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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.

Nature Photo Tip Quickies: What is Composition

Delicate Rose is a dramatic black and white nature photograph of the delicate petals of a rose bloom with dew droplets resting on them. This photograph was created in the beautiful, award winning Rose Garden in Brandywine Park located in Wilmington, Delaware. Title: Delicate Rose B and W Photographer: Melissa Fague Genre: Nature PhotographyPhoto Quickie: What is Composition

A composition of a photograph effective conveys the intended meaning of the photographer while the image was begin created. The composition could be of a variety of thing for placement to mood, as well as depth and subject matter. A good composition or strong composition in a photograph is easy for the viewer to spot the intended subject or reason the the photograph was created.

Image Info:

Title: Delicate Rose
Nature Photographer: Melissa Fague
Genre: Floral Nature Photography (Black and White)


Photography Quickie Tip: Wide Load

urban Landscape Photograph Shining Cab by Nature and Landscape Photographer Melissa Fague

Photo Quickie: Wide Load

Because the angle of view that a  wide-angle lens has makes it the obviously the easier lens to use where there’s limited space or the subject are large; such as city scenes and vast landscapes.  However, just because the Wide-angle’s view is much greater than that of the telephoto or standard lens, it doesn’t mean you can’t create stunning images; you’ll just have to be more creative.

Image Info:

Title: Shining Cab
Photographer: Melissa Fague
Genre: Abstract / Urban Landscape  Photography

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