Tips for the creative photographer #4On locationMore Like This
When on location, regardless if you are just shooting for fun or on an assignment, be prepared.
Especially on an assignment this is important, those you are shooting for are expecting a certain result and in most cases how you arrive at those results is of no difference to your client.
Even if you are shooting for yourself, having some ideas of what you want to shoot and how can save you a lot of time in the long run.
Take some notes with you, copy in a few sample images on your phone for ideas or reference, preset your camera and so forth.
Try without knowing
Sometimes you see an image where you have absolutely no clue as to how the person that took it achieved that result.
Right there is a perfect time to go out and try for yourself and figure it out without googling it beforehand, often you can end up with results much better than you had anticipated.
Shooting through experimenting is a really powerful tool, and it helps you learn your camera quickly and no
Tips for the creative photographer #3Some more tipsīn tricksMore Like This
Mix and match
If you have a couple of filter like a polarizing filter and perhaps an ND filter there is no rule that says you can mix and match the best from both worlds, you can use the polarizer to see through water, the nd filter to smooth out the sky and a regular shot for the rest of the landscape and combine the best from all worlds.
This does not just extend to filter use, as simple as doing a 30 second exposure of the sky at 1600 iso (to prevent star trailing) and a 2 minute exposure of the ground at iso 200 also works when it comes to mixing and matching, even part hdr.
It is all dependant on the scene you want to capture and your own creativity.
Most cameras has a multiexposure feature that enable the camera to process several image into 1, this is not the same as bracketing where you take several different value exposures and combine into one (hopefully) neat looking hdr image.
You can set up the camera to do 3 mu
Tips for smooth clean line artHi,More Like This
Is your line art shaky, wobbly, sloppy, fat, uneven or pixelated? The subject of clean line art comes up a lot so I've gathered together a number of tips from various DA members that may help you improve your line art. Some of the techniques described below may contradict other techniques described below so you may want to experiment and decide what works best for you. Most of these assume that you have a digital tablet. (Make sure your tablet drivers have been installed correctly. If your cursor is behaving erratically it may indicate a problem with your tablet or drivers.) Some posts have been edited for brevity or spelling:
"I developed my own technique. And it works quite well for me. It raised my Lineart cleanliness from 24% to 98%, yeah, really. Here is how I do it digitally when I'm not using a traditional sketch:
First a rough sketch, and I isolate it in its own layer then set its opacity to 50 or something near that value.
Then on the second layer