Using Greater Pictures – Try out These Photography Tips!

AUGUST 26, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Using Greater Pictures – Try out These Photography Tips!

Images can be a especially fulfilling interest. Images is quite unique, in that it permits you to generate long lasting reminiscences. Images captures endless moments and feelings all inside of a one shot. This post can show you how to see your pictures with new eyes. Read the rest of this report for some approaches you can make your stunning photographs even much more stunning.

When you are to shoot photos of couples, households or teams, assume of suggesting to them in advance about what to put on. It is not required to match shades, but hues that are complementary will generate much more satisfying outcomes. Particularly if shooting in an outside setting, suggest that your subjects clothe by themselves in shades that blend, instead than distinction, with character. If there is a want to have bright colors, try sporting black to help the colours be a lot more well balanced in the picture.

Be positive to manually alter the white balance when getting images.

Performing this will have a massive have an effect on on the temper your photos will have, and will give you much more handle over how each photograph will appear. You’ll have to discover what options look greatest for distinct situations, but once you do, you’ll have a lot more liberty for creative imagination.

If the matter of your picture is a big structure or an expansive normal function, have a person stand inside the shot’s body for scale. Viewers could not be ready to appreciate the measurement of the construction in the shot if some thing common just isn’t present to demonstrate them the size to scale.

In most cases, the subject’s eyes are seeking correct at the camera. Ask subjects to emphasis on something other than the camera. This will produce a unique appear. You could also attempt to have the men and women in the image search at one thing in the frame.

Change your settings appropriately if you are planning to get pictures of a relocating matter. You can remedy this concern preemptively by increase your ISO configurations. The ultimate photographs will arrive out clearer, with tiny or no blur.

You can not hurry the approach of studying images, and you certainly can not hurry a great shot. The shot is there when the shot is there. Hastily snapping your images can lead to disappointing photographs, leaving you wishing you experienced taken your time.

Every time you are getting photographs of landscapes, your photographs really should always have three key elements. They are a foreground, a mid ground, and a track record. These items are not just fundamentals of fundamental photography. They are also fundamentals for other sorts of art.

Exercise caution when utilizing electronic zoom as an alternative of optical zoom, particularly when you are shooting an item up shut. Electronic zoom will bring you in closer, but graphic good quality will suffer. When you are using electronic zoom, a lot of cameras are established up to interpolate pixels, whilst incorporating them to your graphic. This will outcome in a lowered picture good quality. If you have a seem inside your camera’s manual, you will be ready to discover how to turn the element off.

Know when it truly is essential to use your camera’s flash and when it’s not. It should not be the circumstance that you just set it and then fail to remember about it. At times, far too a lot light-weight can wreck a fantastic image. Conversely, use the flash when there might not be enough gentle to totally illuminate the topic.

Although mobile phone cameras are much better in good quality, you require to be watchful with lighting troubles. Several mobile telephone cameras are not geared up with created in flashes, so that can make it vitally essential you place your subject in the finest lighting as possible. Using the zoom to get nearer will support block the sunspots and shadows.

Many people feel that brilliant, sunny times are best for using images, but the truth is that immediate daylight can ruin any photograph. Direct sunlight not only leads to glare and uncomfortable shadows, but it also results in irregular highlights and can make your subjects squint if they going through the sun. Usually decide on early morning or afterwards in the night to get pictures outside the house.

When you need to go into photography, it is critical that you understand about appropriate composition. Bad structure can turn an normally-fantastic shot into one thing that isn’t going to appear quite correct. When you want to improve your images abilities, discover, research and use all you can about suitable structure.

Think about the function of your photographs ahead of you acquire them. For case in point, will the ultimate photograph be shown horizontally or vertically? Following the picture is taken, you can often edit it on your computer system. You can crop your image or modify the colors and light extremely easily. Nonetheless, you should aim to get your photograph appropriate on the initial endeavor.

Shoot your subjects from a range of angles to locate a unique point of view. Anyone can acquire a picture of a scene head-on. Search up at issues from the ground, or peer more than the top of objects. Try out composing a shot on the diagonal or from the side to make it a lot more intriguing.

If the sky looks overcast, reduce its visual appeal in your photo. If as well significantly gray sky is in your photo, it will seem muted and bland. If you can’t stay away from capturing an overcast sky in your shot, decide for black and white rather than shade photos. If the sky outdoors is a gorgeous blue, include it in your images but observe the gentle.

