We now live in a world where DSLRs are everywhere, making more and more people label themselves as photographers. There’s also quite a few of those that’s been into photography for a while and have honed their skills. They’re usually labeled as professional photographers, while those starting out are labeled amateur photographers. On the contrary though, amateur photographers are supposed to be those that photograph only for the pleasure of photography without meaning to turn a profit. And professional photographers are those making a living out of photography.
The opportunity of turning pro will always be open to those who would take the time and effort to get serious. Everything will work out as long as it’s supported by a good photography skill mixed with good manners and entrepreneurial skills. The problem is that there are many that recklessly dive in, pricing themselves too cheap, making their photography business a short termed one.
Becoming a professional photographer isn’t easy. Many think that a good camera and a mediocre photography skill will be enough to make it into the business. This is definitely not true. To become a professional photographer, one would have to take note of the following: Read the rest of this entry »
Becoming a professional photographer is not something you can do overnight. It takes a lot of practice and learning. The mastery of instruments, the ability to visualize ideas and also patience to wait the right moments are the keys to success in becoming a great photographer. There are 6 important tips that you can learn as your first steps to become a professional photographer here.
1. DO CREATE VISUALIZATION
Visualizing resulted image before pressing the shutter of your camera is very important. Meaning, we should be able to imagine the result of the photo we take and how it will look by using the setting of your camera, adjusting lighting condition and also deciding the right moment when you will start to press the shutter button. Think as if you are using roll film so you will become more careful. Indeed, using digital media allows us to use burst mode and take images as many as we like and let us hope that there will be one of two of them that come out great and interesting. But that method is actually wrong because it will only waste our time and energy. Apart from that, our instinct will not be well-trained to take good image in one snap shot. Read the rest of this entry »
Scenario: The light metering of your analogue camera is defective, but the camera itself still works well. What should you do to ensure you still get the results you want?
There is a savior of a guide for such a predicament: the “sunny sixteen.” This guide states: when shooting in an outdoor setting, with the sun shining bright on a clear cloudless day, one should turn and set the aperture of the lens to 16 (f/16) with the shutter speed matching the roll of film’s ISO model.
This is a video on War Photographers, people who risk their lives for their profession and information. Like a soldier in arms, armed with their camera and lenses, they dive right into ground zero of a conflict area and gets close up into the action of the battle field. But this video isn’t documenting the stories of famous war photographers like James Nachtwey or Robert Capa.
This video is a War Photographer video parody that’s produced for commercial purposes by a camera store, and it’s a spawn of Devin Graham’s creativity. With the war photographer concept, this video was directed and created well.. with absurdity for seasoning. See for yourself! Read the rest of this entry »
There come times when we are asked to photograph friends and passersby, and they may have a distinct “unflattering” features about them (this may be in the form of a flat nose, chubby cheeks, oversized ears, and so on). We may be doing them a favor and may even make their day if we shoot them in a flattering angle to accommodate these features.
In order to be accommodating, we could try a few photography tricks in dealing with these characteristics so as to ensure that these pictures keeps them looking top-notch and do them proud. The following techniques are easy-to-do tricks you can execute to lessen the “unflattering”-ness these characteristics may exude. Read the rest of this entry »