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Photographing pets is a bit more challenging than photographing people. It is due to their unpredictable nature, and due to the fact that they don’t understand what the photographer is actually doing. While it may be challenging, photographing pets can be a lot of fun. Read on for some tips to help you capture better photographs of pets.
Buying a DSLR camera is not enough to produce great images. With point-and-shoot cameras, the picture-taking process is quite straightforward but with a DSLR camera, the learning curve can be quite steep for beginners. To produce great photos, you should understand your camera inside out. This post does a reality check on transitioning from a point-and-shoot to a DSLR camera.
It’s hard not to appreciate birds and bird photography. They delight birders, viewers and photographers every day. Learning how to photograph images of birds that convey their personality, behaviors and traits can be readily accomplished with tenacious patience in the field and honing your skills. This post provides some really useful tips and techniques to capture amazing bird photos.
When you capture an image, you are making an exposure on the image sensor using settings for aperture, shutter speed and ISO. The rule of equivalent exposure, in simplest terms, lets you use different settings to make an exposure and thus create a photograph with the same brightness. This is accomplished by learning how each setting affects exposure by changing the light intensity, explained using the concept of stops.
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 […]
Low-light and night photography follow the same basic fundamentals of photography but there are some techniques that are more prevalent and worth learning. You will mainly be working with slow shutter speeds, making it challenging for you to avoid blur from camera shake and vibration. Figuring out exposure and focusing are the other challenges in […]
Adventure travel has been growing by leaps and bounds lately. In fact, there are now travel agencies solely dedicated to planning adventure photography trips. Of course, not everyone will prefer to go on a boxed adventure trip. To me, having someone else plan everything out so all I have to do is show up with […]
A great food photograph can do a lot of things – it can make a viewer hungry, it can convince a diner to order a dish and it can sell a hell of a lot of food and recipe books. But knowing how to photograph food to get great results requires a specific knowledge of […]
In a perfect world the weather outside would always cooperate, if not invite us to get outdoors and take photographs. Unfortunately, that’s always going to be more of a pipe dream than a reality. Since I’ve been shooting the majority of my work outdoors lately, one of the main questions people ask me is what […]
As a photographer who calls Hawaii home, I can tell you with great certainty that there are not many things more spectacular than an active volcano. But, the countless photographic possibilities a volcano offers do not come without risk. As majestic as an erupting volcano may look, they can be incredibly dangerous to those wanting […]