Posts Tagged ‘advice’

Should You Take that Lower-Paying Job for ‘Photo Credits’ from a Big Publication?

One question — or should we say debate — that often arises among photographers is whether or not you should take a lower-paying job if it means getting an assignment from a reputable publication or brand. The hope, of course, is that the impressive photo credits will entice other clients to hire you for a fair rate, making up for the initially low pay.

While there is no “right” answer to this question, the team over at PhotoShelter asked John Harrington, author of a number of top-selling photography books, to weigh in on the debate over Skype. Read more…

Humor: Mr. Forthright Teaches You How to Take a Selfie

Mr. Forthright — YouTube’s own ‘old and bold’ advice giver who has taught people how to do everything from ‘how to say no to drugs’ to ‘how to pretend to work at work’ — today takes on the dreaded selfie. Read more…

Top Mobile Photographers Share Their Tips for Creating Stunning Images with a Phone

Mobile photography has gone from a convenient novelty of sorts to a full-fledged art form in its own right. And in the video above, some of the best photographers in this burgeoning form share insights into their art and tips on how to make the most of the camera in your pocket.. Read more…

‘What’s In My Bag’ Video from Erik Almas is Full of Both Great Gear and Great Advice

“What’s in my bag” posts oftentimes come across as a bit pretentious. Between pulling out this body or that piece of glass, it’s easy for the post/video to become a game of “look what I have that you probably don’t have because it costs $XX,XXX.”

But when done right, they can be both interesting and informative, as photographer Erik Almås demonstrates in this fantastic walkthrough of his camera equipment. Read more…

Tutorial: How to Properly Pose Subjects in Every Circumstance

As much as composition, proper exposure, and location can affect how good your subjects look in a photo, posing plays a very crucial and often overlooked role — well, overlooked until you realize that all of your portraits look awkward and unnatural.

Fortunately, there are resources out there to help. And so if you’re one of those photographers for whom posing individuals and groups doesn’t come naturally, this fantastic seminar put together by B&H should help a great deal. Read more…

10 Steps for Capturing and Creating Quality Videos

It’s not unusual for still photographers to dabble in videography at some point in their career. With almost every high-end camera on the market capable of shooting HD video almost as well as it can capture stills, the potential is just teasing still photographers to jump into the motion picture realm.

Many of the compositional principles used in photography also apply, but motion picture adds an entirely new dimension to creating compelling work. To help ease that transition a bit, Filme von Draussen has shared a video called How to Make a Mountain Bike Film. And while the title sounds a bit specific, the 10 steps he shares in the video are universally applicable. Read more…

Jim Goldstein Offers Invaluable Advice for Novice Photographers

The question, “how can I take better photographs” never goes away for the photographer who is constantly looking to improve and evolve, no matter how many years they’ve been doing it. But this question is particularly difficult to answer for beginners who don’t yet have the foundation that years of looking through a viewfinder offers.

Thankfully for those people, there are professionals like Jim Goldstein who don’t mind condensing years worth of experience into useful tips and advice. Read more…

Photographer Marc Hauser Doles Out Sage Advice on Defining Your Style

“If you can’t do it right, do it big.” These are just a few of the wise words shared by renowned photographer Marc Hauser in the above mini documentary by Chris Cascarano.

He’s shot for the likes of Rolling Stones Magazine, Pepsi and Playboy (just to name a few) and the concise words of wisdom he shares in this video are worth writing down no matter where you are in your photography career. Read more…

5 Great Tips from Adobe On Keeping Your Lightroom Catalogs Organized & Efficient

Whether you’re just diving into Adobe Lightroom or have been using it for a while and are simply in need of some productivity tips, the above video on keeping your catalog as clean and structured as possible will likely come in very useful.

Created and narrated by Adobe Evangelist Terry White, the video runs through 5 things that you should know to get the most out of your Lightroom image catalogs. Read more…

For Jennifer, Whomever You Are

My response to all the students who’ve asked me to look at their work and offer some advice

Jun 02, 2014 · David duChemin