Before you know it, vacation time will be here. You'll want to capture lots of photos to document your experiences. It’s usually a good idea to have a bag in which to carry your camera and associated gear. But you won't want to pack too much, lest your shoulders and back start to hurt from carrying around lots of gear for long periods.
If you're planning on traveling soon, here are a few tips on how to keep your bag light.
The Golden Hour is one of the most wonderful times to shoot photos using only natural light. But there is quite a bit that goes into photos than just lighting: there is composition, exposure, and having an overall vision that you want for your end result.
The photo above was shot during the Blue Hour: the period of time right after the Golden Hour, and also known as, "Dusk." Peter Tellone shot this photo. Here's how:
This week in the news: Sony announced a killer new premium point-and-shoot; lots of new computing products came out of Computex this week; Canon's new DSLR; and Quantum also came out with a new addition to their TTL wireless trigger lineup.
Today, we feature the final piece in a mini-series of posts on alternative processes in photography: Stephen Berkman and his Wet Plate Collodion process. If this interests you, and you'd like to expand your creative palette, the F295 Annual Symposium might be the spot for you to do so.
For the next few days, we will feature a mini-series of posts on alternative processes in photography. Today, we feature Josephine Sacabo and her Photogravure process. If this interests you, and you'd like to expand your creative palette, the F295 Annual Symposium might be the spot for you to do so.
Today, we feature another piece in a mini-series of posts on alternative processes in photography. For today's post, we have John Metoyer talking about his Cyanotype process up above. If this interests you and you'd like to expand your creative palette, the F295 Annual Symposium might be the spot for you to do so.
For the next few days, we will feature a mini-series of posts on alternative processes in photography. Today, Jerry Spagnoli, who works with the Daguerreotype process, is being featured. If this interests you and you'd like to expand your creative palette, the F295 Annual Symposium might be the spot for you to do so.
I'd been saving for months and months, which seemed like a lifetime, and I didn’t even have a driver’s license yet. I’d given my savings to my dad to pick it up early that day. I sat in class, and the clock seemed to be going in reverse. I had a volleyball tournament after school, but I hoped my dad would show up before the whistle. The match started, then the second game, and then the third, yet I didn’t see him. Then, in the fourth game I saw him come in with a brown paper bag, and take a seat next to Sharon. That just killed me—not sitting next to Sharon—but knowing that in that bag was basically my life's savings. Wouldn’t you know it? We tied up the match and went into overtime. That I was spiking with all my might goes without saying. Finally, with the last serve, an ace, the match was over, and before anything else, I ran over to the bleachers. He handed me the paper bag with a big smile. I opened it, and inside I saw that brand new Minolta 200 f4 lens I’d been saving so long for. I was in love!
Editor's Note: This is a guest blog post from Moose Peterson
For the next few days, we will feature a mini-series of posts on alternative processes in photography. Today, Martha Casanave joins us to talk about her Silver Gelatin Print posted above. If this interests you and you'd like to expand your creative pallette, the F295 Annual Symposium might be the spot for you to do so.
This week in the news: Micro Four Thirds comes out with some fast new lenses; Pentax releases the toughest new entry-level DSLR on the market; Fujifilm lets Leica users adapt their lenses to their X-Pro 1, and more...
With Memorial Day coming up soon, some of the big things that we all think about are barbecues and other fun food made to celebrate. Since this is a time for rest and relaxation, it also means that it is a time to keep things simpler. Something that you will also want to probably do is take pictures of the delectable bites. We know we all love to do that! But if you want your food photos to stand out from the rest while making the workflow more simple, keep these tips in mind.
Intro photo and all others in this post are by Food Photography Expert Lou Manna.
Take a moment and think: How do you think the above photo was shot? Can you figure it out? Was it all natural light? Was it cropped in post-production?
This jaw-dropping photo of a glass frog was shot by Greg Basco, who runs Deep Green Photography. We asked him how he shot the photo above, and here's his response, with a breakdown including a lighting diagram, and also the gear he used.
Portraits can be super fun! Michael Thompson of LightenUpandShoot.com sometimes employs a very specific style of shooting. He combines street photography with portraits; he finds cool locations and interesting people, and sets up a mini-studio right there on the spot. He's done workshops on this at the B&H Event Space, but you should see if he's coming closer to your neck of the woods.
How do you think Mike shot the photo above? Read on to find out, and also be sure to check out the video showing Michael shooting the photos.
Ansel Adams once remarked that a good photograph is knowing where to stand. Where we stand—or kneel, sit, or lie—determines the camera’s point of view.
The seemingly mundane task of selecting a point of view is one of the most creative aspects of photography. When the camera’s position changes, the relationships of the visual elements in the viewfinder are rearranged. We can redesign the world as the camera sees it, simply by moving.
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