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Diagonal Method for composition in photography

photography color street photography by Markus Hartel, NYC

A popular topic during my one-on-one workshops is composition and many photographers have heard about the rule of thirds – I personally think the rule of thirds works better with the older aspect ratios 4×5, 8×10 as the frames weren’t as wide as the modern 35mm frame with its 2×3 aspect ratio. Yet, the Rule […]


post processing experiment

how to make your photo shine… post processing experiment – email your RAW or jpg file to submissions@markushartel.com and upon selection I will post a video tutorial on my blog. I’ll process your image in Lightroom or Photoshop (your choice, make a note in your email) and I’ll explain in a video response what I’m […]


Top tips for black and white shooters

top tips for black and white photographers

Avoid flat lighting like the plague and avoid shooting mid-day in the sun, find spots with interesting light and shadow details. Look for interesting textures and patterns. Try shooting at night – the light, or lack thereof, is much more dynamic at night and looks fantastic in black and white A calibrated computer monitor is […]


Lightroom Printing on Epson K3 printers (OS X Lion)

color street photography by Markus Hartel, New York City

- download the latest driver for your Epson printer and install them on your machine – download the manufacturer’s ICC profiles for the paper you’re using. I highly recommend Epson Exhibition Fiber for color and black and white work. find Epson profiles here – select the correct paper size under “page setup” – hit command-p, […]


resizing film grain vs digital noise

self shadow with foliage on concrete

Oh I’ll bet this has been asked and answered a billion times, but has anyone ever seen a good explanation between the difference between film grain and digital pixels. What I mean by that is that you can take a nice “clean” digital image from a good sized noiseless sensor and with some interpolation you […]


The complete guide to mounting and matting

get the pdf file here a great video tutorial by Dave Beckerman Related Posts:Top tips for black and white shootersLightroom Printing on Epson K3 printers (OS X Lion)resizing film grain vs digital noiseflash on the streetDiagonal Method for composition in photography


flash on the street

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sometimes the use of fill flash can help you out tremendously in harsh lighting conditions, or just provide the extra kick for the look of your pics… I started out using an off-camera cord, but hated every second the logistics of it, so… option #1 off-camera flash cord, which is a pain in the ass […]