When we photograph snow, we need to pay closer attention to the light meters in our cameras. While all manufacturers have different terms and technologies for what their in-camera meters do, all of them basically function the same. Here is a breakdown of what they are and how to use them properly for great winter wonderland shots.
Looking to upgrade from your smartphone but not ready to drop money on a DSLR? Read on as we evaluate our favorite picks for compact point-and-shoot cameras.
Quickly learn what a macro lens actually is and the benefits of using one. We outline a few beginner shooting tips, including info on remote shutter releases, focus stacking, and types of lighting to use. Also, explore some of our favorite macro lenses!
Telephoto lenses are incredibly popular among both amateur and professional photographers. Zooming in safely on far away subjects, taking flattering, bokeh-rich portraits, and creating the “compression” illusion are among the many benefits of telephotos. A good telephoto lens can help you take your photography to the next level. Here are some of the reasons photographers love telephoto lenses so much and a few of our recommended lengths.
I’ll take you step-by-step through my Lightroom editing process, which is a straightforward way to approach RAW files to get the final product you want without having to go into Photoshop or use any special plug-ins.
When shooting into pools of water, you sometimes run across problems with sharpness in your images. Here are a couple of ways to combat this using some sea urchin I photographed in Hawaii as an example.
Photographing lava can be challenging. Here are some tips for beginners (and reminders for seasoned shooters) on what to expect when exploring this fascinating and gorgeous terrain.
Using the idea of lens compression and telephotos lenses, I am able to pair a very dramatic backdrop with a compelling subject for unique “giant sun” portraits – and so can you with a few simple steps and some practice.
On August 21st a total solar eclipse will cross the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. Discover online maps and electronic scouting tools to help you plan where and how to photograph it, explore what gear you’ll need to get the best eclipse images possible, and learn the camera settings and technical strategies to capture those images.
An introduction to camera tethering from Tether Tools, who make high-speed tethering cables that are the choice of professional photographers and videographers everywhere. Learn what tethering is, why it’s important, what software supports it, and more.