Top Photographer With Nigel Barker

Miles didn’t introduce himself to Myles and he went straight to taking pictures. Chris connected with Myles more he wasn’t awkward but Chris didn’t want to push Myles even though he would do what Chris told him. Scott didn’t know what he wanted to do in the begging and then they started talk back and forth. Roxy introduce herself and got to know Myles before starting to shoot and she asked questions so he would be comfortable with her and she would be comfortable with him. Jamiya wanted to met his subject first his goal was to get Myles moving. My thoughts on being a photographer is that you need to connect with your subject and get to know them and also be comfortable with them and them with you.

File Formats

JPEG: They are essentially set up to store as many images on the memory card as possible some cameras will have options for different quality levels of JPEG (low, medium, high) and this is probably the best known of all image file formats, what the majority of digital cameras provide as a digital output from a camera Also it’s a quicker file transfer times, due to smaller file size.

TIFF: This is the most commonly used industry- standard file format, and is generally what print or publishers ask for even if the end file format required is a JPEG, the initial captured file would be TIFF these file formats are usually uncompressed, and as a result offer the opportunity for extensive post- processing also has the ability to manipulate photos extensively in photo editing software.

RAW: Raw files are generally available on advanced compact cameras and DSLRs and quite simply put; it is the best option if you want to get the absolute best file from your camera this is the option preferred by professional photographers The problem with not using raw files is that your camera will make adjustments, which are permanently embedded into your photos RAW files are compressed using a processed using a process that retains all of the information originally capture also this is the best quality image file is captured.

DNA (Digital Negative): This file format, created by adobe, is an attempt to create a standard raw file format across all manufacturers and cameras this is offered as a main raw file format, or as an alternative to the manufacturer’s native raw format the benefit of the raw file is the ability to use image processing software such as lightroom and photoshop.

PNG: The strength of PNGs are that they are compressed in a lossless format, and so retain all the digital detail but unlike other files formats the quality doesn’t mean big file size, which are not useful on the internet where you need pages to be loaded quickly.

GIF: GIF file is ideal for use on the internet lossless compression means image quality is not sacrificed, and like PNGs they also offer the ability to maintain transparency also allow for animation however the limitation of GIF file are that they can only contain a maximum of 256 colors and therefore are not the best choice for photos.

BMP: Invented initially for use on windows platform but is now recognized by programs on mac as well BMPs are large file size as color data is saved in each individual pixel in the image without any compression this provides a high quality digital file, which is great for use in print, but not ideal for web usage.

PSD: This file type is what Adobe photoshop uses as a default to save data this big advantage of PSD files are that it allows for manipulation on specific individual layers, rather than on the main image itself this makes it absolutely essential for any sort of extensive manipulation of the original photography such as retouching.

Framing A Subject

I have strong composition in one of the photos I took. I think I edit my photography good they look somewhat natural like I didn’t do nothing to them. what I would do different if I shoot this assignment again would be a different area I would choose a different angle. I think a portion of my photos do belong on the blog home page but everyone has different taste in photos not everyone is gonna think its good but I try my best when I take photos.


I like the way the door is open and it looks like the cloud is coming in. the water looks good. I like how the sand has little plants and I like that its simple but still has a strong message. this image inspires me to keep going when I fail something to keep trying I will get better at it. I think the message of Rene Magritte is that you never know what’s behind a closed door if you don’t open it meaning that they are closed doors and behind them there’s big opportunities you just have to work hard to get them.

List 5 Tips You Learned About Photograph

1.) Always focus on the eye: The eye are windows to the soul and should be the focal point of any good portrait. When you shoot with a wide aperture value and you are focus on the eyes.

2.) Shoot wide open for shallow depth of field: There are few reasons to invest in a fast lens capable of wide aperture values; the most common is shallow depth of field.

3.) Always shoot raw: Raw is an unmodified compilation of your sensor data during the time of exposure.

4.) Shooting carefully on an overcast day: A good heavy blanket of cloud cover can help you enrich your colors and make some very smooth and pleasing shadows.

5.) Keep the powerlines and sign out: You must also keep the viewer’s mind focused on the image as a whole. Powerlines sign long single blades of grass single piece of garbage and sometimes even trees can be serious distractions from the overall focus of the image.

Camera Modes

Automatic Mode: This mode will give you nice results in many shooting conditions, however you need to keep in mind that you are not telling your camera any extra information about the type of shot you are taking so its guessing as to what you want. Some modes might be more appropriate to select as they give your camera a few hints.

Portrait Mode: Your camera will automatically select a large aperture (small numbers) which helps to keep your background out of focus narrow depth of field ensuring your subject is the only thing in focus. Works best when you are photographing a single subject, so it gets in close enough to your subject so that your photographing the head and shoulders of them.

Macro Mode: Lets you move your closer into your subject to take closer picture and it’s great for shooting flowers, insects or other small objects. Marco Modes with different capabilities including different focusing distances and when you use macro mode you will notice that focusing is more difficult as at short distances of depth of field is very narrow.

Landscape Mode: This mode is almost the exact opposite of portrait mode in that it sets the camera up with a small aperture (large number) to make sure as much of the scene you are photographing will be in focus as possible, gives you a large depth of field. At times your camera might also select a slower shutter speed in this mode (to compensate for the small aperture) so you might want to consider a tripod or other method of ensuring your camera is still.

Sports Mode: Sports mode attempts to freeze the action by increasing the shutter speed. When photographing fast moving subjects you can also increase your chances of capturing them with panning of your camera along with the subject or by attempting to pre focus your camera on the spot where the subject will be when you photograph.

Night Mode: Night Mode is for shooting in low light situations and sets your camera to use a longer shutter speed to help capture details of the background, but it also fires off a flash to illuminate the foreground and subject. If you use this mode for a serious or well balanced shot you should use a tripod or your background will be blurred – however its also fun to take shots with this handheld to purposely blur your backgrounds – especially when there is a situation with lights behind your subject as it can give a fun experimental look.

Movie Mode: This mode extends your digital camera from just capturing still images to capturing moving ones and the quality is generally not up to video camera standards but its handy mode to have when you come across that perfect subject that just cant be capture with a still image. Keep in mind that moving images takes up significantly more space on your memory storage than still images.

Semi-Automatic Modes/ Aperture Priority Mode (A or AV): This mode is really a semi-automatic is where the mode you choose the aperture and where your camera chooses the other settings to ensure you have a well-balanced exposure. Aperture priority mode is useful when you are looking to control the depth of field in a shot.

Shutter priority Mode (S or TV): Shutter priority is very similar to aperture priority mode but is the mode where you select a shutter speed and the camera then chooses all the other settings. You would use this mode where you want to control over shutter speed.

Program Mode (P): Program Mode is like auto but gives you a little more control over some other features including flash, white balance, ISO and more. Check your digital camera’s manual for how the program mode differs from Automatic in your particular Model.

Fully Manual Mode/ Manual Mode: In this mode you have full control over your camera and need to think about all settings including shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, flash and more it gives you the flexibility to set your shots up as you wish. You also need to have some idea of what you are doing in manual mode so most digital camera owners that I have anything to do with tend to stick to one of the priority modes.