Photography Masterclass Magazine Issue 102

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Hysteresis Media Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
editor’s note

Welcome to this edition of Photography Masterclass Magazine If you've never used a lensball before, then these little glass balls are a great and inexpensive way to get creative with your photography! For around $25 you can add one to your camera bag. If photography is becoming a little dull for you, then pick one up and try one of the creative ideas we cover in this issue, to get your inspiration flowing once more! Also in this issue - in our inspiration article, we look at why we shoot, with photographers sharing the passions that drive them! And we discuss what ISO invariance is and when you should use it. We also bring you an in-depth interview with photographer, Marius Kastečkas, creator of landscape photography that is out of this world! And…

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editor’s choice

8 min
why we shoot: photographers sharing the passions that drive them

Photography was first discovered by French-born Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. In 1826 he took the very first photograph outside his window in Burgundy. Since then photography has changed and grown and with the introduction of smartphones, everyone is carrying around thousands of images in their pocket daily. Photography has faced backlash over the year from manipulation of photos to media influences. But what does photography mean to us today? Why do we care and why is it important in our lives? I asked these very questions to photographers around the world and here’s what they had to say. AMANDA VANOSDOL, PARIS, FRANCE, For me, photography is about capturing a moment in time. I love looking at photos and being transported back to the time or emotion of the moment. Through photography, we are able…

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what is iso invariance & when should you use it?

ISO Invariance is an important topic to know about, yet very people have even heard of it! There are a lot of misguiding generalizations out there and the way that your digital camera performs at different ISO settings has implications to consider when taking images in low light scenes. When photographing in low light (astrophotography for example) it is a delicate balancing act of several different factors to be able to achieve a high-quality image. It is important to know that you are making trade-offs, likely without realizing it, when selecting specific settings and affecting the final image. Knowing about ISO invariance and variance, and how your own model of camera performs, will allow you to understand how to get the best image quality and manage digital noise in low light conditions. Spoiler alert…

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video tutorial: what’s the best iso for astrophotography - iso invariance In this video, Alyn explains ISO invariance and how it works. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alyn Wallace is an award winning landscape astrophotographer based near the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales. His work has been featured by the likes of National Geographic, NASA and BBC Earth and he was recently announced as the winner of the 'Landscapes at Night' category in Landscape Photographer of the Year 2020. Now a full-time professional, Wallace travels the world on his quest to capture the darkest skies and most otherworldly landscapes to share with his online following. Follow his work on his website, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or Twitter.…

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video tutorial: opacity vs fill in photoshop When using layers, a common question is, what is the difference between opacity and fill in Photoshop. So, in this tutorial, we’ll compare using opacity vs fill in text layers and in photography. Using opacity and fill in Photoshop will dramatically improve your photography and here we’ll show you how. 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.…