Cameras

Why it’s Important to Have a Good Relationship With Your Camera

Why it’s Important to Have a Good Relationship With Your Camera

I don’t like upgrading my camera; I’m rather content with the old one I have. I’m not one to worry so much now about the changes in technology. These days it seems there’s nothing really new under the sun. My trusty Nikon D800 is like a close friend, we have a good relationship. The advancements […]

Weekly Photography Challenge – Hit the Streets

Weekly Photography Challenge – Hit the Streets

Street photography is an interesting genre of photography. In some ways it sees quite simple – all you need is a camera lens and your own two feet to do it. Yet in other ways, it can be quite hard and complicated. How can you keep moving subjects in sharp focus? Do you even want […]

Tips for Shooting Cityscapes Through a Window at Blue Hour

Tips for Shooting Cityscapes Through a Window at Blue Hour

Shooting cityscape photos from inside a building (such as an observation deck of a tower, hotel room, etc.) pose a different set of challenges that you won’t experience shooting outdoors. Here are a few easy-to-follow tips for shooting the city at blue hour, with a focus on how to eliminate unwanted reflections from the glass. […]

How to Capture the True Nature of Indigenous Cultures with Sensitivity

How to Capture the True Nature of Indigenous Cultures with Sensitivity

This article is definitely going to be a switch from my normal contributions here on dPS, but it’s a topic that is quickly becoming relevant in today’s society. As more people travel and snap photos, it’s becoming increasingly popular to shoot photos of various indigenous cultures. Indeed many different indigenous groups offer travel packages where […]

Why Every Photographer Needs a 70-200mm Lens

Why Every Photographer Needs a 70-200mm Lens

As photographers, some pieces of advice are universal; the same can also be said for some camera gear. The 70-200mm lens is a staple for a reason, found in pretty much every pro’s camera bag around the world, they are trusted on location from portrait studios to the heart of the Amazon. So here is […]

How to Take Interesting Photos in Uninteresting Places

How to Take Interesting Photos in Uninteresting Places

Having spent the past several months traveling extensively to some pretty exciting places, coming back home to small-town suburbia was a rude awakening for me to say the least. I was so used to having interesting subjects – be it people, landscapes, flora and fauna – at my doorstep everyday. I didn’t have to think much […]

5 Lighting Setups You Can Do Using an Octabox

5 Lighting Setups You Can Do Using an Octabox

Choosing a lighting modifier is always tough because it’s inherently limiting. Do you go for a large soft source or something with a little more contrast? Or something that plays well with the modifiers you already own? One modifier that appears limiting is the Octabox, because generally, they’re a pretty large source. You could literally […]

Why it’s a Good Idea to Take Lots of Photos

Why it’s a Good Idea to Take Lots of Photos

Take lots of photos. Lots and lots of photos. Make mistakes. Lots of them. The more photos you take and the more mistakes you make, the better the photographer you will become. I’m not encouraging you to blaze away with your camera like you’ve got a machine gun and are an actor in a B-grade […]

Weekly Photography Challenge – Play with Your Food

Weekly Photography Challenge – Play with Your Food

Your mother may have told  you not to play with your food, but this week you have our permission. Shot I did in New Orleans – very famous coffee and donuts. I recently shared some video tutorials with food photography tips – check those out if you need help. Here are some other dPS articles […]

7 Ideas for Low-Cost Printing and Framing Options for Your Images

7 Ideas for Low-Cost Printing and Framing Options for Your Images

Photography has changed an awful lot over the last 100 years. Heck, it’s changed immensely over the last 20 years. Who am I kidding? With the rise of the cell phone, digital photography and social media have changed the industry in countless ways. Images matter I would argue that one thing in photography hasn’t changed. […]