Got a camera? It won’t be long before you are asked to take a portrait of group shot. So, time to find out how to think about this challenge.
That’s because some thought before you start and some practice with your camera will make the session easier and so help you to produce the results that will make both you and your subject proud of the images. Continue reading
Are you shooting in RAW format? I hope so. You should be to get the best out of your precious photos.
But shooting in RAW does generate large files. Not much of a problem these days as storage is relatively cheap. So how about those memory cards...
OK, so you've been out on a shoot and have a bunch of RAW files. Where do you go from here?
For point and shoot users this question is irrelevant as the RAW option is not available. All you can get is JPEG format results. "Why is this important?" you ask, after all image processing programs allow you to edit JPEGs.
Well, yes they do. But what they do not tell you is Continue reading
Towards evening, or when moving indoors, as the daylight decreases on your subject you start by increasing your aperture, using slower shutter speeds and increasing your ISO setting. Eventually you run out of adjustment and must supplement the light, normally by using a flashgun.
If you use the flash mounted on your camera then you will get a very flat looking picture, and maybe with blown out highlights. Continue reading
Some common dimensions you may need when ordering prints.
Taking great landscapes is much more about adopting a scientific approach than many other types of photography are.
We pass by landscapes, or cityscapes, everyday and often give the view no more than a glance. Yet there are subjects for great photographs all around.
The Compact Camers may be in terminal decline because of the rise of the smart phone with its inbuilt camera.
What does this mean for the industry?
What does it mean for you and a camera user?
Read the background story here.
When you are on the move then consider why you are taking pictures before you go. it will make a big difference to the kit you choose to take, the style of shots you will look for and how you deal with them afterwards.
In this post we introduce you to some notes from expert travel photographers.
So many of the photographer's hints and tips are not about specific types of photography such as portraits, travel or landscape photography, or even about your potographic equipment, but about the photographer's mindset. Here's a selection to get you thinking anew.