How to Photograph Wildlife | Digital Cameras

How to Photograph Wildlife | Digital Cameras


Another question we get at Popular Photography
Magazine is how to take great wildlife photographs. And obviously with great wildlife photographs
the key is great locations where there is great wildlife. You can always go to your local zoo and get
some great wildlife photographs there. If you’re gonna do that or if you’re going
to out to the Sahara or wherever, it’s important to be prepared. In both cases you’re gonna want have telephoto
lenses for two reasons. One, you’re gonna be pretty far away whether
you’re in the zoo or you’re in the African jungle but if you are actually out on safari
somewhere you’re gonna want to be far enough away that you’re gonna keep yourself out of
danger. Another thing that’s important to remember,
just from having talked to a lot of wildlife photographers, especially if you’re going
out into the natural world, it’s important to have a guide with you. Somebody who knows the ropes, somebody who’s
gonna know what’s safe and what’s not. Wildlife photography is really a waiting game
as well. If you talk to any National Geographic photographer
they’ll tell you that they might spend three months in the outdoors waiting for the perfect
shot of a butterfly landing on a flower and that’s really kind of the beauty of it is
it takes time and it takes commitment and it takes a lot of dedication and that’s what
makes it really fun. We recently did a big interview with a bird
photographer and he said the same exact thing, it’s the time out there, the time that you’re
not getting these great photographs that makes those photographs just so much more worth
while. Another important thing to remember with wildlife
photography is, you know, wild animals act very similarly to human beings. I think a great wildlife photo is a photograph
that humanizes these, you know, these beasts of the outdoors and kind of just gives them
this relatable quality and if you can capture that then you’re a pretty good wildlife photographer.

How to Use Digital Stop Motion | Digital Cameras

How to Use Digital Stop Motion | Digital Cameras


So one advantage of digital photography that
a lot of people overlook is the ability to make stopaction films with
your digital camera. Whereas
when shooting film, film is really expensive. You’re paying for each
frame. You can bang out a ton of digital photographs
and it doesn’t cost you anything. And the way that I did it was I mounted my
camera, a camera very similar to this, on a tripod. And this camera shoots somewhere around, we
shot it at somewhere around, five or six frames
per second, and it just has a really cool effect. And then afterwards, you pull all of those
images into a video editing program, something like
Final Cut Pro, and layer them all next to each other and set a length
of time for them each to appear, and you get a really cool, really
easy stop action film. So one important thing to remember if you’re
going to attempt to do a stopaction film is the camera needs to be
stabilized, whether it be on a tripod, on a table. You don’t want to be holding it because as
you hold down that shutter, if you’re moving it, it’s
going to look really wonky and it’s not going to have a good effect at
all. One of the reasons I really like stopaction
films, and I think they have a really humorous quality to them, is, generally
speaking, the entire frame is remaining still, but one thing, whether
it be a person or an object, is slowly moving throughout it in
intervals and it just has a really cool effect. And you can do things like make yourself look
like you are floating down a set of stairs and
other hilarious awesomely great ideas like that.

7 Tips about Shutter Speed | Digital Cameras

7 Tips about Shutter Speed | Digital Cameras


Other than aperture, other things that control
the final outcome of the exposure of your image are shutter speed and ISO. Shutter speed is a really simple concept and
really easy to break down. And I’m going to show you first on this camera
and then I’m going to write it out on the white board. So I got my camera here. I’m going to set it to exposure of 1/400th
of a second, which sounds like this. Real fast. But as I dial it down, and let’s say I go
down to a tenth of a second, it’s a lot slower. So on and so forth. Really just sort of common sense. To one half, one over one half a second. And then this is a full one second exposure. So if I was shooting something like a race
car race or a horse race, obviously an exposure like this, a shutter speed like this, isn’t
going to work. Kind of the rule of thumb is a 1/500th of
a second is generally the lowest you want to go when shooting sports or action. Shutter speeds are an equation. It’s always a one over something else. You know, so some really very basic shutter
speeds are 1/30th of a second, 1/60th, 1/120th, 1/250th, 1/500th. And again, these relate back into your F-stop. If you’re shooting something that’s fast,
you want a faster shutter speed. If you’re shooting something stationary, you
can use a slower shutter speed. Another thing you really need to keep in mind,
though is that human hands really can’t hold a camera steady at slower than about a 60th
of a second. So if you’re going down to a 30th, a 15th,
a tenth, you going to want to put your camera on a tripod. If you have enough light to work with and
you can get over a 60th, you should be okay. One really important factor to keep in mind
is every time you double the speed of your shutter, you’re letting half the light in. So to compensate, you’re going to have to
adjust either your aperture or your ISO to make sure you’re still getting the same amount
of light. That’s something we’ll touch on more in exposure
basics.

