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Best Low Light Digital Cameras 2017

Review of the Best Low Light Cameras (2017 Picks)

The Best Low Light Cameras This is a list of the best low light cameras in 2017. The list documents some tried and tested designs as well as some new designs with improved sensor and processing technology. Best Low Light Cameras for (2017 Picks) Sony Alpha a7S II @   Nikon D5 @   Canon 5D Mark IV @...

How to Make a Full Body Portrait (Tips & Tricks)

How to Make Full Body Portraits

Learn How to Make the Perfect Full Body Portrait Photo. What Lens to use, which Lighting to Pick and how to Posture for a Great Portrait (from tip to toe).

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Light & Photography 101

Why Light Matters What is the most important aspect of photography?  Some would say it is the camera or the lens. Others would say it is the ‘photographic sense’ something that is acquired by most over years of practice while a rare few are born with it. And some would even say traveling because...

Taking Sharp Images: 11 Easy Tips for Beginners

How to Make Absolutely Sharp Images

12 Tips to Avoid Blur Pictures Whether you are interested in landscape photography or portraiture, or anything else in between, getting a sharp image is something that is always the top priority for every photographer. Image sharpness, however, depends on some things. Today, we are going to learn...

How to Take Better Vacation Photos

How to Take Better Vacation Photos (9 Tips You Must...

Tips to Shoot Better Vacation Photos It is that time of the year again. With the brisk northerly wind blowing in and schools shutting down for full two weeks, people have started to leave behind their maddening city lives for a couple of weeks of tranquility and rejuvenation. Vacations are also the...

using off camera flash

How to Use Off-Camera Flash

Off-Camera Flash Tips Before you begin to read this article let me clear one thing. It is understood that you already own one or several external flash units because owning one is a prerequisite to making the most of the content in this article. If you own more than one and are using them in tandem...

5 Essential Product Photography Tips

Must Know Product Photography Tips

How to Improve your Product Photos Product photography is a lucrative avenue for budding photography professionals. However getting started can be a bit intimidating, especially with all the gear that we frequently get to hear about. To start off you need a few things… a curved white...

Baby Photography Tips

Proven Baby Photography Tips

7 Simple Baby Photography Tips It’s a beautiful moment when you welcome a little one into your family. As the father of a five-year-old, I remember her first days, when she would sleep most of the time and I would wait patiently to hold her in my arms.  But in those busy first few days, one should...

Photography Beginner Tips

10 Photography Tips for Beginners: SLR in Non-Auto Mode

Tips for Photography Beginners Buying a new SLR camera can be a very rewarding experience, but as tempting as it is to stick with auto mode, you will find that you often take your best pictures when you dare to step out of your comfort zone. Reading a few photography tips for beginners or looking...

How to give a positive vibe to an image

How to Give Positive Vibes to Your Images

4 Tips to Spice Up Your Pics One of the challenges often faced by photographers is to give their images a positive vibe. If you are shooting portraits you know without doubts, that some images require just a plain old profile shot and others, where you are specifically requested, will have to give...

Landscape Photography Tips

Landscape Photography Tips: Beat the Challenge!

5 Landscape Photography Tips For the true landscape photographer what matters most is not his gear but his ability to be at the right place at the right time. You have got to believe it when the greatest landscape photographer of all times Ansel Adams says – “Sometimes I arrive just when God's...

Color Gels for Flash

Using Color Gels when Working with Flash

How to Use Color Gels for Flash A challenge for pro photographers, and for that matter even amateur photographers, is color correcting for ambient light, especially when they are firing a flash at the subject. There are a number of techniques used by beginner photographers, such as using a gray...

Scott Kelby: Learn from the Best

Helpful Photography Tips from a Professional

What We Can Learn from Scott Kelby The simplest of ways one can grow as a photographer is by watching what the pros like Scott Kelby do and try to understand their methods and how they approach a situation and create an image. One should try and imbibe those in their own photography. The internet...

Real Estate Photography Tips

How to Make Your Real Estate Photos Shine

Sure-Fire Real Estate Photography Tips… …to Capture Great Real Estate Shots Even if you are not a professional real estate photographer these simple to use real estate photography tips can help you to capture some captivating photos of your own home, if it is but only to impress a...

best continuous lighting kit

The Best Continuous Lighting Kits Reviewed

Best Continuous Lighting Kits This review is a listing of the best continuous lighting kit available on Amazon for under $500. Continuous lighting has many advantages over flashes and strobes. By continuous light, I am referring to continuous external lights. This light is stable and can easily be...

Neewer Table Top Photography

Review: Neewer Table Top Lighting Kit

The Neewer Table Top Photography Studio Lighting Kit Table top photography, especially where you want to photograph jewelry, small items like handicrafts, watches, shoes etc. requires bright white and balanced daylight which can highlight the products. The Neewer Table Top Photography Studio...

