Latest Articles in the Category Beginner Tips:
What Should You Take to Weddings? Definitely Not Just a Camera!
Experienced wedding photographers don’t just carry photo gear. They also bring lots of practical gadgets that make their work easier and help them to handle tough situations. But what’s more, their heads are stuffed with tips that can make your first wedding shoot a whole lot easier! We’ve asked for these and compiled a list of things it pays to pack for every wedding shoot.
Photo Hacks: Create Impressive Backgrounds or Your Own Photo Tent
There are many photo accessories out there to help you work faster and get flashy effects. But most of them are expensive. Fortunately, solutions exist for replacing these expensive tools cheaply. Learn to create your own photo tent or diffuser, and you’ll never have to buy expensive product photography gear again. And that’s not all. Check out our series of tricks for getting great photos while saving money.
How to Photograph Concerts
Concert photography is among the more demanding genres, but it’s also among the more rewarding ones. It takes a little practice, but bringing great photos back from a concert in addition to a great musical experience means twice the joy. And I want you to have that joy, so I’ll be showing you a few tricks for taking great concert photos.
Multiple Lenses in Your Phone: What to Expect and What They Can’t Do
Mobile photography is seeing a boom right now. Manufacturers are constantly introducing new tricks and technologies that owners of traditional cameras could only dream of. How about several lenses in one phone? Sounds great, right? But not everything is as great as it seems. Let’s take a look at the benefits and drawbacks of multi-lens phones.
The Basics of Optics: How to Compare Different Lenses and Sensors
Photographers often think a lot about numbers, like the ones for aperture, lens, and ISO, while knowing very little about what’s really behind their pictures. Here’s a common-sense look at the critical, yet often quite confusing, relationships among different sensors, lenses, and final pictures.
Photographing Models in Different Environments III: Studio Photography
Sick of running around with your camera outdoors? Whether you’re cold or you just want a change of environment, sometimes it’s good to head into the warmth of a cozy studio. I’ll show you why every portrait photographer should give studio photography a try. A studio’s configurable flashes will give you almost unlimited control over light, which is a big advantage over photographing outdoors. And it’s so easy to get started. In this, the final part of my miniseries, I’ll show you that even in a studio, you’ll never be bored!
A New Angle on Landscape Photography: Try turning your camera!
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.
Photographing Models in Different Environments II – Architecture and Interiors
Busy streets, modern architecture and stylish cafés, but romantic nooks breathing with history. Or do you fancy taking pictures in an attractive interior or in the privacy of your own place? In an urban area, none of this is a problem. Read the second article of series. This time we focus on photographing portraits in the city. Whenever you will want to photograph anything mentioned, you shall value our tips.
RAW vs. JPG: The Eternal Struggle. When Is It Best to Shoot to RAW?
Cameras typically let you shoot to two different formats: The first one is a so-called RAW raw format and the other is JPG. Which of them do you choose? In this article, we’ll touch on several different situations where one of them is more suitable than the other.