Essential Photography Tips for Beginners

Learning the art of photography is fun and fascinating at the same time, photography is now much easier than what it was back in the days, when photographers need to expertise a More »

Basic Fundamental Skills in Digital Photography

Upon getting your own digital camera, obtaining stunning photographs is limitless. As a beginner, you might stumble to some boundaries, because you are still stuck and have not gotten far with your More »

Thinking Online Photography

So I’m thinking that you the amateur photographer are thinking about trying to sell some of your photos online. You of coarse are wondering if you can actually make some money at More »

Digital Photography Tips For Beginners

If you want to grow in beginners photography or digital photography you are going to want some beginners photography tips. Digital photography, especially when using an SLR, is a whole new world. More »

Photography and Why You May Want a Digital

If your just beginning to take your photography a bit more serious and maybe want to try your hand at making some money with your photography, you will want to look into More »

Digital Photography Tips For Beginners

If you want to grow in beginners photography or digital photography you are going to want some beginners photography tips. Digital photography, especially when using an SLR, is a whole new world. Here are some photography tips for beginners photography that I think will help get you going in the right direction.

Choose a Camera

Selecting an SLR can be confusing. Websites and forums or companies like B&H Photo can help you select one that fits your specific use, whether it is personal or professional.

Learn the Basics

There are some basic rules in beginners photography that will help start you on the path to becoming successful in digital photography. The first is to learn the relationship between aperture and shutter speed in exposure. In digital photography, the aperture controls the size of the opening in the lens, and the shutter speed controls how long the shutter is open. To get the right amount of light, you need to control these two settings properly. A really wide opening along with leaving the shutter open for too long makes

Digital Photography

Alright now, so you have taken a few shots on your new digital camera, and took some time to adjust this and that settings, capture different kinds of scenery, people, and objects. Then asking yourself, what else is there to digital photography. That is why right now we are going down to the basics of digital photography. Its always good to remind ourselves every time to go back to the basics, and see what have been missed and what do we lack.

Photography is always about light, how to capture that light, and how to use it with your image. And in photography, the way the camera do this is with its aperture and its shutter speed. Finding how to set this two basic settings in a camera will help us do what is necessary. We do not have to own sophisticated equipments and buy the latest camera accessory our money can buy, because in basic digital photography, this two settings is what we should concentrate in learning.

There is a lot of jargons and terms in photography, specially when

Basic Tips on Digital Photography

In digital photography, an expensive camera can not in any way guarantee that you will become a skillful photographer. It will help you to enhance your skill as a photographer, but on its own, it can not do any good. A digital camera that is handy and afordable should be able to help you take that journey through photography. Most of the digital camera out there should give a good enough features to help you capture the most memorable images that you may run in to.

Some digital photography tips to help you capture stunning images that’s next to reality.

While most of the digital photographers do the same thing over and over again, this is to help gain enough experience and hopefully develop the skills that they want to achieve. Should not be any different for the common people starting with digital photography. Once the digital camera comes in place, take time to figure out the specification, play with the functions, and shoot limit less number of photographs, do not care of the outcome in the beginning, but make sure to get familiarize with the digital camera.

Essential Photography Tips for Beginners

Learning the art of photography is fun and fascinating at the same time, photography is now much easier than what it was back in the days, when photographers need to expertise a lot of technical knowledge about photography before they can actually start, but now with the advance photography equipment and accessories, you can just start clicking images anytime, though at a later phase you will learn techniques that will fine tune your photographic skills further.

In this article we will discuss the essential photography tips for beginners:

The first question that every photographer has is “How do I take a great picture?”

1. Make mistakes: “Every expert was once a beginner” remember this one line before starting. When you are new there is nothing to lose, make as many mistakes as you can, but don’t get frustrated with your mistakes, learn from them and develop your skills further.

2. Get as close as you can, to your subject, try to fill the gap around your subject by approaching as close as you can to him, this will fill the frame of your picture with the subject only, you will see the difference between

Basic Fundamental Skills in Digital Photography

Upon getting your own digital camera, obtaining stunning photographs is limitless. As a beginner, you might stumble to some boundaries, because you are still stuck and have not gotten far with your skills. Here we will discuss some of the basic fundamentals to get you up and running with digital photography.

