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2803, 2017

Composition in photography: Filling the frame

By | March 28th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: |3 Comments

We’ve been talking about principles of composition in photography in a number of posts now, but we haven’t touched the subject of filling the frame. What does filling the frame actually mean? It means exactly what you may assume it means even if you’ve never heard about it. It is one of the principles in photography that follows the ‘get closer’ rule more than any other. It means framing your subject in such a way that it occupies a large amount of space in a photograph.   Frame your subject in such a way that it occupies a large [...]

2703, 2017

Top 4 Mirrorless Cameras For Your Budget

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: Gear and Tools|4 Comments

Mirrorless cameras are all the rage right now. Small, lightning quick and affordable; mirrorless cameras can now produce images like those out of a proper DSLR without you having to carry around that kind of weight. But with so many brands and hundreds of models, it is very difficult to choose the best mirrorless camera that offers the most value. To make your life simpler, here are the 4 best mirrorless cameras with different prices and sensor types, which offer excellent image quality, body design, video features and much more.   Fujifilm X-T2 - Mirrorless camera   Fujifilm [...]

2603, 2017

Why Use Back Button Focusing and How

By | March 26th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|3 Comments

Back Button focusing is exactly what it sounds like. It is focusing using a button at the back of your camera, not your regular half-press shutter button method. There are lots of situations in which using back button focus will ensure sharp photos and easier shooting, especially with moving subjects. In this article, I will explain why you should use this back button focus method and how you can set it up in your own camera in a few simple steps. Read on!   Back button for Nikon   Why will Back Button Focus help? Focus once locked, [...]

2503, 2017

Composition in photography: Positive and negative space

By | March 25th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: |1 Comment

Talking about composition in art and photography may seem intimidating, especially if you are new to the photographic practice. It maybe sounds technical, but in this article we are going to explore what is space in art, more specifically what is positive and negative space in photography. Don’t freak out because of the terminology, space composition is actually one of the simpler tricks you can employ in your photography, and mastering it can make a real improvement in the look of your photographs.   If the negative space is in such a vibrant color, don’t be afraid to keep [...]

2403, 2017

Composition in photography: Minimalism

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

Minimalism began as an artistic movement in the US in the 1960s. In visual arts it meant moving from abstract expressionist painting to more simplified, geometric shapes. Minimalists claimed their art was not so much about self expression, but rather a more objective method of creating. Minimalism includes balanced forms, neutral surfaces, repetition, geometry, color, etc.   The shape of an object will become more important than the object itself   In photography, minimalism is still very much present, although it received critiques on lacking subject matter and a point of view. But there is a certain kind [...]

2303, 2017

Freeze Motion Photography – How to Capture Several Motions in one Image

By | March 23rd, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|1 Comment

Working with publicity nowadays you have to be inventive. We are flooded with studio images and not much catch our attention anymore. Every image needs to be visually pleasing so people can stop and stare, if you catch their attention they will read what you have to say. As a photographer, I love to create effects and make photos catchy. That’s how I learned to freeze motion in photography and use it commercially. Every single theme can be turned into something special, in my example I used gastronomy photography, this can be used in books about coffee or an article [...]

2203, 2017

10 Super Easy Tricks for Smartphone Photography

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|6 Comments

Smartphone photography is a big thing now. People do take photos from a phone seriously, and even hold competitions for it. But with thousands of selfies and alleged-candids and colourful landscapes flying around, a nice simple photo can really set you apart. A camera is just a tool, and it really depends on you – the photographer – to make the image. So, here I am to tell you a few simple tips and tricks to make your smartphone photography a whole lot better.   Focus on your subject I mean this both literally and figuratively. If your subject is [...]

2103, 2017

A Handy Guide To Photographing Children

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|4 Comments

Unlike weddings or portrait sessions, photographing children is a different discipline that requires a whole lot of patience and understanding. That’s because kids need an extra dosage of guidance to help you get the shot that you want in the fastest time possible. Otherwise, you’re going to end up with irritated kids, tired parents on the other end, and a set of images that you won’t be able to use or submit. Fortunately, here are some tips that can be handy to you when the time comes and a client would seek your services in taking portraits of their children. [...]

2003, 2017

Developing Country; Developing Photography

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: Travel|Tags: |3 Comments

Photography enabled me to capture a typical day in this tropical country. It never goes without the bustling streets, the frantic passengers going in and out of jeepneys, and the warm weather. This is my home: the Philippines. I have been living in Davao City, a city in the southern part of the island of Mindanao, for almost 22 years. During the shifting years of my adolescence, I stumbled across Photojournalism and loved it dearly. When you look around Davao City, it must be a story-telling haven. This is how I was able to develop my education of capturing tales. [...]

1903, 2017

Understanding the rule of odds in photography

By | March 19th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: |2 Comments

One of the basic and simpler rules for composing a photograph is the rule of odds. Photographic composition is often left to chance. You see something interesting – you photograph it. There’s a split second of time left for you to make a decision, which is why photographers aren’t as free as painters or designers to invest a lot of time in thinking about how exactly to compose the objects in an image. That is one of the beauties of photography – the fact that it is so unpredictable and spontaneous. But if you get a chance to methodically approach [...]

