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
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Filters are one of those accessories that many photographers either do not know about, or consider exotic additions to their camera bag. Well, that may or may not be true. What kind of photos do you want to take? For some, they may very well be totally unnecessary. For others, they could bring you to the next level. There are a number of filter types and purposes. I will discuss a few of the more common ones, and if you are interested you should be able to easily research the less common.Neutral... continue reading
Creating Art with the Camera You Have, Not the Camera You WantPhotographers often feel as if they’re caught in something of a rat race – the race to get the best camera, the perfect optics and thousands of dollars of accessories, equipment and editing software that will help create the best possible images. However, at a certain point, we all have to stop and think: Is it the camera or the photographer that is responsible for creating works of art? Eve Arnold answered that question... continue reading
A lot of people ask me how I get the sky in my images to be so blue. While there are many variables involved in making the sky look natural, a polarizing filter can actually make the sky look more dramatic, and it's easy to learn how to use it properly.Basically, a polarizer can reduce reflections from objects such as water and glass and can be used to darken the sky and bring out the clouds, making the scene look much more vivid. It can also help reduce haze. For all normal lenses that have a... continue reading
Introduction: what do you get when you combine a polarized filter, a transparent plastic object, and a polarized light source? Answer: a really cool picture filled with a myriad of rainbow-like colors. The colors reveal stress lines in plastic objects, which are normally invisible. For more information, see , and scroll down to “Stress induced birefringence”.Materials:DSLR (duh!)TripodPolarizing filterPolarized light source (e.g. laptop LCD screen)Transparent plastic object... continue reading
Stupidity has no limits. I'm sorry about that.Detailed written hereI'm not sure it was him. But this is one of the two bears that I saw there 2 years ago.These animals there are very few because the Arctic climate has changed dramatically.Ice melts and they have to swim for miles in search of a suitable ice floe.Here's video with him. continue reading
Continuing my series of blog entries on Antarctic travel I’d like to tell you about the most common way for people to get to Antarctica, and the most rewarding for someone wanting to take great photos of this amazing continent, by sea.In a future blog entry I will talk about the challenges of photography in Antarctica and what you should take on a trip.Cruise ShipsThe majority of people travel to Antarctica by ship. The ability to take a relatively large number of people at once reduces... continue reading
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