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.
This week’s list of photography links from Toad Hollow Photography covers the entire spectrum. Featuring interesting tutorials, reviews, special features, collections, great photography and interesting blogs, this list covers a wide range of subjects all posted by some of the best artists working in the field today. We really hope you enjoy seeing these pictures and posts.
A camera determines the right exposure by using metering modes. While Matrix metering is typically used and recommended for many settings, Spot and Center-weighted metering have their rightful places to enhance your images in specific situations. The choice of metering mode affects if your image is ‘properly’ exposed or not. This post explains how to best utilize the various metering modes in your camera.
I may be biased, but I think the appeal of macro photography is rather obvious: 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 is like experiencing another dimension of reality. You will be glad to know that successful macro photography rests primarily on four essential factors.
When you first open the doors for business and start offering your photography services to friends of friends and strangers, people you don’t personally know, it’s easy to quickly feel bewildered. It might hit you all at once that these people really have no reason to cut you slack. Suddenly you feel how important it is to stay organized. It gives you the confidence to make quick, decisive and accurate decisions.
I think we are in danger of losing something. Something rather important to photography, something that has been around since the early days of photography. That something is technical perfection. At the risk of sounding old, when I was studying photography, the most important thing that was drummed into us, was aiming for technical perfection.
Many people find that even when engaged in something they absolutely love doing, there is sometimes a degree of drudgery involved in one aspect or another, some chore that has to be completed as an inextricable component of an otherwise enjoyable activity. For many a photographer, this unwelcome chore is post-processing. Here are some ideas to help you take some of the stress out of post-processing.
It’s a fact that many of today’s photographers have used a vintage lens at some point in time. Not only is it a cheap alternative to a modern lens, it also presents a wonderful opportunity at learning photography fundamentals. But, is it really worth it? If you ask me, I think it’s totally worth it. I must say that this article is purely based on my experiences with vintage lenses, and I’m sure most of you will agree.
With another week passing us by, we find Toad Hollow Photography searching the internet for links to the very best tutorials, special features, collections, great photography and interesting blogs. This weeks list features some of the finest pictures and posts found by the Toad during his regular adventures, and we truly hope you enjoy checking out these links as much as he did in bringing this list to you.