One of the first things a new photographer learns after getting away from the harsh on-camera flash is lighting models with off camera flashes and strobes. While incomparably better than the pop-up flash, this lighting frequently results in flat non-directional lighting.
As a photographer, I had been told over the years that light is key. Finding the right light for a specific idea I had in mind became an obsession and would take up so much time, when all I wanted to do was shoot.
Many people with a new digital camera ask the question, “What mode should I shoot in?” The answer to this question, like a lot of questions in photography is, “It depends.” It depends on your experience and comfort level with the camera, as well as what you are trying to accomplish.
There are many reasons why you would want to shoot something on a pure white background. Product shots for a catalog or for selling on eBay just look better that way. Another reason is stock photography where the editor will want to take the image and place it over a different background easily.
Many photographers approach shooting interiors as if they were in a studio or outside. But whether photographing models, landscapes or interiors, there is a methodology which needs to be learned. This article will address those techniques in order help you make better interior photographs.
The thought of photographing at night may be quite daunting for the beginner, yet it is the best way to learn more about f-stops, shutter speeds, and exposure because the camera will produce more contrasting results and the photographer increases awareness and understanding of photography as well as the camera.
Whether you are a professional photographer or a hobbyist, it is important to follow several guidelines when working with models. It is also imperative for a photographer to have a clear understanding of what the word model means;
Now that you’ve mastered the preparation process for a wedding shoot in part 1 of Managing Mayhem: Survival Guide for a Wedding Shoot, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty of the special day. In part 2, we will discuss how to handle the challenges of wedding day chaos.
Many amateur and seasoned photographers eventually find their way into macro photography. Because of its presentation, it often looks too difficult to master. But with a little trial and error, any artist can be a brilliant macro photographer. Just like shooting sports, wildlife, weddings, and other areas, it requires a bit of experimentation to get comfortable.