4 Tips for Beginner Photographers:1. Angles are key:Many people think you should line up your camera so your object is in the centre, however, this is not true. Try experimentingwith different angles, this will make yourimage more interesting and unique. The rule of thirds may help you when experimenting with different angles.Here is an article on the rule of thirds.2. Research and Learn:If you are very interestedin photography and really want to know how... continue reading
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Plan a photosession in advance.Note several locations beforehand in case some of them are unavailable or not suitable.Choose the best time that suits you if it is outside.Maybe it's a sunny day, maybe an golden hour or a full moon at night. You can try any useful program, for example Exsate Golgen Hour orTHE PHOTOGRAPHER’S EPHEMERIS orSun surveyor. Dark Sky Finder is to find the darkest places on the sky.Ask the model or parents of the model if it's a child,... continue reading
Good morning DT, in this short blog I am going to talk about my personal experience as a photographer and offer some tips for people that are starting or thinking about starting a career in photography. Now if you are a pro, it is very probable that you already know this stuff, so you could skip the article, but if you are a newbie, it is possible that you could find something useful. So let's not hesitate and begin with the first tip: 1.Appearances: So to say that it is very important... continue reading
Recently I discovered some really great apps that can help you improve photography. If you know more such apps please share them in comments.In order not to name only a few or just the ones that I use, I’ll try to group these apps into categories so you can search for more or better apps that do similar things.App showing moon phase and stargazing conditions - for those photographing at night this type of app will be great. You either want to know if you’ll have a clear sky where milky... continue reading
I know the motto, "quality versus quantity", but I can't help but to think that the larger my portfolio is and the more diverse it is, the more chances I have for sales.I'm constantly in pursuit of interesting and useful images to expand my portfolio.As I carry on with the daily grind, work, kids and routine chores around town I routinely ride around with a small notebook jotting down sites and photo opportunities that I see during the times when I don't have my camera handy, so I can return to... continue reading
While reading different articles and opinions about selective coloring in photography sites and forums, this super famous song came to my mind, "It's a sin" by Pet Shop Boys. Is selective coloring a 'photographic sin'? Then I'm definitely a 'sinner', since I've used it many times in the past and I will use it again in the future! If you take a small survey on the internet, you will find two main categories; the one that presents stunning examples of this effect, trying to convince us optically... continue reading
Finding the perfect gift is a never ending story. Instead of being one of the shopping's pleasant routines (for those of you for whom shopping itself is a pleasant thing), it's a headache, a burden, the most stressful activity. Pharma manufactures should produce a special medicine to take before going gift shopping.But here we are coming up with a list in order to ease your pain. Did you know that using stock photos you have all the chances to become the birthday boy's/girl... continue reading
As I always have a camera with me wherever I go I am always looking for new things to shoot. Speaking to a designer gave me the idea of simple backgrounds, so now when I am out and about I find myself looking into the sky, puddles, fences and the ground more.Here are some of the results. I have put the backgrounds that I have taken so far into a managed collection here.BackgroundsOnly time will tell how much they are of use to the designers. I hope... continue reading
Hi all,Now, as part of improving my photoshop skills I tried something new. Icollected more than 10 photos I took on the same night and merged them into one as a collage. I took these photos in New York (actually New Jersey as I was on the other side of the Hudson :)) during 4th of July. I could have upload the skyline photo as solo and maybe one or two fireworks images. Eventually I decided to make this collage.It took me some time as you have to be super precise and calculate the needed... continue reading
Due to health limitations during the past months I passed from traveling far abroad with my 300 mmm f2.8 canon lens and the canon 5D III, heavy (!) to stay near to my home and use exclusively a 40 mm "pancake" lens from Canon. This inexpensive little lens hardly protrudes 2 cm from the camera body and it's weight is just about 125 gr. while the price (around 200$) is equally reduced. It's sharpness however is excellent and I have gotten used to shoot anything from landscapes to buildings and even... continue reading
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