Understanding Exposure – Part 1: ISO

by Anthony Morganti

This is part one of our four part series, Understanding Exposure. This series of articles will explain everything a photographer needs to know about how the light gets into their camera and how their camera uses that light to record the scene.

Today we’re going to talk about ISO. In digital photography, ISO refers to the sensitivity of their camera’s image sensor. The higher the number, the more sensitive the sensor is.

Every time the number is doubled, the amount of light needed to record the scene is halved.

So, in other words, an ISO of 200 requires half as much light to record the same scene if the ISO were set at 100. Carrying along on that line of thought, an ISO of 400 requires just a ¼ of the light. 800 ISO requires 1/8th the light...

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So You Want To Be a Wedding Photographer

Top Ten Things You Should Know and Do

by Anthony Morganti

Bride and Groom

Photo Courtesy of stock.xchng – http://www.sxc.hu/photo/888622

There is no doubt that wedding photography can be very profitable. For several years I was a wedding photographer and over that time I had a kind of love hate relationship with it. I loved the money I made doing it but I hated the responsibility and pressure that came with it.

That pressure and responsibility eventually came to outweigh the money aspect so I stopped. Looking back on the experience I’ve come to realize the things I did right and the things I did wrong and will share with you 10 things you should consider if you want to be a wedding photographer.

1.) Realize that spending the day taking pictures is a very small part of the process. 

The majority o...

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Learn Lightroom 5 – Part 7: Portrait Retouch

by Anthony Morganti

 

 In this episode of Learn Lightroom 5 we process a portrait from start to finish.

Watch the entire series of Learn Lightroom 5 videos on YouTube here:

Learn Lightroom 5 Videos on YouTube

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Need Help? I’ll Critique Your Photography (For Free Of Course)

by Anthony Morganti

Just a reminder that I’ll be happy to critique your work.

Send me 3-10 photographs of your best work and I’ll give you a detailed honest critique that is positive and hopefully inspiring. I don’t want to embarrass anyone — my goal is to help you become the best photographer you can be.

Keep in mind that I’ll be writing a blog post about it so that my critique, of your work, may help others. If you don’t want your name mentioned, just tell me and I won’t. On the other hand, if you would like your website or portfolio plugged, give me the address and I’ll post links to you and your work in the blog post.

Send your best work — 3-10 photographs to Critiques@AnthonyMorganti.com

All photographs must be your work that you own the rights to and you give me pe...

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Three Inspired Ways To Use A Photo Book

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by Yonex Sterno

With practically every handheld device — from mobile phones to tablets — featuring a camera, it is more than likely that you have boxes upon boxes of printed photos or folders upon folders of digital photos. At some point, you are going to want to rest from all the picture taking and the posing, long enough to organize all your photos into some sort of book.
A photo book can have several other uses besides storing and organising all your pictures. You can get creative with a book or two, add a bit of embellishment here and there, and come up with a few extraordinary photo books that serve a variety of functions. Here are three inspired ways to use your photo books today.

Themed Photo Books

What could be easier and more fun than putting together pictures that have the...

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Using Photo Books To Preserve And Enjoy Memories

by Yonex Sterno

Photobooks

There are many memories that we long to capture and keep in some tangible form. We mostly turn to videos, photographs, and keepsakes to help us remember moments that are to be cherished for the rest of our lives. Pictures, for one, have always been a favourite way to preserve memories, and for many years people have chosen to organise them in an album for easier storage and perusal.

With the advent of digital technology, photography took on a whole new life. The old-time process of developing pictures also gave way to more modern ways of printing and storing. These days, instead of sticking pictures on gummed boards, we can organise entire pages on the computer...

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What I’ve Been Reading The Past Few Days

by Anthony Morganti

Today I’d like to share some articles and websites that I’ve run across the past few days that I think you might find helpful and interesting. I’d also like to take the time to thank everyone for stopping by and reading my original articles and watching my videos. The site traffic here on AnthonyMorganti.com has increased everyday since I launched the site about a month ago and I’m very grateful to all of you for coming here for your daily photography fix!

The past few days I’ve read some interesting instructional articles:

Why are my Buildings Falling Over? A Short Guide to Perspective Distortion and Correction in Photography

Some Useful Tips for Using Perspective in Photography

How Do You Start a Photography Business?

21 Reasons To Use Lightroom

How to edit landscap...

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5 Tips For The Obligatory Sunset Photo

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A sunset photo with interesting foreground and mid-ground elements

by Anthony Morganti

Taking pictures of sunsets is relatively easy and super fun to do. To take those tasty sunset photos one sees in travel magazines and postcards, just adhere to these five easy rules. (click on any of the images to enlarge) 

Make sure the photograph includes a strong point of interest in the foreground or mid-ground. 

Taking a picture of the sun setting with nothing but an ocean and beach in the mid or foreground lacks interest. The viewer has nothing to lock onto when they gaze upon the photo. Try to have something in the foreground or mid-ground like a boat, a dock, an interesting rock formation, driftwood or maybe an interesting tree.

Having something in the foreground with the sun in the backgrou...

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$50 off Lightroom 5 (For A Limited Time)

by Anthony Morganti

 

For a limited time, you can get $50 off of Adobe Lightroom 5 from Adorama !

Click the button below then use coupon code: S987654321 at checkout

 

$50 Off Lightroom Five

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Followup To Learn Lightroom 5 – Part 6: Spot Removal Tool

by Anthony Morganti

This is a followup video to Learn Lightroom 5 – Part 6: Spot Removal Tool

If you haven’t watched that video yet, it can be found here:

http://anthonymorganti.com/2013/08/08/learn-lightroom-5-part-6-spot-removal-tool/

In it, you’ll remember that I had a problem part way through the video where the cursor was, for lack of a better term, getting herky jerky. I was forced to pause the video and restart Lightroom to fix the issue. Thanks to Adobe, I found out the reason for that herky jerky cursor movement and how you can avoid it all together. Also, due to my advanced ripe old age, I forgot to show you one thing, how you can delete a bunch of previously edited spots all at once.

So, in this video, I show you how to do that and I explain why that cursor can get herky jerky a...

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