All digital SLR cameras today come with a built in light meter. The TTL, or Through The Lens meter is a crucial tool that helps you get exposures right. However, it is only a tool and it can and does give you wrongly exposed photographs is you follow its readings like a holy book! Let us look at spot [...] submitted: 5 years and 1644 days ago
We know this effect from glamour photos and music clips, the ring of lights in the eyes. The original ring lights are expensive and not affordable for us normal mortals, so this is a way to create the same effect for little money.
This is what I used in this tutorial:
1. a piece of think card board, [...] submitted: 5 years and 1910 days ago
Knowing how your digital camera meters light is critical for achieving consistent and accurate exposures. Metering is the brains behind how your camera determines the shutter speed and aperture, based on lighting conditions and ISO speed. Metering options often include partial, evaluative zone or matrix, center-weighted and spot metering. Each of these have subject lighting conditions for which they excel-- and for which they fail. Understanding these can improve one's photographic intuition for how a camera measures light.
Have you ever wished that there was way you could capture the sense of motion in a still picture? Well, today, using just our camera and a special technique we're going to learn just to do just that. Panning is the art of tracking a subject with your camera - blurring the background, while keeping the subject in sharp focus.
We'll be walking you through the equipment required, how to choose a subject & location, ensure the background is appropriate, and pan smoothly!
Some of the best opportunities for interesting photographs occur during bad weather or in hostile environments. You can take advantage of these opportunities as long as you take a few precautions to protect your camera.
The first of 4 tips and tricks videos for EOS Photo5 2009. Derived from a Japanese noun, 'Bokeh' simply means blur. In photography however, its an experimental technique that has been around for decades. Watch the video to find out more about this interesting technique, how to use it and the effects it can deliver.