Our latest cameras boast lightning-quick autofocus and it's a good thing because my kids and their cousins are lightning-quick subjects, not to mention sports and wildlife subjects. The thing is, your camera has two or three options related to autofocus you may not have considered which will affect your performance. Focus or Release? There's a spot in your menu that dictates whether the camera will make a picture when the subject is out of focus. The default setting is for Focus Priority, which means the shutter will only fire when the … [Read more...] about Mirrorless Camera Maniac: Focus Priority Settings
This is a guest post from Las Vegas wedding photographer Chelsea Nicole. Wedding Day Resources Hey guys! Here’s a resource list of what’s in my camera bag when photographing weddings. Here's a video, you can check that out osee how I use each piece + photo examples. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrJSMIUldro Camera Gear Camera Bags Roller bag: Think Tank Airport International 2.0 Shoulder Bag: ShootSac Lens Bag Camera Body Main - Nikon D4 Backup - Nikon D700 Memory Cards 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO 160 … [Read more...] about A Wedding Photographer Shares What’s in Her Camera Bag
If you are preparing to shoot your first wedding (or have been shooting weddings but lack a standard process) then this post is for you. I encounter many photographers who are just breaking into wedding photography or are simply shooting an upcoming wedding as a favor to a friend, and have no idea what they are getting themselves into. Considering the many steps involved with the task of successfully documenting a couple's special day, it's easy to get overwhelmed. I was certainly in their shoes years ago, and have learned that planning is key … [Read more...] about Shooting Your First Wedding? These Steps Are Crucial
This is a guest post by wedding cinematographer Ray Roman, but it applies to all photographers. If you could make the same income, or more than youre making now, working two events a month, would you? I don't know any photographers or cinematographers who would say no to that offer. Yet across the industry, our colleagues are selling themselves short every time they fail to book high-end, big-budget events. By shifting your focus to high-end branding, you can land more exclusive clients and raise both your revenue and your … [Read more...] about Your Brand: How Do You Attract the High-End Client?
Category: Wedding Photographer: Arvind Ramachander I chose this moment because it is one of my favorite moments in Hindu wedding ceremonies. It's a fun and lighthearted ritual which is exciting and colorful. Arvind captured the emotion and the chaotic moment with ease and giving the rest of the world a glimpse into this wedding tradition from India. Photo originally shared on our Photofocus Flickr Page here. To learn how your work can be featured on the site, please read this article. Lisa is a D.C. area based … [Read more...] about Photographer of The Day: Arvind Ramachander
Category: Wedding Photographer: Drew Gregory I chose this photo because of the overwhelming skill Drew showed in balancing the bright back light with the bridal party's skin tones. When there's such strong light in the middle of the day, it can be very tricky to overcome the dark shadows that would naturally occur, without making the image look overly "flashy". Kudos to Drew for finding the right balance! Photo originally shared on our Photofocus Flickr Page here. To learn how your work can be featured on the site, please read … [Read more...] about Photographer of The Day: Drew Gregory
Category: Wedding Photographer: Thomas Pivovarnik I chose this photo because it is a beautifully classic moment that Thomas captured expertly. He captured joy and excitement. Everything is clear and in focus, which I can tell you is not always easy when the rice is being thrown. Sometimes focusing systems get tricked with all the moving parts. Bravo, Thomas! Photo originally shared on our Photofocus Flickr Page here. To learn how your work can be featured on the site, please read this article. … [Read more...] about Photographer of The Day: Thomas Pivovarnik