Interior and Architectural Photography Basics

The following post is by Virginia-based photographer, Mike Miriello, who explains some basic concepts of interior and architectural photography. Learn more about Mike at the end of this post.

Interior and architectural photography is still-life photography at its finest. Your mission is to capture a living, breathing space in a single frame, and somehow preserve the feeling the space projects. [Read more...]

Free Color Managed Workflow Webinar on 3/17/10

Color Management Webinar

Manfrotto and Datacolor are putting on a free online webinar that will offer tips on controlling color accuracy and using Datacolors Spyder3 color management products.  The free webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 17th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT.

You can register for the webinar at the following link:

http://spyder.datacolor.com/manfrotto_webinar.php

They’ll also be giving away some free prizes to live listeners.  Your registration counts as your entry.

More details below. [Read more...]

Photography Basics: Shutter Speed

In our last Photography Basics article, we took a look into the basic principles of aperture and lens speed.  We learned that the aperture of a lens is a critical component to a properly exposed photograph and powerful composition tool.  In this article we are going to examine the fundamentals of shutter speed and how it will affect your images.

Hopefully, we will also be able to answer that frequently asked question . . . why are my photos so blurry? Frequently, the culprit is our shutter speed. [Read more...]

7 Tips for Shooting in Troubling Lighting

Leeni at the Blip Festival
If you’re an event, wedding or concert photographer you know the pains of shooting in low light all too well. Some of the main problems are focusing, white balance issues, high ISO noise, and ensuring that you capture the correct motion. All of this can be pretty tricky, especially if you’re trying to get a variety of angles to ensure that your shots don’t all look the same. Here are some tips for shooting and how to save your work in post process.

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Blogging Basics for Photographers: Blogging Software and Services

Blogging Basics For Photographers - Part 2

In this second article of the series, we’re going to delve into some of the popular blogging platforms and try to come up with a good picture of what software and services make sense for the blogging photographer.

Other articles in this Blogging Basics for Photographers series:

1. Deciding Whether to Start a Blog for Your Photography
2. Blogging Software and Services
3. Web Hosting and Blog Set Up

From the top, I’ll let you know that this article (and series, in general) will be heavily biased toward WordPress as a blogging platform.  This is what I know and use, and I think that it’s the best all-around blogging platform out there.  That said, there are plenty of other great blogging services and software available, and we’ll take a look at them below.  I invite any photo bloggers out there to chime in with your thoughts on these or other blogging platforms in the comment section at the bottom of this article.  Moving on now… [Read more...]