19 Sep 2019

Constructive Video Critique Ep 5: Importance of Subject Matter over Processing Technique

In this Thanksgiving episode of SLR Lounge Constructive Video Critique, we go over among other things, the importance of having a good subject matter over processing techniques. Good use of compositional technique, lighting, and subject choice can help make a photograph look interesting before adding any post-processing technique such as HDR. To learn more from Post Production Pye, check out the post.


The SLR Lounge Constructive Video Critique Series Episode 4

In this episode of the SLR Lounge Constructive Video Critique, we take a look a modernistic architectural photography, a quiet moment on the beach, a tough guy in the middle of a vineyard, and more. With each photo, we explain what works and what can be improved, as well as talk about principles of photography such as Rembrandt lighting, leading lines, long exposure HDR, and triangles in composition.

Shooting Tips

Photography Essentials: The Sunny 16 Rule

With all the sophistication of modern metering system, it seems like the good ol’ Sunny 16 Rule can be dismissed as one of the old relics of the film era. But it is still a valid and useful rule nonetheless, and one that can teach growing photographers about the principles of metering.
So if you haven’t heard about the Sunny 16 Rule or just need to brush up on it again, here’s a quick primer on this classic metering rule.