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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.

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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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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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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How to photograph subjects with a blurred background

This is our first 2 minute video tutorial in an ongoing weekly series.

This tutorial describes how to photograph a subject with an SLR camera and get a blurred background in 3 steps so that the model really pops out of the picture. Though the quality of the ‘bokeh’ (blurred part) does depend on the lens, this tutorial gives you the basic steps you need to start shooting some great portraits.

It was filmed on the beautiful University of Toronto campus with the help of our friend Elaine (thanks Elaine!).