Monday, 28 March 2011

When everything is grey...

A classic example is the landscape of an overcast sky. When the layer of clouds is very, very thick, all around seems dark. Scattered light blurs the contours of objects, everything looks flat. When we look at the landscape through the camera viewfinder, sometimes difficult to choose the point of focus. No wonder, then, that does not appear in the open air if too many amateur photographers. And yet - shooting in such conditions can be a great exercise in skill composition. To make an interesting picture so illuminated the area, place a frame from the elements that speak the same shape. Moreover, precisely in such conditions, we can see the importance of sztafażu - located in the frame, a small element in a vivid color image completely changes the pronunciation. Especially when the color contrasts with the dominant color of the frame. Anyone who took a picture of a person in a yellow sztormiaku walking by on the shore of the sea stalowoszarego, knows what I mean. Fog is another example of a condition which leads to images with no color, though a topic so broad that it deserves a separate article. Shooting in the fog requires that great knowledge and intuition. But that's when you can quickly see how it affects the image the presence of strong foreground element. Picture misty surroundings without a clear theme is totally illegible. Therefore, a good workout composing shots in the fog. This allows you to separate the staff from our emotions. Usually when we look at the misty landscape, we are so charmed by his beauty that you want the picture to show everything. And so arises gray frame without any tension. Show mist in the photograph be stressed perspective - in the foreground, something clear, in a strong color, the next - less visible elements.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Photogrpahing all the time?

What does it mean to shoot anytime, anywhere? First of all I have in mind the need to force the shooting in which we think is not very photogenic. We all know when we have the best photographs. When we look out the window, you can most likely determine what kind of photos we can do. Landscapes require soft lighting that highlights the colors and vividness surface. Portraits outside the studio come out better if we do it in very harsh light. Laying of such lists is a natural thing. It is hardly surprising that we want to improve their work. But it happened to force you to turn on the camera in the area, which you thought to be hopeless? Examples of themes that do not immediately grab our attention, are the scenes with one dominant color. Accustomed to the fact that the color image must be "colored", not paying attention to the potential of monochrome frames. And yet they get quite often.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Becoming serious about photography

Once you know the person shooting the technical ground, it's time to look for interesting subjects to shoot. In time, everyone will find a favorite aspect - some of them are doing portraits, some landscapes, others taking part in sport. But keep in mind that we should not close within the same style. It should shoot anytime, anywhere. If you learn to make good pictures in conditions that are not our favorite, it would mean that I have mastered the technical issues as far more than enough. And we can start thinking about photography as art.

Monday, 7 March 2011

More on Macro photography

If we decide on a tight frame, we must very carefully control the sharpness of photographs focusing on a particular element of the object. When photographing the inside of the flower focus should rather focus on the top rod, and not under it at the bottom of the flower. Sounds simple, but it is not so easy, especially without good equipment. The LCD screen is very difficult to control the focus. It is here that goes over the superiority of the SLR over compact cameras. This does not mean that compact cameras are not suitable for photography.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Macro photography in a studio

When photographing in a studio environment, it is worth asking whether the object would be better to be presented on a light or dark background. In the studio we also have ample opportunities to operate the light. If we use the flash should put on her light scattering diffuser to avoid glare, which are a common problem with macro photography. The open-air conditions, where probably the most performed macro photography, lighting can cause us some trouble. Although the sun does not move, but can be a little obscure, causing a shadow or distract with translucent fabric. We also try to approach the object from the other side. Note, however, that if the background is in shadow and the object will be illuminated by the sun, the background of the picture may be underexposed. By contrast, if the object is in shadow, and background will be lit, they may be burnout.