Thani Subramanian

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Five Fundamental Portrait Lighting Positions You Should Know

When you're first getting started with artificial lighting, knowing where to place the lights can be a bit daunting. This helpful video will show you …

Photography Tips | High ISO VS Slow Shutter Speed

For low light photography, familiarity with the exposure triangle teaches one that there are three things you can do to help your camera’s sensor …

8 DIY Lens Filters That Will Spice up Your Photos and Don’t Cost a Dime to Make (VIDE0)

Simple DIY camera hacks are among the most popular stories we post, because they enable photographers to spice up their work with simple homemade …

Hacking

This is How the iPhone’s Portrait Mode ‘Fakes’ Bokeh

Ever wonder how the iPhone’s amazing Portrait Model is able to create “fake” bokeh? Some Stuff Explained created this simple 5-minute explanation …

Mobile Photography

What is Zone Focusing and How Do You Use It?

Zone focusing, or ‘scale focusing’, is the systematic pre-focusing of a lens at specific distance and aperture to achieve a sharp image. Arguably one …

Photography Tutorials For Beginners: Understanding Metering Modes

In this Photography Video Tutorial, you will understand What is Metering and three Primary Metering Modes.<p>We are sharing this tutorial SLR Lounge | …

Tutorials

Ten Hacks for Your Camera in Less Than 100 Seconds

Photographers and cinematographers sometimes find themselves in the middle of a shoot wishing they had some piece of equipment to get that shot just …

Hacking

Why you should “Expose To The Right” - Part 2

Histograms Exposed & LR Bundle<p>$105.00$85.00 Sale!<p>Add to cart Show Details<p>Focus Bundle<p>$150.00$110.00 Sale!<p>Add to cart Show Details<p>Creating Depth with …

A Basic Breakdown of How Lights Change the Look of Your Subject

Keys, fills, kickers, and background lights—what exactly do each of them do?As a beginner, lighting can be really intimidating. Not only do you have …

Cinematography

Simple Formulas for the Telescope Owner

<i>How to calculate what you need to know about your telescopes, oculars, and binoculars.</i>I am about as far from being a mathematician as it is possible …

Telescopes

Dramatic Effects: A Complete Guide to Silhouette Photography Mastery

A Complete Guide to Silhouette Photography Mastery<p>Rating:<p>3.22 based on 9 Ratings<p>May 29, 2017 By Julian Rad<p>A Complete Guide to Silhouette Photography …

Landscape Photography

A Beginner’s Intro to Using Histograms to Check and Nail Exposure

Once you understand how to read a histogram, it becomes an extremely useful display of the data that your camera is seeing. This 10-minute video from …

Learning the Laws of Lighting With a Sphere and Applying Them to Photography

In this informative video from Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens, Jay goes back to the basics to show off the principles of light, and how they …

Blogs | API simulations for development and testing

posted on March 16, 2018 by Greg Southey<p>SpectoLabs news - we take stock, look ahead to the near future, and we’re hiring!<p>posted on March 16, 2018 by …

Microservices

20 tips and rules to make you a composition ninja

There are no unbreakable rules when it comes to how you should compose your photographs After all, who likes rules except for your old school …

How to Plan and Capture a Perfectly Aligned Moonrise Photo

Photographing the moon can be spectacular—a rising full moon looks very big and is often red. And combining a spectacular moonrise shot with …

4 Key Lightroom Sliders That Will Supercharge Your Photos

If you're just starting out processing your images, learn these 4 key Lightroom sliders and take your images to the next level in minutes.

This is how you take a soft light group shot

<i>Forget Mr.White, today we’re Breaking Clay!</i><p>I am a long time follower of Clay Cook, and one thing that always amazes me is his softly lit group shots. …

How to Use Your DSLR to Scan Negatives

Whether you are shooting film or have a large collection of negatives, chances are you will want to scan them one day. The process to digitize your …

How to Build Your Own Set of LED Studio Lights for Just $250

Buying a professional portrait lighting setup like the much-loved Kino Flo lights is just not within everybody’s budget, especially if you want LEDs. …

Basic Rim Lighting with a Do-It-Yourself Striplight

In this article I will show you the basics of how to do dark field and bright field lighting and a quick way to convert any softbox into a striplight …

Photography

There is no way to break compositional rules, only move to more advanced rules

Of course it follows the rule of thirds, It has to to be a good photo, right? I am not sure. You can always “break the rules”, to make a good photo, …

How to shoot a moving day to night timelapse (With a Canon body and a Nikon lens)

Time lapses that transition from day to night (or vice versa) are considered the Holy Grail of time lapses. Aside from the actual tactics of taking a …

5 Important Focal Lengths to Know and the Benefits of Each

Please note: all focal lengths mentioned in this article are in reference to 35mm full frame sensors. There are photographers that favor the …

Cameras

3 Important Ways To Edit Color In Lightroom

Being able to adjust color is an important skill which every photographer should know. This article will cover three methods to adjust and sometimes …

Tutorials

Using Colors to Create Depth & Direction

Mt. Hood, OR.<p>By now, most of us know the default rules for composition. Leading-lines, thirds, staggered elements, etc. These things help aid in …

Nature Photography

The Four Factors that Affect Depth of Field

Last week, Max Bridge included me in his article entitled 7 Mistakes From Professional Photographers That Held Them Back. I wrote about the fact that …

Depth Of Field

I Photograph Small Models with a Big Imagination

For me photography is not portraying what exists, but portraying what exist <i>in me</i>.<p>Ever since I was a kid I used to spend hours alone in my room …