Most pet owners would quickly agree that their animals are more than just pets; they are beloved members of the family. These days, I get a multitude of clients hiring me to shoot family portraits that include their pets, and oftentimes the animals are front and center, ready for their close-up! While it may seem like a daunting task to get an animal reined in for a portrait, it isn’t as difficult as you might think. Here are a few quick setups to consider between pets and their owners when shooting family portraits. (And don’t miss the photo gallery to see more adorable images!) Patience is key when dealing with animals. A good finger puppet also works great now and again!
1. Owners looking at their pets
I have the owner look at their pet, smiling, and the animal look at the camera. This gives a natural, candid feel, looking like the image was just snapped in the moment.
2. Down low
Shoot low and use the feet and legs of the owners as the focus of the portrait. This is a great pose for
The way things were going with pricing and technology with regard to digital cameras, I saw a definite boom about to happen with regard to Digital SLR sales back in 2004. Now a good few years on I couldn’t have been more right!
For people who have previously owned film cameras or simple point and shoot digital cameras, and now as prices start to fall for the more exclusive semi professional DSLR’s, the opportunity to join the rest of us in the exciting world of the DSLR (Digital SLR) is more affordable than ever when beginning digital photography.
This new breed of cameras is quite simply amazing and I sometimes despair when I read reviews and forum comments that air their disappointment when a new camera just released hasn’t addressed the issue of “having to go to the menu” to make an alteration, for example.
When you are reading reviews about a certain digital SLR camera that you wish to buy, please take them with a pinch of salt.
The reviewers are there to delve full on into every possible avenue open for discussion and any of their personal gripes should not put you off.
If all cameras
Every time when I visit wedding parties, the most common thing I see is that even the days of high end mobile cameras and selfie ages, there are professional photographers in these weddings. What I like about photographers is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce. When there are no words to explain these photographs become adequate enough to memorize the sweetest memories captured.
Firstly our goal is to invent our own systematic method of selection that includes as much objectivity as possible in an inherently subjective process that is photography. Consider renowned photographers who would have participated internationally and won few awards too. Search every source to find the right photographer for you. Few sources are
1. Award winners: photographers are even rewarded and praised for their creativity. These are very shows and concerts help which are recognized by respected sources. You better pick your photographer from that list.
2. Brand ambassador: you will find most creative photographers at these brand ambassador people. They are very popular for photo-shoot of highly recognized people and its them who show them in most
You might know that there are special cameras for shooting panoramic pictures. Today, we’ll put one together in seconds that we shot with a regular digital camera and a tripod. Grab your favorite image editor and camera, and let’s go!
Even if you don’t have Photoshop, you’ll be surprised at how easy it can be to take some good shots, merge them, and get a convincing panorama. With our simple tips, you’ll have a much easier time shooting the right kind of images, and splicing them together to make the perfect panorama. Keep reading
Setting Up Your Panoramic Shot
The most difficult part of creating a panoramic image with a non-panoramic camera is simply shooting the images—properly. Assuming some general guidelines are followed, it can be very easy to put together a great panorama.
The first part of the process involves getting a tripod that your camera can mount on and find a relatively level place to shoot your image. If you use an inferior second-hand tripod (like your author) pennies can make a great, cheap fix to level a wobbly mount.
Rotate your shot horizontally on a fixed axis and take multiple shots that overlap. Don’t stop at four if you want more! You
Most of us are guilty of coasting on our digital camera’s “auto” settings. But with a few quick lessons on the basic elements of proper exposure, you can learn how to be a more effective photographer, with or without it.
Photography, as we learned in the last installment of “Photography with How-To Geek,” is all about light. This time around, we’ll learn more about the various parts of what goes into producing a properly exposed picture, so you can better understand what your auto settings are doing, or better yet, understand how to get those results with your own manual settings.
What is an Exposure?
Roughly defined, an exposure occurs when light sensitive material is introduced to a light source. This can be either briefly, in the case of SLR shutters that open and close in the matter of a second, or over long times, in the case of pinhole cameras that use less light sensitive films. The light records what the camera “sees,” and controlling and reacting to that light is a good photographer’s job.
