The “Rule of Thirds” one of the first things that budding digital photographers learn about in classes on photography and rightly so as it is the basis for well balanced and interesting shots. The rule of thirds is a compositional rule of thumb in visual arts such as painting, photography and design. The rule states that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections. Proponents of the technique claim that aligning a subject with these points creates more tension, energy and interest in the composition than simply centering the subject would. Read the rest of this entry ».
Monochrome photographs are timeless, especially black and white photographs. They enhance emotional substance and have a disposition of making photos look more artistic. When color photography came into the scene, it resulted in black and white photography falling out of favor. It just seemed so drab and dull beside the bursts of color that color photography represented. However, of late, people are beginning the discover again the intrinsic beauty of black and white photography and the purity and power that black and white pictures can have. Here are a few tips to take into consideration while shooting black and white photographs. Read the rest of this entry ».
Do you delete images in camera? Have you ever discovered a ‘mistake’ shot that turned out to be one of your favorites?
Everybody, it seems, uses the delete button on their cameras. Hey, there must be a reason it’s there, right? Heck, I know I’m guilty of abusing this button too.
It’s about time though that we make this delete button obsolete. Why? Let me count the ways… Read the rest of this entry »
Want a photograph with this unique bokeh?
It’s easy and cheap to do, without any complicated editing in Photoshop, without any expensive filters, and without the need of a high-and camera. The only tools you need are a wide-aperture lense ( I used the Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 Ais) and your finger. Yep, your fingers 🙂 Read the rest of this entry » .
If you have patience, a passion for photography, and think you have what it takes to create sellable stock photographs, consider signing up with a microstock agency.As high quality DSLR cameras are getting more affordable, the gap between skilled amateur and professional photographers is shrinking. More and more people are coming to realize that selling digital photos to stock photo sites is another way to generate the much needed extra income. It is a very easy and simple process a long as you can hold your camera steady enough to take a shot, but there are some things that you should know to help you make the good returns. Read the rest of this entry ».
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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 […]
To play a symphony using a saxophone or a piano is a very common thing. What about playing it using a DSLR camera? Doesn’t it sound so unique and interesting? Around 14 Nikon cameras worth ten thousands of dollars are particularly arranged and operated to create a symphony. It is Benjamin Von Wong who got […]
As a photographer progressing in your craft, there must come a time when you’re faced with a dilemma; which should be a priority, a camera or a lens upgrade? Neither has a specific standard which is more of a priority; what you need to find out is which of the two do you really need […]
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 […]
GN, short for Guide Number, Is the amount of power the light transmitted by a flash device is. It’s the result from multiplying distance (in meter or feet) and aperture. The power of the flash is measured with the GN which describes the flash’s capacity in illuminating objects within a certain distance (in meters). Modern […]
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 […]
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, […]