The histogram is a feature that a lot of photographers don’t take advantage of. Most don’t even know how to read it and if you are not using the it, you are really missing out! It is a much better way to see if you got the correct exposure than looking at the LCD screen. Continue reading How to Read a Histogram
I always get a funny look when I head out of the house when it gets dark and say I am going to take photos. I am always asked the same thing “Isn’t it too dark?”. Yes…and that is perfect! Taking night photography is a different beast than just regular daylight photography. You have to do more research Continue reading 10 Tips for Night Photography
Along with aperture, there are 2 more important sides to the exposure triangle; ISO and Shutter Speed. It is imperative to understand all three and know how they work in order to advance your photography. This article, I will how to set your ISO and Shutter Speed and when to use them. Continue reading Photography Basics: What is ISO and Shutter Speed?
Out of all the elements of the exposure triangle, aperture, seems to trip beginning photographers up the most. Even for me, in the beginning I would hear other photographers talk about getting a 24-70mm f2.8 lens and I would wonder what the heck f2.8 meant. I also wanted to know Continue reading Photography Basics: What is Aperture?
I have been looking around on a few photography and videography blogs and it seems glass (lenses) are a hot topic. It sounds like most photographers or photography teachers are always pushing people towards upgrading their kit lens to something a bit more professional, but is this really that necessary for beginning photographers? Continue reading Is Your Kit Lens “Good Enough”?
Last weekend I set out to test my newly mounted GoPro Hero 3 on my motorcycle helmet. I have taken a couple other test videos in the past using a handlebar mount but never really had good success with placement. Since I have a tall windshield it is really tough to get clear shots. Sometimes I resorted to just holding it while driving which isn’t the safest way to go.
This video shows about a 25-minute ride around the town of Greensboro and Jamestown North Carolina. Look forward to more videos with the GoPro!
It seems one of the first things amateur photographers think about once they have been doing photography for a while is “Do I need to get a full frame camera?”. Heck, I did the same thing. My first real DSLR was a Canon T2i (550D) and after about 4 years with it, I thought I needed a full frame upgrade. Continue reading 3 Advantages of Getting a Full-Frame Camera
There are tons of lenses out there and each one of them has a specific purpose. I was wanting to know the best and cheapest lens to get the best portrait photos. In my testing, the best lens I have found if you are on a budget, is what is commonly called The Nifty Fifty. Continue reading The BEST and CHEAPEST Portrait Lens!
Here is a video I put together of an Around the Town” photo shoot I went on this past Thanksgiving. My father-in-law showed my dad and I around different parts of Maryland. Hope you enjoy the video!