Welcome to my first Back to Basics video. This one is a video that first came to my mind when we talked about getting back to basics. I talked to folks so many times through out the last year that hadn’t even taken their photos off their card yet. So that’s going to be the first thing we tackle.
I’ve been asked at least a hundred times about info on viewing, setting up, shooting, camera settings and everything around the Solar Eclipse yesterday. While it’s all very important information to know, I’ve actually never photographed an eclipse before. So I figured I’m probably not the right person to write about or tell you how to do it. I can definitely help with what comes after though!
In this video we’re going to switch gears from talking about how to take long exposures and the filters around them, to some post processing. On a normal long exposure photo, there’s not too much we’d do to change things. But once in a while, you may have something moving in the photo that you didn’t want. That’s where some layering techniques come in to play.
Neutral Density filters go hand-in-hand with Long Exposure photography. So in this video we’re going to take a look at the types of filters we can use out there. Also, the PDF with links I mentioned is included here for you to download. Enjoy!
In this first video, we’re going to take a look at the basics of shutter speeds in the camera and how we can extend them. There’s of course Neutral Density Filters (ND)… but we really want to save that for last. So in this video we’ll talk about the 3 ways to get longer shutter speeds both with settings in the camera as well as when filters come in to play.
This month we’re going to go back to the basics. There’s a lot of advanced folks here, and plenty of new coaching material planned for 2018 that’s pushing the envelop. But the more time I spend online and out there teaching, the more I realize there’s some people that haven’t even taken photos off of their memory cards yet because they’re afraid of what will happen.
I hope you’re summer is off to a great start. As always I’m really excited to be back here at ON1 Plus as a guest coach for the month. And I’m also excited to share a new course I’ve been working on – Long Exposure Photography and Editing. I’ve been a fan of long exposures ever since I clicked my first 60 second exposure :-) Ah… the feeling of waiting 60 seconds for a photo…
Hi All. I just wanted to say thanks for having me as your guest coach in April. Getting back in here and interacting with all of the Plus members has not only been a great time for me, but I always learn a lot from you guys. I hope I was able to help you understand some of the geeky/techie side of color a little more this month. We’ve made the series available for download below. I hope that you take away that these things are indeed important. But hopefully you also found that it’s easier than you thought to keep track of color spaces.
Once again, I’m psyched to be back as a guest coach here at ON1 Plus. I feel like I just left :-) This time around we’re going to concentrate on color. Spring is here and it’s a very colorful time of the year. So we figured it was a great topic.
Don’t forget that tomorrow is my live Q&A here at ON1 Plus. To help me prepare better, I’d love it if you could post some of your questions here. That way, I can make sure I get to them and with some good examples. And while my main topic has been about layers, and I’d love to keep the overall discussion around it, I’ll also take any workflow or other questions you have if we have some extra time at the end. Really looking forward to hanging out with you guys tomorrow… See you then!