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Do you want to become a better photographer? This How-To section covers both photography for beginners as well as professionals. Learn the basics of photography, how to take good photos, and read photography tutorials that you can use to practice on your own.

22 02, 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 [...]

20 02, 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 [...]

18 02, 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 [...]

17 02, 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, [...]

15 02, 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 [...]

11 02, 2017

Portrait Photography: My Photography Workflow

By | February 11th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|2 Comments

Every shooter has his or her unique photography workflow. I figured mine out early on and it has been evolving. I want to share it and perhaps influence others to develop a similar workflow or even a better one than mine. While the title says it is for portraits, it can be a viable for almost [...]

9 02, 2017

Shooting with a Macro Extension Tube

By | February 9th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|0 Comments

The macro extension tube is a tool in macro photography that hasn’t had much utilization. Most macro photographers opt for macro filters or reverse rings. But the macro extension tubes can work as well or even better than any other device that adds magnification to your lens. I have been using the macro tube for over [...]

8 02, 2017

Setting the mood in photos with the right elements

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|1 Comment

Sometimes you will see a scene and will know that the setting is perfect – the right elements to create the perfect mood. However, the magic does not happen every time, but by simply adding some elements in your images, you can create moody images to grab the attention of your viewers.   Fog or mist [...]

7 02, 2017

Color in Food Photography – Get amazing Food Photography Tips

By | February 7th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: |3 Comments

Color in food photography is definitely essential! It’s almost impossible to list the infinite possibilities and feelings that it brings into our eyes. Food photography hasn’t smell, it hasn’t taste, but it definitely has emotion and action! So the first thing to take into account when composing a photo is actually your main subject: The Food! [...]

6 02, 2017

Shooting Your First Engagement Photo Shoot

By | February 6th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|2 Comments

The engagement photo shoot has become a trend lately. Before, the couple only had photos of their wedding ceremony and reception. Engagement photo shoot sessions or e-sessions as they are called are used in invitation, a teaser video for the wedding and for the “save the date” banners to advertise the wedding. I started out shooting [...]

5 02, 2017

Be More Creative With Your Macro Lens

By | February 5th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|4 Comments

Getting creative with your macro lens may seem daunting at first, especially if you’re used to using other focal lengths. Heck, it may be the hardest thing if you have no idea what you’re doing. But don’t you worry because there’s a ton of things you can do with this kind of lens in your free [...]

4 02, 2017

In a photo slump? Here’s how to snap out of it

By | February 4th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|0 Comments

It happens. You lose inspiration and can’t seem to even want to pick up your camera, let alone find sources of stimulus. Sometimes it happens within a matter of seconds when you can’t seem to capture the exact image that you want, or the photo you were most excited about in a specific moment is out [...]

2 02, 2017

Photoshop Tips: Frequency Separation Retouching

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|4 Comments

Frequency separation retouching has become a popular portrait retouching technique. It is an easy way to edit portraits to clean out blotches and imperfections without worrying about loss of detail or texture. It is the technique used by magazine editors to clean photos of models especially for closeup shots. I have been doing photoshop retouching for [...]

31 01, 2017

Choosing food photography backgrounds

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: |2 Comments

Choosing food photography backgrounds is one of the most important moments of planning the photoshoot. It will make part of the story you intend to tell and will reflect strongly on how the viewer sees the style and the subject of the frame. Truly, there are no limits for creativity and food photography props. However, if [...]

28 01, 2017

Using Fill Cards in Food Photography

By | January 28th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|2 Comments

Let’s talk about using fill cards in Food Photography… They are also called reflectors and make all the difference! Imagine that you are shooting with natural light from some source like a large window in the kitchen. Even though the light is perfect, it’s coming from just one side and the shadows on your subject are [...]

26 01, 2017

Tips for Rock Climbing Photographers

By | January 26th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|0 Comments

When you see the sport of Rock Climbing, the essence of it is relatively basic. Using your body, by any means necessary to climb up a rock face without falling. Although the actual act itself is simple, there are many different things that climbers must think about when on the wall. Also given the fact that [...]

24 01, 2017

Family Portrait Photography: Taking Fun Family Photographs

By | January 24th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|0 Comments

I have been shooting family portraits for several years now. I accidentally stumbled into the genre when I was asked to fill in for a peer who was sick on the day of the shoot. Ever since then, I have been doing family portraits especially during the holiday season. Creating and taking interesting family portraits can [...]

23 01, 2017

Surf Photography – Tips on surf photography

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|0 Comments

5 Tips To Surf Photography Surf photography is an art for one of the best world-renowned sports out there. For firsts wherever there is a wave, there is surf. One of the great things about the ocean is that there are so many different aspects to it as it is constantly moving and changing. This makes [...]

22 01, 2017

Use manual exposure and never look back

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

Use manual exposure and never look back When new to photography, the automatic function is the easiest option, especially when terms such as aperture, shutter speed and ISO seem like another language. However, at some point you will struggle to get your camera to do what you want to achieve and it might be time to [...]