Project #8 Outdoor Portraits in the Shade

Project: Outdoor portraits in the shade Finding a nice shady spot to make a portrait may not sound hard but watch out for some of the pitfalls that you will encounter. Are you thinking of a spot with open shade and nice bright blue sky above? Maybe you know of the perfect tree that creates … Continue reading Project #8 Outdoor Portraits in the Shade

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Project #7 Panning

Project: Panning to create motion blur Panning is an essential skill you need to show movement in your images. When done well, the main subject stays in focus and the background is blurred. As with any skill it takes time and practice to master. For this week practice panning on several different subjects. If you … Continue reading Project #7 Panning

Project #6 Street Scene in available, mixed light

Project: Photograph a street scene in available, mixed light. Photographing a street scene in available, mixed light can be quite a challenge. After the sun has set and the lights come up, street scenes have a very different look. The same is true for street scenes just before dawn. Making images just after the golden … Continue reading Project #6 Street Scene in available, mixed light

Project #5 One Light, One object

Project: Use one artificial light to light one object. When asked about using available light W. Eugene Smith said "Available light is any damn light that is available!" Photography at times can be all about using any light that is available, the sun, a speedlight (speedlite), household lamp, car headlights, flashlight or candle. That is … Continue reading Project #5 One Light, One object