(Editor's note: Marie Tartar's photography, above and below the waterline, is compelling. In the first part of her series of guest posts, she describes the origins of her love of the eclipse. Here, she chronicles her preparations for the up coming total eclipse of the sun; the first time in North America since 1979.) A month from now, on August 21, 2017, North America will play host to a total solar eclipse, for the first time in many years. My personal experience with total solar eclipses is limited and to say I am intimidated would be an … [Read more...] about Total Solar Eclipse Preparation – part 1
Editor's Note: Don't miss this week's free event on when to jump from Lightroom to Photoshop. For some reason, people laugh at me when I make a picture with them. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining: laughing makes a wonderful expression. My subjects crack a big smile, and usually also bend in half with the joy of it. They're moving, and my photograph allows us to enjoy that blissful movement forever. I love it when they laugh. The thing is, I also love a sharp picture. I'm usually using a tripod to make their portrait, and I'm also … [Read more...] about Blurry Pictures Feel More Genuine, and Photoshop Can Help
Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level course in plain english for free at Photofocus. To learn more see this article. Don't Skip Column 4 Let's continue our overview of Photoshop's interface. It's important to understand the key panels and elements that you need to work with to get results. This article serves as an overview. We'll dig deeper into each in later lessons. Layers Let's continue to work with the file Eagle.psd. In … [Read more...] about Get to Know the Photoshop Interface (Part 2) [UP5]
Editor's Note: PhotoPills is 50% off today only November 28, 2014 All I can say is that PhotoPills is the single most useful photography app on the planet, and I highly recommend it. Here's a link to their website, and the Apple app store. Want to hear more? Ok. I'll start with the only two downsides, and they are minor. First, it's only for iOS; they are making the Android version, but no release date, yet. Sorry, gang. Second, it's designed by Europeans, so as an American using it I feel it's not always as intuitive as it could be. … [Read more...] about PhotoPills: Two Thumbs Up!
Let Rich show you how to track the sun's position when shooting outdoors. In this case he's creating time-lapse photography, but it works for lots of shooting styles. Disclaimer: This is just one way to track the sun. ______ … [Read more...] about Tracking the Sun’s Position
I'm getting ready to go shoot time-lapse photography, and one of the most important things I need to know is where the sun will be (closely followed by where is it going). Even if you're just shooting sunrise and sunset its still useful to know where the sun will be coming and going. In fact, I find myself opening this app on just about any shoot that not happening in the middle of the day. I present to you, the essential and indispensable Sun Seeker: 3D Augmented Reality Viewer By ozPDA. It has saved my bacon time after time. This app can … [Read more...] about My Favorite App for Shooting Sunrises and Sunsets