Archive | November, 2009

What is the best video camera for you?

November 23, 2009

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What is the best video camera for you?

People ask me all the time, “what is the best camera to shoot video?” My answer, “the one that has the qualities that match your ideas”. Cameras don’t take images moving or still. People do. People with ideas. There are 100s of camera choices for video today. Cell phones. Digital SLRs. The RED and Phantom. […]

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Understanding how Lightroom works with your images.

November 23, 2009

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Understanding how Lightroom works with your images.

The most difficult thing for most new Lightroom users is an understanding of the way your actual image files are handled. Where do they go when you import them? What happens if you move them? When you launch Lightroom, you are opening a Lightroom Catalog. A catalog is a database which stores all of the […]

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Shooting wildlife closer to home

November 23, 2009

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Shooting wildlife closer to home

Quite often folks think that to take great wildlife photos you need to travel to exotic destinations, those far off places that are rife with wildlife, Africa, Yellowstone, Bosque del Apache, etc. Yes, these locations are sure to provide for some great subjects, but one does not necessarily need to go to these far away […]

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Rick’s Quick Tips: Shooting Sunrises and Sunsets

November 23, 2009

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Everyone enjoys a beautiful sunrise and sunset. Here are some suggestions to capture those magical moments. Do a web search to find the time of the sunrise or sunset at your location. Note: Often times, the best light is before sunrise and after sunset. Bring a telephoto zoom and a wide-angle zoom. Photographs taken with […]

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Why use Lightroom?

November 23, 2009

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Hi All. My name is Jeremy Pollack, a photographer in central Connecticut. I am going to be joining you here at the Digital Photo Experience blog once a week to talk about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. We’ll be talking about how and why to use Lightroom, tips for workflow, organization, use of the develop module, output […]

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Shooting in the Snow

November 23, 2009

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Shooting in the Snow

Brrrrrrr. I hate the cold! I do, however, enjoy taking pictures in snowy locations. This shot of a polar bear mom and her cubs, which I took in the Canadian sub-Arctic when it was -35 F, is one of my favorites. No! I was not outside, freezing my buns off. I was in a heated […]

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Rick’s Quick Tips: Know the subject

November 23, 2009

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Rick’s Quick Tips: Know the subject

I regularly talk about how knowing something about your subject makes the photographic process much more enjoyable. Here is an example of what I’m talking about. Take a look at the left wing of the Atlas Moth on the left. Do you see anything that may deter a bird from swooping down and eating this […]

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Rick’s Quick Tips: Don’t Be Shy

November 23, 2009

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Simply put, you can’t be shy if you want to get great/fun shots of people in a city. As your parents probably told you, it never hurts to ask. When I saw this couple hop in the back seat of a car, I knew I had to get a shot: she was cute and he […]

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Rick’s Quick Tips: Get It All in Focus

November 23, 2009

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When I take a landscape or scenic photograph, I like the picture to look like the scene looked to my eyes – with everything in focus. That’s easy to do, if you follow these steps. First, use a wide-angle lens or choose a wide-angle setting on a wide-angle zoom lens – no longer than 24mm. […]

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Rick’s Quick Tips: Think in Three Dimensions

November 23, 2009

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Rick’s Quick Tips: Think in Three Dimensions

We see the world in three dimensions: height, width and depth. Our cameras see only two dimensions: height and width. Therefore, one of our jobs as photographers is to try to create a sense of depth in our images. One method for creating a sense of depth is to place a foreground element in the […]

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