The Histogram is a bar graph that shows what tones are in your photograph. Learn how to read histograms and use them to improve your photography.
Snow is one of those situations where you can’t just grab your camera, set it to automatic and hit the ground running. Not to fear, with a few simple tips, you’ll be all set to photograph in the snow. How to Photograph in the Snow Overexpose Your Images The most important advice I can give
Last week, we talked about Aperture Priority. Now, let’s look at Shutter Priority. Shutter Priority enables you to set your shutter speed while the in camera meter will continually change your aperture (f/stop) to achieve a good exposure. This setting could be helpful for a variety of reasons. Suppose you’re shooting sports, your kids playing,
Do you want to have more control over your exposures but are overwhelmed with shooting manually? The Aperture Priority setting is just what you need. Aperture Priority is the second most used camera setting on my Canon 5D Mark II. My usual setting is Manual, second choice is Aperture Priority and my third most frequently
Using flash is one of the harder aspects of photography to master. On camera flash creates a very harsh light, causing harsh shadows and bright highlights. It also falls off quickly. Meaning, it’ll light the foreground but your background will remain dark. I’ve found that the best way to learn flash is to make it
What is HDR, high dynamic range photography, and a beginners tutorial on how to create an HDR image in Photoshop – from taking the photo to the final image.
The Sunny 16 Rule is not just a rule for your Grandfather’s generation. Learning these old photography rules will teach you how cameras and exposures work.
In-camera meters measure the light reflecting off your subject and determine the camera setting that would result in middle grey (also called 18% grey). There are several different types of in-camera meters. The four most common are . . .
The Bulb Setting on your camera allows you to hold the shutter curtain open for as long as you like. It’s typically used for exposures longer than 30 seconds.
Learn how to bracket exposures to ensure getting the best photograph.