Using Depth of Field to Improve Your Shots

Depth of field is a measure of how much of a picture is in focus. The amount of depth of field varies from picture to picture, depending on a number of different factors. DOF is one of the most important creative controls available to the photographer. By learning how to control it, you can ensure that everything from your feet to the horizon appears sharp. Alternatively, you can make sure that only the subject is sharp and the foreground and/or background is out of focus, for an artistic effect.

The Arts Warehouse is holding an Advanced Digital Camera Workshop Saturday, January 30th from 9 to 12 that explains and explores using depth of field to create award winning photographs.

Small class size, register early!

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One of the Magical Things About Autumn

One of the magical things about autumn is that the sun is lower in the sky allowing you to direct it for more dramatic images. Front lit fall scenes really punch out colour. Back lit scenes cast a dramatic warm, halo effect. Side lit scenes look more 3D, producing lovely, long shadows. Even overcast days are ideal for photographing autumn colours because there is no contrast.

Muted light produce colours/scenes that are beautifully saturated. It is recommended to experiment with your white balance on your camera setting to warm the scene up even more.

The Arts Warehouse offers workshops in Scenic/Landscape photography to help you capture Ontario’s spectacular autumn scenery…before it’s too late!

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Smart Phone Photography Tips!

With thousands of smart phone instant editing/posting apps like Instagram, it’s no wonder people are hooked on smart phone photography.

  • Did you know just by adding a droplet of water to your cell phone camera’s lens and poof!, you have a macro lens?
  • Cool effects can be made by placing your smart phone in a small glass and placing the glass in water for an amazing snail’s eye level picture of something in water!
  • Panorama shots with multiple images of someone are easy and instant.
  • Did you know you can instantly turn your images black and white, give them a antique look, turn them into a fish eye effect?

The possibilities are endless!

Filters are just one of thousands of instant editing options available on your smart phone.

Smart Phone Photography

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Smart Phone Photography

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The Arts Warehouse now offers Smart Phone Photography workshops for only $40.

Learn to take dynamic shots with your camera and edit them like a pro in this easy to understand 2 hr workshop.

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Giving the Gift of Photography

photo bookOn a recent tour of Turkey I met a woman who “wished she had brought a better camera”.  We became friends and to her delight, after arriving home I went online and made a Photo book of all of sites we had seen.  It took about one hour out of my day and cost $15.  When she received it, she immediately called.  She was “beyond thrilled” and went on to say “that was one of the most thoughtful things anyone had ever done for her”.

Photographs are a record of cherished times. Still, photographs get lost in cyber space and are rarely seen other than on the small screen of a phone or on FB. This Christmas give the gift of joy.  Whether it’s a mug, calendar or key ring you will be the hero! The Arts Warehouse is offering a workshop (Giving the Gift of Photography) that walks you through the steps of getting your photos internet ready so can order your cherished memories. It also goes over 10 tips to taking better pictures guaranteed to make you a better photographer!
You will learn how to scan, edit, enhance, crop and add text to make your cherished photo book or gift for friends and family.