Composing pictures in an angle: Composition is one of the basic things that you need to improve in photography. Try taking images in respect with the horizon. Keeping your horizon straight and not slanted will help improve the pictures. But always remember that photography is an art, the only way you can show your artistic side in your works is by taking a number of shots and experiment with what can work for you.

Using a tripod: Contrary to many people believing that tripods is only meant for seasoned photographers. A tripod can improve your picture quality. Adding stability to your shots, and increasing your chance to shoot specially in a low light situation.

Distractions in the subject: Keeping in mind the focus of the viewer. You must always be cautious on the many things that will be included in your frame. Don’t ruin

Thinking Online Photography

So I’m thinking that you the amateur photographer are thinking about trying to sell some of your photos online. You of coarse are wondering if you can actually make some money at it or is it something that you will need to put a lot of effort into. Also you will ask yourself if your computer skills are capable of getting everything together that you will need, and if not how can you find out.

You my friend are in luck because today you can get a good digital camera for a really nice price and you can learn all that you need to know about photography without leaving your home, with the exception of going to take photos but that’s the fun part. You have many books to choice from and also the online photography course. Even well known photography schools have some type of online program.

Some of the benefits that the amateur photographer can get from these online photography courses are many. Just one of the benefits is that you will learn how to take a better photograph and being able to do that will make everything else a lot easier. You do

Photography and Why You May Want a Digital

If your just beginning to take your photography a bit more serious and maybe want to try your hand at making some money with your photography, you will want to look into getting a digital slr camera. SLR stands for single lens reflex, so you add the digital and you have the d-slr camera.

D-slr cameras can cost quite a bit more than a top line point and click camera, but if you are wanting to become the more serious photographer this will be one of the best investments that you will make. The second investment that you can make is taken the time to understand your camera completely. You would be amazed on what you can learn about photography by knowing how to use your camera.

You see the beauty of the digital slr is that you have the artistic control of the traditional slr and the convenience of digital files. When you use interchangeable lens you have the choice of both manual and automatic settings. This makes it easy to play around with the camera and see what is best for you and what you want.

To help you decide whether a digital

Photography For the Beginning Photographer

If you are a amateur photographer that is wanting to be able to sell your work, selling your photography online just may be the way for you to go. Maybe you have been thinking about it for a while and did not know where to start.

You start with the photo and you need a shot will catch the eye of anyone that may come across it. Your photo is your product and everybody wants a good product. Now you may be thinking that you need a great shot of some glamor place but this is not necessarily true. Not if you are selling your work online as stock photography.

Don’t get me wrong here, stock photography does have certain standards. What ever the subject you need to have a nice clean shot, but the beauty of stock photography is that the subject can be just about anything. A hand placed upon a keyboard is a photo that can sell over and over.

You can get started in stock photography with just a few basic things. The first of which would be your camera. You will want to use a digital camera and you want

What is Photography All About

If you’re new to photography, but you’re interested in embracing it as a hobby, congratulations! Photography is an immensely enjoyable pastime that you’ll be able to enjoy and share with the people around you until the day you die.

If you’re wondering where to start, try reading the rest of this article for a basic introduction to photography, starting with the most basic question of all: what is photography?

– What is photography?

Strictly speaking, photography is ‘the process of producing a still picture by recording light radiation’. If we’re being generous we could say that photography has been around since the early 1800s, but in terms of it being something open to the average person to get involved in, the agreed-on date is more likely to be 1900 – the year in which Kodak introduced the $1 ‘Brownie’ camera.

Photography is somewhat unusual in that while it is definitely an art form (in that it’s capable of producing something that appeals to the senses) there are strong technical elements to it as well. In this way it contrasts with an art form such as drawing or painting, where little or no technical knowledge

Beginning Photography

Photography is a wonderful hobby or career that is accessible to almost anyone who is interested. The great thing about photography is that anyone can pick up a camera and start taking pictures, but if you choose to learn more advanced methods there can be a steep learning curve. Then again, there are a few common pitfalls that you may wish to avoid if you’re just getting started.

Gear Everywhere!

With all of the photo equipment available, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the possibilities. Tripods, extra lenses, filters, darkroom gear, timers, lights, reflectors – the list is endless. If you don’t have a solid understanding of what you’re able to do with your camera, you’ll never be able to truly master the use of all of the accessories. Start off small with a basic digital SLR or a basic 35mm camera and only one lens. When you feel like you’ve pushed that as far as you can, then start looking for some fancy attachments.

