Five Indicators That Reveal You Are a PhotographerThese days with smartphones, camera phones and advanced pocket sized Point & Shoots everybody can aspire to be a photographer. As a matter of fact most do. Thanks to all the social media platforms that are also available now to fuel our ego these amateur photographers start to believe that they are real good at taking photos. Read more...
The five questions you shouldn’t ask when buying your cameraCall it our ignorance or plain laziness, we hardly make the research to find out more about a camera before actually buying it. We hardly ask someone knowledgeable before making a decision either. The result is that we end up with a camera that we hate after a while, either because it has too many features than we ever need or has too few. To make it worse, we sometimes are guilty of asking all sorts of wrong questions to the salesman at the store. Hopefully, after having read the following paragraphs, you will not ask these meaningless questions when buying your camera. Read more...
Five Reasons to Invest in External LightPeople more or less start the same way. Someone somewhere loves us dearly enough so as to send us a camera for Christmas gift. Some of us may have even inherited it from their granddad or maternal uncle. Regardless, of the origin a camera arrives in our lives. That’s the ‘Allspark’ that we needed. Life never remains the same after that seemingly inert incident. We end up getting hooked to our camera and to photography for the rest of our best days. Read more...
Working with the X-Rite ColorChecker PassportOne of the least understood aspects of photography is color correction. Even experienced photographers sometimes get it wrong or choose not to pay attention to when shooting in difficult or less than perfect lighting conditions. However color correction is one of the main aspects of getting the perfect color for image and something that pro photographers,who actually need to print their images, consider as a part of the whole workflow. Read more...
What is Focus Stacking?Landscape photographers are obsessed with the idea of sharp images. They use a multitude of methods to ensure that they have a perfectly sharp image right from centimeters from the camera all the way to infinity. One technique they frequently make use of is a technique known as focus stacking. Focus stacking is a very useful tool that is available inside Photoshop. It is particularly useful for creating perfectly focused images which are tack sharp across the entire frame.In other words it is ideal for shooting images where you need a big depth of field. Read more...
How to photograph butterfliesButterflies are one of nature’s most beautiful creations. They are colorful, bright, gentle, everything that sums up Mother Nature. Harbingers of new life they are instrumental in pollination of flowers. People have long been fascinated by them, catching them and collecting them for their personal collection. Thanks to photography we now have a new way to capture them, one that wouldn’t lead to their death and yet we can enjoy their beauty for years to come. Read more...
Five features on your DSLR camera that you probably never useYour camera comes with three handy metering systems. If you are using a Canon system camera yours have four to boast. Thus far you probably have been using only one – matrix metering; which was set as default in the camera. While I have nothing against this very intelligent and useful metering mode, it is unfortunately, however, not the best for all situations. In a tricky lighting situation, where you need to manually assign something in the scene as middle-grey, matrix metering shouldn’t be the obvious choice. Read more...
Understanding camera metering modesAs a photographer, digital or otherwise, one thing that you need to have a good idea of is the camera metering mode. By metering, I am referring to the process of assessing the light that is reflected off a surface and then the evaluation of the right exposure values for a properly exposed picture. All modern digital cameras employ the reflected light method when it comes to metering a scene; meaning, it actually measures how much light is reflected and not how much light falls on it. This process has its own limitations, but, we shall not be delving deeper into that. Here, however, we shall be looking at how to use the right metering mode for a given scene. Read more...
How to Get Started in Wedding Photography – Part 1Weddings are not only fun but they are also one of the most solemn of occasions. Two souls unite into one and take the momentous first step towards learning how to live together, take care of together and grow old together! As a wedding photographer you have enviable task, documenting all those precious moments on the couple’s biggest day. Read more...