Understanding Exposure Compensation
This week’s video tutorial explains and demonstrates the use of Exposure Compensation on cameras.
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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 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 19, 2010 - 2:02 pm
This week’s video explains the use of Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority modes on SLR cameras.
Many photographers shoot in these modes to give themselves more control over their shots than full auto would, but also allow them to focus on composition rather than calculating exposure.
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 [...]
January 3, 2010 - 5:09 pm
This week we go through the 3 main types of exposure metering modes that modern SLRs use: Matrix, Centre-weighted, and Spot metering.
Each mode can be very useful in different scenarios and being aware of how the metering systems work will give you control over how your photographs are exposed.
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 19, 2009 - 1:43 pm
Nikon’s newest and cheapest entry-level digital SLR, the D3000, squarely targets beginners to SLR photography and does it well. From its compactness, to easy to use menu system, to in-camera walk-throughs, the D3000 does a strong job of making itself non-intimidating to users.
The camera is equipped with a 10.2 megapixel sensor, a 3 inch 230,000 [...]