Posted by David Peterson on 17 May 2013 as Tips
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been sharing some cryptic clues about my first new course in 5 years. Until now, I’ve just called it ‘the plan’. Well, the plan is finally revealed! It finally has a name, and I’m proud to announce it will be available very shortly! I know this will help you [...]
Summer is fast approaching – in the northern hemisphere, anyway, and if that’s the half of the world where you reside you might benefit from some summer photography tips. (If not, then photographing winter landscapes might be more your thing.) To photographers, summer is first and foremost a time of sun. Sun of course means [...]
Taking pictures of animals is both fun and challenging, so it’s no wonder that Flickr, Facebook and every other photo sharing website out there are full of images of everything from family pets to wild animals to the residents of the local zoo. If you’ve ever spent any time photographing animals, you know that different [...]
Can you guess what it is? Let me know in the comments below… All will be revealed next week!
Do you know what the difference is between a good photographer and a great one? It’s light. Or rather, the way the photographer uses light. A good photographer knows how to compose an image, how to angle her camera so the viewer gets a completely unique perspective of an object, how to capture an event [...]
Advanced If you shoot landscapes – especially scenes containing water, such as waterfalls, oceans and lakes, you probably already know something about using a neutral density (ND) filter. The neutral density filter is the go-to tool for any photographer who wants to take a long exposure during daylight hours. All those stunning images of misty [...]
From baby drool to missing teeth to high school graduation, capturing images of your kids throughout their childhood is one of the most important extracurricular roles as a parent that you’ll ever have. Not only for you, but down the road for your kids to have photos to reflect back on. Birthday parties, holidays, and [...]
As I said last week, I’m hard at working designing, creating, producing and putting the final touches on something I know will make you fall in love with your photography – either because you’ll be able to take some stunning images of your loved ones, or for just the delight in taking a breathtaking photo [...]
You’ve heard me talk oh-so many times about that magic hour, the time just after sunrise and just before sunset when the light has that beautiful, magical quality that can transform a dull, flat scene into a stunning photograph. What you haven’t heard me talk so much about is twilight. Twilight could be called something [...]
Modern digital cameras are capable of transforming almost any scene from ordinary to extraordinary. With the right tools and the right knowledge, you can actually create an image that is even more impressive than the scene you saw with your naked eye. Your camera’s settings are designed to help you achieve this, as are software [...]
Underwater photography used to be out of reach for the hobbyist. Equipment was expensive and specialized and the process was impractical – film cameras could only shoot 36 photos at a time, which meant that a diver would have to constantly resurface to change rolls. Back in those days, looking at underwater photos in the [...]
People are always emailing me and asking me what I’m going to do next. They insist there MUST be some master plan unfolding for a digital photography revolution, right?? Well, not exactly. But I HAVE been working on a super-secret plan for the last few months, and I’m getting very close to rolling it out. [...]
If you’ve studied and practised photography for long enough, you know that a great photo is one that gives the viewer a unique perspective on the world. That can be done in many different ways–by choosing a unique subject, by taking the photo from an unusual vantage point, by carefully selecting depth of field or [...]
A little while ago I wrote about the Nikon Coolpix S800c, the Android-powered camera that is essentially a smart phone/point and shoot hybrid. The S800c is now part of a revolution – sort of. It might be more accurate to just call it a pioneer, like those first airplanes that weren’t particularly safe and really [...]
There are lots of photo opportunities at home and in your neighborhood. But let’s face it, traveling really gives your inner photographer a chance to soar. Photo opportunities in travel-worthy destinations are easy to find and just begging to be taken advantage of, so why leave your DSLR behind?