Photographer and traveler Eric Bohring already introduced you to his playing cards that you can use as photography cheat sheets. And what comes after shooting? Editing, of course. So, Eric has created another set of playing cards that double as pocket-sized editing cheat sheets.
If you enjoy playing cards and collecting decks, here’s a deck you’ll want to add to your collection. It was inspired by photography, bringing it together with graphic design to create an elegant set of cards.
Playing cards are a fantastic companion on a vacation, and so is your camera, of course. Avid traveler and photographer Eric Bohring brought these two concepts together and created a set of playing cards perfect for photographers. Other than passing time, you can also learn from these cards as they double as photography cheat sheets.
When we talk about Shutter Speed in photography, the first thing that comes to mind is its relationship with Exposure. The Shutter speed is one essential third of the Exposure Triangle (Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed), and using it correctly will help you get perfectly exposed photos. We are sharing this shutter speed chart to help you visualize how different shutter speeds will impact your photos.
But my belief is that understanding and mastering Shutter Speed for perfectly exposed images is the easiest part of the equation. The more exciting, but at the same time more challenging, part is to learn how to use Shutter Speed as an artistic tool in our photography. By using different settings of Shutter Speed, we can achieve some amazing effects.
The goal of this Shutter Speed Chart is to summarize and illustrate the different aspects of Shutter Speed to help photographers to master Shutter Speed to get well-exposed photos and embrace it as an artistic tool.
In this blog post, I would like to share some insights with you regarding the connection of aperture and inverse-square law of light as well as their effects on light fall-off. I’m going to be using Set.a.Light 3D to demo some of the things, but light behaves exactly the same in the real world. Let me ease you into this topic by explaining the aperture first.
When I started to use artificial lighting, The Inverse Square Law was my nemesis. Not only it is not intuitive, but it is also not linear, and visualizing how a strobe distance from a subject will impact the photo is not trivial to say the least.
Photographer Derrick Bias shared a few priceless photos that show the exact impact that moving a strobe away fro ma subject has.
One trivial effect, of course it the fact that less light hits the model, but light fall off, background to model illumination ratio and overall contrast also play a part in this game. While I encourage everyone to take the time to learn The Inverse Square Law, and its impact on your photos these photos will provide an instant reference point if you are just starting out.
So there a great debate out there: which method is faster? Using the mouse or using keyboard shortcuts? I was sure that keyboard would be the fastest but test results are inconclusive [pdf] (some even suggest the complete opposite). One thing that stands out on research is that if one is very proficient with keyboard shortcuts, then those shortcuts (or hot keys) will produce faster work.
Probably belonging to the keyboard camp, the folks at makeawebsitehub shared a set of cheatsheets for many adobe apps. Save, Print, Stick over your monitor and memorize:
Social media platforms seem to change their image sizes pretty much every time you login. And every time that happens, photographers everywhere have to scour the internet searching for the new sizes. You just know that facebook is going to CRASH your photo if you don’t feed it the exact right size.
Well, here’s some good news: Mainstreethost blog already did the leg work for you.
Filters are magic, and I am not talking about those buttons that punch on Instaram, I am talking real glass circles that you mount on top of a lens. The folks at zippi, came up with a fun cheat sheet that explains what each one does and when is the best time to use it. See the full stack after the jump.
Cheat sheets are wonderful, especially if you’re actually taking a test. (I only speak from hearsay, of course…) But, they can also be invaluable when trying to maintain a speedy workflow within an application.
With the recent release of the 2015 updated Adobe CC, it was only a matter of time until the keyboard shortcut cheat sheets started pouring in. Thanks to Jamie Spencer of SetUpABlogToday who posted a whole slew of updated cheat sheets, there is no excuse for going the long way around Robin Hood’s barn again.