1803, 2017

Using rhythm as a tool of visual interest in photography

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

Rhythm is a part of life. Our heart beats in a rhythm, we breathe in a rhythm, sleep; wake up, night follows day, the seasons change. Rhythm is present in different types of art forms: music, dance, poetry, theatre, film. And photography is no exception.   Using rhythm to draw attention to certain elements     In visual arts, rhythm is a motion of elements that repeat themselves; or interchange, or build up. These elements can be in different relationships between each other, they can be the all same, similar or completely diverse. Rhythm is bound by space, [...]

1703, 2017

Photographing models on the Beach

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

Photographing models on the beach is definitely an exciting gig for every photographer. With the right techniques and conceptualization, one can create dramatic images. The whole idea is promising, but you’ve got to be prepared. You must take into consideration the following factors: location, unpredictable lighting, equipment, and model’s essentials, and etc. Want to ace that shoot? Here are some tips to help you.   Shade and Light: Stunning output is possible with only ambient light.   Conceptualize! Always conceptualize first to know the tone and the character of the shoot. Model’s clothing, make up, and even poses [...]

1603, 2017

Color theory in photography: Contrasts and harmonies

By | March 16th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

The most important element of color theory is the color wheel. It is a circular depiction of all the colors in existence, transitioning one from another. A traditional color wheel is made up of primary, secondary and tertiary colors and each color is complementary to the color opposite to it on the wheel. The three primary colors are red, blue and yellow. By mixing two primary colors we get secondary colors. Mixing yellow and red results in orange, blue and yellow make green and red and blue make purple. By mixing primary and secondary colors, the results are tertiary colors. [...]

1503, 2017

Color theory in photography: Basics of color temperature

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

In this article we are diving deeper into the fundamentals of color theory by investigating what does color temperature in photography mean. Color is a name for the color impression that occurs when light with a specific wave length reaches the photoreceptors in the retina. These receptors react to specific light waves. Information about a certain color travels through the optic nerve as a nerve impulse, to the center for color perception in the brain, where a subjective feeling for a certain color occurs. Light that causes nerve stimulus can be measured with a photometer or spectrometer, but the feeling [...]

1403, 2017

Color theory in photography: Dimensions of colors

By | March 14th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: |3 Comments

There are a number of different ways of representing the same color, as every color contains dimensions. On the computer screen, the primary colors of light are mixed additively, so they produce white light. These colors are known to us as the RGB color system, which is commonly used in digital cameras and monitors. Graphic designers on the other hand, use CMYK color system, which is commonly used in printing.   Dimensions of colors In the history of color theory many researchers have made efforts to sort colors in such a way that would enable their notation and defining characteristics. [...]

1303, 2017

Color theory in photography: The Basics

By | March 13th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

Traditionally, photographers do not have the same knowledge about color theory as painters do. But color is an integral part of our world and it is important to understand how different colors can affect our perception and emotions. Some basic knowledge about color theory can give you a better understanding of how to capture it in your images and that will take your photography to the next level.   Additive and subtractive colors Color theory for photography is based on theories that painters have been using forever; that all visible colors can be produced by mixing a few primary colors. [...]

1203, 2017

What Not To Do When Shooting An Engagement Photo Session

By | March 12th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|4 Comments

Before the big day itself, couples who are about to get hitched would always set one day to have their engagement photo session taken. It’s that day they can get dressed up in whatever manner they like, and have their pictures taken without any stress on their part. It’s also that one moment where they can let everything loose and just have fun before they go forward with their married lives. As such, it’s always important for these couples to choose the right photographer that fits their style and convenience. If they do make the mistake of choosing the wrong [...]

1103, 2017

The Photo book: Thinking about making your own book of photographs? Get inspired!

By | March 11th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|1 Comment

A photographer’s ambition when showing their work is usually oriented towards the photographic exhibition. It can be the greatest feeling, having your photos framed and mounted on the walls, all your hard work finally on display for the public to enjoy. But preparing an exhibition is no joke. It can take months, or even years of planning, a lot of stress and more often than not – a serious toll on your pocket. On the other hand, creating your own photo book can be an equally effective way to get your photos seen, without having to break the bank, and [...]

1003, 2017

Product Photography Tips and Tricks

By | March 10th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|3 Comments

Nowadays, on the era of e-commerce, you can enter stores from all over the world and buy any kind of product with just one click (ok, not just ONE click, but you know what I mean). But with so many choices what makes us set for that one seller? I know that words are good for convincing, but images… images sell not only items, but ideas, news, articles, blogs and magazines and so much more! Sellers always need great looking photos to showcase what they have to offer, but like them, there are so many photographers! What makes you the [...]

903, 2017

Great Tips on Posing for Photos For Your Next Portrait Session

By | March 9th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|4 Comments

A lot of amateur photographers find it hard to pose their subjects due to the fact that it’s hard to translate your thoughts into clear directions. Oftentimes, you think of something so awesome when it comes to your portrait concept but you end up scratching your head when you see the final image on your computer or laptop. Plus, you risk the chance of looking lost in the middle of a portrait session if you do not have any idea on what to do. But fret not folks, help is on the way for all your posing-related woes. Here are [...]