Photo by Benh Lieu Song
Cameras and vacations go together like milk and cookies. We invest time and money in planning and we want to capture those fun memories. Surely there are many times you have arrived home after a vacation with regrets that you did not get certain shots. Continue reading
Photo by Ferran Jordà
Here are the list of bits of advice, lessons learned, and general observations about photography and life. Continue reading
Camera care is one of the more mundane tasks you’ll perform as a photographer, but ultimately it’s one of the more important.
To help you with your camera care, here are some of the most high-risk elements that can turn your perfectly functioning digital camera into a frustrating, lifeless paperweight. Continue reading
Photo by Mohsan’
Summer is fast approaching – in the northern hemisphere, anyway, and if that’s the half of the world where you reside you might benefit from some summer photography tips.
To photographers, summer is first and foremost a time of sun. Sun of course means bright, which of course means difficult lighting. You can get some great photos even in the middle hours of the day, but you will need to keep a few things in mind. Here’s a short list to get you started. Continue reading
Let’s look at two different, yet very popular, lighting techniques: high key and low key. High key lighting is just what you would imagine – very bright, even light, whereas low key emphasizes mid-tones and shadows. Continue reading
Photoshop is not the only image editor on the market. There are a wide range of very capable alternatives to Photoshop just waiting for you to discover. Whether you’re looking elsewhere because you can’t justify the hefty standalone price tag, or you want to support smaller development houses, or you just don’t need all the bells and whistles that come with the latest version of Photoshop, we’ve got you covered. Check out our selection below, and let us know in the comments if we’ve missed your favorite Photoshop alternative!
Photo by Kenny Teo. Gear used: Canon EOS 1000D, 18-55 kit lens.
Shooting landscapes demands a very different way of working compared to photographing people. Typically taken with the camera mounted on a tripod, the aperture is given priority to ensure the image is sharp from front to back. As for light, the window of opportunity is small, limited to the beginning and end of the day. Continue reading
Photo by PiccoloNamek
Polarizing filters can reduce, and sometimes even remove, unwanted reflections from your images, and in doing so often increase color saturation. But mostly they’re used to make blue skies bluer, clouds stand out in dramatic fashion also make a rainbow more visible and help out when you’re photographing foliage by reducing reflections on leaves. Let’s look at a few areas where polarizing filters can have the biggest impact… Continue reading
Photo by Hassan Rafeek
If you’ve ever taken photos indoors, without a flash, and wondered why everyone looks so orange, then this article will definitely help you. White balance can be hard to master at first, but once you understand it a little more, it can become quite intuitive, and understanding white balance is absolutely key to making your photos look good. Continue reading
Photo by Tackyshack
Sometimes we all need an inspiration to do something cool. No matter how much we take our camera out, there’s only so many pictures we can take of our kids, pets, house and garden before we start itching to shoot something else… but what? Continue reading