As you have go through, images maintain recollections and let you to cherish them once and for all. Even though they price virtually practically nothing to make, they can grow to be our most treasured possessions. Take your photography to a total new degree by implementing the over tips to your daily attempts.

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DIY Lighting Hacks for Digital Photographers

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A Post By: Darren Rowse

Diy-Photography-Lighting-HacksLighting can be the difference between a good shot and a great one.

Walk into most professional photographer’s studios and you’ll be confronted with truckloads of lighting equipment. To the average hobby photographer it’s enough to make your mind boggle – and for your stomach to turn as you think about the cost of it all.

Most of us can’t afford a full lighting rig – however what if there was a way to experiment with the type of lighting gear that pro photographers use without spending too much money? What if you could make it yourself.

In this post I’ve found 10 DIY Flash and Lighting Hacks that put some of these lighting techniques within the grasp of the rest of us. Some are more involved than others but all are fun and will provide you with some new lighting gear to experiment with.

 

1. Multi-Super-SB-Ring Light

Sb-Ring-FlashWhat can you make with six speedlight flashes, a coffee can and a little spare time?

You get a multi-super-sb-ring-light! (pictured left).

You could probably also blind a small village if you’re not careful!

Find out what it is, how to make one and what the results are like here.

This one looks like a lot of fun to play with – even if it’s just for the challenge of it and the looks you’d get when you pull it out next time you do a shoot..

 

2. Poor Mans Ring Flash

Poor-Mans-Ring-FlashAll you need for this one (pictured left) is a used milk bottle/jug and some scissors.

The result is that you’ll have a Poor Mans Ring Flash.

A ring flash is one that fits around the lens – it creates a wonderfully unique lighting effect. They will usually lighten your wallet by a couple of hundred dollars.

It’s so simple that I whipped one up for myself today in 5 minutes.

It worked out pretty good too – not bad for the cost of a couple of liters of milk!

If you want to experiment with other methods of making DIY ring flashes you also might want to check out this post for another method. This one is a little more involved, but I think will probably get better results.

 

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3. Inexpensive Light Tent

Softboxresult2-1Have you ever wanted to replicate the crisp clean product images that you see in catalogs with the products seemingly floating on a white background?

If you do – you need some kind of light tent/light box.

As usual, light boxes can cost you quite a bit – but thanks to DPS reader Jeffrey Bail you might be able to achieve the results without having to spend much at all.

In our Inexpensive Light Tent tutorial Jeffrey shows you how to turn a box, fabric, tape, glue board and light into a great little light tent.

 

4. Party Bouncer Card

Party Bouncer SetupAnother cool DIY Hack is this Party Bouncer Card(pictured left) which is so simple yet promises to be so useful and effective.

This one is for those of you with a camera which doesn’t have the capability for an off camera flash.

It allows you to bounce some light off the ceiling while also diffusing the light going forward – this will enable you to get a less harsh flash effect that many flashes leave images with. I like this one as it pushes the light out from your flash in two directions which can lead to a more even light rather than just diffusing it – a little more sophisticated.

Another quick DIY on diffusing a flash is to put a little translucent magic tape over a flash (or a piece of white tissue paper can do it too).

Any of these methods will decrease the amount of light getting out from the flash onto your subject – hopefully resulting in a more subtle light and a less blown out image.

 

5. Turkey Pan Beauty Dish

Just Fab Beauty Dish 00Beauty dishes are wonderful pieces of photographic equipment to experiment with – but they can be very expensive.

Not any more (at lest if you use this DIY trick).

In this hack learn how to use a simple Turkey Pan to get some pretty amazing beauty dish results! The comparison examples in this tutorial between the turkey pan version and the real thing are pretty convincing.

I must remember to add Turkey Pans to this week’s shopping list.

Check out this tutorial here.

6. DIY Ghetto Flash Extender

Flash-ExtenderI’d not heard of this type of device before – but since I found this tutorial I’ve discovered a number of photographers who for one reason or another want to be able to extend the reach of their flash.

This is particularly useful for wildlife photographers who want to supplement natural light in tricky lighting with fill flash. Of course sometimes it’s difficult to get close to that animal and a normal flash would have no impact.

Enter the Flash Extender (one popular one is the ‘better beamer’).

Want to make one for yourself? This tutorial for the DIY Ghetto Flash Extender will tell you how.

7. Disposable Camera Flash Slave

Disp Camera Test Flash KitLately I’ve had more and more questions from readers about how to set up shots with multiple flash units to light a subject from more than one angle.

