Some opportunities for photography last only a few weeks, but if you take full advantage of them, you can get amazing photos to last you the entire year. This time, we’re holding a light to the white scenery of a frigid winter. Nature has its long winter sleep and often our own energy is lacking, but winter photography has a magic all its own. We’ll give you some ideas on how to best discover it.
Joy and positive energy are now more important than ever in today’s climate. After being cooped up for such a long time at home, we all need a change of scenery and a bit of inspiration. How about bringing your kids to somewhere out of this world for a short time – their world? When taking pictures of kids, you can use your imagination and photography to tell fascinating stories.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!