Sometimes in photography it takes more than a single photo to tell the whole story. If we're shooting portraits or an object in a scene, we might take one picture to features the details, with a wider shot to give those details context. Using a diptych, we can display both images side by side to create an interesting composition which lets the viewer explore the subject more completely. Try it yourself using these tools and tips to expand your compositional tool kit with diptychs, triptychs and more.
I'd argue that adequate preparation (and room for spontaneity!) make all worthwhile endeavors go more smoothly. This forethought also usually yields better results. So before your next shoot, brainstorm the possibilities. Here are three tips to keep in mind.
Thinking of a photography as a means of meditation, a way to see the world before you, to really get a good look and pay attention to it, can improve your work and add sensory bounty to your life. Here's how I think about it…
Ah, the days of summer are upon us. For most of us that means it's time to pack up and make a well-deserved getaway. However, before setting sail or flying the friendly skies, you may want to look into having your home equipped with a camera monitoring system for that added little piece of mind. The good news is things aren't as hard as they used to be. The even better news is we're here to help you make the right choice.
Reddit reader savannahkate65 loves vintage cameras. She also has read enough shelter/DIY blogs and watched enough HGTV shows to know how awesome 3M Command Strips are. She combined the two into this lovely ode to the old film camera...
Despite being focused on the latest and greatest in home technologies, it's hard not to wax nostalgic over the electronics of our youth. We gathered up the team to take a look back at the tech we miss — reminiscing about the technologies and devices that started our love affair with gadgets, games, photography, and the like.
Joining the ranks of beginner-friendly image styling apps like Instagram and Hipstamatic, comes Textify.it, a simple web app that allows you to transform your images into Monet-esque impressionist art with just a few clicks.
If you're planning on turning to the skies to catch some 4th of July fireworks, here's some tips for taking frame-worthy photos. Whether you're an expert with your point and shoot or a novice with a DSLR, there are a few easy things you can do with either to get quality pictures.
Today is my tip finale for photographing people (rounds 1 and 2 can be found here and here)! I do hope you've enjoyed the information and are now better equipped to capture those special moments with friends and family this summer. Both comment sections for the aformentioned posts have great feedback as well. Without further adieu, my final thoughts on the matter (for now) are as follows . . .
Here's my second wave of tips/hints for photographing people. As I said last week, it's a unique challenge, this whole portrait photography thing, but it sure provides some of the most fabulous, silly, intense interactions.