Monthly Archives: October 2015

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Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 3

Digital Photography Sunday School Episode 3 with PhotoNERDs. Vermont Photo Tour 2015, with McKay Photography Academy Final Processed Image Straight out of camera Camera Setting and Gear: Camera: Canon EOS 6D Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm F4L IS USM Focal Length: 155mm Shutter Speed: 1/200th Aperture: F5.6 ISO: 200 Processing Software Used: Photoshop CC 2015. Also applied, NIK Filters: Dfine 2, Output Sharpener and Color Efex Pro 4 photo by: Adam Furtado aka: Jymmy Lopez Fire In The Hole Vermont 2015, Fall Photo Tour with McKay Photography Academy It was the last day of the tour, the weather...

Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts Episode 2

PhotoNERDs shows you how to take back your life with Photoshop KeyBoard Shortcuts. A video series. Here in Episode 2 we cover: L = Lasso Tool C = Crop Tool Cmd (Mac) or Cntrl (Pc) D = Deselect Cmd (Mac) or Cntrl (Pc) L = Levels Adjustment Cmd (Mac) or Cntrl (Pc) J = Layer via Copy Also: For a Printable version, click here https://youtu.be/yiJrbMp-jpo...

Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts: Take Back Your Life

[sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.photonerdsunite.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/1st-5-Keyboard-ShortCuts-v2.mp4"]   PhotoNERDs believes that anyone using Photoshop, Photoshop Elements or Lightroom, should be learning how to use Keyboard Shortcuts. Keyboard Shortcuts are truly the only way to work when using editing software on a regular basis. So if you are not using Keyboard Shortcuts when editing, you are wasting valuable time. Here at PhotoNERDs we are about doing things quick and easy but also about doing things right, so we are going to help you learn the Keyboard Shortcuts, starting...

Where do I begin?

I wanna learn photography but I don't know where to start, it's all so overwhelming. What Camera Should I buy, What Lens should I use, What should my settings be?Does this sound like you? Please help. Relax, take a breathe, you are going to be ok. These are common questions and we want to answer them. Q. What Camera Should I Buy? A. what camera, there is no way to answer that specifically because cameras come in all types, all brands and...

Sunday School: Episode 2

Thermal Wall Art with PhotoNERDs, Sunday School Episode 2. Iceland Photo Tour 2015, with McKay Photography Academy Thermal Wall Art Iceland 2015 See and Capture It felt as though we had been driving non-stop for hours (and minus a few pit stops for Pringles and Hot Dogs, we had) but finally we reached Námafjall, Hverir. Námafjall is a mountain near Mývatn in the North East of Iceland. The mountain is close to the Kraftla volcano and is right in the middle of a geothermal area. The mountain...

Introduction to White Balance

[sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.photonerdsunite.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/White-Balance-Audio.mp4"] The human eye is a pretty amazing thing. If you were to take a white sheet of paper from your front yard on a bright sunny day to inside of your garage with fluorescent lights it would still look white. In a split second your eyes can make the adjustment to the lighting conditions. Cameras are pretty amazing too but not quite that amazing. Today we are going to talk about white balance. What it is, basic uses &...

Understanding Your Histogram

[sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.photonerdsunite.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Histogram-Audio.mp4"] What if I told you that the LCD screen on your camera was a liar? I'm sure it seems nice enough but you really shouldn't trust it. Especially when it's dark outside! You see, when it's dark out checking exposure from only looking at your LCD can be a huge mistake. It may look perfectly exposed but in reality it may be darker than you think. It just looks correct because it's dark out and the LCD is so...

Sunday School: Episode 1

PhotoNERDs Sunday School: Episode 1 Final Processed Image Straight out of camera Camera Setting and Gear: Camera: Canon EOS 6D Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm F4L IS USM Focal Length: 81mm Shutter Speed: 1/320th Aperture: F4 ISO: 400 Processing Software Used: Adobe Creative Cloud; Lightroom CC 2015 and Photoshop CC 2015. Also applied, NIK Filters: Dfine 2, Output Sharpener and Color Efex Pro 4 photo by: Adam Furtado aka: Jymmy Lopez Volcanic Peace Iceland 2015 On a recent trip out to Iceland, we had spent a better part of the day traveling from the Southern Part of Iceland, North...

The Basics: Exposure Triangle

[sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.photonerdsunite.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Exposure-Triangle-Audio.mp4"] Now that we have talked about shutter speed, aperture and ISO it's time to bring it all together. These three items make up the exposure of every image. There are a ton of different ways to mix up the three and get the correct exposure so where do you start? For us, it is always ISO. You want your images to have the best quality they can, right? A low ISO number is how you achieve this. So for most...