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803, 2017

Shooting events – photographing at a design festival

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|3 Comments

Art & Design festivals are becoming increasingly more popular. They can be a great place for practicing your photography skills, because there is always a bunch of things going on. Usually a design festival includes all kinds of exhibitions, classes, workshops, markets and performances to name a few. With all this going on it can be confusing to know where to look and where to point the camera. Here are a few tips that will make photographing a design festival more enjoyable.   Capture the public participating   Have a program on hand Art & Design festivals are [...]

703, 2017

Inspirations and tips for coffee cup photography

By | March 7th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|2 Comments

Show how it’s made Coffee cup photography is all about capturing the essence of this delightful beverage. Everyone loves the aroma and unique flavors that coffee brings. It can be prepared in so many ways and using different techniques.  There is the concentrated espresso, the Turkish coffee, drip coffee, French press, Moka pot method, cold brew….  It’s interesting to explore the singularity of each process with creative coffee photography.  Let the composition tell the story!   Coffee prepared in a Moka Pot   Creating the Style with Steam and without it In Coffee cup photography many aspects will [...]

603, 2017

Styling and Composition in Food Photography

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

If you want to stand out from the crowd, styling and composition in food photography is a crucial factor in building your own unique style as a photographer. The demand for food photography is huge at the moment and is constantly growing. Food blogs, cookbooks, restaurants’ websites and magazines create a large market where you can find your place. Here are some guidelines for you to get better shots, get inspired and be more confident with your creative food photography.   Food Styling Tips: Know When to Stop When it comes to styling and composition in food photography, setting up [...]

503, 2017

Working with clients – Shooting lighting fixtures

By | March 5th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|0 Comments

As a photographer, you will often get a chance to work together with other creative people from different industries. Working with clients can be a challenge, because you are taking picture of a product they are passionate about and they want it done a particular way. There’s no reason to get discouraged, just remember to be patient and listen to directions.   Get to know the designer   About a year and a half ago I began working together with a friend who started her own business – creating unique handmade lighting fixtures. I was immediately excited, because [...]

403, 2017

Using the photography exposure triangle to improve your photos

By | March 4th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|3 Comments

Ever snapped that photo, but the result is a washed out mess or even too dark? While terms such as aperture, shutter speed and ISO might be foreign to you, they play a crucial part in getting exposure right – see them as important elements of a photography exposure triangle. Once you start understanding exposure, the results will come.   Aperture Aperture is the first point on the photography exposure triangle, one of the important aspects of understanding exposure. Aperture in photography can be easily explained as the little hole in the camera lens that allows light to go into [...]

303, 2017

An introduction to 19th century landscape photography

By | March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|0 Comments

One of the more popular motifs of 19th century photography was most definitely the landscape. Photographs have the power to bring faraway lands into our homes. The first landscape photographers had a great responsibility of faithfully reproducing places that people have never seen before. The world is constantly changing and it is only natural for photography to be changing with it. Let’s take a look at some of the photographers that shaped the world of landscape photography.   Roger Fenton (British, 1819 – 1969)Landscape with clouds, 1856, Salted paper print from glass negative31.4 x 44.3 cm (12 3/8 x [...]

203, 2017

What can I photograph in Sardinia. Traveling to Sardinia

By | March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Travel|0 Comments

Photograph Sardinia Sardinia is a beautiful island to visit. Many coastal views great for nature photographers. Sardinia is a Mediterranean island part of Italy. Has a lot of to offer for nature photographers: beaches, forests, mountains, cliffs, animals, harbors, villages. Sardinia has a rich history and special attractions such as nuraghi and towers. Crystal clear sea views. Sometime the color of the sea changes from bright crystal clear to light blue, if the weather is cloudy. Summer has many days with a clear sky and bright sunshine. The light is good for taking photographs around.   Porto Torres [...]

103, 2017

The beauty of everyday photography – shooting from home

By | March 1st, 2017|Categories: Art of Photography|3 Comments

Everyone feels a little bit under the weather sometimes. Maybe you’re feeling sick or just tired and you aren’t able to push yourself to go out today. But you don’t always have to go outside to take pictures, sometimes the best moments are hidden right in front of your nose. To get started, try out some of our ideas for everyday photography!   Shoot with a macro lens to create interesting close-ups   In Hitchcock’s film ‘The rear window’ the main character is a professional photographer who got hurt while shooting a car race. His leg is in [...]

2802, 2017

Beginner’s Guide to Film Photography

By | February 28th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|0 Comments

Shooting with a Leica is like a long tender kiss, like firing an automatic pistol, like an hour on the analyst’s couch - this quote by Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the most influential photographers ever, perfectly summarizes the feeling you get when shooting film photography. This type of photography has something magical in it and people love it still. It’s definitely more permanent than digital images – think about it, what is the oldest digital photo you possess? And how many JPEGs have you managed to save from the destruction and permanent loss caused by a broken hard drive? What [...]

2702, 2017

Paragliding Photography Tips

By | February 27th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|0 Comments

Paragliding Photography isn’t always easy. It is much easier to go out and just enjoy the day without having to worry about an expensive camera by your side. For those of you that do absolutely love photography and always remember to bring your camera, here are some quick tips.   Tandem Flying If you are brand new to paragliding photography or paragliding in general, it is best to create aerial shots while using the help of a tandem pilot. You may not be able to get exactly where you want but should be able to get most of the angles [...]

2602, 2017

Beyond realism – surrealism in photography

By | February 26th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|0 Comments

The beginning of the surrealist movement and surrealism in photography is connected to Paris in the mid 20’s of the 20th century. Surrealism was a self-proclaimed movement. The surrealist manifesto, published in 1924 by André Breton, announced the priority of the irrational and belief in the truth beyond realism. Surrealism had roots in the Freudian theory of the unconscious and the methods he used to unveil secret desires, like dream analysis and free associations to word and idea sequences. Surrealists defended the transformation of human perception and the experience connected with the internal world of imagination.   László Moholy-Nagy [...]

2502, 2017

How to prepare a photo exhibition

By | February 25th, 2017|Categories: Art of Photography|0 Comments

If you have been working with photography for a while, you’ve most likely considered preparing a photo exhibition of your work at some point. Showing your photographs publicly can be incredibly satisfying; it gives you a sense of accomplishment and boosts your confidence. But preparing a photo exhibition can bring a lot of work and stress, so here are a few tips for making the process easier.   Preparing an exhibition   Choose your photos Before you make plans, think about which photographs you want to show. Make a selection of 20-30 of your best photos and make [...]

2402, 2017

Interior Photography Tips

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|3 Comments

Whether you want to become involved in interior photography as a source of income (and there’s a big market for that – real estate agencies and various publications are always in need for good interior photos), or you just want to improve your skills in order to evoke the atmosphere that you’re experiencing in some great indoor environment on the vacation, there are several things to know about interior architecture photography. Even though it looks easy – someone could think that the design of the space itself is the main or even the only element which is important and that [...]

2302, 2017

How To Shoot Photographs During Bad Light Situations

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: How-to Tips|5 Comments

Let’s face it. There will always be a time to shoot with very, very bad light. Whether it’s a wedding reception, an event at a nearby bar, or a concert performance, taking images can be really challenging. If you don’t have the faintest clue on what to do, you may end up with a photograph that nobody will ever understand or comprehend. Fortunately, here are some helpful tips on how to come out of bad lighting conditions with images that you can use.   Find a Source of Light No matter how hard it may be, look for a source [...]

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|3 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 [...]