Helpful Digital Photography Tips

Helpful Digital Photography Tips

There are always new, helpful digital photography tips that you can use to your advantage and so you should never feel that as a photographer...
There are always new, helpful digital photography tips that you can use to your advantage and so you should never feel that as a photographer of any sort that you know all you need to know.Now whether you are just getting started or have been at your digital photography hobby for a while now, there are a few helpful digital photography tips in particular that are going to be worth learning more about here.LightingOne of the most important digital photography tips that you have to learn involves lighting. Lighting is one of those things that can end up making or...
Being a Better Photographer; Not Always the Camera that Makes the Good Image

Being a Better Photographer; Not Always the Camera that Makes the Good Image

As a freelance photographer with over 36 years of experience behind many different cameras, I'm always told the images I create are beautiful simply because...
As a freelance photographer with over 36 years of experience behind many different cameras, I'm always told the images I create are beautiful simply because I have a "big professional" camera. People normally take one look at my reflex camera with a long zoom, and believe a great camera is the tool that creates great pictures. I often overhear this comment too, even in spanish as I reside in southern Spain on the Atlantic side of Andalucia; when I hear that statement uttered behind me, I stop and turn to the people and tell them that "no, the camera is...
Marketing Your Photography Business on a Budget

Marketing Your Photography Business on a Budget

As photographers many of us lack the skills and knowledge to successfully market our photography businesses. We have chosen to study light and shutter speeds...
As photographers many of us lack the skills and knowledge to successfully market our photography businesses. We have chosen to study light and shutter speeds rather than marketing. However, marketing your photography business does not have to be stressful or cost a fortune. Donate Your Talents My most successful marketing for my photography business has been through giving. I have donated my time and services to many non-profit organizations at large fundraisers and events. During these events many individuals ask me how they can get a copy of their photo. That is when I had them my business card and...
10 Inexpensive and Useful Photography Widgets

10 Inexpensive and Useful Photography Widgets

1. StockingsStretch one layer over your lens for a dreamy, soft effect ideal for female portraits and early-morning landscapes. Black stockings produce a different effect...
1. StockingsStretch one layer over your lens for a dreamy, soft effect ideal for female portraits and early-morning landscapes. Black stockings produce a different effect from white stockings, so keep one of each in your bag. (Gentlemen, be sure to explain in advance to your wife or girlfriend why you have women's stockings in your bag. You know what accidental discoveries can lead to.)  Adhesive ClayThis is not the same as modeling or polymer clay. Photographers refer to this clay generically as Blu-Tack (a brand name owned by Bostik), and Faber-Castell retails it as Tack-It. Because it has strong adhesive...
Money Making Idea for Photographers Taking Local Photographs

Money Making Idea for Photographers Taking Local Photographs

If photography is your passion, you are probably aware of some of the ways you can make money taking photographs. It's like you'll have the...
If photography is your passion, you are probably aware of some of the ways you can make money taking photographs. It's like you'll have the greatest chance for success in photography if you find a niche to occupy so you won't be competing with the many good photographers that seem to exist everywhere. One money making idea for photographers is to start a business taking local photographs. By marketing local images you have the edge of knowing your market and what type of images they want to buy.Most towns and cities have business buildings, parks, retail businesses, churches, and landmarks...
Tips for Photographing Adoptable Animals

Tips for Photographing Adoptable Animals

A picture is worth a thousand words, so they say. What does a dog or cat's Petfinder photo say about them? Photos help sell an...
A picture is worth a thousand words, so they say. What does a dog or cat's Petfinder photo say about them? Photos help sell an animal's personality to its potential new adopter. It's what initially gets people interested, so it is imperative to the success of a rescue organization or shelter to put the best foot forward on their online listings! But taking pictures can be tricky when the subjects are human, and much more so when you have animals with minds of their own! David Carlyon, Gateway Pet Guardians resident animal photographer, explains photography tips for foster parents and...
Movie Review – the President's Photographer – Documentary (2010)

Movie Review – the President's Photographer – Documentary (2010)

For the past fifty years, there has been an official White House photographer to document the movements of the President of the United States. Pete...
For the past fifty years, there has been an official White House photographer to document the movements of the President of the United States. Pete Souza is currently "The President's Photographer." This is his second tour of duty since he also served as a photographer under President Reagan in the 80's.Morgan Freeman is the narrator of this exclusive documentary which reveals sections of the White House never before seen by citizens other than White House staff. Pete Souza works in the West Wing, just 100 steps from the President. His schedule is the President's schedule. He is adept at fading...
Earning Money as a Photographer

Earning Money as a Photographer

A camera is a camera and a lens is a lens. Right. Only partially. Different types of cameras and lens are necessary for distinct photography....
A camera is a camera and a lens is a lens. Right. Only partially. Different types of cameras and lens are necessary for distinct photography. With the cost of photographic equipment as high as it it, making a mistake on the original equipment purchased can be costly. Many expert photographers have moved from film photography to digital in the last dozen years, while others still extole the virtues of film. If you are pursuing fine art, film may be a viable option, but for most commercial photography options, digital has become the standard. This is not because digital is superior,...
DIY Engagement Announcement Photographs and Videos

DIY Engagement Announcement Photographs and Videos

Right after getting engaged couples usually find a way to announce their engagement. Some simply plan a get together where they tell family and friends...
Right after getting engaged couples usually find a way to announce their engagement. Some simply plan a get together where they tell family and friends about their intentions to get married, while others publish an announcement in their local or hometown newspapers. If you are planning on announcing your engagement in a local newspaper then you will want to take a great picture of the two of you together. While you can hire a photographer to photograph you, there are ways to do it yourself.Option #1 - Tripod and TimerThe quickest way to take your own engagement photograph is to...
Tips for Photographing Animals

Tips for Photographing Animals

Whether you're taking pictures for a local shelter, practicing your photography skills, or just taking pictures of the family cat, these five tips can help...
Whether you're taking pictures for a local shelter, practicing your photography skills, or just taking pictures of the family cat, these five tips can help give you the "money shot." Don't use a FlashFlash may be great for some photos, but photographing animals is not one of them. Using the flash can make the animal appear washed out and pale, and it can even scare the dog or cat you're photographing. Instead, go outside. If that isn't possible, light up the room as much as possible. Photograph Outside, if possiblePhotographing outside not only eliminates the need for flash, but also...