Today, Chris joins Leo to talk about using layers in photography. Layers make depth. So if you consider foreground, middle, and background as layers, you can create depth in your photo composition, and that makes your photographs more interesting. Lenses can also make a difference. Layers in telephoto will look differently than layers with a wide-angle. Wider apertures flatten out the layers, while smaller apertures can create bokeh (out of focus background). Depth of field.
Chris joins Leo to talk about using shooting images where you're shooting through objects as a means to convey a story. Here's an example:
You can also use focus in the near and far to convey distance as you shoot through it.
Chris joins Leo to talk about using Bokeh (boke-eh) to make a visual impact in your photography. Bokeh is the out of focus background in your image. Bokeh helps put the viewer's attention on the subject, which is in focus. Bokeh can also set a mood, with lights out of focus. It can also be used to disguise a busy background. Bokeh is accomplished by opening up your lens all the way (the lowest f stop setting). And the faster your lens, the more bokeh you can achieve.
Today's photo topic is winter photography. Here's the gallery for it:
Colors tend to look "cooler" in Winter scenes because of the skewed white balance. So post-processing your Winter photos to make them "blue" can make them look better. You can also dial your exposure compensation to +1 or so to compensate for the skewed white balance that can make your photos look grayer than they appear.
Chris joins Leo to review our latest assignment ... TEXTURE!
Richard is a night sky photographer, and he uses photoshop to create time lapses. He would like to apply the same photo settings to thousands of images he has already taken. Is there a batch mode that can do that? The chatroom says that there is a tool called PixInsight (Windows, macOS X, Linux), which has scripting that can perform that task. There's also a handy color management tool. There's also LR TimeLapse.
Chris joins Leo to discuss the use of size in photography. Size can change what we think of a subject. Small things that look big or big things that look small can really change how we see a subject. Using contrasting sizes can showcase the relationship between the two.
Here's today's gallery:
Today, Chris talks to Leo about the use of space in photography. Space gives the user control over where things fit in a photo.
Here are some examples:
He's also talking with Leo through a new app called OBS Ninja. Great for doing remote video podcasting.
Chris joins Leo to talk about shooting images in black and white, vs. color. Color can be distracting, or can really pop when used for effect.
Black and White can also accentuate the light in soft shadows.
Here are some pictures: