Thanks to our partner, Rocky Nook, for this chapter on making photos jump off the screen using conrtrast from “The Enthusiast’s Guide to Composition”. This title and many and more
Photography is about capturing a brief moment of light. A large part of the art of photography is how we control light to create an image. Not just of a
Like many of you, I started photography learning to shoot and process black and white in high school. It was amazing to see a photograph materialize in the chemicals, and
I recently got the chance to check out the new ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2019, which features a wide array of upgrades over the previous version. One of those is
Lens hoods are probably one of the most overlooked and important pieces of gear that we have for our lenses. They help with a number of things — with everything from
The power of photography is its ability to make us feel and imagine from nothing more than a 2 dimensional collection of dots on a piece of paper or computer screen. “Mannequins” by Isengardt, definitely makes you feel something, the best word I have to describe it is “uncomfortable”. This is a “rule breaker” image, and why it works so well. The mannequins have been transformed by the light and composition into something other than the typical figure of glamour we expect. Messy hair, harsh light, and black clothes create something more out of a Hitchcock movie then a department store. We associate the eyes with life and personality, here they are lifeless, the gaze of each directed somewhere off frame. This otherworldly scene takes the viewer out of their comfort zone, one of the greatest purposes of art.
“The purpose of art actually is, in many cases, to make you feel quite uncomfortable. Or at least to go to that place that’s already of discomfort inside of you and tap into that.” – Michael Moore
The image “1” by Denis Malciu displays a perfect choice of composing in black and white, simplifying what could have otherwise been a very busy photo. As the crowd stands in rapt attention to the dancer’s performance, they frame the dancers instead of competing with them. Imagine if instead this photo was presented in color. The dancers could have easily gotten lost against that sea of people and the variety of textures and colors they are wearing. Instead the photographer works purely with light and contrast. Though small in the frame, the dancers take center stage in the image, drawing your attention directly to them, captivating you as they did the crowd.
Category: Sports Photograph: Jesse Pells “Dream Racing Motorsport – Lamborghini Huracan GT3” I love the elegance and tone to Jesse’s photograph, as it highlights a stark contrast between the car
Note: If the video doesn’t show up at first, please reload the page. How do I fix a photo that lacks contrast? from Lightroom: Tips and Quick Fixes by Richard
Recently I wrote an in depth article on circular polarizers, where and how they come in handy. To use a polarizer, screw the filter onto the front of your lens
Circular polarizing filters, a.k.a. “polarizers”, are some of the few filters I always have in my pack. Polarizers are important tools in my landscape photography. They can dramatically enhance the
The latest versions of Lightroom include a new slider in the Effects tab called Dehaze. It’s a useful tool for cutting through hazy pictures and revealing the landscape. It seems
I often see photographers misusing an important piece of gear, and it’s one of the simplest tools in your bag. Many lenses come with a lens hood, and right now
I’m a big fan of HDR photography (so is Scott). HDR unlocks shots that we just can’t get otherwise (especially with challenging lighting situations). But many photographers are wary… and