In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post, our pro helps our apprentice shed the complexity that comes with child photography and suggests a simple outdoor portrait photography setup anyone can use to take pro-quality pictures of children.
In this post we answer the 7 key questions you should ask yourself before buying new lenses. We also include our new photography cheat sheet, which breaks down some of the key features to look for in new lenses.
Feeling festive with less than a week to go to Christmas? Our Christmas food photography tips offer some fun photo ideas for delicious images this holiday season…
Shooting promotional band photography can be both an excellent way to hone your portrait photography skills as well as supplement your income on the side. Our in-depth tutorial below explains some essential portrait photography tips for capturing dramatic band promo shots, as well as advice on how much to charge for your efforts.
UPDATED POST. In an effort to boost sales of Sony’s compact system cameras, Sony Australia has come up with an online – and slightly off-the-wall – marketing campaign. It has produced a series of videos poking gentle (but acutely-observed) fun at stereotypical DSLR users, with the tag line ‘All the gear and no idea’.
So far in our Professional Photographer to the Rescue series we’ve revealed a pro’s tips for music photography and the secret to shooting wild landscapes. This week we meet a professional photographer from one of the more stressful niches you can shoot: wedding photography. Our pro joins an amateur photographer on his first wedding shoot, offering his expert wedding photography tips and insider knowledge on the best equipment to have, posing tips, photo ideas and more.
Just because it’s bitterly cold outside there’s no need to hang up your DSLR until the spring. Admittedly it’s hard to be enthusiastic about heading out to take pictures of snow when the temperature dips below zero, especially when you know you’re going to be standing still for long periods of time. But the visual delights of beautiful frost-covered landscapes and snow photography are sure to make your efforts worthwhile – in fact, you might find that you’re inspired to take your best shots yet.
Whether you’re shooting close-up macro pictures or sweeping landscape photography, you’re always going to want crisp images. Pin-sharp macro images are particularly hard to achieve because they often require small apertures, which in turn means using slow shutter speeds. Thankfully your camera’s Mirror lock-up function can help rescue your photos from camera shake.
There are four creative digital camera modes that are worth getting to know, but of these, the P or Program mode is the best place for a complete novice to start. Program mode sets the shutter speed and aperture for you, while still giving you full control over other settings. However, you can switch between these pre-determined shutter speed and aperture combinations by half-pressing the shutter button, using a useful feature known as Program Shift.
Last week we kicked off our Professional Photographer to the Rescue series with a guide to music photography and how to work intelligently in a limited time frame. This week we turn to landscape photography, where our resident professional photographer saves a shoot by explaining how to tame wild landscapes with your camera.