I have always been happy to wake up early, I guess that's just the way some people are programmed. One advantage, when it comes to photography, of waking up early is that you can get out and about taking images in what I believe are the best hours of the day to capture images, here's why.
I own a 10 stop filter made by Hitech. These filters aren't cheap however do suffer from a case of light leak. This is a real problem for a filter that is supposed to block light from entering the camera. There is, however, a solution.
If your anything like me, then you're a bit of a loner when it comes to your photography. I like being alone when taking photos, I can do what I want, take as much time over 1 photo as I need, and don't have to worry about someone else. There are, however, certain advantages of teaming up for a shoot, especially with someone new to photography.
Winter is often the season that creates the most chaos on the roads. But it's also my favorite time of your for photography. The world changes and takes on a magical, quieter and more peaceful appearance, which is great for capturing on camera. Below are a few quick tips to help you achieve some great winter photography images.
Every photographer worth his salt knows that light is pretty much the only raw ingredient when it comes to producing a great shot. Just as a sculptor works with stone and a carpenter with wood, the photographer must work with light. In order to be truly successful, a photographer must fully understand how light behaves. Knowing how light will react in any given situation is the key to getting the perfect shot time after time.
There are many locations that we all visit everyday, which, unless we stop to think about it, we would never contemplate visitng as a photographic location. Below are a few that I can think of, what other locations would you add, and why?
2 of the lesser known functions on most cameras (DSLR's and P&S) are AE (Auto Exposure) Lock and Mirror Lock. Both functions offer important and valuable advantages for photographers of all levels. As such these are 2 functions that you should get to grips with (if you haven't already) and star to use in your photography.