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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,...
For those who are just dipping their toes into the pond of portrait photography this book offers a great foundation for you to work from. Plus, the first section is also relevant to all new photographers, regardless of the type of photography you are interested in. The title looks at both male and female subjects and discusses both indoor and outdoor scenarios, plus lighting set-ups. As well as images, the book features diagrams that illustrate how certain lights can be positioned etc. m...
If you are new to photography and are considering making your hobby your career, make sure reading this book is on your to-do list before you make any final decisions. It really does give a great insight into the professional photography world, paying particular attention to the not so great parts of a professional photographer's life so probably won't have even considered when picking up a camera. As well as advice on running a business you'll also find tips designed to help you improve...
Portrait Photography: The Essential Beginner's Guide is a foundation course for beginner portrait photographers in a book. With each chapter giving you a lesson followed by projects, analysis and progress it's designed to teach you in bite-sized chunks. The book begins with the equipment you might need, including cameras, lenses, lighting accessories and other things you'll need like post processing software and memory cards. It also explains what each item is good for. Next, the basi...
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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!
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
In a recent talk, photographer David Alan Harvey shared some thought provoking ideas about photography, particularly how he believes it's now the only common language we all share.
A trash the dress photo shoot is nothing new but how many do you know have taken place under water? Photographers Adam and Shawn-Marie Ravazzano have and we spoke to them to find out more.
Enrique Pacheco captures amazing imagery from around the world and combines them into time-lapse videos for the world to enjoy.
A pet photographer is currently working on a project all about dogs at bath time, showing how their looks and personalities change when they've had a bath.
Forum: Photo Month Forum
I would have the cot appearing like the 4.10 from Waterloo from beneath her vestiges.
Forum: General Photography discussion
Forum: Photo Month Forum
The Lines of My Hand was and is my inspirational book. Documentary, breaks all the rules, scratches his negs, draws over things, out of focus, wonky and strange composition, odd subjects, but brilliant nevertheless. He'd get nowhere in a club competition - too inventive and unique.
Forum: Group Chat
I bought one after my Canon IP5000 died after 12 years, which was an excellent printer. The Pro-10 is excellent, its a big old beast though, i had to buy a Colourmunki though to get the printer output to match my mac, i borrowed one from work and it worked perfectly. so bought one, it was worth it..
Stuart, if your friend could stretch to £500, either of these would be good, either the GX7 or EM10. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Olympus-OM-D-Pancake-M-Zuiko-Digital/dp/B00HWRHBV0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430511368&sr=8-1&keywords=olympus+em10 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-DMC-GX7KEB-K-Series-Compact-Digital/dp/B00EAL9ZK6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430511424&sr=8-1&keywords=Panasonic+GX7
Forum: Digital cameras
Where do you live Pete. Not too bad here. South Finistère, Brittany - very different from the south of France. It's a bit more like Cornwall, gets quite wild at times.
Forum: Light-hearted chat
Yep. it is great if you are worried about highlights or can't work out the best exposure. It is limited because you set the frequency at which the screen updates and the number of updates. I think the longest exposure for LiveBulb is about 8 minutes but that is fine for most situations.
Forum: Olympus Cameras
Welcome to EPZ. Ken
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Which of us has never done anything stupid in a moment of distraction? They must send out these phishing emails by the billion so a response of one in a million will turn a healthy profit. I err on the side of caution and have deleted many genuine emails. One "cold call" from a credit-card company did turn out to be legitimate and was asking about some fraudulent transactions. We'd initiall...
Forum: Off-topic discussion
Forum: Photo Month Forum
Your wife's point and shoot probably has a lens focal length of between 6 and 8mm (the talk of '100mm' is usually about filed of view equivalent and includes the size of the sensor in comparison to a full frame DSLR), so it will have had a much greater depth of field than your camera so this may be why your 18-50 could not capture detail (especially at f5.6 and wider). Also compacts tend to do...
[quote]All of my sites are iPage (though I do pay as I use them as a business and need all the many extras) Websites are drag and drop and FREE if you don't need many many pages or £1.50 a month including a free domain name Click on the link on the bottom of one of my sites www.jrs-photography.co.uk Jay zus, typo on the first page - I'm straight out of there, sorry.[/quote] Where
Look here. I looked at the list of countries they won't ship to, and India is not on the list. This seller is in Canada, where I live, and is very reliable, I have purchased many items from them. The camera I linked to may be a bit expensive, but if I were you, I would check their listings from day to day. Any used items I've purchased from them have all been close to mint, even though they des...
Forum: Nikon Cameras
OK, whatever, I am merely pointing out something that could be of interest.
Forum: Canon Cameras
Phase One Industrial has released version 2.0 of its iX Capture software for aerial photography.
Nature lovers are blaming photographers for damaging habitat and disturbing wildlife in the pursuit of a good photo.
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
We test the latest SDHC / SDXC, MicroSD and Sony memory cards to find out which are the quickest. Updated April 2015.
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.
Joshua Waller reviews the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, with improved IS, 40 megapixel mode, and overhauled camera design, is the Mark II enough of an update to justify buying?
The Panasonic Lumix TZ70 offers a 30x optical zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi, a high-resolution electronic viewfinder as well as a lower resolution 12.1 megapixel sensor. Say what? Yes, a lower resolution sensor.
Reviewed: The SabreSwitch TriggerBeam Pro TBP-1 Remote Trigger Kit - everything you need to get setup in capturing wildlife and other moving subjects.
Capturing mood in photography can be tricky, depending on what mood you're are wanting to portray. Here's some handy hints and tips on creating mood in your photos.
Flotsam may not be the first thing you think of when you think of coastal photography but when captured in the right way, driftwood and other items washed up with the tide can make interesting photographic subjects.
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