As you practice the technical side of getting correct exposures, do not neglect your creative side of the brain. One way to train yourself is to ask yourself, “What other angle can I shoot from?”, or “How can I take this photo in a not literal way?” What I mean by “literal” is a straight [...]
ISO 100, Aperture f/4.0, Shutter Speed 1/640 Aperture Priority Mode, -1/3 EV(exposure compensation) Canon 20D camera Canon 35mm f/2 Lens No photo tips on this photo of the week. It’s a photo of a quote that I like by Martin Luther King Jr., that is on the wall at his Memorial in Washington, DC. “DARKNESS [...]
ISO 100, Aperture f/4.0, Shutter Speed 1/3200 Aperture Priority Mode, -2/3 EV(exposure compensation) Canon 20D camera Canon 35mm f/2 Lens Processed with Adobe Lightroom 4 Here’s a photo taken at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC during the cherry blossom peak. It was a super bright sunny day at 2pm on a [...]
ISO 100, Aperture f/3.5, Shutter Speed 1/500 Aperture Priority Mode. Handheld Canon 20D camera Canon 35mm f/2 Lens Processed with Adobe Lightroom 4 Have you visited Washington DC to see the Cherry Blossoms during its peak? It’s a beautiful site but it’s hard to predict when they will be at its peak and the full [...]
ISO 400, Aperture f/2, Shutter Speed 1/1000 Canon 5D Mark II with Canon 85mm 1.8 lens I’m still on a mission to help you take better photos. Hope you’re finding some of the tips on this site helpful. Here’s a beautiful portrait of my wife and friend that I took while on vacation. Taking a [...]
Taken with iPhone 4. There’s a saying in the photography world, “The best camera is the one you have with you.” I agree with that statement. You either capture something with whatever camera you have or not capture it at all. I’d rather capture it. Breakdown: This was taken at the National Gallery of Art [...]
ISO 200, Aperture f/2.8, Shutter Speed 1/80 Canon 5D Mark II Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Lens for Canon This crocus was photographed in front of my home. No tricks and nothing fancy. Macro Photography Have you heard of Macro photography? It basically is close up photography. There are even category of lenses dedicated [...]
Horses in direct sunlight at noon. Manual Mode, ISO 100, Aperture f/2, Shutter Speed 1/3200 Canon 5D Mark II Canon 35mm f/2 Lens Processed with Adobe Lightroom 4 This photo was taken this past summer at Barboursville Vineyards in Virginia. A beautiful place with great history and tasty wine. I’m not kidding when I said [...]
Manual Mode, ISO 100, Aperture f/16, Shutter Speed 1/6 Canon 5D Mark II Canon 35mm f/2 Lens Processed with Adobe Lightroom 4 I chose this photo, not because it’s perfect, but I like it and also to share some lessons I learned. In last week’s Photo of the Week, I mentioned that one of the [...]
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