Every now and then, we will publish a small but useful and effective tip in our series called Useful Photography Tips. With the year rounding down to a close and lots of you about to go on a holiday, we hope that you’ll be picking up your cameras and getting out there to shoot.
To help you along the way, keep in mind these many useful photography tips.
– The Secrets Behind Making Your Images Look Sharper: The create a sharper image, you’ll need to begin with proper in-camera procedures and the most important thing of all: to use a flash or monolight. There is a lot to do before you even begin to work in post-production
– What They Will Never Teach You in College: Being a photographer involves doing a lot more than just taking photos. In fact, most pros don’t spend most of their time behind the camera. They’re often very busy running a business.
– Improving Macro Photography By Using a Flash: Getting better macro photos should be done by using a flash and not cranking up the ISO setting. This way, you can achieve clearer and more crisp images.
– Why Beginners Think About Flash All Wrong: Many beginner photographers think that you should shoot a flash with it facing forward our bouncing it off of a wall to add in extra fill light. But they’re thinking about it all wrong. The best way to think about using a flash is to create a light source that doesn’t exist in your scene.
– The Easiest Way to Get Catchlights in the Eyes: Catch lights in the eyes make a subject’s eyes stand out more and draws attention to the overall person. Getting them right can be tough to do though unless you have a ring flash. We teach you how to do a better job.
– How to Make a Background Go to Pure White: One of the oldest methods of making a background go to pure white involves using many lights. Amazon recently put a patent on this method, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t do it.
– How to Make an Image Look Sharper Than it Really Is in 30 seconds: This tip builds on our initial sharpness tip that involves proper in-camera procedures. However, we focus more on using Lightroom here.
– Use a Variable ND Filter to Fake the Look of a Faster Shutter Speed When Using a Flash: The method of overpowering the sun can’t be done with every flash or monolight. So what photographers have been doing for years is using a variable ND filter.
– The Best Skill That You Will Learn as You Become More Advanced is Metering: The single most important technical thing in photography is to learn how to meter correctly according to how your camera’s sensor works.
– How to Photograph Steam from a Coffee/Tea Cup: Getting the perfect coffee photo starts with creating strong contrast and having the right lighting in the situation to start.
– Don’t Just Point a Flash at a Ceiling: Though your flash is designed to be pointed straight up at the ceiling, we want to recommend that you never do that when illuminating a subject in front of you. Instead, do the method presented in this tutorial.
– Why You Need at Least an 85mm Lens for Portraits: When it comes to taking portraits of someone, the most respectful thing that you can do to make them look flattering is to use a focal length with the least distortion and that compresses the scene to make them look their very best.