Category Archives: Tips and Techniques

Creating The Realistic HDR Image

Tim Cooper gives a thorough explanation of how to carefully expose your images. Using Manual Mode, the Spot Meter, and auto bracketing you’ll be able to create a perfect series of images for effortless blending back on the computer. Lightroom adjustments such as Chromatic Aberration, pre-sharpening, and Camera Profiles are important first step alterations, so Tim shows you how to pre-process and create presets for maximum speed and quality.

Photography After Dark with Roman Kurywczak

Whether you are looking to capture the drama of the star filled skies or the glamour and sparkle of the city lights from a helicopter, Sigma Pro Roman Kurywczak shares with you how todays new fast glass has changed what is possible for the modern digital photographer. Roman shares with you all his settings so you can go out and start capturing these exciting images of your very own.

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A Paradigm Shift in the World of Bird Photography

Sigma Pro Roman Kurywczak has traveled the world capturing all types of bird images. Roman covers why he chooses todays super zooms over traditional fixed lenses and how they have fundamentally changed the world of bird photography.

Essentials of Creative Composition in Landscape Photography with Robert Rodriguez Jr.

Strong composition is one of the essential ingredients of landscape photography, yet many still find the ability to make strong images difficult and elusive. While the art of composition is learned through practice and experience, there are fundamental concepts and approaches that can help to improve your ability to make stronger images. In this presentation, Robert Rodriguez Jr. shares some of what he thinks are the key elements of strong composition in landscape photography and how you might apply them to your own image making.

A portrait session with a twist

A photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what’s in front of it.  To prove this six photographers were invited to a portrait session with a twist. ‘Decoy’ is one of six experiments from The Lab, designed to shift creative thinking behind the lens. The photographers who participated in this experiment: Chris Meredith, Jin Lim, Lyndal Irons, Kate Disher-Quill, Franky Tsang and Tristan Stefan Edouard.

 

Creating something from nothing

‘Blank’ is one of six experiments from The Lab, designed to shift creative thinking behind the lens.
Creativity needs nothing but you.To prove this they invited 6 photographers to a studio shoot. What they didn’t know: The studio was empty. Props and Selfies weren’t allowed. The photographers who participated in this experiment: Matt McLarty, Jacqueline Hamilton, Libby Morris and Emma Wertheim.

Wonderland : A Small New World

One of the best presentations on Macro photography.
Nadav Bagim has created a magical wonderland of giant toadstools, pastel skies and brightly-colored flora in which insects and other critters roam. The Wonderland series presents a remarkable creativity and originality and by using a unique but rather simple and elegant artificial lighting and household objects, from vegetables to plastic bags, Nadav was able to capture all those photos in camera without digital manipulation.In a miniature studio on his kitchen table, he captured praying mantises on mars, romantic snails kissing on a coconut hill, and lots of other surreal scenes. The series has been published in numerous magazines and websites all around the world.
In his presentation, ‘A small new world’, Nadav opens a hatch to this fascinating world, and shares with you how to create and document this hidden paradise using creativity and a lot of love for the little ones.

Using the Right Lens to Tell a Story

Which lens should you use? In this episode Mark Wallace explains how each lens tells a story a bit differently. Use wide angle lenses to put subjects in context. Long lenses isolate subjects and allow you to show them out of context. In this video you’ll learn how to export a scene and identify the story telling elements.