Photography Fundamentals

  • Business
    Making the Jump: Is Freelance Professional Photography Right for You?Preview
    You’re thinking about making the leap from hobbyist to professional photographer but are wondering how to get off the ground. This article will look at some of the key things to think about when venturing into the world of freelance photography.Read More…
  • Creativity
    Stuck Indoors? You Can Still Make Great Photos When You Have to Stay HomePhotographinghomethumb
    Staying home, either for a day or two or longer periods, does not mean you’ve to give up on photography. There are fantastic photography projects to pursue inside the four walls of your house. You just have to discover them. Here are some ideas to get you started.Read More…
  • Inspiration
    Fresh Eyes Every Day: The Challenges and Rewards of Photographing Close to HomeClosetohomethumb
    The practice of photography is often associated with journeys to far places, preferably exotic, as if only that offers good photographs. Learning to photograph right outside your door may open your eyes to the beauty of the world. Sometimes, as close to home as your street. We tell you how to find this hidden treasure!Read More…
  • How to Learn
    Stretching Your Creative Comfort Zone: Sports PhotographyPreview
    Most photographers have a particular niche or talent; something we’re good at, feel comfortable with and shoot often. On the flip-side, it also makes sense that most of us have something we’ve not done a great deal of (if at all) before. For me, that is sports photography. In this article, I’ll tell you about my experience of shooting fast-paced, indoor sport roller derby for the first time.Read More…
  • Architecture
    Architectural Composition: Space, Pattern, Line, AbstractionPreview
    This tutorial shows how to create simple but effective architectural shots, looking at lines, symmetry and negative space.Read More…
  • Night Photography
    Film vs. Digital Cameras for Night Photography Seascape at night thumbnail
    Photographers have traditionally relied on film for image acquisition, but all that has changed with the advent of digital imaging technology. So does film still have a place for the modern photographer in today's brave new world of binary realms and digital frontiers? Read More…
  • White Balance
    Hot Pictures: Better White Balance With the Kelvin SystemAnvil
    Photographers know "Kelvin" as the system of arbitrary numbers we change in camera to correct our white balance. In this article, you'll find out what it all means and how to use it for better photos.Read More…
  • Photography Fundamentals
    10 Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a FreelancerFreelance pre
    As permanent and contracted photography jobs become scarce, many aspiring photographers are left with no choice but to become a freelancer. However, going freelance isn’t for everyone and there are plenty of new challenges along the way, so here are a few tips on how to avoid falling at the first hurdle.Read More…
  • Photography Fundamentals
    Best Practices for Presenting a Photo Portfolio OnlineZenfolio prelg
    Having a professional website to showcase your photography is an essential tool that every photographer needs. However, finding the right platform and means for presenting your work can be a headache. Thankfully though, the guys at Zenfolio have developed a series of tools that allow you to create a personalised online portfolio, giving you everything you need to run your photographic business.Read More…
  • Photography Fundamentals
    9 Fundamental Ways to Market Your PhotographyPhoto 111
    When working professionally as a photographer, taking the photos can seem like the easiest part of the process. It’s the business side of things that photographers often find difficult. Being able to market your services to attract customers is an absolutely key part part of any business. the process is no different from professional and freelance photographers, so here are a few key ways in which to reach out to the vast number of potential clients.Read More…
  • Photography Fundamentals
    How to Price Your PhotographyPreview
    We all love the art of photography and the technical challenges of capturing the essence of a scene or person. However, at some point each of us wants to make money from our talents and creative hard work because — quite frankly — this stuff is expensive! You need to get a grip on how to properly price your photography. It's essential whether you want to fund an equipment upgrade, attend a dream workshop, earn some extra money on the side, and especially if you want a soluble business.Read More…
  • Photography Fundamentals
    Quick Tip: Does EXIF Tell the Whole Story?Preview
    Does EXIF data like speed, aperture and ISO give enough information to replicate a picture? This question arises every time people online ask others for that data. There is no simple answer to that, but there's something for all of us to learn.Read More…