David Saffir: The Move to Motion: Timelapse Photography
Jan 2014 30

Timelapse photography is a great way to break into motion-based imaging. Timelapse can be accomplished in at least two ways: combining multiple frames into a single image, or using multiple frames to create a timelapase video. In this article, I’ll discuss the former; we have additional articles coming up that will discuss the latter.

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C. David Tobie: Leveraging Phone Photo Artifacts
Feb 2014 04

Imaging artifacts are typically thought of as negative image elements to be avoided. But in phone photography, weaknesses are often turned into strengths, and artifacts are no exception. In this article we’ll take a close look at an iPhone photo, in terms of how various imaging artifacts add interest and even a bit of mystery to the image.

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David Saffir: Some Tips and Notes for Timelapse Photography
Feb 2014 25

I’ve been climbing the learning curve in timelapse photography. (For some how-to details, see my previous article here. It’s a satisfying area in many ways – particularly because the result gives one an opportunity to see things that might otherwise be out of view, or imperceptible to the eye.

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Rolf Nachbar: A Look Inside My Photo Bag – What I Need for Landscape Photography
Mar 2014 04

In addition to my work as an advertising and industrial photographer, in recent years I have increasingly devoted my time to artistic landscape photography.

In contrast to a fully planned advertising production within a team with lots of light, props and photo shooting technology, all that counts in landscape photography, besides uncontrollable aspects such as climate and time, is the simplicity of the equipment, as well as reducing volume and weight.  After all, as my colleagues will surely confirm, the specially selected scene can usually only be reached on foot over long, difficult paths.

Meanwhile, I have been able to reduce my equipment to such an extent that in fact I don’t miss any part of the photo shooting technology, just carry a minimum weight and yet still achieve maximum resolution and colour depth.

Today I would like to open my photo bag exclusively for the Datacolor blog and show what I need for my pictures. Maybe this will trigger an approving or also critical reaction from a photo enthusiast and give us all a chance to extend our horizons and lenses.

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Seán Duggan: Gradient Adjustments  (Part 1)
Apr 2014 09

Gradient adjustments are some of the most powerful, yet also most simple modifications that can be applied to your images. A gradient adjustment describes a change, be it a color or tonal adjustment that is applied so that there is a gradual fading from the adjusted to unadjusted area. In composites, gradient masks can be used to seamlessly blend different image elements together. In part 1 of this article, we’ll take a look at gradient adjustments that can be applied in the camera, via a graduated neutral density filter. In subsequent parts, I’ll cover post-capture gradient adjustment techniques in both Lightroom and Photoshop.

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David Cardinal: Photographing Wildlife on Safari
May 2014 06

Photographing wildlife always starts with preparation. If you are on your own, then it involves learning about your destination, and the species you are hoping to photograph. If you are going on an organized safari, much of that work will be done for you, so make sure to take advantage of advanced planning with your tour leader. In our case, we spend quite a bit of time via email with participants, helping them to select the correct photo equipment and providing practice tips. (There’s nothing worse than getting to a location without something you need.)

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