Archive | August 2010

Photographing moving water

Shooting Waterfalls of all types can be a lot of fun.  This small waterfall was at Yellowstone. SPECS:  1/4 second exposure, f/22, ISO 100…Gorilla tripod wrapped around post. Photoshop CS5, Topaz plug-in. Want to learn more? Take my Beginners Photoshop class starting Tue, September 14, 6:30pm – 9:30pm for 4 weeks OR Digital Camera Class starting Sept. 8 or Sept. 27.  Check out my calendar for more details on the website.

Tip of the Week

To take wonderful summer photos you just need to know what to look for.

Lighting is one of the most important factors to consider when it comes to taking good photos. Be able to utilize just about any type of light to your advantage and bring the best out of it.

With the mid-day light you can use those shadows produced and create the best photo out of it. Sufficient light behind the image can give a little glow good enough for a good image. Believe me you will love the photo when you take it and each time you do look at it.

Time and place is also essential in taking summer photos. A good background can be the answer to a plain image and it can actually make the photo look different and a little less plain.

Choose an interesting background and you can never go wrong with your photo. You can choose a background depending on the image you want to put in. A soft background for a soft image or soft theme.

Spontaneous photos are the best photos you can ever take. In this case you do not really choose the background you take what is there and all you need to do is apply the right lightning technique for the image.

The best times to take photos are in the morning and the late afternoons when light is not much of a hindrance to good photos. Whatever images you wish to photograph utilize these times to produce beautiful summer photos.