Taking photos

Would you like to take photo of moon, night sky, wild animals, courtyard, jewellery, your friends, children or yourself? We have useful tips for you how to do that.

How to Use a Gray Card

Color management in photography can be a difficult task. I mean, displays usually show different colors – have you ever compared the image that you see on your camera display, on your computer screen and then out of your printer?

Differences between Automatic and Semi-Automatic Camera Modes

Most photographers start off by learning a few things about their cameras. I remember when I first got my digital camera that I was rather curious of each setting – I was setting white balance to its weirdest numbers on manual mode just to see how the picture would turn out.

When Are Lens Hoods Truly Useful?

I have seen this question numerous times on the internet and at some points in my early days in photography, I have wondered about the very same thing. The issue at stake is that some people put too much importance on issues regarding lens hoods, while other dismiss them, therefore it is rather difficult to tell when it’s a good idea to wear it and when it is not thanks to that much lack of interest. Nevertheless, within this article, we shall discuss this particular problem, and more precisely when are the times when you should not use a lens hood due to practical issues.

Understanding Polarizer Lens Filter: What is a polarizer good for after all?

Any photographer knows to some degree the importance of using lens filters – even if we are discussing about a typical UV filter (which most people use to protect their lenses, rather than for any other real purpose) or something more complicated and complex like a polarizer or ND filter.

Street photography: tips and tricks

For some people, street photography seems something very simple and very friendly, at least in the beginning. If you have no high hopes in regards to your street photography skills, than easy is the right word for it, true.

What is a histogram good for?

Do you know what a histogram is good for? Unfortunately the histogram is something a camera's manual does not give a good description about. It is a tool for evaluating the exposure of your photos and to help you adjust you lighting levels for better results.

How to work with digital camera aperture?

So what is aperture – you may ask? Most of the technical specification for a digital camera begin with the aperture – minimum and maximum aperture. So what is it? What range do you need? What does aperture have to do with choosing a digital camera?

How to take photos of flying birds?

There is an art to photographing birds and as you become more experienced taking photos of birds in flight you will get better and better bird photos.

30 tips for taking people photos

People and pets are the most photographed and popular subjects. Whether it is taking people photos or photos of people with their pets, here are 30 tips for taking people photos to instantly improve your results.

How to take action sports photography

Action sports shots have told of victories and losses, and captivated people across the world in a single photo.

How to shoot aerial photographs

Shooting aerial photos is not as hard as you may imagine. The main thing you need is a good mode of aerial transport – a plane or a helicopter. Other than that you need a good SLR camera with an array of lenses up to 300 mm to capture the world’s beauty from the above.

How to Take Long Exposure Photographs

Have you ever wondered how photographers capture stunning shots of fireworks, the movement of water, or those nighttime pictures where all you can see is the blur of the headlights of traffic on a busy street? These pictures are taken using a long exposure on the camera.

How to Take Great Silhouette Photo Pictures

Taking a beautiful Silhouette photo picture is a form of art. These images captivate our curiosity, and our imagination. These photos inspire us and perplex us all at the same time. We imagine lost worlds, and wonder what is beneath the shadows. One of the first steps in learning to do anything is to understand the language of the field, and then you must understand the equipment you will be using. Become familiar with your camera. Train yourself to know your equipment, and to be familiar with the terrain you will be working on, in other words; do your homework.

How to take advertising photography

Photography is special, but advertising photography has a life of its own, you feel a breeze that is not blowing, smell an aroma that is not there and visualize yourself in a place you have never seen before. This is the power of Advertising Photography.

How to Take Passport Photos of Infants

How to take Passport Photos of Infants is certainly not the easiest thing in the world to do, especially if you want them to sit still and not go to sleep. If you are good at entertaining, taking baby’s passport pictures will be a real breeze. On the other hand if you are one of those people who send a baby screaming for cover you may need a little help.