Sunny 16 Rule for MacroSunny 16 Rule for Macro7 years ago in Photography More Like This
Sometimes I like a black background because it helps to isolate the subject -very handy in situations where the background might ruin the shot because theres just too much going on. But what about those situations where you want to show the subject in its natural environment? When shooting close-ups its easy: Just set you camera to shutter or aperture priority and use a little flash for fill (about -1 1/3 to -2 FEC). The range of exposures will be limited by the amount of natural light and the ISO you want to use, but youll get even lighting throughout the frame.
But what if you dont want to be limited by the available light? What if youd like to shoot at life size with a small aperture to get more depth and at the same time get some ambient light into the scene? You can use what I call the Sunny 16 Rule for Macro, but to understand why it works it helps to know what the Sunny 16 Rule is and how shooting at life size changes the settings.
How To Draw v1.3Part 1: What is Drawing?How To Draw v1.39 years ago in Other More Like This
This is how I've come to understand the act of drawing. Its best to first set the semantics (the specific meaning of the words) straight, so there are no crossed purposes.
By 'drawing' I mean loosely the act of making visually representative marks on a surface.
Anyone can draw. Anyone can attempt to recreate what they see in front of them - or a scene they imagine - by making marks on a piece of paper. If you hear someone say "I can't draw", slap them for me. As long as they have a moving part to which a pencil can be taped, they can draw.
However, "attempt" is the operative word here... because that's all anyone can ever do. They can come indefinitely close to recreating what they see or imagine, but no matter what they produce, it can always be improved upon. Bear this in mind, Ill come back to it in a moment.
Part 2: Good and Bad
This section is very subjective, so just be aware that what I'm giving you is my opinion on how t