Tutorials

Here are a few tutorials regarding photography:

Advanced Photography Tips
  • Get Epic Landscape Pictures - Landscape photographer Jerad Armijo is here to help you take outdoor photos that will blow away your Instagram followers. via A Star Photographer Breaks Down The Rules For Epic Landscape Pictures — UPROXX
  • 6 Portrait Lighting Patterns Every Photographer Should Know - 6 Portrait Lighting Patterns Every Photographer Should Know A Post By: Darlene Hildebrandt In classical portraiture there are several things you need to control and think about to make a flattering portrait of your subjects, including: lighting ratio, lighting pattern, facial view, and angle of view. I suggest you get to know these basics inside out, and as with most things, then you can break the …
Basic Photography Tips
  • Color Feelings - One of the things you want to look for in a good image is how it makes you feel.  The colors in an image plays just as big a role as some of the others things that can make an image good. Kandinsky felt that colors evoked these feelings and states: Yellow – warm, exciting, happy Blue – deep, peaceful, supernatural Green – peace, stillness, nature …
  • Elements of Visual Design – Texture - In our series of visual design, we have gone over many different things.  We continue this discussion using texture as our element.  Texture can be as big a compositional tool as the Golden Rule or Rule of Thirds.  It provides a way for your viewer to connect with your image.  Almost like they can feel the texture in your image. Philip Schwartz did an amazing …
  • What Aperture Settings Should I Use? - In a previous post, we discussed what each of the different focal lengths were usually used for and it gave a good perspective on what setting to use when you are just starting out. Today, we look at aperture settings.  Although aperture has a great deal to do with creative photography, there are certain things that each of the different apertures are used for.  From …
  • The Best Natural Light - If you’ve ever taken pictures during the day, you would know that the high overhead sunlight is probably the worst light ever for photography. It creates harsh lights, dark shadows and blown out highlights which causes you to lose detail in those shadows and highlights. It even can make your pictures seem dull and uninteresting. So how do you make it better? For decades, photographers …
  • The Light Matters - One thing that I’ve learned over the years is if you want to improve your photography, you should think of what you are actually photographing.  Yes, we can take pictures of pretty things and old cars, but if you remove all the light, you cannot capture any image.  So if you think of it that way, you can clearly see that it is the light …
  • Easily Finding Complimentary Colors - In previous posts, we discussed color theory and how it relates to your progression in photography.  Complimentary colors is one way of seeing light and to check out a color wheel frequently is just not feasible all the time.  A quick way to remember the complimentary colors of our primary colors is as easy as combining the other two primary colors to the one you …
  • Resolution and Pixels - One thing that can confuse a new photographer is what resolution you should make your image for the web vs. print.  For one thing, the larger the image, the more mbs it will be taking up.  For the web, you generally would not want to take up much disc space so when choosing a resolution for your image in Photoshop or Lightroom, you can keep your …
  • Triangle Simplified – Aperture - The third part of the exposure triangle is the part that lends itself most to creativity in photography and that is aperture. Aperture and shutter speed are the two settings that control the amount of light that reaches your sensor. We explored shutter speed in our last article so now we will explore aperture. This setting tells the camera how large or small you want …
  • Triangle Simplified – Shutter Speed - Now that we have touched on ISO, lets take a look at shutter speed on your dslr.  Shutter speed controls how long the shutter is open which allows light to hit your camera’s sensor. In an image where it is bright and sunny, you want the shutter speed to be quick so it doesn’t overexpose the shot, like 1/250 sec. But if you have a …
  • Triangle Simplified – ISO - In digital photography, there are many settings that should be adjusted before each shot so that the best possible quality can be obtained.  We will explain them one at a time in this next series of posts. In the exposure triangle, your first adjustment should always be your ISO adjustment.  What does ISO mean?  Quite simply, ISO stands for the International Organisation for Standardization and …
Food Photography
  • Food photography – Tips for beginners - Originally posted on Cooking Without Limits:
    I often get asked photography questions: what camera I use, how to take good photos without a professional camera, etc. Everything  in this post comes after a few years of taking photos and making lots of mistakes, but learning from most all of them (Sometimes you repeat the same mistake). Lighting – For a good photography you will need…