Category: Photography

8 Life Stages of a Photographer

If you’ve been a photographer for a while, you know that there are certain developmental stages that every photographer goes through. From newbie that knows absolutely nothing about photography to finally understanding the basics of composition and lighting to one day (hopefully) achieving self-actualization and becoming a real photographer, there’s a lot of progress to be made. There’s a...

A First-Timer’s Guide to Getting Professional Prints of Your Photos

I know the draw of visiting a local big box store and getting cheap prints made of your family photos. Not only is it convenient but it’s also usually quite fast, too. But there’s a reason why those kinds of prints are so cheap – the prints are cheap too! The paper that’s used is usually flimsy. The inks...

3 Essential Lenses for Landscape Photography

The great thing about being a landscape photographer these days is that there are simply so many lenses that you can use to take great photos. And while all that selection is nice, picking between them can be a tough task. Thankfully, Nigel Danson is to the rescue with his three favorite landscape photography lenses. While you might not...

Camera Backpacks vs Camera Shoulder Bags: Which is Best?

When I first started in photography, the last thing I thought to get was a bag to carry my camera. I figured that since I had just one camera and one lens, and that the camera came with a strap, that I didn’t need anything beyond that to get my gear from one location to the next. I learned...

Upgrade Your Kit Lens with these Capable, Inexpensive Zooms

When you buy a camera, it often comes with a kit lens, something like an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6. And while a basic lens like that is fine when you’re learning the ropes of photography, once you start to get the hang of things, a lens upgrade is in order. Unfortunately, many of the best lenses are expensive. Like very expensive. So unless...

How to Learn Portraiture: Why Your Family is the Ideal Subject

If you’re a new photographer and you’re looking for people to photograph, you’ve got a ready-made pool of models right at home – your family. And while not all family members are revved up to have their photo taken all the time, forcing your loved ones to help you out can not only benefit your photography skills but give...

Get Ready for the Perseid Meteor Shower with these Astro-photography Tips

The Perseid Meteor Shower is coming up quickly – it’ll peak on the night of August 12-13, 2018 – so that leaves us precious little time to get ready for it. This will be one of the most intense night-sky events this year, so planning and preparation will be key. With these astrophotography tips for photographing meteor showers, you’ll...

Simple Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Camera Bag

If you’ve been a photographer for any amount of time, you understand certain truths about photography. First, you have to work hard for every shot. Second, lenses are more important than cameras. And third, you’ll spend as much time looking for a good camera bag as you will searching for the best photos. It’s not too dramatic to say...