New book

Photo Nuts and Post is the third installation in the Photo Nuts series and it just launched!
Written by professional photographer, Neil Creek, it gives you the tools you need to make processing work for you. Even if you have experience in editing, you can always learn new tricks.
To celebrate, they are offering 33% off if you buy today -Click here to read more!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lighting The Shot

It's that time for another fantastic ebook! 


When it comes to shooting stunning portraits, it's all about the lighting. the lighting is the  X factor in making your pictures pop.
For 25 years world-renowned Portrait Photographer Gina Milicia has used lighting techniques to create portraits with true richness and soul.
In her follow up to Portraits: Making the Shot , she shares all her lighting know-how so you can start taking portraits like a pro.

About the Author, Gina Milicia

Gina has been a professional photographer for more than 25 years.
She has photographed some of the world’s most powerful and famous people including royalty and heads of state, billionaires and a-list celebrities and been on location in some of the world’s most exotic places.
Gina is the master of capturing that ‘magical moment’ both in studio and on location.

In this eBook Gina shares her extensive knowledge and experience in an easy-to-follow way to help you fast-track your journey to capturing beautiful portraits.
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Is Portrait Lighting eBook for You?

Yes, if you:
  • want to communicate emotion more powerfully through every portrait
  • want to better harness the potential of light in your photos
  • want to learn the techniques pros use to capture stunning portrait photography
  • want to understand the right gear you’ll need to light up your shots

Ready to give your portraits that extra pop?

Order Portraits: Lighting The Shot and you’ll be able to instantly download the book.  It’s fully guaranteed for 2 months and you can either use PayPal or your Credit Card.

Buy the eBook for $19.99 above, or bundle Gina's 3 eBooks for $39.99  here..





Abstract Photography - Has photography come of age?

“Never have I found the limits of the photographic potential. Every horizon, upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance. Always, I am on the threshold.” -W. Eugene Smith"

The invention of the camera liberated painting from its reportage role. Gone was the need to produce a likeness, detail the events of the story, painting was free to express emotions. True what had gone before contained an emotional content but now painting could experiment and through imaginative interpretation allow the emotional content to predominate.

 Freed from this constraint the painter was able to create a new language and explore the motivations of their art. As the 19th century evolved and throughout the 20th century painters from the impressionists through the cubists and expressionists to the minimalists could to use colour, line and form to go straight to the emotional content of their work. The representational aspect of the work become coincidental and was pushed to the point that it became akin to lying on the grass making shapes out of clouds.

Enjoyable as it may be it is secondary to the nature of clouds. The introduction of the digital darkroom has given this freedom to photographers. The range of tools to fix and enhance the camera’s capture when pushed to its extremes produces a range of fascinating effects. When added to the filters built into the better software, images can be produced that any comparison to the original photograph is purely coincidental. As photographers explore these tools and incorporate them into their photographs so their visual language will grow. The revolution of the medium with the development from black and white into color is taking its next step.


Now with the digital darkroom’s ever growing range of tools the only limitation is the photographer’s imagination. With the use of these tools, the skilled photographic artist can take the pop song and create, in visual terms, the lyric beauty of a baroque symphony or the down town jive of a jazz variation without a tree or a high rise in sight. Just the light captured by the camera and fine tuned into something completely different, something new that comes from the photographer. The photographer has been liberated like the painter before them by technology.

 Now photographs can explore the full range of human experience including those they have no words to express. Large statements will be accessible by the photographer not only in physical terms. Although like their painter counterparts, through an additional feature of the technology, the large canvas is becoming the order of the day. That this canvas can express feelings rather than just illustrate them denotes that the photography has become an adult in the arts.

Monday, January 27, 2014

How to Buy the Right Digital Camera


Finding the right digital camera can be a hard decision for you to make because there are so many different types, brands, styles, and sizes available on the digital camera market today. This article is going to show you the specific things you should consider when purchasing a digital camera.


Budget


The first thing that must be done is to budget the amount of money you are willing to spend on a digital camera and stick to it. Doing so will allow you to shoot directly for the cameras that are in that price range or lower. A digital camera can come with so many different, attractive features that it is easy to be lured into something you simply cannot afford.




What direction will you go?


Another key aspect in choosing the right digital camera for you is to consider how you intend to use the camera. This is important because a digital camera can snap pictures at different speeds. If you simply intend to take pictures of your family and friends, this may not have much bearing for you. However, if you intend to take photographs of moving objects, you will need a camera that will snap a picture at a higher speed.


Memory


Next, consider the memory of the digital camera and how often you will use it. These two combined should not be taken lightly. If you are simply going to use the camera every now and again, a smaller digital camera will be suitable. However, if you will use it often and maybe even professionally, you will need a camera that can carry a large number of photographs at one time.


Expert level


Consider your experience in using cameras. If you are a beginning photographer choose a digital camera that is uncomplicated and easy to use. You will also need to consider the lenses. Are they appropriate for both close up and distance shots or will you need a separate lens for either one?


Lens


Choosing to purchase the separate lens is of course a personal decision, based upon how you intend to use the camera.


Help


While considering these aspects, use the power of the internet and conduct online research. This will allow you to check out different brands and styles, making your decision a little easier. However, it is recommended that you actually visit the store and actually hold and inspect the digital camera. This will ensure that you are getting a digital camera that is just right for you.


Comfort level


It comes down to choosing a  camera that you are comfortable with because you will probably have it for awhile until you switch to a newer more expensive model. Choose one that you are happy with and will work well for your needs.

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