Archive for the ‘Beginner’s Guide to Photography’ Category
Here are a few tips to help you create beach photos that can be enjoyed by you, your friends, and your whole family:
– The best time to capture beautiful beach panoramas are during the early morning or early evening because the sun is at a low angle, making textures and shadows look better in your photographs. These most opportune times are often called the Golden Hour. For more details on the subject, visit this post: Creating Extraordinary Pictures During Golden Hours.
– Try and make sure the horizon is even and straight during your photo shoot, because the horizon is a dominant interest in a beach photograph. If you do not have the time to straighten the horizon, you can do so during post-processing via editing software (but the cropping will reduce the dimensions of your photo). Read the rest of this entry » .
Have you ever experienced finding a difficulty determining the exposure when the light is a bit “tricky” or too many variations between bright and dark areas while taking your shots? One way to deal with it is by using the manual setting on the camera exposure control and then you may take some shots to do some testing. Well, this trial and errors will rise another problem which deals with timing and if you shoot in changing conditions (like when you shoot sunset with light that keep changing from time to time), you will indeed, lost the right “moment” while finding the right setting. That is why you can use “Auto Bracketing” feature on your camera. Read the rest of this entry » .
A while back, I hosted a website about the world’s legendary photographers. These were Ansel Adams (of course), Sebastian Salgado, Yousouf Karsh, and many more. One by one I observed their galleries and then interpreted and blogged what I believed was the message the photographer tried to convey through their photography. I also noted and studied their composition, lighting, and moments. Truly, they are exceptional.
However, the one thing to note about them is that they were consistent in their work. Meaning that their photography genre, objects photographed, and style of presentation of each image has the photographer’s signature characteristics. And through this consistency they are then well known in the world of photography. Take for example, when we say Ansel Adams, then we automatically picture his black-and-white landscape masterpieces. Or, when one thinks of Yousouf Karsh, then one would imagine his photographs of world leaders. For Salgado and Nachtwey, it’s their dramatic journalistic photographs that come to mind.
This not only applies in the world of photography, but also any other forms of arts or hobbies. In the painting world, for example, Van Gogh and Picasso had two distinctly different styles and both were famous for them. Also in cinematography, George Lucas and Woody Allen are two big names with contrast styles.
Then did they never stray from their respective styles and were they always photographing those same things? Read the rest of this entry » .
Unsure in choosing the right photographic equipment like the camera, lens, and so forth? You’re not alone. There are so many choices in the market today, it’s confusing just trying to buy a camera alone. Choosing a brand of camera is not enough, because there are many models to choose from each brand. For example, there are now no less than a dozen models of Canon pocket cameras, not to mention the cameras from previous years.
So is there any effective ways that can help us in choosing the tools we want? Unfortunately, even I don’t have any way of telling. But I do have a bit of guidelines in purchasing that I got from my days in college and personal experience. Read the rest of this entry » .
Sometimes we are faced with a situation that requires us to take photos in the sun. Even if whe the position of the sun is at its heat-inducing peak is not a great time to shoot photos.
Here are some tips to minimize your shortcomings: Read the rest of this entry » .
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I often get questions from friends who are just starting their photography business about tips for setting their service fees. The follow are concepts and considerations that has an important role in determining pricings:
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– I want to create photographs with blurry backgrounds, how do I achieve such a feat? Answer: 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:
Questions concerning Shutter Counts often arise in forum conversations or discussions among beginner photographers. DSLRs, which eliminate the need for film rolls, are often deemed limitless in its usage. Photograph at will, examine results, and if not satisfactory, a simple push of the delete. Without even a thought, the user may have photographed thousands of […]
As a photographer, your main job is to instruct or to direct the object so it will look interesting and photogenic in front of the camera. But there is something special about this particular photographer. Apart from directing his object to pose in front of the camera, this person also got his own style. He […]