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How to Shoot Rivers and Waterfalls

Are you planning a trip to a waterfall park or does that nice river in your neighborhood deserve a great photo? Here are some tips on camera settings options you have.First, make sure you will have a tripod with you. Although we’ll discuss some options without one, a tripod or even placing your camera on a steady base will open a wide variety of effects you can achieve.Second, set your camera to Tv mode (Shutter Speed Priority). This will be your main adjustment tool, as flowing water... continue reading

What are the Best Camera Settings for Sunsets?

Have you ever been tempted to take a successful and appealing sunset photo? Here you will find a few tips on your camera settings that will make you a sunset shooter master.First, think of the subject you are going to shoot and your position with the camera a couple of minutes before the actual sunset. The setting sun is quite fast, the light conditions change swiftly, you will want to be prepared and waiting for the sun rather than nervously looking for the best spot. Second, set the camera to Av... continue reading

Tips for Landscape Photography

Hello friends, today I come back with a new article about landscape photography.Landscape photography has become one of the most popular types of photography among beginners.The main elements that will give birth to a nice photo are symmetry, repetition, contrast, asymmetry, coherence, symbolism and a drop of irony.They are also called the components of a balance.The simplest type of photography but also the most complicated is landscape photography.Tips for Landscape Photography:1.DSLR camera and... continue reading

Camera Setting Tips for Portraits

Portraits can be very diverse, from traditional mugshots to low key black-and-whites, moody blurs, dramatic multi speedlights scenes, you name it. Camera settings can be varied too, so let’s take a closer look at a traditional portrait, one that could serve as your social media image or could be found in a graduates book and see which settings work best.Basic settings:First, we will focus on model’s eyes. We’ll always want some softness to emphasize the eyes even more, so let’s set Aperture... continue reading

Four Steps to Taking Great Photos of Stars and the Milky Way

There are some great opportunities, and challenges, in photographing the night sky. This is especially true if you want to include the Milky Way as in this photo below. Here are four steps to make it easier for you.1. Plan the location.You are looking for the darkest sky possible. In order to capture the Milky Way you will need to find a south facing location (in North America) where you are at least twenty miles or so away from a city or town. Plus the scene should ideally have no light sources... continue reading

Capturing the Sunset

Great sunset photos must of course start with a great sunset. Here are a few simple tips to achieve your own great sunset photos.Keep an eye to the West. . . great sunsets often come, and go, very quickly.Use a tripod. . . you will need a fairly slow shutter speed when shooting in fading light.Set the white balance to daylight. . . shade or cloudy settings will add too much yellow to the photo.Use a low ISO to prevent excessive noise. . . slow the shutter speed as needed. . . remember,... continue reading

Stage Performers - How do we do it - A laymans guide

Being an outdoor person I have climbed mountains, crossed rivers and hung from trees to try to get the perfect angle on just about anything.More recently however I was invited to a series of indoor events as the pro on site.One of these stands out above the rest as the audience of some 1200 strong was asked not to take their own photos but rely on 'the pro' to put them online.Many of the guests asked the same question - how do you get such well lit shots in such a dark environment?... continue reading

Shooting to get it the first time

Portfolio Circe Denyer Shooting for Dreamstime has given my photography focus. Literally. The goal I have is to shoot with the end in mind. No cropping, no Photoshop, the right shot in the "can".This required me to study the mistakes I made and correct as I went along. I few things helped.1. Seeing the image as a finished product before I put the camera up to my eye and if it did not appear in the viewfinder, rechecking what I saw.2. Moving around while looking to see if the light changes... continue reading

Getting Settings Right

I have always had a great passion for photography. I can still remember my first old 'point and shoot' camera my granddad gave me when I was six years old.I have recently bought myself the 'real deal' camera, complete with lenses, timer switches and the rest of the bells and whistles you can expect these days.It took me quite a while to get to grips with all the settings one had to balance with each other in order to get it just right, or shall I say: "as close as as possible to right", but... continue reading

Point & Shoot...

Point and shoot digital cameras can be wonderfully easy to use.They are relatively inexpensive, depending on the features you require.And they are usually small, making them easily portable.Most models have auto-focus and built in light meters that automatically set themselves for proper exposure.But even as simple as they can be to use there are a few things one must remember to get good images.Most point and shoot digital cameras no longer have a viewfinder that you look through.The... continue reading

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