Photography Techniques Category Archive

7 Tips to Take More Interesting Street Photography

Fuji X100S @ 23mm, ISO 640, 1/320, f/13.0 The point of this article isn’t to tell you what makes for interesting street photography. That would be impossible. Street photography is such a broad genre with so many great photographers who shoot wildly different subjects in completely different manners. This can…

Capturing Ultra-Wide Panoramic Photos

I generally do wildlife photography; it’s my main passion for sure. However, the landscape side of things has always had a spot in my heart, it just takes second place to wildlife photos and I don’t quite dedicate the same amount of time to it. I have been doing more…

High-Quality Astrophotography With Basic Camera Equipment

This week’s video covers the topic of image stacking, including how to use it in order to take high-quality astrophotographs without any special camera equipment. If you’ve ever wanted to photograph the Andromeda Galaxy, Orion Nebula, Pleiades, or any other deep-sky subject - but you don’t have an expensive astro…

15 Tips to Improve Your Photography

For this week's video, I've compiled several of my favorite tips to help photographers take better pictures. I made sure to focus on the basics, but there's plenty of good information here regardless of your skill level. We've covered many of these before in our photography tips for beginners and…

Photographing the 10 Elements of Composition

For this week’s video, which I published a couple days ago on Youtube, I went to Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado in an attempt to photograph the ten elements of composition in 24 hours. It’s the first time I’ve done this sort of video so far, and I…

Understanding Shutter Speed

For today's video, I’m revisiting one of the most critical camera settings out there: shutter speed. So much of photography builds off shutter speed (and exposure generally) that I wanted to publish this one before diving into deeper topics. If you’d prefer to learn about shutter speed in an article,…

Exposure Value (EV) Explained – Plus EV Charts

You may have heard photographers use the terms “exposure value” or “EV” when talking about the amount of light in a scene. But what does EV really mean in photography, and why does it matter to the photos you take? This article answers those questions and more. Before I begin,…

What is Moiré and How it Can Ruin Your Photos

When taking pictures, you might have come across strange, rainbow patterns in photographs that contain a lot of fine detail. These patterns are known as "moiré" (pronounced "more-ay") and they can cause plenty of headaches for photographers. In this article, we will take a look at what moiré is, what…

Complete Guide to Winter Photography

Winter is an amazing season for photography, especially nature photography. Conditions may be harsh, but your photos will reflect that - they’ll stand out and convey different emotions than normal. Of course, winter photography also brings with it a number of challenges. This guide covers everything you need to know.…

How to Reduce Noise in Your Drone Photos

One of the most frustrating issues when working with a consumer-grade drone is the amount of noise one can encounter at low ISOs. Due to the small size of the drone's sensor, even ISO 100 can look rather noisy, especially when recovering shadow detail. In this article, we will take…