Today’s auto everything cameras are technological wonders that try to make photography simple, yet relying on the camera to make all the decisions is a recipe for mediocrity. Often you’re better off relying on manual control and making your own decisions as a photographer.
Creating a zoom effect with your digital camera is easy. You can do it without using special effects software or special filters. All it takes is a zoom lens and a slow shutter speed and maybe a tripod.
There’s an old saying in photojournalism, the secret to getting the shot is “F8 and be there.” The saying dates back to the days when newspaper photographers would drive around with the pre-focused camera set to F8 and a shutter speed set by the “sunny 16 rule” so they could grab it and shoot.
Movie star portraits of the 1940s have come to signify the glamour of Hollywood’s glory days. Whether you’re working with studio lights or off camera flash, it’s not that hard for the photo enthusiast to create a similar look. This article shows you how.
Properly maintaining a camera lens calls for cleaning the lens element when needed and leaving it alone when it doesn’t. The second part may be more important than the first. This article covers how to figure what to do and how to do it.
Often a photographer is asked to show a particular emotion or feeling in an image. The ability to create an emotional connection between the viewer and the image is an important skill. In this article, we’re going to look at creating a particular emotion, that of loneliness.
Your camera’s exposure compensation control feature offers a handy tool for dealing with unusual exposure situations. It’s not hard to learn how to use this option and it can help you in a variety of situations.
One secret to good photography is isolating the subject from distracting or unnecessary background. When shooting outdoors or on location, you frequently have to find ways to create pleasing backgrounds. This technique will help.