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.
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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.
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.
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.
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...
Long Exposure Noise Reduction Explained
Over time, every digital camera will develop “hot” or “stuck” pixels that do not work properly. They aren’t usually visible, but when you’re taking long exposures, they become more and more obvious. The easiest way to fix hot pixels is with a camera setting called long exposure noise reduction.
How to Maximize Image Quality in Photography
In the past, I’ve written about camera settings in terms of optimization – pushing your gear to the limits in order to maximize image quality. Today, I’ll revisit those advanced techniques and explain how to combine them to capture the highest quality images you possibly can.
Understanding Aperture Priority Mode in Photography
Aperture priority mode is critically useful, but a lot of photographers, advanced or not, don’t fully understand its potential. I personally use it almost all the time, for everything from wildlife to landscape photography. It usually provides optimal results more quickly than Manual can.