All articles by Ibarionex Perello
Beginner’s Tips for Editing Your Images Down to Only Your Best Work
Tips and suggestions for editing your best photographs for a portfolio or web gallery.
Suggestions for create great street portraits of strangers in less than 3 minutes.
The internet is abuzz with professional photographers and enthusiasts who are dumping their DSLR to switch to mirrorless cameras such as the Fujifilm XT-1 or Sony A7s. The high performance and image quality provided by these small, compact cameras are convincing many photographers to switch not only models, but brands. There are no shortage
Use flash as a powerful tool for controlling contrast, shadow detail and color when shooting under daylight conditions.
Tips learned documentary photographers as to how to make effective photo stories.
Tips for photographing an event as a photo story or photo essay.
Solid reasons to upgrade from your built-in flash to an external speedlight.
Before purchasing the latest piece of camera equipment ask yourself some questions to determine whether you really need to upgrade your existing kit.
The business of photography can be rife with error and mistakes that can be easily avoided to the benefit of both the client and the photographer.
Here’s how to get the most color information from your digital SLR camera.
Here are some questions to ask yourself about light to help improve your photography.
10 Suggestions improving your photographic experience in local public gardens.
Getting over your anxiety over street photography using these useful tips for making great photographs in public of people.
A recent episode of All Things Considered ran a piece titled, “Meet Uncle Bob, the Wedding Photographer’s Friendly Terror”. It featured an interview with wedding photographer Amy Wurdock about her experience contending with the well-intentioned family member with expensive camera equipment who inevitably gets in the way of her doing her job. If you have
Photographers often complain about not having enough time to dedicate to their photography. I am no different. Though I am self-employed, I often face the challenge of finding time to practice photography. Thankfully, my dogs provide me an excuse to walk for 30 to 60 minutes each day and to make some photographs. Though, I
I have spent a lot of money on photography. Some of it was well spent, while in others it’s been a complete waste. It’s been easy to make an investment in something, thinking that it was going to better my photography. It’s only been on the long view that I see what has really made
The greatest challenge faced by any photographer is being an editor of their own work. I am not referring to one’s Photoshop skills, but rather a shooter’s ability to filter through their body of work and select only the best. Whether it’s designing a printed portfolio or creating a new gallery on a website, it
Though a tripod can be an invaluable tool for producing sharp images, you may not enjoy hauling it around especially when traveling. If you want sharp images, but not the burden of a large tripod, there are alternatives. To achieve sharp images in low light or long exposures, here are some products that may prove
Between my Canon 60D and now the 5D Mark III, I’ve made a variety of investments in lenses. I’ve often been asked about why I bought what I did at the time. So, I thought this might be an opportunity to share my thinking when I invested in each lens. Keep in mind though that
Backing up your images when you’re traveling needs to be at the top of your to-do list.
During two trips to Europe, I’ve decided to shoot primarily with a fixed focal length. During my first trip to Paris, I mounted a Sigma 30mm f1.4 lens on my Canon 60D and shot virtually all our travels with the equivalent of a 50mm focal length. For this trip to France, I have been shooting
Street photography is likely one of the most challenging genres of photography to practice well. It demands not only mastery over the camera, but also an almost hyper-awareness of what’s happening on the street at any given moment. Despite it’s difficulty, it one of the most satisfying types of photography. Here are some suggestions for
For many photographers, Adobe Lightroom has become their preferred photo-editing application. Designed specifically to serve the needs of photographers, the software has become a valuable tool for organizing, editing and outputting digital images. As powerful as the application is, it’s easy fail to take advantage of some key features or make some mistakes when applying
Though we create photographs that include color all the time, that doesn’t mean we are always making photographs in which we are using color. The latter means that we are conscious about the presence of color and how it can and will impact our final photographs. Just as painters have learned the importance of the
We are all leading busy lives. So, finding time to dedicate to our photography can be a real challenge. But if we have any hope of improving our skills as a photographer, we need time and a reason to practice. Photographers get better by making photographs, over and over again. Most of them don’t have
Each year involves travel for my family. For me, that includes a great opportunity for photography. But even before I’ve arrived, I have to be as careful about what I’m taking with me as I am about our itinerary. It’s easy to focus just on the camera and lenses, which are undeniably important, but here
Choosing your best images can be tough at times.
