Apr 07, 2011 — 7 comments
If you want to try street photography, you will no doubt encounter a few problems, from lighting conditions to the really scary part—photographing strangers. There isn’t one way to take street photos, but there are certain ways to prepare yourself.
It’s one thing to be a great photographer, but very much another to be the owner of a successful photography business. In fact, I’ve seen far too many technically talented photographers suffer through difficult times, while observing others who seem less qualified sail right on by.
Fisheye lenses are infamous for shooting “hot”—the lens captures so much area that the meter often gets confused, allowing in too much light. Normally the answer would be to just screw on a neutral density filter, but the design of most fisheye and wide angle lenses makes it almost impossible on many cameras.
Many of us complain that we don’t have enough time to do the things that we want. With a heavy workload of taking photos for clients, communicating with clients, traveling, doing finances, etc., it’s often hard to find any time to work on our own personal projects.
Understanding depth of field is essential for any photographer who wants to move past the beginner stage. Using depth of field well gives you great control over the impact of your photos. For new photographers, depth of field can also be one of the most difficult elements to master.
I’ve explained this so many times over, and every time it’s for the same reason: people dive into technical stuff way too early on and get confused to the point of quitting. It’s hard for somebody who doesn’t do well with electronics to understand sensor sensitivity or how the lens opening affects the depth of field. That is understandable because most of us are artists not professors in physics, after all.
If you’re a photographer thinking about getting into the advertising market, you may have your work cut out for you; competition is stiff in today’s digital world. But if you have what it takes—and that doesn’t just mean raw talent—you can make a name for yourself in the high profile industry.
Sony recently announced the 2014 winners of its expansive World Photography Awards, selected from more than 70,000 entries. The judges seemed to opt for bright colors, sharp macros, and lots of surreal imagery here—photojournalism is noticeably absent. Still, the images are pretty awesome.
Many professional photographers pride themselves on their speed and efficiency on the job. They can set up lighting equipment in a flash. They can pose a group of four toddlers before any of them has time to run out of the frame.
Dogs fill very quickly their place in our hearts and we enjoy having their pictures framed on our desk or wall! Photos of these lovely creatures put us immediately in a state of joy and pure happiness. But it’s not always easy to capture their adorable personality.
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