“The green reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm.”
I know you’re like, “WTF” but hear me out. As photographers we have to be flexible. There are those who say they only shoot with prime lenses. There are those who only shoot mirrorless. Hell, there are those like me who swear by full frame sensors. They stick to this. They do not change. However, it does not have to be this way. The equipment we use for photography are tools. To both succeed and get better at this craft we have to adapt and change.
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If you are a photographer whose work revolves around children, a thought that often come up is, “What’s the best angle to capture them?” I found the best way to find this angle is to actually use a child. As I have been training my child in the art of photography, I get to see though his eyes. With a Nikon D5100 and a Nikon 35mm f1.8G in his hand, this is what I have learned.
In portraiture, the focus is on the eyes–quite literally. While it’s a general rule to get the eyes in focus (if anything), what really makes a portrait stand out is when the eyes attract all the attention. But how, besides getting them in focus, do you achieve that? Adobe Lightroom has the very clever Adjustment Brush tool, which you can use to enhance the look of your subject’s eyes during post-processing. There are a couple of things to keep in mind, though, in order not to overdo it. In this article, we’re showing you how to make eyes pop in Lightroom, step by step.
As I am writing this this, the New York area is dealing with another heat wave. Shooting in the middle of the day is down right insane at the moment. The temperature has been hovering around 100f/37c for a few days now, again iced coffee is not enough to refresh you. It’s brutal out there. We talked about this once before but time and experience has given us a few more tips to share.
Here are some more ways to deal with the heat. And if you really have this problem a lot, check out our other list.
Many people start and finish their days with lattes, especially in cities like New York. There are some out there who like to share their latte art experience through photography. If you take your time to think things through, and pay attention to a few details you will get good latte images every time. With latte art, you don’t have to look too hard for a simple image. However, you can make a simple image better. If we take the same shot of our lattes each time, it can get boring. The idea is to show it off and make it look good. Latte images can become so much more with a little thought and composition. The idea is to create interesting photos of things people are already familiar with. Some folks just use phones, many use cameras. Here are some tips to take better pictures either way. [click to continue…]
I have one question to ask of you readers, “Do you want to save time on your editing?” If so, read on! What I am going to show you is the sheer brilliance of the “Sync Settings” function of Adobe’s Lightroom software. It is quite easy to use and also very flexible in how you utilize it. Read on to see how it works.