A photoshoot is like a movie. You need to direct the scene in order to get the best picture possible. Giving good instructions as a photographer takes skill. A photo that’s been properly set up looks good when the subject feels comfortable and beautiful. Generally speaking, people want to look good in photos. And a photographer should know what to say and do to achieve that.
Dynamic range is constantly improving in newer cameras, especially if you use RAW format. It’s amazing how much data can be crammed into a single photo these days. It’s important to use all this data properly by playing around with dynamic range.
Every light source has its own temperature. There’s a big difference between the sun and an incandescent bulb. The human eye and brain can join forces to convince us that whites are white under every light, but a camera needs to be told. How?
Photographing men can sometimes pose a bigger challenge than photographing women. Maybe it’s because men often don’t like having their picture taken. This may explain the disparity of information about men and women’s portraiture. In this article, we won’t spend time addressing how to convince a man to have his portrait taken, but rather we’ll hone in on some key points that will help you achieve better results. The tips we share are for male portraits, but many of them can be applied to women as well.
Taking panoramic photos is a popular way to get the widest angle into one picture at a high resolution. This may work to your advantage when shooting landscapes, architecture, interiors, or perhaps even portraits. In this video, we’d like to shed some light on how to shoot these types of panoramas. We’ve tested three methods of shooting panoramas–hand-held, with a tripod, and using a panoramic tripod head. Take a look at the differences between these three methods and see which one we liked the most.
Portrait photography of anyone is a complex process which is closely connected to psychology and requires communication, empathy, and an awareness of beauty. The photography of plus-size models is no exception. It’s important to be aware of what is beautiful, be discrete, and acknowledge that the wrong decision can have bigger implications than we intended.
Read on to learn what you need to manage during a simple family photo session. How to handle composition, depth of field, light, and other issues that await you when photographing groups. In this article you’ll find several tips that can be used for family, group, and child photography as well as portraiture. No matter whether you’re in the studio, outdoors, or at home.
Ever thought of photographing yourself? And I don’t mean selfies in front of the bathroom mirror or a random snap from your phone’s front camera. Here we’ll be talking about how to take a self-portrait—a photo that’s interesting in its composition and technique, with some thought put into it, where it’s clear at first sight that you took it yourself. It’s time to face the lens!
In this article I’ll be leading you through several steps that should help you get good photographs of women. And telling you how to assess their strong and weak sides, help them with posing, choose an angle, retouch the pictures, and more. Based on opinions I’ve gathered from models themselves, I’ve written up this overview of what women like during a shoot—and what bothers them.
Today we’ll be showing you how to photograph horses. From the preparations, through choosing a focal length and the right composition, on to pressing the trigger. No matter if you’re an enthusiastic photographer who loves horses, or you’re just seeking advice because you’re about to photograph these noble animals, you’ll welcome these tips. Read our advice on how to take even better pictures of horses.