Whether you’re the family historian, a tech aficionado bestowed with the camera, or simply looking for intentional practice in the comfort of a gathering, here’s a list of tips that will help you make images you’re proud to share with your friends family – images that tell the story of your event rather then just snapshots of it.
Kyle Seidler is a skateboard photographer based in the Long Beach, CA. His works can be seen in Thrasher and Transworld Skateboarding. Currently, he’s a staff photographer for Sole Technology which is a collection of skate brands such as Etnies, Emerica, Altamont, and éS. He also stays busy as a freelancer, traveling with brands and working with magazines pitching articles. We sat down with Kyle to talk about his work, his process, and what it takes to break into the competitive skateboarding community.
Digital video aspect ratios have caused a little bit of confusion among beginner filmmakers. Learn the difference between DAR, PAR, and SAR and how they affect HD video.
We’re now renting cameras converted for UV sensitivity, standard IR, full spectrum IR, and H-Alpha. Learn what each of these unique modifications can do for your imagery.
There are some important things to consider when deciding which wide angle lens is best for you. Here are our recommendations for Canon shooters.
Traveling the American West in an RV full time has allowed me to discover incredible locations. Here are some of my favorite areas for landscape photography due to their variety of photographic opportunities. I also include a few little-known areas so that you can capture unique shots.
The more challenging the shooting environment, the better the camera needs to be. Photography is all about capturing light and situations with very little light can provide a challenge for even the best of cameras. Here is some info on what makes a good low light camera and some recommendations for the best ones on the market.
Aquatic photography requires a new approach on almost all levels, from learning how to adapt to new gear to customizing your camera’s menu and buttons and dealing with a different set of rules for how light behaves in water. Set started with this essential guide.
Arts-based community programs have a profound effect on productivity and embarking on personal projects improve creative quality of life. Discover the importance of a making art for yourself through the inspirational work of Michael Paul Smith.
With so many options on the market, picking the perfect portrait lens can be a challenge. We’ll talk about some of the things to look for when choosing a lens for portrait photography and recommend a few of our favorites.
Find out what beauty and fashion photographer Daryna Barykina uses to shoot studio-like strobe portraits in the mid-day sun.
If you notice dust on your lens that you want to clean, use the following cleaning methods to prevent damage.
Today’s digital cameras now allow us to record night sky scenes that escape our naked eyes. Here are some valuable tips to know before you head out to photograph your first star time-lapse, including what to set your interval at, when to use manual modes, and how to combat flicker.
Correctly taking advantage of a backlit situation has the potential to unlock eye-catching images with its inherent atmospheric and artistic quality of light. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you begin experimenting.
Standing under crisp, dark skies as the magical aurora colors the heavens and lights up the landscape all around you is something everyone should experience. However, aurorae are tricky to photograph, so here is some good info on how to successfully capture them.
When it comes to choosing a camera for travel photography there are some important factors to consider. Camera options are as varied as the types of photographers out there, so it helps to know what you are looking for. Here are some of our recommendations.
When the lights go down in the city, magic happens! How do you harness the incredible low-light capabilities of today’s DSLR cameras to create stunning urban nightscapes? With a solid combination of technical knowledge, gear, planning, and imagination, you can create incredible images in any city. Here’re some tips to get you started.
There are many types of vlogs out there but they all have one thing in common: a good camera. You must consider things like budget, portability, image and audio quality, recording time, and battery life. Here are some of the most popular cameras for vloggers to fit every need and budget.
Making images underwater is a totally new world for creativity and expression. However, shooting in the water takes a unique degree of preparation and equipment. I’ll share some of the methods I use to make pictures below the surface.
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We’ve redesigned our mobile site for easier use on the go. It’s like having an entire camera store in your pocket! Here are some of our key features.
Do you ever wonder why you’re not nailing focus despite being told that your camera and lens are both fast and sharp enough for the job? It might not be because you’re missing the moment or going soft in the eyes. The solution might be buried in your settings.
Get recommendations on the top DSLRs for home movies, plus more!
Discover the best places, time of year, and smartphone tools you’ll need for great Milky Way nightscapes.
Do something a little different for your next party or event. Many go straight to setting up a photo booth but why not a video booth? Video might seem more complicated and expensive but we’ll show you just how easy it can be and the results will wow your guests.
Kenneth M. Ruggiano’s work has appeared in ESPN The Magazine, Sports Illustrated, The Hollywood Reporter and Golf Digest. Recently, he tackled a project that required some unique solutions and some very lightweight gear. Find out his outside-the-box solution for mounting a camera to an Olympic-style crossbar.
Product and fashion photographer June Kim has a tailor-made way about crafting images for her clients. Here, she outlines her workflow for product shoots by detailing her equipment choices and demonstrating how to successfully light a tabletop setup, plus how to create a seamless browsing experience for potential consumers.
We all know that without light there isn’t going to be a photograph. There are many different qualities of light and different directions to light, all of which can be accessed with the sun as our source. Every photographer strives to create imagery with the most dramatic and vivid light. This occurs naturally near sunrise and sunset but many of us forget about additional aspects of the sun that we can use to our advantage.
Beauty photographer Daryna Barynka shares her lighting setup and settings to produce unique, long exposure portraits with gels and glitter.
In just 2 minutes you can learn to overcome a creative plateau and become the artist you’ve always envisioned.
Graduation ceremonies can be extremely difficult to cover. You are either shooting in dark stadiums or out on football fields in midday sun. There are gobs of people but only 1 star you care about – and they are being pulled in a million directions by teachers and classmates. You won’t get second chances on most shots so here are 3 quick lessons you must learn (or reacquaint yourself with) before the big day.
Documenting the critically endangered brown spider monkey is a difficult job for cinematographers but it is even harder on gear. We discuss what to expect when shooting in Colombian jungles.
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