September 2009

11 great resources for night photography.

When the sun goes down, you might normally put away your camera and head home or crawl into your sleeping bag, but what about all that wonderful natural light you only find at night? From the countless stars, meteors, distant planets, to the light of the moon, the night sky offers a pretty spectacular light show! And although the light may be dim, it’s definitely still possible to capture some of it. Head to PhotoNaturalist for some great resources.

Pogue’s photography tips and tricks.

Pogue thought he’d send you the “The Best Photography Tricks of All Time” as it stands today, so you’d have it when you unwrap that shiny new digital camera that you get as a gift. (Most of these apply to consumer cameras, not S.L.R.’s.)

How your camera works.

In this tutorial at PhotoTutsPlus you’ll start to begin to learn the fundamentals of photography – fundamentals that will allow you to start reading and using more advanced tutorials, and manipulating the manual settings on your camera. Here they cover exposure, how the camera works, the shutter, focus, light, depth of field and ISO.

Five things you should know about Photo Copyrights.

Put simply, PopPhoto breaks down the laws that protect your photos. Every photographer needs this reference.

Photography in your kitchen.

Who needs a fully fitted studio? Just head into the kitchen. DigitalPhotographySchool shares some behind the scene details on the taking of an eye catching shot of martini glasses.

Wedding photo tips for amateurs.

The first of AllThingsPhotography’s wedding photo tips for amateurs is that if you are being paid for photographing a wedding, but unsure of what you are doing…don’t do it! Let’s put it this way, wedding photography is probably the most demanding and stressful style of photography there is. Read the post to find out how to overcome these seemingly insurmountable problems.

An introduction to no-flash, low-light photography.

Camera optics have come about as far as they can and are as good as they will get, but digital cameras face three challenges when it comes to low-light photography: 1) low-light autofocus, 2) low-light action, and 3) low-light indoors. Factoidz explains how to overcome these challenges.

I’m a Photographer, not a terrorist.

These days, photographers are routinely made to feel like terrorists. Case in point? Picture me walking around the Winchester Saturday market taking macro photography of the fruit & veg stalls…followed by two police officers. It happened. Seriously. Another example? Trying to photograph my son’s baptism in a privately rented swimming pool and being denied because it was ‘against child protection laws’. My son’s baptism! Once in a lifetime event, people! If you want to shoot in public with confidence, head on over to the DigitalPhotographySchool.

How to photograph waterfalls.

Waterfalls are some of the most beautiful natural features you will ever get the opportunity to photograph. But though they can look simply stunning, photographing waterfalls is not easy to do well. How do you avoid your photos being too dark? How do you deal with clipping in the water? How do you compose your photos to capture the authentic beauty of the scene? PhotoTutsPlus share their best tips for photographing waterfalls.

Photography tutorial: Get the right light.

When shooting portraits, good lighting is all-important. To make sure you have it, you can buy expensive lighting rigs and multiple flash units. Or you can spend a few bucks and carry just the right mix of sun and clouds in your pack. CreativePro will enlighten you further.