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What's Hot July 2015

What's Hot July 2015 Once again, the staff members here at Photography Talk have combed the Internet and kept their ears to the ground to bring you the skinny on the newest, best and brightest gear available for photographers this month! We've done the legwork for you and I'm happy to say that this month we've got some...

Time-Lapse: Is it Just Another Fad?

Time-Lapse: Is it Just Another Fad? You don't have to spend much time searching to find time-lapse videos on the good-old Internet these days. There are thousands of them out there, ranging from beautifully choreographed astronomy and nature sequences to random videos of just about anything someone with a DSLR or smartphone finds...

4 Reasons Why Photographers Flock to Photograph Iceland

4 Reasons Why Photographers Flock to Photograph Iceland There is the world, and then there's Iceland. At least that's how I like to think of this unique country. Iceland is one of those places that looks like it was computer-generated for blockbuster films. The landscape is truly unique and breathtaking and it has always been an instant attraction for...

Understanding ISO: A Beginner’s Guide

Understanding ISO: A Beginner’s Guide WHAT IS ISO? ISO is one of the three elements affecting exposure. The other two elements are aperture and shutter speed. ISO determines the sensitivity of the camera’s sensor to available light. The sensor's job is to gather light to create an image. WHAT ARE THE ISO VALUES? Most DSLRs...

How to Fake the Bokeh of an Expensive Lens

How to Fake the Bokeh of an Expensive Lens (via Serge Ramelli) No matter how you pronounce it, good bokeh is cool and can add tremendous impact to night portraits, nature shots and more. Unfortunately for the average photographer, getting really good bokeh in your shots often means having a very costly lens. Shop around a...

Why Good Photographers Fail

Why Good Photographers Fail While it could be said that in today's world photographers are a dime a dozen, the truth is that really good photographers are much more rare. Like so many other professions, photography has been turned on its head by the Internet and improved technology in the tools of the trade. Still, the fact...

Top 4 Ways To Earn More Money from Your Photos

Top 4 Ways To Earn More Money from Your Photos Photography is fueled by passion, and that goes for both amateurs and pros. At one point or another, however, earning some money with your passion starts to look like a good idea. It doesn't matter whether you want to turn pro or not, the extra income is always welcome. There are several ways to...

Ultimate Travel Photography Tips

Ultimate Travel Photography Tips   Everybody loves travel photography. It's one of the best ways to enjoy taking pictures and to enhance your traveling experiences. Taking awesome travel shots requires a bit of preparation in anticipation of what you might encounter on your journey. Don't just hang a camera from your neck...