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Month: May 2016

Focusing On Landscape Photography

Focusing On Landscape PhotographySLR Digital Photography for Beginners

Focusing on Landscape Photography

The art of landscape photography allows us to capture nature at its finest – a moment in time that only happens once. It provides such a wide variety of interesting subjects as we discover nature’s palette and the innumerable creations around us. We can immortalize a moment and enjoy it for a lifetime. As you learn about nature photography and begin your new venture, here are some tips that can certainly improve your skills and increase your passion for your photos of landscapes.

Start with a camera:

To begin, purchase a simple camera and lens. As you learn more and gain experience you may want to graduate to a more expensive camera. As you practice, you will learn the direction you want to pursue in landscape photography and that will determine the equipment you will need. So for now, keep it simple. You don’t have to start with the best digital camera. I recommend starting with an SLR digital camera. These cameras have a lot of bells and whistles on them and take some time to learn. As you practice, experiment with the settings and learn what your camera is capable of. Understanding the functions of your camera will improve your ability to take interesting and more professional photos.

Consider two lenses:

First consider a wide-angle zoom lens. A wide-angle lens provides different features than a standard lens. It captures a wider area of view than a standard lens and has a focal length (the distance from the lens to the point of focus) of less than 50 mm. Since you will often find wide areas in the landscape, this lens is essential.

Next consider a telephoto lens. A telephoto lens can have a focal length ranging between 80 and 400 mm giving the ability to focus in on any specific element of the landscape and allowing greater flexibility. The long focal length creates a narrow perspective allowing you to focus on a specific element and eliminating other elements within the framework of the photo you are creating.

Consider a tripod:

When using a slow shutter speed, any movement can cause motion blur and you will lose the sharpness of the photo. In capturing low-light subjects, night photography, stormy weather photos, a slow shutter speed is necessary and a tripod will keep your photo sharp eliminating any movement of the camera.

Learn the rules of composition:

The most common used rule of composition is the rule of thirds. While composing the photograph, in your mind’s eye draw two imaginary lines equally spaced horizontally across the framed area of the photo. Then draw two equally spaced lines vertically. This gives you a grid of nine equal sections. Place your focal point at two intersecting lines to create balance and make the photo aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Incorporate other elements of your photo using this grid.

Study light:

The best times to shoot are the early morning and near twilight. At this time of day, the colors are richer and the shadows are softer. A camera records light creating patterns that create interest in the photo. It is important to understand how light affects the photo, so a thorough study of light is essential to good photography.

Understand lines:

The outline of objects in the photo creates the lines that move the eye of the viewer around and through the photo. The psychology of lines teaches us that horizontal lines creates a sense of calmness and constancy, vertical lines a sense of power, and diagonal lines a sense of action. Use the lines in your photo to support the mood you are trying to create.

Now you have enough of the basics to begin. Continue to research and learn. Think outside the box and experiment with new ideas. Display your pictures of landscape so you can enjoy them as well as others. Create your own gallery and be proud of your work. Try black and white photography when capturing your landscapes for a completely interesting and different creation and for a great study of light.

May your passion grow and your knowledge enlarge as you blaze your own trail to a new and exciting endeavor.

A Newborn Photography

A Newborn PhotographyTo every family, having a baby is considered to be a blessing and that’s why welcoming a newborn baby is a perfect time for any family relative and friend to gather in order to build a long lasting memory. During the last years, newborn photography has become quite a popular field, taking into account parents’ desire to capture all those breathtaking moments of their infant. This photo session will provide loving memories that will be cherished by the parents forever. If you are interested in finding a Newborn Photography in Stockport provider, the first option from your list should definitely be “Sharon Wallis”. This professional also specializes in Portrait Photography in Stockport.

Photographers have some important responsibilities when it comes to capturing the most important events in someone’s life. On the market, there are available a lot of professional photography services, including: Portrait Photography in Stockport, Newborn Photography in Stockport, head shots, wedding photography, senior photography, maternity services, architecture photography, sports photography and so on.

Baby and children pictures are some of the most enjoyable and breathtaking subjects for professional photographs. At least, for Sharon Wallis, newborn photography represents a highly important domain of activity. As a matter of fact, she is blessed to be one of the most appreciated newborn and baby photographers in North West of England and Cheshire. She is established in Bramhall, providing customers from Manchester, Stockport and beyond with professional photography services.

It is worth mentioning their photograph sessions will be personalized according to the comfort of you and your baby, also taking into account the safety of the baby. In addition to this, as a future client of Sharon Wallis, you should also know her studio is warm and nice, providing a very cozy and calm environment and therefore, you won’t have to bring any products, besides the feeds, the blanket and extra nappies.

To conclude with, whenever you are looking for a reliable and fully qualified Newborn Photography in Stockport or Portrait Photography in Stockport, you could definitely count on the professionalism of “Sharon Wallis”. This business also provides a wide variety of personalized gift vouchers for any budget and preference. With over fifteen years of experience in this field, there is no doubt Sharon Wallis will satisfy your highest expectations, whether you are interested in portrait or newborn photography. On her website, you can check out her newborn sessions in order to get a clue on her vision towards captivating breathtaking moments of your precious baby.

