Upcoming Tutorial on Cross Polarization

7 09 2009

Now, I won’t get paid any more or any less for announcing this but, since I’ve been working on it for awhile (thus neglecting my blog), I wanted to share an excerpt and this announcement. This tutorial will be appearing at tutsplus.com within a week or so.

Here is an excerpt so be sure to check it out at the link above. The link will be updated as soon as the tutorial is published.

STEP 4: How to Compose the Shot

Composition is always a serious issue in photography. My advice here is to ‘tighten’ your image by moving in as close as you can. This rule can even eradicate/eliminate light contamination. Check your saved shots regularly to ensure your composition is what you want.

When taking your light reading you must take into consideration whether your background is to be white or black. For a good black background, take your light reading from the lightest part of your subject (low key). If you’re going for a white background, take your light reading from the darkest part of your subject (high key). Be careful of the high key approach as it often causes loss of detail in the brighter parts of the image.

Plastic Goblet in Cross Polarization

Plastic Goblet in Cross Polarization

Text and Photo © 2009 Kathleen Bjoran