PHOTOGRAPHY 101

PHOTOGRAPHY 101 Podcast

PLEASE GO TO SCOTT WITTENBURG.COM FOR THE LATEST PODCAST NEWS/UPDATES! Hosted by photography instructor Scott Wittenburg, this podcast is for anybody who wants to learn the secrets of taking better photos traditionally or digitally. Tips on cameras, composition, lighting and digital imaging in Photoshop are among the topics to be covered.

Episode 79: iPhone - Cellphone Camera Tips
In this leason, learn how to get the most out of your iPhone/smartphone camera. Focusing, exposure control, panoramas, and hands-free operation are among the subjects covered....

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Episode 78: Winners of the UAHS 18th Annual UAHS Photo Contest!
This episode features the winning images of the 18th Annual Photo Contest held at Upper Arlington High School, where I teach. Enjoy these winning images created by our student artists! (The accompanying music track is an acoustic instrumental I wrote and performed many years ago.)...

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Episode 77: Exposure Settings: Take Control!
In this second edition of Short Cuts, I explain how to use the mode dial on your DSLR to enable creative control over your photos....

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Episode 76: Short Cuts: ISO and Film Speed
Introducing the debut of "Short Cuts." Beginning with this lesson on ISO, I'm going to focus on single topics and keep it short and sweet to help streamline your learning experience. Use Short Cuts for quick answers to the questions you're looking for!...

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Episode 75: The 17th Annual UAHS Photo Contest Winners!
In the episode, I share the winners of the 17th Annual Upper Arlington High School Annual Photo Contest. I think you'll appreciate the excellent work by these student photographers!...

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Episode 74: Composition - Pt.1: The Rule of Thirds
In part 1 of a new series focusing on composition, I explain the rule of thirds and how using this powerful compositional technique can improve your photos!...

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Episode 73: How A Camera Works
In this lesson, learn the basics of how a camera works and its relationship to the human eye. Learn the relationship between aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and the similarities between a camera and the human eye....

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Episode 72: Shooting Framed Artwork Without Glare or Reflections
In this lesson learn tips on photographing artwork mounted in glass frames while avoiding glare or reflections. You can also use these tips for photographing copyprints or any 2D documents that must be faithfully rendered, glare-free and color balanced....

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Episode 71: The "Photo Smarts" Crossword Puzzle Series!
The "Photo Smarts" Crossword Puzzle Series is a fun way to test your photo know-how! Starting with this lesson, a new crossword puzzle will be created on a regular basis as long as there is favorable feedback. Let me know if it's a hit or a miss!...

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Episode 70: Shooting Silhouettes
In this lesson, learn how to shoot silhouettes both in the studio and outdoors. Tips on exposure settings, subject placement and lighting scenarios are demonstrated in detail....

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Episode 69: The Art Elements and Principles of Design
The basics of visual arts are discussed along with tips on what to look for while creating photographic art. A special shooting assignment is included to help you apply your knowledge of art and sharpen your compositional skills....

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Episode 68: The 16th Annual Photo Contest Winners!
In this episode, I share and critique the winning images of this year's annual photo contest at the high school where I teach. This year's photos were all created by students ranging in age from 14 to 17 and I think you will be genuinely impressed with the quality of their photos!...

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Episode 67: DSLR Basics
In this lesson, learn the basic features of a DSLR camera and what you should know to get started shooting. Tips on important features and initial settings are discussed in detail so you can get the most out of your camera right from the start....

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Episode 66: Capturing Motion by Panning and Zooming
In this lesson, learn how to create stunning motion shots by panning subjects in motion and zooming your lens during exposure....

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Episode 65: More Macro: Abstract Formalism
In this lesson, explore macro abstract formalism while photographing ordinary objects at high magnification. Tips on equipment, lighting, exposure settings and composition are presented to help you make even the ordinary look extraordinary....

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Episode 64: Stop Motion Shots Using The Hahnel Captur Module Pro
In this lesson we test the Hahnel Captur Pro remote triggering device system to create stunning stop motion shots that would otherwise be difficult to do. Included in the test are stop motion milk drops and bursting water balloon experiments....

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Episode 63: Creating Photo Collages Using Joiners
In this lesson, learn how to create photo collages using "joiners," a process created by British painter/photographer David Hockney. Step-by-step instructions, tips and examples are presented as well as details on how to enter the photo collage contest!...

