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2202, 2017

The Photographic series – A methodical approach to photo selection

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|0 Comments

A photograph is commonly perceived as a visual representation of a specific place in a specific moment of time. It is that fleeting moment that we photographers are perpetually trying to catch; trying to freeze in time. But what if that one moment was just one piece of the puzzle? Arranging photographs in a specific order with intent, as a photographic series, gives the photographer the power to control the narrative and tell a story.   Take pictures! First things first: take as many pictures you can! More photographs mean more material to work with, more variety in your selections [...]

2102, 2017

A Photographers Guide: Shooting a Street Festival in Asia

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: Travel|0 Comments

If you find yourself in the middle of a street festival in Asia it can sometimes be overwhelming. Trying to shoot scenes and people but you don’t have a clue to what is going on or don’t speak the language. It can be chaotic but we have some tips for you to make it easier and much more fun! I live in the Philippines and here in my city we have two festivals. Other very well known festivals in the country are just a puddle jump away. I got started because of an invite from a fellow street photographer and [...]

2002, 2017

Photographing desserts – Shooting a Lemon Pie

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|2 Comments

I love photographing desserts, being able to play around with colors, textures and light. Today I will tell you a story about a Lemon Pie I wanted to photograph. My setup was really simple, composed by a DSLR camera, basic zoom lenses, a tripod and a fill card. The light was all natural and came from a large window that was covered with a white fabric to help with the diffusion. I prefer softer shadows and even on cloudy days, I need to cover the window.   Playing the culinary photographer and the food stylist When photographing desserts, sometimes I [...]

1902, 2017

Helpful Travel Photography Tips For Your Next Getaway

By | February 19th, 2017|Categories: Travel|4 Comments

Are you getting bored of working non-stop and all you can see right now is the big, blue sky, and the waves before you? If you’re daydreaming of the beach right now or you just have that itch to run away from the city and take photos, wear your thinking cap on and plan a getaway to refresh your soul. Not only would the experience energize you, but it can provide you with a multitude of opportunities to take photos you have never shot before. Of course, there are some things you need to prepare and you have to be [...]

1802, 2017

Digital photography vs. film photography Is there really a difference?

By | February 18th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|3 Comments

“For the images that have virtually unlimited authority in a modern society are mainly photographic images; and the scope of that authority stems from the properties peculiar to images taken by cameras.” – Susan Sontag   It seems that in the past few years film photography has been making a huge comeback. Despite the constant improvements in digital technology and digital cameras, the younger generations of photographers especially, are choosing film over digital – so here are a few thoughts on why that might be.   Belgrade, 2015 - 6x6” negative, Kodak Ektar 100Belgrade, 2015 - 6x6” negative, Kodak [...]

1702, 2017

Tips to master night photography skills

By | February 17th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|3 Comments

When darkness falls there is no excuse to put your camera away as night photography can be an exciting adventure. While I mainly shoot night photos in nature, there is no excuse not to try it in the city. Here are some tips to make the journey to beautiful night pictures a little easier.   Firstly, choose the right equipment. Tripod and shutter release Apart from a camera, a sturdy tripod is crucial for night photography. Low light photography requires slower shutter speeds which can result in camera shake. The smallest movement can spoil that night picture, so use a [...]

1602, 2017

Hidden attractions in the island of Sri Lanka: Mannar

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Travel|0 Comments

Sri Lanka is a tropical island where some people call it the pearl of the Indian ocean. This tiny island consists of many hidden places to see where mother nature will reveal only to the bravest of the brave hearts.. Mannar is one of the hidden beauties in the country and it has many places to see for an adventurous photographer. Mannar is a small district in the Northern province of the country. If you are going to Sri Lanka and planning to do a road trip around the country, write down the following places to see in Mannar.   [...]

1502, 2017

Portrait Photography: Shooting Outdoor Portraits

By | February 15th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|2 Comments

Shooting outdoor portraits is something that should be in every photographer’s repertoire. Doing outdoor photo shoots is one of the easiest ways you can master photography. It can also be the starting point for a photography career. I started out shooting portraits around seven years ago by accident. Ever since the first time, I grew to love portrait photography made a career out of it. I will share a few tips to make shooting outdoor portraits simple and enjoyable.   I always choose secluded parks or public areas for my portraits…   Choose a Good Location Outdoor portraits [...]

1402, 2017

RAW vs DNG

By | February 14th, 2017|Categories: Pro Photography|1 Comment

A few years ago the debate over RAW vs DNG looked to be leaning in towards the DNG file format as the way to go. Recently that debate has been revisited by a number of people and the pendulum is swinging back towards RAW as the file format of choice.  This article will explore the pros and cons of each format. First we have to understand what is RAW?  A RAW file is the unprocessed data coming directly from the camera sensor; and “raw” truly means what it says—without any processing or manipulation what so ever.  You might have noticed [...]

1302, 2017

Concert Photography: Tips on Shooting Gigs and Small Concerts

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|3 Comments

Concert photography is tricky and not easy at all. Just imagine yourself in the following situation - you’re at a concert or a small gig of your favorite musicians, with your beloved DSLR, excited because you’ve got a chance to see the band and take some amazing shots by yourself. But, damn – photos you took didn’t quite meet your expectations. There are several reasons for that – too many people were around you or the lights were too poor. Here are some tips on how to overcome the obstacles, become better at gig photography and take those spectacular shots [...]