“I just watched my first few videos. My god, that was such a cringefest,” my boyfriend told me the other day. It made me think of all those trips down the memory lane which regularly make me feel embarrassed with myself. Some of them include looking back at my old photos. Oh boy, that never fails to make me cringe! If you’ve ever felt the same about your old work, I’m here to remind you why it’s good if you feel this way. And I’m gonna share some of my old photos with you so we can all laugh together.
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“One of the most appealing attributes of landscape photographs is sharpness from front to back. Everything is in sharp focus in the foreground, middle, and background, allowing the viewer to be pulled into the image as if they were standing right there.” – Max Foster
Generally speaking, sharpness throughout the image, that is from foreground to background, is far easier to achieve with an ultra-wide-angle lens (UWA) than with a tele. However, even wide-angle lenses have their limitations. If you place a UWA lens only a few centimeters from the foreground object, you can get it in focus. The background, however, will fall outside the depth of field and be blurred. The same goes if you focus on a very far object.
“Comparisonitis” is the phenomenon of comparing yourself negatively to others; feeling that your life, love, work, holidays, house, or just the tidyness of your undersink cupboard, just aren’t as good as someone else’s.
Earlier this month, I found myself in a room of 50 professional photographers at the SHOOT EDIT CHAT REPEAT LIVE podcast event. If you don’t know about it already, SHOOT EDIT CHAT REPEAT is a fabulous podcast hosted by photographers Vicki Knights and Eddie Judd.
During a boudoir photoshoot, it’s important to know what to say to make your subject feel comfortable. But it’s equally important to know what not to say or do. This video from Michael Sasser will spare you from some really awkward situations, as he shares a list of things that shouldn’t be a part of a boudoir photoshoot.
Some photographers love spending hours in Photoshop, turning their photos into digital art. Others enhance their photos and remove mistakes and distractions. But there are also many of those who believe that editing and changing your photos is cheating. In this video, Serge Ramelli brings up some fantastic arguments to support image editing. If you believe that it’s cheating, this video might just change your mind.
I came across a screenshot of your “I have started a photography business” post in a “Classifieds” Facebook group:
In December 2014 I decided that I wanted to practice shooting the night sky in order to expand my photography skills. Of course I made every possible mistake. My compositions were completely off, I severely underexposed or blew out the sky and the images were not sharp.
Bad habits. We all have them in many aspects of our lives, and photography is no exception. In this video, Mark Denney shares the nine worst habits a landscape photographer can have. Of course, these behaviors are something Mark points out as his own bad habits. However, I believe that many of us will be able to relate to them, too. Do you have any of these bad habits?
We were all beginners once, and it was only after a few years’ experience that we noticed some mistakes we made back then. This is why the older and experienced version of Matthew Vandeputte created this video for his younger self, a beginner in timelapse photography. These ten tips come from years of experience, and if you are new to timelapse photography, this video is for you.
More often than not, it can be difficult to recognize and acknowledge one’s personal improvement as a photographer. You may feel like you’re stagnating, but you should take a closer look at your work and you’ll see that you’re wrong. In this fantastic video, Mark Denney discusses five reasons that will prove to you that you have progressed over the years. If you recognize yourself in at least one of these, then you’re moving in the right direction!