Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Action Photo Tips | Using Wide-Angle Lens

How to photograph action and movement, I show you a few tricks for photographing cyclists. Using a slower shutter speed and wide angle lens, you too can create dynamic interesting images.

Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year's Eve Photography Tips

Take Your Holiday Photography to the Next Level!

New Year’s Eve is by far the world’s biggest party - think about how the media strives to connect the dropping of the Ball in New York’s Times Square with the other parties going on all over the country -regardless of the time zone! Big parties come with a lot of expectations and a big desire by party guests to makethe most of the evening. It’s up to you to capture these highly celebratory moments and still partake in the fun.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

How to Take Beautiful Bokeh Christmas Images [With 39 Stunning Examples]

A Post By: Darren Rowse

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… and in our forums I’ve noticed more and more great Christmas images being shared – some of which feature a technique that is always popular at this time of year – Bokeh Christmas lights shots.

16 Digital Photography Tips for Christmas

A Post By: Darren Rowse

It’s just a few days until Christmas so I thought a quick tutorial on the topic of Christmas Photography might be appropriate. Hopefully this will give you some good Christmas photo ideas.

Monday, June 17, 2013

HDR Photography Tutorial

This is a detailed tutorial on HDR Photography for beginners and how you can create HDR images from single or multiple photographs using different exposures.
While I was driving through Rocky Mountains last year, I saw a beautiful sunset. It was so beautiful, that I stood there in awe for a moment, before taking out my camera and attempting to take a picture. I took one quick shot of the sunset and quickly realized that there was too much contrast between the sky and the mountains for my camera. The image came out horrible – the sky looked somewhat fine, but the mountains were pitch black. I only had my camera and my trusty tripod with me, so I knew that I did not have many options. I decided to try out a photography technique known as “HDR” or “High Dynamic Range” and I ended up with the following image:
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tips for sport photography

Here are some basic tips to keep in mind when photographing most sports.

    -Use ISO 400 film or set your digital camera to ISO 400 - The extra "film speed" will give you a faster shutter speed, which you usually need to get a sharp action image. Some of the newer dSLRs will even give excellent results at ISO 800 or 1600.
    -Use the aperture-priority shooting mode - As a general rule, using aperture priority is the most reliable way to shoot sports, as long as you stay aware of what the shutter speed is. Use the widest available aperture, so you'll get the fastest shutter speed.
    -Set your camera auto focus to "servo" mode - At least that's what it's called on Canon cameras. It's the mode where as long as you push the shutter half-way down, the camera will continually focus. This allows you to follow the action and take your shot whenever you feel the moment is right.
    -Set your metering mode to full frame - Other photographers may argue this point, but I've found the full frame metering mode to be most reliable when shooting sports. I also shoot with an exposure compensation of 1/2-stop under. While in this full-frame mode, I try to make sure to keep the sun behind me. If you're forced to shoot into the sun, you may want to switch to a spot metering mode.
    -Know the sport - It pays to learn as much as you can about the sport you are going to photograph. For example, if you know what is about to happen during a penalty kick in soccer, you'll know you have an opportunity to catch the goalie in a great action shot.