The challenges and opportunities of taking photographs in snowy conditions.
In my previous post I discussed the benefits of switching your camera off of automatic mode and onto a semi-automatic or manual mode. Today, I want to have a more in depth look at the shooting mode which I use most - Aperture Priority. Spin that Wheel Aperture Priority is a shooting mode that is... Continue Reading →
Many people recommend not shooting with your camera in full automatic mode and suggest instead using manual mode. So today I want to look at the differences between manual and automatic modes on a standard DSLR and what are the benefits or disadvantages of using them. What are all those settings? Before even thinking about... Continue Reading →
In my last post I mentioned using hard graduated neutral density filters (hard grad ND for short) to help restrict the light from the sun coming into the camera. Today I will have a more in depth look at these filters. What are Neutral Density Filters? Neutral Density filters reduce the amount of light passing... Continue Reading →
One of the biggest issues in landscape photography is dealing with the sun's intensity and brightness. Even when it is low on the horizon and it's intensity is lessened, it will still create too much contrast between the sky and the foreground when you are shooting into it. What you will end up with is... Continue Reading →
Following on from my last post discussing histograms, I now want to quickly look at what I call tonal maps. When viewing an image, the colours within it can often deceive us into believing there is more or less tonal variance within the image than there actually is. Complimentary colours create greater contrast whereas analogous... Continue Reading →
Digital photography has brought in a host of new features to assist us in capturing our desired masterpiece. One of the most useful of these, and also one of the most overlooked, is the histogram. What is the Histogram? In photography, the histogram is a graph which shows the distribution of tones across an image.... Continue Reading →