In this part of our series on photography gear, we’ll be looking at the ideal kit for photographing landscapes. We’ll show you what kind of combination of body, lens, and accessories to choose to get the best results. We’ll also advise you on which gear to choose and what’s good to keep in mind.
A number of macro photography articles have already been published here at learn.zoner.com. They’re enough for you to learn nearly everything there is to know about the subject. But in this part of our series on choosing your kit, we won’t be telling you how to shoot macro for once. Instead, we’ll be telling you what combination of body and lens to choose for it.
You might think that all the fresh ideas in landscape photography have been sucked dry—that it’s nearly impossible to take an original picture. But that’s not true! You see, the majority of landscape photos have a 3:2 or 16:9 ratio. So why not try framing things a different way, with a portrait orientation? You’ll get new compositions and a fresh look for your photos.
It has gotten dark, the sun’s nowhere to be seen, and nature is awakening to the life of the night around you. The first star has begun shining on the horizon. Soon it will be time to photograph a night landscape flooded with the light of the moon and stars. Follow our advice, and you’ll get enchanting photographs.
Wintertime offers a new view of every landscape, and you’ve got to take advantage of that. But it’s important to also think about your equipment—and above all your health. After all, photographing snowy landscapes can often be a little dangerous. Yet if you prepare well, you’ll be rewarded with magical pictures. We’ll show you how to photograph winter landscapes, and how to prepare for it.
Macro photography is a genre that just about everyone tries. Some people stick with it, while others never come back. If you try macro and if you’re the sort who doesn’t like to give up, then don’t let cold weather drive you away from it. Did you know you can take great macro pictures in the comfort of your home? With a little work, you can even give these pictures a genuine “outdoor” look. We’ll show you how.
Besides just entertaining their owners with their incredible motions and funny positions, cats are also perfectly capable of posing for some beautiful portraits. So we’ll show you some basic tips for photographing these teatime tigers as effectively as possible.
Sometimes when you’ve taken your shots for panoramas, you may not be able to stitch them on a computer how you imagined. The result feels awkward and not at all like the panoramas you know from experienced landscape photographers. The cause lies in bad rotation of the camera on the tripod. For the photos to be perfect, it has to rotate at the nodal point.
Diffraction, that is, the bending of light, is a problem that’s encountered by many photographers. But they often don’t even realize it. Meanwhile, diffraction can make your photos lose sharpness. And that’s something that most photographers want to avoid. So it’s good to know what causes diffraction and how to avoid it—and also how to take advantage of it.