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What is Bracketing?
What is Bracketing?
By Michelle Ecker on October 21st, 2016

Ever heard of bracketing? If you decide to work with film when creating compositions in the future, you will consequentially have to work with the more traditional metering and bracketing techniques. Bracketing produces either lighter or darker versions of the same exact scene, which can be helpful if you aren’t positive about the exposure you want to use. If you…

Achieving Great Depth of Field
Achieving Great Depth of Field
By Michelle Ecker on October 19th, 2016

It can be challenging to achieve a compelling depth of field when creating a composition. However, this is an important skill to develop as aspiring photographers, and one that can easily be fine-tuned with some simple adjustments. Next time you’d like to practice yours, here are some things to keep in mind: By using a small aperture and trying to…

5 Street Photography Tips
5 Street Photography Tips
By Michelle Ecker on October 18th, 2016

Street photography can be a challenging niche to conquer for several reasons. Your subjects are unpredictable, your lighting is inconsistent and the mood can be difficult to capture and relay. In many ways however, these are the elements that make it such an interesting and rewarding field to explore. Getting started, here are 5 things to remember next time you’re…

What is a Vanishing Point?
What is a Vanishing Point?
By Michelle Ecker on October 13th, 2016

When analyzing a composition, the point at which two parallel lines seemingly come together in the far distance of the horizon is referred to by professionals as the image’s vanishing point. In your imagination, picture standing directly between two tracks on an abandoned railroad. If you were to look into the distance along the length of both tracks, at a…

Photoshop Pros- Test Your Knowledge of Color!
Photoshop Pros- Test Your Knowledge of Color!
By NYIP Mentors on October 11th, 2016

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Improve Your Photography Website
Improve Your Photography Website
By Michelle Ecker on October 6th, 2016

If you’re trying to grow your presence as a photographer, building a website is probably the most effective effort you can make in doing so. When meeting potential clients in person, many aren’t always prepared to book a shoot then and there. It’s therefore crucial to have the ability to offer them a means of following up with you when…

The Degree Rules of Videography
The Degree Rules of Videography
By Michelle Ecker on October 5th, 2016

30 Degree Rule: When creating a video, the view in each individual shot of an action, character or scene needs to change throughout the composition. This keeps things interesting for the viewer and helps you, the director, creatively add new surroundings and information to the plot. Typically, there should be a minimum of 30-degree change in the point of view…

Working with Bright Cloudy Skies
Working with Bright Cloudy Skies
By Michelle Ecker on September 29th, 2016

When shooting outdoor portraits, you might find yourself facing exposure issues while working under brightly-lit but cloudy skies. If this ever happens, there are a few adjustments you can make to improve the quality of your shots. For one, you could try to add a stronger light. Consider using a flash, coming from either the left or right direction, right…

Tips for Shooting a Wedding Reception
Tips for Shooting a Wedding Reception
By Michelle Ecker on September 16th, 2016

If you want to become a professional photographer, shooting wedding ceremonies and receptions is no surprise one of the most popular niches to explore in doing so. Although every couple has different creative visions and compositional preferences, the following tips are pretty consistently helpful to consider when shooting a reception on the big day: Try standing on a chair, or…

Why Mirrorless? A Traveling Photographer’s Perspective
Why Mirrorless? A Traveling Photographer’s Perspective
By Chris Corradino on September 15th, 2016

This will be my second all-mirrorless trip since switching from Canon to a lighter Olympus micro four-thirds system. The first adventure in Iceland worked out very well with over 8000 images captured. This particular journey includes a week in Tuscany and a week in Venice. I expect to come home with close to 10,000 images. That’s a lot of shooting,…