In other posts, I have talked about controlling exposure. There are three central parts to getting the light just right; shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Manual mode puts all three under your control. That might sound intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Odds are, if you’re using a DSLR, you are already selecting one or two of these – the camera takes care of the last option, adjusting it to what it thinks is the right exposure. So why does manual mode exist, if the other options are ... Read More about Why Should You Shoot in Manual Mode?
It is no secret, I am a frequent and enthusiastic shopper of Amazon. Amazon Prime began in the early 2000’s and, not coincidentally, that’s about when my propensity for shopping really took off. My natural gift coupled with Amazon’s awesomeness has brought me very close to shopping at a professional level. There are many reasons I love Amazon You can find literally anything (giant unicorn sprinkler, anyone?) and, even if you live in a more rural area like I ... Read More about My Best Amazon Prime Day Shopping Tips
When I went in to the gym this morning and spotted a glow in the dark hoodie, needless to say I was definitely more interested in how I was going to photograph this amazing Topsul shirt than I was working out. I love a good challenge, and I had never photographed a shirt that glowed in the dark before. This is my idea of an exciting Saturday morning!! About the Shirts Topsul Fitness owner, Lexi Pickle, makes her own t-shirts underneath her beach house... how cool is that? Wanting to ensure ... Read More about How to Photograph a Glow in the Dark Shirt
Are you someone who does not consider yourself a photographer, but need to improve your product photos? This 3 minute read was made for you! I'll walk through a photo I took with my iPhone of camera lenses , and then show you how I edited the product photo in 8 steps. A Note about mobile apps It's 2020, and there are an overwhelming amount of editing apps for mobile devices. Just yesterday I received an email with the subject line "The 17 Best Editing Apps" ... 17 best?!?! ... Read More about How to Edit Product Photos Using Your Phone
Getting the perfect exposure is a balancing act, and there are many ways to get there. The amount of light hitting your camera sensor is controlled with three settings: shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Each of these can independently change the brightness of your image, but they have secondary effects. By understanding the relationship between the three, you can achieve much greater control over your photographs while getting a perfect exposure every time. I know this ... Read More about Your First Step to Using Manual on Your Camera
You may have the best digital camera money can buy, but simple mistakes can often lead to disappointing results. Many people upgrading to a digital SLR camera (DSLR) for the first time find that their results don’t live up to expectations, and this is commonly due to basic errors. Having the best digital camera doesn’t mean that your pictures will be up to the standards of a professional photographer. Understanding the common mistakes most photographers make is a great way of ... Read More about Digital Camera Mistakes that Lead to Disappointing Pictures