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Despite the struggle the final results were surprisingly good!
This video could very well be titled “An Epic Struggle Between the Wind and a Photographer’s Assistant,” because that’s exactly what it was. German photographers Flash Bros. were trying to shoot some portraits when the elements decided to play spoilsport. The wind threatened to blow away both the assistant and softbox he was holding: Even [...]
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Second Lieutenant. Russell Gackenbach was an aircraft navigator aboard the Enola Gay. During the closing stages of World War II, he and the rest of the crew of his aircraft had to execute a mission that ultimately forced Japan to make an unconditional surrender. Their mission was to drop the first atomic bomb on the [...]
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"Check your histogram early and often. Only you can prevent detail loss in the shadows and the highlights."
The trick with taking pictures is getting the exposure correct. The exposure is a product of the ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. How can you tell if your exposure is correct? You might say, “Look at the back of the camera, and just look at the image. It looks fantastic!” I hate to tell you this, [...]
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"Each time he switches his pose, an exposure is created. At the end of the shoot, each frame is composited into a single image."
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In this article we’ll cover photography tips for overcoming the winter photo doldrums with water as icy streams, freezing rain, icicles and snowflakes: 1. Icy Streams A quietly running stream won’t make “tenacious grace” but after it thinly freezes over, it may sculpt the underside of the ice with the gently running water and any [...]
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Dappled lighting often creates an interesting contrast between highlights and shadows, and when properly incorporated into a photograph, can serve as a creative enhancement. However, many beginning photographers are taught to avoid dappled light because of the complications it can sometimes create. Fortunately, this does not have to be the case. Though the scattering of [...]
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New York City is one of the great meccas of the world for photography, and it’s a place where every photographer should try to explore at least once in their life. From the state of the art skyscrapers, to the old ornate architecture, to the people and the fashion, there is a never-ending amount of [...]
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While using long exposures in the field, have you ever captured a ghost within your photographs? While you may not be haunted by spiritual specters, objects in motion often appear transparent and obscured by blurring when the shutter is opened for an extended period of time. While some individuals aim to create dramatic results by [...]
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Few people dislike a bright day filled with sunshine. However, many photographers eventually come to the realization that their cameras’ preferences don’t necessarily align with their own. A “perfect” day presents problems like glare, making it rather difficult to shoot at slow shutter speeds or shallow apertures without overexposing all of the details in an image. [...]
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Plastic decomposes at an incredibly slow rate, spanning hundreds of years. Plenty of it ends up floating in the ocean, often attaching itself to other clumps of plastic that spread across the water. It has become a serious issue that needs serious attention and care to prevent a greater problem. As this video describes, projections [...]
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My bridge camera is finally sharing space in my travel bag this winter. I’m off on tropical holiday, and I’ve decided to leave my DSLRs back home (for obvious reasons—bulk!). When I first tried the bridge camera and compared it to my DSLR, I felt that the camera was a piece of crap. But this [...]
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Last week while I was traveling with my group into Bangladesh, I received a link to an article from my friend, Thierry. The article was written by Amanda Machado and talks about the ethics of taking photos when traveling to developing countries. I read the article before heading outside and didn’t think much about it [...]
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