Photo Tips

PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTO EDITING TIPS

Respect

People are not sight-seeing attractions, like monuments or historical sites. Be conscious of appropriate behavior, be friendly, and ask permission are important cardinal rules when taking pictures of people...

No Flash for Bands

Are you planning to shoot some live music? Do not use a flash when shooting bands or live performances. The flash will remove the colors from the stage light, and give the image a flat, unappealing look....

Ask the Rules

Before shooting a wedding, ask about any rules. Some churches will be very flexible with your positioning and use of flash etc. while others may be very strict on these rules....

Work Without a Plan

The best way to effectively document an event with tons of movement and action, like a festival, or a parade, is to be spontaneous. Don’t spend your time seeking out the one perfect shot that will...

Shooting Sports: Freezing the Action

When shooting sports, use a fast shutter to capture sharp shots of the fast action and use the fastest drive setting your camera has. The more shots your camera can take per second, the more likely you will...

Macro Photography: Extension Tubes

Looking for some new macro gear? Try an extension tube – it is a spacer mounted between the lens and the camera. It will move the lens away from the camera so the camera can focus closer to the subject...

Macro Photography: A Good Eye-dea

They say the eye is the window to the soul; start looking for the beautiful details in the eyes of your friends and loved ones and take that close up! Just make sure you ask permission first....

Macro Photography: Daily Life

Experimenting with macro photography is a great way to capture all your favorite details around the house – got a favorite plate? Some gorgeous silverware? Take some pictures and make art out of the ordinary!...

Macro Photography Tip: Be Quick!

Especially when the subject of your photos is outside, the difference between a great shot and a ruined one can be a split second. Use a fast shutter speed, and stabilize your subject whenever possible....

Macro Photography: Look for Inspiration

If you do not yet have some favorite photographers who inspire your work, trying out macro photography can be a great way to start! Check out some of the stunning work other photographers are doing and copy...

Macro Photography: Close Up Filters

Looking for some new macro gear? Try a close-up filter! The single-element filters work for lenses with focal lengths in the 35-80mm range. You can also use a two-element filter for 80-200mm focal lengths....

Macro Photography: Playing with Water

Have you ever tried capturing the cool patterns water makes when it is being poured or splashed? There are great tutorials online for taking breathtaking water pictures – next time you are looking for...

Macro Photography: Look Twice

For many photographers, macro photography requires a shift of perspective. Anything can make for a great photo! Try shooting letters – signs, book covers, name tags, anything that catches your eye as...

Macro Photography Tip: f-stop

The lower the f–stop, the wider the aperture. A wide aperture will create a sharply focused subject and a blurred background. Increasing the f–stop narrows the aperture, bringing more and more of...

Cool Effect: Lens Flare

Ever wanted to try the lens flare technique? Here are three quick tips to get you started: Shoot into the sun Backlight your subject Shoot on an angle, bringing the light in from the corner. Give it a try!...