Photographing Snowscapes – Exposure Issues
Part 1: Reading the Histogram

18 Dec 2014 - Chris Gatcum

EXPOSURE ISSUES Snow is such an exciting aspect of photographing in winter. It is exciting because for many of us it’s something that happens relatively infrequently, making it naturally special when it does occur. Yet as exciting as snow is, it is incredibly challenging, and can play havoc with your in-camera exposure metering, no matter…


Capturing Light: Raking Light

16 Dec 2014 - Michael Freeman

RAKING LIGHT – Façades Light can be a collaboration between the sun and the surface, and the idea of raking light is when the source is sharp and pinpoint (like the sun on a clear day) and glancing across a surface that has some kind of delicate relief. When we come to bas-reliefs on below,…


20th Century Photographers – Art Kane

11 Dec 2014 - George Schaub

Below is part of an interview by Grace Schaub that can found in the just published book 20th Century Photographers: Interviews on the Craft, Purpose, and the Passion of Photography. To view examples of Art Kane’s work, visit Art Kane (1925–1995) was well known for his editorial and advertising photography. He was a photographic…

Constable at the V&A

Would you buy this pizza? Why the Instagram power user system is phony

09 Dec 2014 - Richard Gray

The story of how Instagram power users (i.e. users with more than 100,000 followers) can make money from Instagram is not a new one. But we usually get only half the story. This was the case last week when respected UK national newspaper The Guardian printed a piece about companies hiring Instagram users with large…


Media Card Management, Workflow and Recovery

04 Dec 2014 - Andy Batt, Candace Dobro, Jodie Steen

With just about any camera system, you capture your images directly to some kind of flash memory card; CF, SD and Micro SD are the most common ones. These durable cards are the workhorses of the capture process—saving, transferring and being formatted over and over during their lifetime. Your images are at their most fragile…

Nautilus February 20 2014

A Webinar with Harold Davis
Achieving your potential as a digital photographer

02 Dec 2014 - Harold Davis

Join Harold Davis and Focal Press for a FREE Webinar! Achieving your potential as a digital photographer. December 5th at 5:00 pm GMT / 12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST. Achieving your potential as a digital photographer involves so many things—good photographic technique, of course, but also a clear understanding of where you want…


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