The main ways this is done is using these major elements of exposure—the most obvious ways to control the light hitting your digital camera’s sensor. Let’s briefly look
She entered the photography scene just a few years ago, but Vicky Papas Vergara has already earned the title of “award-winning,” multiple times over. Here, we talk to the Melbourne, Australia-based artist on her process and how she found her niche.
Rangefinder: How did you get into photography, and what draws you to fashion-oriented fine-art portraiture in particular?
Vicky Papas Vergara: As a 16-year-old, I would always sketch up fashion illustrations and come up with so many designs. But I never pursued fashion, mainly because I was never encouraged by my father; I suppressed my true passion until the age of 41 (I have been a professional hair stylist for 30 years and own a salon where I still work three days a week—I do all the hairstyling in my shoots)! Then, I started painting women on large canvases and it progressed into creating wearable art pieces where I would dress my models and photograph them. I got a lot of attention on social media from those images, and that encouraged me to pursue the genre. I quickly developed my own style. From there, I perfected my photographic craft and post-production skills, attending workshops to learn as much as I could,
A painter only needs at their palette before applying color to the canvas. Photographers have a different challenge, as they must locate their tones by studying a scene. Of course, this can be easy to bypass when you’re thinking about shadow, highlight, depth of field, shutter speeds, and all of the other technical details that go into a photo. Still, as the great painter Kandisky said “Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” To use it in your compositions can infuse your work with a new level of sophistication.
If you want to draw people into your photograph, try including just a small amount of color. This subtle method gives your subject importance by allowing it to stand out from the rest of the frame. These thoughtful compositions are aided by a different approach to photography. Instead of working to add more visual interest, you want to eliminate any competing colors, and simplify the frame. While looking through the viewfinder, check all four corners carefully for distracting elements.
An effective shutter speed for panning is approximately 1/30th of a second. This is slow enough to swivel your hips and follow the subject while the image is recorded. Please note, you may need to adjust the setting slightly depending on the speed of your subject. Give it a shot!
2. Packing Light
Even a small table-top tripod will go a long way at stabilizing the camera in low light situations. This is essential when shooting at dusk, allowing you to use slow shutter speeds and small apertures. Just hang around a few minutes after the sun sets and watch as the lights of the city begin to twinkle.
In winter, your camera batteries will run down much faster than usual. If possible, keep a spare in your pocket. It’s also helpful to leave the camera in the bag when you first get out of a warm car. Let it slowly come to temperature and you’ll avoid any issues with condensation forming. The same is true when eventually heading back indoors. The trick is to gradually bring it to temperature rather than quickly shifting from cold to warm. When you get home, don’t take the camera out of
Learn the travel photography tips the travel agent won’t tell you.
Beyond the typical tourist locations lies a city of majestic scenes and fascinating people. It’s a bustling area where life unfolds before your eyes. During our photography workshop, we will capture the best that Venice has to offer. In addition to the scenery, we will focus on the local culture and get up close and personal to Venetian life.
You’ll learn how to photograph strangers in public spaces with detailed instruction on the art of street photography. Learn to see creatively and anticipate the shot before it even happens. Transform your images with creative lectures and field instruction in the heart of Venice.
Bring the magic of Venice to life with individualized and group instruction with Chris Corradino, a professional photographer and NYIP instructor.
Recommended Gear: Camera, your favorite lenses, memory cards, batteries
Optional Gear: Tripod, laptop or tablet
1. “The most important lens you have is your legs.” – Ernst Haas
2. “Photography is a way of living. To me, my camera is an extension of my eye. I keep it all the time with me.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
3. “I didn’t write the rules. Why would I follow them?” – W. Eugene Smith
4. “Creative courage means not being content to let your Gift rot while pursuing a path that others have prescribed for you, creeping along in the safety of a status quo life.” – James Victor
5. “You’re an artist when you say you are. And you’re a good artist when you make somebody else experience or feel something deep or unexpected.” – Amanda Palmer
6. “When you work regularly, inspiration strikes regularly.” – Gretchen Rubin
7. “One eye sees, the other feels.” Paul Klee
8. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”- Anais Nin
9. “Photograph the world as it is. Nothing’s more interesting than reality.” – Mary Ellen Mark
10. “Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.”- Victor Kiam
Putting a Roll of Film Through an Old SLR Will Teach You New Skills!
