You can never forget your first lens, it holds a special place in your photographic journey. For many, it may have been a point and shoot camera while for others, it may be have been the kit lens that came with your first camera. Starting as a bird and wildlife photographer, my passion for photography grew which expanded my horizons into macro, landscape and greater distance telephoto lenses. Along the way I listened with curiosity to photographers talk about how they enjoyed ‘walk around’ prime lenses. A completely different concept than toting cameras, lenses, tripod and other gear.
Headshot, at first glance might seem like a fairly simple photograph to shoot, but when you get into it, you realize that it is a whole job description. There are many professional photographers that do only headshots. They specialize in it only because it takes great amount of time to master it. However, there are few general guidelines which you can follow in order to improve your headshot and portrait photography.
To suggest that color is of utmost importance to photographers would be a grand understatement. Discussions dealing with the fundamentals of photography typically address exposure, composition, lighting, etc., but the topic of color sometimes fails to make an appearance. This is unfortunate because, unless you are one who shoots exclusively in black and white, color can be equally as important to the success of an image as composition and exposure.
Sure, we all know about the likes of Henri Cartier Bresson, one of the most influential street photographers of all time, and while his work certainly needs to be seen and studied by modern photographers, Cartier Bresson isn’t the only street photographer who has caught our eyes. Let’s take a moment and celebrate these eight street photographers who are making a name for themselves.
Almost every photographer wants to own a better camera, right? But then again, not every photographer really needs a better camera. So how does one know when is the right time to upgrade the gear? Your photography gear is not limited to the camera – other gear is as important as the camera itself. So, we’ll talk not only about the body of the camera, but also about the whole system, including lenses, flashes, tripods, etc.
<br>Fifty -a-day girl! by Andre Barnard on Light Stalking Nikon D7100, 1/200 sec, f7.1, ISO 200, 50mm fixed lens
This is my first time posting, so go ahead — don’t hold back telling me what is wrong with this. First night time effort, I have a lot to learn! <br>chihuly-1481.jpg by Lynn on Light Stalking
<br>sunset.JPG by Keith Paschal on Light Stalking This is a 1 second exposure, 64 ISO, F 20 across the lake into the sunset. The colors I got were very orange and red, the only thing I’ve done is cropped the bottom and increased the contrast. Is the treeline too blurred (at 400% it looks a […]
Does anybody have suggestions or recommendations on charging camera batteries while traveling in an RV? From what I have read there are many types of inverters and it’s making me dizzy!