I've a new flower photography workshop in May and I am trying something new: mixing DSLRs and Smartphones. So people know they also can photograph flowers with smartphones. As always, the most important element in each photograph is... the photographer.
While polarizers are great to reduce reflections and saturate colors, it is easy to overdo it in the heat of the action. So, beware if you use a polarizer in landscape photography, as most people do, to darken blue skies. Here are some simple rules to get the best results.
Réhahn's Vietnam is the top story in the April's issue of FOTOdigital. A view of Vietnam and its people by a photographer that has lived there for 7 years. This issue also looks at photography in Virtual Worlds, explores sky photography and looks at some new products from MindShift Gear and Think Tank Photo. Check it out now!
April is a time for the wild boar piglets to be born at Tapada Nacional de Mafra. It is also a time to see the new born deer discovering the world. The right time for a unique safari you can book during week days, for a Iberian Safari made for photographers. Book yours from Monday to Friday!
On the 12th April 2014 I will lead a photo tour to take participants some 72 million years into the past, and Dance on a Volcano. It's a visit to one of the most unique geological places in the Atlantic Realm area, a monument we need to preserve. Photography can help to preserve it. Come and join me for a day of discovery!
Create beautiful paintings from your photos with Topaz Simplify. Instead of just giving you a few cookie-cutter effects, Simplify gives you a powerful set of tools to create the art that only you can make. But, remember to make the best photographs you can first and not use Simplify as a crutch!
I need to take some pictures of fish in an aquarium, so I went around looking for a place and way to do it. And just to test conditions, I used my Windows Phone to grab some "notes" about what can be done.
Smartphones are taking the place of compact cameras, and I understand why. I used to go round with at least a compact camera in my pocket. Now I have a Windows Phone. It is a good starting point for many photographic adventures.
If you have ever dreamed of going to Costa Rica, this is your ticket: a new and FREE eBook from photographer Ian Plant. Some 40 pages of images that are also an invitation to join Ian Plant in a workshop there.
Having a portable studio to take around with you, if you're a nature photographer, is an interesting option. I just made my own portable studio around a new tripod series from Manfrotto. Meet my 190 tripod!
For 2014 first photo tour I want to take us some 72 million years into the past, and Dance on a Volcano. A visit to one of the most unique geologic places in the Atlantic Realm area, a monument we need to preserve. And photography can help to preserve it. Come and join me on the 18th of January 2014 for a day of discovery!
We all know this is the right time of the year to place stars in your pictures, be it on a night sky exposure or on a Nativity scene. If you want to get stars on your lights, Topaz Star Effects is a viable choice. Also, be aware that it does more than stars.