Recently, a good friend of mine Todor Ostojic asked for some advice as to what SLR I would recommend for him to learn the basics of film photography using kit from the 70’s and 80’s. His reason for this was that he felt he had somehow “cheated” his way into photography by going straight into digital.
Some of the cameras I mentioned were the SLR’s I drooled over as a penniless teenage newbie to photography back in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Cameras such as the Canon A1 or AE-1 Program, the sturdy Olympus OM-1, OM-2, and OM-10 with cool manual adapter, that you plugged into the side of the camera. Then there was the solid, reliable Nikon FM range.
Whilst I think that digital photography still presents a challenge and still requires the same skills to shoot great photography, I kind of agree that nothing beats the old school film photography learning curve that lasted for well over a century. I am talking about:
- Complete manual control of your camera with sometimes the most basic of metering
- The skill of loading a film into the camera in the dark
The Camera Phone With Video, Worth Upgrading To?
In the past we have considered adding a section devoted to your camera phone to ATP but felt the resolution and popularity of most mobile phones with cameras didn’t justify it. Now however, most mobile phones being manufactured include a high quality camera and video feature as well as all the other goodies that they pack into mobile phones these days.
Do you use the camera much on your mobile phone? Do you use the video? How important would you say the camera feature is when buying a new cell phone camera? Please share your thoughts, ideas and images at the bottom of this page, we would love to hear from you!
We will start to incorporate camera phone photography into ATP now that they have better:
- Ease of uploading images to the web
- Face recognition
- …the list goes on
So it may be time to start looking into how to take better photos with your camera’s phone.
Because these mobile phones and their cameras are so incredibly portable, we are seeing a huge surge of images being taken at venues that:
- Don’t allow traditional cameras
- Are generally not suited for bulkier cameras
Camera phones are great for parties, nights out, day trips or
The truth about cleaning camera sensors…maybe!
Disclaimer – The nature of this article does in no way mean that I condone the repetition of its contents. Nor do I suggest for one minute that anyone copies my actions, this is just to alleviate some of the unnecessary panic and stress when faced with a dirty sensor…its not that bad!
I am by no means an expert and the reason I am writing this short article for All Things Photography is not to make any recommendations or suggestions but simply to point out a few facts and mistakes to avoid.
So to start – The Dirty Sensor – How does it happen?
Many believe that leaving the camera switched on when changing lenses causes the electronic “charge” to act like a magnet and attract dust that way. I am not so sure about this as the mirror and shutter should be closed anyway therefore preventing any dust being attracted to the sensor during this time.
The most obvious reason is probably due to lack of care and attention. Taking the lens off in a clean, wind-free environment is your best bet to keeping things dust-free inside the camera.
Any dust that gets in (and it will) during lens changes will eventually
Often people develop an interest and expertise in photography all on their own. They might not know all the special techniques, but enough to capture and create wonderful images that can be treasured for long. As a result, many people who are friends and relatives want such people to cover their wedding. However, capturing pictures at any party and at a wedding could be different things. Weddings are elaborate events that include several sub events and more people. As every moment is iconic, it is more important to ensure adequate coverage and flawless photography than capturing moments at any casual party.
When you have been entrusted the responsibility of photographing a friend’s wedding instead of wedding photographers Cheltenham you need to incorporate careful planning from before. It is best to meet the couple in order to understand how the wedding is being planned out. There are usually several sub events like a hen party the night before, reception party in the evening and others around the main event which needs to be covered. Like wedding photographers Cheltenham who do it professionally, you need to know the details in order to plan ahead and prepare. It is also necessary to understand
Whether it’s a football, rugby, cricket, tennis or any other sports, capturing the action of any sports event could be a tremendous feeling for all concerned. However, have you ever pondered what you need to do to capture sports images that you see in the magazines and newspapers?
Here are top tips about sports photography for beginners by Sam Crawford. Hopefully Sam Photography Sydney can help you to improve sports photos exceptionally!
1. Get A Minimum Of 200mm Lens Or Zoom Range
A distance larger than 200mm is clearly plenty enough because it can permit you to reach near the action and while not having the ability to focus, you won’t be ready to separate any of your subjects. Use common beginner lenses to achieve better results.
