Great course at 50% OFF, be quick so you don’t miss out.

This is a letter from David Peterson letting me know of a great discount on his course.

It is such a great offer for beginner or intermediate photographers that I wanted to pass the opportunity onto all of you.

David is the owner and creator of digital-photo-secrets and “The Dash” program.

I would encourage anyone who wants to learn more and do it at there own pace to have a look at this video series.

Here is the letter:

Hi, Today, I was given an ultimatum… As a growing number of photographers worldwide have embraced my products, I’ve been spending more and more time in my home-office. Writing photography articles; handling customer support; paperwork etc.

Over time, my wife has been seeing less and less of me. Today she walked in and said “Enough is enough! Today’s Sunday! Time to get a proper office and some staff so you don’t need to work on weekends. I’m kicking you out.”

Of course, she is right. I love my wife and I do want to spend more time with her. So I’ve set myself the challenge to move the business into a separate office, and find an assistant by the end of July.

However, it’s way more expensive than I expected. Gulp! To make sure it happens (and to help calm my nerves), I’m calling a snap sale.

VIDEO COURSE SALE

For a limited time, I’m offering you my complete Digital Photography Video Course for 50% off – an insanely good deal.

And it’s also a win-win. You’ll get a HUGE discount on a terrific course, and I can start looking for an office.

In the course, you’ll receive step-by-step training that will transform the quality of your photos.

Because I understand what you want to know about how your camera works to get the shots you want. – Create visually appealing images with simple composition tricks. – Quickly take awesome photos in 11 common situations. – Eliminate blurry photos forever. – And much much more! And you’ll still get all the generous bonuses.

The videos are paced to your speed, with hands on learning. All in non-technical plain English! Get your hands on this unexpected deal here:

http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/video/

Don’t miss out. The sale ends on 23rd June. I appreciate your help in giving me my weekends back. And my wife will thank you as well!

Yours in Photography,

David.

P.S. I’ve never offered this course for this low price before, and because of the circumstances, probably never will again. So don’t miss out. Purchase before the 23rd June when the price goes back up. http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/video/

10 Tips In Better Photography

10 Tips In Better Photography
By: Michael Colucci
Taking a good photo isn’t as hard as you may think. You don’t need the most expensive camera or years of experience, just 10 simple tips.

Enjoy!

Tip 1 – Use All Your Available Space
Don’t be afraid to use all the space in your photo. If you want to take a picture of something, it’s ok for it to take up the whole shot with no or very little background showing. Keep distractions out of your shot

Tip 2 – Study Forms
This is a vital aspect to photography. Understanding forms in your photos. Don’t see an object, she its shape and its form and find the best angle to photograph it from. Form is all around us and I highly suggest you read as many books on it as possible.

Tip 3 – Motion In Your Photos
Never have motion in your photos if you are photographing a still object. If there is something moving while you are trying to photograph a stationery object, your photo won’t turn out anywhere near as well. Also never put a horizon line in the center of your frame.

Tip 4 – Learn To Use Contrasts Between Colors.
Some of the best photos have shades of white, gray and black. You can take great shots with just one color on your subject, but the contrasts between colors in a shot is what makes you a great photographer.

Tip 5 – Get Closer To Your Subject
This is one of the biggest mistakes most photographers make, not getting close enough to their subject. Get up and personal and close the distance gap. You can always reshape and resize a good shot but you can’t continue to blowup a distant object.

Tip 6 – Shutter Lag
Shooting action shots with digital camera’s can be tricky due to shutter lags. What this means is, when you press the button to take the photo, it can take up to a second for the shutter to take a photo, by that time what you were photographing would have moved or changed somehow. This means you have to compensate for shutter lag by predicting what your subject is going to do and taking the photo just before it takes the action you want. More expensive digital cameras don’t have this problem.

Tip 7 – Pan
If you are taking an action shot and your shutter speed is slow, pan with the object. Follow through with the subject, from start to finish and one of those shots will be a winner. You have more chance of getting a good shot if you take more then one photo.

Tip 8 – Continuous Shots
To pan like I suggested above you will need a camera that does continuous shots and doesn’t need to stop and process after every shot.

Tip 9 – How To Take Fantastic Night Time Shots
Night time shots can be spectacular, almost magical…. if done right! If not they can look horrible. Really horrible. Without adequate lighting, even good camera’s can turn out crappy photos if the photographer doesn’t know what he or she is doing.

Tip 10 – Study Your Manual
If your digital camera has a special night time mode, read the manual and follow their instructions on how to use it properly.

Author Bio
Michael Colucci is a technical writer for Photography Tips – A free site that offers the latest tips on photography.

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Less Known Composition Rules, Notan

Well I have covered the main composition rules for photography, but there are three more which are often forgotten.

The first is Notan

What is Notan?

Notan is said to be negative and positive space. Light and dark working together to create a whole, the yin and yang of a high contrast image.

A lot of the time with HDR images the creating on Notan is forgotten as we open up the shadows and loose the true negative space in an image.

A perfect example of negative space is a silhouette.

To use Notan, we need to make shadows actual shadows instead of dark, light areas.

A great way to see the Notan in an image if you have Photoshop is to use the Threshold adjustment layer. It will show you the black and white in the image.

A beautiful example of Notan was provided by one of my Photography Dash students, Mona Nissen

 

Notan

Composition rule Notan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AboveĀ is an example of the black and white areas of an image that helps to create the Notan effect

We can see the actual Notan effect by going to Photoshop and in the adjustments select Threshold and you will see the black and white and the composition it creates.

Notan

This helps to show you why the first image works so well. We don’t consciousl see the Notan effect, but it still creates a strong image when we use it.