Silver Efex Pro is a fast, efficient plug-in offering many black-and-white creative dimensions. “Master the art of black-and-white photography with darkroom inspired controls” is the tagline of Silver Efex Pro, which is a part of Google’s Nik Collection. Silver Efex Pro includes thirty eight different presets that are simply just fun and easy to use. Here is a review of the plugin.
Many of us, when we commence our journey into photography, pay scant regard to the technical side of image making. Chief among those is the exposure triangle, the invisible but vital bond between shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Each of the trinity have unique capabilities to change the way your image looks and today we will take a look at what the shutter speed does to your shots.
It seems some photographers have a natural inclination for portraiture; nearly everything they do has all the elements of a great portrait and they make it seem so easy. With practice, one can learn to create amazing portraits. Here are some tips that can help you with that. These tips are less about technical information and more about the practical intangibles that lie at the center of portrait photography.
Sometimes, as a beginner photographer, you’re in a rush to simply produce photographs that don’t suck. Fair enough. You want to take photographs of something specific and you recognize that your skills just aren’t there quite yet. What is the quickest way to get between sucking and having a respectable photograph to show? Well, here’s how we would go about it.
Portraiture, lifestyle, street, and travel photography – these are some of the genres that feature people as main subject. For some it can be enjoyable activity while, for others, it can be a disastrous nightmare. The idea of talking with someone they don’t know very well, or being confronted by strangers they’re trying to photograph can be a bit too daunting. Confidence is, therefore, necessary when photographing people.
Nathaniel Smalley discovered a passion for nature that would lead to his professional photography career at the ‘ripe’ age of eight. For many who want to become a nature photographer part time or full time, reaching that dream can be a long, hard road. Nathaniel’s journey can be reflective for many photographers and can help paint a roadmap for others.
Ever seen a photographer in a movie? Well, we’ll leave out the likelihood that it was a male photojournalist in a war zone exposing the “truth” (like no other type of photographer exists) and move straight onto the golden cliches that Hollywood likes to push. Here are a few things that our new hero almost certainly has:
Smiles seem to be one of the fundamental criteria for determining what constitutes a likable portrait. Of course, not every portrait needs to feature a smiling subject in order to be considered good — that could quickly become boring; but beautiful smiles do have a way of grabbing the viewer’s attention. There are numerous ways to brighten teeth and it isn’t as complicated a task as you might think.
As though taking compelling portraits of people wasn’t hard enough, there has been an explosion of underwater portrait photography spreading across the internet that steps up the challenge even more. Stunning images being created by photographers like Brooke Shaden and Ben Von Wong are inspiring others to test out the waters. Here are some tips for you to get started.
Getting good photographs of animals is difficult. Getting good photographs of animals that are notoriously shy and skittish is on a whole new level. These photographers, especially the ones who were shooting in the wild, have managed to get some amazing photographs of foxes. No easy feat. We have put together this collection with a list of relevant links at the end so you can be inspired.