Pictures move us. Sometimes, they evoke the ideas of untold stories. A discarded shoe beside the road... Why is it there? An abandoned suitcase... What happened to its owner?
This blog is about the basics of photography. Its contents will include information about art and techniques of photography as well as the business of photography.
Gear—What Lens Should You Use / Buy
Deciding what lens to use is fairly easy. Start with what lens do you have? If you have more than one lens, then you need to understand a few things about lenses in general, then pick from what's available to get what you want from the shot.
There are lots of numbers and letters associated with camera lenses: mm, f, 1.4, 22, AF, IS, VR… Knowing what all these mean will help you decide what lens to use or buy.
PortraitPro 18 is a very powerful plugin for Photoshop. Among the many tools available is a section called "Makeup." These tools allow editors to drastically alter how a model looks. It includes mascara, eye shadow, eye liner, blush, bronzer, highlighters, and lipstick.
Editing images with the PortraitProStudio 18 plugin for photoshop is quick and easy. However, if the subject does not directly face the camera, it is a little more work to get the control points set. But once set, the plugin works well. It allows easy enhancement of the images and the results are amazing.
Dust on your sensor is a real concern, and something you don't want to deal with. The good news is that the sensor is inside the camera and rarely exposed to the environment from where dust would come. Under normal circumstances, only when changing your lens do you open the camera up to this threat. Changing from one lens to another quickly is an important safeguard for getting dust inside. And it is possible to reduce the risk even more using gravity to assist you! In this video, a lens changing technique demonstrates a method for quickly changing lenses while minimizing the risk of dust infiltration.