Tips For Photographing Wild Birds
Capturing great wild bird photos can be challenging at times, but with good preparation, the right equipment, and a few simple tips, it can also be quite fun and rewarding. What follows are our top tips for capturing better stock wild bird photos.Know Your Venue
If you’re hoping to capture some great wild bird pictures, the first thing you need to do is get to know your venue. First up, do some research and find out what species you’re likely to spot. From there you can work out when and where you’re likely to find them. Once you figure out where you’re likely to find them, find a map of that area and [...]
Tips For A Wedding Photographer
Okay, so you have decided that you want to be a photographer and what’s more you have decided to be a wedding photographer. You might have come to this conclusion after years of practicing photography and finally settling on a niche. Or, perhaps you might have just done a friend a favor and photographed their wedding and thought that it was an enjoyable, easy way to make some money. Whatever way you have arrived at your decision, I will try to run through things that you can do to make your career a success.
There are many different levels of wedding photography and all have a valid place; just [...]
What Is F-Stop and Shutter Speed
How is an exposure made and what does the camera do to make sure an image is recorded? There are two parts involved in exposing film or a digital sensor to light. One is the intensity of the light and the other is the length of time the light is allowed to strike the film or sensor. Exposure= intensity x time. Above the door in my photography class was this sign: E=IxT. Some students thought it meant EXIT.
The f stop (aperture) is the iris in the lens that allows a measured amount of light to strike the film. This f stop is determined mathematically by the size of the iris opening [...]
Quick Guide On How to Use A DSLR
If you’re the typical digital photographer, you have to wonder if there is a faster way to learn how to use your camera. The owner’s manual is written by a technical writer often not a practicing photographer.Follow these step-by-step, using your manual as a guide and you should be taking pictures in no time. Take some pictures on automatic, program, aperture or shutter priority Download the images onto your computer Format the card Change the ISO Change the Shutter speed and Aperture Change the White Balance Change the Compression or Quality Choose which Autofocus Sensor in your viewfinder to [...]
Rules Of Photography
Creative photography is a mix of many ingredients; art and technology, skill and patience, cold mechanical know-how and individual flair.
As a beginner, wouldn’t it be nice if the whole thing could be explained with a simple set of rules that were easy to understand. Surely someone could just tell you what aperture to use in a given situation, or how to structure a composition to get the best results every time?
Photography is a lot like learning to drive. With a car, you need to know the road rules, and you need to know the basic skills of steering, accelerating and braking. These can be learned easily [...]
Tips for Spring Photography
Spring is one of the best seasons for capturing the beauty of your natural surroundings. The flowers are in full bloom and the weather is just perfect – not too hot and not too cold. Perfect for practicing landscape photography.
For those who are still learning new skills, you can use certain techniques to ensure you get the best images. As with any type of photography, light is very important. Be particular about the light when you’re shooting outdoors. When it comes to the time of day to capture a dramatic scene, early morning and late afternoon or early evening are the best times. If [...]
Use Window Light To Add Character To Your Portraits
One of the first things a new photographer learns after getting away from the harsh on-camera flash is lighting models with off camera flashes and strobes. While incomparably better than the pop-up flash, this lighting frequently results in flat non-directional lighting. If this is the goal, that’s fine. If done well, it can produce great images. The covers of Vogue and Glamour are almost always lit that way.
But for portrait work, you want to have directionality in your light. What does that mean? It means that the direction is coming from one side or the other. How far to the [...]
The Exposure Triangle in Photography
Why is the exposure triangle so important to creative photography? Well, without it there is no creativity to your photography which makes it really important. Oh, you don’t know what the exposure triangle is? It’s your three most fundamental keys in photography. Aperture, shutter speed and ISO which together control how much light reaches your sensor.
In order to understand the exposure we need to look at each of them individually. But before we do that, a little something on the side. On the mode dial of your camera where you see the symbols A(v) S M P or Adep there is also a little green square which [...]