Not Every Shot Will Turn Out

In the beginning, it’s common to miss a lot of great shots. In fact, not only will you miss a lot

Tips For Beginning Photography

Welcome to the wonderfully addictive world of photography. We have a great community. As the title says, these tips are meant for those beginning photography. I hope you find them useful.

1. Basic Equipment – There is no need to spend thousands of dollars when you just begin exploring photography. There is some basic equipment that every photographer should have though.

A Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera is a must in order to go beyond the everyday point and shoot. SLRs give complete control over the aperture (iris opening in the lens), and shutter speeds. Together the aperture and shutter control the exposure of the shot.

The basic lenses are the standard, telephoto, and wide angle lenses. If you are just learning how to use an SLR then the standard lens that probably came with it is fine for learning all of the controls. I recommend eventually getting one of each of these lenses.

Whenever possible, use a tripod. The slightest movement of the camera can cause blur. The tripod will help keep this from happening.

2. Choose a Subject – When people look at photographs they should not have to guess what the subject

Home Process in Film Photography

This is not an easy question to answer. For example, I am using digital SLR most of time but I still enjoy film photography as hobby; I enjoy the adventure of photo discovery in the field as I seek out new subjects to explore. However, I do not enjoy spending time with chemicals in the dark doing what others do better than I do and in less time. With film photography, I work almost exclusively with color transparency material, straightforward slide processing does not make much sense for me. I used to set up several darkrooms in my photographic life from rudimentary bathroom variety to custom-designed, electronically controlled units complete with commercial temperature controls and automated processing machinery. In all instances, I came to realize that the darkroom was not where I could be most creative. However, I also recognize that wonderful and exciting things happen in darkrooms. Many individuals derive great satisfaction from the work they do there. For large numbers of people, it is a wonderful experience to see full color emerging from the haze as slides dry or prints develop.

If you opt for home film processing you should be able to cut processing

Beauty of Black and White Photography

It’s called black and white photography, but it’s so much more. There’s the black at one end of the spectrum, white at the other end, and a whole lot of beauty in between. Just like the old black and movies of the 1940s, black and white photographs can appear classic and romantic.

Black and white photography is all about contrast. Texture creates a great deal of interest in a black and white picture. Shooting from different directions and different times of day will produce shadows and shading and result in an entirely different picture of the same subject.

If you’re new to the world of photography, beginning to photograph in the simplicity of black and white allows, or forces, you to focus on the real subject of the photograph and nothing else. You’re not distracted by the color, which can sometimes detract from the picture. Whether you use film or digital, black and white photography is at your fingertips.

Consider investing some time doing research. There are some good books devoted to the art of black and white photography. But nothing can replace experimenting as one of the best ways to learn. Most beginners look

Elegant Wedding Photography

Wedding photographs are truly something to be cherished throughout your life. These photographs speak a lot about the moments of enjoyment, the presence of the couple, the feeling of joy and everything that the bride and the groom experiences. Wedding photography should capture every move and every emotion that comes once in a lifetime.

It is also about a lot of advanced planning and management, or else, your wedding photographs could be a great disappointment. Even if you have hired the best photographer and had the best crew to assist you, incomplete arrangements can prove to be disastrous.

The key to elegant wedding photography is communication. Good photography begins with the development of good relationship with the photographer. Discussing all the intricacies of photography, including the style and the approach will give an insight to the person who would be taking the photographs. This helps in making these photographs a memorable experience and the photos seem more real.

You can as well give your photographer the liberty to use his own shooting philosophy. Depending on the different aspects of the wedding, such as venue, style, event etc. The photographer can use his imagination to produce

Five Ways to Improve Your Wildlife Photography

There are a few ways to learn nature photography skills such as reading general wildlife photography books or reading interviews of wildlife photographers but the specific ways are the most effective. Here we focus on the three most important specific ways for you to quickly improve the standard of photographs you capture when on an Africa safari.

We stress ‘specific’, as we have seen people going on an African safari and being disappointed that they could not find a leopard even though they are skilled at photographing bears in Yellowstone, for example. Each continent has different animals with different habits and habitats that we must learn about before we can expect to capture great images of them.

This even applies from park to park in Africa – just because a photographer can successfully find and photograph the big-five animals in the Serengeti or Etosha does not mean they can just arrive in the Kruger Park, Pilanesberg or Kgalagadi and be photographing with the same results from day one. They need to first do some homework.

