Tuesday, December 04, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE
This Week's Tip
Updates From BetterPhoto
TESTIMONIAL OF THE WEEK
-'William's feedback was thoughtful and encouraging. He gently led us through the various decision points of portfolio development. And it was very easy to engage in an e-conversation with him. ... Thanks, Bill!' -Stephanie Lewis, student in Portfolio Development
-'Thank you so much! It is really an honor and certainly makes my day. I feel my photography is improving, and BetterPhoto has played a big part in my improvement. Thank you!' -André Larose, one of the winners in October's BetterPhoto contest
TODAY'S THE DAY: DECEMBER 4-WEEK COURSES KICK OFF!
NEW COURSE: LONG EXPOSURE CREATIVITY!
In her new online course
, instructor Deborah Sandidge discusses how to create surreal and beautiful imagery through the art and technique of long exposure photography.
WHERE'S THE BETTERPHOTO FORUM?
One of the cool benefits of being a Masterpiece or Basic member, a student, or a Deluxe/Pro owner is access to the BetterPhoto Forum
THIS WEEK'S TIP
BEWARE OF STRAY COLORS!Everyone loves color, especially during the holiday season! But sometimes a bright color is simply in the wrong place. In fact, this topic comes up a lot. So often, photographers concentrate so much on their main subject that a stray splash of contrasting color slips by unnoticed. But that contrasting color can draw the viewer’s eye away from your subject to the edge of the picture or to the background. So when composing your image, if a bright red or yellow object grabs attention - and it’s NOT your primary subject - then the best advice is to recompose and leave it out of the picture.
-by Jim Miotke and Kerry Drager, from their book, The BetterPhoto Guide to Creative Digital Photography
© - Dominick M. Dimacale
Welcome to the 606th issue of SnapShot!
A BetterPhoto online photo course is a great way to have fun, learn, and share without the expense of an on-location workshop! And more excellent news: Our December 4-week classes are beginning today. So what are you waiting for? Enroll today! ... In today's SnapShot, be sure to check out instructor John Siskin's 'Flash Tip: Front Vs. Rear Curtain Sync' and instructor Lynne Eodice's 'Exposure Tip: How to Get White Tones With Detail'. Also, don't miss the Holiday Photo Tip ('Beware of Stray Colors') and the Contest Tip ('How to Categorize'). ...
That's it for now. Have fun with your photography, and best wishes for a fantastic holiday season!
Where Is Jim?
Updates From BetterPhoto
Not sure which setting to use for triggering your flash? BetterPhoto's lighting master, John Siskin, shares his thoughts in his new Instructor Insights article...
Bright subjects like snow, sand, and white flowers - anything where white is the predominant color - present an exposure challenge. And, in an excellent BetterPhoto Instructor Insights article, Lynne Eodice tackles this subject...
From the judges: 'Travel and Place' does NOT refer to planes, trains, and automobiles. This category relates to locations, such as landscapes, outdoor scenics, nature images, sunsets, urban landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, etc. It can also include people, details, and other subjects you might encounter while traveling. The main thing for this category is that the photos express a sense of place. Note: If you enter a photo into this category, it's a good idea to include the place name in the photo's title or description.
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