Archive for 2009

Lesson 17: Lines – Part 2: Vertical and Diagonal

Vertical lines have the ability to give a variety of different moods in a photograph ranging from power and strength to growth. As horizontal lines can be accentuated by shooting in horizontal format vertical lines can be used very effectively by swapping the way you hold your camera into a vertical framing. This lengthens the […]

Lesson 16: Lines – Part 1: Horizontal

When considering the composition of an image one of the elements that photographers look for are ‘Lines’. The lines that can be found in images are very powerful elements that with a little practice can add dynamic impact to a photo in terms of mood as well as how they lead an image’s viewer into […]

Lesson 15: Rule Of Thirds

The rule of thirds is one of the most basic composition guidelines in photography. The rule of thirds makes use of a natural tendency of the human eye to be more strongly drawn towards certain parts of an image. The rule states that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by […]

Lesson 14: Metering Mode

Metering mode refers to the way in which a camera determines the exposure. Cameras generally allow the user to select between spot, center-weighted average, or multi-zone metering modes. Various metering modes are provided to allow the user to select the most appropriate one for use in a variety of lighting conditions. SPOT METERING: With spot […]

Lesson 13: White Balance

White balance is a digital camera setting that allows the colors in your photos to appear accurately. White balance gets it’s name because if a photo has correct white balance, things that are white in reality appear white in the photo. All other colors appear accurately too – blacks are pure black and gray are […]