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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 [...]

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|1 Comment

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 [...]