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Tutorials | Andre Gunther Photography

Tutorials

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Photography

Sharp Motion

This series of Tutorials deals with the causes of blurry pictures. It also teaches how you avoid unintentinal blurriness and explores creative applications of unsharpness.

Part1: Camera Shake

Part2: Motion Blur

Learn to See
Learn to see the world with the eye of a photographer. This tutorial touches on the philosphical aspects of seeing and is not for the technical minded.
Motion and Shutter Speed Learn how to use the shutter speed to freeze motion, pan a subject or blur a subject. Learn the skills to get the shot, no matter how fast your subject moves.
Better Photographer

Learn how to become a good photographer.

This is an ongoing series of short articles that should help you take better photographs.
gear, location, mind, imagination, direct & indirect light, rainbows, hard light, Zen Photographer Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Answering some frequently asked questions: How to become a professional photographer - part 1, How to become a professional photographer - part 2
Digital Camera Mind Map This interactive mind map will help you to decide which digital camera to buy. By answering a few simple questions you will get some suggestions on your ideal digital camera.
Colorful Imge

Help: My pictures look flat, out of focus/blurry/not crisp enough, dull, overexposed

Learn why your pictures may look less colorful than those you see online all the time.

How to avoid a “bad" memory card

Data loss is a photographers worst nightmare. Learn some simple precautions to prevent this from happening to you.

Exposure

The correct Exposure - Part 1 : Shutter, Aperture and ISO

Learn how to perfectly expose your photos.


Winter Photography - 11 Tips for better Photos

Learn how to take excllent photographs with the special challenges winter offers.

Fireworks

Photographing Fireworks

If you are drawn to fireworks, you are going to love this tutorial. Find out how your shots will succeed.

Hyperfocal Distance Calculator

Depth of Field (DOF) and Hyperfocal Distance

Focus on this tutorial for sharp images. Download my Hyperfocal Distance Calculator Excel sheet.

Field of View

The Ten most common Photographic Mistakes

In this tutorial you can learn about the most common mistakes and how to avoid them. This is the most popular tutorial so far.

 

Software

Predict the Moon Predicting the angle of the rising or setting moon can greatly enhance your photographs.
Save for Web Dialog

Optimizing Images for the Web and Email

Don't annoy your friends with large files and keep things moving along smoothly. Get ready for the wireless internet revolution.

Color Management

Color Management Tips for Photographers

Avoid dull or oversaturated prints. Calibrate your equipement and learn how to color proof your prints for 100% success.

RAW HDR

RAW HDR Processing with Photomatix

Boost the dynamic range of your photographs with this method. Extract more information from your images.

I Channel

Fixing Blooming Artefacts in Photoshop

Blooming happens during nightshots, when lights are surrounded by blue and red halos. Find out how to eradicate the little pests with this neat trick.

Workflow 4

Digital Workflow - Part 4: Editing in Photoshop

Find out how to make your images shine in Photoshop.

Adobe Camera RAW

Digital Workflow - Part 3: Adobe Camera RAW (cont.)

In this tutorial you will learn all the sliders and controls of Camera RAW. I also reveal a trick, how you can boost local highlight to make your images pop.

Adobe Camera RAW

Digital Workflow - Part 2: Adobe Camera RAW

Learn how to use Camera RAW to maximize your Cameras potential.

Adobe Bridge

Digital Workflow - Part 1

This tutorial introduces the digital workflow. Here you can learn how to use Adobe Bridge effectively.

Finding Photo Opps with Google Earth and a GPS Device

In this tutorial I will show how the free Google Earth Client can be used to find good Photo Opportunities and how these places can be exported to a GPS device for navigation. The first part of the tutorial will also be interesting for People without GPS receivers. Naturally this technique can be used for a lot more than finding photo opps

A Cache for Dynamic Websites

This tutorial shows you how to build a cache for dynamic websites. This will off-load the Database server quite a bit, keep your website alive, even when the database goes down and make your website faster and more responsive. It is a work in process but most of this website is being cached using this method and it works well.

Ultra High Resolution Images.
This Tutorial shows you how to capture and stitch photographs exceeding the resolution of your camera. In the tutorial we are going to create a 73.2 Megapixel Image, but the Image Size is virtually unlimited (except by your computers capabilities).

 

Equipment and Gadgets

Fisheye Lens The Sigma 8mm Fisheye lens and its creative applications.
How to Sell on Amazon Learn how to sell on Amazon and some common pitfalls. Read about my chats with the Nigerian mafia in this entertaining article.
Lens Guide

The Lens Buying Guide

Learn everything you need to know before you go shopping for your next SLR lens. This extensive guide covers a wide range of subjects. It is split into 4 subcategories:

Focal Length, Visual Space, Crop Factor, Zoom and Prime Lenses
Aperture, Image Stabilization, Shutter, ISO and others
My Recommendations, Third Party Lenses, Digital Lenses
Examples, How should you test your lens

Diffraction Limits

Diffraction Limits of Resolution

Technical limits to your camera resolution. Learn why it's not necessary to chase higher resoluiton cameras.

VPS

Surviving 100,000 visitors on a Budget

An account of what happened one day when a tutorial became very popular. Very instructional if you plan to be successful online.

Bokeh

Bokeh - the least understood lens property

You have probably heard about Bookeh in countless lens reviews, but what does it really mean. Find the answer here.

A Cache for Dynamic Websites

This tutorial shows you how to build a cache for dynamic websites. This will off-load the Database server quite a bit, keep your website alive, even when the database goes down and make your website faster and more responsive. It is a work in process but most of this website is being cached using this method and it works well.

Building a digital Picture Frame, capable of displaying high resolution pictures or playing videos in an endless loop.

The Picture Frame is based on an old Toshiba Laptop running Linux with a few modifications.

What distinguishes this project from many others like it is the capability to play videos in a loop (e.g. my lonely Maui beach movie ;-) )