Tips & Solutions / Photography
As we all know, every single photo we take is unique. It doesn’t matter whether we shoot the same image several times, or under the same lighting conditions, or using the same camera settings. As we have all noticed from personal experience, some images have grain in darker areas while others lack contrast in certain areas, and others suffer from major backlighting issues.
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Following up on Jeff Cable’s “The 15 Features of the DSLR That Every Photographer Should Know,” and “The 15 Features of Photoshop That Every Photographer Should Know,” this presentation covers 15 of the most common mistakes that people make when taking photos. Cable discusses composition, proper use of flash, good focus technique, and much more. As always, with Cable, we know that his stories... READ MORE
You’ve mastered shooting RAW, so what’s the next step? When it really matters, know how to tether up and see results immediately. Tethered shooting can make the difference between a successful shoot and miserable failure. With this class, we cover ways to tether your DLSR and medium format camera using Capture One Pro, the industry standard among professional photographers. Learn how and when to... READ MORE
The night may be dark and full of shadows, but night photography expert Gabriel Biderman is here to take the fear and mystery out of photographing at night! Biderman shares some of his favorite images from his new book, Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, and sheds light on creating inspirational images once the sun goes down.
In this seminar, Biderman will help you look beyond the... READ MORE
Join landscape photographer and Canson Infinity ambassador Robert Rodriguez Jr as he shares advanced workflows in the Lightroom 5 Develop module. Developing images creatively in Lightroom is more than just optimizing tonalities and color, it entails careful interpretation of the raw file to convey the essence of the image effectively. Selective detail, subtle use of color, and local adjustments... READ MORE
The dawn of a new era is upon us. For more than 100 years, camera companies have been trying to squeeze the best specs into the smallest available formats. Smartphones and point-and-shoot cameras are too limiting, and digital SLRs are too bulky. Enter the Mirrorless Generation. Now, we can pack big image quality into a small, travel-friendly package.
Whether you are looking for a new camera or... READ MORE
So, you are a regular Explora reader and you recently mastered fireworks photography. Now, the fireworks shows are done and you are hooked on photographing dazzling light, so you decide you want to photograph the lightning that comes with summer storms. Well, again, you have come to the right place!
Before we get... READ MORE
This is not your average department store cooler by any means. Pelican, a proven leader in rugged equipment has done it again with their Elite Cooler products. Delivering on their well-earned reputation, Pelican brought their long history of building high-quality rugged gear into the design. This cooler is a game... READ MORE
If you own a portable electronic flash for your DSLR, but don’t like the results you get by keeping it on top of your camera, that’s understandable. Maybe you feel that you are just not enjoying the full capability of your 580EXII or SB910, or any other flash you bought for your camera.
If this is true for you, then “The Power of Portable Flash” is the seminar for you. Take control of this... READ MORE
Indian weddings are a fast-growing segment of the overall wedding market across the nation. With multiple days of celebrations and rituals, it’s an experience unlike any other. Successfully documenting the festivities through your lens takes unique preparation, and a well-rounded understanding of the culture, as well. Learn 10 helpful tips on how to capture an Indian/fusion celebration ... READ MORE
What is a lens?
Superficially, a lens is little more than a cylinder containing optical elements that shift about as you focus by turning a ring around the cylinder. But even in its most basic form, a camera lens is far more complex than it might appear.
A lens is more than the sum of its parts. When you attach a lens to a camera, your choice of lens is very much like a painter's choice of brush... READ MORE
The weather is something we all have to adjust to accordingly with each passing day. Sometimes it’s the heat, sometimes snow, sometimes the threat of beastly supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes, especially here in the Central Plains. It’s on these... READ MORE
I think that travel can be an important part of the creative experience for photographers. The idea of the open road and the images you’ll find there is a powerful draw. Seeing new sights and exploring new visual territory can be very invigorating and it helps to kindle the creative spark. You see things in a new way because the primary purpose of the journey is to see, to view the world with new... READ MORE
It's June 19, and I'm at a diner in Twenty Nine Palms, California, staring warily at the first cup of coffee I’ve had in days. Ten days ago I was in Upstate New York, anxiously anticipating the images I was about to make. To most of... READ MORE
Join Vanessa Joy as she offers you 20 new ideas that’ll bring your brand from bland to booming. From social media to in-person networking, you’re sure to find unique methods of getting your business known. Branch out into new forms of marketing that’ll help you gain new clients, more credibility, and expand your network.
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