It’s not difficult to do if you have the budget to buy yourself an extra speedlight flash or two (or more) but if you don’t have the budget is there a way?

In this tutorial and author shows you how to use a disposable camera to act as a remote slave flash.

OK – this tutorial isn’t for anyone looking for a quick simple solution – but it is a challenge that I’m sure some of you will be up for!

8. Flash Mounted DIY Softbox

Sb7Another way that professional photographers diffuse the light that comes from a flash and gets a nice subtle and even light on their subject is to use a softbox

A softbox sits over a light (it’s a big box with white walls) which ensures the light is spread out evenly.

This DIY Softbox tutorial is great – it requires card, a white sheet (silk if you can), velcro, scissors, glue and the template that the tutorial provides you with.

The results look pretty good – but if you want more DIY softboxes the same site also has another tutorial for an alternative softbox.

Again – this one looks pretty good.

9. Flash Bouncers

flash-diffuserThere are a lot of DIY flash diffuser hacks and tutorials around but this one from our friend Chris at DSLRBlog is pretty cool.

It costs £1, takes 5 minutes, requires craft foam, a little elastic and some scissors.

The tutorial even includes a template for you to print out on your printer and then cut out – what more do you need?

Even the technologically challenge could make this one (speaking of myself of course).

Nice work from Chris with that one.

Another similar Flash Bouncer/Diffuser can be found over at DPReview here. This one is foam also.

Lastly – another card/paper version of the flash bouncer.

10. Full Budget DIY Lighting Studio

Image001It’s time for one last DIY lighting hack – this one attempts to bring it all together with a full DIY Budget Studio setup.

The author of it takes up the challenge of creating a full studio lighting system for under $75.

It includes lights, reflectors, diffusers and flash diffusers – all using items that you could pick up at hardware and craft stores.

It also shows you a few test shots at the end of the tutorial that compare different lighting options.

You will need your own flash unit to use the flash diffusers on – but the rest is all included in the tutorial.

I particularly light the suggestions around globes for the lights. I know a couple of DPS forum members have had similar success with these sorts of lights.

11. UPDATE: The Fring – a DIY Flash Ring

lighting-hacks.jpgI saw this one recently and I think it makes a worthy addition to this post.

It is a DIY Fibre-Optic flash extension for your DSLR’s popup flash!

It uses the light from your camera’s flash to light your subject using fibre optics arranged around your lens to give a more even light.

Of course it’s not the easiest to make (there are 37 steps) but it’s an ingenious idea and the example images taken with the setup are pretty cool considering it cost just a few dollars to make.

 

DIY Lighting Hacks for Digital Photographers

122Comments

A Post By: Darren Rowse

Diy-Photography-Lighting-HacksLighting can be the difference between a good shot and a great one.

Walk into most professional photographer’s studios and you’ll be confronted with truckloads of lighting equipment. To the average hobby photographer it’s enough to make your mind boggle – and for your stomach to turn as you think about the cost of it all.

Most of us can’t afford a full lighting rig – however what if there was a way to experiment with the type of lighting gear that pro photographers use without spending too much money? What if you could make it yourself.

In this post I’ve found 10 DIY Flash and Lighting Hacks that put some of these lighting techniques within the grasp of the rest of us. Some are more involved than others but all are fun and will provide you with some new lighting gear to experiment with.

 

1. Multi-Super-SB-Ring Light

Sb-Ring-FlashWhat can you make with six speedlight flashes, a coffee can and a little spare time?

You get a multi-super-sb-ring-light! (pictured left).

You could probably also blind a small village if you’re not careful!

Find out what it is, how to make one and what the results are like here.

This one looks like a lot of fun to play with – even if it’s just for the challenge of it and the looks you’d get when you pull it out next time you do a shoot..

 

2. Poor Mans Ring Flash

Poor-Mans-Ring-FlashAll you need for this one (pictured left) is a used milk bottle/jug and some scissors.

The result is that you’ll have a Poor Mans Ring Flash.

A ring flash is one that fits around the lens – it creates a wonderfully unique lighting effect. They will usually lighten your wallet by a couple of hundred dollars.

It’s so simple that I whipped one up for myself today in 5 minutes.

It worked out pretty good too – not bad for the cost of a couple of liters of milk!

If you want to experiment with other methods of making DIY ring flashes you also might want to check out this post for another method. This one is a little more involved, but I think will probably get better results.

