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Tips for taking pictures in the fall: foggy mornings, color overflow, and a spooky Halloween
Some opportunities for taking pictures last only a few weeks, but if you take full advantage of them, you can have amazing results. Let’s have a look at how to best take advantage of these opportunities while taking pictures in the fall. Whether it’s a magical morning veiled in fog, colorful images of the countryside, or photos of Halloween costumes – fall opens the doors to your creativity!
Photography Ethics: How to Take Pictures While Not Harming Others or Yourself
Taking good pictures at any price? That’s a temptation photographers shouldn’t fall prey to. Taking good photos is important, but so is taking into account the people you’re photographing, their dignity, and the customs of the given country or culture. When disrespecting the basic rules of ethics, many photographers have even run into major problems. Learn to avoid them!
The Golden Hour, Flowers, and Swimming: Learn What and How to Photograph in Summer
Every season has a different photographic potential and is ruled by different forces. Autumn has gorgeous colors, winter brings snow, in springtime everything’s blooming, and summer has its strong golden hour. Every year brings opportunities that only last for a few weeks, but when you use them well, you can get great photos—so you have something to look forward to year-round. Let’s explore the what’s, the how’s, and the potential of summer photography.
How to Create Your Own “Camera Obscura” Pinhole Camera and Take Crazy Color Portraits
A pinhole. A camera obscura. These are really just two ways of saying one thing. And we’ve got a guide to help you quickly and easily make your own digital camera obscura that will take you back to the very roots of photography. We’ll also take a look at editing a color portrait taken with this kind of camera. Like to experiment? Not scared of scissors and Scotch tape? Want to get some fascinating photos without spending big bucks on expensive gear? Read on.
Motion Experiments That Will Make a Photographer’s Head Spin!
You know that feeling where you want to photograph something new and be entertained as you get inspired? But how can you find inspiration when travel is so tough right now, and all the trees, buildings, and people around you are old hat? Liven up your pictures with motion, that’s how! We’ll give you some tips on good camera settings for these shots, and you’ll see the visual impacts of a wide range of movements—camera motions, body motions, or both.
8 Tips for Tackling Documentary Photography
Few photographic genres are plagued by as many misunderstandings as documentary photography. We photographers have come to classify every shot that isn’t prearranged into this genre. It’s most often confused with reportage. And meanwhile the two are easy to tell apart! Reportage is usually a short-term record of some event. While documentary work is always long-term. Its results never arrive immediately, and building up a gripping series can even take years.
Using Powders in Nude Photography
If you’re bored of motionless photos, you can create dynamic and special photos with help from powders. You just have the model or someone else sprinkle them onto their environment during the shoot. This can be ordinary flour, or even “holi”: special powdered paint. By freezing that powder in pictures, you can immortalize unique moments full of action.
Light Painting: How to Do It and What You’ll Need
Even with primitive props, you can take photographs with a look that’s beyond the everyday. Give it a try and stop worrying for a bit about how to capture what’s in front of you—you’ll just be thinking about how to create a picture. You simply need to wait for night and light up your phone, a headlamp, or flashlight, or just anything you have at hand. And the fun can begin!
7 Things Every Photographer Can Do When They’re Stuck at Home
You know the drill: Vacations, weekend trips, and even ordinary walks in the woods… They all churn out photos, but there’s never time to process and ponder them. But then you suddenly run into situations where you’re stuck at home and you don’t know what to do with your time. How can you turn this lemon of a situation into lemonade?