Spot Metering

 A while back, we talked about light metering and all of the different ways you can do it – matrix or evaluative metering, centered weighted,  and partial. Then, there’s spot metering. But what the heck does that really mean anyway? Don’t worry! This week, we are going to dive into spot metering and why and […]

15 Overexposed Photographs

 This week was all about breaking some rules! We talked about how overexposing your images can create mood, make your subject softer, and add some drama! From sunsets to the beach to in the clouds, you all looked like such rebels! Here are this week’s rule breaking 15 overexposed photographs! 15 Overexposed Photographs 1. Diana Uyder […]

Breaking the Rules: Overexposure

 The best thing about the rules of photography are that once you’ve learned them, it’s time to start breaking them! One of the rules that can easily be broken, especially during the bright summer months, is overexposure. We talk a lot about exposing a photo correctly and not having blown highlights or clipping your whites. […]

15 Photo Examples of Aperture

 Wow. That’s really all I can say about this week’s challenge. I could tell that you really enjoyed experimenting with aperture. I mean, your photos really speak for themselves. By focusing on your aperture and showing off some amazing bokeh, your photos became pieces of art. Here are this week’s amazing 15 Photo Examples of […]

Back to Basics: Aperture

 This week, we are going back to the basics. One of the most asked questions in photography is “How can I get a blurry background in my pictures?” I couldn’t even begin to count how many times I’ve been asked that! The blurry background that everyone tries to get has to do with the aperture […]

15 Red, White, & Blue Photographs

 This week was all about spotting the colors red, white, and blue! You guys beautifully captured American flags, summer fruits, to architecture and more! You did an outstanding job finding this great color combination just about every where you went. From to the traditional to the unexpected, here are this week’s 15 Red, White, & […]

Photographing Color: Red, White, & Blue

 Fourth of July is just around the corner! From decorations, to flags to clothes to thematic treats, red, white, and blue will be everywhere!  If you don’t live in the USA or don’t celebrate 4th of July, not to worry, red, white and blue can be found everywhere. These colors are bold and vibrant making […]

15 Summer Photographs

 By the looks of your photographs, summer is definitely here!  You guys truly caught the essence of the season. Your shots were a celebration of all the wonderful outdoor activities, fresh fruit, and family time that summer brings. From the beach to the pool to stunning nature shots, your photos brought summertime to life. Here are […]

15 Photos with Contrast

 This week, we talked about understanding contrast in photography. You guys… you nailed it! Your creativity with both color photographs and black and whites really blew me away. Your photos were engaging, filled with emotion, dimension and drama. Here are this week’s 15 photos with contrast! 15 Photos with Contrast 1. Linda Pierce – I love […]

Understanding Contrast in Photography

  When you hear the word “contrast” what do you think of? Contrast plays an important role in our photographs – shadows versus sunlight, organic shapes versus geometrical, dark versus bright. When you are creating contrast in  black and white photographs, you must create contrast between the white and black elements {tonal contrast}. When your image […]