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Photography 101 Tips: Star And Milky Way Photography

Star And Milky Way Photography – How To Turn Your Boring Photos AWESOME With Lightroom!

Published on Dec 18, 2016 By: YuriFineart

In this Lightroom tutorial we’ll learn how to take a flat and boring RAW file of the stars and turn it into a colorful, dynamic photograph full of interest. We will also see all of the techniques, sliders and tools all the way from the RAW file to the finished and fully edited photo!

Split Toning in Lightroom: Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace

Published on Aug 16, 2016 by: Adorama

This simple technique can add punch to your photos. Split Toning allows you to add color tones to your highlights and shadows for creative effect, and it simple to do! Watch as Mark Wallace explains the simple but powerful Lightroom feature.

Observing the Quality of Light – Nature Photography 101

Observing the Quality of Light

Shimmering Orange is a tranquil nature photograph of a tall Maple Tree in bold orange autumn coloring against a solid blue sky at Battery Park in New Castle, Delaware.  This photograph was created from a resting position underneath the tree to capture the glow of the leaves in the sunlight and the strong details of the bark of the tree.   Title: Shimmering Orange Photographer: Melissa Fague Genre: Nature Photography  This image can only be licensed through Getty Images; for more info please visit: http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/shimmering-orange-royalty-free-image/503844495
Shimmering Orange – Created By: Melissa Fague – Nature Photography

Light is photography, light is life. It’s light that reveals and hides objects, it  can create shadows and depth, or make them disappear and flatten objects. Light is the key to creating vibrant images; so knowing how light changes in intensity and quality very quickly, as well as reflective values of object is one of the hardest things to master. Light can be hard and directional producing well-defined shadows, or it can be soft and diffused producing softer shadows; each will give you a different effect or mood in your photograph. Hard light for example isn’t very becoming for flesh, it tends to create shadows from wrinkles and pores. Back lighting an object can accentuate colors and can also be utilized for creating silhouettes and halos. Side lighting can emphasize textures through shadows, and front lighting flattens a photo.


Landscape Photography Tip Quickies: Time

Windy Beach is a black and white landscape photograph of the base of a rock jetty in Cape Henlopen State park located in Lewes, Delaware. The image was created to capture the wind blowing the sand and clouds. This image won 2nd place in the Delmarva on View 2014 Photo Contest and was recently on exhibit at the Lewes Public Library in Delaware. Title: Windy Beach Photographer: Melissa Fague Genre: Landscape Photography Are you an Etsy Fan? This image is also available on Etsy; Gift Cards are accepted. https://www.etsy.com/listing/251341735/windy-beach-landscape-photograph

Photo Quickie: From the Start

Every photograph that has ever been created is actually a time exposure. Images may be recorded in a fraction of a second or over hours of time. but many people never realize or they simply forget that time can be used as a creative tool in photography. The shutter speed can be adjusted to any time span you want; from very long (bulb with infinite possibilities ) or instantaneous exposures to freeze time. Take the time to learn about your shutter speed; it will open a whole new world to you and your creative eye.

Image Info:

Title: Windy Beach
Photographer: Melissa Fague
Genre: Landscape Photography


Nature Photography Quickie: Background Info

Daydreams on the Shore is a beautiful nature photograph of a dark grey, almost black Whelk seashell resting on a sandy beach and broken but smoothed seashells. In the distance is a beautiful picturesque inlet and ocean shining in the early morning sun. This photograph has color effects added to enhance the dreamy mood of the image. Main colors of this photograph are tan, teal and black.Photo Quickie: Background Info

Pay close attention to what is behind your subject before snapping the first shot, they cause distractions. This is especially true with reflective surfaces that could bounce light from the flash or other light sources back to the camera and cause a distraction from your subject.

Photo Info:

Title: Daydreams on the Shore
Fine Art Nature Photographer: Melissa Fague
Genre: Coastal / Nature Photography