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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Pumpkin carving
Haunted attractions

Halloween, also known as All Hallows' Eve, is celebrated yearly on October 31 in many countries. It was originated by the Western Europeans by their harvest festivals and festivals of the dead. This holiday is celebrated in many different ways with many different activities. Trick-or-treating is the main way to celebrate Halloween. People dress up in their favorite costumes and go around, house to house, to receive free candy. Pumpkin carving and haunted attractions are also big events during this holiday season.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Colorsplash photography was created so that one can highlight certain parts of a photo that they want to stand out. Colorsplashing is becoming more popular as technology keeps developing. In my opinion, colorsplashing is beautiful and unique. It gives a dull black and white photo life. 


13 Tips for Improving Outdoor Portraits (pt2.)

7. Shoot in shade (avoid direct sunlight).
     •Direct sunlight is harsh, makes your subject squint, and creates hard directional shadows and unpredictable white balance conditions.
8. Shoot carefully on a overcast day.
     •Natures soft box is a giant blanket of clouds. A good heavy blanket of cloud cover can help you enrich your colors, and make some very smooth and pleasing shadows.
9. If you must use hot, hard, bright light....
     •Always try to control the direction, use some kind of reflector, and try to mimic a studio light. Putting the sun directly behind your subject isn’t a good idea, unless you are trying to make a silhouette.

Image by Meredith Farmer

10. Use an existing reflector.
     •Big white delivery trucks can make amazing fill light reflectors as long as they weren’t painted with an off white.

11. Learn the sunny f16 rule.
     •The sunny ƒ16 rule states that on a sunny day, with your aperture value set to ƒ16, your shutter speed will be the inverse of the current ISO speed.

12. Bring a sheet and a few spring clamps from home.
     •Clamp all for corners to anything you can above your subject for an overhead light.

13. Keep the power-lines and signs out!
     •We have already discussed keeping your camera focused on the eyes; keep your mind focused on the image as a whole. Power lines, signs, long single blades of grass, single pieces of garbage, sometimes even trees can be serious distractions from the overall focus of the image.


Friday, October 26, 2012



Photography is a year-round thing. Depending on what season you like best, each season has its own unique style to it.
Summer is for fun and bright photos. Most people prefer summer photography because of the beach scenes and beautiful weather.
Spring is almost identical to summer, but spring is the season for blossoms to arrive, and showers to pour.
Fall is the time to capture all of the gorgeous colors of the leaves, as they change from green to orange.
Winter is for bright, white color. Its plain and simple, but some people believe that snow is beautiful. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Nearly 25 years ago October was made the month for Breast Cancer Awareness. Many organizations and foundations have been put together to help educate the citizens and help raise money to hopefully one day find a cure. Women need to stay educated and empowered to take control of their own breast health. Approximately about 39,520 women died from breast cancer in the year of 2011. Every year, the communities come together to help support breast cancer awareness, and help to save the lives of the people struggling with it.

Many purchase the "I ♥ Boobies" bracelets. All of the money goes towards breast cancer awareness.

One of the ways to spread the word is to walk for breast cancer. Many organizations like these are going on throughout the month of October.

13 Tips for Improving Outdoor Portraits (pt1.)

1. Never select all of the focus points for portraits, focus on one.
     •When you pick the autofocus option that allows the camera to select focus points, you are doing your portraits a terrible disservice. This feature of a camera is usually designed to pick whatever is closest to the lens and focus there.

2. Always focus on the eyes.
     •The eyes are the windows to the soul, and should be the focal point of any good portrait. Not only are the eyes the most important part of a good portrait, but they are the sharpest element on the face and should be left that way
Image by Geomangio

3. Shoot wide open for shallow depth of field.
     •There are quite a few reasons to invest in a fast lens capable of wide aperture values; the most common is for shallow depth of field. Most fantastic natural light portraits are from wide aperture values and it is all because of the wonderful smooth background blur we call “bokeh”.

4. Never, ever, shoot a portrait at less than 50mm; try to stay at 70mm or higher.
     •The last thing you want to hear from a client is “Why does my head look swelled?” Any focal length below 70mm can distort your subject, however it doesn’t become very noticeable until you are below 50 MM. The compression effect of a telephoto lens will also increase the blur of bokeh.
5. Always shoot in RAW.
     •Raw is an unmodified compilation of your sensors data during the time of exposure. It is your digital negative. With RAW, you can make a vast range of edits before creating the JPG. RAW would have saved you by allowing you to fix the color before opening the image for retouching.
6. Always bring a gray card or a piece of a gray card for white balance.
     •Imagine a world where your photo shoot involved 4 locations and a total of 800 images, and all day the camera was set to Auto White Balance. That is 800 different white balance values, a post production nightmare. If, at each location, you have your subject hold the gray card on the first shot, you will save hours of work. Gray cards aren’t free. However, $5.95 US for a cardboard Kodak gray card is darn close.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Black and White Photography

Black and white photography is becoming more popular every year. Many people believe that the black and white photography is more unique than plan color pictures. Photographers believe that black and white photos make the scene or the portrait naturally beautiful, because it takes all the life (color) out of it. Some people use black and white photography for its uniqueness, but some even photo shop them to only show some color. When people edit the photos to only show some color, it makes the audience focus on those specific colors, which is usually the main part of the photo.