A powerful light source is an invaluable tool for photographers. Flash photography is commonly used in the studio, but also does its job outdoors and can drastically change the scene. The only problem is that the range of offerings is enormous and can make your head spin. We’ll walk you through the different parameters and specifications so you know what to watch out for and what you don’t need to worry about when it comes to choosing your flash.
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Catching your dog’s attention with sounds and rolling on the floor. “Photographing canines isn’t exactly easy,” says Misa Mala and Eliska Hruzova
Míša Malá and Eliška Hrůzová are both passionate dog lovers who got into photography thanks to their four-legged companions. They have been involved in dog training for many years. So much so, that they find communicating with pets easier than with humans. How did they get their start in photography and what do they consider the most important parts of dog photography? Read this unconventional interview and enjoy the beautiful photos taken by our talented ambassadors.
Zoner Photo Studio X’s regular update is here! There is plenty to look forward to, including noticeably faster editing, enhanced tools for working with exposure, new noise reduction, more convenient video editing, and plenty of new features in Zonerama. And that’s not all! Read on to see what’s new.
Almost every photo requires at least some adjustment to exposure and dynamic range. With RAW photos in particular, you can get more out of them than you may have expected. This comes in handy if you didn’t watch your exposure settings when shooting or you are shooting a scene with harsh highlights and dark shadows. A common example is a landscape or portrait photo where a part of the photo contains a bright sky and another is covered in shadows.
Photos that have too much noise or need sharpening are common issues that many photographers encounter. Fortunately, they can often be solved with some photo editing. Learn how to reduce noise and increase sharpness in your photos. These two adjustments are closely related so you’ll also be learning how to properly balance the photo’s sharpness and digital noise.
Do you ever get the feeling that your photos are lacking detail and you’re wondering how to bring them out? Try adjusting Clarity and Texture in Zoner Photo Studio X. These are very effective adjustments that will boost your photos without needing to change the picture’s overall contrast.
After choosing the lighting for your studio, the next most important step is to choose the background. The majority of people picture a roll of seamless backdrop paper as their studio background, but there are many more options out there. So many that there’s no way you’ll be able to use all of them. Still, it’s a good idea to be aware of the basic background options available to you.
Macro photography is much more than just a macro lens and flash. There are many different types of backgrounds, as well as accessories for arranging macro subjects such as insects.