Photography School

  1. This video is one of over 50 on the Udemy course:-
    'Become a Better Photographer - 50 tricks for taking amazing photos with your DSLR or compact camera'
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    You've already seen in a previous film how you can bounce the flash off walls and ceilings when using an external flashgun that has a swivel head (most do!).

    Bouncing the flash gives a nice overall soft light, but is it possible to use on-camera flash flash to take a slightly more creative portrait, one that looks a little more polished than a standard bounced flash portrait? Yes it is.

    Watch the film to learn more.

    Details of the Gobo / flag:-

    The material is available from craft shops and is called 'Funky Foam'.

    You can also find it on Ebay, it's not expensive and usually comes in A3 or A4 sheets.
    The dimensions of the one shown in this film is 11cm x 15cm, with 50cm diagonal cut outs at the bottom.

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  2. I put this video together to go with my article "The Three Basics of Photography", which covers the same ground in more depth:

    I wanted to make a video to cover the basics pretty quickly, so that if nothing else, the articles would be easier to understand afterwards. Plus, this thing has a cool soundtrack.

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  3. Full Res examples here:

    Lens Diffraction can affect your digital photography in a negative way by decreasing the overall sharpness of an image. Patrick Hall of explains what lens diffraction is, what causes it, and how different apertures affect sharpness on real world objects.

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  4. This week Mark talks about the difference between an umbrella and a softbox. Learn how your light modifier is affected by size, shape and control.

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  5. AdoramaTV Presents Digital Photography One on One. In this episode Mark Wallace demonstrates the use of grids in the studio. Mark shows you how grids help to restrict the light falling on the subject.

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Photography School

Tommy Rodriguez

DSLR Photography School
Everything you ever wanted to know about photography and lighting. May, 18, 2010
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