How To Sell Photos Online

Sell Photos OnlineLet me get you straight, you wanted to make money in digital photography but you don’t like to spend even a single dime? I don’t think you can even make it. You know, business is like a gamble. You need to take the risk. The lesser money you spend, the lesser the risk but the lesser the expected ROI (return of income)you’ll have. And the higher you are willing to pay, the higher the risk but it gives more chance of having higher ROI. That’s the formula of business. You can play safe and not spend anything but don’t expect to gain more money by not risking even a bit.

So you wanted to sell photos online? Okay you must then be willing to spend something. The good thing in stock photography is that you don’t have to spend that much to get you started. But for you to really start your online business in selling your good photos, you must have an online store. You can create yours using the free blogger of google or you can also make one from free sites out there. However, in these days, you will be having a small chance to be visited by digital photograph buyers if you insist to start from free stuffs.

What I can tell you is that there are stock market websites that are highly optimized in their search engines. Meaning, there is more chance of having buyers to visit and buy. So what you can do is have some space from those online stores to have more chance of having more costumers to buy your photos. The “how to sell your photo online” is already designed by them so that’s not your problem anymore. All you have to do is sign in and as I said, pay a bit to start your online store.

Think it as a business and in business you really have to spend something like you have to pay for your rent, tax, fare, etc. So if you’re serious in in selling your photos online, you really have to be willing to spend a bit. And the good thing in online selling is that, you don’t have to pay tax, expensive rents, fares and what not. You just need to pay some space from online stores. Most stock photography sites even have tips and tutorials to help you in your photography skills and in marketing your photos.

Okay, I don’t wanna hold you for a long time so let me introduce you to these two websites that I highly recommend. They really don’t need a big amount of money from you. So how about join them and get started immediately in your online photography business?

Shuttermom

By joining shuttermom, you can set up and promote your home or studio photography business. You can also get photography marketing ideas and join in the photo community fun. See? You can learn how to sell your photos from them and you can also meet new friends who are also in the same field. Wonderful! Right? So what are you waiting for? You can also read those testimonies by people who joined the fun. After that, I really encourage you to join also and start your online photography business.

Shutterpoint

In Shutterpoint, they have many online store spaces to choose from. The good news is they are cheap actually. It’s good to choose the best amount of space that suits your need and situation. They also have lots of categories and you can have an idea on what subject do you think you will focus on. They also have this page wherein you can see the mostly searched photos. By that, you’ll know what type of photos you will get that can lead you to gain more buyers and therefore more income.

So do you know now how to sell your photos online? Honestly you don’t even need to know how. The important thing is take the first step by joing those websites I recommended above. The risk is very low and there’s no reason for you to be too skeptical. As they say, success comes from your action. If you continue to play safe and not act now, you will also continue to not enjoy the benefits of selling your photos online. There are already a lot of photographers out there who are enjoying this kind of business. So why not join the fun?

Should I Buy A Tripod

TripodThere’s a ton of accessories available for your digital camera, and you can easily fall into the “gotta have this, gotta have that” trap. Having said that, I’m going to recommend one more item that is a must for any amateur photographer–a tripod. Happily, this is one of those camera accessories that you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on. There are tripods with high customer ratings for as little as $30 and there are great tripods available for $400 to $500. It’s your choice, but this is one of those times where less can be more.

There are some good reasons to purchase a tripod. If you’re taking pictures in very low natural light (nighttime cityscapes come to mind), it’s important to minimize “the shakes” which occur naturally when holding a camera and shooting. This is true even with cameras that posses vibration reduction or image stabilization features. A tripod is a must in this situation. A tripod can also minimize camera movement on long zoom shots, where the effects of camera movement are exaggerated.

Tripods can be used to steadily hold a camera in what otherwise would be an awkward position–for instance, close to the ground. And how many more times are you going to take, but not be in, a group photo? Again, a tripod solves this problem.

What are some features that you should look for in a tripod (besides three legs, that is)? Well, for starters, you should make sure that the tripod that you’re considering is strong enough to hold the weight of your camera and lenses. Look for a tripod whose legs can be adjusted to stand at different heights. A “level bubble” is a nice feature. This is one of those bubble-in-a-tube devices which, when the bubble is in the middle, your camera is level. The tripod that I use, made by Manfrotto, has a cool quick release feature which allows me to pull a lever and quickly separate the camera from the tripod. The weight of the tripod is an important factor to consider. Watch consumer reviews for a combination of light weight and sturdiness.

I recommend two models of tripods. The economy conscious model that I like is the Vista Explorer tripod. It has a combination of light weight and sturdiness that’s hard to beat for the price (around $30). This model of tripod can also be set up on surfaces that are not level. The tripod that I currently use is a Manfrotto camera tripod (the055XPROB Pro Tripod Legs). This tripod is sold separate from the ball head (which attaches the camera to the tripod) and is somewhat pricier than the Vista Explorer (checking in at @ $180 for the tripod and ball head). It’s solid, stable and easy to use. It’s definitely one of those “don’t leave home without it” items.

Any way you cut it, a tripod is a handy item which i have found invaluable in my photographic hobby. Prices vary, and if you shop around, you can find good quality tripods for under $40. There is no “best camera tripod.“ Shop around, do some research and go for it. You won’t be disappointed.

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