Shoot a stunning subterranean scene!

Capture eerie and striking images of caves using light-painting techniques and long exposures

For this month’s Masterclass we’re leaving the sunlight behind, and heading deep underground to show you how to capture photos of caves illuminated using light-painting techniques. You’ll need a tripod and a couple of torches — a head torch will come in handy as well when you’re adjusting your camera settings. You’ll also need a remote release to open and close the shutter, as you’ll be using Bulb mode. Shooting in the dark can be tricky, so it’s a good idea bring someone along to help you.

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LENSES

DO YOU WANT TO TAKE YOUR BEST EVER PORTRAITS? WE’VE TEAMED UP WITH THE UK’SLEADING EXPERTS TO HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS. THIS MONTH, WEEN LIST THE EXPERTISE OF BRETT HARKNESS TO REVEAL THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR CHOICE OF LENS

TAKING GREAT PORTRAITS requires a multitude of skills to be mastered and our monthly guide aims to cover them all so that you’re well prepared for every possible challenge. Over the coming months, we’ll be looking in depth at different forms of lighting and more advanced techniques, but in this fourth part, we examine a key consideration you must make

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How lens choice affects perspective

WHEN TAKING PORTRAITS that include the location as well as the subject within the frame, it’s important to understand how the scene looks completely different depending on the focal length of the lens in use. While many beginners are concerned only with ensuring the subject fills a particular area of the frame, experienced photographers look to use a focal length that gives the perspective they desire in the image.

By using a wide-angle and moving closer to the subject, they are set against a wider view of the general scene that boasts far more depth. By using a telephoto setting.a

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FUNDAMENTALS: COMPOSITION

Black & white photography relies on composition more than anything else for its artistic and aesthetic success. Lee Frost looks at the factors we should consider when constructing an image.

If you take a dozen photographers to the same location and ask them all to make one image of it, chances are every image will be different. Why? Because we’re all different as human beings so it’s natural that we’ll all see the world in a different way.

The books we’ve read, the movies we’ve watched, the places we’ve visited, the music we enjoy, the clothes we wear, the way

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Flash

Many photographers underestimate the qualities of flash and never explore its true potential

MOST photographers only ever use flash to get a decent exposure in challenging conditions. These same photographers see flash as a last resort and rarely take the time to learn how to use it correctly. But by exploring how to modify and control a flash, you can take your photography to another level.

Light from a flash can be modified easily using household items, to give you maximum control. With paper, a simple flash bounce or snoot can be made, and a cigarette paper over a pop-up

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Exposure exposed

The sensor in your camera (just like your eye) can tolerate and record only a certain range of intensity of light. Hence, it is necessary to regulate light and bring it to levels that can be tolerated by the sensor. Not only that, the sensor should be given the right «dosage» of light. This is what we call «Exposure». When the exposure is correct the image will record the maximum number of tones and colors (Picture 1). It should not be overexposed (too light, Picture 2) or underexposed (too dark, Picture 3). Exposure, together with focus, forms one of the

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Dynamic Range

Turning HDR

Creations into Reality

Recently, I wrote an article about the accuracy of my high-dynamic range images and how these photo renditions were the most realistic I had ever created. Our eyes have the ability to adjust from bright, sunny areas to deep, dark shadows in an instant, but try to replicate this in a single photographic frame and you begin to understand the limitations of your image sensor. A big misconception of many amateur shooters these days is that it’s possible to capture all the detail in every scene in one single frame. The invention and advancement of

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Amateur scene. IPT preview.

North’s only A section title came at East London Golf Club in 1984, and one never knows what to expect from them. However they are a team on the up. The Blue Bulls won promotion from the В section at home in 2010, and last year they halved with WP, then gave Central a scare on the final afternoon, coming within a point of winning the title in a close defeat. They finished third in the A section. They miss Brandon Stone, so will need a strong week from No 1 Zander Lombard and the likes of Hendre Celliers and

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Brachiosaurus.

Phil Tippett (Supervisor dinosaurs): We started with the scenes with brachiosaurus. It was very difficult because we have to learn a new technology. We wanted to show the undulation of the flesh. Therefore, when the lizard down the leg, you see the trembling of his muscles.

Candi Dean (director of photography): To remove plucking leaves, we hitched a rope to the top of the tree, and they delayed the first branch, and then abruptly released to branch straightened. Then animators erased wire and painted lizard.

Dennis Muren (Computer Graphics): We’ve been looking for a suitable landscape and finally found

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BelSat removes Tuteyshyh

The director of Valery Mazynsky states that have already removed three quarters of TV movies. By him, work is in a very good atmosphere."With much gratitude we doing here this case. Of course, as usual in such creative production work have any pads, but very warm atmosphere and not a bad human relations. Overall, we get great pleasure from what we do . "Scenes from "Tuteyshyh" removed both indoors and outdoors, there are scenes of so-called "extras" in a specially constructed scenery."We are on the street shooting at the moment, a lot of cars goes, so the road will need

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