I had a wonderful chance to try out flash photography in a studio setting recently. My good friend Cara along with her friends Lauren and Abby were excellent models! Check out some the photos we made below.
Just an update of the general status of ETDPhotography. I am currently working full-time as a projectionist for a non-profit theater, however, I am still available for photography! Generally, Wednesdays and Thursdays are free for me to schedule shoots.
Being able to tell a story through images is one of the best things about photography.
That storytelling is one of the reasons why I really enjoy wedding photography. The industry has changed over the past few decades to include a more journalistic and storytelling approach to wedding coverage, and I think it is a wonderful way to capture all the emotions and beauty of a wedding day.
How do you tell the story of a wedding through photos though? Let’s take a case example to explore.
Photography has changed quite rapidly over the past few decades. Instead of darkrooms and film, we have Adobe Lightroom and memory cards.
What does it mean to take a photo with a digital camera though? How does shooting with a digital sensor instead of film affect the look of your photos? What are the advantages and disadvantages of digital sensors?
What about it makes it great though? Is it the complementary color palette? Her striking eyes? The Composition? What kind of camera did McCurry use, and what did he do to it in the darkroom? These are some of the questions I hope to explore with this blog.
This has to be one of my most highly requested topics, HDR.
I’m splitting this topic up over two posts. The first will cover what HDR is and how it is (unfortunately) misused and the second will show how to make HDR images step by step in camera and in photo shop.
Who doesn't like a bit of vintage once in a while? Today let's take a look at some old cameras!
The Brownie Name
Kodak has used the Brownie camera name for a long time. They were the early versions of disposables and originally marketed for children. Many versions of the camera evolved over time, but a basic and simply made design always prevailed.
If there is one effect that I would have to name the most popular for photo editing it would have to be the vignette.
Everyone tries it out sometime and usually with good results. Its a subtle effect that can draw attention to the center of your image and create nice framing. Today I'll show you how to apply a vignette with a few different editing programs, and talk a little about what not to do with vignettes.
Using vignettes is very easy in most programs, often requiring only a couple clicks.
I've used an Amazon Basics camera backpack for a few years now, but I decided I was in need of something with a bit more heft to it for traveling. After some research, I decided to try out the Thinktank Retrospective 40 Shoulder Bag.