Photography Techniques Articles

Effects of Using Macro Lens in Underwater Photography

The macro lens is probably the best lens you can use in underwater photography. If you're serious about shooting underwater, then you should invest in at least one and here's why. How Light Behaves Underwater...[more]

Underwater Photography: Tips for Color Contrast to Avoid Flat Pictures

Underwater photography is a great pastime, but it can result in some flat pictures if you're not careful. Learning a few simple tips will make it possible to produce much higher quality photographs, which look...[more]

Depth of Field and How It Affects Your Underwater Photography

Depth of field is one of the most important concepts in photography. After exposure, it has the greatest amount of influence on an image. What it does is give depth to two dimensional images. Here's...[more]

3 Tips in Using Auto Mode for Underwater Photography

All digital cameras have an auto mode. However, digital cameras were not designed for underwater photography, so if you are using auto mode, you will need to keep a few things in mind. Flash It is...[more]

Bring the Right Equipment for Wedding Filming

Filming weddings can be an extremely profitable business. As long as you take the right equipment with you then it can also be great fun. Forgetting something that you need to take can make your...[more]

What to Wear Working in Wedding Videography

Wedding videography is an important and specialized craft. As the videographer, you're expected to capture every special moment that happens that day while keeping a distance from the guests. You need to be there without...[more]

7 Tips to Understanding Fill Flash for Underwater Photograpy

Using fill flash techniques can be a useful way to take photos in a wide range of different conditions and situations. Using fill flash can also make it possible to take great underwater shots. Underwater photography can...[more]

Outdoor vs Waterproof Cameras: Optimize Camera Features

A waterproof camera makes it possible to take pictures anywhere without worrying about damaging your precious camera. You might also consider a rugged outdoor camera, which will also offer some protection. Comparing these different types...[more]

Underwater Photography: What to Look for in Digital Camera Filters

Digital camera filters can be used to change the look of all sorts of photographs. These filters can be used to make your underwater photographs look much better. Finding out about which filters should be...[more]

Pros and Cons for Different Camera Mode for Underwater Photography

Choosing the correct camera mode for underwater photography can be a challenging task, especially if you are a beginner underwater photographer. There are many modes available on a digital camera, including auto mode, program mode, aperture...[more]

Tips for Using Aperture Priority Mode for Underwater Photography

Aperture priority mode is where you set the aperture setting, and the camera sets the appropriate shutter speed based off of the conditions you are shooting in. The guideline below will help you to set the...[more]

Underwater Photography: Importance of Photo Lighting

Photo lighting is vital for any photograph. This is even more important when taking a photo underwater. Underwater photography is a unique situation and will require some careful thought. There will not be enough light...[more]

Outdoor Photography: Best Features of Snorkeling Camera

Snorkeling cameras are point and shoots that can be used underwater. They're great for anyone with an interest in underwater photography and can be used in several other situations as well. 1. Great for the...[more]

How to Select a Video Camera for Wedding Videography

Choosing the right video camera for wedding videography can be a difficult choice. After all, the camera needs to fulfill two requirements: it needs to shoot great-looking video, and it needs to look like a...[more]

Three Networking Tips for Wedding Videography

Most people are only going to hire a person for wedding videography once in their lives. In fact, they will most likely never even think about it until they're planning a wedding. So how can...[more]

How to Get Your First Wedding Videography Job

Wedding videography is a serious craft that is difficult to break into. After all, a wedding is supposed to only happen once in a lifetime. People want to hire someone with experience over a new...[more]

Wedding Videos: Filming the Set Up

One of the most important parts of a wedding video is the set up. By set up we are referring to the very beginning of the day when the bride meets with her bride's maids...[more]

Four Tips for Filming an Indoor Wedding

Filming an indoor wedding is a lot less trickier than filming an outdoor wedding. But that doesn't mean it's easy. Here are four tips to help you film an indoor wedding ceremony and have it...[more]

The Best Camcorder Lenses for Filming a Wedding

If you're going to do your job properly then you need to have the right camcorder lenses. Filming a wedding falls under the same rules as filming any kind of special event. Your shot can...[more]

Filming a Wedding? Four Places To Get Inspiration

Filming a wedding is a huge honor. After all, your being trusted with immortalizing what is going to be one of the biggest days in two peoples lives. If this is your first time shooting...[more]

How to Improve Your Candid Wedding Videography

Wedding videography is an art that centers around capturing happy memories so that they can be immortalized. But that can be challenging because some of the best moments are captured when people feel at ease...[more]

Wedding Videography and Photography: Working Together

There are a lot of companies out there offering the wedding videography and photography as one lump package. It makes sense because both the photographer and videographer are there to document the event and they...[more]

Wedding Videos: Interviews

Wedding videos are a craft in themselves. After all, you're creating a product that two people will cherish for the rest of their lives and it is up to you as the video maker to...[more]

Wedding Videos: Why More Than One Camera is Best

Wedding videos fall under the umbrella of event filming. Things will only happen once and it is your job as the videographer to get it shot right. Unfortunately, you can't be in two places at...[more]

Bird Photography: Image Stabilization

One of the most popular types of nature photography is bird photography. By using the latest technological digital cameras and lenses, photos of birds can be taken with professional looking results. Birds are typically camera...[more]

