• How do I get my photos darker like this?

    How do I get my photos darker like this?

    I really like this darker editing style but I'm not sure how the photographer achieved it. Mine always end up bright and warm. How do I get them more like this boudoir photo? Is there something in camera I should be doing before I even get to the editing part? I always feel like adding contrast and shadows... show more
    I really like this darker editing style but I'm not sure how the photographer achieved it. Mine always end up bright and warm. How do I get them more like this boudoir photo? Is there something in camera I should be doing before I even get to the editing part? I always feel like adding contrast and shadows during editing makes it look bad whenever I try. Any feedback would be appreciated.
    7 answers · Photography · 15 hours ago
  • Why didn’t people back then smile when they had their photo taken?

    Best answer: Prior to 1826 – 1827 there was no photography, so people who wanted portraits of themselves had to sit for hours, sometimes days posing before a portrait painter. Oil painting on canvas was incredibly expensive, so only the rich and famous could afford a portrait. Add to this the fact that life expectancy was short... show more
    Best answer: Prior to 1826 – 1827 there was no photography, so people who wanted portraits of themselves had to sit for hours, sometimes days posing before a portrait painter. Oil painting on canvas was incredibly expensive, so only the rich and famous could afford a portrait. Add to this the fact that life expectancy was short -- thus most wanted their portrait made as a legacy. It was commonplace to have a silhouette made. You sat adjacent to a window so that your shadow played on a placard. The silhouette artist traced the outline of your face, most often using a lens and or a mechanical device. A miniature silhouette, black on white, was the result. These were cheap -- thus very popular.

    The first picture made took 8 hours to expose. Soon after the sensitivity of the light-sensitive plates increased, now the exposure occurred in about 4 to 5 minutes. To sit for a portrait was an ordeal. You dressed in your finest and the photographer applied clamps and braces that prevented you from moving during the exposure. As time passed, the exposure time was reduced to about 1 minute. The portrait studio moved indoors to a room with a skylight.

    As film speeds improved so did the studio lighting. By the 1940’s, it was common to pose before hot, bright lights. The subject was uncomfortable plus sweaty. People often fainted because of the hot lights and the nervousness of these sittings.

    No, people did not smile much, the session was uncomfortable and they were spending money. The good news, photography and portraiture was available to the masses. Now we have cell phone cameras, what a progression!
    12 answers · Photography · 4 days ago
  • How can I test different types of pens to see what I like?

    I would like to find out which type of pen I like to use so I can buy a premium type of pen and use it for all the various things that I need a pen for. But I have only ever used ballpoint pens because they are cheap. What I would like to find is a small kit that has one of each type of pen to test out which tip I... show more
    I would like to find out which type of pen I like to use so I can buy a premium type of pen and use it for all the various things that I need a pen for. But I have only ever used ballpoint pens because they are cheap. What I would like to find is a small kit that has one of each type of pen to test out which tip I like the most. I don t know if there is another way to do this.
    7 answers · Drawing & Illustration · 2 days ago
  • True or just being nice?

    A professional photographer for our office today said I was photogenic, handsome, and had a pretty smile and all. She knew she wasn't getting tipped or anything and she didn't say stuff like that for everyone. Could she have been telling the truth or was she just being nice?
    A professional photographer for our office today said I was photogenic, handsome, and had a pretty smile and all. She knew she wasn't getting tipped or anything and she didn't say stuff like that for everyone. Could she have been telling the truth or was she just being nice?
    9 answers · Photography · 3 days ago
  • Is there a website where I can get my digital photos printed?

    I have a bunch of photos that I've taken over the years on a flashdrive. Want I wanna know, is there way for me to get these photos professionally printed and sent to me? Digital files are great...but I miss how photos used to be back in the day. I tried one website, and they were gonna charge me 20 bucks for... show more
    I have a bunch of photos that I've taken over the years on a flashdrive. Want I wanna know, is there way for me to get these photos professionally printed and sent to me? Digital files are great...but I miss how photos used to be back in the day. I tried one website, and they were gonna charge me 20 bucks for one simple photos, in the smallest size possible. Seems like a real ripoff. Are there any alternatives out there?
    7 answers · Photography · 3 days ago
  • I am between purchasing a Nikon D5600 and a Sony a6300. I have seen both but I am stuck on which is better for photography. Any thoughts?

    Best answer: Either one is perfectly acceptable for photography. How your images turn out depends more on your skills as a photographer, not the camera. I can take horrible pictures with expensive gear, yet a seasoned photographer could create wonderful images with lesser equipment. You have a number of things to... show more
    Best answer: Either one is perfectly acceptable for photography. How your images turn out depends more on your skills as a photographer, not the camera. I can take horrible pictures with expensive gear, yet a seasoned photographer could create wonderful images with lesser equipment.

    You have a number of things to condsider.

    Look at the breadth of accessories for both companies. You'll probably find that Nikon has a wider selection of lenses, and also from the non-Nikon manufacturers. Radio links for speedlights usually only support Nikon and Canon products if you want TTL.

