Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Camera Basics Infographic

 Camera Basics
Aperture The aperture is an adjustable hole in the lens which lets light into the camera. It can be adjusted to vary the amount of light on the camera sensor. A large aperture lets more light in, and small aperture reduces the amount of light.
Depth of Field The aperture also controls the depth of field, in simple terms this refers to how much of the image stays sharp from the focus point. A large aperture will create a shallow depth of field (making the background blurry). A small aperture will create a large depth of field (keeping everything in focus).
Shutter speed  Shutter speed is the length of time the shutter is open allowing light on the camera sensor. This is sometimes called exposure time. A faster shutter speed will freeze action (1/250sec), a slow shutter will allow action to blur (1/15sec).
ISO Film Speed ISO is the level of sensitivity of your camera has to available light. Shooting with a low ISO will give you a high quality image with fine grain, to do this you’ll also need lots of light. Using a higher ISO means can take photos in low-light conditions, the trade-off is it will have more grain or “noise”.
Lens Selection A wide-angle lens will take in more of the environment, this is ideal for landscapes, travel or interior shots. A longer telephoto lens magnifies the scene giving you a narrower viewing angle. Longer lenses also tend to make the depth-of-field more pronounced, this means the background elements will often be more blurry.

Camera Basics Summary

Aperture
The aperture is an adjustable hole in the lens which lets light into the camera. It can be adjusted to vary the amount of light on the camera sensor. A large aperture lets more light in, and small aperture reduces the amount of light.

Depth of Field
The aperture also controls the depth of field, in simple terms this refers to how much of the image stays sharp from the focus point. A large aperture will create a shallow depth of field (making the background blurry). A small aperture will create a large depth of field (keeping everything in focus).

Shutter Speed 
Shutter speed is the length of time the shutter is open allowing light on the camera sensor. This is sometimes called exposure time. A faster shutter speed will freeze action (1/250sec), a slow shutter will allow action to blur (1/15sec).

ISO Film Speed
ISO is the level of sensitivity of your camera has to available light. Shooting with a low ISO will give you a high quality image with fine grain, to do this you’ll also need lots of light. Using a higher ISO means can take photos in low-light conditions, the trade-off is it will have more grain or “noise”.

Lens Selection
A wide-angle lens will take in more of the environment, this is ideal for landscapes, travel or interior shots. A longer telephoto lens magnifies the scene giving you a narrower viewing angle. Longer lenses also tend to make the depth-of-field more pronounced, this means the background elements will often be more blurry.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Lightroom Tutorial Basic Editing




Basic steps to editing this image in Lightroom.
  1. Define the square crop
  2. Increase vibrancy and saturation subtly
  3. Add cool blue tones to both shadows and highlights
    using the split tone palette
  4. Add light with a central radial gradient filter, also
    add a small amount of clarity to this filter.
  5. Darken the sky with a vertical gradient filter
  6. Add blue tones to the vertical gradient filter to help match the sky with the rest of the image.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

10 Incredible Travel Photography Locations

I’ve been lucky enough to travel to some of the best photography locations in the world. This post is dedicated to the ones that stopped me in my tracks.

1. 1. Venice, Italy

Cuba Gallery Lightroom Travel Photography2. Bondi Beach, Australia

Cuba Gallery Lightroom Travel Photography3. Santorini, Greece

Cuba Gallery Lightroom Travel Photography4. Manhattan, New York

Cuba Gallery Lightroom Travel Photography5. Tokyo, Japan

Cuba Gallery Lightroom Travel Photography6. Lake Como, Italy

Cuba Gallery Lightroom Travel Photography7. Great Ocean Road, Australia

8. Queenstown, New Zealand

9. Muriwai, New Zealand

Cuba Gallery Lightroom Travel Photography
10. Rarotonga, Cook Islands

I shoot all my images on a Nikon 800 and process them in Lightroom. For those wishing to purchase my Lightroom presets click the button below.