If you don’t want to worry about inconsistencies in exposure using an in-camera light meter, especially when using studio lighting, then learn how to use a light meter.
When I bought my first light meter, it seemed so complex. But it’s really not! Continue reading “How to Use a Light Meter in 7 Easy Steps”
First off, another name for a fixed-length lens is a prime lens, but don’t let that throw you off…. If you want a sharp picture you must use a fixed lens. End of story.
Just kidding. I probably got a few people in a huff there. But you will come across people who swear by fixed lenses and those who swear by zoom lenses. I own and use both. It really comes down to personal preference. My personal preference changes depending on what I’m photographing and what mood I’m in. Continue reading “Zoom Lenses vs. Fixed Lenses”
Okay, so it doesn’t have the same ring as “fast cars and freedom” but the two do go together. Fast lenses give you freedom to shoot in lower light while still maintaining a shutter speed fast enough for your purposes. Continue reading “Fast Lenses and Freedom”
A reflector should be the star of a reality T.V. show: not only could it potentially be used reflect the sun onto a pile of sticks to start a fire, to signal for help, or to guide in a rescue plane, it could save a shot! I haven’t tried those first three things, but for saving a shot, it is my hero! Continue reading “The Reflector: My Hero”
Off-camera flash – love it. Having a flash-lit subject that’s looks unnatural and washed out – not loving it. But there is a solution! Gels. No, not hair gel. (But, just like hair gel, remember not to overdo it). Continue reading “Let’s Gel: Flash Photography”
The biggest way to tell the difference between a beginner and a pro is if the photo is “tack sharp” (the utmost level of sharpness). It’s not just one ultimate secret that will lead you to getting tack sharp photos, it’s the combination of many secrets. Here are 5 ways you can improve your photos, so you can look like you know what the heck you are doing: Continue reading “5 Ways to Get Tack Sharp Photos”