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Guide by garry1515 posted over a year ago
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Accept it or not but photographing people, their faces, and expressions is a dream of every photographer. Although it seems as easy as point and shoot, capturing stunning portraits needs a lot of practice, accuracy, groundwork, and framing. Here are some techniques that will get you started.

Shooting posed portraits

1. If you are doing a planned shoot, make your subject feel comfortable. Talk to them about their hobbies, family, favorito color, and any other thing that comes to your mind. The whole idea here is to make your subject feel comfortable so that they don’t look nervous in your pictures.

2. If you are shooting indoors with the help of your studio lights, use all the required photographic equipments such as softbox, fotografia Umbrella Reflector, diffuser, etc. to modify the available light for giving you a natural looking subject.

3. If you are shooting outdoors, make your subject stand against the sun and use an umbrella lighting reflector to bounce the sunlight and direct it on the subject.
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Opinion by garry1515 posted over a year ago
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Have you ever wondered how the film makers shoot sobrenatural scenes such as the flying broomstick or the disappearing car? How is it possible for them to recreate the mystical world of Hogwarts or a pre-historic earth? All these filmes have been possible because of the revolutionary green screen technology. The green and blue screen backdrops are the ones that help you to craft out the perfect background, whereas the green screen apparels such as the body suit, the hood, and the Green screen gloves help you to create the special sobrenatural effect that sells the movie.

The blockbuster film 300 is a perfect example of how Chroma key green screens have made it possible for the film industry to recreate their imagination. The actors of the movie were actually performing in front of a green screen and later, the background was replaced with the visuals of the city Sparta that were created digitally. In Hollow man, actor Kevin bacon, toucinho goes invisible por wearing a green screen suit that was later keyed out using green screen software, thereby making him invisible in the movie. The armless man scenes are actually shot por making the subject wear the [b]Chroma Key...
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Guide by garry1515 posted over a year ago
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Photographing your subject inside your studio using your continuous studio lighting is the easiest task. Shooting during daylight and specifically during twilight is often challenging, as you cannot change your lighting but still need to come up with an excellent shot. Here are some lighting tips that will help you click fabulous twilight photographs.

1. Do not use any form of studio lighting equipment. Let the natural light speak for itself; this is what low-light fotografia demands. The darkness in this case will help you give depth to your pictures and not to spoil its look.

2. Use a slow persiana, obturador speed so that you can capture maximum light in your camera’s sensor.

3. When using slow persiana, obturador speed, it will be difficult for you to stabilize your camera for a long time. Chances of unwanted camera movement increases in this case and therefore, it is always advisable for you to use a tripod. The mais the ambient light is, the mais will be your persiana, obturador speed, and less will be the requirement of tripods and monopods.
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Guide by garry1515 posted over a year ago
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For clicking professional photographs you need the help of various fotografia stands that help you to manage your equipments. While the Background Stands support your backdrops and gives you a flawless background to work on, the light stands are required for mounting your lights so that you would not need any assistance for holding them. Boom arms are also considered as stands, since they hold your extra lighting equipment. Stands are known to favor fotografia and give you better results. Here are some desirable features that you must look for while buying these equipment.

Always buy stands that have a height adjustable feature

You can never be sure what types of photographs you would be shooting in future. You may have to someday shoot a child or someone having a height above 6 feet. Adjustable fotografia stands will help you to do your shootings as per your wish. You can at any time lower it down for illuminating from a downward angle or make it go up and illuminate your subject over his head.
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Article by garry1515 posted over a year ago
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Chroma keying is completely different from editing the picture; although there are many similar techniques/processes involved in both of these. Many amateur shutterbugs involved in green screen fotografia often use the standard picture or video editing software for replacing the backgrounds and giving the final touch. The extensive Photoshop and After Effects have been useful for Chroma keying but experts recommend using specialized green screen software. Here are some of the major reasons that justify their recommendation.

Chroma Key Software offer quicker editing

Many such software offers single click background replacement, thereby saving your editing time. They are actually designed exclusively to do this and therefore, offer a smoother work as compared to the generic ones.

Simpler to operate

Green screen software have all the required tools that will make your editing process simpler. You don’t have to struggle for searching a particular tool or get confused between multiple tools. These specialized software are very simple, as they cater to a specific function. They are so simple that even an...
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Guide by garry1515 posted over a year ago
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Last week, I attended a conference on Chroma key fotografia where I found that almost all aspiring green screen photographers are too nervous about using their Chroma key kit. They were asking all silly perguntas such as which backdrop stands to buy and what types of lighting should they use. I admire Mr. Jackson, Mr. Cameron and others for listening to them patiently and answering each of these questions. Even after getting beautiful and detailed explanation, I could still see nervousness on their faces. At last, I couldn’t resist and after the seminar was over, I called a bunch of nervous photographers and ask them what makes them fear their fotografia backdrop stands or the green screen software?

