Photography

Make better pictures, no matter the camera

Last time I wrote a post about the evils of camera flash. I tried to demonstrate how it makes photos worse: lifeless, flat, sometimes even creepy. When making photos for a blog one has to do one's best to produce good photos. Flash almost never improves a picture.But the problem is that cameras "see" less ...

Flashing should be illegal

Flashing should be illegalI am not talking about studio lighting, I have made extensive use of it, and it is a great tool for photographers, but the vast majority of people will not invest in a studio system. I am referring specifically to the flash on your camera, it is evil.Convinced? No?When I thought of writing this ...

Stop being a centrist! - Some composition tips

The subject of composition and framing in photography has filled whole books, but I always try to write these posts in the simplest, most easy-to-remember way possible. I am going to give you a few tips I've picked along the way, and some sources where you can get more in-depth information.I wish I had shot ...

Don't stand so close! - Photography tips

All the rules are meant to be broken in photography, but you need to at least understand the rules to know what happens when you break them.One of the most fascinating parts of photography is perspective. It is the quality that makes a two-dimensional object (a photo) replicate a reality that has 3 dimensions.A common mistake I see ...

Photo editing softwares

I was going to write a side by side comparison between different softwares and analyze their advantages and disadvantages. Then it occurred to me that neither of us have time for this. I'll make it short and sweet, that is the whole point of this exercise.First of all, why do you need a photo editing software? Because digital ...

Tell me sweet little lies

Before I grabbed a pencil and was told to draw a straight line, the first subject I had to study on design was psychology? If you think about it, there's nothing surprising about it. What we see when we look at something is filtered by our emotions and experiences. The work of a visual communicator ...

Learn how to shoot for fun and profit

I've been reading food, design and craft blogs and sites for a long time, pretty much since the whole concept evolved. If I had to chose one single thing that will predict the popularity of a food, design or craft blog, it would be the quality of the photography.I am not saying that design, usability and quality ...