Capturing Bokeh

Capturing Bokeh

What is Bokeh? We discussed about using aperture priority mode and how it can influence Bokeh in our photos. In this article we shall discuss tips on capturing Bokeh. The word Bokeh has been taken from the Japanese dictionary and it means “blur”. Bokeh, to re-iterate, is the soft out of focus...

Metering Mode

Understanding Metering Modes

What is Camera Metering? Before we even start understanding metering modes, we will need to understand what metering is all about. Digital cameras have a light meter inside them. This light meter’s job is to ascertain the amount of light that is being reflected from a certain scene. This inherent...

Aperture Priority Mode

Working with Aperture Priority

What is Aperture? Before we start working with aperture priority mode we need to understand the meaning of aperture. Aperture denotes the opening in a lens that allows reflected light, bouncing off a subject, to enter the camera and be finally converted into electronic signals in the form of a...

Shutter Speed Priorty

Working with Shutter Priority

What is Shutter Priority Mode? Shutter priority is one of the creative manual modes and selecting it allows you to change the shutter speed of the camera while the camera selects the aperture value automatically. Some Practical Uses of the Shutter Priority Mode Shutter priority is rarely used for...

PhotoShelter Review

PhotoShelter Review

Problems of Being a Photographer Okay, here is the deal. As a photographer you need to invest in expensive equipment such as professional DSLRs, great pieces of glass, flash, filters, wireless triggers, memory cards, tripods, bags, as well as hire models, take pictures, spend hours color correcting...

Blurb Review

Blurb Review – Designing Your Own PhotoBook

How to Design Your Own PhotoBook using Blurb? Hello Photographers! This is a trying time no doubt for those of you hoping to make a decent buck or two selling your photography. The economy is still limping back to normalcy but the pace certainly reminds me of Rowan Atkinson trying to steal a moped...

Social Media Photographers

Social Media for Photographers: Facebook Marketing

An Insight into Facebook Marketing The potential to market on social media for photographers is huge. It must be an important part of any photographer’s marketing mix, if not already. Regardless of the amount of business that one is generating right now, social media can help to get the word out...

Stock Photography

How to Increase Your Stock Photos Sales

How to Cope with a Difficult Market Situation It is indeed a difficult time for photographers! Assignments are getting cancelled buyers are hard to contact and harder to convince and the appointment book now just gets a passing glance and a sigh. Related Post: 3 Stock Photographers Making Good...

Kit Lens Upgrade

Kit Lens Upgrade – What to Look for When Moving...

Is the kit lens a really cheap piece of glass? We start this discussion by clearing a popular misconception, that kit lenses are cheap pieces of optics. Well if you feel the same way, let me tell you that you are wrong! The ubiquitous kit lens is usually the first lens you use, provided by the...

Time Laps Photography

Time Lapse Photography: How to Make Stunning Time...

The secret to capturing stunning time lapse videos A relatively new genre of photography is generating a lot of interest these days. Time lapse photography is all about taking a series of photos of a scene at small intervals, keeping the focusing point and exposure unchanged and then combining them...

HDR Photography

HDR Photography Explained

How to achieve Dynamic Range in your Photos? The word HDR means High Dynamic Range. While the definition seems a bit too easy, the elaboration may need a few more words to make sense. You see, HDR photos tend to capture a very high dynamic range, meaning, they tend to capture a lot more detail from...

Wide Aperture vs. Narrow Aperture

Wide vs. Narrow Aperture: 10 Examples and Camera...

Wide vs. Narrow Aperture Wide Aperture means that the aperture value (f/stop value) is small (smaller than f/5.0). Narrow Aperture means that the aperture value (f/stop value) is big (bigger than f/5.6). An aperture value of f/5.6 can be considered as a normal aperture value. Related Article: Using...

Freelance Photographer

How to be a Freelance Photographer – Understanding...

Becoming a Freelance Photographer Wouldn’t you love the idea of being able to sell your photos? Being able to make money doing what you love doing is something that’s everybody’s dream. But not everyone becomes a national geographic photographer overnight or start getting thousand dollar...

How to become a travel Photographer

How to Become a Travel Photographer & Earn Money!

Travel Photography Tips Travel photography is an exciting genre. After all, who wouldn’t want to shoot pictures on their vacations and then make some extra cash selling them? And how about actually going on an all-expenses paid trip just so that you can take pictures? Sounds too good to be true...

How to become a sports photographer

How to Become a Sports Photographer & Make Money

Love Taking Sports Photos? Many a times when photographing our kids in the backyard or even during a school sports event we feel that we can take our skills to the next higher level and start shooting photographs on a professional basis. That, however is easier said than done. You see, there are a...

How Exposure Compensation Works

How Exposure Compensation Works – adjust the...

Exposure Compensation Exposure compensation is a very useful tool to adjust the exposure in-camera. But before we take the plunge to understand how exposure compensation works we need to understand why it is necessary to do so in the first place. The digital camera sensor You see, the need to use...

Stock Photography

6 Basic Photography Terms …you need to know!

Basic Photography Terms Explained The world of photography can often be a jungle of terms and acronyms. In this article we shall be discussing a few basic photography terms. 1. Aperture Aperture is the small opening at the front of the lens which controls the amount of light that enters the camera...

newborn photography tips

Newborn Photography Tips

Getting started in newborn photography Here are a few quick newborn photography tips that are surefire ways to make the first images of your baby truly adorable. Props and settings If you are going to use props let’s not make them clichéd. Try and take a leaf out of Queenie Liao, a mother of three...

