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Long Exposures for Abstract Art

A previous post on Photography’s Basics: Shutter Speed, I promised a post on using long shutter speeds to make abstractions. When the world blurs together on a memory card or

Photography’s Basics: Exposure

What is exposure anyway? A colleague of mine says it is the amount of light required to record an image. She’s absolutely right of course. Her answer made me thing

Photography’s Basics: ISO

At the Paralympic Games in Atlanta in 1996, digital capture was on the horizon. It wasn’t ready for prime time. The photograph above is of the Canadian Tandem Cycling Team.

Aesthetic Judgements: Lighting & Exposure

Aesthetic is defined as being concerned with or the appreciation of beauty. It also suggests a style or underlying principles that guide an artist or an artistic movement. Judging photographs,

Exposure Tactics • Refining Exposure

The previous Exposure Tactics post, explored understanding the difference between how Lightroom, Photoshop, and light meters measure exposure. Now we continue to look at working with the files in postproduction.

Exposure Tactics • Mastering Exposure

This Exposure Tactics post explains what a “technically proper” exposure is and how to get there. Remember I said technically proper, not creatively right. The sensors in our cameras don’t

Exposure Tactics • Color Control

What comes after using an incident meter to set the exposure? Setting a neutral color balance then refining the exposure, both in post production. I always refine the exposure after

Exposure Tactics–Reflective Metering

Exposure can be really confusing. It’s particularly so with modern digital cameras. Why? The type of light meters built into cameras is a big reason. Those meters are reflective meters.

Getting the Best Shot- Exposure

[vimeo 79017614 w=A] When it comes to properly exposing the shot, you need to understand exposure. In this video, I shoot in manual mode and show you how to get

Mastering the Exposure Triangle

[vimeo w=640&h=360] In this detailed tutorial, I walk you through how to control exposure using the exposure triangle. See how shutter speed, ISO, and aperture all play a role

Aperture Priority versus Manual Mode

One thing I’ve noticed about many new photographers is the enthusiasm they have for really learning how to use their camera as well as possible. In some cases, this requires

Experimental Collages and Multiple Exposures with Blending Modes

[ width=”640″ height=”400″] Interested in making composited photo collages that simulates shooting multiple exposures? In this tutorial I show you a favorite technique for combining several images with blending

How to Fix an Underexposed or Overexposed Photo in Seconds

[ width=”640″ height=”400″] Do you want to lift the shadows in your photos? Give me two minutes and I’ll show you the powerful Shadows Highlights Adjustment in Adobe Photoshop.

How to Photograph a Silhouette

This image shows the transition of a darkened silhouette, where the image was exposed for the sky, all the way to an image where the metering was set to the

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