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Lighting Design For Commercial Portrait Photography looks at the lighting needed in different situations to achieve great photos. Tools you'll need for the shoot are looked at, as well as elements of producing a commercial shoot including makeup, wardrobe and models. The next chapter looks at beauty lighting, including coming up wih a concept and planning, using a beauty dish, mola plus background light, and refining the background light. Sideways clamshell lighting, traditional clam...
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...
To give you a taster of how the ePHOTOzine online Photography Course works, you can download this free excerpt.
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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!
|Title||Start Date||End Date|
|Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2015||10/09/2015||30/11/2015|
|2016 Sony World Photography Awards||01/06/2015||05/01/2016|
|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|
|Beauty Photography Competition||07/09/2015||30/11/2015|
|Exhibtr Annual Student Photography Competition 2015||17/09/2015||08/01/2016|
|Feature Shoot 2015 Emerging Photography Awards||01/09/2015||15/02/2016|
|Images of Spain - The Spain Buddy photography competition||24/09/2015||30/11/2015|
|Photography Contest Photo Mascota||21/10/2015||04/12/2015|
|Animal Life Photography Competition||12/10/2015||30/11/2015|
|World of Sport Photography Competition||12/10/2015||30/11/2015|
|Zeiss Photography Award 'Seeing Beyond'||06/11/2015||05/02/2016|
|Fine Art Photography Awards 2015/2016||11/11/2015||17/04/2016|
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.
Please communicate with us
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
Professional sports photographer Bob Martin has recently held an exhibition, in association with Nikon, to showcase his work and to celebrate his new book launch - 1/1000th of a second.
Here are the Top 12 Best Premium Mirrorless Compact System Cameras (CSCs) with an Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) reviewed by ePHOTOzine.
6 photographers were asked to capture a portrait of one man as part of an interesting experiment on how perspective shapes the way we think.
Top 10 Best Ultra Zoom / Bridge Cameras Reviewed by ePHOTOzine, with up to 83x optical zoom these cameras offer the most zoom available, as well as manual controls and SLR styling.
Forum: Photo Month Forum
I had one for 2-3yrs - only sold it to fund another lens. For stationary bird work, I used a tripod and a gimbal head. It is usable without a tripod for bird in flight, as it isn't super heavy - just make sure you have a fast shutter speed for non tripod work. Great lens - hope you enjoy it.
Set camera up on tripod, spent ages fighting overgrown bushes to compose, auto focus, switched to manual. Manual exposure, repeat exposure mode, remote shutter depressed and off I went. Came back to find one or two usable exposures; the permanently pressed shutter had over-ridden the exposure time so I had a couple of hundred pitch-black frames (more or less) and no star trails.
Forum: Light-hearted chat
seldom right but never wrong.. one of my favourite quotes...along with...."I taught him all I know and he still knows nothing..." duh...;)
Forum: Olympus Cameras
When I've done them overnight, before sunset til after dawn, I've done it with aperture priority mode, as it's got darker camera has ensured that shutter speeds have got longer. you can tell by the clouds though, they are inconsistent. If you are taking one frame per 10 seconds you might never have two frames with identical exposure so it flickers. This test was done like that. From around t...
Forum: General Photography discussion
This must be my year 😆😆😆😆😆😆 There is no year of the cat according to the Chinese.:P:)
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Thank you for your reply.
Forum: General Photography discussion
They usually do in-depth articles, this one is a bit sparse on details.
Forum: Photo Month Forum
You got blocked for much more than that, in fact that wasn't part of it.;)
Forum: Digital cameras
Forum: Photo Month Forum
Welcome - and so great images on display from you here.
Forum: Beginner Photographers
In the company I worked for, they recruited pesty union leaders into high paying management jobs, who then bypassed the seniority system in order to provide their friends with much higher pay than they were getting by making them supervisory pilots on the bigger equipment which their seniority didn't even come close to giving them. A couple of us worked within the union to prevent this from tak...
Forum: Taking photos
What is the goal of your site(s)? If it's to showcase your work so that people see you as a versatile photographer and will hire you for various work then one site with a best of gallery and sub-sections would make sense. If the goal is to grow the boudoir side of the business then do a site for that named accordingly that people who want to purchase that will look through finding it 100 per...
Of course Brian.
Forum: Olympus Cameras
A new update for Lytro Desktop introduces more precise adjustment options and a background replacement tool.
Macphun has teamed up with a world-renowned HDR photographer to co-develop a new piece of HDR photo software and from today, photographers can trial the software for free.
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
John Riley reviews one of the cheapest dedicated macro lenses available for Sony E mount cameras, the Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro lens.
We review the Seagull MRC-80+ Flash LED Ring Light - designed for macro and portrait stills photography, it can also be used as a constant light source.
The DXO ONE is a tiny camera with a large sensor that connects to Apple devices via a lightning connector and turns them into a viewfinder and control unit. It sounds like a rather cool piece of technology but can it perform? We find out in our review.
Here are a few tips on shooting ice / frost this winter so you can capture interesting abstract shots.
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