When you’re starting out as as a strobist, you’ll immediately see just how much better your images can potentially become. But in order to make them even better, you’ll need to learn a couple of techniques that can help you get a creative vision across.
After many folks stop shooting during the cold seasons (or at least slow down) they can be not as well prepared when it becomes a bit warmer and easier to shoot. During this time, and many others, we can end up in ruts where we can’t produce creatively due to burn out or not having the ideas to begin with.
Here are a couple of ideas on how you can escape this problem.
We talked to photographer Alexandre Buisse a while back when he showed the world just what the Nikon D800 could take while out in the field. Alex has been a photographer for years and has embraced trekking to remote locations to capture images that embody the spirit of adventure and the passion that goes along with bringing wonderful scenic spots to viewers. He takes this even further by sometimes combining it with outdoor sports.
Alex is super busy, but he had some time to catch up with us and answer a few questions about what it’s like to photograph in the great outdoors.
As I sit here cleaning and organizing my lens collection, I’m thinking about which lenses are the foundation of my photography. Sometimes for simplicity and frugality’s sake, I wish I could start my photography life over. If I could travel through time and space back on my photography path, here are the lenses I would tell the newbie me to focus on first. I think these are the types of lenses every DSLR owner should have. [click to continue…]
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 usually, “What do you like to shoot?” The answer to this is the best way to determine what the next lens should be. With that in mind, here are my recommendations for the lenses which should follow your kit lens.
Mattias Fredriksson is a photographer who grew up in Sweden and then moved to America to become a ski photographer. He started his career in print journalism which later evolved into wanting to tell stories through images. Mattias is now a senior photographer for Powder magazine–and has shot loads of their covers.
He told a bit about what it’s like to have worked in his shoes.