Photography Tutorials Category Archive - Page 4

How to Photograph Lightning and Get Amazing Results

Photographing lightning is a dangerous hobby. Not everyone understands that a lightning storm is highly unpredictable, and how a strike could occur any time. At the same time, taking a picture of a lightning strike can be very rewarding, especially if the pattern is unique or the picture is taken...

Best Camera Settings for Macro Photography

Although macro photography is very accessible - no exotic destinations or expensive gear required - it is often tricky to choose the best camera settings for macro work. If you want sharp, well-exposed photos, you’ll have to push your camera system to its limits. Luckily, this guide covers everything you...

How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse

Every so often the Moon falls into the shadows of the Earth, resulting in a lunar eclipse. Although lunar eclipses take place more often than solar eclipses, you might still want to experience watching and potentially photographing this somewhat rare and stunningly beautiful phenomenon. I have been taking pictures of...

How to Avoid Blurry Photos

There are four major factors that cause blurry photos, and all four of them are important to remember for every picture you take. Here, I will explain how to avoid each type of blur, or minimize them as much as possible, in your photography. Specifically, the four sources of blurry...

What is Shutter Shock and How to Mitigate It

With so many photographers using high resolution cameras in the field, I found that a number of them experience big frustrations when trying to yield critically sharp images. Unfortunately, this particular problem is very hard to nail down to the actual cause - some photographers blame their lenses, while others...

Introduction to Photography: The Universal Language

This introduction to photography is written for beginners, with several tips and suggestions to take your skills as far as possible. However, writing an introduction to photography is like writing an introduction to words; as amazing and important as it is, photography can be almost limitlessly complex. What separates inspiring...

Understanding Focus in Photography

One important technique to understand in photography, especially when you’re starting out, is the concept of focus. If you don’t focus properly, you will end up with blurry photos even when all your other camera settings are correct. Focusing can be easy or difficult depending on your subject, like a...

Star Trail Photography Tutorial

In this article, I will demonstrate how to take photos of star trails when photographing the night sky. I will explain what type of camera, lens, and other gear is critical, as well as the importance of composition during dark nights; it is very important to know how the stars...

Best Camera Settings for Astrophotography

Anyone who has ever tried to take pictures of the night sky knows that it can be a challenge. If your camera settings aren’t optimal, you may end up with a dark photo, motion blur, or unsharp corners. Things get even more difficult if you want a sharp foreground, or...

Complete Guide to Black and White Photography

The art of black and white photography is surprisingly difficult to master. You can't just slap a "noir" filter on your images and call it a day! In this article, I will introduce black and white photography, also known as monochromatic photography, and explain how to take better black and...