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Photography: Ditch Auto - Unlocking Manual Photography

16
Jun

046 - Behind the Scenes: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Part 1

Recently I had the opportunity to shoot at the World of Outlaws Sprint Car races and it was a blast! Shooting photos of fast moving objects, such as the sprint cars, can be difficult because if you miss it, you miss it! Let's take a look and see how I was able to capture these cars and what it teaches us about other subjects.

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11
Jun

045 - Behind the Scenes: Wedding Detail Shots Part 2

Continuing from the last episode, we’re going to take a look at another detailed shot from a wedding. This time I was trying to capture a unique photo of the bride's bouquet that, in the beginning, wasn’t working out quite like I had expected it to. Sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest difference.

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9
Jun

044 - Behind the Scenes: Wedding Detail Shots Part 1

Getting a photo to turn out the way you want it to doesn’t always go as expected. Sometimes you need to switch your angle, switch your lens, switch your settings, and the list could go on forever. Let’s take a look at a detailed shot of a brides and grooms wedding rings and what it took for me to achieve the perfect shot.

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4
Jun

043 - Behind the Scenes: Posing a Couple Part 2

In the last podcast we took a look a some behind the scenes of a recent engagement session. In this episode we go back to that same session and take a look at a different location. This time around it was not so easy as the sun proved to be a harsh foe. We'll take a look at that in behind the scenes footage as well as the photos in Adobe Lightroom.

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3
Jun

042 - Behind the Scenes: Posing a Couple Part 1

We’re going to take a look at some behind the scenes footage from a recent engagement session. This will give you a feel for how I operate while posing a couple. We’ll then go into Adobe Lightroom and take a look at the photos and discuss how they turned out.

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19
Mar

041 - Tracking Fast Moving Objects

Achieving tack sharp focus is hard enough on subjects that are standing still. In this episode I discuss how I go about tracking fast moving objects and give examples from a recent NASCAR Race I photographed.

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17
Mar

040 - How to Remove Chromatic Aberration in Adobe Lightroom

Chromatic Aberration happens when the lens is unable to focus on all of the colors at the same time. This usually happens in wider apertures when there is a stark difference in contrast between two items. Adobe has built a simple tool into Lightroom which we will use to remove the color fringing that happens due to Chromatic Aberration.

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12
Mar

039 - Creating Separation with Shallow Depth of Field

Creating separation between your subject and the background can really bring life to your photo. You can achieve this in a couple of different ways. We will look at two different ways to create separation between the subject and the background. The first will be with wide aperture lenses and then we will discuss using telephoto lenses. We will save lighting techniques for another podcast.

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5
Mar

038 - Reviewing Your Work with a GoPro

Attaching a GoPro to the hot shoe of your camera will give you the ability to capture your photoshoot as well as giving you some behind-the-scenes footage. Reviewing the footage will give you a better understanding of what you were doing right as well as what you were doing wrong.

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3
Mar

037 - Making Selective Color Adjustments in Adobe Photoshop Part 2

Last week I showed you how to make a Selective Color adjustment using the Quick Selection and Magic Wand tools. In this weeks podcast I show you how to Paint in Selective Color adjustments using the Mask and Brush tools in Adobe Photoshop.

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