This article is the first of two. Readers should bear in mind that there is no simple formula for landscape photography. There is no one way to approach the subject, and many authors have written extensively on the subject. In this article we’re going to cover the basic ways you can approach landscape photography using simple equipment such as a point-and-shoot camera or even a single use model. Continue reading
This stunning exposure by Michael Steele strips away all distractions to reveal the purity of the game. Silhouettes are a powerful tool to eliminate unnecessary objects and highlight a subject’s shape and form. It also allows a viewer to use their imagination, forming their own conclusions on the scene presented. Continue reading
As an eager, enthusiastic and dedicated photography student, the world of wedding photography is an enticing career. You may feel like you’re ready to tackle it with tenacity and dedication — gaining the flexible schedule that you’ve always dreamed of while meeting your financial goals. But like everything worthwhile, success often comes to those who begin at the beginning and work steadily and strategically towards their goal. Continue reading
“The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do you want to take landscape images to the next level? Make use of graduated neutral density filters to capture images in-camera for dramatic and effective results.
Photographing landscapes with a bright sky is a tricky scenario. If you expose for the sky, the foreground will be underexposed and lack detail. If you expose for the foreground, the sky will burn out and be greatly overexposed. The best way to deal with this type of situation is to utilize graduated neutral density filters. Using ND grads allows the camera to capture the scene the way the eyes see it. When utilizing ND grad filters, both the sky and the foreground are nicely detailed — the clouds look well defined, and the foreground is properly exposed.
Ansel Adams didn’t use graduated neutral density filters; rather, he used the Zone System and lots of burning and dodging in the darkroom to create the dramatic skies seen in much of his work. In the modern digital age, we have the luxury of using graduated ND filters and editing programs to create such images. Never have graduated ND filters been more popular than in the last 10-15 years. Continue reading
Jumping, running, swinging, hopping, sliding, and skipping can all be used to describe children on the go! Kids are constantly on the move, and I love capturing them in action as they busily explore and discover their world. However, it’s frustrating when you try to get the perfect action shot and your images turn out blurry. It’s an easy fix, though. Try these tips below to get sharp and focused shots of children in motion! Continue reading
At this time of year, many of the world’s cultures and religions celebrate holidays that involve lights. While the use of lights and candles is often explained in terms of the rites of the particular culture, most scholars agree that the lights came first; the explanations followed. After all, since humans gained control of fire, light has been used to illuminate the darkness — especially, during the depths of winter — rather than curse it. Continue reading
When I bought my Nikon D3100, I found that it doesn’t have any panorama function in it. Well, I was pretty shocked. Cause if I would buy a compact camera using only $200, I would get a camera with panorama function. But I’m paying around 3 times more, but I don’t get a panorama function. Anyway, since then I was a bit upset cause I used to see other people taking panorama photos with their digital compact cameras & I’m stuck with my DSLR, not being able to take any panorama. Continue reading
Let’s directly go to the Quotes Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter. – Ansel Adams It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter. – Alfred Eisenstaedt Everything is a subject. Every subject has a rhythm. To feel it is the raison … Continue reading