dpreview articles: Photo Techniques
Published on Jun 7, 2013 | Photo Techniques|
Nature photographer Erez Marom explains how he created his image 'Dark Matter', shedding light on everything from from composition and gear choice to post-processing, and what to call the final picture.
Published on Apr 11, 2013 | Photo Techniques|
In this article, nature photographer Erez Marom explains the technique of focus stacking and shows its implementation in Photoshop.
Published on Mar 8, 2013 | Photo Techniques|
The best images are often made close to home. And photographing the same scene over and over is the photographer's equivalent to the daily run of the marathoner. See how photographer Carsten Krieger has explored a single scene in his native Ireland over the years.
Published on Dec 26, 2012 | Photo Techniques|
The field camera has been the tool of choice for generations of landscape photographers, with resolution and image quality that remains impressive even by today's standards. Here's how you can get similar results with a modern DSLR, tilt/shift lenses and some digital darkroom magic.
Published on Nov 11, 2012 | Photo Techniques|
Many photographers look to follow rules to make a better image. Photographer Thomas Park discusses how you can unlock creative possibilities by breaking these rules instead.
Published on Oct 21, 2012 | Photo Techniques|
Success in the world of fashion photography involves much more than just shooting pretty models. London-based photographer and digital imaging expert Martin Evening takes a look at the production and planning skills you need to keep both clients and models happy.
Published on Aug 27, 2012 | Photo Techniques|
Most of us think of HDR images as surreal creations that bear little resemblance to the 'real' world. Rick Sammon shows how it is possible to reap the benefits of capturing an extended dynamic range in a more natural-looking image.
Published on Aug 21, 2012 | Photo Techniques|
In this article, photographer Thomas Park discusses some time-honored compositional rules for creating effective photographs, and explains why they are successful.
Published on Aug 9, 2012 | Photo Techniques|
Professional photographer Carsten Krieger takes you through his process of creating a landscape photograph.
Published on Jun 12, 2012 | Photo Techniques|
Nature photographer Erez Marom offers some basic guidelines for finding and handling macro subjects in the wild.
Published on May 22, 2012 | Photo Techniques|
Creative and dramatic studio lighting does not have to involve a lot of gear. In this article, photographer Thomas Park demonstrates a range of creative possibilities that can be achieved using a single light in the studio.
Published on Mar 7, 2012 | Photo Techniques|
A solid understanding of compositional principles is crucial to photographic success. Macro photography presents unique challenges and solutions for generating captivating images. Nature Photographer Erez Marom discusses the compositional guidelines he uses when creating a macro photograph.
Published on Feb 15, 2012 | Photo Techniques|
Nature photographer Erez Marom discusses the problem of insufficient depth-of-field in macro photography, and shows you two ways to overcome it.
Published on Jan 20, 2012 | Photo Techniques|
Landscape photography has long been a popular endeavor, but doing it well involves much more than simply taking your camera to an exotic location. Learn some of the equipment, logistical and technical basics you need to get started in this genre.
Published on Jan 8, 2012 | Photo Techniques|
Capturing successful images of food doesn't need to be complicated, and it doesn't require any specialist equipment either. Matt Golowczynski shares a few words of wisdom for those venturing into this largely unchartered photographic genre.
Published on Dec 23, 2011 | Photo Techniques|
In this article, documentary and commercial photographer Giora Dan shares his tips for shooting human subjects in a documentary style. He covers three basic techniques - unplanned, spontaneous shooting, planned shots, and 'confrontational' photography.
Published on Nov 28, 2011 | Photo Techniques|
Nature photographer Erez Marom explains the importance of the magnification ratio in macro photography.
Published on Nov 23, 2011 | Photo Techniques|
Making the most of an African safari tour begins with ensuring you've got the right gear to capture the images you envision. Photographer and tour operator Dallas Dahms shows you how to successfully gear up for your once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Published on Nov 18, 2011 | Photo Techniques|
Aviation photography offers a great way to expand your portfolio of images with some dynamic shots. In this article, Rob Neil, photographer and editor of Pacific Wings magazine explains the basics for capturing great images of both moving and static aircraft.
Published on Oct 19, 2011 | Photo Techniques|
Erez Marom elborates about point of view in a macro shot, as well as the importance of finding and shooting special scenes.