Photography Masterclass Magazine Issue 100

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United States
Hysteresis Media Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
editor’s note

Welcome to this edition of Photography Masterclass Magazine HDR allows photographers to combine images and bring out the full dynamic range of an image - from shadows to highlights. It can be extremely useful in certain photographic situations & allows you to capture well exposed shots that wouldn’t be possible with one exposure. However, care needs to be taken to make sure your images don't look over-processed. In this issue, we’ll look at how to create beautiful HDR images and the technical skills you'll need. Also in this issue - discover common portrait cropping mistakes and how to avoid them! Learn 15 Lightroom tips & tricks for faster editing in a great photo editing video tutorial. We bring you an in-depth interview with photographer and visual artist, Sergey Fett, who specializes in surreal…

1 min
editor’s choice

5 min
what it’s like to photograph celebrities

Coming from small-town America and moving my business to Paris, France made a huge difference in the types of people I photographed. Back home in suburbia, I worked with normal everyday families and couples. I loved working with all types of people from different backgrounds but my career took me to the city of light and with it came a new genre of clients. Paris attracts all kinds of people and most celebrities have visited at some point in their lives. It’s important to capture photos of celebrities for media promotion and to advertise events all over the city. Keep in mind that people remember 80 percent of the things they see and process images about 60,000 times faster than text! As we all know, viewing images can produce emotional experiences and…

4 min
common portrait cropping mistakes & how to avoid them

Knowing what works and doesn’t work when it comes to cropping your portraits is a key step to becoming a better portrait photographer. Like a lot of things, once you know the rules you can go about breaking them but following them, particularly when you’re starting out, makes life a lot simpler! Cropping portraits correctly makes a big difference to how your subject looks and to the overall impact of the image. So, in this article, I’ll run you through some dos and don’ts for your portrait crops. JOINTS Probably the most common mistake I see with photographers who are just starting out with portraiture is cropping at the joints of the body. The obvious ones are the wrists and ankles but I would also include fingers, toes, elbows and knees. I’m also not…

6 min
how to create beautiful hdr photos

HDR allows photographers to combine images, allowing you to bring out the full dynamic range of an image from shadows to highlights. It’s useful in a number of situations but tends to have a ‘love it or loathe it’ reaction tied to it – images can look overly surreal and unrealistic. This is fine if you’re going for a deliberate fantastical look to your images but care needs to be taken if you want natural looking shots. In this article we’ll look at how to create HDR images and the technical skills you will need. WHAT IS HDR? High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography is a post production technique whereby multiple exposures of the same scene are combined into one image. The idea is that the final image will give you a shot that is…

1 min
video tutorial what is hdr photography & what is high dynamic range?

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create HDR in Lightroom. To create a Lightroom HDR image you need multiple exposures of the same thing. You will need a minimum of three exposures, one underexposed, one correctly exposed and one overexposed. Then you use HDR software to merge these exposures into one and thus bringing all that tonal range between the three exposures into one. This way each pixel in your image has a lot more information to play with. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: The School of Photography deliver high-quality photography courses online, in person and in books, and are a leading provider of photography education to schools and colleges in the UK. You can follow more from The School of Photography on their website, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.…