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Tips if the Bride and Groom are Camera Shy

Tips if the Bride and Groom are Camera Shy “Love and Passion” captured by Olesia Kliots (Click Image to See More From Olesia Kliots) How do you deal with a stiff bride and groom when it comes to the portrait time? Well, I have a few tricks up my sleeve, but they all boil down to the same thing: familiarize yourself with the people you’re photographing and do whatever you can to get them to relax, to know that this isn’t serious time, this is a time to let loose and be themselves. Here are a few things you can do… 1. Most weddings go on in the summer, so if you see that your bride is perspiring a bit, tell the groom...

How to Make HDR Images

How to Make HDR Images Picture this: you’re walking outside with your camera when you see this absolutely beautiful scene. You are thinking about how nice this picture will look on your wall and how you just have to photograph this. There’s only one thing standing in your way: the scene has a lot of contrast, and there isn’t a fast way to get everything lighted properly. Do you choose to light the sky properly or the ground/shadows? If you would know how to make HDR images or high dynamic range images you would have to choose. “HDR” captured by David Reyes (Click Image to See More From David...

Photomatix Coupon Code: “PICTURECORRECT”

We have received a lot of emails from our readers looking for discounts on the Photomatix HDR software, so I thought we should remind everyone that there is a special discount for our readers. Photomatix is the software of choice for most professional HDR photographers. Photomatix was nice enough to provide a discount to PictureCorrect readers on any version of their software. For 15% off, remember to use the Coupon Code “PICTURECORRECT” at checkout. The software can be acquired Here on the Photomatix Site. Photomatix Coupon Code: “PictureCorrect” About Photomatix: Photomatix HDR...

Church & Cathedral Photos: Use a Slow Shutter Speed

Church & Cathedral Photos: Use a Slow Shutter Speed “The Cathedral” captured by Ryan (Click Image to See More From Ryan) Finally, the local photo club had arranged for us to take pictures inside the beautiful Our Lady of Victory Basilica. I was so excited! In my nearly fifty years, I had never once even peeked in through the doorway. Once inside, I understood why documentaries had been made about this grand church. It was so ornate. Michelangelo could have painted these ceilings. Still, after more than 100 years, the colors were so bold and beautiful they could have been painted yesterday. The marble and gold glistened in the...

Kenneth O’Halloran

Kenneth O’Halloran My Father, Corofin, County Clare, Ireland  in 2006 Kenneth O’Halloran (b.1968, Ireland) graduated from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dun Laoghaire. His project ‘Tales from the Promised Land’ was shortlisted for the Terry O’Neill Award 2010 and a portrait entitled Twins: Puck Fair was shown in The National Portrait Gallery in London, as part of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2010. Kenneth has recently received third prize in the Portrait Stories category of the World Press Photo awards and is also the recipient of the Focus Project Monthly Award (March 2011) and...

Once Magazine Presents A Smart New iPad Format For Photographers

Once Magazine Presents A Smart New iPad Format For Photographers Once is a new photography magazine for iPad, but it’s one with a nice twist: the publishers plan to share income with the contributors. I’ve just spent an enjoyable hour going through the first (free) edition and I’m impressed. Much thought has gone into making sure that this is more than just a slideshow of photographs. The three photo stories in this edition include plenty of additional material – essays, maps, timelines, audio clips. Each one is a complete package, telling a story and immersing the reader in a scene, a place, or a point of view. It’s all very nicely put...

Football Photography Tips and Techniques

Football Photography Tips and Techniques “Football” captured by Tara (Click Image to See More From Tara) American football photography offers challenges which are very different than those of traditional photography. In this article, I will introduce you to helpful techniques to get you up to speed with gear and technique, so you can catch the winning touchdown this autumn! Equipment A fast DSLR camera and lens is an absolute must. The camera and lens should each be able to auto focus very quickly. My camera of choice for the last several years has been Canon 1D-Mark IIn, with the Canon 70-200 Image Stabilized 2.8 lens...

What Makes a Great Photograph?

What Makes a Great Photograph? I’m sure this article will be controversial. I mean, after all, how do you objectively characterize what makes a good photograph? It’s not like marking a mathematics paper, where there is always a right or wrong answer. Photography, much like any other art form, is very subjective. That said, I do believe that there are certain elements that all great photographs share in common. Here’s my (subjective) attempt at defining them: “Tunnel Vision” captured by Tony Taffinder (Click Image to See More From Tony Taffinder) 1. Great use of Light – I’ve placed this in position...

Getting Paid: Collection Agencies and Courts

Fourth in a series. In the first part of this series, we introduced you to an Ottawa photographer who, when asked about getting paid, joked that “baseball bats work wonders.” In this last installment, we’ll discuss how to swing the legal lumber: namely courts and collection agencies. Freelancers in all sorts of businesses seem to be in agreement that going to court may be throwing good money after bad. But there seems to be plenty of advice out there about what you can do first. The Freelancers Union, the industry group that counts more than 150,000 members, says the first step is...

Various Uses for a Reflector During a Photo Shoot

Various Uses for a Reflector During a Photo Shoot Light Reflectors Used in Photography I have to admit it. I rejoice working with reflectors during my outdoor photo shoots. This is for the simple reason that it can be used in a number of different ways. It purely makes your photographic life much easier. Do you possess a reflector or maybe you are planning to buy one? Hereunder I have listed for you the basic advantages of working with a reflector when doing outdoor photo shoots. Diffuser If you buy a 5 in 1 type of reflector you can use your reflector as a diffuser. Holding the reflector above your model you can diffuse direct sunlight...
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