(Editor's Note: We welcome this guest post from Sarah Driscoll. Sarah is a photographer, educator and co-founder of Unraveled Academy. The photographs in this post are by Sarah and students of the school.) Light. Mysterious, captivating, can’t-look-away light is truly the muse for any photographer. When we are first learning and honing on our photography skills, light is something we study most. I remember when I was first learning how to shoot in manual, I would find myself entranced by all different kinds of light, watching as it danced upon … [Read more...] about How to find moody light in your home
Editor’s Note: Perfectly Clear is offering Photofocus readers a special $99 bundle, including Perfectly Clear Complete and SharkPixel presets. A $163 value! The Magic Hour or Golden Hour is my favorite time to shoot both photographs and videos. I find that the light has a special look and feel during that time, that enhances the look of my photographs. The light becomes warmer with golden tones and becomes softer and more diffuse. When I shoot Magic Hour, I plan my shoots so that I am ready to starting photographing 30 minutes before and 30 … [Read more...] about Making magic hour in Perfectly Clear
While Luminar has some great RAW developing tools to make your photos look better, it also has some great tools to add a little bit of a creative flair to your photographs. In addition to the Sun Rays filter, there are several creative filters that Luminar includes to make your photograph stand out from the rest of the pack. During a recent trip to Toronto, I decided to play around with some effects to see how they would enhance one of my photos I took of the skyline. Cross Processing This is probably the creative filter I liked the … [Read more...] about Creative Effects and Filters in Luminar 2018
The old saying, "the early bird gets the worm" is not only true in life it's true in photography as well. One way to improve your photography is to take pictures during the time of day when the light is most beautiful. Over the years, I have learned that the hour right before sunrise is one of those magical times. Sunset / Sunrise Most of us love capturing a beautiful sunset right before the sun disappears from the sky, but watching the sun come up in the morning also offers incredible moments to create powerful images. To capture your … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: A Free Way To Create Powerful Images
This is a guest post from Adam Price from ACD Systems. They are the makers of ACDSee Ultimate 10 for Windows. You may have heard the term 'golden hour' or 'magic hour'. These are figurative terms referring to the period of time just after sunrise or before sunset. These terms are interchangeable, and for the sake of keeping things simple, we’ll use the term 'golden hour'. The golden hour is a measurable time based on the sun’s angle to the horizon. The length of time varies since it depends on where you are, the season, and weather … [Read more...] about What is the Golden Hour?
Vanelli travels across the country, talking to some of the top photographers in the field as they share their experiences while shooting on set. You'll soon learn that even seasoned professionals encounter roadblocks during photo shoots. By staying calm under pressure, they rely on their skills to overcome these obstacles to capture an amazing shot. Sit back, relax and enjoy a Story from the Set. Nature and Real Estate photographer Robert Wicker shares how he uses Golden Hour to capture award-winning Real Estate photos. Golden Hour & … [Read more...] about Stories From The Set: Robert Wicker’s Golden Hour