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Springtime… Days are warmer, longer and filled with the sights and sounds of nature’s rebirth, from flowers blooming in vibrant colors to the chirps of baby birds and other animals making themselves known. Everyone’s restless from spending winter indoors so it’s a great time to go outside and an even better opportunity to make great photos.
However, if you're taking pictures in your own garden, or somewhere you know its ok to let your little ones pick flowers, give your child a basket to put newly picked flowers into and follow her around as she selects the precious blooms. You can zoom in for tight shots, or fill the frame with the wonderful colorful flowers. Get down low on her level instead of shooting from your height pointing downwards.
And a great portrait doesn't always have to have the subject smiling at the camera—or even looking at the camera either. Candid photos, where you capture your subject doing something naturally can be more timeless and express more feeling to the viewer.
When taking a portrait of your youngster looking at the camera you can use a shallow depth of field to separate her from the busy background of flowers. To take a portrait using a shallow depth of field, place the camera on aperture priority and select the widest aperture your lens offers. For some lenses, it will be f/1.8 or f/2.8. For other lenses it may be f/3.5 or f/4. Flowers in the background will blur softly, giving more prominence to your subject.
This article has been adapted from Savage's website. In an ever growing photography industry, it can be hard to stand out and create truly unique photos. So why not bring in an element of creative color into your photographs with the Savage RGB Light Painter Pro LED Wand? No matter if you’re an enthusiast or a professional, this [...]
Whether you're new to photography or perhaps you've been a photographer for a while but have been looking to improve your skills, we've compiled a list of things to take on in the new year!Take a ClassClasses are the quickest and easiest way to learn technical skills, shooting techniques and photography concepts without spending hours [...]
When the temperature drops, our cars sometimes stop working right, our bodies prefer being wrapped in fuzzy blankets by a warm fire and our cameras spend more time on a shelf, especially if we typically do most of our shooting outdoors during the warm months.But when we spend time inside, we are missing out on [...]
The world is colorful and bright this time of year with holiday lights! It can be a pain however, trying to shoot those twinkling lights without them being overexposed or appearing dull and out of focus. Here's a couple tips to help you capture those dreamy holiday lights this season!Determine Who or What Your Focus [...]
The Thanksgiving holiday is one that fills us with the anticipation of spending time with family, friends, and enjoying a Thanksgiving feast. This holiday season, don’t limit yourself to posed photos around the dinner table. Instead, consider photographing the entire day as it unfolds.Here are some of our favorite tips for making sure the photos you shoot capture the [...]
Want to surprise a photographer friend or family member with something that packs the punch for less than $100? We've combed our store for the top five items that will suit just about any photographer!Outside of gift cards, memory cards, batteries, straps or cleaning camera supplies, here are our go-to, photography inspired holiday gifts this [...]
This article was adapted from the original article here.Canon expands the EOS R system with the launch of the EOS Ra camera, in late 2019. This is the industry's first full-frame, mirrorless camera dedicated to astrophotography (as of October, 2019). Based on the 30.3 million pixel EOS R camera, the EOS Ra has modifications which dedicate [...]
This article has been adapted from Nikon's blog. Read the original here.Images, whether stills or video, are stories. It's as basic as that.Our story here is about the Z 6 Filmmaker's Kit, and how you can use it for the stories you are inspired to tell.And we mean you. Not "you and a crew," not "you [...]
In this day and age, photography has become so accessible, people are making a living off of taking photos with their iPhone. However, there's still a distinct divide between experienced photographers and hobbyists, which boils down to the things you know about photography and your gear. Let's breakdown the need-to-knows to up your photography game!Know [...]