Category Archives: Photography

Learning photography is not just learning a new skill… it’s also learning a new language.  Understanding photography terminology, from ambient light to optical viewfinders, helps you become a better photographer and grow your skill.  Here’s our ultimate list of photography terms! Basic Photography Terms – The Fundamentals of Photography Terminology Photography Photography is the art …

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Community Outreach: How One Non-Profit Helps Youth Find Their Passion in Photography with Sara Keith. Episode 25: Show Notes. Unlike many other art forms, photography is a field that is still largely inaccessible due to the high cost of equipment and the difficulty of finding people who are willing to teach. But our guest today, …

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People can recognize the best photography. The most legendary photographers have a certain panache to their work that composes their identity; they have a brand. Stylistic photography elevates work from photos to art. As beginners, many of us snap photos of whatever has an exciting look, unconcerned with continuity between our shoots. However, once you …

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When you compare Luminar vs Affinity Photo, there are many items to consider before you arrive at the best one for your needs. Both editors offer lots of functionality for the price, making them an excellent value, and the performance also doesn’t disappoint even when you’re working with RAW format content. What Is Luminar? Luminar …

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As one of a photographer’s most important tools, focus has the power to change the entire emotional effect of an image and establish the story of a photo. Its formidable impact on photography means that photographers need to have a firm grasp of how to use it. Understanding focus begins with recognizing the difference between …

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Community Over Competition — Making Your Business Stronger Than Ever with Natalie Franke. Episode 22: Show Notes. With half of small businesses closing down within their first five years, the odds are stacked against us. But you have an unlikely ally — your competition. Today we speak with Natalie Franke, the HoneyBook Head of Community …

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Are you already familiar with the work of these famous photographers? Photography like any art, should not be practiced in an echo chamber. In order to become better at your craft you need to see what other artists are doing. This is how people grow and hone their specific skill set. Trying to emulate famous …

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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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Photographers talk about light.  A lot.  In fact, we talk about it ALL.THE.TIME.  But we hash out the nuances of it for a very good reason…it is the heart of photography and affects our pictures in so many different ways.   Two common terms you’ll hear associated with photography are soft and hard light.  But what …

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If you’ve mastered photographing birds and other wildlife at rest, you may feel ready for a new challenge.  Photographing birds in flight can present you with lots of opportunities for great action shots.  It can also be a lot of fun!  Join us as we talk about equipment, technique and composition of photographing birds in …

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Flat light. Golden hour. We’ll decode these and all the other lights professional photographers are talking about for you here! As you begin your professional photography journey, you’ll hear lots of talk about flat lights as well as several other kinds of lights. And photographers have come up with about six dozen ways to describe …

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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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In photography, as in other artistic mediums, the artist relies heavily on color to create art. Some of the most breathtaking photographs do not use color at all or may use minimal color. By leveraging varying intensities of light and dark, and shades of gray the photographer can create stunning imagery.  Historically, all original photography …

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One of the most significant obstacles for photographers is their ability to prepare their images for the printing process accurately. There are many factors to consider, including ratios, color profiles, and file formats, but you also need to consider how to make the most out of enlarging photography. As you grow the image for printing, …

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Space is a beautiful, uncharted mystery, and as photographers, we want to be able to capture some of its majestic allure. However, night photos – especially Milky Way pictures – pose a challenge to photographers, as what we’re photographing is foreign to us. While the naked eye can see portions of the Milky Way, its …

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If photography is your thing, researching and getting inspiration can jumpstart your mastery of the art form or help you start up your photography business. Instead of wandering through bookshelves wondering where to begin, take a look at our choices for best photography books for all stages of your mastery and career. The sections are …

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