Boudoir Photography Tips

Boudoir Photography Tips

The art of making sensual Boudoir photography Boudoir photography is not a pursuit for the soul which tends to shy away from a tense and often demanding environment that requires extreme dedication, understanding and tremendous communication skills to bring forth stunning captures which speaks for...

Headshot Photography Tips

Headshot Photography Tips

Importance & Techniques Difference between Portraits and Headshots Headshots are not the same thing as portraits. They inculcate more, in the sense that these pictures, which focuses on the head of the person, aims at bringing out the personality of the individual being photographed. These...

Outdoor Portrait Photography Tips

Outdoor Portrait Photography Tips

Shooting Portraits Outdoors In this tutorial, we shall be looking at some easy to follow outdoor portrait photography tips to improve your portraiture skills when shooting away from a studio / indoor environment. Related Post: Full Body Portrait Photography Tips Timing I wouldn't recommend shooting...

Photography Lessons for Kids

Photography Lessons For Kids

Easy to use tips for beginner photographers Dear friends, when I was growing up, my father gifted me a compact film camera and told me to click pictures of anything that interests me. That was my first camera. I had to load film rolls which was a bit trick initially so had to ask the clerk at the...

Natural Light Photography Tips

Natural Light Photography Tips (4 Easy to Implement...

Easy to use natural light photography tips Starting out in photography your first target should be to use natural light as much as possible to get properly exposed photos. The light from our sun, especially when it is indirect provides a soft, uniform light that minimizes shadows and reduces...

Photography Workshop Travel

The Best Photography Workshops, Tours and Trips in the...

Photography Workshop & Travel As photography becomes a more popular pastime, more and more people are choosing to go on photography holidays and tours, or spend time at a photography workshop away from their home town. If you are interested in spending your free time at a photography workshop...

Free Photography Tutorials

Review of Free Online Photography Tutorials

Photography Tutorials If you have just purchased an SLR camera, it is worth taking the time to do a few photography tutorials so that you know how to use the camera and understand what makes a good picture. SLR Lounge – Learn the basics If you are more used to a non-digital device, you may...

Photography for Beginners: Light

Photography for Beginners: The Importance of Light

Why Light Matters so Much The word photography is derived from the Greek words “photo” and “graphy“. Photo means light and Graphy means drawing or writing, therefore the word photography effectively means drawing with light. Read more about the origin of the word photography...

Free Photography Online courses

3 Tips for Free Online Photography Courses

The power of images can be immense and the power of using images to connect with people is indisputable. It has been said that a picture is worth one thousand words, but where does this leave people who think they have no talent when it comes to photography? Given time and the right equipment...

Understanding the Exposure Triangle

Exposure Triangle 1. Shutter Speed 2. Aperture 3. ISO If you are just branching out into SLR photography, you may be starting to pluck up the courage to play about with the non-auto settings and try out some of the camera's manual capabilities. But before you do that, let us understand the Exposure...

How to learn Photography

How to learn photography: The best e-books

If you want to know how to learn photography, you may want to get hold of an e-book to explain the basics to you. Although much of the basics of photography are actually learnt by doing, reading an e-book on how to learn photography can help you to pick up the basics, which you can experiment with...

How to take engagement photos: smiling couple with red gift box in autumn park

How to Take Engagement Photos

How to not mess up your Engagement Photo The first thing to contemplate when taking great quality engagement photos is the camera equipment. Mobile phones take reasonably good pictures but you need to consider whether using a more professional camera might be your best option. It is not as...

Studio Photography Lighting

Studio Photography Lighting & Equipment to get...

Today, the advances in technology have made easier for us to turn a hobby into a promising business. If you have camera equipment, experience, and the needed skills, you can start a studio photography business. You can set one of many rooms in your home as a studio, it’s such a cheaper option than...

Food Photography

Food Photography: Do & Don’ts

We all know that people (figuratively) eat with their eyes. Therefore, the lighting, staging, background, and angles of great food photography can turn an average shot of food into a delicious plate of mouthwatering cuisine. There are a few things to consider, dos and don’ts when setting up to...

Professional Photographer Jobs

Best Paid Photography Jobs

Freelance Photographer Vs. Professional Photographer To become a great photographer (and get a well-paid photography job), just buying professional photography gear, will not be enough. Malcolm Gladwell repeatedly mentions in his book “Outliers: The Story of Success” the “10,000...

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography: Learn from Great Photographers

What You can Learn from the Pros Capturing beautiful landscape photography is one of the most exciting moments. When you get the perfect shot, you're able to share it with many people.  They'll be able to see your landscape photography and interpret it with their own eyes.   Like a book, pictures...

Boudoir Photography History

Boudoir Photography (History, Photographers, Tips)

Boudoir Photography Boudoir photography is the art of taking sexy and classy photos, mainly of female subjects. It features sensual and stylish poses mostly in lingerie, dressing gowns or half nudes. It stresses more on the aesthetic qualities of the subject instead of the image's sexually...