Photography News, Tips & Tutorials
Iranian photographer Hossein Zare is able to replicate in pictures images that we can only see in our mind’s eye or dreams. Zare manufactures otherworldly landscapes and urbanscapes injected with an aura of the unknown. He is able to touch on a need that seems inherent in all of us–a desire to know more about what lies beyond reality.
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Notwithstanding their reputation as pests, the countless insects, bugs, and spiders such as these ones can make for some of the most mesmerizing close-up photography themes. The world’s insects and their miniature environments provide the macro photography aficionado limitless amounts of texture, color, as well as physical environments to play around with. Insects are as diverse as humans, and they are evidently much more in numbers. They have captivating shapes, and one of the objectives of close-up nature photography is to highlight all the detail of insects and their surroundings.
Tokyo-based Martin Bailey is a wildlife and nature photographer who recently documented the spectacular, awesome beauty of Antarctica’s icebergs in a captivating photo collection. In a preceding series, Bailey shot the chilly Antarctic’s wildlife that included penguins and seals, but this time he wanted to cast the spotlight on its vast, seemingly endless icy wilderness.
Photographer Fabian Oefner indulges the simple event of the bursting bubble in his project called Iridient and turns it to art. Using the funnel of a sugar dispenser, the rainbow hued bubbles that exist only for a few brief seconds are frozen by the camera at two points: just scant moments before they rupture, and at the precise instant that they burst.
Baby Photography Tips
Babies are unpredictable so therefore tears and tantrums are to be expected. Don’t be afraid to keep the camera shooting rather than waiting for that perfect pose or moment because somewhere in 30 consecutive shots will be one winner. Presuming you have a good amount of natural daylight, choose an ISO of 100-400 and use a wide aperture (f/2.8-f/8) for a shallow DOF (depth of field). Use continuous shooting mode on your camera to capture 2, 3, 4, or 5 photos in a couple of seconds.
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