I get a lot of questions about how to photograph a painting and other works of art. This video addresses this question specifically. Read the rest of this article…
SHOOTING & LIGHTING
The Best Autofocus Techniques for General Shooting
This is yet another attempt at creating a useful tutorial on Autofocus. Read the rest of this article…
I had to make a quick promo shot in which I was one of the subjects, and also shoot simultaneously! Oh, and it had to be done right quick. See the video below for more:
I used one light at first, but then added a second light as rim to separate us from the very dark, as black, background. In order to actually be in the shot and also actually TAKE the shot, I used the Yongnuo 603 radio trigger system for Canon, which comes with a short cable that allowed me to trigger the shutter wirelessly. Pretty nifty!
After my last video on macro photography I went back and shot in my garden again, this time getting a larger Depth of Field at f/32! I was able to get much closer to what I wanted this time. In order to get enough light at f/32 and a reasonably fast shutter speed hand-held, I had to use an off-camera flash triggered via a radio trigger. The idea is to balance flash output with ambient exposure. Check out the video below:
In this video I shoot flowers in my garden to help illustrate how important awareness of Depth of Field is in Macro Photography. Novice macro shooters invariably create images in which the depth of field is too narrow, which is easy to do given that a short focusing distance yields a narrow depth of field at any f-stop setting! The problem is that when you stop down the aperture you also drastically alter the exposure. This tutorial also includes a few Lightroom techniques, for those of you so inclined: