Two Easy Ways to Get Professional Results

Two Easy Ways to Get Professional Results

This week I’m going to cover two ways to get professional results. These are two techniques that will help you take better photos, and put an end to all the second-guessing you do during a shoot. Just a heads up, both these techniques need you to use a tripod. So the...
How do you shoot a silhouette

How do you shoot a silhouette

How do you shoot a silhouette? The simple answer is to shoot your subject directly in front of the light source. You want the outline of your subject to be sharp and their boy to be black. Just because you stand Uncle Bob on a hilltop at sunset doesn’t mean it will...
What settings do I need to capture fast-moving subjects?

What settings do I need to capture fast-moving subjects?

What settings do I need to capture fast-moving subjects?   Subjects that are considered fast-moving There are so many subjects that can be considered fast-moving. So to make it easier we’ll start with the slowest first and that would be kids running. The fastest...
Why do I need a Histogram?

Why do I need a Histogram?

Why do I need a Histogram?   What is a Histogram? A histogram is a graph that shows the brightness of the pixels in your image. The horizontal axis of the histogram goes from pure black on the left side, to the brightest white on the right.  The vertical axis...
How do I create a blurred background?

How do I create a blurred background?

How do I create a blurred background?   So let’s start by giving the illusive blurry background a name. It’s called Bokeh, and it originated in Japan. It means haze or blur. So from now on every time you hear a photographer mention bokeh, you know they are...
Which Business? – Sports Photography

Which Business? – Sports Photography

Which Business? – Sports Photography   The reason I started a photography business was to shoot figure skating. My daughter had started skating and the year before. The moment I realized I could make money shooting figure skating was at her first competition. The...