Photography Techniques Category Archive

Intermediate Exposure Guide for Manual Mode Photography

This article is intended for beginner manual shooters who are not beginner photographers. This guide may benefit people who have been shooting in manual mode and still find things a bit tricky. It assumes knowledge of how one’s camera works and the relationship between the various exposure settings. It is...

Tips & Tricks for Dog Photography

Dog photography requires patience, especially for beginners, because the subjects are often moving around quite a bit! The tips in this article will not only help you to find a balance in photographing moving subjects, but also advance you to the next level of dog photography.

The Spot Metering Method for Precise ETTR

Most recommendations for ETTR (exposing to the right) require you to use the histogram and “blinkies” on your camera to judge overexposure. And while this method works fairly well and has plenty of benefits, it isn’t flawless. Here’s an alternative method involving spot metering, which works better in many cases.

7 Tips to Take More Interesting Street Photography

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 feel both inspiring and overwhelming. The goal instead...

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...

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.

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.