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.
Just a few days left before it’s December 25th. Hopefully all of your online, cyber, mall shopping is done and gifts are already under your tree. If you need a few more stocking stuffer items for photographers in your family, these last minute gift ideas will go directly to their camera bag for use throughout the year. These gifts are available at several online stores (Amazon.com, B&H and company direct too). If you’re running out of shipping time, these stocking stuffers will more than likely be available in your local camera retailer too.
I may have shared a similar photo before, but my daughter just turned 1 and I reused one of my DIY background techniques. I used a f1.7 50mm lens on my 4/3 body to blur the background and synced a DIY beauty dish for the main and a bare flash with purple gel under the […]
I’ve always enjoyed landscape and travel photography looking at National Geographicthe arts and creativity whatever captures ones imagination. I am learning slowly the importance of light and exposure how it affects overall picture you are trying to obtain and the more I read and practice the more enthusiastic I had been. T thank you there […]
Hi everyone, I’ve been ‘monitoring’ this site (and forum) for a couple of weeks now without being active (leaving comments and such). I find the articles very useful and pleasant to read and it looks like this forum is pretty active. So I guess it’s time to step up First Quarter by Ronald on Light […]
Hi there I am Mohammad from Iran. I am 28 years old. I got married with a midwife 3 years ago. I am majoring in English Translation but i really love teaching, so I am always making a great deal of attempts to find suitable and meaningful photos in that i use them to make […]
Read this article and I completely agree. The average person who looks at a shot will not ask about settings, which means it is irrelevant to give feedback while knowing what settings they were using. Yes it is easier to give feedback on how to improve a shot when you know what settings someone was […]