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How to be a Wedding Photojournalist

There has been a large shift over the last few years to what has popularly been known as a reportage, photo documentary or photojournalistic style of wedding photography. Essentially, all that these confusing terms mean the same thing: the photographer will tell the story of the whole day photographing the real moments that happen rather than setting up a lot of posed shots or producing a set of predictable standard images. Read More

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Photomatix Pro – Exposure Fusion Tutorial

If you decide to purchase any Photomatix product, you will get an instant 15% discount by entering the following coupon code on the order form: photoluminary

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Shutter Speed Tutorial

Welcome to my shutter speed tutorial.  Having now written an article on camera aperture as well, I think that I will be continuing on with that vein over time.  In addition to continuing to write reviews and software tutorials, I think it would be great to provide photography “lessons” on this website, starting with basic subjects such as aperture and shutter speed, and then progressing over time through intermediate and advanced subjects.  I even like the idea of learning things myself along the way!

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HDR Tutorial – Photomatix Pro 4

Welcome to my HDR tutorial and Photomatix Pro Version 4 Review

Get a 15 % discount on any Photomatix product by entering the coupon code photoluminary during your order from HDRsoft.com.  Photomatix Pro is typically $99, so that’s quite a discount! Last July, I wrote a Photomatix tutorial which was aimed at beginning HDR photographers. Due to the release of Photomatix Pro version 4, which is significantly more packed with features than its predecessor, I have decided to start anew and write a new review and tutorial. Like my previous tutorial, I will start out with providing some basic information about HDR photography, as well as provide some helpful tips for beginners on things such as camera settings. HDR photography has generated a certain amount of controversy among photographers. There exist photography purists who hate HDR and think that it’s both ugly and a form of cheating. Among these photographers, it is thought that achieving the perfect exposure with a single shot should be the goal. On the opposite end of the spectrum there are photographers who prefer the “no holds barred” look in HDR. Colors are deliberately over-saturated and perspective is obviously and dramatically skewed for artistic impact.

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