How to take your best portraits using window light – a beginners guide to digital photography

How to take your best portraits using window light – a beginners guide to digital photography


Hi Photographers! Welcome to Easy Camera Lessons. We’ve designed
these tips to help you with your everyday photography, for the things that you love
to photograph. Today we’re covering window light. Window
light is great, you can use it to photograph all sorts of things like food, or portraits,
or still life. The best thing about it, of course is that it’s free. Probably the first thing you should consider
when you’re shooting window light and the easiest way to start doing it, is to shoot
parallel to the window. So put the window parallel to your lens and shoot your subject
this way. Safest way for exposure, initially, is to shoot along the window. So if we were
in a place where there was a window in a wall, we’d go up against the wall and shoot along
the window that way. So by just using a free window that you have
in your house and shooting parallel to the window we can get this beautiful lighting
effect. You don’t need any kind of special window
to photograph with window light any window in your house will do, a small one, or a really
big one like we’ve got here. The light gets brighter the closer you are to the window.
It also gets a, sort of, little bit more harsh the closer you are to the window. The further
away, the softer the light. Now we’ll show you what we mean with Belinda,
as she moves closer to the window you can see the light gets quite strong on the side
of her face and then as she moves further away it gets soft. This is one thing to remember.
If you want the light to be soft move further away from the window. If you want it to be
quite contrasty then move closer to the window. But the main rule is brighter when you’re
closer and less bright when you’re far away. Next thing you want to remember with window
light, is that the angle that the light’s hitting your subject’s face, or your object
on the table, is going to really contribute to the mood of your photo. If the light is
really strong, hard, side light then it brings a lot of character to the face and it looks
really interesting, or to your objects, a lot of, kind of, contrast. But if it’s flat
it’s going to be nice and soft. So if it’s just the light is straight on to the subject
then your subject will be nice and soft and evenly lit. So you’re just going to choose
on what’s the best way to tell a story with your photo. Thanks so much for joining us today. We’re
really enjoying the conversation with photographers around the world. And we love seeing your
photos on Instagram. So just tag them #ECLwindowlight and we can see how you’re going with this
technique and other photographers can comment and like on your photos too. You can pop over to EasyCameraLessons.com
and read a blog about today that just goes through the all the points we’ve covered and
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Noealz Adobe Lightroom Photo Editing Live Stream

