Floral Beauty in the Garden

Tammy Marlar’s guide to creating exquisite flower images this spring
Flowers are blooming in our gardens and across the countryside, making this the perfect time to put your botanical photography skills into practice; Tammy Marlar shows you how to capture standout images.

Make the flower, such as this pink dahlia, the dominant subject. Flowers are beautiful and intricate, and our images should accentuate their allure and infinite detail as much as possible.
Canon EOS 5D MkIII with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM lens, ISO 640, 1/200sec at f/5.6, handheld.
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Look for harmonious colours and storytelling details. With markings resembling eyes, a nose and a mouth, this seed head appears to be in conversation with the one next to it.
Canon EOS 5D MkIII with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM lens, ISO 200, 1/200sec at f/3.2, handheld.
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Rather than trying to get the whole subject, such as this eryngium seed head, in focus, choose a good plane of focus on the best angle of the flower, while paying equal attention to what is in your background.
Canon EOS 5D MkIII with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM lens, ISO 400, 1/200sec at f/4, handheld.
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Tell stories and elicit emotions where you can. I changed the orientation of this picture, as the seed head with the mass of flowing white seeds made me think of an American Indian chief, with his feathered headdress, on horseback.
Canon EOS 5D MkIII with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM lens, ISO 400, 1/300sec at f/7.1, handheld.
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Pick as perfect a flower specimen as possible. Noticing blemishes and removing cobwebs before you shoot an image can save you hours of retouching.
Canon EOS 5D MkIII with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM lens, ISO 400, 1/125sec at f/2.8, handheld.
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Floral Beauty in the Garden
more in Outdoor Photography – June 2017

Guide photo 2017 : compacts experts, reflex, hybrides, photophones, instantanés à l’essai

Guide photo 2017:
compacts experts, reflex, hybrides, photophones, instantanés à l’essai
Publié par Pierre Stemmelin

“Notre premier guide photo est en ligne. Vous y trouverez une sélection de 33 appareils compacts experts, reflex, hybrides, photophones, imprimantes et boîtiers instantanés, dont 16 tests détaillés.”

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Guide photo 2017 : compacts experts, reflex, hybrides, photophones, instantanés à l’essai
Lecture directe et téléchargement PDF

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The Ultimate Wildlife Photography Tutorial

The Ultimate Wildlife Photography Tutorial
By Robert Andersen

In this in-depth Wildlife Photography Tutorial, we put together some of the best material we have published to date on photographing wildlife. Most of the information comes from myself (Robert Andersen), but a few extra tips are shared by other talented PL team members like Tom Redd. Instead of creating separate articles on each topic, we thought it would be a good idea to compile everything into a single piece, so that our readers could get the best out of it and have a chance to follow the material in a logical progression. This tutorial is a work in progress and we will be adding more sections in the future, so make sure to bookmark it in your browser!

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The Ultimate Wildlife Photography Tutorial
more at Photography Life

StudioFlash: Creative Techniques

StudioFlash: Creative Techniques
The basics of using studioflash, camera set-up, accessories, perfect portraits with high-key, deliver dramatic colour effects, combine soft with crisp lighting, create an eye-catching silhouette…

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Digital SLR Photography Magazine
April 2017

You Can’t Be A Photographer Without A Camera

You Can’t Be A Photographer Without A Camera

bestcamera02aThe best camera is the one you have with you, but that’s doubly true if it’s a system that’s right for the job at hand.

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You Can’t Be A Photographer Without A Camera
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Digital Photo | Ultimate Guide To Cameras

Master Your Camera Now!

Master Your Camera Now!
Get to know your camera and what it has to offer – and start taking your best shots ever!

Nothing beats the feeling you get when all the elements in front of your camera come together in perfect harmony, and create the perfect image.With all the right settings in place, reviewing that once-in-a-lifetime shot on the rear screen can give you a real buzz. All because of a little luck, and an understanding of what settings are needed for different situations.

If you’re new to photography, or if you simply want to brush up on a few skills, you’re in the right place. We’re going to take you through everything you need to know to immediately start taking better photos. By the time you’ve finished reading, your photography skills will be ready for anything.

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Master Your Camera
Your complete guide to the basics
by James Abbott

via Digital Camera World

Objectifs | Tous les codes expliqués

Les dénominations des objectifs sont de prime abord absconses, mais livrent de nombreuses informations quand on sait les décrypter.

codesobjectifs11a codesobjectifs11bChez les fabricants d’objectifs, le rythme de l’innovation optique, mécanique et électronique ne faiblit pas. Épaulés par des simulateurs d’image qui leur permet de juger du rendu des nouvelles optiques avant même qu’elles ne soient produites, les ingénieurs peuvent anticiper la correction des aberrations, optimiser la qualité du flou, et explorer les limites des formules les plus complexes. Grandes marques et fabricants alternatifs rivalisent d’ingéniosité. Pour le photographe, c’est la garantie d’accéder au choix le plus large.

voir tous les modèles dans Réponses-Photo – Décembre 2016