Posts Tagged ‘advice’

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

Invaluable advice for the beginning photographer

Jan 24, 2014 · Lisa Clarke

DigitalRev Gives You 10 Things to Consider Before You Buy Your First Flash

There are a lot of tips and helpful articles out there about buying your first ‘nice’ camera, or even how to make sure everything is working well when you get one as a gift, but there’s significantly less help for those who are considering buying their first flash. Enter DigitalRev and their “10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Flash.” Read more…

Hey, I Need to Know what ISO Means — I’m Shooting a Wedding in an Hour

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I grew up without the Internet.

When I was young and starting out in the business, I had no Internet, although I did have a computer. It was an Apple IIe. I felt very fancy with it, kind of like Matthew Broderick in “War Games.” To me, it was like a big expensive calculator because I only used it to run reports and for record keeping. When it came to photography and the running of a business, I had to obtain information from classes and teachers, and by doing research via those archaic inventions called “books” — you might have heard of them.
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How Not to Be a Stormchaser: British Photographer Takes a Bath

Here’s an advanced tip for all you would-be stormchasers: Watch out for the water.

That seemingly obvious proposition apparently escaped a couple of British photographers in one of the better photobombs to emerge from Europe’s not-quite-a-hurricane.
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Greg Heisler Offers Tips on Getting Hired, Lighting and Relating to Subjects

A few days ago, we stumbled on a new set of short interviews with portrait photography master Gregory Heisler that cover everything from lighting, to relating with your subjects, to getting creative, to (and we know you’re all interested in this one) getting hired. Read more…

5 Ways To Step Up Your Editing Game

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These days, most photographers spend way more time staring at a computer screen than peering through a viewfinder.  Despite this, we sure do spend a lot more talking about lenses and cameras than widescreen monitors. Perhaps that’s because editing tends to be the far more tedious part of the job. With a little investment though, you can make those late nights pouring over the day’s images just a little bit more comfortable.
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When You SHOULD Do Work for Free

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Whenever somebody asks me if they should take a free job I answer with a resounding, no. Don’t do it. Just don’t. It should be a hard and fast rule in your book: do not work for free! That said, everybody breaks the rules, especially their own. Case in point, I just came off of a job this past weekend where, you guessed it, I worked for free.

So since me sitting here and lecturing you about why you shouldn’t work for free would be a big waste of everybody’s time, especially having just taken a free job myself, lets instead go ahead and look at when, perhaps, just maybe, you should at least consider working for free.
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Photo Tip: Replacing Emotion with Logic When Viewing and Printing Your Photos

Photographer John Free‘s many years of experience as a professional in the industry have given him a deep reservoir of tips, tricks and advice from which to pull. In the past, we shared his inspirational no-BS video on shooting without tension and the importance of practice.

That video offered some all-around “how to get better” advice. But yesterday, he uploaded a new video in which he addresses a specific problem many photographers (himself included) face: getting too emotionally attached to your images. Read more…

Veteran Street Photographer Offers Some No-BS Advice on How to Get Better

LA-based documentary and street photographer John Free has been practicing and teaching street photography for over 30 years. He’s taught workshops in LA, New York, Paris and London, and his work has appeared in Newsweek, Smithsonian, US News and World Report and more.

In other words, he has many years worth of experience to offer (which is probably why he teaches workshops), and in the short YouTube video above he makes a little bit of his knowledge available for free. Read more…

6 Tips for Effectively Shooting Behind The Scenes

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In my experience there seems to be a common misconception that shooting production photography and behind the scenes videos/documentaries are an easy task. While it’s true that these sometimes┬ádon’t require the normal spit and polish, photographers are used to, especially in terms of video work, I can assure you they’re no walk in the park.

As is the case any time you’re working around high level talent, or even low level talent for that matter,┬áthere’s still plenty that could go wrong. A lesson I quickly found out as I started shooting behind the scenes videos a few years ago.
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