Noealz Adobe Lightroom Photo Editing Live Stream


Who’s here by the way Cross-promoting Twitter and Instagram Facebook We start soon Sit up here you’re working Since they people are waiting we should be screaming Okay But something’s wrong This weird Something wrong Yeah, if you guys got YouTube come to my YouTube channel because that’s where I’m streaming If you guys got you to come to my youtube channel because that’s where I mean The hosts are a few minutes you guys are you two completely Our traffic Very loud just waiting for more people to show up and then we’ll start the stream So we’re gonna edit some stuff Lots pictures to edit Can you see this well, there you go I’m just setting up the iPad so I can actually read the chat while I’m editing How many are in you right now, yeah, we got seven so far Setting up the iPad So right now many people actually show up to the live stream so it’s already See So yeah, you guys will go to my YouTube and join the livestream so I can read the chat Yeah, like I can’t edit pictures and read the chat at the same time unless I have Live room like room open and the iPad so I can you know doom at the same time Welcome Let’s see Okay good Got it working on All right, then yeah, well let’s get started you guys got some questions, uh asking oh no problem Yeah, I still use what’s called we now It’s okay I’m a Wynnum. Kinda guy. I Don’t I don’t know I use a lot I use a laptop, you know, so it’s just my computer screen and My iPad and my phone So I’m right now. I’m on my Iphone streaming on Instagram for people to find me on youtube and reading the chat on on my IPad but yeah, let’s just get started. So it’s been a while so we have a Bunch of pictures you can edit today. You got any career questions. Just let me know My first shot went viral We can check Actually I don’t remember when my first Pictures went viral, but I remember what my first Twitter went viral like actually viral not just a little bit June 30th I got nine hundred comments 779 74 thousand likes and no retweets and 115 thousand likes So, yeah, hey welcome What camera is best in low-light any camera I use my phone it doesn’t matter As long as you got city hands any cameras fine, you know Okay, I patterned off one second so this just look for a picture Well, I Was decently sized before voyage, you know so Even before voyage I had I was on other pages here in there So yesterday I was shooting with friends and Let’s see, which picture we can edit maybe this one I was really surprised by the art of visuals feature. Like I wasn’t expecting that So this is for the people watching on Instagram Go to my youtube channel, we’re doing a live stream. But anyways, here’s this photo of one of the friends I was shooting with yesterday and That’s ready first time I reduce the highlights, you know all the way I’m increase the shadow go away. I’m gonna increase the blacks all the way Anytime I increase the whites To something like that and I do this to increase the dynamic range So it kind of gives it like an HDR effect, you know. Oh Yeah, I remember now like 1k followers, I was really strange can I just blew up And then I removed 10,000 followers because most of them were inactive or never commenting or liking so yeah, I do that often But yeah, this is the original photo as you can see. It’s very dark Reduce the highlights Prince the shadows and blacks and this gives it a wider dynamic range, you know Curve like HDR, but it’s not So you can see pretty much everything in the picture If I was to a shot at normal Then you would have not been able to seen the colors in the neon cuz it’s too bright. So Ya still some people showing up so every now and that I just put out the Instagram stuff, you know Jim livestreams I don’t have anyone to hold it for me, you know, so it’s impossible Increase the contrast not all the way just some So, this is someone I met on Twitter yesterday so we were up shooting I Like giving their opinion so We’re gonna Decrease the saturation the analyst on three people would say inclusive actually decrease it and increase the vibrance That’s just like me though like you have to do that Yeah, I live pretty well And then I’m just gonna go to the shadows and kind of give the shadows a nice little tint anything that works but Going more towards proposed today Yeah, purple looks good This proof is actually kind of bothering me Well, the colors rolled up to you guys, you know, just uh, however you like it Just whatever looks good to you That looks good to me So there you go first picture down For anybody watching on Instagram find me on YouTube, you know Camera close the Instagram because I can’t keep looking at three screens at the same time. So Instagramers. See you later But yeah, you guys got questions just ask I’m always answering Right, there we go. So, let’s see what else you got Yeah, I took a lot of shots yesterday I shot this war with my Fuji Fuji x-pro – I’m actually making a new youtube video about my settings as you know cuz people are always asking and no one ever believes me when I tell them it’s mostly auto That’s where it’s out of focus a lot cos manual ends sometimes you make mistakes I Kind of like this one kind of It’s too bright you Know I do I work I have a regular job. You know, I just do photography like in the evening So I’m using a brush just gonna this front Pro was too bright, you know distracting the picture Yeah, I don’t want to have a job in photography full-time, you know Because then it will make me hate my my job. It will probably hit make me hate photography if I do that So I don’t want to do that Pictures too bright Right Well, this one’s a little bit too bright, but actually it’s just fine It’s just this too dark, but use I’m going to use the radio filter Something like that Make a little wider. There we go. That’s a little bit better Maybe a little bit of help living yet. Yeah. These Fuji files are so nice to work with, you know They give you so much leeway Well, we got 16 people now, that’s cool So I’m constantly checking my messages, you know Got closer stuff So, let’s start playing with color Kind of like that is saturated with a little bit of losing shadow speaking Not too much Brutus just enough, you know Oh, yeah Well, I don’t want to copy Liam long right so I don’t I don’t want to do that I want to do my own thing So, yeah, I Try to keep it to my stupid fresh. I try not to do anything. Somebody else does you know? stuff like that actually, I don’t like cropping but I’m gonna do that for this photo because I Wasn’t liking how there was too much space Hey, I don’t want to do anything anyone else does A feature where I edit other people’s photos, you know, that’s a good idea. I don’t mind doing that Yeah, we can do that sounds good Yeah, I’m liking this photo sis this pictures this sign is low dark is distracting me so Something like that, you know What do you think simple to the point It’s a nice easy to edit photo Yeah, like you know when you read with it before like They say I just lower the temperature and the increase of saturation. It’s different I just I don’t even touch the temperature and I lower the saturations Crazy talk man. Oh Yeah, I forgot to export these pictures because uh, we’re gonna put them on Twitter later If you guys ever wondered about my export settings highest quality JPEG That’s it Yeah, I don’t know people overcomplicate everything I do like they look at my pictures and they think I’m doing some kind of crazy shit, you know, but I’m just I’m not and just Just do it Let’s see what else we got. So these are all shot yesterday on Fuji and I’m actually gonna Do a recom tutorial on my settings Yeah, just gotta edit it I’ll put it out later Yeah, it’s like right here Oh, it’s just a what I want to say random people, you know, it’s like it’s a brand for a new friend yeah, just someone I talked to on Twitter like They messaged me not at all. You’re in Seoul and like yeah, I’m like, alright, I’m gonna go shoot today You want to go shoot, right? Sure I’m kind of like that. Oh, I reached 15 K. That’s nice Anyways Where was I? Yeah, well let’s just look for photos of Things I can edit We can make a nyan cat Yeah, let’s make this a cyberpunk cat, you know like something crazy There you go We got a sort of punk nyan cat dude right there it is probably the best picture I’ve taken I don’t know There you go something for the Twitter’s they love cats they love neon I’m not done. That’s uh There you go, actually I didn’t do anything I Don’t know I guess it’s fine It’s just a joke, you know, some people take it seriously Yeah, but you know these files look so dark, I’m shooting Ross or you can just bring everything back See That’s why I tell people like Shoot raw so you can do this kind of thing. You can’t do this. You’re not you’re not cheating wrong You’re shooting JPEG. There’s no way you’re bringing all this back Yeah, like I have Photoshop but I never really use it I use it in landscape pictures, but not really these kind of photos I Like this one But I hate his clothes. I feel like it ruins the picture, you know How do you fix screen for luminance Increase it. That’s all it’s noise reduction right here But yeah, I like my pictures there are a lot of contrast Just gonna play with shadows and everything But yeah, this shirt is really bothering me But everything else looks good, so maybe oh, maybe we’ll find a different photo I like when people wear ugly clothes on our pictures I’m very thinking about that Yeah sometime but it doesn’t really matter to be honest just I Mostly just used that for landscapes but sometimes I just do it on my street photos, but It doesn’t matter too much Yeah, this one’s better Oh, you finally made it to my light stream welcome, yeah Let’s see, I got a Play around increase the dynamic range fix Correct. Looks cool a bit crooked. Actually, it’s not crooked. He just looks crooked because Because of the way these balloons are Oh, I didn’t even practice or as you know I was gonna reset it now. I’m there we go Yeah, 75 1.5 a thing is just a something I do for my landscape pictures, but it works so Sometimes it is therefore speak, but does it really matter? It’s not really not really important Hmm I’m looking at this not sure How I feel about it something out of yet Yeah, there’s your noise reduction right there so yeah 71.5 10:30 It’s just something I picked up doing landscapes and I just do it for my street sometimes but it’s not really something crazy enough Yeah, it works fine without it just just to have it I have I Do my vignette yeah Something small So we have a lot of yellows and we have a lot of blues Maybe some greens. I’m gonna refer to the coloring is a tool you guys should use it’s got cooler color It’s just sharpener settings so I Like to use this three to look at my colors like which colors I want to use next Like my picture there’s a lot of blues and yellows and maybe a little bit of orange so I just go over here and Just look at which shades work with my picture, you know So I guess there’s a little bit of green yeah that the green is there is fine Just something to know Yeah, don’t worry about these settings they’re not really important, you know, it’s just Just something I do doesn’t really do that much to be honest Yeah Yeah, I kind of like this one so yeah just play around with colors, you know, what do you like What do you like? Don’t worry what I would do just What would you do? What looks best to you, you know And this extract cool to me I like it But I want more left shadow Now I guess that’s fine increased exposure little Maybe just like point one Actually, this is one of those times where I’m not really happy with the way it’s looking Yeah, because there isn’t that much of a difference, you know, it’s it’s a poor landscape pictures it’s not really forestry So stop worrying about sittings worry more about the photo it’s what I always say Like see this is one of those times I’ll play with the curtatone curve because I can’t really get the look, I want out of the sliders and This is where I wanna I wanted a little bit less shadow and more contrast but not so dark Yeah, so actually I don’t like to read so much much change a little bit Nevermind we’ll keep the reds and Blues something like this greens Something like this Yes, so yeah, I kind of like this much more I like his hair though, it’s very mushroom I’m very like I said, I’m very picky. Like if people were something ugly out. I just won’t use the picture or It has a mushroom cut It’s okay the grow house it not the guy though So Let’s see Yeah, if you’re free to a stuff like our last room sometimes a little brutal with my answer is but Trying to get the point across Yeah, this one picture uneven have to worry that much just a Paris preschool I like to know What the new year I’m just playing around Yeah, like I any afterward this picture it’s like it’s done by itself Yeah, I think that’s pretty cool I don’t like the wisent back, but maybe we can change that Or maybe not Yeah, this pictures done Actually Maybe Maybe we can use like this colors change. What is it? It’s complementary Something like this, we got a lot of red we can use some green to make it pop So Let’s see If we can do that, that’s my little bit This one sometime I use the brush, you know Change the temperature in the back any kind of green snake its water Just like that, you know lower the temperature Give it a nice kind of greenish tone The subject Mm. I guess I don’t know I don’t really pay attention to that kind of stuff so much To me teach you the environment. No, I care more about the environment and the people’s but I better look cooler here Let’s see you here, Eugene Always a pleasure Yeah, I guess we can use a little bit of color here – just just a little bit not too much nothing crazy, you know So, yeah Here’s the photo and here’s the settings I Generally touch anything but that’s fine. No Yeah sometimes Oh, yeah, let’s do that thing. Let’s see if you can see a difference Mg wants my pie Yeah, you can’t see much of a difference, it’s just something I do, you know Just a hat I’ll have it for my landscape picture I do it here and there You got a couple here Yeah, I think I like this one Focus is not the greatest why it’s fine We got a lot of lines so we want to make sure they’re kind of straight Yeah, well I hope you guys are learning something, you know like I Hope you get something out of my tutorials. It’s not even much more tutorial. It’s just This what I do and Hope you find a useful There we go, I Would like this to be a little bit more yellow though or blue So, what do you think yellow or blue or white actually this is pretty cool I like this Yes, this is right, I like that Maybe not so much contrast this time sister Actually this picture looks nice with less contrast I think Oh and usually I decrease the clarity but I think this time will increase fairly Yeah, like I say, yeah when you play with it with When you play with this stuff just Just play with it. You know, you don’t have to do the same thing every time just Mess around with the picture you get different results There we go Easy Me too Yeah, this looks good like something like this, you know, it’s got a little bit of blues crazy Kauai No, not really, in fact last year we got almost no snow It’s got a sad actually was fine Yeah, this looks good I like this I really like this lens because It’s an old film lens that I like to use but it gives it kind of a soft kind of glow and stuff you can’t do that with like norm or anything it just This is dong the moon history and culture park Isn’t our pics right too But it was really hard because there’s like so many people The lens so Super tech Kumar 51.4 But it’s any you use any lens, you know, it’s just this just no dance Because it’s cheap Oh, yeah, you guys have a facebook like be sure like my page stuff Yep anyways Back to what we were looking for Yeah, like I like this I like the sign I like these Let’s see what we can do Like I said, it’s all about playing around Today with the picture to get what you want There is no one way of doing things Red and green Maybe change my ribs I just play around with the cutters There’s no one way to do things, right so that’s why I always try to get people to understand like there’s no one way of doing anything just keep going all Right, thanks, man. See you around have a good one Yeah, it’s kinda cool Something like this, you know, maybe make the heroes pop more it’s not that much more Maybe needs a little bit more purple Yeah pictures up to you So you guys have any more questions feel free to ask Here’s picture of the panelists I thought these are pretty cool Yeah This is why you should shoot wrong Yeah, let’s I think we should probably just everyone these think this one’s better Maybe not like this though Just like that Without that Play around There is no one way of doing stuff right and just What looks good to you Really iPad closed up so Is a Hong Kong video coming out eventually Someday just I Need time I need lots of time Yeah, I kind of like that That’s too much a little bit tense, but I don’t like to sign Yeah, something like that Well, to be honest, I never pay attention to things like noise or green so Arius use noise reduction Or you could just not care like me it’s up to you Yeah, like Sometimes I think the only people who care about like corners and noise and beheading is Imported it Or beginner photographers, I Mean it matters if you’re a professional magazine, but When you’re just Posting like on Instagram like it doesn’t really matter Yeah, man, I I don’t sugarcoat things I get right to the point, you know, just I Don’t really matter. I mean, let’s see Okay, I should pretty much everything is Automatic so the camera decides everything Is not a phone. It’s like a Two point angel. Yeah the camera side the settings but in this picture it shows iso 200 so it’s fine Oh, it’s talking about the noise like let me give you an example Let’s look at a dark area right now, it looks fine, but whenever you change the exposure Actually, that’s not a good example it still looks good to me. Okay, let’s uh, How do we do this Yeah, okay this is ring Sometimes When you increase the exposure the picture looks like this And like Like I don’t care but you know reddit cares Anyways, that’s what we’re talking about But this, excuse me, I like I like the way this looks You shouldn’t worry about the reddit’s they’re bunch of noobs Here we go, but I want the yellows to that’d be real puppy Like that yeah, it’s good Yeah But don’t worry. I got a night video coming out. I shot it yesterday with my friend where I talked about the settings Which is nothing new it I always tell people should automatic. So they never believe me. So I made a video about it Yeah, because they Once I found myself on reddit like they were talking about my photos And they’re like, how does he do it? And he’s like, oh, he uses HDR or a tripod or blah I don’t do that. Just I just shoot Why do they have to complicate so much? It just just shoots so I was still people You generally don’t shoot any faster than 1/100 really Oh, yeah, you’re right Well, if you’re talking about street photography at night, you don’t really go faster than 1/100 But date time is different Daytime anything goes Yeah, I think I already know which color I’m gonna use here Hey Eugene, you know this website right cooler color Would I go with the green here I feel like blue would work much better Something like this would work nice but I don’t worry about the reddit’s there bunch of noobs Maybe Greenwood worth Let’s see Yeah, I could work I like the way this one’s going down, you know Yeah, the Fuji files are so necessarily in thinking in noise-reduction doesn’t Yeah, that’s why I love food, you know Could recover something that helps you find pleasing color combinations I like the Turks, but not too dark. But I also don’t like there’s too much shadow. So But it’s still two contrasting from I want a different kind of contrasts A different kind of love, you know Yeah, I like this, you know, I’m just gonna We got some nice blues some greens and some Reds just like this well, it’s more like oranges but Bru’s reason Reds It works this commendation works Are you guys still there? No one’s talking a little bit of help They A man you have a good one Still too much contrast though. I like it though I like the way this looks Although I prefer the orange be more red though Something like that Like I want this Sun is too Saturated but this one’s not saturate. No, so I’m just going to add some saturation in there I like that I like this photo is very cool So, yeah, like go ahead and ask some questions you guys are really quite state I am surprised There we go So it is pretty well done I Think we can do like one more picture and then we’ll call it quits Yeah, it’s not bad it’s I like it Well, there’s another picture actually yesterday I was shooting in the rain Okay We can edit an infrared we entered an infrared photo Although to be honest, there is nothing much to edit kind of looks a sin without learning And we’re done that was easy I want to look at the pictures. I shot yesterday because it was Iranian stuff. Well this one picture I haven’t put up I shot this one for a magazine. You can see the clothes You can see there’s a lot of noise in this room Since we’re talking about noise Increase the reductions see now you see difference I like this one. I wish I could put it up but I can I think I can I ask for something It’s a nice photo Yeah, I want to yeah here they are I shot these the other night the rain I Haven’t got trouble. Oh Yeah, I got work. I shoot for magazines a lot It’s kind of it’s what I do at night, you know But I don’t always show it because since it’s paid work it’s like It’s for them, you know for them to post if they want it was probably good on my portfolio I like this place You saw it on my Instagram Although I didn’t post this one Because I posted here the one but I like this one a lot To be honest, I don’t know I’ve been a photographer since 2011, you know mostly landscapes and time-lapse and I work for all kinds of magazines and stuff. So it’s really hard for me to remember. I Think my first commercial shoot was actually like an event Like there was a Like a big festival or a company or something and they needed someone so they asked me I Think I don’t remember So, let’s see we can find something to add it all This was really cool So you can see the noise here this is noise See the screen But I don’t really worry about it Just edit Do you man have a good one? Enjoy It is really focused sure enough, not bad not bad I just decrease car just a little bit Yeah, I think I’m gonna start putting RAW files in the description so like if I make a tutorial people will have the power to work with I Don’t know. It’s what somebody said I should do and one of the comments last time it seems like a good idea There’s one of those times I think blue looks really nice, right We have read and we have blues guess Green would be better but let’s see Something like that Yeah, I just play around now we’re down to six people then it’s too bad Kind of like this I like the way different What do you think Eugene I like this All right, well Everyone’s leaving. So maybe I’ll call it quits around here Just do the finishing touches to this photo And we call it even Yeah, like Not really. I don’t know if I really like this color, but I Did think I should bring out the signs a little bit more Make a loop top top just a bit. That’s much lower enough Just something’s wrong I like this violent Yeah, I like that Oh Nothing All right, this looks a pretty tight, I like it it’s nice to see y’all here and Yeah this I think I’m gonna do this like two days from now at a different time because I have a no work on Tuesday So I can edit. Maybe there will be more people on So yeah, have a good one now. See you around. Bye

White Balance / Degrees Kelvin – Photography Tutorial with Mike Browne

White Balance / Degrees Kelvin – Photography Tutorial with Mike Browne


The colour of light is changing around us all the time, from the reds of sunrise and sunset through to direct sunlight which tends
to be yellowy, on a day like today when it’s a bit overcast we’ve got blue light because the
sunlight being filtered through blue grey clouds, hence getting a bluey colour cast. These shifting colours are measured in degrees kelvin, which strangely is a measure of temperature not color. It was invented by a chap called William kelvin in the nineteenth century, who set the original absolute zero at minus two hundred and
seventy three degrees centigrade but how does all this relate to photography? She nearly cooked yet? Nearly couple more pumps have you ever noticed when you heat up a piece of steel it changes colour? it’s what jezz is doing right now Look at that it’s glowing white hot, that’s about nine or ten thousand degrees kelvin, the kind of color you get in the middle of the day through the clouds, as it’s cooling you get sort of sunlight, a yellowy colour and as it cools further we’re going into oranges. Either end of the day you have sunrise and sunset, when the degrees kelvin fall to around three thousand or so. I think it’s brilliant that something as traditional as a black smith’s thought has been taken and blended in with digital
photography. So why does all this hot metal, degrees kelvin colour balance stuff matter? this piece of white paper on a day like today, we’ve got cloudy sky and we’re in shade therefore this isn’t actually a piece of white paper because the light that’s landing on it is a bit of a blue color. however we still see it as white because our brains colour correct it, same sort of thing indoors if you’ve got
this white piece of paper in your living room under a tumpston lamp it’ll be yellow. But our brains still see white, you cannot trust your eyes with this
stuff because they always colour correct everything for you. if you’ve taken a picture in your living
room and the flash hasn’t gone off chances are it’s gone yellow hasn’t it. In your camera you’ve got white balance settings mine are accessed through this little button here. Look at manual, yours may not quite be the same as mine, so we have an auto setting, Ba What that is is the camera will automatically choose what it thinks is the appropriate white balance for where you are, I don’t recommend you use it all the time. They’re not bad, but they’re never that accurate, they’re can be confusion so I suggest you set it yourself. If I flick across we’ve got a picture o a little light bulb, it’s for your living room that will make your picture really blue if you use it anywhere other than in tungston light. the reason is the yellow tungsten light
needs to be counter acted to counteract it, it has to add the
opposite colour, blue. So if you’re shooting in a living room use the tungston setting, your pictures will be the right colour but for goodness sake
remember to put it back because if you don’t and you take a picture down here
in the woods what you’ll end up with is a very very blue looking picture. Now moving on across, there are fluorescent settings, different colour fluorescent so it’s well worth your while to do a little bit of a test if you’re shooting under fluorescent. there’s a picture of the sun that is for
sunshine if you’re shooting someone in sunlight or even a scene, a landscape but this is about the scene not about you. If you’re standing in the sunshine but
your subject is in, you need the shady white balance, use the sunny one when your subject is lit by sunshine. You’ve got a little folk of lightening that’s for flash, that’s colour balance to work with flash. there’s a little picture of a cloud, doesn’t take a genius to work out that’s for a cloudy day your subject
is a lit under the clouds in shade little picture of a house with a shadow next to it and lastly you’ve got kelvin presets, well on this camera you have. i can choose how many degrees kelvin i
want the color temperature to be, low degrees kelvin is a red color high
degrees kelvin is a kind of cold blue white colour. daylight is reckoned to be around six
thousand five hundred degrees kelvin so now you know all about white balance
and why you need to set it yourself if you enjoyed fiddling around in the
computer you could color correct stuff yourself there but I don’t know about you i prefer being out here and taking pictures so use your white balance for perfectly coloured pictures every time.

What Is Pixel Resolution? | Digital Cameras

What Is Pixel Resolution? | Digital Cameras


All digital images have a certain resolution
that the camera will save the photograph at. It’s the important thing to remember if want
to make your photograph bigger, if you want to blow it up. A camera like this, a high-end DSLR, the pixel
resolution is going to be somewhere around 7,000 pixels by 5,000 pixels. Keep in mind the majority of the internet
is about between 800 and 1,000 pixels wide for most images. So, 7,000 by 5,000 is a lot of detail to work
with. But again, you have to remember that photographers
are using this for magazines, billboards, and things like that because they need that
pixel resolution. Something, for instance, like an iPhone, which
I have right here, is going to have a pixel resolution closer to 2,500 pixels by 2,000
pixels. The reason for that is the sensor in this
camera is much, much smaller and has much less resolving power than the sensor in this
camera. Resolving power just relates to the actual
resolution that you can pull out of an image. Again, if you’re only posting your photos
on the web, you’re not going to need to worry about resolution so much. If you want to get them printed large, it’s
important to remember that you need to be using a camera that is going to have enough
resolution to allow you to do that, and an iPhone might not be your best choice. That’s just some basics about pixel resolution.

8 Aperture Tips | Digital Cameras

8 Aperture Tips | Digital Cameras


Within every single lens, whether it be a
DSLR lens or a point and shoot lens, like the one on this camera, there is something
that is called an aperture. Now what the aperture is, is essentially a
circle that controls how much light comes through the glass and passes through into
the sensor behind. I am going to draw exactly what that aperture
looks like, just to give you a basic idea. This is the bottom portion of your lens. Generally they are made up of blades. It would look something like this. The light is going to pass through this circular
area here, so you can control that area to control your exposure, essentially. Maximum aperture is how open that space can
get. Lenses like this, higher end lenses, will
have that space be able to open very, very wide. That means that more light will be able to
come in. What exactly happen though, when you open
that up or close it down to a tiny little hole? Well, I will show you. Let’s just say, for argument’s sake, this
is about the equivalent of an aperture of f2.8, which is fairly open, and this is equivalent
of an aperture that’s f16. Keep in mind that this is the center hole
that is letting light into your sensor. At f2.8 you’re going to be able to get a much
faster shutter speed than f16, just because the amount of light coming in is much higher,
however, what that affects is something called depth of field. Depth of field is a really simple concept. When your aperture is very open, maxed out,
letting the most light in, you are going to have a very shallow depth of field. What shallow depth of field means, is literally,
whatever you are focused on, whatever point in the frame you are focused on, everything
beyond that point, or in front of that point is going to fall out of focus, and you’re
going to isolate that one subject. Now this works really well on some photos,
and it doesn’t for others, so that’s something to keep in mind. For example, if I’m taking a picture, say
that there is a guy standing here, there is a tree behind him, maybe there is fire hydrant
right here, and a bird flying right there. If I’m shooting from right here with my camera,
and I have it at f2.8, only this guy is going to be in focus, however if I make my f stop,
my aperture, smaller, I can get everything in the frame into focus, within reason. So again, if you’re shooting something, let’s
say, like a basketball game, you may want a somewhat shallow depth of field so that
you can isolate the players in the frame, and the crowd kind of falls out of focus. Say you are shooting something like a landscape. You’re going to want to have those things
in the frame in focus. In fact, probably the world’s most famous
photographer, Ansel Adams, was known to shoot at f64. He even had a crew of his homeys, who were
all these photo buddies that shot these brilliant landscapes, and they are called the f64 club,
meaning that they would only shoot with lenses stopped all the way down to f64, which is
basically a pin sized opening in your lens. The reason that they did this was because
all of their photographs, or most of them, were tripod mounted, and they were are these
gigantic landscapes; and he and his cohorts wanted everything in that landscape to be
perfectly sharp and in focus. The nice thing about lenses that open up really
wide and have a really good maximum aperture like f1.8 or f1.4, or f2, or f2.8, is that
you can do a lot better in low light. Obviously, you are going to sacrifice depth
of field, and you are going to have a shallow depth of field in low light, but you will
be able to shoot much better. Now if I was going to a concert and I was
going to shoot in f64 inside the venue, I would be totally out of luck. With a lens like this, if I had it stopped
onto f1.8, I’d have a much easier time. The reason I would have a much easier time
is simply because there is more light being allowed into the lens. Because it is a low light environment, you
want to maximize that amount of light to keep your shutter speed fast enough that your subject
isn’t blurry. So these are the basics and some tips just
to help you wrap your head around this whole idea of aperture.

How to make stuff FLOAT in your photos!

How to make stuff FLOAT in your photos!


