Welcome to AD Photography's - Photography Blog

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Thank you for visiting our Photography Blog. Our aim with this blog is to provide behind the scenes information and tips and tricks how you can create amazing photos. Although we will not share all our trade secrets you will eventually find a wealth of information in these posts. Enjoy!

This site is under construction so keep posted as we add new material on a regular basis.

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Man Vs Black Glass

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Today I was battling with some red wine bottles that did not want to look the way and the client wanted it. 

For starters red wine bottles are in nature quite dark and that makes them reflecting surfaces that pick up anything that is well enough lit up to show in the reflection. Here is what I learned today the hard way.

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How to Create Amazing looking 360 degree Panoramas

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Recently, I came across a fantastic book written by Evan Sharboneau about Trick Photography Click here. Amongst other great ideas he was showing these cool images that looked like little planets with houses sticking out of them or one with a tree in the middle of a tunnel. I wanted to create images like that, but as a true act of serendipity I not only learned about how to do these images I also picked up a thing or two about large panoramas and creating 360/180 degree stitches.  Here is a little summary of how to do this. You can find all the detail and more amazing photography tricks in the book from Evan. Click here

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How much is enough - Have we reached the Peak of the Megapixel Bonanza in cameras?

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The other day I read a post on one of the Facebook forums for Commercial Photographers that someone was selling their Nikon D800 because it had too many Mega Pixels. The post got me thinking. Too many megapixels? I thought I never would hear this.  For those Non-Nikonites the D800 is the first full frame DSLR that has well and truly broken the Megapixel barrier offering 36 mp. You can read more about this truly fascinating camera on Dpreview.com or at Nikon itself.

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Did You Know? - Aperture

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Did you know that Aperture controls the amount of light that passes trough the lens? According to Wikipedia: "In optics, an aperture is a hole or an opening through which light travels."  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aperture). This is managed by the aperture ring in the lens of your camera. By selecting an Aperture setting on your camera or in more manual lenses on the lens you can control the amount of light that will travel through the lens onto the Film or Image Sensor.

This image shows the aperture ring in your camera. The opening can be changed to allow more or less light through.

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Did You Know? - Shutterspeed

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Shutter Speed is the time that the camera opens the shutter and let's the sensor (or film) being exposed to the light passing through the lens. This is also called Exposure which is a concept mainly used for creating correctly exposed images, but is also a tool to get creative.

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Commercial Photography Teaser

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This is a little fusion video put together to show case some of our best Commercial Photography and Images.

The True Value of Photography

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We only understand the true valuye of photography a long time after the photos are taken. Generally when the happy moments have long passed will the photos remind us how cute those teenagers once were and how much fun our wedding day was.

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Off Camera Flash or How to Add Spice to an Otherwise Dull image

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Flash units can be used using the off camera functionality to trigger your flash remotely. There are different methods and technologies to use. We also talk about some Post Producition Techniques.

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