Posts Tagged "Learn"

Telling a story with less

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Techniques | 1 comment

Telling a story with less

Sometimes I feel that the Painter has an edge over the photographer when it comes to creating within our chosen art. The painter basically starts with a blank canvas and then adds their desired elements until they feel the story is told. As photographers we start with the full scene in front of us and need to remove or reduce elements until the story becomes clear, this can become a significant challenge but is critical to ensure strong impact with the viewer of the photo. When this approach is taken to its pinnacle we move into the area of minimalism in our photography and when done well this technique will yield you great pleasure and can delight those people looking...

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How to use the new Upright tool in Lightroom CC

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Lightroom, Software | 0 comments

How to use the new Upright tool in Lightroom CC

Sorry for not continuing my story of my transition to Fuji this week, but Adobe released an update for Lightroom CC that I think is important to show you.  Earlier in June Adobe released a new version of Lightroom and for CC subscribers there was a new feature added – “Guided Upright”.  As this does change one of the existing panels in the develop module (Lens Corrections) and add a new panel (Transform). The first thing you will notice when you go to the Lens Correction panel, the Upright tool is no longer there in Lightroom CC 2015.6, it has been moved to a separate panel just below called Transform.  You will also notice that some of the other...

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Showing motion in your photos

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Techniques, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Showing motion in your photos

The ability to catch and portray movement in a photo is a critical skill to learn, it can help elevate your photography and provide an engaging focal point for the viewer. The skill when learnt can be easily applied to a wide range of photography but becomes an essential component of sports or action type photos. Ranging from kids playing in the backyard through to pro-surfers or motor racing, exciting and engaging photos can be crafted by controlling the way motion is shown. As a photographer you have a number of options open to you when it comes to showing how things are moving within your photo’s frame and your camera settings become critical to achieving the desired...

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Photo challenge for fun and learning

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Adventures | 1 comment

Photo challenge for fun and learning

Recently my 10 year old son and I had a couple of hours to kill in the city whilst the rest of the family was off seeing a show. I was keen for my son to learn some photography skills and for me to flex my creative mind a bit further as well. The idea of just going to the city with cameras in hand and hoping for the best didn’t resonate with me and would most likely lead to boredom for the younger member of the party. We decided to undertake a “Hunt and Shoot” photo challenge instead, the rules being fairly simple; 9 given subjects (as supplied by my lovely wife) Timelimit – the length of the show that other family members were seeing Distance...

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Getting Better travel photos

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Adventures, Travel | 0 comments

Getting Better travel photos

Last year I traveled to Morocco on a photography trip with my good friend and business partner Tony White. Our trip was focused on photography and with about three weeks in the country we certainly had the opportunity to see and experience a good deal of this wonderful location. Looking back on the trip now and looking through the photos I captured, gives me a chance to reflect on some of key items to consider for travel photography.   Pre-visulation is powerful tool to get you started. When planning a holiday, how do you decide which country of location you want to visit? Chances are, you do it be seeing photos from that location. This is the same for me, I had...

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