OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY PART II

SHOOTING IN MANUAL MODE

by Kyle Jenkins

Welcome to the second installment in our Essential Tips to Great Outdoor Photography. This three-part series is meant to help anyone wanting to become a better outdoor photographer. Last time we talked about timing, composition and inspiration. In this article we explore using a D-SLR or pro-level mirrorless camera on manual mode to fully control your creative expression.

When I was first learning about photography, it helped to think of the camera as a mechanical eye, which is essentially what the technology is trying to mimic. Relating the features of our eyes to the controls on the camera can make the concepts less foreign. In this comparison, a camera’s aperture is like a pupil that dilates and contracts depending on light levels, and the shutter is like an eyelid that opens and closes to control the light that reaches the pupil. Just as your pupils will contract and your eyelids will instinctively shut when you look toward the sun, so you will have to use a quick shutter speed and a small aperture when shooting in bright conditions. In low light, on the other hand, keeping your shutter open longer and using a dilated aperture will allow as much light as possible to reach the sensor. Once you learn to control these two variables and gain an understanding of ISO, you can take just about any photo you like.

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Beginner wedding photographer mistakes

10 wedding photography mistakes every beginner will make (and how to get better)

By Angela Nicholson

Shooting a wedding is one of the toughest assignments that a photographer can take on, there are lots of potential issues and the stakes are incredibly high. To help out, our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, has compiled a list of the most common wedding photography mistakes that photographers make when starting out shooting weddings, along with some of her best wedding photography tips for how to avoid them.

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Birth Photo Competition

10+ Powerful NSFW Photos From The 2017 Birth Photo Competition Prove That Moms Are Badass

By Iveta

The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers has announced the winners of their 2017 contest, and the photos they chose show the struggles mothers go through to bring new life into the world, and the sheer joy that follows.

We took your breath away with last year’s contest, and these new photos will leave you even more amazed. Each one tells a story of pain, perseverance, and finally, relief. They document a baby’s first moments of life, and a family’s first moments of unity.

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Winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016

The jury selected the best works from 50,000 submissions.

The jury of the international Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, held with the support of the Natural History Museum in London, named the best photographs of 2016, PetaPixel reports.

Tim Laman became Wildlife Photographer of the Year for his work Entwined Lives, showing an orangutan up the tree in the Indonesian part of Borneo. This photograph was selected from over 50,000 submissions sent by participants from 95 countries from all over the world.

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25 Things You Should Know About Storytelling

 

1. STORIES HAVE POWER

Outside the air we breathe and the blood in our bodies, the one thing that connects us modern humans today with the shamans and emperors and serfs and alien astronauts of our past is a heritage — a lineage — of stories. Stories move the world at the same time they explain our place in it. They help us understand ourselves and those near to us. Never treat a story as a shallow, wan little thing. A good story is as powerful as the bullet fired from an assassin’s gun.

2. EFFECT ABOVE ENTERTAINMENT

We love to be entertained. Bread and circuses! Clowns and monkeys! Decapitations and ice cream! A good story entertains but a great story knows that it has in its arsenal the ability to do so much more. The best stories make us feel something. They fuck with our emotions. They make us give a flying fuck about characters and places and concepts that don’t exist and won’t ever exist. The way a story stabs us with sadness, harangues us with happiness, runs us through the gauntlet of rage and jealousy and denial and underoo-shellacking lust and fear (together, lust and fear may stir a “scaredy-boner”) is parallel to none. Anybody can entertain. A juggler entertains. A storyteller makes us feel something. Makes us give a shit when we have no good reason to do so. Fun is not the last stop on the story train. The storyteller is master manipulator. The storyteller is cackling puppetmaster.
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TIPS & TRICK PHOTO BABY

Sering sekali kita melihat photo2 baby yang lucu dan menarik yang diphoto oleh photographer handal, memang sangat sulit untuk menghasilkan sebuah photo khususnya photo baby yang sangat baik mengingat kalau seorang bayi itu blom bisa berbicara, jadi gimana caranya agar kita bisa motret anak kita yang masih bayi dengan hasil yang cukup baik dan terlihat seperti proffesional hanya dengan mengandalkan kamera poket atau mirrorless yang umum dimiliki oleh semua orang.

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