    If size of the body is important, then Sony wins. However, the A6300 is a mirrorless body which means battery life will be shorter, around 400 shots for the A6300, apx 1000 shots for the D5600 per battery charge. I do trips in to the bush for a few weeks on end where battery life and management is important. This may not be an issue for you.

    There is consideration of EVF on the A6300 or optical viewfinder on the D5600. Both have their advantages, but for me, I would rather use optical. It's up to what you prefer.

    If you want to shoot wildlife, Nikon has the 200-500mm lens. This is a well performing lens at a very good price point. That would seal the deal for me, but, you might not care about long lenses.
    7 answers · Photography · 3 days ago
  • Is it possible to create detailed human sculptures by glass blowing?

    Glass blowing for utilitarian purposes has existed since ancient times.It is only recently that it as been conceived as a means of purely artistic expression.Assuming that the artist had the needed level of skill,would it be possible to create lifelike,humanistic sculptures like Michelangelos David?Or does the... show more
    Glass blowing for utilitarian purposes has existed since ancient times.It is only recently that it as been conceived as a means of purely artistic expression.Assuming that the artist had the needed level of skill,would it be possible to create lifelike,humanistic sculptures like Michelangelos David?Or does the limitations of the medium made such a thing inherently impossible?
    4 answers · Sculpture · 1 day ago
  • Do you draw on the desks at school?

    i usually use a sharpie and just write my name on the desks or the walls, like "hannah was here class of 2021" or some random doodles
    i usually use a sharpie and just write my name on the desks or the walls, like "hannah was here class of 2021" or some random doodles
    9 answers · Drawing & Illustration · 1 week ago
  • How much do you think i should get paid for designing a logo?

    I designed a logo for a small vodka company and was wondering how much I should and might get paid for it. The guy that asked me to design it also asked me to do a portrait because of my particular style. So I just wanted to know what y'all think I should get paid for doing both of these.
    I designed a logo for a small vodka company and was wondering how much I should and might get paid for it. The guy that asked me to design it also asked me to do a portrait because of my particular style. So I just wanted to know what y'all think I should get paid for doing both of these.
    4 answers · Drawing & Illustration · 2 days ago
  • Can I use acrylic paint as watercolor? If so, can I still use a normal stretched canvas for it?

    Best answer:   .   Aside from new cross mediums, you can not basically use common acrylic as same technique as water pigments, because emulsions of the medium will harden once dry, thus unlike watercolour, you can not refashion, though watercolour washes are limited befor epaper starts to react and degrade,   ... show more
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      Aside from new cross mediums, you can not basically use common acrylic as same technique as water pigments, because emulsions of the medium will harden once dry, thus unlike watercolour, you can not refashion, though watercolour washes are limited befor epaper starts to react and degrade,
     
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      So in application as thinned colourant of craft arcylic, you can quickly use as watercolour technique, but that stays as is,

    Next issue is not to use on gesso type stretched canvas, therefore younusevgrounds as a surface on canvas that actors like paper,

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    You have the freedom to do at will as you wish , trial and error, and try again, there is no creative rules against mix mediums,
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    5 answers · Painting · 3 days ago
  • Photo Shoot OF FOOD For Menu-Need TIPS?

    Best answer: You'd be surprised what a cell phone can do. 1. lighting. dont let the light wash out the pic. Shoot outdoors, so its natural with some shadows. 2. backdrop: get a piece of posterboard to lay the food on and bend up the back so it looks like a seamless backdrop 3.Lens: when you think you're too close get... show more
    Best answer: You'd be surprised what a cell phone can do.
    1. lighting. dont let the light wash out the pic. Shoot outdoors, so its natural with some shadows.
    2. backdrop: get a piece of posterboard to lay the food on and bend up the back so it looks like a seamless backdrop
    3.Lens: when you think you're too close get closer. get as close as you can to the food
    4. perspective: dont shoot down onto the food, get down wiht it, pu the camare on the table with the food

    You're creative enough to be pastry chef. Photography is just another form of creativity. You can do it! Tell us where we can see the pcis when your done
    6 answers · Photography · 4 days ago
  • Which is better advice regarding giving a picture of someone else?

    a) I don't see why not, as long as the photos are ordinary pleasant ones and nobody is nude or posing sexily. b) If you don't have permission from the person photographed, then don't do it. c) both are good advice d) none of the above When you answer, can you give me an explanation?
    a) I don't see why not, as long as the photos are ordinary pleasant ones and nobody is nude or posing sexily. b) If you don't have permission from the person photographed, then don't do it. c) both are good advice d) none of the above When you answer, can you give me an explanation?
    4 answers · Photography · 3 days ago
  • Looking for the name of a painting?

    5 answers · Painting · 4 days ago
  • Can I make a copy of a picture of Glenn from The Walking Dead that I took on my phone of him signing my autographed picture.?

    Best answer: If you took the photos, then any copyright on them would be yours. Go to a place that understands that.
    Best answer: If you took the photos, then any copyright on them would be yours. Go to a place that understands that.
    9 answers · Photography · 7 days ago