A Photographic Case Study in Color

Henri Matisse - Woman with a hat - 1905

The following post is by Portland-based photographer, Tyson Robichaud, who discusses the concept of complimentary color in photography. Learn more about Tyson at the end of this post.

Applying the concepts of complimentary color contrast in a photographic sense can provide a handy compositional tool. When looking at various forms of visual art, we can draw from the creative talents of those who’ve perfected their craft. In this case, I wanted to explore Henri Matisse and his use of bold complimentary color. Visually wandering through one of his paintings and revisiting the basic concepts of color (I basically printed out a color wheel), I’ve been looking at just how much it can help direct a viewer’s eye. [Read more...]

Interior and Architectural Photography Basics

The following post is by Virginia-based photographer, Mike Miriello, who explains some basic concepts of interior and architectural photography. Learn more about Mike at the end of this post.

Interior and architectural photography is still-life photography at its finest. Your mission is to capture a living, breathing space in a single frame, and somehow preserve the feeling the space projects. [Read more...]

Free Color Managed Workflow Webinar on 3/17/10

Color Management Webinar

Manfrotto and Datacolor are putting on a free online webinar that will offer tips on controlling color accuracy and using Datacolors Spyder3 color management products.  The free webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 17th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT.

You can register for the webinar at the following link:

http://spyder.datacolor.com/manfrotto_webinar.php

They’ll also be giving away some free prizes to live listeners.  Your registration counts as your entry.

More details below. [Read more...]

Photography Basics: Shutter Speed

In our last Photography Basics article, we took a look into the basic principles of aperture and lens speed.  We learned that the aperture of a lens is a critical component to a properly exposed photograph and powerful composition tool.  In this article we are going to examine the fundamentals of shutter speed and how it will affect your images.

Hopefully, we will also be able to answer that frequently asked question . . . why are my photos so blurry? Frequently, the culprit is our shutter speed. [Read more...]