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Collier's Guide to Night Photography in the Great Outdoors is the culmination of 12 years experience in the field. Grant Collier grew up exploring Colorado's Rocky Mountains, and took up photography soon after. In this eBook he covers everything from equipment and supplies for a trip out into the wilderness to composition, light sources, light painting, star trails and blending multiple exposures. Types of cameras and lenses are covered along with a brief description of how some focal le...
Mastering Wildlife Photography is the latest title from experienced wildlife photographer Richard Garvey-Williams. Spending his childhood year in East Africa, he developed a love for wildlife photography and in this book we see his passion for the subject through his stunning images. From the very large to the very small, every aspect of wildlife photography is covered in the book. The book begins with a few general principles on the subject, from the subjects, lighting and composition o...
If you are pursuing a career in legal photography or are wanting some insider tips on what the job involves, then this book may come in especially useful. Legal Photography boasts being a complete reference for documenting scenes, situations and evidence for civil cases. Based in the USA, there may be some differences in the procedure aspect of things to here in the UK but a lot of the tips are still valid. The book begins by covering the role of the legal photographer and looking at equ...
Power Composition for Photography aims to help you develop your artistic eye when shooting. Written by wildlife photographer Tom Gallovich, the book is split into 7 chapters covering everything from camera and lens controls, the shape and colour in your images to lines in the images and the arrangement and artistic considerations of the image. First, the book tells us what composition actually is, before looking at camera and lens controls such as focal length in order to achieve the cor...
Fine Art Portrait Photography is a guide to lighting, posing and post production of your images from concept to completion. The book features many examples of fine art portrait images. Each double page spread shows the finished image, along with the original camera image or images used to create it. Covered is lighting, styling, settings, and image specific elements such as location choices and backstory to the images. Post production is looked at, but techniques used in post production,...
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I discovered this file at a lepidoptery supplies website. The document is really well put together and thought out, with some good advice on taking photographs of moths, plus some general photogra...
Free ebook titled "How to Become a Photographer" Great resource for those that are just beginning photography.
Demo - places grid across end result / preview PC only. Plug-in set for Photoshop (R) and Paint Shop Pro (R) and Painter (TM) many others. Plug-in is part of the Andrew's Plug-in series htt...
A sample of the book 'Guide to Great Photography'.
The sixth part to the beginners guide saga.
The fifth part to the beginners guide saga.
The forth part to the beginners guide saga.
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A versatile camera / flash sound and light trigger, that comes with everything you need to do creative high speed photography such recording as balloons bursting, lightning strikes, splash drops, etc, plus an intervalometer, bulb mode, and delay mode for delay and sequence shooting.
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Programmer, Michael Alan Bielat is also a professional wedding and portrait photographer in Buffalo, NY. He came up with an idea for an wedding photo inspiration guide while searching Apple's App Store. There, he found a dozen or so wedding photography posing apps but they were either busted or contained cheesy images that were seriously out of sync with the latest wedding styles and trends. It was then that Michel decided to put his programming skills to work and The Wedding Photography Inspiration Guide was born!
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|Renaissance Photography Prize 2015||24/03/2015||12/06/2015|
|Shoot The Face - Monthly Portrait Photography Award||14/10/2014||31/12/2017|
|Shoot The Land - Monthly Landscape Photography Award||14/10/2014||31/12/2017|
|Photostack photography contest||26/10/2014||31/12/2015|
|Photography Contest InColor||30/03/2015||03/08/2015|
|Photography Contest PhotoForma||13/05/2015||09/09/2015|
|34th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition: Dualities||31/05/2015||15/06/2015|
|Sony World Photography Awards 2016||01/06/2015||30/10/2015|
|Amazing Animals - Chance to win up to £100 worth of framing vouchers- June 2015 Photography Competition||02/06/2015||25/06/2015|
|Go Karting Photography Competition||29/08/2012||29/08/2015|
|ArtGeminiPrize 2015 PHOTOGRAPHY & PAINTING||08/04/2015||07/07/2015|
|The 2nd Annual International Proify Photography Competition||28/03/2015||31/10/2015|
|NYC4PA International Call for Entry URBAN LANDSCAPES 2015||13/05/2015||11/07/2015|
|ArtGemini Prize 2015||19/03/2015||07/07/2015|
|Spring Photo Contest||21/03/2015||10/06/2015|
We are here to help you
The Critique Gallery is your opportunity to learn about photography on a personal level.
It's a joint venture between you and the Critique Team.
We will assist with all aspects of photography, all the way from the basics, camera controls, composition, post processing, etc so that you can grow, become competent, and effectively graduate from the CG.
We will commit to work with you, as long as you work with us.
