Many cameras have a button or menu item called Custom Settings (or something similar), but on the first 24 DSLRs I owned, I never used it. When I did try
Levi Sim is passionate about making photographs and helping others make their pictures better, too. He’s a full-time photographer making business portraits and marketing and branding pictures for a living. He spends the rest of his time practicing all other kinds of photography and studying to be a better hunter. Read more of his articles here. And you can see more of Levi’s portfolio here.
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Photographing large groups of people is the most challenging assignment you’ll get as a portrait photographer. Each person expects you to make them look great in the final portrait, but
As a new hunter, I’ve been devouring so much information available out there about hunting and I realized that I can contribute back by sharing some simple ideas to help
If you’re like most photographers, using a flash to make portraits is intimidating. Using available light is so simple that most photographers never dive into the world of using flash to
Making pictures while traveling is the best way to share your experience with others. But the best way to the have the best experience for yourself is to make pictures
Photographing large family groups is intimidating. There are so many people that you have to help look good and if you look at the big picture it can be overwhelming.
If you’re like me, you easily get caught up in the moment of making a picture and you may forget some simple things. Fortunately for me, I recently had photographer
I’m sure looking forward to PhotoPlus Expo, this fall. It’s a singular event with educators and vendors from around the globe gathering in one spot. You’ll be able to get
People standing right next to each other seem like they are close, but once you ask them to tilt their heads together you’ll see that they were really miles apart. Anytime
There is nothing worse than doing an extended shoot and suddenly running out of power in your camera battery. Inevitably, it’ll happen right when the mood is perfect and things
We talk about posing and connecting with our subjects and all kinds of other stuff when we make portraits, but there’s one thing that matters more than that stuff and
If you ever leave your house and spend time away, then this battery may be a good option for you. The PowerElf from iForway is sleek and compact but offers a significant
White balance is always trying to pull a fast one on you and sneak by with the wrong color in your photographs. Here’s the case in point, today: It’s a
Medium Format digital cameras have sensors that are significantly larger than full frame DSLR’s. That also means the lenses are larger and the price tag is usually much larger, as well.
Steve Glynn makes portraits using the tintype process (learn more about tintypes in this article) and a large format camera. This combination is striking — it yields a very shallow depth
Do you ever feel like Nemo’s dad, Marlin, from Finding Nemo? He meets a new group of fish and they say, “Hey, you’re a clownfish: Say something funny!” Once people
Happy Independence Day! You’ve got a terrific opportunity to make some fun portraits with fireworks. Kids love sparklers, and when you show them what you can do with sparklers, flash
Everyone needs a camera backpack, and this one from Ruggard is a good choice. It’s well made and will protect your gear. It’s a medium-sized bag with room for lots
Vanguard’s Alta Sky 66 is designed to carry super-telephoto lenses, like 400mm or 600mm lenses, spotting scopes and other long stuff. It is well-made, comfortable, and has a lifetime warranty.
Retouching the portraits you make can be a lot of fun, and it can be a lot of frustration. I realize that I’ve retouched thousands of portraits and one thing
A holster bag is a terrific addition to your camera bag quiver. In fact, it’s a very good choice as a first camera bag. You’ll always find uses for it,