How I use a histogram to expose my images | Photography tip for better images

No matter if you are just starting out or if you are a long-time veteran of taking photos — you are probably glued to the meter that’s typically at the bottom-center of your camera’s display screen. Hey, this thing was pretty good to get some aspects of exposure right, but its not the best tool you have in your camera (most likely).

What I use is a histogram, which most cameras have built in but not enabled by default. A histogram has specific strengths over your meter. First, there’s no guesswork as to where the data in your image is. You know whether your image has any blown out or total black portions. Second, a histogram will allow you to control your image better in camera. It seems funny to say, but having your image’s data look the same in the camera and in the editing booth is a great way to be.

For post-processing your images, having all of your data workable and also having your exposure just right will mean your images only turn out better.

How to Get the Best Photo Foregrounds in Storm Photography

Hey there fellow storm lovers! Today we’re excited to get our first photo tip type video out to you all, today’s subject is simply “Five Tips to Get Good Foregrounds for Storm Shots”.

As with all of our tips (unless otherwise noted) these can be considered universal to photographers and videographers alike!

So what makes a good foreground?

A)Something that balances out and adds intrigue to a scene
B)Something that doesn’t add unnecessary clutter
C)Something that makes the photo better (duh)

We put together this video to give you five tips on how to identify good foregrounds.

00:36 – Isolated Foregrounds.
01:34 – One Thing at a Time
02:14 – Take Your Time
02:40 – Create Balance
03:36 – Some Ideas on Good Foregrounds

Generally speaking, you want to make sure that any foreground elements have at least a couple of these in common:

1)There’s only one or two things.
2)It doesn’t look cluttered/distracting
3)It adds to the scene in the sense that it gives a storm place or meaning.

Overall, remember that in framing shots you should take your time and use your feet (if you are able) to create a better overall scene. Don’t just snap and go, give yourself a few extra seconds to think through what you are doing, you’ll think yourself for it later.

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