How to photograph: Lightning and StormsHow To PhotographHow to photograph: Lightning and Storms by JonUriah
Series 2. Lightning and Storms
Photographing lightning and storms can be very fun, but also very dangerous! Not only for you, but also for your equipment. With this guide you will learn how to photograph lightning safely and efficiently.
Equipment that you will need.
A camera. Preferably a DSLR, but anything that allows you to control your shutter speed will work.A wide angle lens. Whether it's a zoom or a prime, something between 10mm and 30mm is usually the best.A tripod. You will need a sturdy tripod since you will be doing long exposures. A sturdy tripod prevents camera shake.A neutral density filter if needed. Long exposures will let a lot of light into your sensor, the best way to prevent this is by using ND filters.Proper clothing. Storms usually mean rain. Have a rain jacket or poncho ready.Remote shutter release.
An Introduction to HDR PhotographyBorrowed from http://www.slrlounge.com/An Introduction to HDR Photography by Dialed-In
What is HDR? An HDR Definition
High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography produces an image with a broader range of tonal detail than would normally be produced by a single image from your average camera. In this journal we are going to discuss exactly what is HDR and what types of scenes have a high dynamic range to begin with.
What is Dynamic Range?
Dynamic range simply refers to the range of light in a scene from the darkest shadows to the brightest highlights. A scene that has a high dynamic range simply means that there is an extremely broad range from the darkest shadow to the brightest highlight. The problem with cameras is that their dynamic range is fairly limited (at least when compared to our eyes). This means that if you are able to see detail in the shadows, then your highlights are typically completely white or “blown out.” Vice-versa, if you can see detai
How to be an effective admin in a GroupCommunity WeekHow to be an effective admin in a Group by Mrs-Durden
For projecteducate's last Community Week I wrote an article expressing the ways in which we can be respectful members of Groups: How to be a respectful member in a Group. I figured it would be a good idea to follow up on that article by addressing the other side: how to be an effective admin in a group.
In regards to starting up your group:
Starting up a new group can be a daunting task, especially if you have never done it before. There are many things to do in terms of effectively starting up your group.
Make sure you have properly set up your group's gallery folders and front page in a "user-friendly" manner. Make things clear, simple, organized. An appealing layout and organized structure is attractive to potential new members.
Make sure you have listed out your group's rules on your front page, and have explained the purpose/focus of your group clearly. This will help visitors f
How to Make a Simple Watermark in GIMPHello everyone ! Based on the overwhelming number of people interesting in seeing tutorials in this group, here is my first attempt. My intention is to provide tutorials/discussion topics bi-monthly and will cover basics of photography, equipment, editing, etc. To start off, since one of the rules of the group is no DA watermarks, I thought I would provide some guidance into how I do the watermarks for my photographs. If you have any questions or comments, please reply below. If you are interested in participating in Dialed-In as a contributor of deviations and/or journals, please PM me and we can discuss. If you have any ideas or suggestions for future tutorials/discussion topics, also send me a PM and we can discuss. Thanks for stopping by!How to Make a Simple Watermark in GIMP by Dialed-In
Borrowed from: http://www.scottphotographics.com/how-to-make-a-simple-watermark-in-gimp/
For the Photoshop users: http://www.scottphotographics.com/how-to-make-a-basic-wat
Portraiture - Humans to Animals "A good quality camera will help you produce good results, but in the end it's you who will make a photograph, not the camera."Portraiture - Humans to Animals by Kaz-D
Portraiture is no exception to the above musings, it's less about the right lighting and expensive equipment and much more about the subject you are photographing and how you interact with them. People photography is becoming more and more popular with people booking photographers to expand on their modelling portfolio, capture a newborn in the family or preserve some precious memories of many generations. But what about animals? Pet Photography is also becoming widely popular and there are many hints and tips that apply to capturing humans that you can also use when capturing someone's beloved pet (even your own!)
