What is the best focal length for portrait photography? In other words, if you are using a zoom lens, what is the best zoom position for taking a picture of one or more persons? What’s different between a close-up and a full-length portrait? Answers to these questions will let us make more refined images of the people we love to photograph.
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One of the most common problems photographers face is taking pictures with both a very bright and a very dark part in the image. In these cases, we usually end up sacrificing the brightest or the darkest part, leading to disappointing results. There is a technique, however, which can work out this problem, and it is called High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).
When you are shooting a group of people, you should always make sure to have the necessary depth of field so that important details do not fall out of focus. This is not trivial to achieve. Therefore, you must pay particular attention when using telephoto lenses and when shooting particularly close to your subject, as both cases lead to a reduced depth of field. The same holds true for wide apertures, too.
Mastering color is an essential ability to any good photographer. To achieve proficiency, a basic knowledge of primary colors and complementary colors is required. We will define these fundamental concepts and teach how to exploit them in order to take better photographs.
Mastering colors in photography is an art only proficient photographers can boast. From a physics point of view, however, color is well known since the beginning of the 20th century. Starring in this brief physical explanation are: electromagnetic radiation, photons, wavelength and energy.
What happens when we select a certain ISO value in our digital camera? What is the best ISO setting for our particular camera? Can we change it light-heartedly or does it deserve a more careful consideration? Read on to learn how we can improve our photographs through the right selection of the ISO setting.
Beautiful subjects and technical ability are not enough to make a good picture. Photographers must properly compose the photo, too. Composition should be pleasing and harmonious; it should help driving the viewer’s eye through our picture as we desire.
Perspective is a part of geometry teaching how to render a three-dimensional figure on a two-dimensional surface, so that, looking at the representation, we have the same impression that we have with the real figure. Therefore, it is easy to see that perspective is very important in photography.