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Episode 62: This Year's Photo Contest Winners!
In the episode, I share the winners of the 2014-15 UAHS Annual Photo Contest. I think you'll appreciate the excellent work by these student photographers!...

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Episode 61: Tips on Shooting "Dancing Paint" Images
In this lesson, watch these advanced photo students in action while photographing "dancing paint" in the studio. Learn tips on how to get started creating stunning photos of wet paint in motion....

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Episode 60: How I Built An 11x14 View Camera From Scratch
In this lesson, I show you how I built a fully functional 11x14 view camera using basic tools and materials. Details include making the film holder, front and rear standards, focusing system, bellows and more....

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Episode 59: Creating Acrylic Gel Medium Transfers
In this lesson, learn how to transfer ordinary prints of photos to wood by use of an acrylic gel medium. A rewarding, hands-on way to create unique artwork that is suitable for framing!...

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Episode 58: Shooting Assignment #1
In this lesson you are invited to tackle the same assignment the host gives his level one photography students to shoot. Explanation of what is required plus tips on exposure settings, etc. are included....

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Episode 57: Create Your Own Inkodye Photo Transfer T-Shirt!
In this lesson, my Advanced Photo students demonstrate how to create unique photo transfers on t-shirts using a photosensitive fabric dye manufactured by Lumi. This alternative process is fun, easy to do, and only requires a few materials for success!...

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Episode 56: It's All About Timing and Perspective
In this special presentation, your host shares some amazing (and often humorous) images shot by various photographers exhibiting perfect timing combined with unique perspective. Special thanks to boredpanda.com....

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Episode 55: Large Format View Cameras, Part 2: Loading and Developing Film
In part 2 of this series, learn how to load sheet film into a film holder plus how to develop the film yourself at home with a rotary processor....

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Episode 54: Large Format View Cameras: Part 1
In this lesson, we take an in-depth look at an 8x10 large format view camera. Included are details on how a view camera works, how to load film or paper, and all you need to know on how to set up for taking a shot....

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Episode 51: More Lomography: Fuji Instax Cameras
In this lesson, we continue our adventure in Lomography and review the Fuji Instax 200 series instant camera and the Instax Mini 7S....

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Episode 52: Image Correction Assignment
This lesson is an actual assignment taken from my new Photoshop 101 course at Udemy. Although the images used in the lesson aren't downloadable via the podcast, you can still learn how to use some of the tools and techniques in Adobe Photoshop to correct exposure, contrast, color balance in your own images....

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Episode 25: Night Photography Tips
In this lesson, learn how to take great shots at night with either a digital or film camera. Tips on camera settings and exposure control are offered to help assure success of landscape shots taken at night or in low light situations....

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Episode 53: The "Ultimate iPhone Lens Kit" Review
In this lesson, a popular set of iPhone lens attachments are put to the test. Among the lenses reviewed are the macro, fisheye, 8X telephoto, and 60X microscopic lenses included in what is known as the "Ultimate iPhone Lens Kit."Get Sample of The Story Behind The Images...

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Episode 50: Intro to Lomography: Holga and Diana
In this lesson, learn how to get started in this popular retro photography genre via the ultra-cheap Holga and Diana cameras. Several models of Holga plus the Diana are presented in detail plus tips on how to use them to create your own lomographic art.Holgas at BandHHolgacamera.comDiana Cameras...

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Episode 49: Lens Filters, Attachments and Accessories
In this lesson, learn about several of the different types of lens filters available that you can use to enhance your creativity and improve your photos. Special lens attachments and accessories are also explored in detail....

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Episode 48: Infrared Photography Tips
In this lesson, learn what infrared photography is and how to shoot infrared shots either digitally and with IR film. Information on infrared film types, infrared filter types and tips on exposure settings are discussed in detail....

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Episode 46: What to Shoot?
Take a walk with your host as he discusses various ways to deal with "shooter's block." Discover what makes a photo "art" and learn tips on utilizing the elements of art and design principles to create your own art. Please note: this is a shortened, edited version of this epsiode. Due to the large file size, it has been condensed. The complete episode may be viewed in its entirety on the Photography 101 app in HQ....

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Episode 43: Making Salt Prints With Digital Negatives
In this lesson, learn how to create salt prints at home without using film or a darkroom. Step-by-step instructions are presented for creating a digital negative in Photoshop and then contact printing the image onto photosensitive watercolor paper. Explore how the photographic process works and create you own unique photographic print - all without a darkroom!Order Salt Print Kit...

