All Posts by Jason D. Little
There are four main factors that affect how a camera’s metering system will deem an exposure ‘correct’. These are – light, aperture, time, and sensitivity. With a better understanding of these four factors, mastering exposure in your photographs becomes much easier.
There are other lenses out there; lenses that may not be talked about as often, or lenses that don’t hold much of a market share, but lenses that nevertheless are proven performers and occupy a special place in the hearts and camera bags of all those who use them.
You’ve seen it on the spec sheets for cameras you considered purchasing, you’ve read about it on one photography blog after another, and you’ve heard your photographer friends talk about it — shooting raw. But do you know what it is? What implications it has for your images and whether you should be doing it?
Once upon a time during the film era of photography…photographers had to keep a light meter handy at all times so they could take readings to get proper exposures. Experimenting on-scene was simply out of the question; it was expensive and time consuming. Being caught without a light meter — or several other pieces of gear that we take for granted in modern times — meant trouble; but just in case that ever happened, photographers devised various principles and guidelines designed to help them navigate their fully manual cameras. Among the most famous of those guidelines is the “sunny 16 rule.”
Portraiture is one of the most popular genres of photography around. It’s also one of the most challenging. It takes many long hours of practice before you get really good at capturing the essence of human personality and, along the way, you’re going to make more than your fair share of mistakes. Don’t sweat it, […]
If it’s true that conversing is an art form, the physical presence of two — or more — individuals only serves to add an extra dimension to and enhance the dynamics of a scene that is ripe for any eager candid/street photographer to capture.
The ubiquity of mobile devices is something we’re all used to by now; it’s just a fact of modern life that on any given day we are going to encounter dozens of people interacting with their cell phones as if their lives depended on it.
In any good review of photographic composition, you are likely to come across the issue of patterns. It is not always easy to compose with patterns in photography, but when you can, the results can be amazing.
Discussions of documentary photography often occur within the context of significant historical events; Dorthea Lange’s Depression-era work, Diane Arbus’ offbeat coverage of 1950s and 1960s NYC, Lewis Hine’s impact on American child labor laws. Since the invention of the camera, photographers from every part of the world have played a vital role in the preserving […]
If you aspire to any substantial degree of success as a professional photographer, you’re going to have to make money. In order to make money, you need clients — people have got to know that you’re out there doing what you do. You’ve got to maximize your reach. How do you do that? There are […]