Using natural light for high contrast images

Using sunlight #2

Last time I mentioned about using fog in photos. I needed a month to make this micro-tutorial about light. Photographers should know that you should get the “best looking” pictures in a one hour window after sunrise or before sunset. This should give a huge contrast between the shadows and lit areas. But the one hour… Continue reading Using natural light for high contrast images

“Using” fog in photography

Using fog #2

Those of you who have seen photos taken in the fog know that they can create great atmosphere. While “using” fog as an element of your picture you should keep in mind you have to deal with fog’s depth of visibility and your camera’s depth of field. The tricky part is that fog’s maximum visibility… Continue reading “Using” fog in photography

How to send spam properly. The return-path header.

This might sound as a bad tutorial but it’s also a way of explaining why are you receiving some of your spam. One of many problems with spam messages is they does not look right – the sender is not known to the recipient and you will probably notice it’s a spam before you will… Continue reading How to send spam properly. The return-path header.

Curiosity killed the Facebook

Well… maybe not killed but made it less useful for a short period of time. As i wrote in the “Save Facebook from Anonymous” post I was suspecting some kind of flood, including spreading some notorious “Facebook” viruses. I’ve put that in quotes as those viruses are only using the portal as a medium.

Light tent – first approach

I started to play with my new light tent. It’s a cheap white semi-transparent box that can be used to produce shadowless photography you can find in online shops or in many other places. Mine has 4 interchangeable color backgrounds (white, black, red, ugly-blue). The material is for diffraction of light you put outside of the box. Here’s… Continue reading Light tent – first approach