Peter Tellone
Peter Tellone is a freelance photographer, writer and photography teacher based in Southern California. He specializes in high dynamic range (HDR) imagery and landscape photography. He is a founding member of an exclusive group of photographers known as DB5.
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  • Photography
    Photography Fundamentals
    The Ultimate Beginner's Introduction to ExposurePreview
    Today we'll be walking through the concept of exposure, right from the beginning. This article won't befuddle you with complicated numbers and jargon, but it will help you feel more confident with your photography and understand a core concept that's a vital piece of the photography jigsaw.Read More…
  • Photography
    Shooting
    Achieving Better Focus and Sharpness in Your ImagesThumbnail
    Twice a month we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Phototuts+. This tutorial was first published in October, 2009. The most common complaints I hear from most photographers of any experience level is "my images aren't sharp", and "I can't get my focus to lock". Most want to blame their equipment and, while there are many instances that equipment is to blame, I have found a vast majority are just simple user error. This is often down to a lack of understanding of how an autofocus (AF) system works. This tutorial will give you a better understanding of focus and sharpness, and hopefully help you take photographs that you're very happy with!Read More…
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    The Complete Guide to Advanced In-Camera MeteringPhotography
    In my previous tutorial "The Ultimate Beginner’s Introduction to Exposure", someone brought up that I should have included a section on Metering. And while they were probably right, I thought it was too advanced for a beginner's guide and over-complicated for someone just starting out.Read More…
  • Photography
    HDR
    How to Shoot and Post-Process Professional HDR Photos in One DayPreview2
    Twice a month we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Phototuts+. This tutorial was first published in August, 2009. In this tutorial you will learn the simple secrets of crafting a shoot sequence for HDR and creating professional quality HDR images in both Photomatix and Photoshop (depending on your weapon of choice). Not only will you learn an efficient workflow, but you'll also learn the theory behind Dynamic Range. This lesson is taught by Peter Tellone, a professional photographer specializing in HDR landscapes.Read More…
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    The Ultimate Guide for Buying Your First Digital SLRPreview
    Let's assume that you've been shooting with your "point and shoot" for a while now, and you've taken some pretty nice snapshots. But maybe you are starting to feel a little limited by what the camera is capable of doing. You've read up on photography, and there are things you want to work on. You feel it is time to step up! This guide will help you to understand some of the basic features of Digital SLR cameras (DSLRs), and hopefully help you find one that fits both your needs and budget. Read More…
  • Photography
    Post-Processing
    Manipulating the Color of an Automobile in PhotoshopPreview
    I have a client who's automotive collection I shoot from time to time. He collects and restores vintage Volkswagen busses and pickups. All of his collection so far has been authentic restorations, so the color of the vehicle is always exactly what it was from the factory. But he had been telling me about his next project which would be "street modified", not aiming for the traditional stock look. He had no idea what different colors would look like on his vehicle and didn't want to make a mistake on an $8,000 paint job. I said; "Really? I have a solution". He agreed to my Photoshop proposal, and I asked him to email through decent images of the car colors he wanted. He also sent me a line drawing of his vehicle, thinking I was just going to color it in. I had something way better in store!Read More…
  • Photography
    HDR
    How to Shoot and Post-Process Professional HDR Photos in One DayPreview2
    In this tutorial you will learn the simple secrets of crafting a shoot sequence for HDR and creating professional quality HDR images in both Photomatix and Photoshop (depending on your weapon of choice). Not only will you learn an efficient workflow, but you'll also learn the theory behind Dynamic Range. This lesson is taught by Peter Tellone, a professional photographer specializing in HDR landscapes.Read More…