There are lots of ways to teach a subject like photography, but how do you really make a
It has been a week since Adobe announced the availability of the Lightroom 5 beta. Several new features have been added based on the feedback of Lightroom users, including advanced healing options with the Spot Removal tool, the ability to create off-center vignettes, and a one-click perspective correction.
They say necessity is the mother of invention, but it’s clear nowadays that Kickstarter is at least a favorite uncle. Case in point: When London-based designer Kelly Angood couldn’t afford a medium-format camera, she set out to make her own, and in the process discovered how many other folks shared her interest in pinhole photography and DIY camera kits.
It takes more than a good education to succeed in a any field. It takes real-world experience to learn the practical lessons they don’t teach in school. And if you’re a creative pro it takes a great set of tools to use so you can get the best results for the least amount of time, money, and effort.
Ignite events feature a series of five-minute presentations in which speakers have exactly 20 slides (and exactly 15 seconds per slide) to engage the audience and make their points. These events are usually very lively, informative, and entertaining, and they take place all around the world. Many conferences, including PePcon, have added Ignites to their schedules as well.
Excerpted from Canon EOS M: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Jeff Carlson. Copyright © 2013. Used with permission of Pearson Education, Inc. and Peachpit Press.
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It’s hard to photograph many images head-on. For example, if you try to shoot a framed picture on a wall, the reflection of your camera’s flash often obliterates half the image. Similarly, if you take a picture of a tall building from the sidewalk, the vertical lines of the building appear skewed (they look like they get closer together near the top).
When it comes to photography, finding your focus isn't just about getting a sharp image. It also means finding the subject matter that interests you the most, and acquiring the skills and gear to pursue that interest. And nowadays it also means finding the right online communities where you can share your photos with other like-minded individuals, and get tips and ideas from them as well.