Monthly Archives: May 2011

Learning how the camera works

Where was this when we learned about iso, shutter, and aperture.

A camera simulator to see the effects of each function.

http://camerasim.com/camera-simulator.html

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Photography Festival

Dear Friends of FotoDC,
As we always strive to keep you abreast of the most interesting arts and cultural happenings in the area, we wanted to let you know about the wonderful LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph (www.look3.org) happening this June 9, 10, 11 in downtown Charlottesville, VA.

The LOOK3 Festival is 3 days of on-stage presentations with world renown photographers, gallery exhibitions, and nightly projection events. Photographers, editors, curators, and media professionals from all over the world will gather in Charlottesville to share ideas, images, and inspiration.

This year LOOK3 will celebrate legendary photographers: Nan Goldin, Massimo Vitali, and Antonin Kratochvil. Also featured at LOOK3 will be George Steinmetz, Steve McCurry, Christopher Anderson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ashley Gilbertson, David Liittschwager, and more than 40 artists from around the world whose visual essays and multimedia projects will be projected each evening. See the full of presentations and exhibitions at http://www.look3.org

LOOK3 also hosts workshops the week prior to the Festival and this year will be taught by Mary Ellen Mark, Christopher Anderson, Alex and Rebecca Webb, Brian Storm (MediaStorm), and David Alan Harvey.
Enjoy the Festival!

Founded in 2008, FotoWeek DC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has evolved from a citycentric photography festival to FotoDC, a multi-season tribute to photography in all its forms. FotoDC celebrates the transformative power of photography through the exhibition of inspiring and provocative images, diverse programming, and collaboration with the local and international community. FotoWeek DC continues to play a central role in FotoDC programming, with its annual festival in November.

Bill Wood
Delaware Tech

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How to photograph a splash of water

This tutorial will teach how to photograph a drop of water.

Author: Pauline Street

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Train Your Photographic-Eye

This article will give you exercises to train your eyes to take better photographs.

A Simple Exercise to Train your Photographic Eye
by Valerie Jardin

Park Bench

Here is a simple exercise you can do anywhere that will help develop your photographic eye. Take your camera with just one lens and go for a walk (of course any point and shoot camera will do the trick too). While walking down the street, at the park or even in the wilderness, make a point to stop randomly and find something to photograph within 10 or 15 feet (3 to 5 m) from where you are standing.

Better yet, if you are walking with a non photographer, ask him or her to tell you when to stop. Look up and down, look all around you and take your time to find something interesting to photograph. It can be a scene in the street happening just in front of you, an architectural detail, the manhole cover on which you are standing or an insect on a flower. If you are using a DSLR limit yourself to one lens but experiment with a different lens each time to make the exercise more interesting. The point is to learn to make the ordinary look extraordinary. Try different angles, a shallow depth of field, etc. Or try some magic in the digital darkroom later!

Read more: http://www.digital-photography-school.com/a-simple-exercise-to-train-your-photographic-eye#ixzz1LVL9413X

Another idea is to get children involved in this exercise. A perfect way to get them to walk and introduce them to photography at the same time. Their discoveries might surprise you! This exercise can also be helpful if you are planning to start a 365 day project.

Here are a few examples of pictures taken during this simple exercise. I like details, in architecture or in nature and I also like to shoot with a very shallow depth of field. The goal of this exercise is not to produce fine art photographs. Consider it as a photo assignment with no pressure and see what happens.

The possibilities are endless, just remember to have fun. Please post some of your results in the comments!

Read more: http://www.digital-photography-school.com/a-simple-exercise-to-train-your-photographic-eye#ixzz1LVLPBwEA
Author: Pauline Street

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Capturing Motion

This weblink will tell you the different techniques of capturing motion.

http://www.digital-photography-school.com/a-beginners-to-capturing-motion-in-your-photography#ixzz0zoWaky1L

 Author: Pauline Street

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Photoshop CS4 Tutorial : Understanding Layers

This youtube video tutorial will help you to understand layers in Photoshop CS4.

Author: Pauline Street

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How to Shoot Fireworks

This video tutorial will teach you how to shoot fireworks.

Author: Pauline Street

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