Children are both photogenic and notoriously difficult to photograph. During a posed photoshoot, they can sometimes be shy or behave differently than usual, making the portraits seem ‘set up’ or inauthentic, or at least hard to shoot. That’s why some families choose to have a lifestyle photoshoot instead, aiming for candid rather than posed shots. […]
Capturing the color of autumn is a unique window of opportunity for any photographer. Vibrant colors can transform an otherwise mundane scene into a blanket of red, yellow, and orange hues. So how can you take advantage of this breathtaking season? There are many things you can do to set your images apart from simple […]
Most photographers have a few locations they love visiting over and over for gorgeous shots. They might even believe their favorite photography spot is among the best in the world. But in fact, there’s no objective list of best photography locations. Every photographer is biased according to their culture and interests. If they’d learned photography […]
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.
Forced perspective photography is when the subject of an image looks smaller/larger or closer/farther away than it actually is. This optical illusion happens when the background and foreground of a photo seem to interact due to the photo’s composition. This technique is often used humorously, but it can also be beautiful, meaningful, and even practical. […]
If you are a landscape photographer, you likely have a love/hate relationship with winter photography. Winter is one of the best times to get out and shoot, but the logistics are much more challenging than in other seasons. Roads are slick, trails are covered, your camera gear doesn’t always work as well, and it can […]
Rainy weather tends to keep most people inside, but for dedicated photographers, it’s a great opportunity for beautiful shots. Shooting in the rain can seem unappealing when you’re warm and dry inside, but going out is worth the discomfort, especially when you nail a perfect rainy-day shot. Before you head out, make sure your camera […]
Spending time floating amongst the waves in the ocean can be quite therapeutic, just like photography, especially when you’re free of deadlines and other work obligations. Combine photography with surfing, and you’ve got a perfect day! But before you dive into the salty abyss, check out these surf photography tips we put together with the […]