 

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3. Inexpensive Light Tent

Softboxresult2-1Have you ever wanted to replicate the crisp clean product images that you see in catalogs with the products seemingly floating on a white background?

If you do – you need some kind of light tent/light box.

As usual, light boxes can cost you quite a bit – but thanks to DPS reader Jeffrey Bail you might be able to achieve the results without having to spend much at all.

In our Inexpensive Light Tent tutorial Jeffrey shows you how to turn a box, fabric, tape, glue board and light into a great little light tent.

 

4. Party Bouncer Card

Party Bouncer SetupAnother cool DIY Hack is this Party Bouncer Card(pictured left) which is so simple yet promises to be so useful and effective.

This one is for those of you with a camera which doesn’t have the capability for an off camera flash.

It allows you to bounce some light off the ceiling while also diffusing the light going forward – this will enable you to get a less harsh flash effect that many flashes leave images with. I like this one as it pushes the light out from your flash in two directions which can lead to a more even light rather than just diffusing it – a little more sophisticated.

Another quick DIY on diffusing a flash is to put a little translucent magic tape over a flash (or a piece of white tissue paper can do it too).

Any of these methods will decrease the amount of light getting out from the flash onto your subject – hopefully resulting in a more subtle light and a less blown out image.

 

5. Turkey Pan Beauty Dish

Just Fab Beauty Dish 00Beauty dishes are wonderful pieces of photographic equipment to experiment with – but they can be very expensive.

Not any more (at lest if you use this DIY trick).

In this hack learn how to use a simple Turkey Pan to get some pretty amazing beauty dish results! The comparison examples in this tutorial between the turkey pan version and the real thing are pretty convincing.

I must remember to add Turkey Pans to this week’s shopping list.

Check out this tutorial here.

6. DIY Ghetto Flash Extender

Flash-ExtenderI’d not heard of this type of device before – but since I found this tutorial I’ve discovered a number of photographers who for one reason or another want to be able to extend the reach of their flash.

This is particularly useful for wildlife photographers who want to supplement natural light in tricky lighting with fill flash. Of course sometimes it’s difficult to get close to that animal and a normal flash would have no impact.

Enter the Flash Extender (one popular one is the ‘better beamer’).

Want to make one for yourself? This tutorial for the DIY Ghetto Flash Extender will tell you how.

7. Disposable Camera Flash Slave

Disp Camera Test Flash KitLately I’ve had more and more questions from readers about how to set up shots with multiple flash units to light a subject from more than one angle.

It’s not difficult to do if you have the budget to buy yourself an extra speedlight flash or two (or more) but if you don’t have the budget is there a way?

In this tutorial and author shows you how to use a disposable camera to act as a remote slave flash.

OK – this tutorial isn’t for anyone looking for a quick simple solution – but it is a challenge that I’m sure some of you will be up for!

8. Flash Mounted DIY Softbox

Sb7Another way that professional photographers diffuse the light that comes from a flash and gets a nice subtle and even light on their subject is to use a softbox

A softbox sits over a light (it’s a big box with white walls) which ensures the light is spread out evenly.

This DIY Softbox tutorial is great – it requires card, a white sheet (silk if you can), velcro, scissors, glue and the template that the tutorial provides you with.

The results look pretty good – but if you want more DIY softboxes the same site also has another tutorial for an alternative softbox.

Again – this one looks pretty good.

9. Flash Bouncers

flash-diffuserThere are a lot of DIY flash diffuser hacks and tutorials around but this one from our friend Chris at DSLRBlog is pretty cool.

It costs £1, takes 5 minutes, requires craft foam, a little elastic and some scissors.

The tutorial even includes a template for you to print out on your printer and then cut out – what more do you need?

Even the technologically challenge could make this one (speaking of myself of course).

Nice work from Chris with that one.

Another similar Flash Bouncer/Diffuser can be found over at DPReview here. This one is foam also.

Lastly – another card/paper version of the flash bouncer.

10. Full Budget DIY Lighting Studio

Image001It’s time for one last DIY lighting hack – this one attempts to bring it all together with a full DIY Budget Studio setup.

The author of it takes up the challenge of creating a full studio lighting system for under $75.

It includes lights, reflectors, diffusers and flash diffusers – all using items that you could pick up at hardware and craft stores.

It also shows you a few test shots at the end of the tutorial that compare different lighting options.

You will need your own flash unit to use the flash diffusers on – but the rest is all included in the tutorial.

I particularly light the suggestions around globes for the lights. I know a couple of DPS forum members have had similar success with these sorts of lights.