Using Lenses and Focal Length to Create Distortion

Distortion is normally seen as something that you want to avoid when taking photos, however by adjusting the focal length it is possible to distort photos on purpose. Distorting photos can create interesting and amusing...[more]

Quick Tip: Black Materials in Close-Up Lenses

Black materials require some extra consideration when you are shooting them with close-up lenses. Sometimes the contrast of your subject matter can be too great to capture the full spectrum of light. Diffuse the Light...[more]

How to Shoot a Macro Shot with Proper Exposure

Exposing a macro shot is not as simple as trusting your meter and taking the photo. There are several factors to consider before clicking the shutter release. Step 1: Business as Usual The most difficult...[more]

Smoke Photography: How To

Where there is smoke, there is an awesome picture to be taken. Smoke photography is very abstract and looks cool. It's simple to create interesting smoke photos in the comfort of your home.  Find a...[more]

Understanding the Exposure Triangle

The exposure triangle is a concept introduced by Bryan Peterson in his book 'Understanding Exposure'. The triangle represents the relationship between the three factors that determine a digital image's exposure. The three points are ISO,...[more]

Proper Tripod Setup for Macro Photography

Using the right tripod setup for macro photography is critical. The slightest wobble during shutter release can cause motion blur when photographing such a small subject. Tripod Setup Tripods are not very complicated, but the...[more]

Controlling Depth of Field in Macro Shots

Depth of field in macro photography is one of the most significant aspects that makes macro photography difficult. In some cases, this can lead to the majority of your subject ending up soft. Aperture Photography...[more]

Macro Photography: To Flash or Not to Flash

In photography, a flash in macro photography is not as simple as it is in other situations. Due to the minuscule nature, everything is magnified, including the lighting. Maximize Exposure Whether you decide to accomplish...[more]

Using Hard or Soft Light in Macro Photography

Macro photography responds to light more sensitively than your eye would perceive. Therefore, it is to your advantage to keep the lighting soft light. Flash Your standard flash is extremely powerful and is likely to...[more]

Making the Most of a Real Macro Lens

Having a real macro lens gives you an advantage that should not be neglected. Making the most of your investment will give you the satisfaction that you earned when you purchased the lens. Find a...[more]

5 Tips for How To Photograph a Landscape

Photographing a landscape is not hard technology-wise. All you need is a good camera that captures vibrant colors, filters, a tripod, and the willingness to travel any distance to get a great shot. Here are...[more]

How to Photograph Sillhouettes

Sillhouettes are the outline of a subject or object whose inside is featureless. The object is usually black, almost shadow-like. Traditionally, sillhouettes are made by cutting a black card into the shape an object. The...[more]

How to Photograph Coins with Macro Photography

The true definition of macro photography states that the object being photographed needs to be represented at it's true size on the photographic medium (the film or image sensor). Photographing coins fall under the umbrella...[more]

Softening Flash in Macro Photography with Diffusers

In macro photography, we need to get close to our subjects. When we're using the flash as a macro lighting source, there can sometimes be the problem of the light being too intense. There are...[more]

What is Macro Photography?

Macro photography can be described as close up photography. The true definition of macro photography states that image projected onto the photographic medium (the film or the digital sensor) is close to the same size...[more]

Film Developing Made Easier

Film developing and making your own prints is part of the last stage of any photographic process. Knowing how to mix chemicals properly does take practice and precaution when your working with chemicals. Classes...[more]

Understanding Light and Aperture

We need exposure in order to take photos. Exposure is defined as the total amount of light allowed to fall on film or image sensors. How do we control that total amount of light? Well,...[more]

Reflectors and Light Tones

We use reflectors in photography to redirect or bounce light. They're four feet by four feet and are mounted onto reflector or combi stands. Reflectors have two sides to them. There is a hard, smooth...[more]

Bounced Flash Photography

Bounced flash photography is an excellent lighting strategy to fill your frame with soft light. Soft light has minimal shadows and the lighting appears to look very even, making your photographs look great. What Makes...[more]

Using Reflectors in Photography

When you're shooting out doors, you have two light source options: you can use big, day light balanced lights that cost a couple hundred bucks each to rent and also require a generator and cable...[more]

5 Products for Diffused Light

Diffused light makes images look soft and flattering. The exposures from diffused light are even and the shadows are minimal. But what is diffused light and how do you create it? Soft vs. Hard Light...[more]

How to use Diffused Lighting

Diffused lighting is commonly found in fashion and commercial photography. Diffused light is light that is shooting through diffusion material to make it soft. Before we can talk about how to achieve and use diffused...[more]

5 Steps to Making Your Own Light Box

Photographers love to have control over their light, and light boxes are one of their favorite tools. Light boxes or soft boxes are comprised of four parts: right, poles, box and diffusion. They allow you...[more]

Framing a Picture: The Rule of Thirds

One of the most common rules of framing a picture in photography, and other art forms, is the rule of thirds. It is typically one of the first things you learn when taking a formal photography course and is...[more]

Breaking the Rules for Framing a Picture

There are rules to be aware of in the digital photography arena, such as the rule of thirds and rules about framing a picture. However, just as with the rules of life, there are times when it is okay...[more]

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