It seems no matter where you go these days you are almost guaranteed to see a small army of people carrying some type of camera whether it’s a DSLR, point and shoot or even their phone cameras. You kind of get the feeling that everybody is a photographer these days right? As entry level DSLR cameras become more affordable and camera technology in the phones continue to grow it is safe to say that everyone in some way or manner will be a photographer, to a certain degree.
Ever see some amazing landscape photos and wonder how the photographer captured it? Did you ever think what were their secrets? I may not know every secret every photographer has to achieve amazing photos but I do have 5 tips for better landscape photos that will help you out right away. These 5 tips are very straight forward and they should help you with your landscape photography.
I won’t lie I’m a big fan of using Nik Software when it comes to my digital workflow. I’m pretty much using Nik Software filters on every photo I enhance. I know there are Lightroom presets or Adobe Photoshop actions that get the photo to have a certain generic look, but when it comes down to having complete control of every aspect of the photo, I don’t use actions or presets. I go straight for the jugular and edit with Nik Software.
Shooting sports here in the Miami area I’ve been fortunate to learn some valuable lessons while I’ve been shooting. I’ve taken what I’ve learned and turned them into tips for photographing sports. Some tips for photographing sports I have are pretty straight forward and others are little tidbits I’ve picked up from other sports photographers.
As photographers we all would love to have our website be on the first page of results when potential clients Google photographers in their area. The best to help your website move up the ranks in Google is to optimize the SEO for your website and I have 5 SEO tips for photographers that will help get them started in the right direction. The tips below won’t catapult you to the top of results in Google over night or even in 3 months, but with constant monitoring of your SEO effort and creating quality content you can reach the first page of results.
With the abundance of plugins and presets available for post processing needs it can be overwhelming in deciding which one is right for you. When I bought the Nik Software Collection a couple of years ago I knew I found the perfect plugin for my digital workflow especially when it came to Color Efex Pro. I had been using Color Efex Pro 3 for the past few years until by the grace of Google, who purchased Nik Software, allowed all former customers to upgrade to the new versions for free. Yes I said free and that was right in line with my budget as I had my eye on Color Efex Pro 4 since it came out.
Stop reading and start shooting. Sounds simple enough right? We’re all about learning the new trends and techniques in photography or trying to emulate one of our favorite photographers that we forget to get our heads out of the blogs or books and actually go out and start shooting.
After photographing the sunset over the Everglades this past weekend using HDR, I thought I would share my HDR process. HDR stands for high dynamic range and what it is basically is you take multiple photographs, one for the highlights, one for the shadows and a regular exposure, and then you combine them all into one photograph and have detail representation for both highlights and shadow details. HDR photography has gained popularity in the past few years and I primarily use HDR when I’m photographing sunrises and sunsets.