2. Avoid Using Full Automatic Mode
This is a standard mistake done by beginner photographers. Sometimes, they’re going to set their camera in automatic mode or a pre-mode labelled ‘sports’ or ‘action’. Whereas it may look fine on some situations, to actually reach the next level you would like to use a semi-manual mode.
3. Quick Shutter Speed Should Be Used
In sports photography, you wish to confirm that the shutter speed of the camera is quick enough to get
To learn photography you need to take out time for it. Anybody can take casual photos. However, if you want to take quality shots, good digital photography technique is required. Following are few techniques that you can learn to enhance your photography skills.
Use the Sun to Light Your Pictures
Are you familiar with the fact that natural sunlight is one of the finest lights for great shots with fine details as well as fabulous colors? But you need to take note that extreme sunlight is able to cast harsh shadows. Try not to take pictures when the sun is straight above your head, as well.
Using the Flash Properly
The flash is a great tool if you know how to use it properly. You should keep a right distance when using the tool. It can’t be too close or distant. Often, a digital camera flash has a range of approximately three meters. If the flash is too distant, your photographs will be too dark. On the other hand, if your flash is too close, you will cause the subject to be harshly lit.
Get Rid of Red Eyes
Red eye is the cause of the flash reflecting off the retina of your subject’s eyes. To
Finding the best photographer can be a tricky thing when you are not sure about the right photographer. On the other hand, it is necessary to find the best photographer on your budget. Also, the choosing the perfect photographer is necessary for you would never want to compromise with the pictures of the special moments of your wedding day.
This post will help you get hold of the perfect photographer that you want to hire for your wedding ceremony. There is lots of photographer in the contemporary times and everybody claims to be the best regarding their services. However, it is best to do some research before hiring the best wedding photography inThornhill.
- Research on the internet to find some great suggestions as well as photography services. A little exploration in the online world will help you with lots of information regarding various photographers in your area. Look into their sites and check their portfolio to understand their quality of work when it comes to wedding photography.
- Ask for a recommendation from various people who are close to you. The other best way to find good wedding photographers is by asking references from friends, office colleagues, as well as from family relatives. Since,
How can we approach the details of our wedding with ideas that are new? By incorporating simple ideas that reflect our own personality. To help you understand how, here are some ideas you can use.
Simple Ideas to Make Your Wedding Day Perfect
1. Bold Centerpieces
Starting off with a much simpler task for your wedding decorations, the best way to incorporate a little oomph in your wedding is by adding colorful flowers as your centerpieces.
Use bold colored flowers that can be arranged in small pots or vases for a much-needed pop of color in the ethereal setting of your reception. Also, try to keep the height of the vases flowers short so that your guests can easily converse and chat with one another.
2. Cupcake Tower
A wedding cake is a staple in these proceedings. But if you’re not much for leftover cake, your best option is cupcakes.
Small and just the right amount, cupcakes can add a wonderful element of whimsy to your proceedings. And as a bonus, you can also choose to make each cupcake a different flavor so you can add your own favorite flavors as well as your beloved’s for the wedding dessert.
3. Proper Toppers
Just because you’re not having a cake
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Aerial photography and video photography is quite in demand because of the various advantages it provides. It is used in various areas for fulfilling different purposes. If there is someone who is looking for high resolution aerial photography then their search has ended with Singapore Aerial Photography service.
Such service centres take filming and photography services to new heights. At the same time a conscious effort is made to provide such services at affordable rates.
Singapore Aerial Photography service provider uses the most sophisticated unmanned aircrafts to shoot the videos and photos of various places as per the requirements of the customers. They work at various levels to capture images as per the clients’ requirements. A different range of photos including 3D photogrammetry and panorama can be captured using aerial photography.
Gone are those days when aerial photography was used only for filming or taking photographs of special projects only. In recent times aerial photography has become very popular and is being used in wide range of activities including filming for TV broadcast, feature films, commercial and promo videos, real estate, weddings, sporting events, marketing and events, agriculture, archaeology and construction and so on.
While the services are provided at affordable rates, no compromise