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Camera Lens Filters Explained

Camera Lens Filters Explained

Lens filters fit on the end of a lens by either dropping into a framework that mounts on the lens, or by screwing directly to the lens. You can pay as little as $20 or over a thousand dollars. It depends on the quality of the product and in some cases the brand name.

Can you make money as a Travel Photographer?

Can you make money as a Travel Photographer?

The answer is, in a pandemic-free world, yes you can.

The thought of traveling the world making money from photography is very appealing. You really need to know what sells, who to sell to, and how to plan it all out.

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.

What is the one thing that will improve your photography?

What is the one thing that will improve your photography?

Every day I have to come up with an idea and capture it. I don’t shoot seven photos on Sunday and then I’m good for the week. My rules are a new photo every single day for 2022, shoot RAW files in Manual Mode, a maximum of 20 minutes to take the photo, and 20 minutes to edit it.

Is editing your images cheating?

Is editing your images cheating?

If you are a member of any online forums or Facebook groups, I’m pretty sure you have heard someone say, “I like to get my settings exactly right so I don’t have to edit”. Well, I say good for them, if they are satisfied with their results then that is great. But for the other 99.99% of us, that isn’t the story.

Why do I need a Histogram?

Why do I need 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 shows how many pixels are in that tone.

How do I create a blurred background?

How do I create a blurred background?

The easiest way to get bokeh in an image is to use a low f/ number. An aperture of f/2.8 will easily give you a bokeh. If you have a 50mm f/1.8 lens and set the aperture to f/1.8 you will have no problem getting a bokeh.

How can I be more creative?

How can I be more creative?

Being creative involves using your imagination and creating original ideas. But that’s easier said than done. Creativity wasn’t given out to everyone in equal measures.

Which Business? – Pet Photography

Which Business? – Pet Photography

Photographing pets in my opinion is best done where the animal can really express themselves. I’ve done many dog portraits in a studio setting and they are not relaxed.

Which Business? – Weddings

Which Business? – Weddings

This week’s post is about the business of Wedding Photography. It takes a special type of photographer to shoot weddings for a living.

Which Business? – Headshots

Which Business? – Headshots

Which photography business should you choose? I give you the rundown on Headshot photography. A good headshot is a great business tool.

Common Mistakes

Common Mistakes

Another 5 common mistakes photographers make. I explain why to avoid these mistakes and why it will make you a better photographer.

How do you find your locations?

How do you find your locations?

Having good shooting locations is very important for a wedding or portrait photographer. I’ll show you how to find them and what’s important.

On or Off Camera Flash?

On or Off Camera Flash?

I give you a quick rundown of the differences and when you would use On or Off-camera flash. Plus what you need to get started shooting with flash.

What is Bulb?

What is Bulb?

The bulb setting is a shooting mode that dates back over one hundred years old. Find out who uses it and what it is used for in modern photography.

Live View or Viewfinder?

Live View or Viewfinder?

Which is best, Live View or Viewfinder? I take you through the pros and cons and try to help you know which one is best for you.

Aperture Priority Mode

Aperture Priority Mode

If you find Manual Mode a little frustrating, give Aperture Priority Mode a try. It works great in a fast moving situation.

Pricing

Pricing

Figuring out how to build a photography price list isn’t easy. I take you step-by-step on how to price your work so you don’t have to sell.