Posts Tagged ‘Tips’

15 Easy Ways to Improve Your Photo Skills Without Buying New Gear

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New cameras, lenses and accessories open up the possibility of fresh adventures in photography. In reality though, most of us have to make do with what we’ve got, upgrading to new camera kit as and when we can afford it. With that in mind, here are 15 suggestions to help beginning and intermediate photographers improve your photography without splashing out on new gear.
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7 Cheap and Easy Photography Hacks You Can Do Right Now

Created by photography magazine COOPH, this handy little video follows photographer Leo Rosas showing off 7 little photography hacks to help create more unique images with minimal investment, in either time or money.

We’ve featured some of these hacks on this blog before (e.g. colored marker filters), but this video does a great job at boiling them down to their most simple instructions, allowing you to digest as many of the hacks as possible for future use.

Press play, grab a Post-It note and get these written down for future use.

Geotagged Wildlife Photos Help Poachers Kill Endangered Animals

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If you care about endangered animals that are hunted for their parts, here’s something important you should keep in mind: make sure you scrub the GPS data on the images prior to sharing them online. Poachers have reportedly been turning to geotagged photos on social networks in order to find out where they can make their next kill.
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Quick Tip: A Great Way to Resize Low-Res Images in Photoshop

The most recent video to come out of Adobe’s “Photoshop Playbook” series of tutorials offers a quick and useful tip for if you ever find yourself having to resize a low res image. It’s meant for relative newbies to Photoshop, so it’s not anything groundbreaking by any means, but if you use Photoshop CC it could come in very handy (and yes, this particular method is limited to Photoshop CC).

So check it out and let us know what you think. And if you like these basic tutorials, be sure to watch the Photoshop 101 video we shared a while back, and then lean more about Adobe’s Photoshop Playbook Tutorial Series by clicking here.

Product Photography Tutorial: How to Get ‘Clinique’ Style Product Shots

When it comes to product photography, the smallest changes in lighting and setup can completely alter the final image, for better or worse. This applies doubly to objects like perfume bottles where you have both transparent and reflective surfaces to deal with.

Here to help with a rather simple fix for making sure photographing these products stays as hassle-free and gorgeous as possible is photographer Andrew Boey, who gives us a rundown on how to make use of a simple piece of ‘hybrid’ gear to get “clinique” quality product shots. Read more…

HONY’s Brandon Stanton Explains How to Approach Strangers During Must-See Q&A

Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the now iconic Humans of New York photo blog and #1 NYT bestselling book Humans of New York recently sat down with some students and faculty at the University College of Dublin to receive the James Joyce Award.

But more important for us than the award is that he also sat down to talk about HONY how it has become what it currently is. Read more…

Nature and Wildlife Photographer Shares Some Helpful Tips and Advice

In this little video put together by the Marc Silber Show, nature/wildlife photographer Florian Schulz joins Silber to talk about his photography, workflow and overall approach to capturing his museum-adorning images. Read more…

Video: Action Sports Photographer Offers Solid Winter Sports Photography Tips

During the 2014 Burton US Open Snowboard Pipe Finals, photographer Brett Wilhelm gives us a quick look at the gear he takes advantage of, as well as a few tips for anyone looking to shoot events like this.

Wilhelm has been shooting winter action sports for over a decade and has been published by XGames.com, Sports Illustrated and the NCAA, so it’s safe to say he knows his stuff. From explaining the glass he uses and why, to a few other small details, it’s a nice, quick watch that is useful for anyone who will be shooting out in the snow, not just adrenaline junkies.

7 Daily Exercises that Will Help Make You a Better Photographer

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The saying ‘practice makes perfect’ is as valid for photography as any other activity, so we’ve put together a collection of exercises that will help you become a better photographer. Read more…

Hey Photographers! Facebook Changed Again (and this time, they want you to pay)

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It’s happened. Facebook, aka the free marketing platform we have come to know and love, now wants businesses and organizations to pay to engage with their own fans and followers. If you’ve noticed your reach and “likes” declining lately, you’re not alone. Read more…