Correcting exposure using a photograph’s histogram

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.

Nikon D3000 Review – The Little DSLR That Could

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 pixel LCD, and a max shooting speed of 3 frames per second. The D3000 body and AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR kit lens is priced together at around $550 and is a solid choice as a beginner SLR.

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3 Simple Steps to Enhancing Your Digital Photos

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 many of the advanced photography manipulation software such as Aperture and Photoshop Elements or CS.

Basics of Wedding Photography – Part 4/4

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In this fourth and final part of the Basics of Wedding Photography, we’ll talk about shooting group portraits and finally the reception party.

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Long Exposure Photography Tutorial – 4 Steps to Amazing Light Trails

This week’s 2 Minute Tutorial shows you how to photograph traffic light trails in 4 simple steps. This is an example of long exposure photography.

Basics of Wedding Photography – Part 3/4

So far in Part 1 and Part 2 we’ve looked at:

  1. Understanding and setting expectations with the Bride & Groom
  2. Preparing your equipment
  3. Planning logistics.

We’re now ready to tackle the big day and take some great photos. Here’s what you should keep in mind as the day progresses.

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Matin Photo Vest Review

The Shooter Vest by Matin is a popular photo vest that retails for CDN$ 60-70.

This is a 2 minute review of this jacket that points out its main features and flaws.

Basics of Wedding Photography – Part 2/4

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Ok, so you’ve got your equipment ready, the next step is to scout out the location ahead of time and be prepared for the conditions. This post will guide you through the process.

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Basics of Wedding Photography – Part 1/4

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Wedding photography is a very challenging endeavor and there are a lot of things a photographer must prepare for and be aware of before they even attempt their first wedding. First of all, just because you’ve attended a wedding doesn’t mean you can photograph it well. We highly recommend that any would-be wedding shooters first begin by assisting as a 2nd shooter with an experienced wedding photographer before even attempting one on their own. It’s fairly easy to become a 2nd shooter, as long as you’re a decent photographer, as many wedding photographers are looking for reliable 2nd shooters all the time on the internet.

Once you’re ready to try going out on your own, remember there is a lot at stake in shooting a wedding, so being prepared can help smooth out the day and ensure you do a great job that the bride and groom appreciate.

This guide will delve into some of the basics of wedding photography, and help you in your development in this highly demanded skill.

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Portrait Photography using Fill Flash in 3 Easy Steps

Our second Two-minute Tutorial #2 -- How to take pro-quality portrait photographs using a fill flash.

This tutorials shows you how to take great portraits indoors using a fill flash. A fill flash is a flash is used so that it doesn’t overpower the background and instead just ‘fills’ in shadow areas, while the photo captures much of the ambient light. This results in a much more natural looking portrait which doesn’t look like a ‘paprazzi’ shot of a celebrity at a party.

Take a look and let us know whether this was useful to you.