By Ray VillalobosSunday, April 12, 2009I work for a TV and Radio studio and I do photo shoots every week. Most of my people photos are of radio personalities. Regular Joes with excellent vocal talent, but lacking some of the perfect skin that comes with young models. This tutorial shows you my workflow for editing without committing to any pixels until you're done.
By Ray VillalobosThursday, April 02, 2009A great deal of photography has to do with capturing light. Dollar for dollar better light gives you a better photograph than a better camera. The problem is photography requires a lot more light than our eyes. Flashes are a great way to take photos, but you must learn some of the technology behind their magic.
By Ray VillalobosTuesday, March 17, 2009Whitening teeth is a fairly simple and quick correction in Photoshop. There are lots of ways to go arround it...here's a simple and quick way to take care of it.
By Ray VillalobosThursday, March 12, 2009Photography is largely about capturing light, but most of the light our eyes see is not from a direct source, it comes as a result of reflections affected by objects. Therefore, it's important for photographers to examine how objects reflect light.
By Ray VillalobosThursday, March 05, 2009Why is it that sometimes you can get stunning photographs from your cellphone and someone with a $2,000 DSLR can still get cruddy photos. What makes the difference is the light. In this lesson Ray will explain the science and practical aspects of light.
By Ray VillalobosThursday, February 19, 2009The portrait is one of the most common photographs you'll be asked to take. The elements you should consider when working on this project are the people, location, props, lighting and posing.
By Ray VillalobosThursday, February 12, 2009All cameras, wether DSLRs or simple point and shoots use lenses to capture images. The types of lens vary, but their function is to filter light coming through to the camera's sensor to make a picture. The type of lens you use will dramatically affect the overall quality of your image.
By Ray VillalobosThursday, February 05, 2009Other than the shutter speed and the F-stop, the ISO setting of your camera gives you the ability to control the quality of your exposure, but there are two other things that will affect the quality of your shots...the white balance setting and the kind of lens you use.
By Ray VillalobosThursday, January 29, 2009After Shutter Speed, the second element that helps a photographer capture a good exposure is the Aperture. The Aperture is a little more complicated than the Shutter Speed. Ray Villalobos continues his series on capturing good exposures with a discussion on Apertures.
By Ray VillalobosThursday, January 22, 2009There are three controls that affect an exposure: Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO. In order to master photography you must learn what each one of these controls does and how to use them to achieve certain special effects. This week, we'll be discussing shutter speed.
By Ray VillalobosMonday, January 28, 2008I had to get a couple of extra flashes for an upcoming photo shoot and I couldn't get the Vivitar 285HVs that I love so instead I picked up a couple of Promaster 5750 and I was floored.
By Ray VillalobosFriday, August 17, 2007Digital photography has become an indispensible tool of graphic design. This lesson shows you the basics of photography. From the inner workings of the tools to tips on how to take good pictures.