Photography

Picking Colors to Highlight Emotion in Your Pictures

Here’s what the smart use of color can do for your pictures: It can provoke emotion and even give deeper meaning to the stories you tell with your shots. In other words, spending some extra time to pick the appropriate colors can infuse your photography with so much more character. In turn, this creates a much richer viewing experience for anyone ...

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10 Sure-Fire Ways to Get out of a Creative Rut

No matter how much you enjoy photography, eventually, you may find your creativity waning. It’s happened to the best of us, and it can leave your photographs looking less than inspired, and often downright dismal! Often, creative ruts are caused by familiarity. Too often we spend all of our time in the same areas, with the same camera and lens ...

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Dance Photography: How to Take Dance Photos

Dancing is one of the finest arts ever known to man. The graceful movements, the poetry in motion and the music. Everything about dancing is a feast for the senses – especially for the eyes. The lure of dancing is simply irresistible, which is why a lot of photographers love making it their central subject. But, like anything that’s in ...

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How To Photograph Snow: Composition and Exposure

It may be an icy wonderland outside, but that shouldn’t stop you from venturing out with your camera to capture your very own wintertime masterpieces. Snow photography can be beautiful – and there are plenty of examples to prove it! But for most of us, photographing snow can also be a challenge. Overexposed images, blue tinted snow, and blown out highlights are ...

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How to Use Leading Lines for Exceptional Composition

Leading lines are a powerful tool that experienced photographers use to improve the balance, and overall composition of their images. Lines are often used to lead the viewer’s eye through the photograph, towards points of interest. Our eyes our trained to “read through” images, just like we read through the words on a page. Lines can help to facilitate this, making it ...

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Getting Started With Photography – 10 Common Questions Answered

Relax, we have all been where you are. You have decided to take the plunge into the vast world of photography. Maybe you’re thinking about starting your own business or just ready to seriously learn how to take some pictures. It doesn’t matter how you got here, all that matters is you’re ready to learn. Below are some of the ...

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5 Things Every Serious Photographer Should Own

The problem with picking out photography gear, or a favorite product or service, is that no matter how many photographers you ask, they all have their own definition of “essential”. The biggest differences come based on what type of photography they do – a wedding photographer will have very different needs compared to a sports or a landscape photographer. A ...

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6 Great Tips and Tricks to Make Your Water-Themed Images Pop

You love how the sun’s rays shimmer on the water and the fun splash as your kids hit the pool. But what’s the best way to these images and capture the splendor of the moment? Taking water-centric photos involves some skill and technique, but it doesn’t mean you can’t capture a memorable if you don’t have a ton of experience. ...

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How to Take Pictures of Starry Skies

The night sky has filled mankind’s imagination with images of splendor for countless generations. It’s magical, mystical and aesthetically pleasing, to boot. It’s no wonder that, as soon as we developed the technology to photograph objects, we turned our lenses to the night sky and its inky beauty. Getting great shots of the night sky, though, involves so much more ...

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How to Break into Commercial Photography the Easy Way

Commercial photography is shooting images for commercial use. Examples of this lucrative take on photography include images for advertisements, merchandising, and even product placement. Brochures, flyers, leaflets and restaurant menus also display commercial photography. In short, it’s a pretty diverse and widely used form of photography. The good news about this field is that there’s a lot of demand and ...

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