rss
rss

Photography Blog

Photography News, Tips & Tutorials

Latest Posts

Tips for Better Bokeh Photography

Bokeh Photo - Your Heart Is An Empty Room

Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Exposure: 0.033 sec (1/30)
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 800
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off, Did not fire

The term “bokeh” seems to have evolved from its original definition. Nowadays bokeh refers to out of focus lights and shapes within a picture, rather than the “aesthetic quality of the blur in out-of-focus areas of an image.”

Creating better bokeh photography is not so much skill but creativity. Technically, to make the lights appear out of focus, you just have to switch to manual focusing and twist the focusing ring to the right or left until you have achieved the desired effect, but beautiful bokeh photos are more than just random blurs and orbs. Here are some tips for better bokeh photography:

Read More

Christmas Photography Tips and Techniques

Girl Decorating Christmas Tree

Capture the Preparation Stages

Families come together at holidays, but not just for the main event, they come to help decorate… and these are exciting, fun-filled moments, so they’re ripe with photographic opportunity! Trimming the tree is a special moment in creating the atmosphere of Christmas, and most families have a cherished collection of ornaments, lights and stockings – all of which need to be hung on the tree. Try to get people’s faces as they open the ornament boxes. Young children (who might not have remembered the last Christmas) are especially good subjects. When the tinsel goes on, you’re almost done, but there are two more shots to get – the first is when the star (or angel) is placed on the top of the tree; and the last shot is when everything is on the tree and the lights are plugged in for the first time.

Read More

Cyber Monday Sale – 40% Off Selected eBooks!!!

Screen Shot 2016-11-28 at 1.19.29 PM

Discover Why More Than 27,000 Photographers

Use and Love Our Tutorials…

 

THE SALE

Save 40% on all our super helpful photography tutorials!

Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.29.39 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.29.56 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.30.16 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.30.26 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.30.39 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.31.04 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.31.12 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.31.16 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.31.22 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.31.30 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.31.36 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.31.43 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.31.49 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.31.58 AM

Avast ye! You’ve stumbled upon our BIGGEST SALE EVER! Today you can grab any of our extremely fun and helpful photography tutorials for 40% off, and get the best prices of the year! Blimey!

So grab yourself some booty, join the thousands of photographers who are now taking better photos thanks to these popular products, and save a few dubloons while you’re at it!

But don’t dilly dally. This sale ends November 30, 11:59PM Pacific Time. If you’re looking to brush up on your photography skills, and learn a TON while having a jolly good time, grab this deal now!

P.S. The sale price is already applied in your cart, so there’s no need to mess around with coupons. This deal is super easy to get. Yo ho ho!​

P.P.S. All of these tutorials come with a 60-day Money Back Guarantee, so they’re totally risk free. More details on that below the list.

Black Friday SALE Today: 40% OFF Fun Photography Tutorials!

Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.25.08 AM

Discover Why More Than 27,000 Photographers

Use and Love Our Tutorials…

 

THE SALE

Save 40% on all our super helpful photography tutorials!

Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.29.39 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.29.56 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.30.16 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.30.26 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.30.39 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.31.04 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.31.12 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.31.16 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.31.22 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.31.30 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.31.36 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.31.43 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.31.49 AM Screen Shot 2016-11-24 at 12.31.58 AM

Avast ye! You’ve stumbled upon our BIGGEST SALE EVER! Today you can grab any of our extremely fun and helpful photography tutorials for 40% off, and get the best prices of the year! Blimey!

So grab yourself some booty, join the thousands of photographers who are now taking better photos thanks to these popular products, and save a few dubloons while you’re at it!

But don’t dilly dally. This sale ends November 30, 11:59PM Pacific Time. If you’re looking to brush up on your photography skills, and learn a TON while having a jolly good time, grab this deal now!

P.S. The sale price is already applied in your cart, so there’s no need to mess around with coupons. This deal is super easy to get. Yo ho ho!​

P.P.S. All of these tutorials come with a 60-day Money Back Guarantee, so they’re totally risk free. More details on that below the list.

Thanksgiving Photography Tips

Plan Ahead

thanksgiving-photography-1

Every photography project or endeavor is better served with some sort of pre-planning – thinking about what shots you want to get, and making sure you’ve transferred all existing images on your memory card(s) so you have clean ones. Recharge your batteries and clean your favorite lenses. Scout the location (the family house or apartment) taking notice of specific details. Observe how the light filters in through the windows and illuminates the room. Don’t be afraid to take notes, take test shots under various lighting conditions to check exposure values, and try out compositions. This way when it comes down to actually photographing your family, you’ll know exactly what to do, where to position people and what are the best times to shoot.

Read More

Night and Long Exposure Photography Tips and Techniques

Lightning Photography Tips by Exposure Guide

Lightning Photography Tips

Lightning is dramatic, extremely fast, a challenge to photograph and potentially dangerous. There are various techniques involved with capturing great photos of lightning. Since lightning is extremely fast, (30 microseconds or 30/1000000s) you must be quick. Above all, be safe, as lightning kills.

You’ll want to disengage the autofocus on your lens, and set it to Infinity (the sideways 8 on the lens barrel); this isn’t always apparent on some digital lens, so you have to figure this out for your given lens. Manual focus is better than autofocus when you’re photographing lighting, because the lightning will definitely fool the autofocus sensor. Setting the lens to infinity gives your maximum depth of field, such that when the lightning does strike in the distance you’ll have the lightning and the deep background in sharp focus. Objects closer to the camera will definitely be out of focus, but they’re not your main subject any way – so don’t worry about them or frame them out ahead of time.

Click here to learn more about Lightning Photography

Read More

Categories
Most Popular Posts
Most Popular Tips
Most Popular Basics
Most Popular Ebooks
Follow Us
Follow ExposureGuide on Follow Me on Pinterest
essential camera skills