Depth of field can be a somewhat confusing topic to get to grips with if you’re new to photography. That is to say, it’s easy to see what depth of field is, but it can be tricky to understand what elements can cause it to change, whether intentionally or by accident. In this video, photographer Kellan Reck takes a look at depth of field and explains the variables that can affect your depth of field.
Minimalism, Marie Kondo, tidying up, goodbye things, less is more. You might have heard of these things if you have ever scrolled through Netflix or Youtube. You might have even come across a few articles on social media referring to decluttering or getting rid of your stuff, or simple living. Minimalism is becoming a social movement, culturally recognised. We have a lot of items in our lives that don’t bring value (daily joy). I would like to enlighten you if I may about adopting this movement into your photography and to try photographing with less.
High-angle shots can make your subject appear weak or vulnerable. But what about low-angle shots? Do they help you achieve the exact opposite effect? Well, they can, but not necessarily. In this video from Studio Binder, learn more about low-angle shots the effect they have on your photography or video.
While I don’t think everybody will ever agree on a single modifier that works best for shooting portraits, we all have to start somewhere. Usually it’s with one light and one modifier. So, where does one begin in their search for the perfect portrait modifier?
Photographer Daniel Norton explores that topic in the above video, and explains why he thinks an octagon softbox (aka “octabox”) is the best and mose useful modifier for portraits.
With film cameras, taking a photo used to be a process. But now, with smartphones and digital photography, all of us have a high-end camera in our pockets at all times. It’s estimated that people took a whopping 1.2 trillion of photos in 2018! But have you ever thought about an impact this has on us? How photography affects our mood and memories in the modern era? Peter Rubin of WIRED decided to explore it, and he brings some interesting findings in this 10-minute video.
We often hear that people meter with their histograms. And although that method comes with some caveats, it can be a fantastic way to meter your shot and fine tune your exposure. In this video, Becki & Chris (well, mostly Chris), walk us through what the histogram is, how to read it and how to apply it to your photography.
Although not as popular as they once were, due to the daily grind of platforms like Instagram, 52-week projects are still out there. And they’re great for those of us that might’ve just got our first camera, or for those who just want to try and push ourselves to take on new challenges.
This Project 52 challenge coming from Dale Foshe at Dogwood Photography, is now in its fourth year. Tens of thousands of photographers participated in the challenges of 2016, 2017 and 2018. So now he’s running the Dogwood 52 Week Photography Challenge again.
There are plenty of ways to improve photography and tons of accessories and gear items that can help us do it. But what about something as simple as a notebook? With all the hi-tech gadgets, how can it be beneficial for photographers? In this video, Craig Roberts of e6 Vlogs gives you a list of 10 ways to improve your photography using a simple, modest notebook.
Photographer James Popsys recently fielded his audience for questions. One of them was asking what he believes is the worst habit a photographer can have. His answer, in a nutshell, is how photographers can, and often do, assign blame for their failures on everything but themselves. I have to say, I completely agree.
It’s the perpetual question in photography. Should I upgrade my gear? It’s one that photographers seem to struggle with every day – because that’s how often new cameras seem to be getting announced these days. Everybody thinks they’re missing out on something wonderful and amazing when they don’t have the latest and greatest kit.
But do you really need it? Should you upgrade? That’s the answer that photographer Dan Watson attempts to answer in this video – as he walks into frame carrying a Nikon Z7, Canon EOS R, Fujifilm X-T3, Sony A7III and Sony A7RIII. The short answer, though, is that you probably don’t. Not really. Not if you need to ask the question.