Category Archives: Photography

My 3 Step Guide to Capturing Lightning Photos Lightning, it’s one of the most intense forms of power that Mother Nature can produce other than your tornadoes and hurricanes. It flashes the earth almost 1.4 billion times per year all over the world, and it is just waiting to be photographed! In this article I …

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Food photography is ubiquitous. It’s seen in TV commercials, magazines, blogs, cookbooks, billboards, social media posts and more. When great food photography is done right, one photo will convince hundreds or thousands of people to try that food. So how do you get started in food photography, and what do you need to know? We’re …

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In other posts, you’ve read about aperture (opening in the lens that lets light pass into the camera body) and how aperture affects exposure. Hopefully, after several experiments, you now have a feel of how aperture works. While fidgeting with your camera’s aperture, you probably discovered (accidentally or on purpose) its side effect on your photo, …

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Photographers like to talk about golden hour photography and the beautiful, glowy light they find right before sunset or after sunrise. The golden hour is amazing. But for my money, you can’t beat blue hour photography for some peaceful, serene images. Don’t be so hasty packing up your gear after the sun has set. Stay …

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Photography is an expensive hobby or career. When you’re just starting, this can be a problem for some photographers because they don’t have the extra money to put into purchasing necessary equipment, like lighting devices. However, we’re here to save the day with fifteen DIY photography lighting hacks.  When you start getting into photography, you …

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Even though you may not have heard of the Brenizer method, you’ve definitely seen it. Just think of the photographs you’ve admired with beautifully expansive backgrounds and clear focused subjects. Most likely, these impossibly panoramic photos are products of the Brenizer method, an advanced and highly technical photographic technique. Keep reading to learn more about …

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There’s nothing better than hitting up the beach on a hot summer’s day. Well, actually, there is: taking the perfect beach photo, of course. Creative beach photography is one of the best ways to pass the time during the summer. Whether it’s for engagement beach photo ideas or family beach pictures, there are many ways …

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City photography, also known as urban photography, is a distinct branch of photography. In this guide, you’ll learn the basic principles for taking great photographs in any city, then receive a few dozen tips for improving your photos. It’s a lot to take in at once, but once you’ve mastered these principles, you’ll be ready …

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Blue and orange are two of the essential colors in photography. Here’s what you should know about these colors, including the impact of light. The Basics of Color Theory Blue and orange are the most common colors in photography, and for a good reason. They’re dominant colors individually, which means they always stand out, but …

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Learning to perfect your technique in panning photography may be more simple than you think. With a step by step technique guide, you can follow the steps to learn panning photography in no time at all. Follow our guide below.  Understanding Panning in Photography Panning photography is a technique in photography that uses a slow …

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Whether you’re a professional photography shutterbug or an aspiring photography amateur, the art and science of photography can quickly feel confusing. There are so many different photography techniques, terms, and tidbits to keep track of, it’s easy to occasionally forget some of the basics. Photographers of every skill level benefit from photography cheat sheets, and …

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Low key photography can produce some impactful photos, but taking a great image requires special techniques and composition skills. Here’s what you should know to take your low key photography to the next level. Understanding Low Key Photography This type of photography is a picture-taking style that heavily features dark tones and colors. It may …

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Any aspiring photographer, at some point or another, will run across the term “color space.” Typically, this moment happens when you’re setting up a new camera, or when you’re fiddling around with your camera’s settings. You notice that there are two color spaces, RGB and sRGB, and an obvious question arises: which one should I …

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An intervalometer is a handy photography device that’s an essential item for any aspiring photographer. But just what’s an intervalometer? Let’s take a look and learn more about what you can use it for.  Intervalometer Defined An intervalometer is a handheld device that plugs into your camera device’s micro-USB port. In photography, it allows you …

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Take a look at some of the images you most like to look through. They’re full of textures and detail. Texture photography uses detail and drama to compel the viewer. The texture is what brings your boring 2D snapshot to life, giving it a 3-dimensional feel that’s exciting to the viewer. If you’re ready to …

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Perspective photography is an incredible way to give viewers unique vantage points. It is a great way to share a viewpoint that many people are not able to see. It allows them to see things they may never be able to experience. Keep reading for some photography tips to help you become an awe-inspiring perspective …

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