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Here are 20 quick tips to get you started as a beginner photographer. Maybe you’ve known some of these, but hopefully you’ll learn something new.
1. To practice your panning skills, photograph objects moving at normal speeds (a person riding on a motorcycle, for instance). Use the shutter priority mode and set your shutter speed at a maximum of 1/30 second. The slower, the better.
2. For photographing macro (super close range), activate the Live View feature of your digital camera to ease the checking of depth of field and focus.
3. CPL (polarization) filters are very useful to eliminate reflection of sunlight on water and glass, and are also useful for improving sky color. Have you ever worn a pair sunglasses with a polarization filter layer? That’s about the gist of the effect. Read the rest of this entry » .
Even though I almost always shoot in RAW files, especially in client photo shoots, there are times when it’s better to record using the JPEG format. (Read RAW vs JPEG). The advantage of the JPEG format, besides its smaller file size,, are also that they are quite suitable for those new to photography. Why? Read the rest of this entry ».
As social beings and specifically as photographers, we are not spared from human interactions. If photography is your hobby, then we deal directly with your subjects. Even if your interests are more towards landscapes, you will inevitably interact with the people on location to gain information or any assistance.
That is why etiquette is an important issue. Though this topic is seldom discussed. Photographers are usually more interested in discussing cameras, lenses, lightings, and other photography technique related subject.
The meaning of etiquette, at least my version of it, is the interactions between people, between photographer and model, between photographers and assistants, and interactions with the locals. By having good ethical skills, the photographer is benefitted by getting more meaningful photographs, more pleasant to view, and natural. People around you will also be happier to give you any assistance.
Generally, having good etiquette means being humble, respectful towards others, enthusiastic, and kind. In photographing portraits, for instance, especially if the models are women, you can respect them by not touching them when directing poses. Touching the models can be considered rude, especially in Asia, and can make the model become uncomfortable. Also, avoid speaking in a commanding voice and praise or thank your models frequently when it is due. And if the models aren’t posing the way you want them to, do not place blame or say demeaning things because it will have a negative effect on the model’s mood. This will undoubtedly ruin the shoot. Read the rest of this entry » .
Yuri Arcurs is one of the most sought after stock photographers in the world. There is a gripping story about him and his crazy idea on proving his ability to freeze a fighter jet that flies up to 750 km/ hour using flash lamp in super high power.
Yuri succeeded to prove that his idea is right and finally he could shoot that super fast jet. What he needed is a 3000W power flash lamp. Emitted from the ground, the heat of the flash could be felt by all the surrounding people in the shooting location.
Arcurs chose a medium format Hassleblad camera instead of DSLR because its flash sync is 1/800 second faster. Get curious? You can check out the video below: Read the rest of this entry »
A once commercial photographer who did a lot of sport and magazine work, Graham Monro took his professional skills over to the domestic field of photography where he exclusively shoots portraits. In this video, he explains great tips to achieve phenomenal photographs of families and children.
Though the video’s title explains that it explains wedding photography, in actuality this video focuses more on photographing children in their environment. However, his tips can easily be used to achieve a successful wedding photography as well.
Main points explained by on Photographing Children and Families in the video are: Read the rest of this entry » .
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Levitation is a currently trending style of photography, one of the pioneers being the Japanese photographer Natsumi Hayashi. The technique is really quite simple. All you need is jump up, and have the photograph taken as the subject is in mid air. Besides the jump style, what must be paid attention to is the expression […]
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Concerts are different than other types of musical events due to several of its characteristics. In addition to generally displaying classical music, concerts have aspects that can become constrictive to photograph. The most important thing when it comes to photographing concerts is that the camera can’t be too noisy and the photographer can’t move around […]
Li Wei is a well-known photographer. His imagination knows no limits and his works of art are truly amazing, some even disturbing, but none of the less spectacular and different. Only by looking at Li Wei’s photos you get sucked in a world of fantasy and unlimited possibilities. Li Wei was born in 1970 in […]
When I read photographers’ success stories, I often ask myself, are there certain traits that make certain photographers successful? After some pondering this past week, I’ve concluded that there are three main traits that determine the success of a photographer: The first trait is courage Courage is very important and distinguishes the work among the […]
Many beginner photographers think that a good photo can only be obtained by using a sharp lens that produces sharpness right to the edge of the frame. There’s truth in that, but it’s not always so. A sharp image without a sharp message doesn’t amount to much of a photograph. What would make a better […]