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Episode 42: Shooting Fireworks!
In this lesson, learn helpful tips on photographing firework displays using a DSLR or SLR camera. Info on exposure settings, lens choices, composition and so on are presented in great detail....

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Episode 41: Portraiture 101: Studio Portraits
In this series debut on portraiture, learn how to shoot successful studio portraits and what is needed to set up your own studio at home. Learn about the different types of studio lighting equipment available, setting up different lighting scenarios and backgrounds plus watch some student portrait sessions in action.Studio Flash EquipmentStudio Hot Lighting EquipmentStudio Backgrounds...

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Episode 40: All About Lenses
In this lesson, learn what different kinds of SLR lenses are available and which lens works best for a variety of shooting situations. What to look for while shopping for zoom and prime lenses, macro, telephoto and wide-angle lenses plus tips on choosing the best lens for the job/genre are offered by the host. Features such as image stabilization and depth-of-field preview are discussed in detail. Also included is a guide to lens accessories and their functions: teleconverters, extension tubes, close-up fil...

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Episode 39: Camera Obscura, How Cameras Work, Make A Pinhole Camera!
In this lesson: learn what camera obscura is, how cameras work and how to build your own pinhole camera. The host presents the history and features of several types of cameras including a large format view camera, a medium format TLR, SLR and Holga plus a small format 35 mm SLR. A step-by-step demo on how to construct a functional pinhole camera using common household items is included.View more pinhole cameras and imagesPurchase black and white sheet filmPurchase color sheet film...

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Episode 38: Creating HDR Images and How to Bracket Exposures
In this lesson, learn how to create stunning HDR (high dynamic range) images using Photomatix, a FREE downloadable program. Also learn how to bracket exposures, an essential step in HDR imaging.See More HDR imagesDownload PhotoMatix...

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Episode 37: Top Twenty Travel Tips
In this lesson, I've compiled a list of tips and photo essentials to include while "out in the field" or planning a trip. Many of these tips embody the issues and techniques discussed in prior lessons....

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Episode 36: Focusing Tips plus Show and Tell: Motion Shots
In this episode, learn tips on how to use the autofocus and manual focus modes on a DSLR. Also, guest photographers share their stunning motion images in the continuing show and tell series....

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Episode 35: Long Exposures by Guest Photographers
In this second "Show and Tell" series, guest photographers share their images via "virtual interviews" conducted by the host. Tips on long exposure photography are presented along with critiques of images recently submitted to the host by podcast viewers....

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Episode 34: Flash Photography
In this lesson, learn how to use on-camera and external flash units, including studio flash. How flash works, its advantages and limitations are discussed in detail along with tips on how to set your camera to ensure successful flash exposures. Also included is a special section on how to use a flash meter and controlling the quality of light for studio flash photography....

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Episode 33: Depth-of-Field and the Preview Button
In this lesson, learn how the aperture setting (f-stop) effects the depth-of-field in a scene and how you can use the depth of field preview button to see exactly what will be in focus in a shot....

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Episode 32: Setting Exposure Using the Mode Dial
In this lesson, learn how to use the mode dial on your digital SLR to make exposure settings in the manual, shutter priority and aperture priority modes. How to adjust shutter speeds and f-stops automatically and manually while viewing the exposure meter readout directly through the viewfinder are explained in detail....

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Episode 31: Basic Tips and Settings For Digital Cameras
In this lesson, some basic digital camera tips and suggestions are presented in a new experimental video camera format. Among the topics covered are choosing the correct image quality, size and ISO settings, memory card formatting and switching over to manual focusing....

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Episode 30: Macro Photography
In this lesson, learn how to shoot compelling close-up shots using a macro lens. Tips on composition, lighting and controlling depth of field are discussed in detail....

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Episode 29: White Balance and Color Correction
In this lesson, learn what white balance is and how to effectively use this function on your digital camera. Also learn how to use the photo filter feature in Photoshop to eliminate and correct color casts created by various light sources....

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Episode 28: Capturing Motion
In this lesson, learn tips on how to capture motion in still images effectively and creatively....

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Episode 27: All About Exposure
In this lesson, exposure and the importance of acquiring proper exposure via your camera settings is explained in detail. The relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed is discussed plus how you can tweak your camera settings for correction of improperly exposed images. (A pop quiz is also included!!)...

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Episode 26: Composition, Cropping and Depth of Field
In this lesson, learn effective in-camera composition and how to control depth of field. Cropping images in Photoshop and tips on portraiture and landscape photography are also covered....

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