I’m like a lot of photographers. I want to shoot more often. And one big reason I don’t shoot as much as I like is that I waste too much time reading about gear.
Nothing like a bit of surprise weaponry and armor to transform a romantic photoshoot into something else entirely. That’s what happened to Alex of Alexandria Photography when, in the middle of a romantic engagement shoot, she and her clients were photobombed by an enthusiastic group of LARPers!
The weather doesn’t always cooperate when you’re shooting on-location. So what do you if you’re faced with a dreary grey sky and waiting for clearer weather isn’t an option? This quick tip by photographer David Bergman might help.
Photographer Andreas Geh wasn’t going to enter his photo of a goosander family into any competitions, but friends and fellow photographers insisted. And it’s a good thing they did, because Geh’s photo earned him the title of GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2016.
June 21, 2011. “You want to shoot Prince’s European Tour? Need to know ASAP.”
Shutter speed is one of the first elements of photography that you learn as a beginner. Learning how to control your camera’s shutter speed to make sure your images are sharp and well exposed is Photography 101. Learning how to use shutter speed creatively to manipulate the look and feel of an image is something else entirely, and something that I continue to experiment with a lot.
Leica has just debuted the much-anticipated and much-rumored Leica M-D (Typ 262). It’s the first production M-Series Leica that leaves out the LCD screen—a camera for photographers with a love of simplicity, a dislike of chimping, and a desire to live in the past and future of photography simultaneously.
Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:
“How do I take better photos?”
I was extremely lucky to have many talented and generous photographers take me under their wing to show me the ropes. Without their valuable advice there is no way I would have become the photographer I am today.
Ironically, the number one question I now get asked as an Open producer is “How do I take better photos?”
So along with some tips that I’ve picked up over the years, I’ve recruited some outstanding snappers across Australia to share their own secret techniques about how they take their photos to the next level.
It took 2 months for photographer and filmmaker Mathieu Stern to create his haunting short film “Alone in Paris.” That’s because it wasn’t shot at odd hours when Paris’ streets were empty… every scene was shot at 2pm on a weekday and then painstakingly cleaned up in Photoshop!
Get to know people, forget the rules, don’t read books on composition, embrace imperfection, print your photos, and more… Here are 43 amateurish tips for capturing better images.
If you’re a big Fuji fan, chances are you’re waiting with bated breath for the official announcement of the much-rumored X-T2. But while the news hasn’t dropped just yet, new images of the upcoming shooter just leaked!
The future of wearable camera technology is a contact lens. At least, that’s what Google, Samsung, and now Sony seem to think. All three have patented their own contact lens cams in the last 2 years.
Travel photography master Bob Holmes is back in the studio with the folks at Advance Your Photography talking about how to shoot that ‘National Geographic style’. In the last interview he was talking about composition, this time he dives into the intricacies of lighting.
At just 23 years old, Paris-based photographer and Photoshop artist Vincent Bourilhon is already showing more creative chops than some artists two and three times his age. His striking, surreal Photoshop creations explore the meaning and function of everyday objects in strange new ways.
Editor’s note: This is a piece by photographers Bryan Formhals and Blake Andrews on how famous photographers’ styles are copied over and over again. Please do not read or comment if you take things too seriously.
The other day while reading the Internet I came across “The 10 Most Harmful Novels for Aspiring Writers.” I wondered whether there could be a list for photographers as well. I thought about it and then sent my list to Blake Andrews to see if he wanted to contribute and have some fun with it. Here’s what we came up with.
Here’s a helpful little infographic that has been floating around the Web. It’s a simple look at how the “exposure triangle” — aperture, shutter speed, and ISO — affect the outcome of photographs. It’s not a complete picture, …
The Canon 5D Mark IV is one of the most anticipated DSLR releases on the horizon, and yesterday we got our first peek at what kind of specs the full-frame SLR may be sporting when it finally makes its debut in about 4 months.
Fujifilm just discontinued the not-quite-popular X30, and while some might think this means an X40 is coming soon, they should think again. Fuji may never put another 2/3-inch sensor into an X-Series camera again.
Once this was the most glorious building of Romania but since 1990 it’s been abandoned and slowly but surely falling apart. The building is now listed as a historic monument by the Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs of Romania.
Of all the camera lenses offered on Amazon, the $26,000 35-pound giant green Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 probably has the funniest customer reviews and images.