If you've been asked to shoot outdoors, which is generally preferable for capturing pets, then find out where their favourite location is. It might be a favour
PE: Presentation mattersPresentation mattersPE: Presentation matters by jane-beata
It's not just the artwork that tells you something about it's creator - on the internet, the way you present it is at least equally as important. Your painting can be a masterpiece, hanged in a local gallery, but as long as you post a blurry, badly cropped picture named "1564873" along with "..." in an artist's description, nobody will ever bother visiting your gallery. Creating a nice, representative profile page and setting a certain visual quality standard takes extra time and effort, but if you really care for your work (even if it's just a hobby), you should treat it with some respect.
I've already written a related article called The power of context that tried to explain how to place your work in a context in order to better connect with your audience, this one is focused
|Some great journals from the deviantART community including some great tutorials on photography, art, and getting the most out of deviantART, as well as art features!|
Dear deviantART...I am refusing to use the rebranded name because, I'm annoyed about the rebrand. I'm annoyed about your direction, your lack of focus in key areas and your lack of communication. I said I'd never be a bitter former staff member, but it seems that I am.
Last year you spent a lot of money on a rebrand, this year you've cut 50% of your work force, entire departments have been decimated and peoples lives have been thrown upside down without notice. But you never really communicated to anyone why. You still don't, you're not telling the community what's happening and that's only going to hurt you. People will see that helpdesk tickets take longer to get a response, people see that lots of people are no longer staff and you're not letting them know why. You know that people have a belief that the site is dying, you're only furthering it right now. How much of a better state would the site be in if the rebrand hadn't happened? Would I and the rest of the people that lost our jobs without notic
How to write an article for Project EducateProject Educate
Welcome to a step-by-step tutorial addressing how you should be writing your article for projecteducate! Please read carefully through this article, and closely observe each screenshot so that you can have a good understanding on how to proceed as you publish what might be the first of many PE articles!
Step 1: You're on DeviantArt, possibly wondering what "sta.sh" is and where you can find it.
Step 2: Hover over that big "Submit" button, and you'll find a few drop-down options. One of them is sta.sh! Click on it.
Step 3: You've clicked on sta.sh, and now you're seeing this page. As you can see, there are many options. The one you're looking for is "Compose in StashWriter"
Step 4: You've clicked on "Compose in StashWriter" and now you're seeing this page. This is where you write your article!
Photographers - Your Terms and Conditions
When your hobby becomes a profession there's a lot to think about. The most important thing that I've found is to get yourself some terms and conditions and a contract written up so that you can make sure you cover all basis. There's nothing worse than getting your ass bit in the first few months of stepping out into a 'profession' and having your confidence knocked. With Photography there are some specific bases that need covering. The below advice is assuming that you have a booking for whereby the client will write out dates, times, location, shots and so on. Below is the advice for the contract or terms and conditions, which should go out with your booking form...
-Health and Safety
-Provision of Photographs
-The Entire Agreement
I'm not legally trained and I didn't have a lawyer or 'attorney' look at my terms and conditions (yet). If i
Should you become a professional photographer?Art in the Professions
This week at projecteducate you'll be seeing a two part article by silber-englein about what is necessary for you to strive as a freelance portrait photographer. This article will be focusing on the internal decision you must make before you even get into the details of how to be a successful professional photographer. Because let's face it, you should probably do some serious thinking before you make such a huge life decision. I will also be covering freelance photography, as that is what I know the most about. So here are a few things I believe you should go over in your mind before making your decision:
What is your goal in life?
This is a pretty damn confusing and serious question, right? After all, many of us have no idea what our life goal might be. As it is, we already can't figure out what career to pursue! Let alone a lifetime goal! But what I mean by this is that every individual has their own calling. Everyone has something th
Winners feature!Hi lucky winners! I'm from :iconPure--Nature: First of all, I'm so sorry for the late! I had this in my mind all the time and now I'm very excited to do it, so here we go!
Let's begin with the first place: :iconElliSpirelli: ElliSpirelli
Fall Leaf Divider Line Graphic by Mirz123
Second place: :iconjxsnyder:jxsnyder