I am a wildlife photographer who likes to get close to my subjects since that is where the details are. The downside to getting close is dealing with a narrow Depth of Field (DoF), like the photograph above, when I can’t stop-down because the light is low and it will raise my ISO beyond what I’m comfortable with. There are also times when close with good light that I can stop-down to capture all that amazing detail like the image below.
4 Habits I Learned from Shooting Slide Film that Improved My Digital Photography
Do you remember slide film? Also known as ‘reversal’ or ‘transparency’ film, it was a color film that produced a positive image rather than a negative. You could usually recognize a slide film if the name ended in chrome—for example, Kodachrome, Ektachrome, or Fujichrome.
The Lucky Ones
Your teenage years can often feel like you’re living in limbo. Or, at least, that’s how I remember them. It’s a strange paradox of feeling like an adult and starting to take on adult responsibilities, but not quite being an adult or having any of the freedoms that come with adulthood. You’re too old to be a child but not old enough to be an adult. I think that, at times like this, where you’re living in that in-between, finding a purpose can be difficult.
Why Lens Size Doesn't Really Matter
Do my pupils go large when I see a thicc lens practically dragging on the floor beside a too-cool-for-school photographer walking around with a smug smile on their face like they’re God’s gift to film?
Beyond The Lens: Interview with Untamed Photographer's Melissa Groo
Melissa Groo is a wildlife photographer, writer, and conservationist with a passion for educating people about the marvels of the natural world. She believes that photography can be both fine art and a powerful vehicle for storytelling, and considers herself a “wildlife biographer” as much as a wildlife photographer.
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The Colorscapes Masterclass
I fell in love with photography back in Fall of 2015. I was 15 years old at the time. I always had a fascination with the Universe and I thought it would be very cool to be able to capture photographs of the stars. I knew I wouldn't have much success with my phone camera at the time, so I did a little research on the internet to learn more about how I could start taking star photos with an actual camera. One of the first things I read about was this thing called a DSLR. At the time, I wasn't all too sure what that was. I knew it was a camera of some sort, but I had no clue why it was called a DSLR. Regardless of my lack of understanding or knowledge, I asked my parents if we had one and it just so happened that we did!
Patterns of Nature
When I started applying a mirror effect to my nature photos, I quickly became enamored with the results. Beautiful intricate patterns emerged. Many different patterns could be made from the same photo. I totally fell in love and wanted to apply this technique to all my nature photos to see what the resulting pattern would be. Over the course of a couple of weeks, I had created more than 500 unique images.
Greek Gods And Goddesses but Make it Fashion
I am a Photography student at Nossi College of Art, but I also really enjoy fashion and costume design. Currently in my fine art class, I had to choose a project that would keep my attention for an entire 15-week semester. I chose to do a series of environmental fashion portraits, editorial style, themed after the Greek Gods and Goddesses, and I wanted to create the wardrobe. The assignment requires that the series must contain twenty images and they must all be different. To me, that means making 20 different deity portraits. It will be challenging, but so far it has been really rewarding and it fuels my happiness.
The Baby Gator Project: Part 1
After a year of photographing baby American Alligators (Alligator Mississippiensis) I became completely obsessed with them and started The Baby Gator Project. The projects mission was to seek out and explore ways to photograph these amazing animals to show off their beauty and grace. You have to admit, baby gators are just so cute you want to pick em up and pet em.
This is My Kind of Art
I thought about Michelangelo’s ‘Pieta’ sculpture, the Bradbury building in Los Angeles, and Jan Van Eyck’s ‘Arnolfini Portrait’.
Olympus Lens Shootout, Consumer Zoom vs Professional Prime
When I started experimenting with Olympus cameras in 2014 the first telephoto lens I purchased was the Olympus MZ 75-300mm ƒ4.8-6.7 II (75-300). I only used it for a few months before deciding to dive a little deeper into Olympus and picked up a better telephoto lens. That was the beginning of the end as I slowly made a full switch to Olympus from Canon. Since putting the 75-300 to the side 7 years ago I have only used it once, when doing this Olympus 300mm Lens Comparison. I do recommend taking a look at that comparison as well, has a lot of useful information.
Letter to a Camera
Dear Camera, I can’t say that I liked you very much as a kid. You would sneak up on me quietly, and before I knew it, in a fraction of a second, you would have already launched your attack. First a loud clicking noise would break the natural ambience, a mechanism that you would use to stun your victims. And then, you would strike with your most potent weapon. A weapon that you would use to disarm and blind your prey. That bright flash.
FBA Product Photography: How To Make Your Main Listing Image Stand Out
Universally, it goes without saying that a face is the most crucial factor for an immediate first impression. Unarguably, in the Amazon marketplace, that first impression of a product is all a buyer needs to make a split decision about it. The conversion rates of your amazon listings are heavily dependent on your product photography and brand image, but most of all, the face of your Main Image.
How to Prepare for Shooting in a Professionally Managed Photo Studio in London
To shoot pictures and videos for your business marketing campaigns it is a good idea to hire photo studio in London. In an environment equipped with multiple cameras, lighting devices, background choices and other photography gear, you can expect better outcomes than what can be achieved using just a camera and some basic props in any other room.
20 Several Exciting Photo Prompts To Get You Inspired
Disarray and absence of inspiration are unavoidable. In case you're in an inventive square, relax. You may require a couple of straightforward activities to invigorate your mind and find an entirely different universe of photography thoughts.
Olympus 300mm Lens Shootout
I arrived at Brazos Bend State Park, Texas in a good mood despite my pack weighing in at just over 48 pounds. Pulling the F-stop Ajna from the back of the Jeep and throwing it over my shoulders I couldn’t help but think if all this work was really worth it. Just about every photographer who does an article comparing two or more lenses photograph some stationary subject like a target or brick wall. I have always felt those types of test do nothing to illustrate how the lenses operate in a real world shooting environment. For that reason I have always conducted my lens comparisons in the field photographing the subjects I would normally use the lenses for.
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