3 Awesome ‘Pictures of the Year’ Compilations for 2009
I always enjoy going through the various Year In Pictures compilation that many of the news sites publish at this time of year. I find the photography not only inspiring, but also a great learning tool.
As PhotoBlazr winds down for the year, we’ve compiled some links to our favourite ‘Pictures of the Year’ compilations for 2009 this year. Check out the list after the jump.
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November 17, 2010 - 9:17 pm
OK, I’m a guy who doesn’t always need to know how things work as long as they work. This means that when I take a photo, I don’t really care as much about the technical details of taking a photo as long as the end result looks good to me. So in keeping with [...]
July 18, 2010 - 10:24 pm
This is the first article of an ongoing series where we look at simple ways to improve our photography. Many beginners, and even advanced photographers overlook some of obvious ways to better their shots and hopefully these posts will help remind you what to look out for.
In this post we’ll explore how taking a [...]
March 30, 2010 - 10:46 am
Adobe Photoshop CS5 was just announced for release on April 12, 2010. This much anticipated release will introduce among other things two brand new game-changing features:
Content Awareness and
new brush tool behaviours.
More about each of these features with links to some mind-blowing demo videos after the jump.
The Content Awareness feature will allow PhotoShop CS5 to fill [...]
March 12, 2010 - 12:40 am
This presentation highlights the differences betwen reflector lighting, umbrella lighting and softbox lighting using examples.
February 27, 2010 - 9:03 pm
I created and presented this slideshow a while ago for the Rotman Photo Association. We use examples of strong photos to describe 4 simple techniques to create your own great pictures.
If you found this slideshow delivery format helpful/not helpful, I’d love to hear any feedback.
February 17, 2010 - 10:10 am
This weekend I took on a DIY project to build a decent background for use in portraits that would give me studio quality shots but still be light, portable and easy to store.
Since I have no talent in painting or construction, I knew I wouldn’t be able to paint one myself or build something [...]
January 17, 2010 - 2:22 pm
Candid photography is the art of consistently shooting pictures of people in natural unposed moments and actions. Candid moments can often capture the unique moments that reflect the true nature of the subjects rather than an image that posed shots portray – so instead of a photo of the family standing in a row looking [...]
Happy New Year!
If you’re looking for a solid RAW workflow software, Bibble 5 might just fit your bill. Bibble is known to be extremely fast and has a powerful set of features. The full announcement is below.
Austin, Tx, Dec 30th, 2009: Bibble Labs, Inc today announces the immediate availability of the all-new Bibble 5 Pro [...]
December 22, 2009 - 11:00 am
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Tutorial on how to correct a digital photo’s exposure using the histogram tool. This lesson uses Adobe Lightroom as a demonstration tool but the concepts can be used on other advanced photo manipulation software such as Apple Aperture or Photoshop CS.
December 15, 2009 - 10:35 am
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In this tutorial we go through 3 basic steps that can be used to enhance any photograph. We look at using the histogram and the curves tool to correct exposure and contrast to give photos more vibrant colour and ‘pop’.
This tutorial uses Adobe Lightroom 2 as our demonstration tool but the concepts are applicable to [...]