Tag: Photography

Role of Light and Illumination in Photography

Light and illumination are the basics of photography. The very word “photography” comes from two Greek words, phos meaning light, and graphis meaning drawing. Hence, photography can be described as “drawing with light”. As we start the lesson, I want to wish you a pleasant and illuminating session! Photo captured by PictureSocial member Franz Veilhart […]

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How to do Creative Water Splash Photography with Off-Camera Flash

Photography gives us the unique opportunity to freeze time. Moments that normally can’t be seen because they occur in the blink of an eye can suddenly be captured by a camera with incredible precision. This gives us the opportunity to discover fascinating and unique opportunities for photography that showcase and celebrate the wonder of the […]

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6 Steps To Better Photography

A few weeks ago I received an email from a new photographer who asked, “How do I make my images better?” At first, I chuckled, realizing that question has resulted in the production of thousands of articles here at dPS, and uncountable books, websites, and magazines. There is just SO MUCH information on how to […]

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How to Show Dimension and Texture in Photography

Lighting helps to transform a three dimensional experience into a two dimensional experience. A photographer’s goal is usually to mimic the three dimensional experience on a two dimensional platform. Light or the absence of it, in the form of shadows, achieves this goal. Jay P Morgan elaborates: Light helps you create depth and texture, two essential parameters […]

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How to Improve Your Art – The Creative Process in Photography

As photographers, we all want to be constantly improving our work. However, often this can seem like an uphill struggle, especially when you are just starting out. As an art form, photography is all about the creative process and exploring ideas through images, but in order to really create great images you need to put […]

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Some Quick Star Photography Tips

Knowing how to take a good picture of the stars is not as complicated as it may seem. Now, there are things that would obviously make it easier to take the pictures, for instance having a telephoto or zoom lens would be very beneficial. But in the following steps you will learn the basics for […]

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Metering in Photography

Many amateur photographers (and even some professionals) rely on the built in through the lens, or TTL, metering systems provided by their cameras. In the digital age, one must pay strict attention to many factors in order to get it right using TTL exposure metering. Photo by Pai-Shih Lee; ISO 64, f/22, 1/80 exposure. I […]

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