So here are the three ways that we have found helped us the most to improve our wildlife photography in

Learn Digital Photography

Each one of us wants to become more effective in our photography. That could be winning a competition, selling your images or just taking great photos to put on your wall. So, what is effective for one might not mean effective for another. And, the person who determines how effective is…? You! How do you increase the effectiveness of your photography? Here are a few keys that have helped my students become more effective.

1. Plan

This is just so simple to do. The old adage, “those whole fail to plan, plan to fail” is so true with photography. Happy snappers just don’t get the images that are stunning and fit in the context of effective photography. Before you decide to go out and shoot make sure that you sit down, even if for just five minutes, and plan what you are going to do. What type of image are you going to shoot, where do you want to go and for how long. A simple plan will increase your effectiveness quite dramatically.

2. Make a specific time

If you are serious about your photography, whether it be for pleasure or to make a

Turning Photography Into a Business

Photography is an enjoyable hobby that is practiced by many people. Turning photography into a business is not difficult at all. It is one of the easiest hobbies to turn into a business of your own.

Imagine making money doing something that you enjoy. Even basic photography skills can start you on the road to making money with photography.

Beginning photographers usually start by acting as event photographers. That means they go around and shoot photos during parties and dinner events. If you are lucky or if you try hard enough, you can even get a gig as the event photographer at a major trade show or convention.

Another very lucrative areas of work for those starting out in photography is portrait work. Many people find a need to have a good portrait shot of themselves at some point. These could be for their resume or to create a personal portfolio. You can easily and quickly start this section of your business by using friends and relatives. Very quickly, referrals will start flowing in from satisfied customers. This is the best chance to turn photography into a business.

There are many professional photographers who

The Value Of Perfect Baby Photography

For some parents, baby photography begins prior to the birth of the baby. Once they get the good news about the pregnancy, many parents will take ultrasound images of their unborn baby in the womb. Each moment can be recorded right up until the mother gives birth.

After their child is born, many parents will hire a professional photographer to photograph their baby. Most of these photographs will be taken right after the baby is born or a few months later. This is the perfect time to portray the baby in all types of endearing poses while awake or asleep. These photographs will serve as constant reminders of some of the best moments of the parents’ lives and the beginning of a new one.

A baby photography session requires patience. This has to come from both the photographer and the parents because the baby will not understand what is happening. A good baby photographer has to be understanding and sensitive. The parents will therefore need to be very sympathetic and should monitor their baby’s comfort.

Parents often choose to use props during their photography session, which can help entertain and distract the baby; props can

Photography and Special Effects Photographs

Photographs are amazing keepsakes alone, but there are special techniques which can enhance and spice up your pictures, making them even more unique. You do not have to be a professional photographer to use special effects or trick photography.

Even beginning photographers can shoot really amazing pictures that will require a second look. Learning these techniques is simple when you know the basics of photography, and the creative possibilities using the various techniques are endless. Here are just a few of the benefits offered by special effect photography.

Beginning Photographers Can Learn – You do not need to be a professional photographer to use effects or trick photography. It does however help to know the basics of photography such as shutter speed, aperture, and film speed. If you know the basics of photography and have adequate practice using your camera, then learning to do special effect photography is just learning the techniques used.

No Expensive Equipment Necessary – You can achieve special effects and trick photography techniques without spending excessive money on equipment. Any camera can be used if you know the special effects photography techniques.

Adds A Personal Touch To Photographs – If

Trick Photography

Photo editing is now possible using different programs such as adobe Photoshop, GIMP, Corel draw etc. Photo editing software can sometimes be strenuous to work with but they enhance the creativity in photographers.

There are a variety of photo editing practices that will transform greatly your pictures to an extent. Either getting rid of unnecessary parts from picture, extracting dust, marks and spots or resizing the image properly are among many editing strategies.

There are lots of stages in editing. Presently I will be discussing some photo editing tricks to try at home. These include getting rid of common errors in photos:

1. Tinting the Image – This is changing of color temperature of photo to make the subject emerge greener. The green look will make the colors become cooler, and this will certainly create a vintage look that features a lot of influence on individuals.

Tweak the contrast of the photo, and fine-tune the slider setting that regulates the whole tint. Normally, image editors allow users to adjust the tint of images without the need to work on certain areas of the image.

2. Stylizing Action – To make an action photograph