I know the frustration, I’ve heard it before, and I’ve said myself. “How do I just capture what I see through the viewfinder, on the screen?” When you buy your SLR, your first thought is quality, and control. That’s what the camera gives you. So it can be incredibly frustrating…
This is a post that I’ve had in me for almost the entire life of my website, which is nearing a year now, but I’ve never been able to put it into words before now. I always try to bring you varied content on this website, so I will look…
Masting photography is simple and hard at the same time. It’s simple because it mostly comes down to practice, hard work, and a thirst for knowledge, but it’s hard because not everyone has what it takes. I would liken it to any other art form, whether you use a paintbrush, or a musical instrument; it takes a lot of talent to become good.
Here’s ExpertPhotography’s top 100 photography tips, picked from the best tutorials of 2011, and brought together in this handy infographic. These tips are extracts from a variety of to the tutorials, where you’ll find much more information, to help you improve your photography.
When you’re working with a single point of interest in a photo, it’s one of the most basic forms of composition available, so quite a common occurrence and it pays to know what to do with it. A single point can provide interest to an otherwise plain photo, and they’re usually fairly small and contrasting to the rest of the photo.
I’ve been writing on this site for a while now, and I’ve put together a lot of good content, but the trouble is that a lot of it can be hard to find, especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for. This post will walk you though everything that a beginner in photography should learn, and in the order that they’re supposed to learn it. Welcome to my 100th post.
Juxtaposition is easy to do when you know how, but isn’t a particularly common occurrence in everyday photography, so that increased the degree of difficulty. You can use it to varying degrees of effectiveness depending on how obvious you make it, and it’s a really good way of making what could have been a boring photo into something much more interesting.
The way in which we view a photo is heavily dependant on the photographer’s choice of composition, which leads our eyes in a certain path. The more that you understand about how people look at photos, the better you’ll become at influencing them in the future.
I get asked to critique photos all the time now, and I’m happy to do it, but I often feel that people’s photography would dramatically improve if they could see for themselves where they’re going wrong. Small things that I would do differently can make a big difference to the end result. The sooner you learn to critique for yourself, the better, as it means that you’ll be able to study your photos as you’re taking them instead of getting home and wishing you could go back and retake them.
Nikon made a bit of a mistake yesterday when they posted this on their fan page:
“A photographer is only as good as the equipment he uses, and a good lens is essential to taking good pictures! Do any of our facebook fans use any of the NIKKOR lenses? Which is your favorite and what types of situations do you use it for?”
We all know that what they said was wrong, but the important question is what makes it so wrong and why has it gotten us so riled up?