By Carolyn E. Wright | Friday, November 28, 2014
In my last article, I told you about the photographers’ rights when it comes to taking pictures on public and private property.
Now I’m going to show you when and how to use a property release form — to get permission to take and use photos when the owner can legally stop you.
By Derrick Story | Monday, November 24, 2014
Traveling photographers and those who just want to lighten the load are taking interest in the current class of premium compact and mirrorless cameras. Because of their popularity over the last few years, there are plenty of options with a variety of features and prices.
If you or someone you know is hoping to get one of these powerful, compact image-making machines as a gift this season, here’s a guide to help you find the right one.
By Erin Manning | Sunday, November 16, 2014
Tired of the same old ho-ho-hum holiday pictures? Want to add some pizzazz and personality to your shots? It’s easier to capture the joy of the season when you and your subjects are having fun. Use these photo tips as a guide for inspiration.
By Scott Erickson | Friday, November 14, 2014
There’s been no denying the explosion in popularity of drone camera platforms in the past few years and this week DJI, the company at the forefront of the industry, took a giant leap forward when it revealed the new DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter.
At a special event on San Francisco’s Treasure Island, DJI announced the new flying camera system as the evolution of everything they’ve learned over their eight-year history of building Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or UAVs. Their popular Phantom quadcopter system required you to attach your own camera or to attach a video transmitter to see a live stream from the camera. This time out, DJI is providing a completely integrated system right out of the box.
By Konrad Eek | Thursday, November 13, 2014
When I began my formal study of photography, Minolta had just introduced an auto focus 35mm SLR, and you had to master exposure and chemical film and print processing to get a great photo.
The digital revolution has made it difficult to get a bad result with any type of camera these days—and if you do, Photoshop cures most ills. I confess to doing virtually all my professional work with a digital camera.
However, there are still great reasons for taking the time to learn the traditional process of shooting film. Here are five of them:
By Erin Manning | Thursday, November 06, 2014
Early morning and late afternoon are great times to shoot portraits outdoors. The sun is low in the sky, which results in soft, beautiful lighting.
But what if you don’t have the time or the luxury of shooting at the most beautiful time of day? Are your chances of capturing a flattering portrait—well, shot?
Not at all! It’s easy to capture great portraits at high noon. You just have to know what to look for.
By Konrad Eek | Sunday, October 26, 2014
For just a few dollars—and in just a few minutes—you can make a simple DIY light box to evenly illuminate small objects for close-up photos.
Whether you’re doing product photography, insurance documentation, or simply shooting as a hobby, this system will give you consistent and effective lighting from a variety of sources.
And it’s made from materials found at your local art supply store.
By Carolyn E. Wright | Thursday, October 23, 2014
Humans are among the most popular photographic subjects—of course. But when do you need a model release form before clicking the shutter or displaying those photos?
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