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Five Quick Tips For Getting Started in Macro Photography

Have you ever looked at macro images in National Geographic and wanted to shoot images just like that? There is a lot to learn before you can capture shots like that. Take a look at these tips on how to get your feet wet.

Image by WilliamCho

Mirrorless Cameras

The word "downsizing" has good and bad connotations nowadays, depending on the context in which it's used. When used to describe camera gear, it's a good term, especially with the advent of  mirrorless camera systems.

Into an Empty Place

Things start to go wrong before the sun is up. Some photographic outings are like that.




Working With Models

Whether you convince a friend to pose for the camera, or hire a model to bring an idea to life, working with a live model presents challenges that a photographer must be ready for, and not all of them involve using a camera. Using models as your subjects is a great way to get exciting images, but it can be intimidating if it’s your first time.

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

The Canon Powershot SD3500 IS features a 3.5” touch screen, a 5X zoom lens with a focal length of 24–120mm, a 14MP CCD sensor and 720 HD video. This is the first PowerShot SD with total touch-screen control and the biggest screen ever on a Canon Elph.

Jasmine Star: Timing Is Everything

I shot my first wedding in October 2006. Back then, I simply hoped for the best. Hoped the wedding wasn't delayed, hoped the family members remained nearby for formal pictures and hoped I received a timeline for the day in advance. I'll never forget the terror of standing outside—in a garden—after my first wedding on a pitch-black night for the family formal pictures.  

ProPhotoInsights Takes Us to Greylake Sluice

In this ProPhotoInsights Snapshot video, we are going to take you to a location in the beaufiful Southwest of England, called Greylake Sluice. Here at our location we explain what we are hoping to capture from the location, and give you a brief tour around.


Zack Arias: Impact 60-Inch Umbrella

If  Zack Arias had to choose a single light modifier for the next six months of his life, what would it be? No question about it, according to Zack: The Impact  60-inch convertible umbrella from B&H.

Just Give Me the F-Stop

Many photographers try to break down the concept of flash photography into what they think are the understandable elements: the numerical values of the settings used. They want numbers, they want the f-stop. However, the scenarios we encounter as photographers vary so much that it becomes meaningless for anyone to “give you the f-stop.”

Zack Arias: Amateur versus Professional?

What's the difference between an amateur and professional photographer? In this short video from his recent creativeLIVE weekend workshop, Zack Arias addresses this question from an online viewer. If you're getting paid, are you a pro? If you still love photography, are you an amateur? And who enjoys photography more?

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