How do you take great photos? Great light, Composition and Moment Here’s my cheat sheet. My formula for great photos is great: subject, light, composition and moment. 1-Find a great subject. That’s harder than you might think. There’s a term we professional photographers have, “subject failure”. You can’t say this to clients. Not
Learning a Smartphone Camera: Exposure, Color, Sharpness Learning Smartphone camera exposure, sharpness and color is something you can actually do right now. Read on; it’s not as hard as you might think. Usually, all you need to do is point and shoot and the camera will take care of the exposure and color. If
A Camera in Every Pocket Learning smartphone photography can be a wonderful tool for business and art. Smartphones are the camera of choice today for photography. If you’d told me years ago that everyone would have a camera in their pocket at all times, there would have been no way for me to imagine it.
Photoshop or Lightroom? I am often asked, 'should I get Photoshop or Lightroom?'. I have used and taught both. Let me see if I can break it down for you. The most common features we all use on most of our images most of the time are 1-tonal adjustment, i.e. lightening and darkening, 2-color
ISO Aperture Shutter Speed Start with a Good Exposure ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed are the basis of exposure, and the first thing to think about technically when taking a photograph. You need enough light to hit the sensor (or film), but not too much. Learning what these three variables are and how to
Five Qualities of Light Photographs are made from light. Light is one of our main ingredients. Our cameras are light-capturing devices. So many photographers use light is a central element in their work. Here are the five most important qualities of light to consider about light: quantity, direction, color, contrast, and Hard/Soft. Don O'Brian
Buying a Camera Deciding what digital camera to buy is a very important decision that should be made with great care and research. There is now so much information available on products, I believe we are more empowered than ever to make a very informed decision on how and what cameras are worthy of