One of the most exciting aspects of photography is working with Telephoto and Super Telephoto lenses. While out of the price range for most to buy, this lens family is easily accessible through lens rental services online or through local camera stores. Telephoto and super telephoto lenses enable photographers to explore a variety of subjects in new ways. Such lenses are often used in wildlife photography, but they can be used for a variety of subjects. DigitalPhotographySchool presents ten tips and ideas for great telephoto photography.
Travel photography seems so simple. What could be easier than traveling to an exotic location in a beautiful country with a camera and a handful of memory cards and taking some amazing photos? But, when you arrive at your location, you find that it’s a lot harder to take a decent travel photo than it looks. PhotoTutsPlus shares seven key tips for taking professional-looking travel photos you will appreciate for years to come.
As a photographer, Powazek is outraged when people grab photos off the web and use them without consideration of copyright. He’s been fighting this “It’s on the internet, so it must be free!” ignorance for more than a decade. So what to do? Faced with this dilemma, many photographers add a copyright notice to their photos, usually badly. Find out how to do it right.
We’re sorry, but we did not find this file suitable as stock. With the rapid growth of the iStock collection, we give valuable consideration to each file but unfortunately cannot accept all submissions. This is called the “Subpar” rejection. Perhaps you’re familiar with it? It means there’s a certain something lacking from your image that is holding it back from the collection. But what does that mean, “not suitable”? What isn’t suitable about it? What the heck is Subpar around these parts?
To clear away the mystery, iStockphoto sent their Inspectors out with some homework. Take two shots of the same subject, the first with some qualities that they would reject as “subpar”. There’s just something about a snapshot – something rushed, something lacking, something not quite right – that’s easier to show than to explain. A second shot was then added to correct the problems of the snapshot, to make it suitable not just for stock, but for iStock.
Cropping is a serious business for photographers. Honestly, how can you reformat or recrop someone elses image? You can’t. LayerMagazine explains why.
After living a few times in Africa, and thousands of shots, Cashewman has figured out some ways to capture some of what makes places like Senegal and Ethiopia spellbinding. Here are some of those techniques. If you’re a Senegalese or Ethiopian, lucky you! You know already then that it’s much easier to do this than it is for us visitors. These tips are for us Toubabs and Fenenjis.
“Why do my indoor photos look yellow? Is there anything I can do about that?” Photos that have an odd color cast usually look that way because their white balance setting is off. Adobe Photoshop has a few tools you can use to correct weird color casts. OfZenAndComputing explains.
You don’t have to be a pro to take photos like a pro – Crestock convinced the world’s top selling stock photographer, Yuri Arcurs, to share his top eight secrets – a clear-cut guide to being successful as a photographer.
What can you do to get out there and beat photographer’s block? What can you do when your camera’s batteries are charged, your memory card is fresh, the weather is fabulous, and the light is reflecting tantalizingly off your expensive glass lenses, but your inspiration is just kicking it on a rocking chair on the porch with a cold ice tea. Here’s PhotoCritic’s Top Ten tips to breaking the photographers’ block (or: Ideas for an uninspired photographer).
As with all tools, there are many ways to accomplish the same thing. Blurbomat has found a set of techniques that work really well for taking a photo that doesn’t have the best light or isn’t shot at the perfect time of day and amping it up.