top photographer

This show turned out to be more intriguing than I thought. Watching these two episodes I learned more than I thought it would. One thing that I noticed that is very important for a photographer is, getting comfortable and getting to know the person you are shooting. The photographers that were going into the contest…

framing a subject

I wouldn’t say I have a strong composition in my photos but I think the composition is good enough for the pictures I took. My editing in my photos are okay, I was satisfied with them as I took them so I didn’t want to do too much editing on them. What I would do…

file formats

JPEG – This is probably the best known of all image file formats, and what the majority of digital cameras provide as a digital output from a camera. The thing that you should remember is that JPEG files are compressed quickly in the camera, and thus result in a loss of detail and quality. TIFF…

outdoor natural light portraits

5 tips – 1) Focus on the eyes. The eyes are the windows to the soul and should be the focal point of any good portrait. 2) Always shoot RAW. 3) Never, ever shoot at lest than 50 mm. Try to stay at 70 mm or higher. 4) Bring a sheet and a few spring…

camera modes

automatic mode – Auto mode tells your camera to use it’s best judgement to select shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, focus and flash to take the best shot that it can.  With some cameras auto mode lets you override flash or change it to red eye reduction. portrait mode – When you switch to…

lenses

All DSLR systems offer a dizzying selection of lenses for their cameras. The cost of the lens depends on several things. Less expensive lenses will generally have variable apertures, meaning as you zoom, the maximum aperture gets smaller. More expensive lenses have a fixed aperture. All major camera and lens manufacturers offer a variety of…