Negative Space in Photography

Negative Space in Composition-5You already know a great deal about the composition choices that I make. You know my thoughts on what matters most in photography, the rule of thirds, central composition and element placement at the edges of the frame. Whichever preference is yours, I certainly hope you’ve learned something from reading those articles. Now, I am about to share something else with you, and here is where we start: regardless of where I place the important elements in my photography, whenever I have the chance I always, always surround, enhance, bathe them in negative space.

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3 Ways to Change White Balance in Lightroom

Did you know there are three different ways to edit your white balance in Lightroom?

White balance is something that many photographers select with their in-camera settings and its function is to correct too warm or too cool colour casts as a result of  the lighting in your scene. For example, fluorescent lighting is very ‘cool’ lighting and your images will take on a cold colour cast if not corrected with a warming colour balance in the camera settings.

However, if the images are shot in RAW and the files remain open to total in-computer control, the while balance can be better-altered in computer editing programs. This means you can either alter an incorrect balance or employ changes to achieve a more creative interpretation of your scene (exe: to add a warm, golden hour glow). You can make these changes in a JPG, but the options aren’t as large as those for RAW files.

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My continuing journey to choose Fix or Zoom lens

After several months using a couple of fix lens: Nikon 28 1.8G and 85 1.8G, I start feeling a little bit uncomfortable with changing lens between the 2 to catch “the moments”.

With Nikon 28mm 1.8G, it’s pretty hard to get close enough to catch “the moments”. And because I use Nikon D700 with resolution of only 12Mp, photos taken with 28mm 1.8G are not enough for cropping if my subject is too far away.

With Nikon 85mm 1.8G, sometimes is it too close to get the whole subject. It forces me to step back and lose “the moments”.

Besides, both of them don’t ave VR while I am getting old with shaking hands; the results are ugly-blurry photos.

Therefore, to catch “the sparkling moments”, should I come back to zoom lens which not only gives me “zooming” but also help with its “VR”?

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How to Remove a Background then add another in Photoshop

Author: http://www.youtube.com/profile_redirector/102230073539164556312

 

Notes in this tutorial:

- Use mask layer to finely cut/crop a subject.

- Cut subject’s hair with more details.

- Re-size subject to fit new background.

- Change color tone of the subject to fit new background.

- Add subject shadow.

- Use burn tool to reduce harsh light

How to Do a Clean Install of OS X Mavericks

Source: http://mashable.com/2013/10/23/clean-install-os-x-mavericks/

Download-mavericks_0This method works for almost all users — it keeps your data and existing programs intact and upgrades your machine to the latest OS. But sometimes, you might not want to do a regular OS upgrade.

It’s possible to do a clean install of OS X Mavericks on your Mac — or on a new hard drive, if you’re upgrading or repairing your Mac — but it takes a bit of work.

The process is a bit more complicated than it has been in previous years, but it’s still relatively easy to create a bootable copy of OS X Mavericks that you can run from a USB stick or other drive.

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Hide user at logon screen of Mac OS

Mac OS

To hide the user with short user name “Jim” from the login window:

- first log in to an admin account,

- launch Terminal,

- and paste this:
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow \HiddenUsersList -array-add Jim

To unhide the account, enter this:

sudo defaults delete /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow \HiddenUsersList