Archive for December, 2011

Baby Steps In Photography

Tweet Now that the holidays are past many of you are now holding in your hands some of the most sophisticated imaging devices ever created by man. As little as 20 years ago the digital camera you received for Christmas or purchased for yourself would have been so far advanced it would have likely been [...]


Basic Five Point Studio Lighting

Tweet For this article I needed a studio and the assistance of a full time studio photographer, so I turned to Karl Leopold at imagesforever.net down in Melbourne Beach, FL. Karl was gracious enough to help out with this article and lend his expertise. Last time we covered basic three point studio lighting today we’re [...]


Understanding Your Histogram

Tweet Histograms are your friend and yet they’re one of the most under-utilized features on high end digital SLRs. Some people don’t know about them, others may not know their camera has that capability. Most cameras have two types of histograms: Luminosity and color. Today I’m going to focus on luminosity and follow up with [...]


Get Better Photos Right Out Of The Box

Tweet Considering there will be a slew of new DSLRs and digital cameras under the Christmas tree this year, this seemed like a good time to review guidelines for basic composition. We’ve already talked about what to do after unboxing your new camera for the first time, and now is a good time to review [...]


Photographing Christmas Lights

Tweet Two things I really enjoy photographing are fireworks and Christmas lights. The fireworks tips I’ll save for summer but, since many of you will be getting new cameras, this is a great time to review tips for shooting Christmas lights. You won’t need a lot in the way of equipment, but you will need [...]


Three Things You Should Do With Any New Camera

Tweet We’re coming up on the holiday season and many people will be getting new cameras for Christmas. While there’s an understandable temptation to charge the batteries, plug in a fresh storage card and start blazing away, there are a few things you’ll want to do first. Read The Manual If you do this while [...]


Beware The Fake Wedding

Tweet Weddings are big business and a lot of vendors compete with one another for the attention of the bride to be and all of them want to put their best foot forward. Ever notice that many of the shots in vendor catalogs look so good? The bride and groom could be models who just [...]


Eye-Popping Discount on Canon 5D MK II

Tweet B&H Photo is offering a jaw-dropping deal on the Canon 5D MK II, with a body-only price under $2,000 USD and it comes with a 16 GB CF card. That’s the lowest price I’ve seen on 5D MK II and if you’ve been thinking about getting a full frame DSLR, this is a great [...]


Basic Three Point Studio Lighting

Tweet For this article I needed a studio and the assistance of a full time studio photographer, so I turned to local professional Karl Leopold at ImagesForever.net down in Melbourne Beach, FL. Karl was gracious enough to help out with this article and lend his expertise. Three point lighting is one of the basics of [...]


Photography Style Influences Gear Choices

Tweet I get a lot of questions about equipment and cameras. What kind of camera you get, the kind of equipment you buy is largely dictated by the style of photography you’ll be shooting. Certainly there is a great deal of overlap, but each specific branch of photography is going to mean different equipment choices. [...]


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