• Why are old photos in black and white but even older photos in color?

    photos from hundred years ago are black and white but photos from multiple hundred years ago are in color like mona lisa why didnt they just use the older cameras to take color pictures
    photos from hundred years ago are black and white but photos from multiple hundred years ago are in color like mona lisa why didnt they just use the older cameras to take color pictures
    11 answers · 1 day ago
  • How to become a self thought photographer?

    Best answer: download the owner's manual from canon. get either "Stunning Digital Photography" by Tony Northrup, or "Understanding Exposure" by Robert Peterson. Tons of videos on how to properly expose a scene, what lenses do, how to choose the right lens, how to choose the right shutter speed and/or... show more
    Best answer: download the owner's manual from canon.
    get either "Stunning Digital Photography" by Tony Northrup, or "Understanding Exposure" by Robert Peterson.

    Tons of videos on how to properly expose a scene, what lenses do, how to choose the right lens, how to choose the right shutter speed and/or aperture, how to compose.

    kelbyone.com offers a lot of tutorial videos as does lynda.com.

    Give yourself a project. A common one is a 365 project where you photograph every day for a full year. Join a local camera club or look on line for meetups. You are going to need a lot of feedback on your progress. We all tend to believe that our work is much better than it really is, and having our family and friends tell us that our photos are nice is not useful. In fact, unless your family member or friend is a photographer or artists, take whatever praise they give with a huge grain of salt. They'll tell you nice things so as to not hurt your feelings, which is not helpful.

    Go online and take a look at the great works of the masters in whatever genre that interests you. You have to build up a visual library of what constitutes a great image. Resist the temptation to try to make your photos "better" by adding crazy filters; you only end up with bad images that are over processed.

    The two most important things are to study great photographers and painters and to practice as much as possible. Exposure is easy, a video or two and you'll have it down. Composition is much more difficult and will likely take a year or two to be fairly good at it. Visual literacy is the absolute hardest part of photography and that could take a decade or more to get really good.
    6 answers · 16 hours ago
  • What lens is this person using?

    What lens is this person using?

    Hi I'm intrigued by this Instagram accounts photography, I'm curious to find out what lens he is using to get this kinda effect. Please see the photos. Whereby the foreground is blurry and the background or focus point is clear as hell. Please help Camera geeks?
    Hi I'm intrigued by this Instagram accounts photography, I'm curious to find out what lens he is using to get this kinda effect. Please see the photos. Whereby the foreground is blurry and the background or focus point is clear as hell. Please help Camera geeks?
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • The best wedding photographer?

    Best answer: The one who takes the best pictures without getting in the way of the wedding. To be frank you only need a picture of the bride and groom and the bridal party. The rest is just a huge waste of money and now everyone carries a camera there will be loads of 'informal' shots of the day without the need for a... show more
    Best answer: The one who takes the best pictures without getting in the way of the wedding. To be frank you only need a picture of the bride and groom and the bridal party. The rest is just a huge waste of money and now everyone carries a camera there will be loads of 'informal' shots of the day without the need for a big fat gypsy wedding album.
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why does my face look good in the mirror and bad in photos?

    In the mirror, my face looks good and pretty much symmetrical. But in photos my face looks like a completely different person and not in a good way. It looks very asymmetrical and lop sided and fatter than it is in mirrors, it just looks plain gross. Why is that? Why is that like that for nobody else in photos but... show more
    In the mirror, my face looks good and pretty much symmetrical. But in photos my face looks like a completely different person and not in a good way. It looks very asymmetrical and lop sided and fatter than it is in mirrors, it just looks plain gross. Why is that? Why is that like that for nobody else in photos but me? Oh and also I have physically stood in the front of the mirror with my camera on in selfie mode and can completely see a huuugggeee difference. Is the mirror accurate?
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • I am a photographer, this is my son. How does the photo look?

    I am a photographer, this is my son. How does the photo look?

    Best answer: My thoughts on this shot are the same as my long comment that I made on your other post. The exception here is that you use a straight horizon instead of a dutch angle. I still think that the light is nice and soft and promotes the feel of calmness that your son's face produces. You chose a perspective that... show more
    Best answer: My thoughts on this shot are the same as my long comment that I made on your other post. The exception here is that you use a straight horizon instead of a dutch angle.

    I still think that the light is nice and soft and promotes the feel of calmness that your son's face produces. You chose a perspective that is even with his eyes so you're not trying to show that he's "powerful" or "weak" but instead just a neutral shot which is in line with the apparent narrative of the shot. But I still think that you are way too close to his face. But that's my personal feeling about it. Others will likely not feel the same way, so take what I say with a grain of salt.
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I am a hobbyist photographer. This is another image of my son as the subject. How does it look?

    I am a hobbyist photographer. This is another image of my son as the subject. How does it look?

    Best answer: Technically it's very well focused with a good amount of depth of field. It's crucial that you focus on the eyes, and you've done a good job here. The background is dark and uncluttered which means it's not distracting in any way and allows the viewer to focus on the face of your son. The... show more
    Best answer: Technically it's very well focused with a good amount of depth of field. It's crucial that you focus on the eyes, and you've done a good job here.

    The background is dark and uncluttered which means it's not distracting in any way and allows the viewer to focus on the face of your son.

    The lighting is nice and soft, and it fades off on his right (camera left) cheek which creates shape and dimension to the image as opposed to it looking flat and two dimensional.

    You've gotten real close to his face, and I'm kind of thinking that it's too close. The closeness with his chin right on the edge of the frame and his eye so close, too, this creates a sense of tension.

    You tilted the horizon, obviously on purpose. The use of dutch angle composition was very popular in the 1990s and 2000s. It was a cool thing to do and it made images look different and unique. What seems to be unknown to many people who compose using dutch angles is that dutch angles create a sense of disorientation and tension. Factor in your placement of his chin and eye, and that contradicts the somewhat happy look on his face. So the composition says tension, but his facial expression says "I'm a happy kid." While I think most people wouldn't realize this when viewing the image, but I think if you had backed off little bit and used a straight horizon, the image would have a composition and a subject that are visually saying the same thing. I may be way off here, but that's just my initial thoughts on the image.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How does display size affect depth of field in photography?

    I am writing an essay on factors affecting depth of field and i am unsure on how display size affects depth of field? - any explanations would be helpful Thankyou
    I am writing an essay on factors affecting depth of field and i am unsure on how display size affects depth of field? - any explanations would be helpful Thankyou
    3 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is focal length the same as subject distance in terms of how it affects depth of field?

    is focal length (the distance that the lens is focused at) (generally the distance from the camera to your subject) In terms of factors affecting depth of field is focal length and subject distance the same thing? Sorry if this sounds stupid i am just confused and would find an explanation helpful - :)
    is focal length (the distance that the lens is focused at) (generally the distance from the camera to your subject) In terms of factors affecting depth of field is focal length and subject distance the same thing? Sorry if this sounds stupid i am just confused and would find an explanation helpful - :)
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Does anybody where this photo was taken? Thanks for any assistance!?

    Best answer: Looks a bit overexposed.
    Best answer: Looks a bit overexposed.
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Photography help with white balance?

    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What do you think of this photo?

    What do you think of this photo?

    12 answers · 4 weeks ago