The Basics #3: Composition Part 1Ever look at someone's gallery and every, single photo is landscape-oriented with the subject placed directly in the middle? While this is not necessarily bad, it can get boring quickly. This is a common way to start out when you first pick up and learn how to use a camera: point, center, click. In this journal, we will go through some ideas on composition, or how you 'put together' your photo.More Like This
Composition can make a photo go from bland to intriguing, everyday to unique. No matter what type of camera you have, composition is something everyone should have in mind when taking photos. Even if you don't understand all the settings on your camera, taking composition into consideration is something everyone can do because it just depends on your eyes and how you see things.
With that in mind, all of my photos in this journal are shot with a compact camera to show that you don't need an expensive cam
Perspectives #1: Getting to Know Nature ShotsBesides our mini-tutorial type journals, from time to time, we plan on having journals from group contributors that share a bit about their own photography, what inspires them, and tips on how they go about taking a specific type of photo. This is the first "Perspectives" journal. Please leave some feedback in the comments letting us know what you think of this type of journal.More Like This
Getting to Know Nature Shots
Everyone has a type of shot they really like to capture, whether it be Nature, Still Life, People, Architecture, etc., and there are times when it is hard to get the right photo of what you want. I always take time to figure out what I want to take a picture of, because literally everything could make a great photo - you are just the one putting the pieces into place.
Here are some "pieces" to consider when thinking about how to put your photo together:
- Time of day
- Where you are located
- Different perspectives tha
More Than the Basics #1: Advanced Techniques IntroMore Than the Basics #1: Introduction to Advanced TechniquesMore Like This
For this journal, we will look at a few more interesting effects that can be achieved through changing your shutter speed and aperture. Two of the techniques mentioned are more difficult and require some practice in order to achieve the desired results. This is a brief overview of each subject, so more detailed journals may be done in the future depending on interest.
Panning: Want to create a sense of movement in your photo? A slightly longer shutter speed can create a blurred background behind a moving object, when you follow the object with your camera. This takes a steady hand or a tripod, so it's best to practice on something easily found, such as cars driving by on a road.
To create this effect, decrease your shutter speed through the Tv mode on your camera (your camera will automatically find an appropriate aperture) - how slow your shutter speed is will
Beta: Embed videos into Journal entriesMy second Beta project. Embeding dA films, Vimeo, and YouTube videos into the Journals.More Like This
This is the code: <da:embed profile="video type" id="ID of the video"/>
Replace video type with...
"film" for DeviantART Film
"vimeo" for Vimeo videos
"youtube" for YouTube videos
Also, replace ID of the video with the video ID. For example, on a YouTube video, the ID would be the alphanumeric part at the end of the link.
<da:embed profile="youtube" id="vE8ktfRZ0FE"/> will become...
As a final note, if the video is set for no sharing, the video will not work.