By Justin Reznick | Friday, January 16, 2015
Winter landscapes are stunning to behold—and to shoot. But cold-weather photography comes with a unique set of challenges.
It’s important for photographers to have the proper equipment and using smart techniques when shooting in the bitter cold.
Follow these strategies and gear tips to ensure that winter conditions don’t slow you down on your next photographic outing.
By Derrick Story | Friday, December 19, 2014
What if you weren’t bound by budget when shopping for your favorite photographer?
If a sudden windfall has blessed your bank account, or you have a new credit card in need of a proper maiden voyage, there’s no shortage of extravagant gifts for photographers with terrific taste.
Or just maybe, you’ll want to add these to your own holiday wish list—and send it to a generous aunt.
Hey—it’s fun to dream.
By Derrick Story | Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Photographers aren’t the easiest people to buy for. Ask them what they want, and you’ll most likely be greeted with a grin and a request for a $2,000 camera.
Fear not! The following gifts for photographers are sure to please the most finicky enthusiast. And with every item here priced below $100, you’ll both be smiling as the wrapping paper falls to the floor.
By Joseph Linaschke | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Have you ever shot really close-up hand-held macro photography and struggled with keeping your subject still, holding your camera steady, or avoiding harsh, ugly shadows?
I’m going to show you how to solve all of those problems in just a few minutes with nothing more than a plastic cup and some scissors.
By Robbie Carman | Saturday, August 30, 2014
In an interview or close up shot, setting a soft background with bokeh is a really popular look.
Ultra fast prime lenses allow you to work with more of a set’s natural light to help you create that soft look, while keeping the focus area crisp and sharp.
This week on Video Gear weekly, Rich and I shed light on why a fast prime lens should be in your camera bag.
By Richard Harrington | Friday, June 27, 2014
The type of lens you use adds character to a shot. However, you don’t always need an expensive lens. Sometimes, a cheaper camera lens can give you the results you are looking for.
By Jim Heid | Thursday, November 07, 2013
The lowly lens shade might just be the least glamorous piece of gear in your camera bag. It’s that plastic ring that attaches to your lens and helps guard against flare—those bright circles that appear when your camera is pointed near the sun or another bright light source.
Most new lenses include shades. So why does Ben Long confess to rarely using them—indeed, to having a “completely irrational fear” of the things? That’s the subject of this week’s installment of The Practicing Photographer.
By Richard Harrington | Friday, October 11, 2013
Does your footage look too choppy? Are action scenes a streaky mess? It might be because your shutter speed isn’t set properly. The shutter in a camera is a lot like a pair of shutters on a window. It controls how much light comes through and hits the camera’s sensor.
This week, we continue to look at exposure. There are three critical pieces to achieving good exposure and creative control with your shots. Fortunately, shutter speed is the easiest to learn, with just a few simple rules.
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