If you are looking for a model to work with, it can be difficult to get started. After all, you have to prove you are a great photographer in order to get people to shoot with you – but you also have to get people to shoot with you in order to prove that you are a great photographer! It’s a classic catch-22, so let’s look at how to get around it. When you are looking for models for your portrait work, here’s how to begin.
Feeling like the creative part of your mind went on vacation without asking you first? It’s not uncommon for photographers to go through creative slump and experience times when the ideas just aren’t flowing like they used too. Depending on how you look at it, this can either be a stressful time, or a quick moment to take a breather while you casually gather some inspiration. Of course, for some of you, the latter of those two may not be an option, and sometimes you’re just going to have to force it–which is never easy.
A good black and white photo has a certain elegance and simplicity. That doesn’t mean that you can simply convert any color to a black and white to get great results, but with the right photo it can be very effective to go black and white.
Wildlife is a popular photography subject, but you don’t need to go on an African safari or travel to faraway lands to get photos of animals. Safely and easily photographing animals at the zoo can also lead to some quality photos as long as you take the right approach. While photographing animals in captivity will near be quite the same as photographing them in the wild, most medium to large cities have a zoo, making it an affordable and realistic option for any photographer.
Here we’ll look at 10 tips that can help you to get the most out of your trip to the zoo.
The weather may be getting colder but there are still plenty of reasons to get out with your camera in hand. In this post you’ll find a collection of 30 winter photos to get your own creative juices flowing. This collection includes a variety of different photos like landscapes, portraits, close up details, and more.
When shooting outdoors, there are a number of criteria which need to be met in order to make your photoshoot a success. You need a location which is picturesque and which suits the theme and overall look of your photoshoot. You need to have room to set up your equipment and pose your model, as well as enough privacy to carry the shoot out undisturbed. You also need to have the legal right to take pictures there, which can often be overlooked.
Here is how to ensure that you can find a location that matches these criteria every time you need one.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are obviously popular days for buying gifts for people on your holiday shopping list, but there are also plenty of opportunities to treat yourself to something special. A lot of Black Friday deals run for a week or longer, so many of the best deals are already available. This page showcases the best photography-related deals on things like Lightroom presets, Photoshop actions, e-books, training, and more.
A few months ago we published 30 Examples of Beautiful Minimalist Photos. The photographs in that post demonstrate that simple subjects and compositions can be used to create outstanding photos that really capture your attention. Now we’ve put together another collection of minimalist photos that you will want to see.
Proper set up of your lighting and your studio will have a big impact on the quality of your photos. Regardless of whether you have a professional studio or a DIY studio in your home, the setup is important. And if you are not familiar with or experienced in setting it up it can be a bit of a mystery. This post links out to 10 different resources that can help you to get your own studio set up effectively.