There's a longstanding debate about using primes versus zooms in wedding photography. Much of it involves balancing a pragmatic approach with maintaining a level of creativity that shows off your style and encapsulates the life and love of the day. This wedding photographer will both tell you why she uses primes and walk you through a typical wedding using them.
Articles written by Alex Cooke
It's no secret that photographers often have to deal with people stealing their photos and showing little respect for the hard work that goes into creating a quality image. So, it's always nice to see when a bit of justice is handed out and the photographer's rights are upheld.
I didn't really appreciate the importance of having an efficient and consistent Lightroom workflow until I started shooting sports and events and coming home with thousands of images from a shoot. If you're in the same boat as I was, this great video will show you an efficient way to work with large sets of images.
Tornadoes can be beautiful in their raw power and the epic scope of their parent storms as they sweep across the Plains. However, capturing them on camera is notoriously difficult; nonetheless, the skill of one storm chaser put him at the right place at the right time, and the time-lapse he captured is simply stunning.
A smaller octabox is a favorite of many on-location photographers, as it provides a nice upgrade from a bare flash and is generally easy to work with in terms of heft and portability. Today only, you can get a great deal on the Westcott Rapid Box, an excellent option for such photographers.
I still think the hardest part of portraits isn't shooting or post-production but the human element. Making your subject feel comfortable in front of the lens is crucial to getting shots you're both happy with. This helpful video will give you some quick tips on how to do just that.
It's pretty much a given that Canon and Nikon will be coming out with professional mirrorless cameras in the next year or so, but lots of questions remain about what exactly the cameras will bring, including the lens mounts they'll use. A new patent from Canon gives us a bit of insight into their current development.
If you've looked closely at the Import dialog in Lightroom, you may have noticed an option that says "Convert as DNG." This helpful video will explain the advantages and disadvantages of converting your raw files to DNG to help you decide if it's the right option for you.
The digital age has pushed some of us away from printing our photos, but at the same time, better technology and cheaper prices has made it more possible than ever to make your own high-quality prints at home. This helpful video will give you some tips to help and mistakes to avoid in the process.
With things like Smart Boards and connected lecterns becoming commonplace in classrooms at almost all levels, the way teachers work continues to evolve rapidly as technology continues to advance. China is taking it to another level, though, using a system called "Smart Eyes" that employs cameras and facial recognition to give a teacher real-time feedback on students.
When you're first starting out with artificial lighting, the vast array of terms to describe and quantify the various parameters of light can be a bit overwhelming. This helpful video will introduce you to the most essential terms that will allow to effectively communicate how any light source behaves.
Like it or not, Instagram has become a legitimate tool for photographers, and incorporating it into your business toolkit can get your work in front of more eyes and increase your client and inquiry influx. This informative video will show you some pitfalls to avoid when using the app.
I'm sure you have some favorite photographers you follow on Instagram or the like whose every image seems impossibly good, so much so that it can sometimes feel like you're chasing an impossible standard of achievement. Well, guess what. I guarantee you they take bad images too.
If there's one thing photographers and videographers can never have enough of, it's batteries. However, traveling with them can be an issue, as planes and large lithium ion batteries generally don't mix. This helpful video will give you the rundown on traveling safely and legally with your batteries.