How to Use Backlighting to Isolate Your SubjectI love shooting with backlighting. Backlighting is one of those acquired tastes in photography that can give your work a completely new dimension. Reason? Because not too many photographers know how to use it, and certainly, not too many people know how to set it up correctly. Backlighting To begin using backlighting in your photography... Read more »
Essential Tips to Improve your PhotographyIf you have recently migrated from a compact point & shoot to a DSLR you no doubt will be very excited. Finally you are in a position to make ‘better’ photos with your bigger and more professional looking camera. But, there is a problem. Your ‘smarter’ camera somehow isn’t quite able to make better photos... Read more »
Whether you are doing street photography, reportage or documentary style photography there are far too many incidents of photographers getting stopped, coerced into handing over their cameras or having to delete their memory cards. One can understand that with the world slowly getting paranoid with each passing day, there are bound to be incidents like... Read more »
How to Work with Leading Lines in Your PhotographyLeading lines are one of the most important aspects of photography. They have the power to draw a viewer’s eyes into a composition. Just like the rule of thirds or repeating patterns or even the Dutch tilt, leading lines tend to leave their undeniable impression on a photograph. They often are the difference between a bland snapshot and an excellent composition. Read more...
How Does Hyperfocal Distance Affect Your Images?Landscape photographers often use the terms focusing distance and hyperfocal distance in relation to depth of field and image sharpness. These two terms are important in the context of creating tack sharp images of landscapes. Landscape images and sweeping vistas require a large part of the frame to be in sharp focus. Read more...
How do you tweak the Sunny 16 Rule in Photography?You are out with your family on a bright sunlit day. The kind of day on which photographers prefer using the Sunny 16 Rule. In case you are not familiar with the Sunny 16 Rule, it is a simple age-old exposure guideline that helps you to set the correct exposure on a bright sunny day. But what is this Sunny 16 Rule? And how does one use this rule in photography? Let's look at a few ways on how to tweak the Sunny 16 Rule in photography. Read more...
Choosing the Best Travel Photography LensA lot of amateur photographers find it difficult to zero in on the best travel photography lens for their vacations. Most amateur photographers feel they should pack everything they own. There can be many arguments against this kind of thinking. Off late airlines have put in a lot of restrictions in terms of baggage limits. Which means, that in all probability you would be carrying your photography gear as your cabin baggage. That is unless you want to entrust your gear, worth thousands of dollars, in the hands of some individual who makes a career out of chucking fragile equipment 10 feet away. Read more...
Five Ways You Can Use An External Flash In Outdoor ShootingThis article is meant for photographers who want to learn how to use an external flash in outdoor shooting situation. Shooting outdoors in natural light can be a challenge depending upon your understanding of the nature of light. I know most of you are aware how amazing golden hour light can be. This warm soothing light is perfect for a number of photography genres. You can shoot wedding, engagements, casual portraits, architecture photos and much much more during this magical time of the day. Fast forward another 30 minutes or so and the potential of the blue hour isn’t that inconspicuous either. Read more...