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Animal attitude makes us smile, giggle and stare at an image a bit longer than a bird perched on a branch. Animals are not always perfect posers. However, there are a few essentials that can help improve capturing animal attitude in the field. These 5 1/2 essentials can apply to new photographers. They can also […]
This week’s list of photography links is quite diverse, featuring a hand-selected group of tutorials, reviews, special features, great photography and a truly hilarious video post to wrap it all up. Each week Toad Hollow Photography searches the internet looking high and low, and this week’s list contains some incredible pieces posted by truly gifted artists from all over the world.
Those of us that sell our images through stock agencies, will know that the stock industry falls broadly into two camps, microstock and macrostock. Microstock works on the pile-them-high-sell-them-cheap principle whereas macrostock tends towards higher quality, more exclusivity and higher prices. In recent years, however, a third way has been emerging, most notably in the form of ImageBrief.
Sharpening, noise reduction, adding contrast, adjusting color temperature — these are all pretty basic modifications and are all a routine component of virtually every photographer’s workflow. Sometimes, however, you find yourself faced with the need (or the desire) to do something a little more extravagant with an image, like changing the color of a single object in an image.
Many of us who use products like Lightroom and Aperture will be familiar with the term non-destructive editing. In these programs, the editing information is actually contained in a separate file and only applied when viewed or exported. It is, however, different in Photoshop but there is a powerful tool in Photoshop that duplicates many of the image adjustments tools whilst maintaining the quality of the image. This tool is the Adjustment Layer.
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?
Composition is one of the most important skill areas of photography. Of course, some may argue that it is the camera, while others would say it is light. But when looking at it closely, photographic art seems to rely mostly on composition and how elements interact inside a frame. There are 3 composition techniques you have probably never heard of before. Check them out in this post.
It’s well known that competition can bring out the best in you. It makes you want to win. You learn in a competition more than a course can teach you in weeks and what you learn stays with you for a long time. It’s for these reasons that one must participate in competitions. Oh, and there’s a chance to win great prizes too. Here are some free-to-enter photography competitions.
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