We all know that photography isn't easy. Now that you've been fondling some brand new photo gear from the holidays, you'll need to become a better photographer by creating a New Year's Resolution, and sticking to it! What projects will you do to improve yourself? For those of you that are completely lost, here is a short list of some popular ideas that you can adopt as your own New Year's Resolution.
New Year's Eve is coming, and everyone will be out and about, celebrating! Now that you've just received new photo gear for the holidays, it's time to put it to good use. Here are some tips on how to shoot better photos of your New Year's Eve party.
You're guilty!—well, kind of. All photographers occasionally forget critical factors while shooting, and make mistakes. Here are some of the most common mistakes that most photographers are guilty of making, and how to learn from them.
Steve McCurry was given the task of shooting the last roll of Kodachrome. But what if it were you? What would you shoot with one of the dying legends of photography? Think carefully, because the anticipation of not knowing if you nailed the shot perfectly would be very intense. If you didn't get every exposure perfectly, you might be letting down your predecessors, and many others.
Let us know in the comments below what you would shoot.
What if you woke up one morning, and the only way to look clearly into your significant other's eyes was to be about a foot away from them? In fact, imagine that the whole world looked like your lenses when they are out of focus. Though I wear glasses, my eyes are not as great as they used to be, and it has affected my photography.
Most people that know me personally tend to associate me with cameras and photography. Like many of you, there are times that I want to put my cameras down and enjoy life's pleasures. Friends and family always tell me to bring the girls (my cameras are named Dahlia and Evelyn). It can get frustrating, but I've learned how to deal with the demands, and make people realize that there's a human being behind the viewfinder.
Viewfinder to the eye, focus while exposing, control the breathing, pray to Cartier-Bresson, release the shutter—that is how I shoot film. Though I use digital for my professional work for many reasons, I still love to shoot film. It's fun, and besides, there is a slight adrenaline rush that comes from not knowing whether or not I got the shot.
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