I recently interviewed an extraordinary photographer and when asked what his favorite part of being in his line of work was, he replied, “I get to show people how I perceive the world.” That sort of struck me because the only way people are going to see how you perceive the world is if you […]
The Photography category includes posts and articles that cover tips, tutorials and best practices for various areas of photography and photographic manipulation. Discussion includes camera fundamentals, composition, lighting, macro and close-up images, lenses and gear, low light and more. Additional topics include traveling as a photographer, developing the "eye" and special effects.
I was browsing through a few woodworking posts last night when I stumbled across one with really great “action” shots. You know the type – up-close pictures of someone working in a wood shop, hands holding whatever they’re working on, tools running. This particular post had three or four photos with really great detail. It […]
Understanding the modes on a DSLR camera is probably the greatest barrier to any amateur photographer who wants to move further in their photographic journey. Modes are those things that we all know are there and that we should probably should be using more, but just can’t find the time or patience to wrap our […]
It’s long been a goal to stabilize our cameras as much as possible in order to capture the most crisp, clear photos. Methods have been elusive though – many of us think we need to spend an arm and a leg to purchase the most up-to-date and the most fancy equipment. The truth is, we […]
As amateur and professional photographers, we all want clear pictures. If what we capture isn’t clear, it isn’t of much value. Not even for the sake of sentimentality. I think many folks wonder if there are tried and true methods for holding a camera with the intention of stability in mind. I’m here to tell […]
With any DSLR camera, before you head out to do some serious shooting, you’ll need to make a few fine adjustments. In this post, I’m going to talk about one of those adjustments – how to dial in, or “calibrate” the diopter of your camera. What is the Diopter? First, I think it might be […]
Whether you realize it or not, there’s more to carrying and handling your DSLR camera than meets the eye. I mean, sure, we all know how to pick our cameras up and walk around with them, but what if a scenario arose where you needed to quickly point at something to grab the shot you’ve […]