Photography News August 16, 2021
Quote: “All I have done before the age of 70 is not worth bothering about”
Is Ansel Adams Still Relevant?
Promoting Passion: Speed Edit – Brooke Shaden – 2m 23s
Scott Kelby’s 10 Amazing Landscape Editing Tips – 25m
How to Create Depth in Color Images Using Black and White
Night Photography Webinar with Jeff Sullivan & Harold Davis – 1h 28m
How to Use an Optical Snoot – 16m 35s
Thought for the day: Why Study Paintings?
You are a photographer. So why study paintings?
Paintings have been around much longer than photos and especially today sell for far more than photographs. Painters have more freedom than most photographers to layout their images. They can put a path here, a bush there, and the subject where they want. And they have learned a lot over the years about what works and what does not in capturing the attention of the viewers.
The Mona Lisa, probably the most famous painting in the world, is also a breakthrough image. In it, Leonardo da Vinci brings forward key tools that earlier painters made little use of. The tools are very important today: Shadows, Contrast, Blending, Sharpness, Focus, Tricking the Human Eye. Other painters in this series have other useful lessons for photographers.
This short video has a number of lessons for photographers and the history of art Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci: Great Art Explained – 13m 50s
Artist of the Week/Portfolio:
Jutta Fausel-Ward – 186,000 Racing Photos and the Woman Who Shot Them All
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