The goal of Shutter Speed Chart is to summarize and illustrate the different aspects of Shutter Speed to help photographers to master Shutter Speed to get well-exposed photos and to embrace it as an artistic tool.
The winter season offers landscape and travel photographers unique opportunities that cannot be replicated.
Since shooting and editing winter landscapes presents a different set of challenges, I have separated this article into two parts. First, we tackle the challenges of shooting and, then, we take on the challenges of post-processing.
Beach photography is often perceived as a glamorous and exotic photography genre. But, if you want to excel in beach photography, you must learn how to overcome some of the unique challenges that come with the genre especially in dealing with the harsh environment.
I hope that my top beach photography tips will help you take better photographs during your next family vacation or weekend getaway to the beach!
Here is the biggest paradox of photography—the abundance of light does not always translate into great photographs. Actually, it is entirely the opposite. The most interesting and impactful photos are produced when light is lacking or the lighting conditions are extreme.
This is why learning to deal with low light in your photography is one of the most important and fundamental skills that you must master.
The beauty of sunset photography is that it produces different visual effects in a very short period of time because the quality of light constantly changes. At the same time, it creates complexity. And you, as a photographer, must be ready for the changes and adjust your photography technique accordingly
To help you take control of your sunset photography, I put together a list of sunset photography tips.
At some point in the photography journey, every photographer entertains the possibility of getting into astrophotography. But, for many beginners, it is a scary proposition because of two major misconceptions ...
This article will cover tips to make your portrait photography fit your travels. Addressing topics about attitude, settings, and even gear will give you the confidence necessary to make portraits a part of your travel photography.
With today’s performant cameras and complex photography editing tools, one might think that amazing outdoor shots can be captured by anyone. However, if you want to follow in the footsteps of some brilliant outdoor photographers, you still need to master skills and knowledge.
Today we rounded up 15 outdoor photography tips from professional photographers and artists on how to capture outstanding outdoor shots.
When I was planning my January trip to Hawaii , I knew that rain could be a potential problem every day of my short trip and, because of this, I started to explore some options and hacks on how to protect my camera, at least temporarily. After I tested a few options, I settled on the one that seemed the simplest and the cheapest.
In photography, the aperture is arguably the most important parameter of the camera.
Since photographers are visual creatures, I put together the F-Stop Chart that graphically illustrates the different aspects of aperture and its relationship with the lens, F-stop, depth of field and light.
Creating abstract landscapes is an advanced technique in photography. Before you can fully take advantage of this kind of composition, it requires a photographer to be fully comfortable with the general concept of composition and how to apply it in different situations and different types of photography. And, even when you are comfortable, it still takes time and practice to produce meaningful abstracts.
To help you accelerate the learning process, I want to share with you a very simple technique to start producing stunning landscape abstracts with ease.
After realizing that I use the ND filter less and less because I cannot afford to spend enough time to set everything up properly at every seascape I want to photograph during my travels, I started looking for alternatives.
My goal was to find a way to accomplish the long exposure effect in the water and in the sky without spending too much time on preparations.
As you have probably noticed, landscapes are the most important part of my travel photography. They represent approximately 70% of the total photos I take. After shooting landscapes for years, I have specific criteria for what I look for when choosing my next camera.
So, what is the most important parameter in choosing the best camera for landscape photography?
When we start using telephoto lenses and learn the differences on how they affect our photography in comparison to wide angle lenses, some of the concepts are obvious and easy to understand because of our previous experiences.
When we read that telephoto lenses bring objects closer, it is a very obvious concept because we have all used binoculars at some point in our life.
But, when we learn about the telephoto lens “perspective compression effect”, it doesn’t always resonate right away.
Street photography as a style has its own group of tips, techniques, and ethical considerations. And if you apply street photography tips and guidelines correctly they will tremendously enrich your travel photography.
For instance, travel to new cities means trying to capture the flavor of an unfamiliar setting. Knowing a few tips will allow you to focus on observing instead of worrying about settings. It will make it easier to concentrate on looking for the situations that showcase how people interact with the environment.
Let’s take a look at a few things to learn, and a few things to avoid, in street photography that will make your travel photography stronger.
Would you like to create powerful landscape photos that make the viewer feel immersed in the scene? Of course you would.
One of the ways photographers achieve this is by creating a sense of depth to make the photo seem more three dimensional and realistic.