As you may know, I provide support and moderation on some different photography forums, and as often comes around, the subject of grain and noise has appeared again, and as is common, the subject is accompanied by an ocean going freighter filled with bullcrap, pseudo science and completely wrong so-called "facts".Read More
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There's a school of thought for street photography that basically says "hide and be sneaky". I understand the root of this attitude, the idea being that you will get more authentic images and perhaps more of an emotional charge from sneaking shots of people.
I hate this. The world has changed in the time since I started photography. Where in the past, you could walk around with a camera making images and no one cared, today people are much more concerned about being observed and their actions tracked. That worrying about a single person with a camera when you are tracked by innumerable surveillance cameras that you don't see is, to be blunt, a bit wacky, seems immaterial. People are rightly concerned about privacy and about how their image may be used. You may have heard of this thing called the Internet. Truth and it are not necessarily entwined.Read More
Exposing to the right is a process to maximize the data that is captured in your images. It is a workflow process best suited to shooting in RAW with the understanding that some post processing will be required. It also gives you more latitude than your default exposure will deliver in most all cases.Read More
It'stime to review the concepts of this subject again. When it comes time to make photos ready for print there remains a lot of misinformation that's causing frustration amongst photographers.Read More
Off camera flash is the first step in managing light yourself. It’s a significant step where you are the boss and no longer a slave to the ambient light, and it’s a major step in becoming a better photographer.Read More