Posts Tagged ‘Tips’

Video: 6 Tips on Creating a Great Contact Page for Your Photography Website

They say the devil is in the details, and boy is that ever true when it comes to creating an easy-to-navigate photography website. In the video above, The Slanted Lens‘ Jay P Morgan and Adelaide Lawren sit down and talk you through 6 tips that will help you get one of the most important parts of that site squared away: the contact page. Read more…

Back to Basics: Flash Photography Tips for Beginners

Sprinkled in-between the more advanced lighting, photography and post-processing tutorials that we feature on the site, we’ve been trying to add in the occasional basic tutorial or walkthrough for the beginning photographer. Not everybody who reads PetaPixel is a pro- or even an intermediate-level photographer, and we all have to start somewhere.

The video above falls squarely into the “for beginners” category (in case the title didn’t clue you in), and even though it was uploaded all the way back in 2010, it will still come in very useful if you’re just starting out. Read more…

Underwater Fantasy Shoot in Bali: 7 Divers, 2 Models and 1 Underwater Shipwreck

No photoshoot goes off without a hitch. But with the correct amount of planning in the way of a vision, schedule, proper team and backup equipment, the risk that you’ll run into a big hitch is dramatically reduced.

One photographer who seems to have mastered putting all of those components together seamlessly is Benjamin Von Wong, but it took all of his skill and more to make sure that his most recent crazy adventure came together seamlessly. Read more…

Shutterfly’s New Interactive Guide Teaches the Basics of Capturing Better Images

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There’s no such thing as too many resources when it comes to learning how to take a good photograph. And here to prove this statement is a neat little pseudo-interactive web guide put together by Shutterfly for those among us who are just starting out. Read more…

7 Photo Tips for Capturing Epic Lava Shots 100% In-Camera

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CJ Kale and Nick Selway long ago fell in love with Hawaii and founded Lava Light, a photography gallery focused on capturing the ever-changing landscape created by an active volcano and crashing waves — and sometimes both together when the conditions are just right. And if swimming with fire and dodging lava bombs weren’t challenging enough, these photographers believe in creating their images completely in-camera.

Balancing exposures between sky, water and lava can be incredibly tricky. Luckily, Lava Light has shared some tips to help you get the shot without combining exposures or using HDR. Read more…

Learn to Be Lucky: On the Merits of Instinct and Serendipity in Photography

The video above, featuring renowned Dancers Among Us photographer Jordan Matter, is only a minute and a half long, but he shares a very interesting perspective in it. Many photographers are all about planning every shot, and to be sure, this approach can yield spectacular results. As they say, luck is what happens when opportunity meets preparation.

But Matter seems to take a different approach. He prefers to “make his own luck,” ala Titanic antagonist Cal Hockley… minus the big diamond and evil tendencies. Read more…

Not All Bokeh is Created Equal, DigitalRev Explains Why

Defined by Google as, “the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens,” Bokeh is a term that has become much more prominent in the past ten years or so than ever before, thanks to the photography community. Read more…

10 Tips for Photographing Meteor Showers

Capture the upcoming May 24th meteor shower like a pro

May 22, 2014 · Thomas O'Brien

Did You Know: You Can Set Your GoPro to Take High Res Stills While Shooting Video

Here’s a neat GoPro feature that you might not know about: the GoPro actually has a setting where you can take video and still photos simultaneously. No, we’re not talking about pulling low-res stills out of video. We mean actually snapping high-res stills at an interval while shooting video. Read more…

Zack Arias Shares Street Photography Tips from Marrakech

Promoting FujiFilm’s new X-T1, renowned photographer Zack Arias traveled around the mystical streets of Marrakech to highlight the camera’s capabilities, all the while sharing a plethora of fantastic street photography tips. Read more…