This should be easy to remember since “zoom” and “fast” go so well together.
When you zoom in, any little movement on your part will affect the picture more. Think of how stable image is when you just use your eyes compared to when you look through high-powered binoculars. This is the same concept.
When you’re stuffed in the stands at a basketball game, or running alongside a soccer game, lugging lots of gear around is not a fun adventure. You’re more likely to break something out of frustration than to get a great shot. So “take two” and follow these hassle-free sports photography tips.
When you photograph architecture you’re telling a story. Yet, how do you capture what you feel? How do you elevate your image above a boring documentary photograph (like Uncle Ed’s trip to Italy) into an emotion-evoking piece of art?
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”
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”