Been wanting to shoot at night but have no idea how to get the best results? Today’s photography cheat sheet has a bunch of basic tips to get you started. Night photography is one of the most challenging genres to get into, especially for those new to it. It can be a struggle to shoot
With all the available choices out there, it can be pretty confusing to pick just one camera to learn the ropes of photography with. Mirrorless or DSLR? Budget or high-end? What about point-and-shoots? How many megapixels does it need to have? What functions does it absolutely must-have? Which lens does my mirrorless or DSLR camera need to be paired with? Here's a simple photography cheat sheet that features some key considerations to help guide your best choice.
We all dabble in food photography once in a while, especially when our inner foodie strikes or we eat out somewhere Instagram-worthy. Smartphone snaps can only take us so far, and if you really want to do it seriously and make it your bread and butter, you'll need to churn out high-quality, professional-looking images with an actual camera.
If you're just getting into landscape photography, among the tools of the trade that you must have heard about are neutral density filters or simply called ND filters. These lens filters are particularly essential to landscape photography -- or any shooting situation that requires a very wide aperture or long shutter speed -- because they decrease the amount of light that hits the camera's sensor.
As if manual photography isn't challenging as is with digital cameras, believe it or not, some of us still prefer doing it on film. If that sounds like a challenge you want to try, we have something to help make it a bit easier for you.
When shooting landscape photos, getting as much of the scene in sharp focus -- from the foreground all the way to the distant horizon -- is paramount. If you've been practicing photography for a while, you must already know that smaller aperture will keep more of your scene in focus.
If shooting landscapes at night sounds very challenging, the truth is, it really is. Working with limited light will require some advanced techniques, extra efforts, and careful planning, but it will all be worth it.
Find yourself struggling to get sharply focused macro shots? It's especially frustrating when you had a great macro shoot outdoors only to find later that your favorites aren't as sharply focused as they should be.
One of the tried and tested techniques for eye-catching landscape snaps is to blur the motion of flowing water. It creates a dreamy and sometimes painterly look and imparts a serene and calming mood to your landscape photos.
Shooting long exposures is one of the popular ways to shoot city scenes at night, as it opens you up to a number of creative possibilities. Among these is including colorful light trails to give your photos a more dynamic and energetic feel.
Previously, we shared some tips for getting your composition spot on when shooting landscapes. For today's photography cheat sheet, it's time to work on the exposure with the help of histogram readings.
Getting the exposure right is only half of the job when it comes to landscape photography; it's just as important to have an eye-catching composition. These two elements work together to make an outstanding landscape photo that goes beyond the snapshot.
The advent of drone photography was a blessing for aerial photography enthusiasts and professionals and continues to be a popular approach to capturing sweeping vistas and stunning scenery. Since there are budget and pro drone cameras available today, it's easy to see why more and more photographers have been picking it up.
Photography may seem daunting to get into for anyone who started out with smartphone cameras. But with today's photography cheat sheet, you'll have an idea where and what to begin with -- from the gear to grab and the shooting techniques to learn.
Thinking of exploring your town tonight for some interesting street stuff to photograph? Night photography comes with its own set of challenges especially since you're often forced to work in low light.
Ever ended up with a poorly exposed photo even when your camera was set in one of the semi-automatic or program modes? This is not at all uncommon, so it's important that you know how to make some adjustments and not rely on your camera's meter all the time.
By pointing cameras to the night sky, photographers open themselves up to the wonders of the stars and other heavenly bodies. As with any kind of photography, it requires some camera settings to make sure you get the shot at the best results possible.
Anyone into astrophotography knows that the best time to shoot the Milky Way is during moonless nights with clear skies. But it's actually possible to shoot at whatever time of the month -- you just need to know how to work with the Moon's phases! With this brilliant photography cheat sheet + tutorial, you'll learn a simple trick to know the best time of the night to shoot by just looking at the phases.
So, you've taken the next step to do photography seriously and got yourself a DSLR camera. At first, it may seem intimidating and very much technical to shoot with it compared to a smartphone or digital point-and-shoot camera.
Composition is key for taking outstanding photographs, so it's one of the first things that you'll have to strive to learn from the get-go. A photo can be technically sound -- well-exposed, properly focused, and tack-sharp -- but if it's poorly composed, it won't be a great photo.
We are told all the time not to shoot against the light, or else we'd get nothing but silhouettes. But, with some adjustments, you can get flattering results through the backlighting technique. The key here is to put a light source behind your subject to create a rim light without overpowering it to cause a silhouette.
We all like to dabble in food photography, but there's more to it than being good enough to get likes on social media. If you've been wondering how to begin taking better, even pro-looking food photos, we have a cheat sheet by Italian food photographer Jonathan Raho that could get you started.