In my study of photography, I have found some the best images I have seen are simple yet seductive. Some of these images just used natural light. Others were just of a person walking by a wall. Yet there was something about these images that made them speak to many people. They are unlike so many images I see on the web today, including my own. Here are some ways to take your photography and keep it seductively simple.
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.
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.
When you’re starting out as a concert photographer, you should know one thing first and foremost: you’re probably not going to get paid a lot of money or even at all. And you’ll be doing this mostly for the thrill and the experience until you can network your way to the top. Once you’ve accepted this fact, then you’ll be able to move onto the other aspects that are very important to the creation of concert photographs.
And as you’re first starting out, here are a couple of tips that can help you.
After years of shooting events for many different clients, you tend to get the feeling of how one should typically go. And just like weddings, you learn the shots that are necessary, where you need to be at what time, etc. Throughout these events five key things have echoed through them all, but one can be the biggest core–stealth. Based on my experiences, here are five things needed to tell stories through your photos at events.