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From Digital Tips:
“The CEA Digital Imaging Division and Tech Enthusiast membership program are excited to bring you the Earth Day photo and video contest. The contest begins April 1, and you have until April 17 to submit your photo or video. We want to see and hear what Earth Day means to you. It can be anything from a snapshot of your favorite park to a short video telling us what you do to make the world a ‘greener’ place. Get creative!
You may submit up to one photo and one video. Photo submissions should be less than 2MB and sent to photocontest@CE.org. Video entries should be less than 3 minutes and uploaded to YouTube. You need to send a link to your video to photocontest@CE.org. Winners and finalists will be displayed here at DigitalTips.org. Please view the official contest rules before submitting your entry”
Lynne Eodice, author of Photos That Inspire Photo Workshop, will be teaching an online course on exposure entitled “Pro Tips for Great Exposure.” This monthly course will be available through BetterPhoto.com beginning on April 6, 2011, so reserve your spot now!
In this exciting four-week course, you’ll learn how to express your own personal vision
by exposing images correctly at the time you shoot them. You’ll learn why it’s important
to take control of your exposures, about your camera’s metering modes, how to get
successful exposures regardless of the type of camera you own, and how to deal with
challenging exposure situations. The instructor is Lynne Eodice, contributor to Digital
Photographer. She is also the former features editor for Petersen’s PHOTOgraphic
magazine, and author of Photos That Inspire Photo Workshop. In addition to Pro Tips
for Great Exposure, she also teaches a course for BetterPhoto called Learning to Shoot
Inspiring Images. You’ll have the opportunity to shoot interesting assignments each
week, and Lynne will be on hand to give you helpful feedback. Proper exposure is the
basis for shooting successful digital images, and you’ll enjoy learning how to do so in
Image © Lynne Eodice
How-To: Understanding & Applying Depth of Field
Text and Photos by Lynne Eodice
Depth of field is the zone in your photograph that’s in sharp focus in front of and behind your main subject, and which has a profound effect on the way your images look. Here are two essential terms to know:
• Shallow depth of field — Characterized by a blurred background and/or foreground.
• Great depth of field — Denoted by overall image sharpness.
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Check out “5 iPhoneography Tips & Tricks” over at Unplggd.
image via Unplggd
Morocco & Spain from Mike Matas on Vimeo.
This past September, photographer Mike Matas traveled across Morocco and Spain by train with his girlfriend, his Canon 5D Mark II, and seven lenses. He captured over 4,000 photos and has presented them in this time-lapse-esque two-minute video, which is sure to inspire both wanderlust and creative inspiration in all you photographers.
images © Mike Matas (via Mike Matas, via Hither and Tither)