11. UPDATE: The Fring – a DIY Flash Ring

lighting-hacks.jpgI saw this one recently and I think it makes a worthy addition to this post.

It is a DIY Fibre-Optic flash extension for your DSLR’s popup flash!

It uses the light from your camera’s flash to light your subject using fibre optics arranged around your lens to give a more even light.

http://digital-photography-school.com/diy-flash-and-lighting-hacks-for-digital-photographers

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How to Make Your Own Photography Lighting Kit

By Kyle Fiechter, eHow Contributor
Work lights can work for photography lighting if the light is softened.

Photography is a great hobby or profession to explore, full of challenges to overcome and techniques to learn and perfect. It can be very expensive, however, and lighting is not an exception. Lighting is necessary for good photography, and the in-camera flash provides harsh lighting creating distracting shadows. The solution for photographers on a budget is to create other sources of light by using inexpensive materials. One piece of lighting that unfortunately cannot be duplicated cheaply is an external flash unit, as these must be compatible with your camera’s metering. Things you can create include a homemade soft panel, soft box and reflector.

Things You’ll Need

  • Clothes rack or PVC pipe

  • White bed sheet

  • Cardboard box

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Instructions

  1. Soft Panel

    • 1- Purchase a clothes rack to provide a frame (see References) for your soft panel. Alternatively, you can construct a large rectangular frame out of PVC pipes and elbow joints; each side of the PVC rectangle should not be less than 3 feet in length, and should be freestanding.
    • 2 – Drape an old white bed sheet over the frame. Pull the top edge of the sheet up and over the top of the frame, wrapping the PVC pipe. Glue the sheet onto itself using fabric glue. Attach the sheet to the bottom of the frame as well.
    • 3 – Purchase a 500W work light with an included tripod from your local hardware store. If the light comes with halogen tungsten lights, replace them with 3,200K ultra white light bulbs to avoid the yellow light. They must be double-ended in order to fit into the work light. Place the light behind your homemade soft panel.

    Soft Box

    • 4 – Cut and discard the flaps on the top of a cardboard box. The box can be as big as you want your soft box to be, but should be directly proportional to the size of light you are using with the box (the light source should ideally be a remote external flash unit). Glue aluminum foil to each surface of the inside of the box.
    • 5 – Cut a hole slightly smaller than the size of your light on the opposite side of the opening of the box so the light can fit snugly into the hole.
    • 6 – Glue transparent one-time-use table cloth, silk or sketch paper to the open side of the box.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use a white poster board for a reflector. This will illuminate dark areas by providing diffused light.
  • Work lights can get very hot. Be careful when using them for extended periods of time.

Two Seconds to Better Photos: Try the Rule of Thirds

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We’re constantly taking photos, from Instagrammed images of that really good sandwich at lunch to posed, just-so portraits of family gatherings.

It’s easy: look through the viewfinder, center the subject, and press the shutter button, right? Next time, try skipping step two — take those few seconds to put your subject off-center, and see how much more engaging your pictures become. Say hello to the Rule of Thirds.

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Studio lighting: 4 seriously simple lighting techniques to try at home

Studio lighting can seem daunting if you’ve never tried it before. However, most portrait photography lighting techniques are not nearly as scary as most people think. By using a simplehome photo studio kit with just a couple of flash heads and a few basic accessories, you can get great results in no time at all. In fact, it’s arguably easier to use a studio lighting setup than off-camera flash.

Studio lighting: 4 seriously simple lighting techniques to try at home

For this studio lighting tutorial we’re using a two-head Elinchrom D-Lite it 2 Studio 2 Go kit, which costs about £500 ($630), but there are plenty of other options to choose from that will suit any budget.

We’ll take you through some of the standard kit you need, and show you four great studio lighting techniques for shooting professional-looking portraits in your home photo studio, with the help of our beautiful model, Jade.

While these classic lighting techniques are a great starting point, it’s best to experiment, so if you’re working in you’re own home photo studio don’t be afraid to tweak these studio lighting setups.

Each technique will take about 30 minutes to set up and shoot.

Now let’s get started and see how it’s done!

PAGE 1: Introduction to studio lighting
PAGE 2: Creating the perfect home photo studio
PAGE 3: Rembrandt studio lighting setup
PAGE 4: Clamshell studio lighting setup
PAGE 5: Backlight studio lighting setup
PAGE 6: Rim light studio lighting setup
PAGE 7: Final tips on studio lighting

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