It’s probably safe to say that nearly everyone reading this has not only heard of the famed exposure triangle, but has also dedicated a decent amount of time contemplating this triple-faceted protocol of using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to produce “proper” exposures. After all these are the three most fundamental technical components involved in making a good photograph — other than your own creativity, of course.
These days, we often hear about the benefits of full frame cameras over APS-C, we are told about four thirds sensors and micro four thirds sensors but what does all this mean to us in relation to the way we take pictures. The biggest difference is in what we call the crop factor of the sensor and to begin to understand that we are going to go back in time a little to the days of film. Crop factor determines the 35mm equivalent focal length of the lens which in turn affects the field of view of the lens.
Viewers often prefer the rule of thirds simply because it creates a certain flow or direction that the eye can follow – a flow or direction that is pleasing to the eye. But it doesn’t always work and a lot of very good photographers consider it more a “guideline” than a rule. Let’s look at why.
Many new photographers unwittingly fall into the accessory overload trap; you’re excited about your new camera and all the creative possibilities it presents, so you figure you should have all the available odds and ends to complete the package. A bag, a tripod, a lens cleaning kit, a good strap, filters. Filters. This is where […]
When it comes to image management programs, the undisputed kings are of course Lightroom and Aperture. Both of these programs have been around for some years and are slick, efficient and fast. They do however cost money. There is however an extremely powerful open source image management program available to Linux and Mac OSX users, Darktable.
As another wonderful week in the world of photography passes us by we find Toad Hollow Photography searching the internet for links to the best tutorials and great photography to share here with everyone. This week’s list features a great set of different tutorials and a hand-selected set of links to fabulous photography created by truly gifted artists. We hope you enjoy checking out this week’s photography links as much as the Toad did in bringing it to you.
It’s easy to miss out on photography deals unless you really keep yourself updated about them. To help you stay updated on great deals from around the web, we bring you another post with links to some really sweet deals on photography education, photography gear and software presets.
Cityscapes have a uniquely vibrant feel to them which is unlike any other form of photography. If shot correctly, they can captivate an audience. Yet, at the same time, there can be any number of difficult factors to account for when you’re shooting, like moving vehicles, and taking pictures through glass from high buildings. In this article we’ll look at how to overcome these and add more mood, vibrancy, and energy to your cityscapes.
Composition is critical in photography, and it is something that every photographer wants to understand. While there are different rules for composition that you can follow, like the rule of thirds, leading lines, S-curve, and a whole lot more, there is an aspect of composition you need to look into to understand these rules better – the different roles of elements in a frame.
Heading indoors after the sun sets deprives you of some wonderful photographic opportunities. From shooting the starry sky and the milky way to capturing cityscapes and fireworks, the possibilities can be plenty. This post aims at providing you with links to tutorials that cover almost all night photography situations.