Panning is a technique that photographers use to emphasize motion. They follow a moving object with their camera, and press the trigger at just the right moment. This keeps the photo’s main subject sharp, while blurring its surroundings. That’s nice when you can manage it... but what if you need to fake it after the shot? Read on to find out!
People are among the most common subjects in photography. People in motion, people in poses, people on the street. And people are important in pictures even when they’re not the subject, by enlivening the picture or showing scale. But do you know what not to do when photographing people?
The standard formats (height/width ratios, also called aspect ratios) for photographs have evolved over time. But some formats have proven over time that they’re best left untouched, and so camera makers stick with them. So let’s take a look at the most common aspect ratios for digital images—these ratios are also the ones produced by digital cameras, and photo labs and photo frame manufacturers expect them.
In photography it can be hard to judge if one genre is harder than another. Ultimately all the landscape photographers will call landscape photography the hardest, portrait photographers will say
Color photography has existed for about a hundred and fifty years, if we count from its earliest beginnings. For all of this rather long time, a considerable number of photographers have remained, or at least returned, at the side of black-and-white photography. The arrival of digital cameras has done nothing to change this. Except to make it simpler.
The cameras in cell phones (and tablets) are a popular way to take photos, no matter how much pro and semi-pro photographers may shudder at the thought. These photos often really need some editing before they get posted on social networks. What are the common sore spots?
Cell phones have one major advantage compared to cameras: they are always by your side. But cell phone photography has disadvantages too. Yes, we mean poor technical quality... but we also mean the way they make you think (or forget to think).