What we ask from you
What we ask from you is that you complete the Description Box with as much information as possible about your reasons for choosing to upload to the Critique Gallery (not just a description of where and when the image was taken):-
Briefly try to explain what you were trying to achieve.
Indicate any areas where you feel there is room for improvement.
Include your camera settings, known as Exif Data. If the site doesn't automatically pick it up, open the picture on your hard drive, right click on it, click on Properties, and then Details.
Because critique includes post processing suggestions, it's helpful if you state what editing software you use, and how competent you are with it.
Your original image
If your uploaded image has been significantly processed or manipulated, please say what you have changed.
Maybe you had a specific idea about how the image was supposed to look, eg you toned it a blue colour, you softened it to achieve a certain feel?
We would welcome seeing a copy of your unmanipulated original, because it will often allow us to give a more effective critique
You can easily upload the original as a Version or under Modifications.
We may prefer to use your original to do a modification for you.
You may want to upload Versions of your image, not just the original, and that's fine. All we ask is that you limit your Versions to Before & After, showing only versions that originate from the same exposure, not unrelated images.
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Most importantly, we need your feedback on the information we give you.
The Critique Team like to feel that the Critique Gallery is an interactive area of the site, so reciprocal comments from you are important.
In the comments section under your picture, let us know if the critique you received was helpful, so we can tailor advice according to your needs and abilities.
Feel free to ask further questions, and please be kind enough to respond to questions from critiquers.
The critiques you will receive
There are always different ways to approach things, and different opinions as to how to achieve the best from your image.
Some members may make blunt statements. Remember they are not criticising you, but simply offering an opinion on your photo.
You may receive critique from members who are not in the Critique Team, but feel they have something helpful to offer you.
There may be conflicting suggestions for you to take on board. Consider them all and try not to dismiss any of them.
It's important not to get into debates or arguments over critique offered.
If you need to seek further clarification fom the critiquer, feel free to do so in a polite and friendly manner.
Our objective is that the critique provided will encourage you to learn to become a better photographer.
We would love to see you using our advice to help you to progress, if you feel it's useful.
But if you are reluctant to act upon advice being offered, then perhaps the CG is not the appropriate place for you, and the main gallery may prove more beneficial, where you can receive comments, votes and awards.
If you do find critique helpful and constructive, you can nominate it as such by clicking on the green 'Nominate' button above the comment.
The Critique Team.
It is essentially designed to allow members to receive more detailed and critical comments on uploads. This is to enable everyone to get maximum information on each post, and hopefully get pointers that will help them to improve their photography through member feedback.
Yes, everyone is welcome and encouraged to comment, no matter what level of skill, experience. Your opinion is as valuable as the next.
A visual directory of photography exhibitions around the globe.
Keep the section up to date, delete any spam, correct spelling
Add new venues to the directory.
Add new exhibitions.
Attend opening nights and meet hosts/photographer.
Establish contacts within industry.
Encourage contacts to upload exhibitions.
Encourage photographers to be interviewed for Pro Portfolio section.
Spread the word.
A collection of articles of locations around the world for taking good photographs. Includes details of where, how to get there, what to photograph, tips and tricks (parking, time of day etc)
Keep the section up to date, correct spelling, factual errors, make new guides live.
Add new locations to the page.
Create a format for guides and encourage members to write new ones.
Add geo-tagging (coordinations) to ones missing from uploaded guides.
Go through existing guides and add geo-tagging.
When visiting chatrooms/other relevant forums/emails etc mention the section when necessary without it appearing as spam.
Spread the word.
A selection of informative book reviews with ratings and links to buy.
Keep the section up to date, correct spelling, factual errors, make new reviews live.
Add new reviews to the page.
Add Amazon links direct to books and keep them updated.
Make sure all books are in correct subject/field.
Encourage users to submit book reviews.
Establish contacts and create contact book of publishing press teams.
Encourage contacts to upload news stories.
Spread the word.
A collection of interviews/articles of professional photographers with a few illustrative photos
Keep the section up to date, correct spelling, factual errors, make new interviews live.
Look for interesting pros and get in touch.
Interview using email questions or face to face.
Add new interviews to the page
Create a format for interviews and encourage members to contact photographers and add new ones
Go through existing portfolios and add subject field and tidy up
Spread the word.
A collection of photographic words with clear explanations and illustrative photos
Keep the section up to date, correct spelling, factual errors, make new submissions live.
Add pictures to sections when extra functionality added.
Add new words.
Expand on existing ones to make them clearer/more detailed.
Encourage others to submit words/suggest changes.
Spread the word..
(2) This does not mean the critique has to be lengthy. A few words accompanied by a modification can be equally helpful, but only if the modifier has explained the "why" and "how"..
