I genuinely think that most photographers when they first get interested in taking photos, they start out with something like landscape photography before moving onto something a bit more complex. It's a great way to step back from the hustle and bustle of events or weddings and spend some time amongst beautiful surroundings. You may not need to 'pose' a landscape, but the right position, lighting and lenses too all make a big difference to the final photographs. So which lenses should you use for landscape photography?
It's an important question, and one that many photographers will at some point be faced with. Which is best? The humble zoom lens with its versatility and ease of use, or the prime lens, lighter and smaller but requiring you to physically move to 'zoom' in and out. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, and to some extent are suited to different things and certainly different styles of photography. Here I try and explain where each stands out and what I may use for different situations.
Christmas is coming up and you're wondering what to ask Santa to get you, because of course you've been a good boy or girl this year. You've always wanted to get into photography - be it to photograph landscapes, your friends at parties, maybe you want to start a youtube channel and want a camera to vlog with. Whatever your aspirations, how do you make sense of all the different brands and cameras. Which is the best for you? Well here I try to shed some light on some key features and hopefully help you make your mind up which one to buy (or ask for...)
I've seen many people ask on forums or social media when planning their wedding "I have a meeting with my photographer, what do I ask them?" or something similar. It's a good question, and many photographers like to be the ones asking about you, what your background is, how you got together and what your wedding plans are. However it's always good to get to grips with a few necessities, and hopefully some of these topics will prove a useful starting point when deciding who is the best photographer for your wedding day.
With the cost of weddings seemingly becoming higher and higher every year, every couple is trying their best to save a bit of money here and there. Often they call in favours from friends or family to help put together DIY decorations for the venue, or help make invitations or flowers, or even the cake. Another popular thing to do is for couples to enlist the help of a friend to photograph their wedding. With wedding photography often being a significant portion of the overall budget, its all too easy to agree to - but it can come with some caveats as well. Wedding photography may seem expensive, but lets break it down...
With the technology in small devices becoming more and more sophisticated, its easy to see why many people are opting to use things like phones and tablets to take pictures over an actual camera. Although it has to be said the image quality of current flagship phones has more or less caught up with professional cameras costing many times more, this is only really true in certain situations, and there are of course several big limitations that most people would never normally consider.