By Michael Freeman
Having already taught you ways to compose and interpret nice pictures, Michael Freeman now maintains his best-selling sequence via exploring the main profitable equipment for proposing images meaningfully and in an enticing structure. this is often the severe "next step" that separates sufficient snapshot galleries from alluring collections—and disinterested audience from enthralled audiences.Tapping into his a long time of expertise capturing for such guides as Smithsonian, GEO, and Condé Nast tourist (among many others), Michael Freeman experiences the photo-essay phenomenon that took the area by means of typhoon and gave storytellers a totally new set of instruments to build their narratives. Having validated how rhythm, pacing, and cautious business enterprise construct rigidity and domesticate curiosity, Freeman is going directly to clarify what this suggests for proposing your individual images, rather within the new electronic codecs of on-line galleries, slideshows, and tablets.The Photographer's tale will liven up your photos, refresh your viewpoint, and bring up your knowing of ways photos interact to inform a narrative. Your audiences will thanks for it.
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6 seconds at f/36 and ISO 100, tripod mounted. Sometimes there’s no substitute for manually choosing your exposure components. Great photos start with good exposures (even if these exposures are later enhanced in the digital darkroom). These purists (and I) do want you to understand exposure. 30 Understanding Exposure Even the purists know that it sometimes makes sense to use one of the semi-automatic exposure modes that I’ve already mentioned in passing. As opposed to a fully automatic exposure mode, in a semi-automatic mode you choose one of the components of the exposure equation (such as shutter speed or aperture), and the camera makes the rest of the settings.
Be sure to point the spot area at the portion of your subject that you want to measure. If necessary, you can point your camera at the significant parts of your image for your light measurement, and then restore your composition for the actual photo. Spot metering is a great tool for getting a light reading off the most important areas of your photo, and ignoring portions of the photo that are both very different in light intensity from your important area and also unimportant to your final results.
Working with Aperture 59 ▼ These water drops, suspended on a web, reflected sunlight and the colors of the garden around them. I took advantage of the dark background to underexpose the image, bringing out the colors, and an intermediate depth of field setting (f/18) so that a horizontal cross section of drops were fully in focus. Allowing the drops in front and behind to go out of focus made their fantastic reflected colors more abstract and interesting. I was particularly pleased with the way the specular highlights (out of focus bright areas that appear to be optical artifacts) came out in this photo and in the water drop photo on the facing page.