Author Archives: Cole Humphus

Contrast is one of the most essential components of photography. When used effectively, it creates clarity, texture, shadow, tone, and light in an image. It can help you draw attention to particular elements of a photo or even emphasize your subject.  In this article, we’re going to concentrate on high contrast against low contrast photography. …

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As a professional photographer, you aren’t just an artist. You’re also a business person. Sure, you want to create beautiful images, but you also want to get paid. Commercial photography is one of the more lucrative fields. In particular, brand photography is in high demand and can form a lucrative cornerstone for your photography business. …

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Have you ever admired a scene, then taken a photo of that scene, only to realize that the photo looks nothing like what’s in front of you? Maybe the image came out too dark or too bright, making it impossible for the image to reflect what your eyes are taking in.  This unfortunate phenomenon can …

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Many people use cameras to take pictures of products, whether for a profession or a hobby. Regardless of why you photograph products, you want to use a camera that takes high image quality pictures.  The best camera for product photography will have high megapixels, a quick processor, and autofocus features. Popular brands that make the …

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Real estate photos are the first things buyers see when searching for a home online. High-quality images even help people envision themselves living in the house. Well-done real estate photography captures a property at its best angle, showcases its unique features, and hopefully helps it sell for top dollar.  But as with any photography niche, …

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For most people, going to the ocean without taking a picture is nearly impossible. You’ve got dramatic blue waves, dry and trodden sand, and the occasional sea bird. However, capturing mind-boggling ocean pictures is easier said than done.  What makes the ocean an excellent subject for landscape photographers is its constant motion. This opens up …

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Wildlife photography is already a challenging discipline. It requires a durable camera that can withstand frequent travel and harsh weather conditions. It also has to be able to deal with rapid movement, make use of inadequate lighting, and capture detail. Even if you know what to look for in a wildlife photography camera, there are …

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In art, the term abstract is the representation of an idea rather than a replication. In abstract landscape photography, artists use natural elements to depict the concept of a landscape rather than shooting explicit images of a landscape. Unlike traditional landscape photography, which gives the viewer all of the information needed to tell them what …

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You might already be familiar with landscape photography, but black and white landscape photography is an entirely new genre unto itself. Working without color might be a little more difficult than you think, and it can take a lot of practice before your photos begin turning out the way you want them too.  However, with …

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Photoshoots for pets have become a trend worth noting, and our dog photography tips will give you the information you need to get the look you want. You can use these pet photography tips for all kinds of pets and shoots both indoors and outside. Plan a List of Shots It’s a great idea to …

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Photographers know that their job doesn’t end when the shoot is over. Organizing and editing photos are as crucial to the photography process as capturing the actual images.  Both ON1 Photo RAW and Adobe Lightroom are end-to-end photography editing software covering every aspect of photo management. You can store, organize, edit, and export your images …

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Whether you’re just starting your photography career or are a seasoned photographer, having the perfect camera is an absolute must. However, with so much debate between the top two brands, it can be hard to pick between Sony or Canon.  Each camera has its selling points, and it is a very close race between these …

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Have you snapped an image that ends up being unclear or blurry? The process of sharpening edges in Photoshop will significantly improve the quality of your image. Many photographers make the mistake of sharpening the entire image and applying the sharpen picture everywhere. There are many instances where you need to be more selective in …

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When it comes to cameras, many people experience stress and confusion when trying to decide which camera brand to purchase. Two of the most popular camera brands are Nikon and Sony.  Today, we’re going to look at Nikon against Sony to decide which camera would be better for your needs. We’ll discuss the strengths and …

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If there are clear skies where you are, knowing how to photograph the milky way means you can get some impressive shots from a wide range of locations. Milky way pictures are a staple for many photographers, and you can find an ideal spot despite the level of light pollution in your general area. Planning …

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With Photoshop’s help, you can create breathtaking landscapes and epic shots with the software’s reflection capabilities. It is a photographer’s motivation to capture the perfect reflection. Not only does a reflection improve the subject, but it also adds another element of “wow” to the photo. Preparing this reflection in Photoshop is not the most straightforward …

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