Archive for January, 2012

Creating panorama photos with Canon’s Photostitch software

Creating panorama photos with Canon’s Photostitch software

Have you been put off or intimidated by the thought of mastering panorama photography? Seemed like more trouble than it was worth? Well, I’m here to tell you that this is simpler than it looks, and will open up a whole new area of photography to your vision…

Photo of the Day: Louisiana Brown Pelican in Flight

Photo of the Day: Louisiana Brown Pelican in Flight

You have to admit: Louisiana does have the absolute coolest state bird. I mean, just look at this guy! Prehistoric, serene, that confident jaw jutting forward, always on top of his game….the Louisiana brown pelican: what’s not to love?..

How to Choose Your Lens Aperture Explained

How to Choose Your Lens Aperture Explained

Learning how to choose your lens aperture (the ‘f-number’) can be very confusing for the beginning photographer. The discussion can quickly get into a daunting explanation of the shutter speed/aperture relationship, all of which means absolutely nothing to the novice. Here I’m going to give you all you need to know to make good choices about aperture…

Always Carry a Camera

Always Carry a Camera

If you’re not carrying a camera, you can’t shoot that amazing and fantastic photograph that is right there in front of you, can you? How often has this happened to you? Remembering to pick up that camera–the most basic of all photographic acts–is so simple, yet so crucial to your eventual success…

December Flickr Group Critique: Black and White

December Flickr Group Critique: Black and White

Black and white photography: do you practice it yourself? How do you find black and white shooting to differ from color shooting? For me, black and white is a wonderful area to explore: stripping color out of the imagery brings forth form, pattern, and the interplay of light and shadow in a way that my brain doesn’t process with color photos…

Photo Assignment #6 :  ‘Peak Action’

Photo Assignment #6 : ‘Peak Action’

There’s a new Photo Assignment posted over in the Photo Assignment Forum here at The Discerning Photographer. It’s all about the notion of ‘peak action’ and what’s entailed in capturing it. This assignment will challenge your timing, framing, understanding of your camera, and more…

Photography Resolutions for 2012

Photography Resolutions for 2012

Did you make any photography New Year’s resolutions last year? If you did, how did they work out for you? Successful? And now with the new year upon us, have you thought about any photographic resolutions or goals that you want to attempt for this year?..