There are lots of roads to ruined pictures. Dirt and sensor defects are two of them. How can you uncover and solve these problems?
File for month: 11 / 2014
People who are just photography consumers—non-photographers—often envy professionals for the models (the “naked” models!) they photograph. But there’s nothing simple about this photographic discipline, where your photos can easily end up as kitsch that flatters neither your model, nor you.
Today we’ll look behind the scenes of one type of commercial photography. You’ll learn the whats and hows of preparing to photograph fashion models. And you’ll see how this work reaches beyond just photography—it’s largely about meeting, calling, and communicating with people.
The lens is the part of your camera that you need to protect against scratches, impacts, dirt, and more. You can protect your lens using a lens hood and a UV filter. Choosing a lens hood is simple, but what about the UV filter? Which brands are good, and what do the more expensive UV filters offer, when they’re “just a piece of glass?”
Transporting photo equipment may seem like a simple issue, but it’s not. You need to safely get your gear to a shoot, take your pictures, and safely get things back home. You’ll need different gear for every discipline and genre, and your choice of photo equipment bag will need to adapt to that.