Depth of field is the area in front of, and behind, your subject that is in focus. Your subject can be anything from a mountain to a person's eye. There is no sharp delineation between a photograph being "in focus" and "out of focus." Instead, a picture will gradually go from sharp to blurry. What causes something to look out of focus is often referred to as the "circle of … [Read more...] about Improve Your Photographs With Depth Of Field
How to Safely Photograph Lightning or a monsoon with your DSLR Camera Prep: Scout out an area before your shoot that has an unobstructed view of the NW, (most storms come from NW). Watch the weather radar reports, & whenever an storm is heading in your direction, get to your spot & get setup BEFORE it arrives. A sturdy tripod is a Must (Due to High Winds), Lens … [Read more...] about Lightning & Monsoon Photography Tips
Groups of People are one of the more difficult subjects to capture, everyone is in a chaos moment, moving, talking not paying attention and more! It is difficult to get everyone doing the same thing at the same time!! Try shooting a large group divided into smaller, more intimate groups. This has the advantage of seeing more of the people in the image instead of tiny faces … [Read more...] about Essential Tips for Shooting Great Group Photos!
Make sure your subject is looking at you! Rule of Thirds, use it when applicable Control your background don't let it get too busy it takes away from your photo Use Fill flash outdoors to illuminate your subjects in the foreground Know your flashes range, usually no more that 15 feet Crop in your camera by zooming close Use natural light and the golden hours in the early … [Read more...] about 10 Quick Tips for Better Composition
We are excited this is our 1st Post ever and are looking forward to a great blog with all the tips & tricks you can handle! If you reside in Arizona you will also benefit from real live seminars & workshops at least once a month! We are always looking for experts & speakers - so if you have a topic you would like to blog on or speak about send us an … [Read more...] about Photo Tips 1st Post!