Who among us hasn’t stood somewhere, and watched a boat go by, while thinking to ourselves, Wow! That would make a great picture. Think of the many opportunities available to you as a photographer, no matter what your location is. It could be a tugboat pushing barges down a mighty river, a cruise ship leaving port, a single fisherman in a rowboat on a lake, or perhaps a kayak shooting the rapids in a canyon stream. The possibilities are almost endless.
All of us get a little more excited about taking photographs when the Holidays approach. Who doesn’t want to create beautiful images of their celebration: a golden turkey, a stack of colorful presents, family members we haven’t seen in years, or a dramatic kiss on New Year’s Eve. These moments provide a plethora of subject matter.
Color is an important element of composition. It has long been known that all colors have distinctive influence on us. The color red has a wide gamut of emotional contexts and can subsequently have a strong impact on your photographs. From enhancing color contrast to creating a focal point, it can transform your images from ordinary into extraordinary.
Photographers are always looking for new subjects to photograph. We typically think of vacations, special events in our cities, national parks, zoos, or a trip to the sea shore when we want to go out photographing. But did you know that practically all of us have a wealth of subject matter almost right outside our door? Have you ever considered photographing farms and the life in and around it? No matter where you live in the world, you can always find agricultural farms to photograph – even in the desert!
When discussing “must have” gear for the photographer, the remote shutter release is usually down the list. Here’s why you might want to reconsider that.
The idea for this article, on the art of looking down, first occurred to us several weeks ago while visiting the historic city of Savannah, Georgia. Savannah is a popular spot for photographers due to the history and architecture of the area. We sat on a park bench watching numerous groups of photographers move about. […]
As a young photographer, one of the first skills we were ever taught was the importance of “framing”. Now that we are one of the old salts and have mentored many young photographers over the last two decades; we see that framing is a tool that seems to be losing importance. The reasons that made […]
We bet that just about every photographer (at one time or another) has had the desire to try photographing puppies. How can we resist? They’re cute, cuddly, they smell good, they’re silly, and they love to play, which can lead to all sorts of interesting photographic opportunities. by , on Flickr But… Photographing Puppies isn’t […]
We all love vacation. It’s a time to relax and enjoy the things we love most. For many, that means lying around doing nothing, or perhaps reading a book, sleeping in late, taking extra long lunches in exotic locations. But for us, as photo enthusiasts, it often means something completely different. For us, it’s a […]
Food photography is a highly specialized niche in the world of professional photography. A food shoot often includes a team of experts (including a food stylist) whose sole purpose is to make sure the food looks delicious and edible. You don’t have to go to this extreme with your own food photography. There are techniques […]