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Summer photo tips

Sunset

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

Landscape photography tips

Landscape Photography Tips

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

Add a “wow factor” to your images with Polarizing filter

Polarizing filter

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

Nikon D4s specifications

Nikon D4s

Nikon recently has officially announced a next-generation flagship model offering advanced specifications that respond to the needs of professional photographers – the D4s. According to the company, the D4s was a “minor update that turned into more”: a new sensor and upgrade to its Expeed 4 processor for better image quality and speed, plus tweaks to the autofocus settings, video and workflow features, and controls. Continue reading