Standing Out From the Street Photography Crowd

Standing Out From the Street Photography Crowd It’s often said these days that everyone is a photographer. Whether the simple fact that you take photographs really makes you a photographer could be debated all night, but one thing is certain; more and more people are using higher end equipment for their personal shots than ever before. The...

2014’s Top 10 Apps for Photographers

2014’s Top 10 Apps for Photographers With smartphone penetration in the US having now reached 61% for persons, 12 years of age and older, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 sporting a 16MB camera and the new Apple iPhone 6 Plus with a 8MB camera, users want more sophisticated and comprehensive photography apps. Here are 10 of the apps that...

Should I Shoot in Black and White or Convert Later?

Should I Shoot in Black and White or Convert Later? When using a digital camera, there are essentially two ways you can achieve black and white photographs. The first is to set your camera to shoot in monochrome, or black and white. The second is to shoot in color and convert them on your computer later. Despite sounding like more work, the latter...

Should I Buy a Rangefinder Camera?

Should I Buy a Rangefinder Camera? When I think of all the different camera types available, covering all budgets and ambitions, I picture a natural progression from compact through to high end DSLR, with bridge cameras and mirrorless as steps somewhere in between. My camera owning journey, like most people who have taken up...

The Basics of Panning Photography

The Basics of Panning Photography For many novice photographers, capturing motion in a still image might sound like something that is beyond their capabilities. Professional examples of panning photography, where the subject is sharp and the background shows motion blur, are everywhere. From bicycles to birds in flight, and race...

Night Time Portraits without Flash

Night Time Portraits without Flash There are always two ways of doing things; the conventional way, and the unconventional. Photography is no different. Conventional wisdom, conventional techniques, and conventional equipment are all well and good, but sometimes it’s nice to think outside the box a little. Conventional wisdom...

Achieving Depth with the Three Ls

Achieving Depth with the Three Ls Learning how to achieve a sense of depth in your pictures is a great way to raise the standard of your photography, enabling you to convey scenes in a more compelling way. Photographs with depth draw the viewer in, helping them to feel like they are in the scene themselves, rather than a spectator...

Top 10 Gifts for Photographers under $1,000

Top 10 Gifts for Photographers under $1,000 A $1k budget for a Christmas gift is generous and it means you’re serious about your purchase. Whether it’s for a photographer you love or the photographer in you, there is no room for bad choices when spending this kind of money. As with our previous lists, we’re here to help you make the...