Exposure and Tonal Contrast

posted on 12th of february, 2008

Correct Exposure is combination of Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO and a creatively correct exposure is combination of all of above and the photographer’s creative mind. I believe there is nothing can be termed as bad or good light for my exposure, it should be appropriate light as well as exposure. Lighting depends on Seasons, Weather, and Time of the day. The essential qualities of light are direction, color and intensity. I have often realized that waiting for the perfect moment and animal behavior is often the difference between a good image and a great one (Alas, I don’t have any yet). I like the term tonal contrast, which is nothing but the range of highlights and shadows. An Image with high level of tonal contrast, challenges me, if expose for highlight I loose the details in shadows; if I...

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Posted by Aryanimagery on February 19, 2008
Posted by Valeria73 on February 13, 2008
Very interesting and useful! Thanks!
Posted by Naturalphotos on February 12, 2008
Great tips!

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Space Management - I

posted on 20th of february, 2008

Using Space Management and Layering, we manipulate the two dimensional photographic space and introduce depth by changing the relationship of distance between elements and their size.

Positive and negative space occupies all areas within any scene in the camera's viewfinder. Positive space is simply, the space the elements or subjects occupy within the frame; Main subjects is the positive space that visually is the most important element in the frame and Secondary Subjects are all other positive spaces.

Negative space is all the other areas around the positive spaces. The positive and negative spaces are both considered layers. The way that we create and arrange these spaces is the concept of layering. The alternation of space layers is creating depth in the image. Not all photographs will contain...

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Space Management - II

posted on 21st of february, 2008

Camera position plays a vital role in creating and arranging positive and negative spaces. The relationship between where the camera is positioned and where the elements in frame physically exist is one of the most important things we should pay attention too. Their are three components of the cameras position in relation to the elements in the frame, the vertical position, horizontal position and the distance to the subject (moving closer or further away).

When we raise or lower our camera's position, we are physically changing the angle we view the elements and their relationship with each other. We are not changing their apparent size, however. In most situations if we move our camera position higher we create or maximize the positive...

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Posted by Aryanimagery on February 28, 2008
Thanx a lot.
Posted by Cleaper on February 27, 2008
Nice blog. Wonderful shots by the way.
Posted by Aryanimagery on February 24, 2008
Thanx :)

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Space Management - III

posted on 22nd of february, 2008

I have discussed the space definition and camera position relative to space. In this one I have wrote my ideas regarding the lenses and how they affect the spce, wide angle and telephoto lens.

When we use a wide-angle lens, we are expanding all visually space. For creating visual depth, the expansion supports the concept of layering by extending all the spaces. The visual expansion of space is based directly on distance relationships, between elements in the frame and the camera's position. If the elements are equal-distant from the camera's position, no visual expansion between elements will result. The wide field of view, allows all elements to appear further, but no visual expansion occurs. When the distance relationship changes, and one element exists closer to the camera's position than another,...

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Posted by Helioshelen on February 22, 2008
....tanks for yor optimal tutorial!

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