another terrific week in the photography world passes us by, we find Toad Hollow Photography searching points high and low online for links to the best resources to share here with everyone. This week’s list features a comprehensive set of links to tutorials, special features, great photography and a set of really interesting blog posts. We hope you enjoy perusing this list.
Photographing reflections creates a visionary dimension. When we think of a typical reflection, it may be a majestic mountain mirrored in a still, non-moving, crystal blue lake. Such images are absolutely breathtaking. They are filled with artistry, color, and mood. Photographing reflections also crosses wildlife, street, indoor and other venues. The following tips include: 1) where to find reflections 2) photography techniques & tools, and 3) creativity.
Let me ask you a question. Why aren’t you creating right now? I don’t mean right now. I mean now in a general sense. The general-now. The now that’s touching us on all sides. So what can you do to start creating? Well, it’s not as tough as you think it is. All you need to do is understand what’s coming in the way and take simple steps towards your goal.
Did you know that sunflowers are capable of growing between 8 to 12 feet (2.4 to 3.7 meters) within just six months? There are many other sunflower facts that you probably don’t know. What I’m sure everyone here does know is that sunflowers make beautiful, intriguing photography subjects. Feast your eyes on these lovely sunflower images, and check out the links at the end for some cool resources on flower photography.
We all love to save a little time, but when it comes to Photoshop, some things are trickier than the others. Getting the right color look to an image can be quite a painstaking exercise, a lot of minute adjustments to colors, hues and saturation. However, there is one tool, not often talked about, that can allow you to make very subtle changes to the overall color look of an image with the use of a few sliders. It’s called Selective Color.
Traditionally, photographers and gear makers have done their best to avoid vignetting in their imaging. While there are exceptions, the general tendency has always been to approach what we experience with natural vision as the goal. While that’s been done with varying levels of success, there is one thing that you really need to remember. In the right circumstances, vignettes can look fricken awesome.