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  1. Art Gallery Etiquette That Won’t Get You Kicked Out As a fine art photographer, you will find yourself frequenting galleries often. These are high end events that come with their own rules of etiquette. If you don’t follow them, you may find yourself getting thrown out which can be devastating for your reputation. Fortunately, that won’t happen to you as long as you obey the commandments of art gallery etiquette. Here are some to consider. Be Quiet Art galleries are considered meditative spaces for many people. While it’s okay to do some ta...
  2. Benefits of Using a Prime Lens in Photography When you shoot, you can use a prime lens or a zoom lens. A prime lens will cover only one focal length (50mm) while a zoom lens zooms in and out to capture a range of 24-70mm. The variety a zoom lens offers may make it seem like the best choice in most photography situations. But there are plenty of reasons for using a prime lens. Here are some to consider. The Bring in More Light Prime lenses have a wider maximum aperture, so they let more light into the camera when the shutter is open. Th...
  3. Best Ways to Find Photography Buddies Photography is a great hobby. To get the most out of it, it’s a good idea to find friends who share your interest. They will make the perfect companions for photography trip travels. They will also provide feedback and advice that can help you get your career to the next level. You can collaborate with them on projects, and you may even be able to swap gear. The question is, how do you find photography friends? Here are some ways to get social with enthusiasts like yourself. Take a Class ...
  4. When Photography and Digital Art Become One and the Same Digital art is more than a trend, it’s a way of life. It is defined as a work of art that uses technology to be created. If we compare digital art with edited photography, we find a lot of similarities. Photographs can be manipulated to the point where they seem like digital art. But are they digital art? Where can we draw the line? Let’s find out. Artists That Count on Digital Art There are many photographers who are known for converting their photos into digital art. Take Viktoria Solida...
  5. How to Play with Shadows in Your Photography Photographers have a love hate relationship with shadows. Shadows are unwanted if they are falling in a way that obstructs their subjects. But in some instances, they provide contrast that can add the perfect mood to your photos. If shadows are coming into your field of vision, there are plenty of things you can do to make the most of them. Here are some to consider. Use Shadows to Add Contrast Shadows are great for bringing contrast to a photo. They offset light areas creating a terrific b...
  6. How to Capture Mood in Your Photography If you want your photos to get noticed, they will have to connect with viewers on an emotional level. Capturing mood is a great way to do this. There are many ways to capture mood. The color, lighting and the expression of your subject (if you’re doing portrait photography) are all key. Read on to find out how to make your pictures stand out. Go Candid Instead of Posed Walk into a room with a camera and you will notice everyone stiffen up a bit. This can kill the mood of your photo. A cand...
  7. Eight Tips for Keeping Your Camera and Camera Gear Clean If you are a photographer, you’ll want to do everything you can to keep your gear clean. Dirt can get into equipment to cause damage. If dirt gets on your lens, it can ruin a great shot. Cameras and gear need to be cleaned and they need to be cleaned properly. The wrong moves or solvents can ruin delicate parts. So how do you make sure you’re treating your equipment with the best care possible? Here are some cleaning instructions that will make for long lasting gear and awesome photos. Use...
  8. Why Prints are Important in Photography In today’s digital world, many photographers don’t develop prints. They figure that once they have their work in a computer, why bother? After it’s uploaded, it can easily be shared and displayed to a wide audience. But there are benefits to getting prints made. Printing offers a unique medium and a nostalgia factor that makes it a necessary part of the photographic process. Read on to find out why you should be printing your photos. A Print Will Always Be There Technology changes quickly. ...
  9. What to Do When Things Go Wrong at Photo Shoots No matter how well you plan, there’s always a chance that something might go wrong at a photo shoot. Mother nature can get in the way, your subject matter may not be cooperative, or your equipment may malfunction. While these can put a damper on your shoot, if you take the right actions, they may not get in the way of you getting terrific photos. Here’s a list of some things that can go wrong at photoshoots and how you can deal with it. The Problem: Equipment Failure Equipment failure is a c...
  10. Nine Tips That Will Help You Create an Impressive Photography Portfolio If you are trying to make money in photography, you will need a portfolio. If someone is considering hiring you, a portfolio is the first thing they will want to see. Today, most portfolios are created online. You may want to have a book version hard copy as a backup, but an online portfolio will help advertise you and it will make it easy for potential clients to see your work without having to schedule an in-person meeting. If you are working on creating your portfolio, here are some thin...
  11. 10 Tips for Capturing the Essence of Cultural Photography Cultural photography makes for terrific images. It offers a unique outlook that people aren’t likely to see every day. If you are doing a cultural photography shoot, you want to capture the essence of what you are photographing. Here are a few tips that will help you achieve that goal. Look for Culture in the Unexpected If you are in a foreign country, it goes without saying that you will want to take pictures of major landmarks. But culture can come up in unexpected places like back-alle...
  12. Understanding the Exposure Triangle to Get the Perfect Lighting for Your Photos Getting the perfect exposure for your photo will be a lot easier once you learn the concept of the exposure triangle. The exposure triangle may sound like complicated geometry but it simply involves getting three variables down: ISO, shutter speed and aperture. Once these are in balance, you can capture the perfect photos. Read on to find out more about how the exposure triangle works. Aperture Aperture refers to how open or closed the lens iris is. If there is a wider aperture (lower f-st...
  13. How a LightBox Can Take Your Photography Up a Notch Lightboxes are empty boxes with translucent white sides and a smooth white backdrop. They are terrific for product photography. If you put a product in a lightbox you will get a nice smooth backdrop with great lighting and no shadows. It can cost anywhere from $20 to $400 to buy a lightbox, but if you make one at home, you can save a considerable amount of money. This article will provide the steps for making a lightbox as well as tips for getting great lightbox photos. How to Make a Ligh...
  14. Aerial Photography Tips That Will Help You Get Impressive Shots Aerial photography is a great way to get expansive views of the ground below you at a unique angle. Aerial photos can be taken in a variety of ways, and it isn’t always easy. This article will review how you can take terrific aerial shots with impressive results. How to Shoot Aerial There are several ways to get aerial shots. Here are a few that are recommended. In a Plane, Helicopter or Hot Air Balloon: These are possibilities but, unless you are quite rich or working for a company with ...
  15. Nine Tips That Will Help You Create an Impressive Photography Portfolio If you are trying to make money in photography, you will need a portfolio. If someone is considering hiring you, a portfolio is the first thing they will want to see. Today, most portfolios are created online. You may want to have a book version hard copy as a backup, but an online portfolio will help advertise you and it will make it easy for potential clients to see your work without having to schedule an in-person meeting. If you are working on creating your portfolio, here are some thin...
  16. 10 Tips for Capturing the Essence of Cultural Photography Cultural photography makes for terrific images. It offers a unique outlook that people aren’t likely to see every day. If you are doing a cultural photography shoot, you want to capture the essence of what you are photographing. Here are a few tips that will help you achieve that goal. Look for Culture in the Unexpected If you are in a foreign country, it goes without saying that you will want to take pictures of major landmarks. But culture can come up in unexpected places like back-alle...

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