Magic Cloth photography
Magic Cloth Photography
Please find below a bunch of Magic Cloth Photography tutorials. They are in no particular order at the moment, but I hope to be categorising everything later.
Where to start
The original article gives you an introduction to the technique, but as the art requires physical movement, it is so much easier to watch one of the Videos to begin with. It is a very simple idea, but whenever I try to write about it it seems very complex. So my strong recommendation is to watch the videos and then use the blog tutorials as a reference.
The Magic Cloth Technique involves controlling the amount of exposure to different parts of a scene during a long exposure.
In one of the last interviews with Ansel Adams he expressed excitement over the possibility of digital photography.
I constantly advise photographers to get out of the city and away from the city lights to get the best aurora images. But, seeing as I am here, I thought I would give the challenging conditions a try.
This very simple technique is the basic for Magic Cloth photography and this video is actually a good starting point for the beginner.
The reverse cloth technique is useful if the middle part of a scene is notably brighter than the top part of the scene.
This tutorial is a demonstration of the Magic Cloth Technique to add drama to a dull sky.
These video tutorials will encourage you to wave your magic cloth at Nature’s Landscapes for many years to come.
Though this technique produces some beautiful images for me, it is not without it’s issues.
Milky way images are stunning, but what you see on the front page of 500px is usually the result of careful camera and lens choice…
Magic Cloth Image focus
Here I focus on Magic Cloth images to help you understand the whole process. Each image is presented with the background story, composition and focus considerations and, of course, Magic Cloth Technique.
Watch them here of see the Magic Cloth YouTube Playlist for more.