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This is pretty handy for learning the basics of getting the right subject, light, depth of field & perspective. In half an hour:
Mr Pocket Chris talks a little about the psychology behind the way us human folk look at and react emotionally to photos too, which helps you choose what to shoot, and when. Plus it increases the chances of your friends saying “OOOOOH!” and “WOW!”.
And the best bit? An ingenious scroll-wheel that shows you the same photo taken with different camera settings & from different viewpoints.
Basic tutorials are free. More advanced packs are £1.49: http://pocketchris.com/
Ever looked at a photo and wondered… “How did they do that?”
Well, now there’s a site where the photographers will tell you. Everything:
- Exposure setup
- Camera type
- Lense used
- Point of view
- Time of day
- Post processing
- Hints, tips & tricks
And the best bit? There’s an open forum where you can talk direct to the photographers if you want to learn more.
Look here: http://1x.com/tutorials
Battle of the pics at www.pixoto.com
Awesome concept. Awesome website. Upload your shots and they will be entered into ‘image duals’ against other photos of similar quality. They use a top-secret algorithm to make sure your pitched against similarly-skilled photographers. And the more votes you get, the higher-up the rankings you go.
You can win real money every week if your pics make the top pick. And it’s free!
And the best bit? It’s a really good way to get instant feedback on your shots from dozens of photographers.
Ready, set, dual: www.pixoto.com
Awesome award winning photo campaign. 10 years+ of incredible delights. From Incredible India:
Website flowing with flora, fauna, festivals. And fun. With an inverted ‘!’ incredibleindiacampaign.com
And the best bit? India’s cheap as chapatis to travel in. On. Around. And about.
Top tips from exposure expert Bryan Peterson:
Great light in a nutshell. Where to focus to get the shot. Every. Time.
And the best bit? I came back from a month in Perth after reading this, to find almost all my shots beaming bright with light. Vivid eye-popping shimmerings. Thanks Mr Peterson
Buy it here: At Amazon
Pixel-popping-prettyness from Frédéric LaGrange:
And the best bit? His pictures really do speak a thousand words:
These guys are great:
A different bunch of pro photographers get together for a chat. Once a week. The podcasts are just long enough for the commute to work. Or a very long bath! And after each, you’ll have a few new skillz, know how one or two more pro’s get their shots, and be up to date on all things gear & tech.
And the best bit? You don’t have to be a pro to use their techniques.
Subscribe on iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/this-week-in-photography/id272987532
Listen on their website here: http://www.thisweekinphoto.com/
This guy rocks. 4 books. 250+ short pages. A quick tip on each. Plus the odd joke. All in plain English. (Ok, apart from the jokes!)
Basically, if you snap them all, when you’ve finished, you’ll have 250 awesome shots.
I’ve read them all. Twice. And each time am blown-away with how simple his teaching method is… and how many secrets of the pro’s he’s willing to share. Thanks Mr Kelby
And the best bit? They’re only about £10 each. Here: Scott Kelby on Amazon