The appeal of macro photography should be obvious to most, whether you’ve ever made a macro photograph or not — it’s all about the wonder and fascination of being able to capture in fine, “life-size” proportion the details of things otherwise beyond the scope of what the naked eye is capable of discerning. Macro photography can also prove to be a formidable challenge for many shooters, as the levels of precision, persistence, and patience needed to produce a satisfactory image are arguably of greater importance than some other genres of photography.
Geotagging, a relatively new word to the ever increasing lexicon of photographic terminology. It is a relatively simple term that means adding GPS co-ordinates to your images. In practice, it can sometimes be quite a complicated procedure involving bulky devices attached to your camera or manually adding photos to a map in Lightroom or Aperture. There is a better, cheaper option however, using an app. Today we will look at a recent addition to my iPhone, Geotag Photos Pro.
We love to believe that we are reasonable. We love the thought that we are rational, and that we weigh evidence, and make decisions. But from our brain’s perspective, that’s not really quite how it works. In the human mind, we feel first. The feeling is then interpreted into rational thought. Just like our eye receives light milliseconds before our brain knows what to call it, we feel before we think. In photography, it’s easy to spend a lot of time on the thinking part, and there’s nothing wrong with that. If we want to be amazing photographers, we’re going to have to put that time in eventually. But that doesn’t make us better artists, just perhaps more technically proficient ones.
A while ago, I wrote an article on vintage lenses. I personally adore vintage lenses. But the reality is that they aren’t that easy to use. In fact, they aren’t easy to use at all. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t ease it up a notch. Vintage lenses are being used out of nostalgia and (mostly) due to the fact that they are cheap (well most of them). Added bonus is that some of them are really sharp and others produce unique effects.
When starting out, photography looks like a fun thing to do. In the beginning, you have the mindset that after a little practice, you will be able to make excellent photos all the time. Well I’m sorry to be the one to ruin the fairy tale, but that is just not true. Yes, photography is fun, motivating, inspiring and fulfilling most of the time, but often can be frustrating. This is due to the fact that no matter how good you are, there are many things that are out of your control. For one, you can’t control the weather, nor you can do much about it if it goes bad. But this is just an example. Here are 4 things to watch out for.
This is a five picture Panorama (portrait mode) merged in PS. In Lightroom I put a grad over the sky to make it a little darker and I dodged the people in the street and in the foreground. I also brightened the buildings a bit so they match but I wanted to keep the magic […]
Hi everyone. I’m new to the group. I live in Dublin and although great locations for photography I just don’t get to take photos as often as I like. Love photography but consider myself quite a beginner. Other people tell me I’m good but I am very much a learner. Looking forward to seeing all […]
First photos taken when 10 yrs old, (not too good) but the main photographer whose photos I just loved was Ansel Adams. His photographs were so captivating. I also took National Geographic from Jan 1966 until the present, mainly because I loved the photos.
I shot a photo of a fox lying in a snow drift after just eating, and was so amazed that I had come across the scene that I knew I just had to get out there and start looking for similar opportunities when not at work I am out in the fields or woods in […]
I spotted this on a foto walk in a more affluent part of Mazatlan. I had a ultra wide on the camera and very little time to shoot so I guess it’s a bit of a candid. Comments/suggestions please. f3.5, 12mm, 1/2000, iso100 click on foto for larger at Flickr