Photography is a lot like life, learn to focus on what matters.
Nikon released new firmware updates for the D600, D610 and D750 DSLR cameras:
At first, you may think it’s crazy to believe you can improve your photography by photographing your meals. But it's true. Like in all things, practice makes you better. Practice makes perfect, as they say. Most of us don't get near enough practice on our craft.
The Super Blood Moon is coming this weekend! This could be a breathtaking event. If skies are clear, will see the color of the moon change from a silvery white to a coppery red. So get out your cameras and let’s capture some moon light. The moon will turn coppery red over the on Sunday night This will be the last total lunar eclipse of the decade.
Today Dec 21. 2018, we have the start of winter, and the Cold Moon on the 22nd. In December, winter sets in and the Full Moon is called the Cold Moon.
Canon's L series lenses are known for being one of best, and highest quality optics in the industry. Canon glass produces stunning image quality and color rendition that very few brands can match. However Canon L glass but their price tag can to be quite high. Canon never lets you forget the “L” stands for luxury! However, right now Canon has a great deal it's 100mm Macro lens. Actually, for the price, it's a total steal right now..
The world famous 50mm Prime Lens, better known as the infamous “Nifty Fifty”. Dollar for dollar, you would be hard pressed to beat it. A prime 50mm will outshine any kit lens and even outshines most zooms too.
It’s time to “fall back in the fall.” Daylight Saving Time ends early tomorrow morning, so be sure to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night. But don't forget about your cameras!
So don't ever let a lack of gear be a excuse not to shoot. Being inventive allows you to increase your creativity!
We all get in a creative slump from time to time. I absolutely loathe when it happens to me. I will search high and low for inspiration and still nothing moves me to create or be creative. Over the years I think I have found a method to help turn things around.
I get asked this question all the time. Which lens to buy for photowalking? Now I don't normally give away trade secrets, but here it is.. Be sure and write this down
Photographers take great care to show their photos at there best, and would never think of letting you see a raw unfinished photo. What's the difference between a snapshot and a masterpiece? Sometimes it's just the ability to see the picture in the picture.
Are you tired of the same old tired looking snapshots of your friends and family? Give your photos a twist, or to be more accurate, give your photos a Dutch Tilt. A Dutch Tilt is a cinematic technique used to portray the uneasiness or tension in the subject being filmed. I personally think the Dutch Tilt offers much more to photos than it's definition. I think the Dutch Tilt can bring more interestingness to any photo.
You’ve just taken the perfectly composed landscape shot! – or have you? The moment could be lost, so you need to review the image on your camera’s back LCD screen before you leave your location. But the bright daylight is glaring off the screen.
October is one of the best times for a photowalk. October offers a window of opportunity for photographing fall colors at their peak. The window for capturing dramatic and dynamic fall images is short. Don’t put off taking that photo because fall is a time of change, and you think things will look the same tomorrow, but they won't. Here are some basic tips for photographing in the fall.
So how often do you check your sensor for dirt and dust? I bet most of you would answer never! It’s really important and saves you editing time. I suggest you do so before every shoot. Never take it for granted that the sensor looks clean based upon the last shot you’ve taken. The subject matter can hide many dust spots within the image that you only become aware of when the conditions are just right.
Creating that fine art matte look is incredibly easy in photoshop. In fact it only takes a single adjustment layer. So let’s get started, but promise me you won’t tell anyone our secret. :-)
Learn how to access Photoshop's little known color picker to sample colors from anywhere outside of photoshop! Don't tell anyone! it's Top Secret!
Being laid up with a bum leg for so long. Doctor says I have at least another 30 days of bed rest while things heal. You could say I got screwed! (pun intended) I've taken the opportunity to really deep dive into Capture One Pro 11 and put it through its paces.
Making your photos more interesting by ensuring that the subject matter is the area of focus. It's all too common for beginner photographers to take snapshots where a person viewing the photo doesn't know where to focus he/her attention, causing their eye to scan across the photo trying to find out what the area of focus should be.
It's not often that I'm impressed with gear, but this Canon 135mm f/2 lens is absolutely, without a doubt, unquestionably, one of the sharpest lenses I've ever used. It's extremely sharp even wide open, It produces some wonderfully creamy bokeh. It focuses quietly, smoothly and most importantly quickly.
People all the all time under estimate the power of Adobe Lightroom. For the most part Lightroom can cover 90% of a photographers editing needs. Today I show you how to remove a sunburn and even apply tan lines using just the HSL panel in Lightroom. You just wont believe how easy it is!
Frequency Separation helps make retouching a portrait easier in Photoshop. Frequency separation works because it allows you to separate the Texture of an image from the tone and Color. When retouching you can focus on just the texture or the skin beneath it. It sounds quite complicated but in practice, it is actually quite simple.
Panning is a great technique to help create the illusion of motion in your photos. With panning, you create motion by actually moving the camera with the subject in a panning motion.
The Department of Homeland Security’s newest campaign is teaching people how to “recognize the signs of terrorism-related suspicious activity” and to report it to local law enforcement agencies–and one of these signs just so happens to be photography.
A lot of people ask why on earth, would you still shoot in Black & White when our cameras are able to produce such true vivid color that represents the world as we actually see it.
You've probably been saving your photos as JPG for years, and never gave it a second thought. Most of us simply bypass the jpg format option screen by accepting whatever the default values are and go about our day. Let's face it JPG format options isn't exactly a sexy topic. But we really should understand our options exactly what they do.
Shooting fireworks is easy if you follow some basic steps.
Sometimes as creatives, we simply get burned out. It can feel like your passion may no longer be alive. A time in your photographic life where just the idea of picking up your camera is exhausting. So what can you do?
Okay creatives! Submit your best photo for critique. Each week I'll select a few photos and critique them live online.