Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Want to know the secrets to revealing the intimate moments behind every “I do”? Get eight pro tips for creating perfectly lit, romantic portraits. Plus, see here for your chance to take award-winning photographer Kirsten Lewis’ online Craftsy class, Documentary-Style Wedding Portraits (a $59.99 value), and develop your signature style as you learn how to capture compelling wedding photos that will thrill your clients and build your business.
Are you perplexed by the tiny numbers marked on your camera lens? Do you wonder what they are or what they do? They’re called f-stops and they refer to the opening of the lens, known as the aperture, which allows light to enter the camera. Each number indicates a measurement of the size of the opening.
The DIY zoom lens, macro lens, tripod, and shutter cable are downright ingenious. The underwater housing tip, however, seems a bit risky. It may be wiser to buy a cheap underwater camera than to put your smartphone underwater.
A ring light is like the king of portrait lights. It creates a beautiful, uniform light that illuminates the subject’s face. But what makes it truly ideal for portraiture is that it allows the photographer to shoot with a shallow depth of field.
Do you want to start making money with your photography, but you’re not quite sure if you’re ready? The first thing you need to get started is confidence. Here are eight easy steps from Jay P. Morgan to help you become a strong, confident, money-making photographer.
Some of the cutest children pictures are taken during the infant and toddler years. This is when kids experience their “firsts”. Whether it’s crawling, yawning, smiling, or walking, capturing that moment is priceless. Photographing a baby is not an easy task. Working around the wiggling and squirming or the pouting and crying to get the perfect picture takes time.
The key to great studio photography is in well-planned and well-executed lighting. It not only creates dynamic portraits, but it can dictate the style, mood, and tone of a photograph.
Diffusion panels are some of the most useful and versatile pieces of equipment one can find in a product photographer’s toolbox. They offer more flexibility and control than softboxes, they come in many sizes, and they’re super easy to transport. Unfortunately, if you’re on a limited budget and find yourself needing a number of them, buying them at retail prices can be a bit over the top ($100 or more a pop!).
The bottom line with any photography learning experience is figuring out how to take great images. That is the result all of us are looking for. If we aren’t actually taking great photos then what’s the point of learning? By putting into practice some simple steps, your photography will improve immediately.
Photographing jewelry can be very challenging, especially when you’re trying to get sharp, close up photos that show off the jewelry’s detail and craftsmanship.
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