Develop Your Street Photography Skills

Street photography has become very popular over the past couple of years. It’s a style of photography that’s been around since the early days of film cameras, and the recent rise is partly explained by developments in technology. Digital cameras are incredibly easy to use, and you don’t need to be a skilled photographer to produce great pictures with one. The development of cameras on mobile phones means that most people always have a device to hand ready to shoot pictures. The ease of use and availability of cameras has driven the rise in street photography. Continue reading

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Essentials of Photography – How to Avoid Blurry Pictures

Taking blurry pictures is one of the most common mistakes made by photographers. It’s not just a problem for casual snappers, even serious photographers get focussing wrong sometimes. There’s nothing worse than taking a great photograph and realising it’s blurred when you later view it. Sharp pictures always look fantastic, and it’s worth a little extra effort each time you press the shutter button to ensure focussing is right. Continue reading

Mastering Shutter Speed for Creative Photography

Shutter speed is one of the key controls the photographer can use to control the appearance of pictures. If you are using your camera in automatic mode, you are missing out on the opportunity to create awesome photographs. Once you understand how shutter speed influences the outcome of your pictures, you can take creative control. Continue reading

An Overview of Digital Cameras

Digital cameras are amazing gadgets. Just like film cameras, these devices are able to capture and store images. Although similar in many ways, there are certain things you can do on a digital camera that is just not possible with its older counterpart. The digital version allows us to view, save, delete and edit captured images. If you are not satisfied with a picture you took, you can simply delete it to save memory. You cannot do that on a film camera. Most models can even capture sounds and videos. Since these devices use memory cards, the number of pictures & videos that it can hold is only limited by the capacity of the card. As soon as the memory card is full, just insert an empty card and you are good to go. There are two types of digital cameras, Digital Point-and-Shoot cameras and Digital SLR’s. Let us discuss this a little further to see the differences between the two types. Continue reading

Macro-Photography 101: Equipment and Technique

Macro-photography is photographing subjects extremely up close. Usually the subjects are very small, such as animals, insects, plants, and so on. Macro-photography is a specialized discipline requiring certain equipment and skill sets. Continue reading