AF Tricks and Tips for Wildlife PhotographyWhen it comes to wildlife photography, choosing the right auto-focusing mode can often make the difference between getting a perfect action photo and missing an incredible moment. Your digital SLR camera has a number of shooting options. Which, when activated, can be give you the leverage you need in order to nail a shot on the first attempt. I am referring to auto-focusing modes and the various custom AF settings on your camera. Read more...
How to use the Panning mode in photographyPanning is the technique of going with the flow of a moving subject to make images. The movement of the camera should be at the same vector as the subject and at the same speed, while the exposures are clicked. Ideally, panning movements are used to shoot not one but a series of images and is a technique that is used in sports, wildlife and at times in everyday photography as well. Read more...
Five Natural Light Shooting TipsYou may have heard, nature and natural light photographers often say this – you must head out at least an hour before the sun peeks behind the trees. These photographers who have made a career out of shooting in natural light understand the tremendous significance of the early morning light. The early morning light (and for that matter the late afternoon light as well) is slanted, it comes at an angle that is almost parallel to the surface of the earth. What it does is it highlights textures, brings to life details like no other light can. Read more...
How to grow your photography business – pricing tipsPardon me for saying this, but not a good deal of photographers quite know how to price themselves. They either overshot, asking for more money than what is reasonable, losing clients in the process or worse, undercharge, thereby losing a good deal of money. Either way, they lose money every time they meet clients or work on assignments. Read more...
The Comparative Analysis of Outsourcing against Making Your Own PrintsThere are a number of reasons for which you may want to outsource printing your images to a lab or online printing service. It is relatively cheaper and also hassle-free to not print at home. To start off you wouldn’t need to maintain a printer. Photo printers can cost a lot of money and if your requirements isn’t large then it certainly does not make sense to invest in one. Read more...
How to Price Yourself as a PhotographerA question often asked by entry level protogs is how much to charge for their services. Many find it difficult to assess their own value, a major constraint in the path of a promising career. The problem is more often than not beginner professional photographers don’t know how much is an accurate estimation of the value that they bring on to the table. Read more...
How to Make Your Backgrounds Blurred

Sometimes you may need to blur out the background of your images. Let’s say you are shooting portraiture outdoors and there is a cluttered background which you don’t want to incorporate into the final image. Well you could possibly move the subject away from that spot and place her somewhere with a nicer background. But, sometimes, moving the subject may not be feasible as the lighting may change or the location being a bit cluttered overall may not allow you too much flexibility, like in the image below. So what do you do in a situation like this? There is an easier and more practical method.

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