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.
A quick primer on everything you need to know about sensor size and what it means for your photography, plus a list of great sensor comparison tools to try out!
Move beyond mediocre in the new year with 3 important settings beginners often overlook. Get started today practicing these key things for camera proficiency and better photography.
In photography, light is controlled by the “exposure triangle”, which is made up of ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. These three components act together to determine exposure and understanding how they work will help take your photography to the next level.
Portraiture may seem simple and straightforward but it can actually be quite difficult. Taking good portraits requires a good understanding of light and knowledge of how to pose your subjects and get the kind of expressions you want. It is a skill that comes with time and practice. Here are some tips to get you started.
Ever wonder why your camera may take a photo differently than someone else’s? You were standing in the same spot, focusing on the same thing, but your photo looks vastly different when you start to examine it closer. This article will help explain the physical phenomenon of why appearances change from camera to camera using real world photos. You will learn how to use crop factor multipliers on both your focal length and aperture to your advantage.
There are few better places to take pictures than in a National Park. And, if you’ve been to a park recently you many have seen a lot of people taking a lot of pictures! However, quantity does not equal quality. With a little thoughtfulness around how you approach the art and technique of photography you will be surprised not only with the quality of your shots but also with your relations with other park visitors, the animals that live in the park, and the feeling you may develop for your subject matter.