– What’s up everybody? Today we’re talking
about how to make objects look like they’re floating, and no Hogwarts required. That’s a terrible joke, it
sounded better when I… Yeah, intro. (exciting energetic music) Okay, there’s a few ways to do this. There’s a really easy way,
you just take like 200 photos until you get the one you like, or if you’re in a studio,
or a house, your apartment, your loft, your flat, your
school, your kitchen, whatever, there’s a couple things you
can buy to make it easier, tape, fishing line,
command hooks, bathtub rod. So what do you do with all these objects? Essentially we’re trying to make an object look like it’s floating. Like I said earlier, you
can literally toss it up a bunch of times, and with
a camera that has really fast shudder, you can
just snap that photo until you’re happy with what you get. Sometimes that’s what I do. If I’m outside and I have
no where to hang something, I’ll just throw it up in the air 200 times until I get one that I like, done. A bit time consuming. Now for those of us who
wanna put a little more time into it and control the atmosphere and the overall outlook of the photo, you can hang it. And then you go into Photoshop
after and you, whoop, Photoshop out that fishing line. Okay, if you don’t have
anywhere to hang something, use the bathtub rod, extend it, stick it between two walls,
stick it between a door frame, stick it between whatever,
something so that you have an anchor point to tie and
hang some fishing line. If you don’t wanna do the bathtub rod, you can buy these command hooks. Just grab some fishing
line, thread it through that command hook, put
that sticky tab on it, stick it to the ceiling,
stick it to your doorframe. Pull on it, just to make
sure it’s tight, good to go. Let’s just say because
I’m obsessed with coffee, we’re gonna float, you
guessed it, a coffee mug. Tie the fishing line to the mug, make sure it’s not gonna fall. Add a little bit of coffee
to that mug for realism, because hey, details matter, and we’re all about details here. And just make sure it
hangs and doesn’t fall. Stand in front of it, take a photo, you can do that with the self timer, or you can do it with a remote. A remote’s nice and easy
because you can wait until that object spins to the right angle, and then just snap a
photo with your remote, you’re good to go. Your object is now floating,
boom, no dark arts required! Still not funny, is it? Okay, we’re almost there. Can’t post the photo yet
because it look stupid with that fishing line visible, unless that’s what you’re into and you think that’s cool, then you know, art is subjective, have at it. We’re gonna get rid of that fishing line. (light snapping) I’m gonna show you guys how. Okay everybody, you’re
gonna pull those images into light room, pick the one you like, so let’s cycle through a few of these. Check out our options. That’s a pretty cool
one, I five star that. Hit number five on your keyboard. That’s a cool one, I dig that one. Five star that on my keyboard. I think this one looks pretty cool, that might be my favorite. So you know what, I’ll
change these back to four because this one’s my favorite. Ah, that one’s pretty cool too, boom. I like these too, so we’re
gonna work with those. So come in here, do your
quick color correction, pump the exposure up a little bit, let’s bring those highlights
down, a little more black, higher on the whites, that clarity. Look at that clarity. So from zero, you slide that up, see the contrast that brings
in, that’s pretty cool. Let’s do a little bit of that. This is looking pretty good, okay. So after you have done your
edits on this that you like, you can go to the next
photo in light room, and hit previous, and it
will do all the same edits to that photo. So now we’ve got both
of these that we like. Let’s highlight both of
those and export them into our folder, hit desktop,
make stuff float, boom. Choose and export. Okay, so now we gotta hop
into Photoshop and piece out that fishing line, unless like I said, you
wanna keep that in there. But we’re gonna get rid of it. Super easy, don’t freak out. I know people are probably like… (loud gasping) I’ve never used, like I don’t… Way easier than you think. You’re gonna be like, oh my god, what else can I get rid of in photos. This is a big tip, you’re gonna love this. Okay, so now we’re in Photoshop, we’re gonna grab our two photos. Let’s start with… Let’s start with this
one, that’s a good one. Drag that into Photoshop
and boop, here we are. This is what’s cool
about the band aid tool. You’re gonna come over here,
spot healing brush, band aid. For those of you who have never done this, I’m about to blow your
mind, check this out. Grab the spot healing band aid tool, it’s this one right here. Click on this, hold it down,
drag all the way down to here, let go, oh my goodness,
that fishing line is gone. So all ready, it’s looking pretty cool. We just gotta get rid of the
rest of the fishing line. So we’re gonna do it in stages. Sometimes it can get
tricky, like for example, see this area right here? And I’ll get the brush
tool so you guys can see. This area right here,
it’s a little harder to do because we’ve got the
difference of contrast between the wall and my shirt. This is a horrible mess. But we can still do that. We’re just gonna make the
brush size a little bigger. Make the brush size
right about there, gone. Just like that, it’s gone. It’s magic, I don’t know
how else to explain it. That is pure magic, you
literally click on something, it’s gone. It’s amazing, it blows my mind. I love using Photoshop. So we gotta get rid of the rest of this. One thing to point out,
don’t get ahead of yourself. You don’t wanna get rid of the
whole fishing line at once, because if you do that, look at this. (light whistling) (man grunting) What just happened? A little bit too much to process there. We gotta go bit by bit. Now when we get to the wall,
we’re gonna bring that brush size down a little bit, and we’re gonna go little by little. We don’t need to go overkill and do a ton. Just a little bit at a time. Don’t do the whole thing at once, it’s not gonna look as
good as you think it will. Don’t get excited, I know it’s easy. Okay, so we got that out of the way. Come up here, a little bit at a time. Baby steps people, baby steps. Oh, look at this, look at that. We are painting away the past
to make way for the future. I don’t know what that means. Just get in here with the shadow. Whoop, okay, that fishing
line, ladies and gentlemen, is just about completely gone. We get that little knot on the
end of the cup to get rid of. Not to worry, a little bit
at a time, paint that away. It’s so easy when black is the
background too, by the way. Let’s just get rid of that to here. Boom, boom, we’re just clicking. We’re doing baby steps, folks. Just a little bit, a
little bit, a little bit. (soft peaceful music) A little bit more. Look at that, that’s the most
insane thing I’ve ever seen. Now you have a floating cup
and no explanation for it. Now I’ll add some more creative edits, we’re gonna get into
this in another tutorial, but we’ll dress up the
photo a little more. Fast forward here so you can see it. Okay, remember that lens
distortion app I told you guys to download in order to
take better iPhone photos? You can use the same
thing on your desktop. You go through, you find
the lens distortions, you pick a light hit, anything you want. I like this light hit 30,
you drag it into Photoshop. You zoom out, you make it
the size that you want. You hit Enter, you come down,
you hit that Play button, and boom, beautiful light hit. The windows on the left side here. So we’re gonna have that
coming in from the left, because it doesn’t make sense if it’s coming in from the right. So we’re coming in from the left here, nice little light flare, it looks dope. Let’s bring that in a little bit more. Perfect, pump that
saturation a little bit more, that contrast. Ooh wee, that’s looking moody. F to preview, F to preview again. Command plus to make that
full screen and look at that. That’s pretty cool. And all we used was some
fishing line, a command hook, and a couple quick edits in Photoshop. You post that online and
people are gonna be like, wait, what? You can throw it up a bunch of times, but if you’ve got coffee in
a mug and you’re throwing that in the air to get a photo, you know what, tag me in
that, I’d love to see it. We got the before, with
that big line there. And then we’ve got the after. How cool is that? How cool is that? Before, zip! It’s magic. Before, zip! I can do that all day. Look at that, woo! Not too bad, you guys just
learned a new skill today. I wanna see stuff floating, tag me! So there you have it, you can now float objects in your photos. Get creative with this,
maybe you’re doing engagement shoots for a couple, you
can float both the rings with both of their hands,
that’s a good idea. You’re welcome. Coffee connoisseur? Float a coffee mug, float a deck of cards, that seems to be a recurring theme. Float anything you want. You can actually go to
Walmart and buy command hooks that can hold up to 20 pounds. So maybe a cool idea is
taking a portrait of somebody and having them float that
very portrait in a frame, in the photo, that’s cool. All right, that’s it for me today. If you like this video,
hit that Like button, share it, whatever you want, comment. What are you gonna float? See you guys in the next tutorial, peace! You guys ever notice I do this a lot? I talk with my hands a lot. I feel like it would be so weird
if I just stood there like, we’re gonna talk about
floating objects today. You can float a coffee mug. (man grunting) Can’t do it. (soft exciting music)

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