If you’re at all like me, you like making the images most of all, but also get a lot of pleasure from seeing how you can make your images better in post-processing. There are some folks who call the digital darkroom “cheating” but I don’t agree. Most all of us are familiar with the incredible work of the great American photographer Ansel Adams. Mr. Adams has been widely characterized as the fellow who created the idea of layers in the chemical darkroom and has also been characterized as the first […]

As photographers and videographers we are always looking for a new way to present our work that creates differentiation and tells the story in a unique way. In this article I’m going to go in depth at converting a colour photograph to black and white.

There are only two kinds of digital photographers who use cameras with interchangeable lenses, those who have had to deal with sensor dust and those who have not had to deal with sensor dust, yet. If you are in the latter group, be ready, because it will happen.

If flowers are naturally beautiful, we need to push that farther to make a compelling story. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to challenge yourself to make a floral triptych. How you build it is your business but here’s a workflow to consider.

The Exposure Triangle is a continuous entity. A change to any value necessitates a change to at least one, perhaps both of the other elements. If we want a higher shutter speed, then either we have to open the aperture or increase the ISO or some combination of the two. When we shoot in full automatic, the camera’s CPU is doing all the work for us based on the meter reading. That’s great, right up until we choose to take a bit more creative control of the triangle.

While the general marketplace for point and shoot cameras has fallen significantly because smartphones do such a fine job in that portable, small sensor space, an area of growth has appeared in the market of point and shoot cameras for more serious photographers.