Today Joe Decker shares some tips on wide angle photography. One of the first lens purchases aspiring landscape photographers typically made is a wide or super-wide lens, anything (in full-frame 35mm terms) from 24mm on down, and with good reason, wides offer photographers the ability to capture the sweeping vistas of the natural landscape. But [...]
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A few years ago, I managed to start working with one of my favorite groups of musicians, a progressive heavy metal band from Pennsylvania called Shadow Gallery. This has led to me collaborating with them in a number of ways. I did some publicity photos for them, shot a music video (in another first for [...]
A Guest Contribution by Steve Berardi from PhotoNaturalist. Dragonflies are among the most photogenic insects. They usually have bright contrasting colors that make them really stand out in their natural environment, and their large size makes them easy to photograph with a standard telephoto lens. However, there are a few difficulties with photographing them too: [...]
Ever wanted to photograph a steaming cup of coffee? Maybe not – but it could be a fun little evening project to hone your skills. Here’s a video from the team at Learn my Shot to show you how to do it.
A Guest Post by by Kim Manley Ort One of my photography mentors, Freeman Patterson, says, “If you do not see what is around you every day, what will you see when you go to Tangiers?” This one line has transformed my photography. As a matter of fact, I enjoy photographing from my home base [...]
We all make mistakes. Even the best photographers I know make a mistake now and then. And usually, we all have one we can’t get seem to stop making. For me, it’s a different mistake for each type of photography, whether it’s a portrait, a landscape, or some other type of photography. The secret [...]
I’m presuming that this article will not apply to most of us… but after 3 conversations in the last week which revealed the same photography problems in 3 different people – I thought I’d better jot them down. Warning: none of this is rocket science sometimes the basics need to be said! 1. You don’t [...]
This is a guest post by Jules Clancy of Stonesoup. While portrait photographers need to be skilled in the art of getting their subjects to relax in front of the camera to get a great shot, we food photographers have things a little easier. At least our subjects (mostly) can’t talk. But that doesn’t mean [...]
This week over at our sister site – SnapnDeals – we have a great deal running where you can get 20% off Time-Lapse Photography: A technical and practical time-lapse tutorial guidebook for all skill levels designed to get you out the door and shooting now! Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director and producer who [...]
Article and photos by Oded wagenstein. In an era when we are drowning in images and lots of people and talents are competing for the viewers’ eyes or the magazines’ attention, have you ever wondered what makes you have a longer look at an image? Is it the person that was photographed? Perhaps a certain [...]