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Figure 1 : Even with white balance correction, you can see the reddish tint of the light here

At most pro sporting events, what type of camera you’re allowed to bring in is strictly controlled. Even though  “real” cameras – DSLRs, for the most part – are not allowed, smartphones and point and shoots appear to be usable at will.  We can argue these policies at another time. Many of us, though, have family members who enjoy amateur sports in the winter.  This article gives you the how-to for successful shooting fast action in poorly lit arenas. The Lighting This isn’t a slam against hometown arenas.  While they […]

One of the functions that all image makers really seem to like is the ability to apply a “look” to their images. This can be as simplistic as using Instagram filters and as rich as taking a powerful, well edited image and making it look like it was shot on classic film.

Hallowe’en Photos

BY October 27, 2016 Quick Tips

Every Hallowe’en, most people pull out their camera. Whether it is at a gathering with friends or taking kids out trick-or-treating, you are bound to see people out there at festive events capturing memories with either their camera or smartphone.

As creatives, we have many options available to us to help deliver on our vision.  One of the three primary elements that go into a photograph is our selection of aperture. What Is Aperture Anyway? As much of the exposure process is automated these days, there can be some confusion about how aperture works and how it can affect your image. By definition, an aperture is an opening.  For our purposes we are measuring the opening in a lens that light passes through.   By varying the size of the opening, […]