Regardless of how long we practice photography, there are some very simple and avoidable mistakes that we make. Though it may not happen as frequently as when when were novices, it usually occurs at the worst possible moment, ruining what otherwise would be a great shot. Here are a short list of common mistakes that
Photographers often fixate on the big-ticket items such as the big camera or lens. And while those items can make a big difference in our photography, there are some more affordable items which can prove just as important for our photography. Whether you invest or all of these items, they can undoubtedly make a difference
You might think that making the casual snapshot or candid photograph might not lead you to become a better photographer. You thought wrong. Practice is practice and even the process of making candid frame photographs can help develop your eye for lighting, composition and much more. Here are a few ways that candid photography can
Digital has provided a surprising resurgence in black and white photography. The ability to create a monochrome image either in camera or later in Photoshop is much more accessible than having to work in a traditional darkroom. But it takes more than removing the color from an image to make a great black and white.
There are lot of mistakes that we make as new photographers. Some are to be expected, but others are easily avoided. Here are a list of the most frequent mistakes made by every new photographer and hopefully it will inspire you to let some of these bad habits go and replace them with something better.
As soon as your begin to pick up a camera seriously, we are hoping that our images will be as good as the people as we admire. However, it’s something that doesn’t come easy. It requires a good amount of practice and dedication. With our busy schedules, it can be hard to find the time,
You’ve bought your first camera and now you have some good shooting time beneath your belt. You’re waiting to move beyond that kit lens and there is some money burning your pocket, begging to be spent on new glass. When I’m asked for advice on what a photographer’s next lens should be, my response is
Standing by the sidelines while people march or drive by doesn’t provide the most interesting and engaging photographs. Instead, I prefer to photograph people before and after a parade. It’s then that some of the best images are possible.
Over the past 8 years, I have conducted well over two hundred interviews with photographers on my show, The Candid Frame. These conversations have featured well-known master photographers such as Mary Ellen Mark, Sam Abell and Greg Gorman. Other conversations have featured lesser known names, but whose work was no less exceptional such as Penny
6 common mistakes made by photographers trying to earn a living as a professional photographer.
Looking for something else to listen to during the workday? Check out these photography podcasts.
Here are ten tips to jumpstart your photography in 2014.
Here are some of our favorite books to check out and inspire you as a photographer.
Harlem Street Portraits is a coffee table book featuring some eclectic characters.
Sit down with a group of photographers and the conversation immediately revolves around gear. It’s about the piece of kit we just bought and the gear we’d like to buy. It’s about rumors about what the next best thing will be. It might not lead to anything that helps to improve our photography, but admittedly
Since first seeing the trailers over a year ago, I have been eagerly anticipating the release of Everybody Street, a documentary film which features conversations and the work of several great New York street photographers.
Here are 7 mistakes that I’ve made that you may or may not have made already, but which should be avoided whenever possible.
Once you become serious about capturing video with a DSLR, you realize that just hand-holding the camera isn’t always going to deliver the quality you need.
The new plugin that simulates a variety of cameras, films and lenses is not a revolutionary introduction.
All images used with the permission of Shea Evans. Shea Evans is a food culture photographer who captures not only the beauty of food and its ingredients, but also how people’s lives revolve around the delicious things they find on their plate. His eye for shape, color and light helps him to produce arresting photographs that
Every photographer goes through it, but sometimes we are reluctant to admit it. The lack of creative productivity seems to come with equal doses of frustration and shame. Such feelings hardly leave us inspired to pick up the camera.
If you know the work of Elliott Erwitt, you are most likely familiar with his exhaustive body of black and white work. Whether it’s photographs of dogs, women, celebrities or beach life, his photographs reveal the world from a insightful and sometimes humorous perspective. Elliott Erwitt’s Kolor is a 448-page book whose images were selected
The best way to get past any fear that you might have of photographing strangers is to make pictures of people at public events. Be it a concert, parade or street festival, people are there to see and be seen. The reservation that some might have about being photographed by someone that they don’t know