This Isnt a Forest Tip Its for Waterfalls

So why is this tip here instead of on the waterfalls page I ran out of room on that page. The tip is this when shooting waterfalls, if you don't have a stop-down filter, then you can try putting your polarizing filter on instead. This serves two purposes (1) it cuts the reflections in the waterfall and on the rocks, and (2) since it darkens, it can eat up about two stops of light for you, so you can shoot longer exposures with it than you could without it. Also, choosing slower shutter speeds...

Chapter Four Shooting Landscapes Like a

Pro Tips for Capturing the Wonder of Nature If you ever get to shoot in some truly amazing outdoor locations, like the Grand Canyon or Yosemite National Park, it's really a very humbling photographic experience. The reason why is you're looking at this amazing vista, at the sheer grandeur of it all, and it looks so awe inspiring you'd figure a chimp could even take a great photo of it. I mean, it's just so spectacular, how could you mess it up Then you set up your tripod, look in your...

Chapter Five Shooting Sports Like a

This is the one chapter in the book where you have a choice. Do you want to get much better at shooting sports using the tips the pros use, but pretty much use your own existing gear Or, do you want to seriously shoot sports for a living Here's why I mention this we're going to conduct a brief, totally scientific test which will quickly determine which path you should take. Ready Let's begin. Question 1 This book retails for 19.99. When you turned the book over to look at the price, how did you...

Megapixel 11x14

There's a ton of confusion (also known as marketing hype) around megapixels, and many people truly believe that megapixels have to do with image quality -the higher the number of megapixels, the better the quality. Unfortunately, that's not true. So, if you were using that as an excuse to buy a new camera, that's not going to float with me (although your spouse may buy that line). Here's what megapixels really mean how large can I print my final photograph That's it. If you're not going to...

Chapter Eight Taking Advantage of Digital Like a

It's More Than Just a Replacement for Film I added this chapter to the book for a very important reason I constantly run into people who treat their digital camera like a film camera that comes with free film. These people (freaks) don't realize that digital is much more than just a new type of free-film camera and digital cameras offer advantages that we (they, them, us, etc.) never had in film cameras. So, that's what I tried to do in this chapter show how the pros take advantage of digital...

Step Four

When the main Photomerge dialog appears, it will stitch the photos together into one seamless panorama (well, as long as you followed the rules laid out earlier). If you see a small seam at the top, between two segments, go ahead and click OK anyway -chances are it will be gone when the final image is created. If for some reason it's not, use the Clone Stamp tool (S) to cover it by pressing-and-holding the Option key (PC Alt key) and clicking nearby in an area of sky that looks similar to...

Canon

In the days of traditional film, the only people who could really afford to experiment were pros (or wealthy amateurs), because both the film and processing cost money, and experimenting was just that -taking a chance with money. Now, with digital, not only can you see the results of your experiment instantly (on your LCD monitor), but you can see the fullsize results on your computer, and best of all -it doesn't cost a dime. Got a crazy idea Try it. Want to shoot a subject from a really wild...

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I then opened a photo with small amounts of gray, overcast sky and with the Magic Wand tool (W) clicked in the sky to select it (which took all of two seconds). Step Three. I added a new blank layer above my Background layer and filled the selection with my Foreground color. That's it -my gray sky was blue. There is something so fascinating about what happens when you stitch together five or six (or more) landscape photos into one long, single image. It's as close as you can get (with a...

Polarizer Filter Makes Boring Photos

Break the Rule If you're shooting a landscape shot with a sky where nothing's really happening, you can break the 1 3 from the top horizon line rule and eliminate as much of the sky from view as possible. Make it 7 8 ground and 1 8 sky, so the attention is totally off the sky, and onto the more interesting One theme you'll see again and again throughout this book is to shoot from angles we don't see every day. For example, if your subject is mountains, don't shoot them from the road at the...

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If there's a lens the polarizing filter doesn't love, it's the super-wide-angle lens like a 12mm or 10.5mm, etc. . Because the field of view is so wide, the sky winds up having uneven shades of blue, and because of that, many pros avoid using polarizers with super-wide-angle lenses. Also, when it comes to polarizers, it pays to buy a good one -that way it will be truly color balanced. It doesn't pay to scrimp here. Okay, so you're thinking that it's an overcast or drizzly day, and you're going...

Chapter Six Shooting People Like a

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Tips for Making People Look Their Very Best Now, the subhead above says this chapter is how to make people look their very best, and that is kind of misleading because it's really about making your photos of people look better. If you've got some really ugly looking people in your photos, there's not much you or I can do to help these poor souls. They've been hit with the ugly stick, and they don't make a digital camera that will make these people, who didn't have a date for the prom, suddenly...

Chapter Two Shooting Flowers Like a

You're probably surprised to see a chapter in here about shooting flowers because flowers seem like they'd be easy to shoot, right I mean, they're just sitting there -not moving. They're colorful. They're already interesting, and people love looking at them. It should be a total no-brainer to get a good flower shot. But ya know what It's not. It's a brainer. It's a total brainer. Ya know why It's because of pollination. That's right, it's the pollination that naturally occurs in nature that...

Chapter One Pro Tips for Getting Really Sharp Photos

Bill Fortiney

If Your Photos Aren't Sharp, the Rest Doesn't Matter Having photos that are sharp and in focus is so vitally important to pro photographers that they actually have coined a term for them. They call them tack sharp. When I first heard that term tossed around years ago, I naturally assumed that it was derived from the old phrase sharp as a tack, but once I began writing this book and doing some serious research into its history, I was shocked and surprised at what I found. First of all, it's not...