Waterfalls and snow. Both white until you try to take an image of them using the in camera metering system. While they are darn good they can lie about the exposure needed. It’s not their fault. It’s how they are built. They are highly attached to 18% grey. Why? White Balance! With all that light coming in off of white snow the software has no choice but to underexpose the … [Read more...] about Getting it White in Camera, White Balance Explained
Night photography encompasses capturing images between dawn and dusk. While some photographers are waiting for the golden hours in the early morning or evening, there are some that wait for darkness to fall so that they can capture what is in the sky. Our guest blogger, Scott Myers, shares his knowledge of capturing images through Scenic Night Photography. I appreciate the … [Read more...] about Scenic Star Photography
:: Google+ PAC Community Weekly Theme, “Patriotic” Recognition :: There were several great submissions for the Google+ PAC Community “Patriotic” weekly theme challenge; however, none of the submissions complied with the rule that Google+ weekly theme submissions must be shot during the week the theme is running BUT . . . on the bright side: it's a new week! Which means a FUN … [Read more...] about Weekly Theme Recognition – Week 8
One of the biggest questions I get asked is "how can I take better photographs?" Well, there are lots of ways to do that, but if you’re asking then you need to go on a Photography Diet! What is a Photography Diet? Well, it’s a steady dose of shooting. You need to shoot every day for a month straight. I don’t care what you shoot as long as you are shooting something. You need … [Read more...] about The Photography Diet!
When we look at a photograph, the resolution can make all the difference…is it clear, sharp, well-defined? Does it make us want to take a second look, spend some time with it, appreciate it? It's the same with the photographer. Our resolutions can help us better define and express ourselves….as people and artists. Everyone I know in this group has a common goal…to LEARN more. … [Read more...] about Picture Perfect New Years Resolutions