(3) It should stand out from other critiques, e.g. merely complimentary ones and ones containing only minor suggestions
(4) It should explore composition, lighting, style and execution - as appropriate. Subject matter comes after these aspects.
(5) Critique does not necessarily mean critical. You can draw attention to good aspects of the photo in such a way as to help anyone reading to improve their own work. This will always mean going well beyond merely pointing out these aspects and admiring them. (This will often be a much more difficult task than suggesting how to improve the photo.)
Each photographer you make into a favourite appears on your favourite photographers page (accessed from your profile) They're listed in a grid with the thumbnail of the latest picture they've uploaded.
Underneath the photo is the date and time it was uploaded and the user name of the photographer. Below that is a tick box and, if set, a message icon
Click on the photo and you are taken straight to that photographer's image.
Click on the name and you go to their portfolio.
There's a drop down list at the top of the page
Here you select one of the following actions:
- Remove Selected
- Set Notifications for Selected
- Remove Notifications for Selected
- Set All Notifications
- Remove All Notifications
If you tick a box under a photographer (or several boxes under several photographers) and then choose one of the options with "Selected" in the title it will do whatever that option says just to those photographers that are ticked.
The "All" options make the setting to every photographer on your list.
So, for example, if you want to receive notifications when three photographers upload you would tick each of those and select "Set Notifications for Selected" And click on "Go" You will then see the envelop icon appear next to the tick box of those three photographers.
If you then decide that you want to stop receiving notifications from one of those three you would click on the tick box and select "Remove Notifications for Selected". You would then have just two photographers who's notifications are received.
Receiving email notifications is a great way to keep track of your favourites.
It's a daily guide to help readers take better photos of the chosen subject. The forum then provides a place to show examples of this subject. You can go out and take the shot specifically (which is encouraged to help those who want to develop) or you can show off previous examples. Use it how you like.
We create a news announcement and then contact the overall winner via PM.
Example: Nikon Coolpix P310 Camera Competition Winner
Three Finnish girls, one tiny car and several photos later have lead to a rather quirky collection of film inspired imagery.
A bit of tongue-in-cheek humour for a Friday which comes courtesy of a TV show called Veep. It's a short clip about a photographer who likes to brag about his expensive kit and how other photographers react to them.
The latest version of Proshow Gold - v7 has a library of music and sounds which is licensed for use by owners of PSG 7 (details here ) The problem of Public Performance License remains however if you plan to use the music in public areas as here
Forum: Digital imaging
I know it sounds a basic question for someone using a D4s but was given to me as a present, i just can't afford the lenses to match the camera. I'm self taught and just thought there might be a tip or two that could help . I get enough decent pictures ( front page of Trials and Motocross News a few weeks ago ) that get used by clubs etc , i would just like better than 50/50. Im too fussy proba...
Forum: Taking photos
Ade McFade, a long-standing member on here is a pro photographer living in Leeds. Might be worth hearing what he has to say on going out in Leeds after dark...
Forum: Nikon Cameras
It could be said of the Grey Times picture that the turbines add something to a somewhat uninteresting landscape. I agree looking at the moors from that side
Forum: Healthy Debate
... [quote] Bigger sensors are less noisy in RAW. Means that to use this advantage one needs to take image development job onto themselves. And it won't be so easy to beat the in-built Olympus processor. At times I struggle with that in smaller sensor cameras (compacts to m4/3s). Is it really like this? I would say that also the jpegs would be affected, but the built-in-processor of the Olymp...
Forum: Digital cameras
Thanks peeps for the link it explains why it doesn't work and why it is there it ins't for my comments which is a shame but never mind. onwards and upwards as they say . cheers tony
Forum: Photo Month Forum
If you can get the camera cheap and in a great condition - it will look great in display cabinet. My oldest collection item is bellows camera from 1949. Otherwise it has nothing to add to your enviable set of equipment - except fun. If that is the purpose -go for it! At the moment I am moving in somewhat different direction - from automatic to manual. I guess everything stays in balance then:)
Forum: Film cameras
Impressed with the linked image Far better than someone with their earhole in a reservoir;)
Forum: Group Chat
I accept that. But I have an evil suspicion that they are making a virtue out of a necessity. The pixel density is I believe about the same as a 7D/2 and possibly the 70D. In that parish anyway, and I don't believe for a second that Canon would not have rated the ISO higher and broadened the appeal of the camera if they had been able to. At the end of the day, turning up the gain is only a p...
