Posts Tagged DSLR

How to shoot into direct sunlight

    Shooting in direct sunlight can lead to images that have high contrast, blown out highlights, lens flare and colors that might even look overly saturated. If you’re shooting portraits they can also lead to the ‘squint factor’.   So what’s a photographer to do?   Here are eleven quick and simple tips at… Read More

Photography editing – How much is OK?

Some say a picture never lies,  yeah right!  There are a lot of lies in photography!   Of course we all know this but it’s not a subject that a lot of people openly talk about, unless it is someone famous on the cover of a magazine.  I’m not saying that there are a whole… Read More

End of an era?

Today it was announced that the Photographic retailer Jessops has gone into administration, the biggest photographic name to struggle since Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy almost a year ago. In an age where consumer competition is fierce among retailers, it is hardly a surprise that some will fall away from the pack. Jessops, which… Read More

Start shooting RAW part 2

Here’s 7 Reasons to go RAW.   1. To store the most from each photo. This is my number 1 reason why people should shoot RAW, even if they don’t know how to process a RAW file.  A RAW file contains all the information the camera sensor recorded.  Its the negative of the modern age. … Read More

Start shooting RAW part 1.

First, let’s start off with what a RAW image is compared to a JPG image. JPEG Equivalent to a PRINT (from a negative) in the film days.  Immediately suitable for printing, sharing, or posting on the Web.  Higher in contrast.  Sharper.  Compressed.  Smaller file size.  Takes up LESS SPACE on your memory cards as well… Read More

What DSLR should I buy?

I get asked this question at least a few times a week, and typically my answer is always the same: 1) Buy a entry level Canon or Nikon DSLR (body only!!!) 2) Buy a 50mm 1.8 lens 3) Start shooting immediately!   While this post will be outdated in a matter of a few months… Read More