When I started doing stock photography, one thing I struggled with was whether or not to photograph something that had already been covered. With food photography, there’s a good chance that a certain dish or food item has been photographed by at least one person, and there is a part of me that feels like […]
When using ND filters, you can’t get away from doing a little bit of math to figure out what your exposure will be. Cameras cannot calculate exposure beyond 30 seconds, so you need to find other ways to figure out the time for longer exposures. I use the NDTimer app with my iPhone to calculate my long […]
When photographing waterfalls and running water, one thing I know for sure is that I will be using an ND filter. These filters decrease the amount of light coming in through the lens and also come in different levels of “stops.” This means that a 3-stop ND filter will increase your exposure time by three stops, a 6-stop ND filter will increase by six stops, and so on. I currently have three ND filters in my inventory: a 3-stop, a 6-stop, and a 10-stop (named the Big Stopper).
I just started writing a new book this week, all about the Canon 70D, which will be my third camera-specific book I’ve written so far. One of the requirements for this series is to have a product photo of the camera, which I always photograph myself, and in the past I would turn to studio […]
One thing I’ve noticed about many new photographers is the enthusiasm they have for really learning how to use their camera as well as possible. In some cases, this requires the use of understanding how to shoot in Manual mode. Learning how to choose your setting so it appropriately fits the scene and style of […]
My “style” of photography tends to be bright, colorful and very cleanly processed. This food photograph is well-represented by that look. © 2013 Nicole S. Young, All Rights Reserved We’re excited to welcome Nicole S. Young as a regular contributor. Be sure to circle her on Google +. Several years back when I was just starting out as a […]
This image shows the transition of a darkened silhouette, where the image was exposed for the sky, all the way to an image where the metering was set to the foreground. We’re excited to welcome Nicole S. Young as a regular contributor. Be sure to circle her on Google +. A silhouette can make a beautiful photograph—they are a […]
We’re excited to welcome Nicole S. Young as a regular contributor. Be sure to circle her on Google +. You can also get the video here — https://vimeo.com/70253905 If you want to save GPS data to your images but don’t have a GPS device or camera that will automatically embed GPS data to your images, then why not use your […]
Editor’s note: We’re excited to welcome Nicole S. Young as a regular contributor. Be sure to circle her on Google +. One post-processing question that pops up from time-to-time is how to get a “soft” look when post-processing your images. To create this look there are just two settings and adjustments you’ll want to really focus on: […]
When I post an image online to photo sharing site (like Flickr) I put a watermark on nearly every photo I upload. I do my best to make it so the watermark does not overpower the photo – the ones I use are usually small, and sometimes even blended into the background so it’s not the first thing you look at.
(Photo is Copyright Nicole S. Young – All Rights Reserved) Image and Post by Nicole Young – Follow Nicole on Twitter Earlier this year I was able to spend a day in Victoria, British Columbia where I visited the Butchart Gardens. I brought my camera along but instead of walking around with my camera bag […]