If you’re new to photography and you hear people talk about shooting in low light, it’s important to understand that low light photography doesn’t strictly refer to shooting at night. At the risk of oversimplifying the topic, low light photography is really just shooting when there isn’t much light available — whether day or night, […]
Low key lighting evokes feelings of noir, mystery, intimacy, and even sometimes fatalism. Here’s how to get it right everytime.
One important thing to remember is that photography is, in essence, the capture of light – a photograph really is the recording of light and shade (and color!). So understanding how light behaves is essential. Have you ever needed to move people from one place to another because they appear too dark in your photographs? […]
I still remember the first time I nailed a correct balanced exposure just by eye in my old DSLR camera. I was at a local graveyard celebrating the Day of the Dead with my parents, and as we were walking to our car, I saw this lonely road (which was very odd due to the […]
It’s safe to assume we have all had those days where the light and location is so beautiful we just cannot stop shooting. As the light fades, the scene becomes even more photogenic, we continue to fire away. As we chimp our pictures though we start to see the dreaded camera shake. The light has […]
Understanding exposure is one of those fundamentals of photography that we all need to master, but as a beginner…well it can be a doozy. Before we get into the resources for understanding exposure below, let me give you a very basic overview. Exposure refers simply to the amount of light that reaches the film or […]