When shopping for lenses, you may notice that certain lenses are classified or even recommended for a certain genre of photography. You might see sports, travel, wedding, or even wildlife as the typical use of some lenses. What if you are looking to get into or already shoot food photography, what lenses should you be looking at?
Articles written by Alex Ventura
Photographing people, especially when they are not models, can come with some challenges. Not many have the experience of being in front of the camera. Throw some kids into the mix, and it can become a lot more difficult with a different set of obstacles during your session. What can you do?
If you are just starting out in photography and looking to build your portfolio, models may not be jumping at the chance to shoot with you to help you build your portfolio, so you may ask friends to help you out and be your models. Whether you're working with friends or as a portrait photographer shooting non-models every day, getting your subjects to be comfortable in front of a camera and to nail some killer poses isn’t going to happen naturally for most.
Are you thinking of turning your passion of photography or filmmaking into you main source of income? Perhaps you just made the switch or in the process of doing just that. In either case, here are five crucial tips you may want think over before going any further.
Windows can be used to create interesting shots, especially when using the reflections to your advantage, but that’s not the only way to incorporate glass in your photoshoot. There are several different ways, but what if you are looking for a grungy-looking window for a specific concept you have in mind? Here's how to make one.
Looking to add some vintage dust and grain look to your freshly taken digital photos? You know, that look when you come across some old polaroids or 4x6 prints that you dug up from an old photo album that's been packed away in some box… or possibly scrounged from your parents? Yeah, that look of slight imperfections where the ink has been scratched along with some dust that's hard to remove.
There are many different cameras options out on the market with many different features. There’s a big range in camera prices which can funnel some to a certain group of options. A popular question besides which camera should you get is "should I get a full-frame or crop sensor camera?"
In the realm of photography, bokeh (shallow depth of field) is extremely popular amongst many. Creating a creamy out-of-focus background behind your subject helps forces the viewer to focus their attention on a particular area. So how do you get that creamy bokeh in camera?
When it comes to food photography, your goal is to capture the dish as well as possible while making sure it looks appealing. You want to entice the viewer to order or crave that dish. If you are new to this genre, here are a few tricks that may help you craft a better shot.
Depending on who you ask, you will get different answers on which lens is the best for portraits. Some will answer with zoom lenses, typically with 24-70mm or 70-200mm focal lengths, and then there are the prime lens users with their 85mm or 135mm lenses. Here is another lens you probably never thought of using for portraits.
Before, to share someone's post on Instagram, you had to use third-party apps to download the photo and upload it to your account, usually with the source account's username and profile photo embedded in the corner. It sounds like the ability to share a post is finally coming, but probably not the way you expected it to.
With the release of the iMac Pro, there has been tons of talk and plenty of reviews and comparisons versus Window computers and even older iMacs. If you're a video editor and made up your mind to go ahead on making the purchase of a new iMac Pro but unsure which processor configuration you should choose, this is the video for you.
Some cameras with amazing specs and features seem to have the edge on paper, but that doesn't always translate to real-world performance and with stellar experiences. So how does the latest Canon 5D Mark IV, Nikon D850, and the Sony a7R III hold up against each other in the field?
If you haven't tried out night photography before, you sure are missing out on some fun and creative opportunities. One thing for sure, it's quite different than shooting during the day, so I understand why some of you may be hesitant to venture out at night with your camera.
Photography gear can get quite expensive and put a huge dent in our wallets. While there are many things we wouldn’t want to cheap out on, there are several DIY hacks that can solve some of our wants and still fit within our budget. Some of those hacks are great for adding effects and different looks to shots. Here are eight DIY photo filters.
Do you ever shoot with seamless paper as the backdrop? If so, how do you use it? Don’t use it just as a plain background when you can get creative with it. If you're not sure what else you can do with seamless paper, here are 10 creative uses to give you some ideas.