The fundamentals of photography have their roots in classical art.
Even with all of the advances in technology, the basic ideas of photographic composition and lighting that we use today are the same as those employed by the Old Masters centuries ago.
In the video below, created for a B&H Photo Event, Adam Marelli approaches photography from a classical art perspective. Here, Mr. Marelli shows us how to translate the elements of geometric design seen in masterpieces of painted art to our everyday photography.
But, really, my description doesn’t do the video justice. Mr. Marelli’s lecture is fantastic . He brings a unique and intriguing insight to the conversation, allowing us to take in a view of photography from the perspective of someone trained in the classical arts. I can’t recommend it enough.
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It's that time of year again! Time for holiday fun and family gatherings.
And it's a great time to capture your family in a group portrait.
Here are some tips for shooting a great group photo:
One of the biggest new enhancements in the latest version of both Lightroom and ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) is the addition of Luminance and Color range masking.
Range masking allows you to limit the area of your image that is affected by local adjustments based on a range of colors or tones within your image. And, best of all, the masking is totally non-destructive and re-editable.
All images tell a story. But it isn't always the story we want to tell.
Selective focus is a simple but powerful technique that can help you control the narrative by managing which part of your image stands out and which part doesn't. And with that, the story behind your images becomes clearer.