Forum: Digital cameras
Love hdr so not dead for me. Andy
Forum: Healthy Debate
In a highly competitive field like newspapers, where I started out, getting to Fleet Street was the pinnacle. World travel, meet rocks stars etc! To an extent that is true but in such a highly competitive field, where you are in daily competition with photographers from the Mail, Mirror, Times etc, sometimes with people who were your heroes when you were young, every time you opened a rival pap...
Forum: General Photography discussion
Forum: Photo Month Forum
1) "Ooooh, that could be interesting ..." 2) "*****, why didn't I ..." :D One of my biggest problems is that I used to go out, expecting to find a 'finished' photo ... then got disappointed when I got the images home and actually looked at what I'd got and either stuff 'em somewhere, to look at occasionally and wonder why I couldn't produce what I wanted, or else delete them because I couldn'...
Forum: General Photography discussion
[quote]I`ve had both G and GF bodies, I could not call either any proper than the other, there both real photographers camera`s, same goes for most compacts. That sounds like the photographer's equivalent of Captain Redbeard Rum's theory of seafairing.[/quote] At least I`m not totally dependent on the technology like you.
Forum: Digital cameras
Lakeland Photographic Holidays are giving you the chance to win one of their fantastic workshops in May's competition but hurry as there's only until Sunday 31 May to enter.
Founded in 2009 and run by photographer/journalist Frank Lassak, the works of Efacts Photography focus on people - in contemporary portraits, street situations, cinematic fashion shots, or conceptual scenes. Documentaries and stage photography are additio
A photographer with a yearning to research the unknown Words by Kerstin Fiedler Phyllis Galembo is a photographer and professor of art at the University of Albany, State University of New York where she heads the printmaking department and teaches pho
Trevor Smithers is a successful landscape stock photographer who supplies images through www.alamy.com's online image library. Here he shares some advice in an interview by Peter Bargh of ePHOTOzine.
Transforming architecture into art Danish architectural photographer Per Nagel and architect Vibe Udsen are joint founders and publishers of the architectural magazine Living Architecture. The magazine is very exclusive and is based on the simple philo
Kerry Drager is the author of the book SCENIC PHOTOGRAPHY 101. His work has appeared in major magazines, Hallmark cards and Sierra Club calendars, and in advertising campaigns for American Express and Sinar Bron Imaging.
Artistic and panoramic photography featuring nature and outdoor scenes. Canadian and North American lanscapes. www.photojpl.com.
Lisa took an interest in photography at a young age when she would use her father Pentax Spotmatic. Now at the age of 31 she has seen eight countries with her husband at her side and has developed a large very disorganized portfolio of photographs.
Peter Watson is a fine art landscape photogrpher based in England. He photographs both in colour and black & white using a large format 5x4" view camera or occasionally a 6x17cm panoramic camera. His reputation has been built on his distinctive limited
I retired early to follow my life long ambition to make my way in commercial photography. I operate my own company, FOTO-GRAFFIC, and major on industrial and commercial projects. I am currently working on digital Audio Visual programmes to augment the st
I have been operating my own stock photo library for 15 years covering primarily Northern England www.mikekipling.com. I am commissioned to carry out photography for various bodies and promotional organisations and several magazines. I shoot everything on
|| GUIDO ERBRING || ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY || You can find the portfolio of the german photographer Guido Erbring of architecture and interior design under http://www.guidoerbring.com. These photos shown are from a freelanced project in Sydney, Aus
I have a BA in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins, London. My portfolio is Photography and Video. These photos are part of my Thesis. "The texture of Naples" is a book I made of images and text.
Adventurer and acclaimed professional photographer, Scotsman Wilf James has lived and worked in France for nearly 10 years. His work lies somewhere between travel photograpy and photojournalism.
I provide glamour photography services to models that operate official membership websites by creating custom photo club sets for use on model sites. I also provide web site design & web mastering services to models that wish to establish an official m
I'm 22 years old and the youngest photogrpaher who shoots for top fashion magazine covers and fashion/beauty editorials. I shoot for: Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Candy, FHM, Preview and other magazines. Fashion photography is my passion! to view more
A close-up filter is an affordable way to improve your macro and close-up photography with your current lens, find out how this close-up filter performs in our review.
We review the HOYA PRO1 Digital Circular Polarising filter, one of the most effective and useful filters to have. Find out how it performs in our review.
John Riley reviews the Pentax K-S2 - Weather sealing, Wi-Fi, an articlated screen, and an all new lens, makes this an interesting new DSLR from Pentax.
Gary Wolstenholme reviews the new Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Macro portrait lens. With a bright aperture, creative effect and macro ability, find out how this unique lens performs.
So, how can you take a good portrait, during the day that doesn't have deep shadows or kids pulling odd faces? Find out here.
Heading to the coast for a day at the beach with your friends, family and camera? Have a read of these essential photography tips first.
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