Ted Forbes
Ted Forbes

Ted Forbes is a photographer, filmmaker and media producer. He has a popular web series, works as the multimedia producer for the Dallas Museum of Art, and teaches at Brookhaven College. His work can be seen at http://theArtofPhotography.tv .

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All Lessons by Ted Forbes

  • 11 min
    Photography lesson
    The Zone System
    A lesson with Ted Forbes
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    In this lesson, learn Ansel Adams’ method for determining which exposure for film will create the best print—then start shooting your own masterpieces!

  • 15 min
    Adobe Suite lesson
    Zone System Approach to HDR Techniques
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    Learn how to improve your digital photography using HDR techniques. Apply these tips to capture the full range of brights and darks in a scene to avoid over- and under-exposure.

  • 10 min
    Photography lesson
    How to Convert Photos to Black and White
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    When shooting a black and white photo, learn why it is actually better to shoot in color and then convert your image to black and white when editing.

  • 15 min
    Photography lesson
    A History of Image Making
    A lesson with Ted Forbes
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    Did you know that the science of photography dates back thousands of years? Learn about the history of image making in this lesson from The Art of Photography.

  • 15 min
    Light & Exposure lesson
    Exposure, Aperture, and Shutter Speed
    A lesson with Ted Forbes
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    Demystify your digital camera with this beginner’s lesson about photography! Use these techniques for high-quality portraits, landscapes, and action shots.

  • 9 min
    Photography lesson
    The Creative Process and the Rule of Thirds
    A lesson with Ted Forbes
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    In this photography tutorial, Ted Forbes discusses the creation of art, and focuses on composition and the guideline known as the Rule of Thirds.

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