Chroma key fotografia is not a rocket science but most photographers, who have never tried their hands on it, think that you need a lot of training or perhaps a special course. If you can undertake training, it will be easier for you to do the background replacement but you can achieve fairly good results even if you do it yourself. I learnt it por referring to the tutorials available on YouTube and various other fotografia sites.
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Guide by garry1515 posted over a year ago
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For on-the-go photographers, protecting your expensive equipment, while traveling is a challenging task. You need to make sure that they safely overcome the pressures exerted por braking, jerking, etc. Even the sturdiest equipment fail to face these situations, thereby making you lose your dollars. Even I have suffered many such losses but the one incident that actually hurt me the most was when my new Canon 40 D slipped from my hand while I was shooting from a running jeep since I was not using my camera strap. The moment you think of taking your camera out of your studio, at first, you need to find out ways to keep it seguro during the journey. Here are some techniques that I have found useful.

1. Always keep your camera inside its bag. While using it, put on your camera straps in order to prevent it from slippage and the moment you feel you are not going to use it for mais than 15 minutes, put it inside its bag. Putting in and taking out your camera repeatedly is an irritating task but this is the best way to ensure its safety.
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Guide by garry1515 posted over a year ago
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E-commerce is growing at an incrível rate, thereby enhancing the importance of many processes that are related to it. An important element that has a major contribution towards its growth is product photography. The way you portray your products on your online store decides the result of your business. Product fotografia is however, not as easy as placing your product on a mesa, tabela and clicking photographs. There are a lot of issues related to this and therefore, needs a special approach. To get high-quality professional photographs, you must use a light tent. Here is how it helps you.

Lights your subject evenly

If you light up your subject directly, you will get unwanted hot areas that can destroy the look of your photography, apart from losing some of the details. Product pictures are everything for an online store, as they are the ones that represent your physical merchandise. Therefore, you need flawless pictures that portray the products aptly as well as grab the attention of the prospective buyers. This is possible por using a lighting tent that is an enclosed box having diffusive surfaces. These surfaces diffuse light...
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Guide by garry1515 posted over a year ago
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Light is the most important element of any video or photo. It controls the mood of the video, direct the viewer towards the spot you want to highlight, and make your subject look beautiful or ugly as per your requirement; thereby influencing your final results in a big way. I have seen people making vídeos on awesome theme, mind-blowing dialogues, appreciable makeup but extremely poor presentation. This is because of improper use of their video lighting kit. Just flooding your subject with light will not help; you need to play smart with light so that your video looks well turned-out. Here are a few things that you must keep in mind while making videos:

Front lighting:

Although front lighting is very common, it is one of the least dramatic lighting techniques. Videographers often find it boring because this form of lighting hides the shadows and texture. It is a flat light that simply brightens your subject but to add a lot of drama, you would need shadows in your video. If you are shooting a glamorous video or even photo, you can use front lighting to hide the imperfection of the model but for a serious movie where you actually want to...
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Guide by garry1515 posted over a year ago
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Green screen fotografia has changed the way the shutterbugs work. The conventional ‘on-location shoot’ is not mais considered to be the most appropriate one. Apart from a lot of expenses in traveling and staying, an on-location shoot has many other limitations such as weather and permits. Moreover, there are certain locations that do not exist. For example; the Pandora of the movie avatar was in created in the PCs. To address these issues, most photographers as well as videographers prefer the Chroma Key technique of background replacement.

Unlike the technology of superimposing the photographs, this principle is based on complete background replacement. It has been in use since 1990s and works with the help of few green fotografia apparels such as a Chroma key green suit, gloves, hood, along with the background and software for editing the photographs. Although almost every professional as well as amateur photographer knows the proper usage of these apparels, specifically the suit, here are some facts that are not known to many of the users.
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Article by garry1515 posted over a year ago
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When taking pictures, we concentrate intently on our subjects - but what about the background? Taking control of the backdrop can help turn a snapshot into a beautiful photo. A backdrop is the background setup including the background cloth giving charms to the link. Backdrops can provide a solid, neutral background for a photograph and give color, dimension or a unique element to a picture.

Types of backdrop materials:

Paper Backdrop: Paper backdrops are readily available as big rolls in most of color you can imagine. They are fairly inexpensive you can buy several in different colors, so that you have multiple options. But the problems with paper backdrop is there smaller size isn't wide enough for much mais than a head shot while the wider size is very heavy, gets dirty, gets creased, tears and has to be constantly replaced.

Painted Canvas: Painted canvas can provide some truly stunning portraits. Many backdrop suppliers create them painted widely varying as cores This could be an abstract painting with lots of different as cores but They are expensive like...
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Review by AcidBanter posted over a year ago
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Arbus, Diane
American, 1923-1971

A pivotal figure in contemporary documentary photography, Diane Arbus produced a substantial body of work before her suicide in 1971. Her unrelentingly direct photographs of people who live on the edge of societal acceptance, as well as those photographs depicting supposedly "normal" people in a way that sharply outlines the cracks in their public masks, were controversial at the time of their creation and remain so today.

Arbus was born Diane Nemerox, to a wealthy family in New York City. Her father owned a fashionable Fifth Avenue department store. She was educated at the Ethical Culture School, a progressive institution. At age 18 she married Allan Arbus and began to express an interest in photography. Her father asked Diane and her husband to make advertising photographs for his store. The couple collaborated as photographers from then on, eventually producing fashion pictures for Harper's Bazaar.

Between 1955 and 1957 Arbus studied under Lisette Model. Model encouraged Arbus to concentrate on personal pictures and to further develop what Model recognized as a uniquely incisive documentary eye. Soon...
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Article by simpsonsfan posted over a year ago
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Do you know this statue?
I stumbled upon this photo, and I'm having a hard time finding where this is, can anyone give me an answer or guess?
It'd be really appreciated!
Please help!
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Article by Cinders posted over a year ago
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In 1994, South African photojournalist Kevin Carter won the Pulitzer prize for his disturbing photograph of a Sudanese child being stalked por a abutre (left). That same year, Kevin Carter committed suicide.

Without the facts surrounding his death, this behavior may seem surprising. But Carter received heaps of criticism for his actions. While in Sudan, near the village of Ayod, Carter found a small, emaciated toddler struggling to make her way to the comida station. When she stopped to rest, a abutre landed nearby with his eyes on the little girl. Carter took twenty minutos to take the photo, wanting the best shot possible, before chasing the bird away.

The fotografia was published in The New York Times in March of 1993, and sparked a wide reaction. People wanted to know what happened the child, and if Carter had assisted her. The Times issued a statement saying that the girl was able to make it to the comida station, but beyond that no one knows what happened to her. Because of this, Carter was bombarded with perguntas about why he did not help the girl, and only used her to take a photograph. The St. Petersburg Times in Florida said this...
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Opinion by fly posted over a year ago
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Photography! Who could have thought that we would now be able to take pictures through a digital camera and transfer to a computer and change the as cores or any of the attributes of an image or a photograph?


Digital cameras are sharper and provide high quality pictures that can be used over multiple mediums. Sir John Herschel is a man who invented the term ‘Photography’ in 1839. This was also the ano when the process of fotografia was unveiled to the public.


How did fotografia really evolve? Well! It is the bi-product of laws of physics and compounds of chemistry. The evolution of fotografia is a completely scientific process starting with the use of optics in the 1830’s.

The dark room or Camera Obscura existed some four hundred years back, while cameras were being used since the 11th century and yet fotografia did not come into public use before the 1830’s.


There were different observations made por several people that finally led to putting together of all the missing pieces and this also announced the advent of photography. Some of those important observations are:
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Opinion by iris posted over a year ago
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Canon EOS 1D Mark III with no video capture
Starting with Olympus and now with Canon coming on strong, digital SLRs are starting to have the ability to visualização live video feeds from their main sensors. This means you can flip up the reflex mirror and view through the lens what the final image will look like.

This is technically very interesting, but I'm simply amazed that no one has put one and one together: enable video capture on the SLR camera. And yes, I mean on pro modelos like the new EOS 1Ds Mark III and 1D Mark III along with the plastic SLRs.

Now, before you "purists" roll your eyes and say that "that's what I have a filmadora, câmara de vídeo for", let me explain. As a onetime working photojournalist, there have been many occasions where video capture would have been mais appropriate. In many situations, I also won't necessarily be lugging around a camcorder; furthermore, the time it takes to funda, estilingue the SLR, unzip my pack, dig out the camcorder, turn it on, wait for the tape to wind up and hit the capture button, the scene is all but gone. Yes, the decisive moment is wasted.
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Opinion by iris posted over a year ago
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Have you ever wondered why you can't paint like Vermeer? Chances are you just haven't bought the right paint brushes yet.

Have you ever wondered why you can't play basquetebol, basquete like Steve Nash? Chances are you just haven't found the right shoes yet.

These all sound pretty absurd, yes? So why are Nikon marketing-types now claiming that the Nikon D40 is the answer to every crappy photographer's dreams?

From the Nikon press release: "If you’ve ever wondered why your vacation pictures don’t look as good as those magnificent landscapes and flattering portraits seen in countless glossy magazines, chances are you just haven’t found the right camera. Nikon today introduced the new D40..."

Oh, never mind the years of observing, the mastery of the tools, and the natural born talents. I'm not saying I'm one of these good photographers, and I'm not saying that most magazine photographs are anything to aspire to anyways, but I think it's pretty absurd and misleading to average consumers to say that your fotografias suck because you haven't bought our camera yet. Buy our camera, and "chances are" yours will be just as good as those you see...
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