You bought a camera, lenses, and gear that you're not convinced was essential. Many photographers feel that's all you need and the clients come walking in through your door. You've been fooled because the majority of your success depends on the business aspect of your operation. Let's do an exercise that better prepares you for success.
This is probably one of the more frequent questions that I hear. For the most part, I get asked this question by beginner photographers, which is fine of course. Unfortunately, it's not always easy for me to give a straight answer, because there are a lot of factors to consider. Despite this, I think this video may help provide some answers.
The world will not easily forget how fast our major cities became empty and silent. It's a sight that we hadn't previously experienced but it's something that we are lucky to be able to look back on when things begin to change again and the memory of empty streets begins to fade.
A former McDonald’s worker has multiple year-long battle with Getty Images, in which she was attempting to have the renowned photo agency remove a stock image of her. The photo in question was taken without her consent, while she was working, and used within negative press articles.
One of the neatest things about photography is how different people can create such different representations of the same subject. What happens when that subject is literally the exact same photo? This fun video shows the results of over 1,000 photographers editing the same images.
It can be stressful as a photographer to constantly feel pressure to get a winning image, but it is important to remember why we became photographers in the first place. This excellent video discusses why we should remember that photos are not the only part of photography.
With the current situation surrounding the pandemic, most of us cannot conduct photoshoots in person, leaving us to resort to creative ways to keep making photos. Many photographers have turned to online photoshoots via platforms like FaceTime and Skype. If that is something you are interested in, this great video will give you lots of helpful tips for improving your shoots.
Editing large batches of photos (such as those from a wedding) can be an extremely time-consuming task. What if software could do it for you? Would you use it? This interesting video takes a look at editing a wedding entirely using automatic software and the kind of results you can expect.
Astrophotography is a genre with a lot of specialized equipment designed for very specific purposes, but a lot of photographers still use normal consumer cameras to create their images. What sort of images can you create with a camera specialized for the task? Check out this great video to see what is possible.
For this next contest/critique, we want to see your best wide-angle photos. There is some debate as to what exactly "wide-angle" entails, but for the sake of this critique, we want to see images taken with a wider field of view than 23mm on a 35mm full-frame camera.
When you think of portraits, you probably do not think of long exposures. But incorporating long exposures can be a fantastic way to give your portraits a very unique look that stands out from the crowd. This great video will show you how to create an eye-catching engagement portrait the incorporates motion from a long exposure for a striking look.
A lot of us struggle to find great landscape photography locations, and it can be frustrating trying to find opportunities, particularly during this time, when travel is very limited. If that is something you struggle with, this great video will show you how you can find better locations for shoots.
Exposure compensation is one of the most fundamental tools on pretty much every camera, and it can make a major difference in your shooting workflow. If you are wondering what it is and how to use it, this fantastic video will show you the technology behind it and how it can improve your images.
When you think of lighting, you might think of splitting things between either natural light or artificial lights, but strobes can be a great way to balance out an exposure with varying levels of ambient light. This excellent video will show you how you can use a strobe or even just its modeling light to create great golden hour or nighttime portraits.
Generating decent income from YouTube is a dream of a lot of content creators, and you might be wondering what kind of money you can earn from the platform once you have found decent success. This great video features a prominent photography YouTuber sharing an honest look at the kind of money he makes from his channel and what you can expect.
We are in a very strange time, and many of us are locked down at home, unable to travel and unable to find photography projects to keep our skills sharp and our creativity thriving. Now is a great time to discover your home and your local area through photography, and this fantastic video discusses how you can do that and the benefits of it.
In August last year, IG Audit — a free web app that allows you to check the authenticity of an Instagram user’s followers — went viral on a wave of press centered around Instagram’s fake follower problem. Just one month later, Facebook’s lawyers abruptly forced the website offline, and IG Audit’s Instagram account of 20,000 followers was deleted. These aggressive moves might be hints of a scandal that Instagram is trying to keep quiet.
Ultra-wide angle lenses can be a fantastic creative tool and a lot of fun to play with, but they are also some of the trickiest focal lengths to shoot with. If you struggle to take good photos with yours, this helpful video will give you lots of great tips to improve your work.