Looking to Get started in Photoshop?

Looking to Get started in Photoshop?

August 21, 2017

If you are looking to get started in Photoshop, you’re in luck! Adobe has recently launched a new Photoshop for Beginners Tips and Tutorials Series on YouTube.

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Creative Exposure: Putting It All Together

Creative Exposure: Putting It All Together

August 11, 2017

Over the past ten posts, we talked a lot about the components of exposure and how important they are in controlling the look and feel of your images.

Below is a list of links to those posts, just in case you’ve missed any:

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Creative exposure Part Ten: Taking Control with Aperture and Shutter Priority Modes

Creative exposure Part Ten: Taking Control with Aperture and Shutter Priority Modes

August 01, 2017

The only way you are going to be able to take control of exposure is if you get out of the ‘Auto’ mode on your digital camera. In Auto mode, your camera makes all of the exposure decisions for you. But your camera can’t know the look you want for your photo.

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Creative Exposure Part Nine: More on ISO

Creative Exposure Part Nine: More on ISO

July 22, 2017

We've seen how managing the ISO setting allows you to control the amount of grain that shows in your photos. But it does more than that. Understanding and working with the ISO setting gives us added flexibility in terms of setting the other two exposure settings–aperture and shutter speed.

The bottom line is that ISO is an important and useful tool, and one that you will want to be comfortable with if you are looking to take creative control of your exposure.

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Creative Exposure Part Eight: Understanding ISO

Creative Exposure Part Eight: Understanding ISO

July 12, 2017

ISO–which stand for International Standards Organization–is the third point on the exposure triangle and it represents the sensitivity of the camera’s image sensor to light.

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Creative Exposure Part Seven: More on Aperture and Depth of Field

Creative Exposure Part Seven: More on Aperture and Depth of Field

July 02, 2017

Understanding aperture and how it affects depth of field is one of the most important concepts to learn in photography because it has such a big impact on your images.

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Creative Exposure Part Six: Lens Speed

Creative Exposure Part Six: Lens Speed

June 22, 2017

For the last several posts, we have been talking about exposure and how we can use it to creatively change the look of our photos. And in our previous post, we looked at using the aperture settings to change the depth of field of an image.

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Creative Exposure Part Five: How Aperture Affects Your Images

Creative Exposure Part Five: How Aperture Affects Your Images

June 12, 2017

n the last few weeks we have been talking about exposure and the settings that control it.

In this post, we’ll look at the aperture setting, another of the exposure controls, and see how you can use it to enhance your photos, direct focus onto your subject and give your images a sense of dimension.

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Creative Exposure Part Four: Managing Motion with Shutter Speed

Creative Exposure Part Four: Managing Motion with Shutter Speed

June 02, 2017

In our last post, we talked about shutter speed and how it affects the way motion is portrayed in an image.

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Creative Exposure Part Three: Shutter Speed

Creative Exposure Part Three: Shutter Speed

May 23, 2017

In our last post, we talked about exposure reciprocity and how there are many combinations of the aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings that can yield a properly exposed photo. And with that, we saw how this idea of equivalent exposures gives us creative flexibility when choosing a combination of these exposure controls.

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Creative Exposure Part Two: Exposure Reciprocity

Creative Exposure Part Two: Exposure Reciprocity

May 13, 2017

In our last post, we talked about the exposure triangle. There we saw that exposure is a function of three components:

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Creative Exposure Part One: The Exposure Triangle

Creative Exposure Part One: The Exposure Triangle

May 03, 2017

f you are just getting started in photography, exposure is one of the first things you need learn.

But even beyond that, getting a good handle on exposure and how the different components of exposure work together is essential if you want to take control of your photography and the images that you are creating.

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