You know it when you see it. The perfect picture of a friend or family member. You catch them just as you feel about them. I know. I have accidentally gotten the same shot and now I do it on purpose.People pictures are not easy, especially when the person knows you are shooting them. They stiffen, they pose, they are not natural. My secret: don't let them know you are shooting them.I use a long lens, shoot in natural light, and shoot when they are otherwise directed. Kids are the easiest because... continue reading
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When it comes to photographing nature, there are plenty of exciting opportunities, like shooting in a national park - wildlife and breathtaking scenery, both in one place. At our new round table, we've invited some of our most experienced photographers that have already seen the beauty of national parks:Valentin Armianu,Tomáš Bureš, Frederic Prochasson,Pmartike andKan1234.1. What are your favorite national parks to shoot in? Tomáš Bureš: I am a nature... continue reading
As a photographer of female bodybuilders, figure & fitness athletes spanning about 40 years at competitions and exhibitions, I have had access to many of the athletes and was able to arrange for subsequent private photo sessions. The model shoots were for designed magazine features, photo exhibits, calendars, and portfolios. I've found it is essential to relax your model through humor (self-deprecating jokes are much appreciated), tone, and sensitivity, explaining clearly that the... continue reading
These photos got me thinking about the importance of photographing environmental cleanup while taking care that photographers don't take on unnecessary risks.What do I mean by that? If you're like me, sometimes you get so focused (no pun intended) on the shot, that you may lose almost all awareness of other things around you. Sometimes safety is one of the first things to go.Documenting environmental cleanup is important - as photographers we can help show progress that complies... continue reading
Visiting markets while traveling is probably one of the best experiences a photographer can have. They are the center for the culture and you can see what daily life is like. It's not always easy though. Sometimes it’s difficult to find, or hard to get to, or or not the safest place. However, with a few simple tips in mind, going to a market to do some photography can be easy and rewarding.1. Know when and where the market is. This is probably the most important step because without knowing... continue reading
There are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and one of them is photographing the Arctic and the Antarctic. Going to the end of the Earth is not an easy ride. If you want to have great memories or to show the nature's raw beauty to those who cannot get there, you need to be well-prepared. We got the chance to receive answers from three professional photographers that had the courage to travel to those places and live unforgettable experiences. So bellow you'll find stories from both of the... continue reading
Photographing the production of industrial enterprises is quite a frequent task for a professional photographer . At the same time, one can work qualitatively with the topic of the industry. These notes may help the photographer, who tomorrow has to do what he never did - to shoot the production. And I can advise the customer one thing - invite someone who knows how to.I'll start with the platitudes. If you are bored at the factory, if you see cheekbones and a labeling machine when you see a... continue reading
It is about that time of the year when huge flocks of photographers head to Venice for Carnevale. Venice in itself is a photographers dream but Carnevale is a utopian experience. What to expect:First and foremost, you will not be alone. The costumes of Carnevale are extravagant. Revelers work throughout the year and spend hundreds and even thousands of euros to bring their creations to reality. Trust me, they want you to take their picture. Best of all, this is one of the few places in the world where... continue reading
One of my favourite places to dive is less than two hours drive from my home city of Edinburgh. The Farnes, a group of islands off the coast of Northumberland, offer the very special attraction of diving up-close-and-personal with wild grey seals (Halichoerus grypus). This species of seal is relatively common around the British coast, but they tend to keep their distance underwater and are rarely seen by divers. Not so in the Farne Islands, where the local population of grey seals have become... continue reading
The August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse was an extremely rare event.On this date, a total solar eclipse crossed the entire United States, coast to coast, for the first time since 1918, providing a tremendous opportunity for people across the United States to witness this amazing celestial event.For those not in the path of totality, there was still the chance to see- and photograph- a partial eclipse event. Even though I lived in an area that was not in the path of totality... continue reading
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