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As a professional photographer, you have many options for printing the photos you shoot. The kind of printer you choose is based not only on the type of photos you make and who your clients are, but on how you want to present your work and what style of personal promotion interests you. As a wedding photographer, you might want to present acceptable work prints to your clients and have a lab... READ MORE
Wedding photographers carry a lot of gear. Multiple lenses, camera bodies, flashes and accessories are all part of the wedding professional’s kit. It‘s cumbersome (and risky) to try to balance the heft and awkward bulk of your equipment without the right carrying case. The most useful packs and tool belts are available in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors, whether you book weddings across the... READ MORE
A macro lens is an important tool for a wedding photographer. Perhaps not as crucial as capturing the kiss at the altar or the daddy-daughter dance, a close-up of the rings, flowers or candle being lit is considered part of the standard package. These moments may very well be situated in less than ideal lighting conditions, so a fast macro lens is needed to guarantee you get that shot, but lenses... READ MORE
When you first hear it, the phrase “extension tubes” can conjure up many connotations, none of which accurately describe their purpose and function. In principle, extension tubes are very simple tools used to overcome a specific challenge, often while offsetting a number of other difficulties in order to perform in the most convenient way.
An extension tube’s sole function is to provide an... READ MORE
In the following video, Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, gives a brief tutorial on creating time-lapse videos. Before discussing camera menu settings and exposure times, McCormick recommends essential gear and tips for capturing high-quality images. In addition to tricks and techniques, McCormick suggests ways to create an interesting composition and utilize moving objects within the frame to... READ MORE
This week in the news: Panasonic announced the new Lumix GH4 mirrorless camera with 4K video capability, and a grip accessory with time code, SDI and XLR ports; Nikon unveiled several point-and... READ MORE
Panasonic has announced a new addition to the company’s Lumix GH series, the Lumix DMC-GH4, a hybrid DSLM camera that adds substantial features to an already competent platform. Although still photography has not taken a back seat to the video functionality, it is in the... READ MORE
In just a few short years, Fstoppers.com has gone from being nonexistent to becoming one of the most vibrant photography destinations on the internet. We took a moment to chat with one of the site's co-founders, Lee Morris, about the upcoming... READ MORE
This ninety-minute lecture utilizes photos to illustrate basic and advanced techniques of garden photography, including camera functions (depth of field and shutter speed, interplay of ISO, digital camera basics, and file formats) in easy-to-understand concepts, and then applies them to the unique challenges of photographing a garden. Facets discussed include the proper use of the camera and... READ MORE
From backyards to city streets, to the National Parks, macro photography allows you to become delightfully lost in the intimate details of our world. Join professional landscape photographer and author Tim Cooper as he introduces you to the fascinating world of macro photography.
Like most photography, impressive macro images depend on equipment, technique, and composition. This class begins... READ MORE
An award-winning photojournalist, Benjamin Lowy has embraced new technology and media to promote stories. Lowy discusses his work in conflict zones and the U.S. He was one of the first photojournalists to use social media platforms to publish imagery and is outspoken about its potential as a non-traditional venue for journalism. His image of Hurricane Sandy graced the cover of Time magazine, the... READ MORE
Following the popular “Travel Photography that Creates Lasting Impressions,” Luke Ballard, from Remember Forever, will take you on a day in the life as he presents “Journeying Further with Your Travel Photography.” In his previous seminar, Luke focused on preparation and planning, while touching on the "how... READ MORE
Imagining scenes differently, then making compelling photographs of them, is always the goal of creative lens selection and lighting. Lenses are the light benders that paint the sensor with the photographer’s vision. This course by Sigma Pro, Dynalite VIP, and commercial photographer Kevin Ames shows his explorations of lenses and light in traditionally “wrong” situations… ultra-wide angles for... READ MORE