Of all the types of photography ever invented, I would claim that live concert photography is up there among the most difficult ones. You have five thousand fans behind you, and there is a band in front of you. Nobody stands still. In fact, even the notion of standing still ruins the idea of a good music photo. The bouncers hate you, because you are in their way. The crowd is jealous of you. Crowdsurfers will kick you in the head. The band thinks you’re annoying. The lighting is never bright enough, and changes so frequently that you’re screwed even in the few moments that it is. Read the rest of this entry »
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If you think that finding a good SLR camera is tough, try to find the best digital SLR lens to go with it. If you felt there were plenty of cameras to choose from, the number of available lenses is going to be overwhelming. Digital SLR lenses come in all manner of shapes and sizes, and vary massively in price.By simply changing a lens, the scope of a potential image changes, too. Understanding the difference between lenses will help you get the best shot. Some are built for the demanding needs of professionals and others are just right for the everyday snapshot photographer. Faced with all these alternatives, what’s a newcomer to the world of SLR photography to do?
Just follow the 6 steps that I outline below and you’ll find your way to the best digital SLR lens for your camera. Read the rest of this entry »
Camera phones have opened up a whole new world to hobbyists who enjoy the convenience and ease of phone photography. Learn some of the secrets you need to know to take great looking photographs with your camera phone by simply taking advantage of its capabilities, and learn how easy it is to share your photos to your friend either electronically or by printing them out. Whether you’ve never used your camera phone before or you already snap and send phone pictures daily, there are ways to improve your phone photography and shape up your photos. Read the rest of this entry »
When choosing a camera phone, many assume that a good quality camera that produces good quality photographs are the ones with the largest mega pixel (MP).
Fact is, the value of the mega pixel a camera phone isn’t the most important aspect, and doesn’t automatically produce the highest quality photograph. The mega pixels is only one factor of many factors that make for a good quality result.
The following are features that are essential in camera phones: Read the rest of this entry »
For some people, candid photography is a fun activity. The photos resulted usually look more natural and there is a certain amount of satisfaction when you can capture the right momentum or people’s exact and interesting expressions.
Maybe you have often tried doing this candid photography, either using you cell phone camera of “serious” camera. Well, for you who are still unfamiliar with it, we provide some useful guidance and tips on obtaining interesting candid photos. Read the rest of this entry »
Using reflections in photography can lead to some amazing effects and beautiful images. Using water, windows, mirrors or any sort of reflective surface can change an image into a work of art. Reflection photography is an art because you have to dig deep into your imagination to see the hidden beauty. It is also a science because you should know the right angles and techniques and must be more than familiar with your camera to capture a perfect shot. Here are some tips and tricks for capturing reflection. Read the rest of this entry »
Waterfalls seem to grab the hearts and minds of people. Go to any location that has one or more waterfalls and it is pretty much a guarantee that they will be a major attraction, if not the main attraction, of the area. However, as beautiful as waterfalls are, it is not so easy to capture that beauty with a camera. It is easy to produce pictures of waterfalls; it is not so easy to produce powerful images. Waterfalls do present themselves as a wonderful and challenging subject matter to photographers. Firstly they’re beautiful places, secondly they are often in tricky lighting situation and thirdly they’re a dynamic subject as they’re moving (and of course movement means a challenge but also a real opportunity for a more dynamic shot).
Waterfalls provide their own unique set of problems which requires a unique set of solutions.Here are 10 simple but very effective tips that will help you to take better waterfalls pictures. Read the rest of this entry »
People and all aspects of their daily lives are always interesting photo themes. The interesting factors can be triggered by the touching atmosphere of the scenes. These epic scenes may be of a cultural activity or a seemingly mundane day-to-day ritual.
For photographers with a keen eye in observing social issues, these human activity and behaviors will make for an interesting and eye-catching works of photography. And the production of these photos will feel natural and easy to do.
These works of photography centering on human activity and behavior are usually referred to as “human-interest photographs.” The problem is, human-interest photography might not be as easy as it seems. There are many constraints in the field that we have to go through when we photograph a subject. For example, when the scene is ready to be photographed, suddenly the objects notice the camera, disrupting their natural state, making the photograph seem forced or unnatural.
For those interested in delving into the world of human-interest photography, the following tips may assist in getting started: Read the rest of this entry »
To be a photographer journalistic is not an easy job. Any difficult situation should be faced and their duty is to take good photos from there. It must be not easy to take photos in such crowded and uncontrollable chaos. There are some tips on photojournalistic to shoot during chaos as well as normal moments and create photos with maximum results.
1. Shooting in crowded, chaotic and uncontrollable moments
In such moment, though it will be very interesting and challenging to immortalize the event, it has to be noted in mind that your safety is still the priority.
James Nachway- a war photographer who was also an anti-war said, there are two possibilities why war or conflict journalists die on duty, first, because the photographer is a rookie who is challenged by the heroic situation. He is involved in the conflict situation positioning himself as a target. Read the rest of this entry »
– I want to create photographs with blurry backgrounds, how do I achieve such a feat?
The trick to doing so has been previously discussed in this post.
– I’m using a kit lens and I’ve set the aperture to its widest exposure, how come the background isn’t blurry?
Answer: Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
Capturing fireworks is fun, capturing fireworks pictures are an example of beauty and excitement happening at the same time, but also a rather difficult moment to capture on camera correctly. Oftentimes the photographer is left with pictures of white streaks outlining a very black sky. The following are some tips that will help anyone photograph fireworks beautifully. Read the rest of this entry »
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One of the most fun activities in photography is model shoot, especially for guys. It cannot be denied that the models’ captivating beauty and great curvy body can make the photographer lost in their world. Though it seems easy, model shoot has its own challenge like how we direct the model to act certain pose, […]
1. Organize/ construct the placement of your subjects. First thing you need to do is of course to prepare the subjects/ food you’re going to photograph. Even if the photography technique is top notch, if the food isn’t constructed well and is all over the place, the results won’t look delicious. When organizing the food […]
For Dummies | English | 2009-02-12 | ISBN: 0470457724 | 336 pages | PDF | 14,2 MB Your Nikon D90 digital camera offers professional-quality features like 11-point autofocus, Live View, and the ability to shoot HD video. The first DSLR capable of shooting HD movies (720p at 24fps), the D90 was Nikon’s core enthusiast-level offering […]
If you’re a DSLR camera user, there’s a simple and quick tip to protect your lens and camera, especially when you’re using a telephoto lens attached to your camera body. Do pay attention to the way you carry your camera on your shoulder. Pay close attention to the two images below and note the difference […]
In this episode, Mark Wallace from Adorama TV will go over the principles of shooting video with a DSLR.
Photos of sunrise and sunsets are two photos with distinctly different features. But did you know that the two are different only because of the different light ambiance? Take a look at the two above photos. The one at the top has a yellowish hue, creating a warm sense of dusk. The bottom photo, on […]
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?
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 […]