How I Got The Shot

How I Got the Shot: Ralph Lee Hopkins on Baja California at Sunrise

Baja California has some of the most spectacular wild coastlines anywhere, and it's also the best place in the world to see and photograph whales and dolphins. But on this particular morning, it was all about the light.

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog post by Ralph Lee Hopkins

How I Got the Shot: David Kingham on Snowy Range Perseids

The Perseids is one of the most active meteor showers in the sky, and it acts as an annual challenge for photographers wishing to capture its majesty. The image above is entitled Snowy Range Perseids, and it was created in 2012 by astrophotography expert David Kingham. In this installment of How I Got the Shot, David shares the gear he took along on the shoot, the settings he used, and he provides crucial tips on how to carry out the post-production processing.

Editor's Note: this is a guest blog post by David Kingham

How I Got the Shot: Peter Cannon on 'Rays through the Mist'

"Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” George Eastman.

Having been involved in professional photography for over 30 years, I've tested a wide range of equipment and used a variety of camera bodies to achieve the huge library of work that I presently have. I'm happy to share how I got this particular photo, and the story will probably surprise you as much as it did me.

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog post from Peter R. Cannon

How I Got the Shot: Mike Finn on His "She Took the Midnight Train" Composite Photo

The photo above is quite a striking one, and we recently featured it on our Facebook wall. It was shot by Mike Finn, a photo enthusiast who loves to create awesome scenes. After closely inspecting the photo, we thought it would be great to ask him how it was created.

Can you take a guess? We talked to Mike about how he created it. Here's how.

How I Got the Shot: David H Wells on a Scene out of India

BHInsights blogger David Wells has been a busy man! He was recently on an assignment that tasked him to photograph the historically-significant Islamic architecture in Bijapur, in the Southern Indian state of Karnataka, for Saudi Aramco World Magazine. They were quite tedious to get to, since there is no commercial airport in Bijapur, and during the short window of time that he had for the shoot, no trains could be found from Mumbai, to get him to and from that city with enough time to do the kind of photography he was expected to do.

Capturing the photo above was not only quite a physical task, but also required lots of knowledge and understanding of exposures and metering. Here's David Wells, explaining how he got the shot:

How I Got the Shot: Troy Shinn on Looking Up

Every now and then, we will give the spotlight to select photos from our awesome fans posted on our Facebook. Troy Shinn's photo above was recently selected, and it received an outpouring of love from amongst our other followers.

We were so awe-struck by it, that we asked Troy to share with us how he shot it. Here's Troy's story.

How I Got the Shot: Matt Kloskowski's Fall Sunrise

Kelby Training's Education Director Matt Kloskowski photographed the stunning sunrise in his photo above. Capturing all of the details in one image like this can be a bit tough to do, but it is totally possible through various methods. How do you think Matt shot it? After being captivated by it, we talked to Matt about how he photographed it.

Take a guess, then read on, to see if you got it right.

How I Got the Shot: Adam Taylor on a Surreal Landscape Photo

Take a look at the super-cool landscape photo above. How do you think it was shot? The scene was photographed by photographer Adam Taylor, and we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to pick his brain on how he achieved the final result.

For even more education, you can check out the rest of our "How I Got the Shot" series of blog posts.

How I Got the Shot: John Cornicello Shows Us How to Photograph Fireworks

The Fourth of July is coming, and we all love to watch the fireworks. We’ve already talked a little about the basics of shooting them, but we recently had the opportunity to sit down with John Cornicello, an absolute master of the art, who blogs about it fairly often.

Specifically, we chose the photo above, and asked John to break it down for us. How do you think he shot it?

How I Got the Shot: Peter Tellone on Capturing a Canyon Tree

The Golden Hour is one of the most wonderful times to shoot photos using only natural light. But there is quite a bit that goes into photos than just lighting: there is composition, exposure, and having an overall vision that you want for your end result.

The photo above was shot during the Blue Hour: the period of time right after the Golden Hour, and also known as, "Dusk." Peter Tellone shot this photo. Here's how:

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