There are many situations that you will encounter in your travels domestically as well as internationally where picture taking is prohibited. It’s a constant problem. One of the things I’ve learned over many years is that permission can often be granted to allow you to take the pictures you want. It just takes time, perseverance, sometimes money, and always luck.
In an ideal world, all digital photos would be technically perfect: well exposed and exhibiting detail in all areas including any bright segments, the mid-tones and in dark shadow areas. While that level ofdetail...
At my workshops and lectures I am often asked by photographers how I am able to get sharp images at slow shutter speeds out of the affordable 70-300mm zoom I use for backpacking while they are unable to get sharp images with their 70-200 f/2.8 pro lenses. It is true that when it comes to lenses, the price tag does match the quality in terms of durability and sharpness at wide apertures. But by the time my carry-along backpacking lens is stopped down to f/8, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between photos taken with it and images taken with the most expensive pro lenses. Honestly, the lack of sharpness in photos has less to do with the tele lens you are using than it might seem and more to do with long lens technique.
The winds are kicking up and there is a chill in the air, a storm is coming. The afternoon light flickers bright to dim as the first clouds block the sun, racing east with the wind. The moments of sunshine get less and less as more and more clouds join the parade. The light changes from mellow to dramatic. I grab the camera and truck keys and make a dash down to the flats. This is not the first time, I’ve done it so much in fact that with the wind and light I know exactly where I want to be to shoot, so I step on the gas. Within a couple of minutes I’m in place and admiring the big battleships of gray ready to dump their load of snow on our home. A break comes in the clouds, the light comes streaming in as the camera goes click. It’s the perfect end to a fun chase.
The wonderful thing about photography is that it allows for virtually every
point of view and ability to render the visual world in any fashion you desire.
It can range from "straight" reportage and documentation to the
Backlight is light that comes from behind the subject, whether it’s an artificial source or the sun. In the following examples, I decided to use the sun as my only light source, placed behind the subjects and guided by reflectors both natural and man-made.
Every Friday high profile photographers come to the microphones of wsRadio.com
the world wide leader in Internet talk, the best, brightest and high profile
photographers in the world for your listening pleasure.
We are approaching three years of Internet Radio broadcasting. What makes this
show different from other radio shows is that it originates and is stored on
the web at www.shutterbugradio.com
The content of the show is all photography talk, all the time. If you missed
hearing something important, you can go back and replay it again and again.
If you're a photo enthusiast you'll love to here high profile photographers
share their exciting experiences while giving hints and tips on how they get
the job done. Find out what kind of equipment they use and what they recommend.
You will also hear industry leaders make important major announcements that
will affect your photography. You will find out about major trade shows in the
What does it feel like flying in the chase plane of space Ship One, photographing
one of the historical events of your lifetime. How do you hold your breath when
the horses of the Kentucky Derby are coming around the final turn and you alone
are responsible to record this spectacular moment? Do you know what kind of
camera Oscar nominated Jeff Bridges prefers? Do you know how many photographers
cover the Indy 500? What is it like being a photographer in the NFL? You just
have to listen to this outstanding broadcast each week and hear the voices of
these very talented photographers.
Most of the news about Apple these days has to do with the health of the company’s Co-Founder and visionary Steve Jobs. In fact, much of the buzz at the recent Macworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco concerned the absence of Jobs and the news thatApp...
Whether you’re a backpacker, sailor, cyclist or simply a motorist, you are likely familiar with GPS devices which receive latitude, and longitude coordinates from global-positioning satellites to pinpoint your location. Applying thisg...
Photographers talk about the characteristics of light using various terms. When we talk about light being soft or hard, we are really referring to the size of the light source. By using both kinds of light we can have more control over theappearance...
Hawk Mountain Papers holds a print contest every year, encouraging inkjet printers
from all over the world to submit their best inkjet prints on Hawk Mountain
paper. The grand prize winner receives $500 in Hawk Mountain paper with many
category winners receiving $200 each.