Someone who’s just freshly delved into the world of photography by buying a DSLR with a kit lens will have this question resonating in their thoughts as they go deeper into the rabbit hole of photography. Whether it is for the sake of having a ranged collection of lenses or the desire to widen their photograph horizon in one specific area of photography (like macro photography), that next lens will surely tempt you. And with the abundant collection of different types of lenses available out there, the answer to this question will surely need some serious contemplations. Read the rest of this entry »
The golden age of analogue cameras has diminished to make way for a newer more high-tech age of the DSLRs. This however, does not mean that analogues have been pushed into a corner. There’s still a minor breed of young photographers still investing their interest in these most vintage mode of photography. These enthusiasts, however, usually aren’t very well informed in the criteria of the cameras that they should buy. Something as simple as figuring out the conditions of various components, whether they still function well or if they are defective is no easy task. It is understandable, what with these elder cameras having no LCDs in the back for one’s quick previewing pleasure.
Below is a list of steps you should use as a checklist in examining the condition of an analogue camera, to ensure that you purchase a camera in good working condition.
The main thing to check, before checking the physical attributes of an analogue camera, is the reasonableness of its price. The price offered should be that of the normal market price for said type. If the price is deemed rational, then you should start proceeding with these next examination steps. (Collectibles or rare analogue items may be exceptions.): Read the rest of this entry »
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.