StudioPro Lighting Kit

A review of the StudioPRO 2500W Continuous Lighting Kit

Review of the StudioPRO 2500 Watt Photography Continuous Video & Photo Studio Softbox Lighting Light Kit – 20×28″ – Softbox with One-Quick EZ Setup Softbox and Boom Arm With Bag The StudioPRO 2500 watt is a three light setup consisting of a set of three softboxes, light...

LimoStudio Lights Review

LimoStudio Lights Review

Review: Portrait Studio 600W Day Light Umbrella Continuous Lighting Kit by LimoStudio In this LimoStudio lights review, we are looking at the highly rated Portrait Studio 600W Day Light Umbrella (LMS103). This lighting kit is ideal for producing professional quality portrait imagery. If you are...

Best Accessories Pro Photographer

Best Accessories for the Pro Photographer

This Photography Accessories Will Make You A Pro Better Flash Lights What is better than one light? Two. Two lights allow you to create depth and dimension in your images. Essentially all photography is two dimensional. But the problem is we attempt to showcase a three-dimensional scene in that two...

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How to shoot sharp portraits handheld in low light

Shooting sharp low light handheld portraits How often are you faced with a situation where you want to make a portrait image and the light is extremely low? Normally, when we attempt shooting portraits handheld in bright light, we set the shutter speed to something very high. The idea is to freeze...

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Playing Around With External Lights (Part 3)

Learn Contrast & Background Lighting In the concluding part of this three-part series on Playing around with external lights we delve into creating contrasting lighting using grids. We also learn how to illuminate your background and create clamshell lighting and lighting triangles. Contrasty...

Low Key Light Photography

Understanding External Lights

High Key vs. Low Key Lighting In the first part of this three-part series on playing around with external lights, we learned the importance of light. We also learned how we can use external lights in a situation where there is an abundant quantity of light. Related Content: Playing around with...

External Lights

Playing around with external lights – Part 1

The magic of external lights Earlier we learnt about the nature of light and how different types of light sources can have an impact on our photography. We also learnt how the quality and color tone of the light is impacted by the time of the day, which also has a bearing on our photography...

Shooting during the blue hour

Shooting During the Blue Hour

Don't Miss this Twilight Photography Tips While almost everyone in the photography fraternity knows about the golden hour, not much is actually discussed about the “blue hour”. No wonder, people who shoot at the golden hour of the day pack their gear and leave for the comfort of their hotel rooms...

How to photography lightning

How To Make Amazing Photographs of Lightning

How to Photograph Lightning? A few days ago a smallish thunderstorm hit our city. While enjoying the strong cool wind on my face and chilling out on a welcome change of weather, after a prolonged hot and humid spell, I was observing the flashes of lightning in the sky. While I was trying to explain...

High Key Photography

How High Key Photography Works: 3 Must Know Tips

An Introduction to High Key Photography High Key Photography denotes an overabundance of brightness in an image. Whenever you see an image that seems to have a positive feeling about it, say an advertisement for a clinic or hospital, an image of a smiling baby, a bride on her wedding day wearing...

Hand held light meter

Hand held light meter vs. built-in light meter

Drawbacks of the built-in light meter One of the biggest disadvantages of using the built-in light meter of your camera is that it does not give you an incident reading. Incident reading is the best way to meter for a scene when it is front lit. Unlike in reflected light reading, this method does...

Whit Background Portrait

Total White Background Portrait Photos

How To Make Pure White Look Pure White in Your Images One of the challenges that we face in a studio environment when shooting portraits is to make the white background of our photos appear truly white, and that is even after using a pure white backdrop. As you can imagine a true white background...

Planning Shots

The importance of planning your shots before shooting

Planning Your Shots In Advance A lot of amateur photographers are guilty of this, shooting too early and mistiming it. In photography parlance this is no less a crime because a mistimed shot is a wasted opportunity. Especially, if that wasted opportunity pertains to a priceless moment. Will you...

Indoor Photography without Flash

Shooting Indoor Photography Sans Flash

The Question A friend of mine asked me recently why he can’t get any decent enough exposures when shooting indoors sans flash. I am not a big fan of the built-in flash. So, curiously I asked him what he had been doing. He said, he had been trying to shoot portraits using his 18-105mm VR lens in the...

The 5 Essential DIY Photography Studio Equipments

DIY Photography Studio When it comes to setting up a photography studio, there are several essential types of equipment that are needed to create a complete studio. Each of these important equipment serves a unique purpose and helps to produce well-lighted and perfect images. Some might think that...

Easy Guide to DIY Product Photography

Business owners who own an ecommerce site might cringe if they are to hear the cost that they will have to pay to hire a professional photographer to take photos of their inventory products. Professional and qualified photographers usually own a studio that comes with a whole set of high-end...

White Balance

Understanding White Balance

White Balance White balance is an important tool of your camera and even some professional photographers are sometimes not sure how to get it right. They simply keep the white balance to auto and shoot away. But auto white balance can be wrong so often, especially when you are shooting in different...

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...

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...