Tag: Camera Technique
In portraiture, there's a temptation for some photographers to use several lights, with the goal of creating a dramatic portrait.
I remember my first big telephoto lens. I remember my first big telephoto lens. I was living in a small cabin in Alaska, working as...
If you devour Flickr and YouTube videos on photography, you probably know about the "paint with light" photography technique—it's really more of a lighting technique.
I believe that nothing is ordinary, that everything and everyday life can be seen as art. EDITORʼS NOTE: The image...
If I had a nickel for every time I decided not to go out in bad weather with my camera, I'd be a rich man. If I had a nickel...
When I teach a workshop, I encourage my students to take the sharpest picture possible. When I teach a workshop, I...
One photo can tell a story. The elements within the frame convey feelings through composition, light, texture and color.
Whether you're motivated by the great prizes, exposing your images to a big audience of fellow photo enthusiasts or the possibility of being published, entering a competition can be a rewarding part of being a photographer.
One of the most important things you can do to make better portraits is to find, or create, a background free of distraction.
We use self-portraits to explore a basic question that plagues all of us: Who am I? We use self-portraits to explore a basic...
I like to photograph flowers. In fact, I love to photograph flowers! It turns out that I'm in good photographic company.
Since the advent of affordable DSLRs, concert and live music photography has become a burgeoning industry for a lot of photographers.
Documentary photography holds the power to capture moments of historical significance, to broaden our exposure to people, places and experiences beyond our reach, to shape (or shatter) our perceptions and to offer an authentic view of humanity.
Almost every photographer takes travel images.
The majority of David Stoecklein's images are captured with raw natural light, which instills his photography with a cinematic look and a timeless feel, despite being captured with a modern digital camera.
When it comes to the light, I chase it, like a moth to a flame. It only makes sense that my love of the sun would permeate my photography, as well.
Night photography can be quite a challenge. After all, you're chasing light that's barely there, and you have to work your camera in the dark.
I still remember the day I first used high-speed sync flash.
A logical progression for aspiring photographers or part-time pros is creating images that sell in today’s marketplace.
In photography, white space (also known as negative space or open space) can be used to create a balanced and harmonious image.
I've been a digital travel photographer for a long time, which is why some of my friends jokingly call me the "Godfather of Photography."
Like most photographers who got into the medium before digital, my first photos were black-and-white.
It's no secret that I'm an avid mobile shooter on a near-daily basis.
Japan is one of the most picturesque countries on earth.
Every photographer knows light is what makes or breaks an image.
People as photographic subjects are often far too aware of the lens. Point a camera at them, and they will automatically switch to smiling mode, a problem with which event and portrait photographers are all too familiar.
Color is a critical design element in an image. Some photographers, like Pete Turner and Eric Meola, have based their careers on photographing color. Color is their subject matter, not a supporting element.
Long before it's time to actually fire the camera, landscape photography requires you to make all kinds of considerations.
Wherever they're located, the one thing that almost all monuments have in common is their size.
Switzerland is the perfect country for travel photography.