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Daily Archives: May 18, 2011

12 Unmissable Tutorials on High Key Photography

High key photography is a technique that can produce some stunning images, but it may not be self evident to many people how to get similar results. The trouble is, where do you start? If you are interested in creating beautiful high key shots, here are 12 unmissable tutorials to get you started and a few shots for inspiration. Brought to you by Lightstalking here

Jos van Zetten

Why Lens Speed Varies or why does my lens have different apertures at different zoom lengths

In class when teaching Understanding Your Digital SLR camera I am often asked why does the zoom lens I bought with my camera say f3.5-f5.6 and why does it vary when I zoom. There is a simple explanation to this but this answer on the digitalphotography lifetips site says it all so if you want to know have a look here

A Killer Collection of Adobe LightRoom Tutorials

For many people Lightroom is now more important than Photoshop, being able to make a series of changes in one program without exporting and then re-working in another is proving to be enticing. In previous posts we have brought you Learning Lightroom in a week which was a series of 5 tutorials covering many of the major functions. This article from those nice people at Lightstalking has a whole bundle more. Having a program but not using it to it’s full potential is sort of missing the point so have a stroll through these, you will find a number that help you to do better, quicker and more interestingly.

“Adobe LightRoom remains one of the most popular pieces of post-production software for photographers and for Light Stalking readers. Luckily, there are a lot of clever and generous people around the internet who have taken the time to produce some great tutorials on using it recently. So why not take a bit of time to go and see what they have to offer, leave a nice thank you note, and tell ‘em Light Stalking sent you!”.………..more