Photography News October 20, 2021
Quote: “Now to consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.”
– Edward Weston
Bokeh Background Using Water – 8m 15s
Shooting on Black instead of White – 10m 21s
How to shoot Dance with Motion Blur & Detail – 6m 4s
Who Do You Believe? – Thom Hogan
Comet Leonard – October/November/December
Thought for the day: A Different Way of Cropping
I recently found a new way, to me, of cropping a photo in PhotoShop. This was allows me more chances to review and recompose.
Duplicate layer (CMD-J)
Deselect the lower layer
Set the upper layer to allow Free Transform (CMD-T)
Drag the image you want to crop to >>larger<< (I normally think I’m cropping down)
Consider and play with rotations (something I normally sometimes do)
Consider stretching the image (hold shift bar down when dragging the edge of the image). Maybe make the subject taller?
Look into and play with the Edit > Transform commands. Some are useful to fix parallax problems with buildings but they can also be used to making shadows and more.
Artist of the Week/Portfolio: Zach Arias https://www.zackarias.com/
The content of this blog post done in collaboration with one of our members, Greg Edwards: http://gregoryedwards.slickpic.site