Flash: The Bright Light at the End of the TunnelFlash. The bright light that blinds you before the picture is taken and leaves you and your family/friends looking like a bunch of Hellspawn on
a bad day. Sort of like this...
Well, did you know that flash can be your best friend instead of your worst enemy? It's true! Flash, when used in certain ways, can generally brighten up a dark scene or illuminate objects hidden by shadow, especially when outside!
Some general tips about flash and red-eye
Light gets dimmers the farther it travels. The same is true about flash. So subjects close to the flash when it goes off will be lit up while subjects farther away will be darker or hidden in shadow.
A flash-lit scene may not be evenly illuminated. To solve this problem, use a smaller aperture for subjects close to the flash and a larger aperture for subjects farther away.
Since flash is so quick, it usually catches an object in motion so you don't have to worry about anything blurring, thou
Lenses: Fish Eye LensPhoto by: Neil Creek 2007Lenses: Fish Eye Lens2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fish eye lenses are really neat because of the unique properties they give to a photo including:
180 degree view get's everything in the frame
The wide angle distorts the photograph in an interesting way.
Types of Fish eye Lenses
Circular Fish Eye
Photo By: ESO/José Francisco Salgado 2010
Full-Frame Fish Eye
Photo By: Rick Sammon 2010
Zoom Fish Eye
Photo by Jonathan Eger 2011
Street Magician: The Photography of Chris WeeksIt was only after many long frustrating hours of trying to describe what’s so special about the photographs of Chris Weeks that I finally realized I was trying to describe something that wasn’t there. I finally realized that the magical something that sets Weeks’ works apart from others is that his camera disappears.Street Magician: The Photography of Chris Weeks2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Street Photography of Chris Weeks
Wed Feb 22, 2012, 6:20 PM
It was only after many long frustrating hours of trying to describe what’s so special about the photographs of cweeks...
That I finally realized I was trying to describe something that wasn’t there.
I finally realized that the magical s
Do it your self guide for ApophysisLately I have been getting a lot of questions on how I make my images. So I have decided to put together a little article to help people get started with apophysis. I am linking tutorials that I know can help produce quality results I am not intending to take credit for any of these tutorials I am just sharing the resources.Do it your self guide for Apophysis4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1.What is apophysis? Its a free program used to create digital images based on mathematical equations. Don't worry the program does most of the work. A more basic way of looking at it would be you start with a single point and then add to it in different directions until you have an image.
Here Are a couple examples of what you could create using this program as you can see you add a lot of points to come up with a finished product. You can also see that the possibilities are virtually endless.
2.Where do I get Apophysis? The final version of Apophysis can be found here.
He has some install instructi
HDR Tutorials How To: HDR Photography CS5 at DPS http://www.digital-photography-school.com/how-to-hdr-photographyHDR Tutorials3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How To Use Luminance by - HTU no1 by TiKy2010 http://tiky2010.deviantart.com/art/How-To-Use-Luminance-HTU-no1-209342957
A brilliant beginning-to-end tutorial from member BriceChallamel http://charliemacbell.deviantart.com/art/Catwalking-Making-of-Catwalk-106323835
Photomatix from A to Z by Initio http://initio.deviantart.com/art/Photomatix-from-A-to-Z-99628990
HDRi at Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_dynamic_range_imaging
Photomatix software overview and examples http://www.hdrsoft.com/
HDR Tutorial using Photomatix http://www.vanilladays.com/hdr-guide/#generating
HDR tutorial in Photoshop CS2 by gameplayer529 http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/45903806/
HDR tutorial in Photoshop CS3 http://www.photoshopsupport.com/photoshop-cs3/hdr-high-dyn