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 Lens1 year 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
WINNERS Black and White Photo Contest!1st PlaceWINNERS Black and White Photo Contest!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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Stop Motion PicturesIn today's helpful journal of "wizardry", we'll be looking at a very simple trick. It's known as "stop motion". Stop motion is pretty much capturing a moving a subject, like water pouring into a cup or an animal chasing after a juicy treat, without it blurring.Stop Motion Pictures2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Shutter speeds can be as slow as thirty seconds to as fast as 1/4000th of a second. Those numbers determine how long a shutter remains open, so this effect is easier to achieve under brighter conditions. Remember, the quicker the object you wish to capture is moving, the smaller of a fraction you'll want to set your shutter speed at.
An example or two...
Photoshop Effect: Color Splash WOOHOOO! Over 100 members!Photoshop Effect: Color Splash2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Color splash is where one part of the picture is in color and the rest is in black and white. (click on any of the images to see a larger view)
Step 1: Select the part of the image you want to be in black and white or color using either the magic wand tools or the lasso tools
Step 2: Draw, or click (if you're using the magic wand) on the area that you would like to be gray or in color. "Marching Ants" should appear around your selection. Keep selecting or drawing until you are satisfied.
Step 3: IF you drew around the area you wanted to be in COLOR. Select the inverse.
(If you selected the area you wanted to be gray already SKIP THIS STEP!)
Blurred MovementIn today's helpful journal of photo magic, we will be looking at blurred movement.Blurred Movement2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Blurred movement is when your subject's movement is blurred. It is achieved using a slow shutter speed and best done in dark conditions. A tripod or something similar is recommended.
Tips to keep from being overexposed
Smaller ISO number (80,100, ect.)
Smaller aperture/f-stop (6.3, 7.1, etc.)