OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY PART III

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY, PANNING, & BOKEH

by Kyle Jenkins

Finally, on to the fun stuff! Thanks for sticking around and joining us here for the third and final installment in our quest to become better outdoor photographers. First we talked about timing, inspiration and composition to lay the foundation; then we got technical in part two learning about shooting in manual mode; now we can take what we learned and use it in the real world. Here are some techniques to help you capture some of the more difficult subjects mother nature presents us with.

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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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OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY PART I

TIMING, COMPOSITING, & INSPIRATION

by Kyle Jenkins

Recent advances in digital technology have allowed us to bring small, powerful and durable devices deeper into the wild than ever before. We can capture places and moments that might have been too remote or dangerous to lug around a large format camera and heavy wooden tripod. Today we might not be as technically skilled or nearly as patient as the masters of old such as Ansel Adams, but we do get the opportunity to take some phenomenal shots that simply were not possible a hundred years ago.

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Woman Photographer

Women in Photography: 34 Voices From Around the World

As one of this year’s jurors for World Press Photo, I was stunned to learn that over the last ten years, the number of female entrants to the World Press Photo Contest has hovered around 15% (it remained at 15.5% in 2017).

March is Women’s History Month and in the current political and social climate, it’s never been more critical for us to have a woman’s visual perspective.

TIME reached out globally to the most acclaimed female photojournalists, curators and directors of photography in the industry, asking them to select one female photojournalist that they believe is worthy of recognition. The result is an astonishing collection of brilliant work from around the world. For me, this list includes many photojournalists I have never known, was delighted to learn about and excited to get to know more.

Here’s their list of 34 women photographers to follow right now.

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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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Krishna & Bunga Weddingclip

Krishna & Bunga same day edit by Johanes Dharmawan

Videography: The Leonardi Team
Make Up: Adele
Dress: Yumika Tsurai
Decor: Nefi
MC: Emil Eriyanto – MKE
WO: Multi Kreasi Enterprise
Location: Ritz Carlton Kuningan, Jakarta

The Prophet

Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.

But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.

To know the pain of too much tenderness.

To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.

To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise on your lips.

by Kahil Gibran