It is a good idea to have a once-a-year routine where you clean your camera. During this period of social distancing, while many of us are hunkered down at home, you might find this is a great time to do the camera cleaning yourself.
If you need super fast frame rates, modern cameras from companies like Olympus can shoot at up to 60 frames per second in electronic shutter mode, so in that case, electronic shutter is probably appropriate.
If you need to photograph super fast motion, like airplanes flying by or animals or birds on the move, then you may want to stick with mechanical shutter. Electronic shutter doesn’t always work well with moving objects because of a concept called “rolling shutter.”
With all of us having some spare time on our hands thanks to the Coronavirus, now’s a great time to do some of the busywork that always seems to fall through the cracks when we’re operating at normal speed.
One place where I am terribly deficient and terribly lazy is paying attention to things like SEO on my website and more specifically, taking the necessary steps to make sure my images are discoverable by search engines like Google.
Sometimes, it’s just fine to buy the less expensive option when you’re purchasing photo gear. Even though I can afford pretty much anything I want, I always default to bargains and good value.
When it comes to filters for your camera lens, I rarely think going cheap is a good idea. People spend thousands of dollars on a lens that they have saved up for only to cover it with a cheap, plastic, filter.
If you are following me on social media, you know I have been experimenting with what I call “photo paintings” for a good while now. After almost five decades as a photographer, I never get tired of learning new things; coming up with new ideas (new to me anyway) and trying to find new ways to express myself through my lens.
The photo paintings are my latest attempt at all of the above.
The date is 2040, just 20 years from now. I am long gone, but many in my audience are still actively pursuing their careers in photography or other visual media.
Most are struggling to keep afloat. Many have left the profession. Economies of scale along with rampant dis-intermediation have eliminated most jobs in the visual creative field.
I am fast approaching my 50th year as what I would consider a “serious” photographer. I have learned a whole lot in that time. One of the oldest lessons I learned and one of those that has survived all the changes in the industry is this…
Pedantry is the enemy of great photography.
This is a short post about “seeing.” Understanding composition is as important in photography as understanding your camera. Having a point of view, and something to say, is where art starts. Composition is how you craft that point of view.
New photographers have a lot to learn. That’s normal. Every journey starts with the first step. While these aren’t the ONLY 10 things beginners should know, they are 10 things that will absolutely help newbies get a better foothold on their photography. So without further ado, here’s a list of 10 things every beginning photographer should know: