If you want to take better photos you need to practice, maybe make a commitment. 365 day photo projects have become popular. Taking up the reins of a one year project, shooting each and every day, will help improve your skills as well as giving you a visual reminder of each day.
There are many ways to improve your skills: Join a local camera club, take part in an online forum, or watch videos.
Advice on how to buy a camera bag. The humble camera bag is often overlooked, but in many ways it is one of the most important items in our kits.
I had unduly harsh thoughts regarding Joey Lawrence, wunderkin photographer, after his bizarre performance at the Gulf Photo Plus Shoot-out against David Hobby and Zack Arias (Take a look at the video). He has redeemed himself in my eyes – more likely I have learned more about this photog and his work. The video below [...]
With a fast, inexpensive prime I can enjoy all the benefits of my large, heavy, expensive f/2.8 lenses in a package that is not a pain to carry around.
Ever taken a picture where the colours simply have not come out properly? Chances are that the camera (which has been set to AUTO WB) has not correctly calculated the white balance for the lighting conditions. So most of you are now thinking that it is easy to correct in post process, but this relies [...]
Go low or go high: That was the best piece of advice I received when I was a wet-behind-the-ears reporter-photographer.
There’s an allure to street photography, capturing fleeting moments of unknown passers-by, telling a story of infinite words with a single image. Sitting in you studio shooting flowers is one thing, taking that award-winning image in the seedy underbelly of a modern metropolis is something else entirely. Not everyone has the moxie for street photography. [...]
Photographer (and Photog Friday Alumni) Craig Ferguson has done some great work using a Phottix Cicular Polarizing Filter (C-PL). Photographer Peter Carey used a Phottix C-PL in stunning panoramic shot of Mount Rainier. A C-PL filter, which screws onto the end of a lens, is great for removing reflections in your photos from non-metallic surfaces [...]
As the winter arrives and the outdoor temperatures start to plummet (for those in the northern hemisphere) it’s time to consider some indoor photography projects. Shooting water droplets gives both your photography skills a workout and creates unique images. Water droplets are like snowflakes – no two are the same. With changes in background and/or [...]