The topic of color relationships in photography is somewhat akin to the topic of composition in that there are no set-in-stone rules governing these issues, yet there are plenty of useful guidelines that some photographers like to adhere to. Color relationships are essentially a set of principles or guidelines that serve to provide a deeper insight into how two or more colors interact from an aesthetic point of view.
There is an old convention among landscape photographers that getting an interesting foreground is a very desirable element in a lot of landscape photographs. From the shots below, you can certainly see why that would be. But what do you look for in a good landscape foreground and how do you go about shooting it well? Here are some things to think about to get your landscape foregrounds rocking.
This hand curated selection of links was selected carefully by Toad Hollow Photography during the week to reflect the very best the world of photography has published recently. This weeks list features a great selection of tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs for everyone to enjoy. We sincerely hope you love exploring these links as much as the Toad did himself in bringing this list to you.
Many of us have often wondered how the world looks from the perspective of small insects and reptiles. At the level of snails, mantises and lizards, barely an inch from the ground, the world can look truly fascinating. If you’ve read Alice in Wonderland or if you have a good imagination, you can already picture where we are headed to. A world called Wonderland.
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.