Most portrait photography is done during the daytime,, with golden hour generally considered the ideal time of day for the best light. However, like many things in photography and the arts in general, diverging from common practice can lead to interesting and creative results. Night portrait photography is one of those opportunities. Since shooting at […]
Pregnancy is an uncomfortable time for many women. Their bodies are rapidly changing, and not always in a way that they feel great about. Acne, swelling, weight gain, and stretch marks are all common experiences, which can make pregnant women feel unattractive. While some pregnant women may feel wonderful, many others are self-conscious about the […]
Sometimes, the most beautiful subjects – like peacocks, sunsets, and mountaintop views – are the hardest to photograph. Unlike mundane subjects, which can become beautiful through photography, breathtaking subjects rarely look more beautiful in a photo. At most, you capture only a piece of the beauty and hope others will be able to imagine the […]
Selecting the right wedding dress is one of the most important decisions for a bride. It’s a decision with endless factors, from the overall fit of the dress to cultural factors. Other decisions include mermaid or ball gown, vintage or modern, train or no train, lace or satin, pure white or with a splash of […]
I’m sure most of you have heard of the term bokeh. Basically it is referring to the aesthetic quality of the blur produced from a shot with shallow depth of field. Determining factors of bokeh are things like lens aberrations and shape of lens aperture.
As the collective world readies their New Year’s resolutions, now is a good time to think about your photography and make your own resolutions to improve your skillset. Here is a list of simple habits that every photographer should adopt in the coming year. Slow down. Make a conscious effort to look over your frame […]
Here’s a list of unique gifts for photographers, organized into the following categories: Useful Gear and Accessories, Random But Cool, Smartphone Photography, Cameras, Apparel, and Office Space.
You don’t see smartphone straps often, but they’re a good idea if you regularly take photos with your cell phone. Even if you have the cheapest phone on the market, you’re recording memories and moments that are worth protecting. Fortunately, most cell phone straps are cheap. You don’t need to invest much to have a […]
As prevalent as neck straps are, they don’t work for all photographers. They can get in the way or cause neck pain, especially if your camera is heavy. If you’re getting a sore neck from your strap, you can look at hand, wrist, and finger straps (see Part 1) or try out the following options […]
In Part 1, we mentioned how you should get to know your camera before buying an expensive strap. Otherwise, you might find out that you prefer carrying your camera in a different way. For example, if you get a hand strap, you could end up wanting a sling strap instead. There’s one exception to this […]