Scott Kelby shared a rare moment of honesty you don’t normally hear from professional photographers.
“Do you know how you can take better pictures? Go somewhere interesting!” he joked during a presentation at PhotoPlus Expo. “Do you see this photo?” he said of a spectacular sunset image. “I just showed up and pressed the button.”
Of course Scott is simplifying his role quite a bit. He’s right that travel photography is a great way to create photographs, but it requires more than showing up and pushing a button. Follow these 5 Ps for great travel photographs and travel photography experiences.
If you spend more than five minutes with Rick Sammon, you are bound to learn something about photography. After photographing more than 100 countries throughout his career, there are few things he hasn’t seen and photographed...or taught others how to shoot.
How did he happen upon this life in photography? That’s how we begin this conversation with Rick Sammon. He tells us about the first time he picked up a camera, how he fell in love with photography, and how he built his business.
And along the way, he also teaches us about photography.
Today, we go back to basics. I’ve heard from a number of you that you are struggling to learn your DSLRs…that you struggle with shooting in manual mode. That you aren’t sure what all the buttons on your camera do. That you need to be more comfortable learning your camera. Well, I have a couple of resources for you.
Today, I’m going to walk you through the basics of exposure, all of the options in your creative modes; and how you choose the correct shooting mode. By the end of this podcast, you should have a process to start taking control of your camera.
Ever feel like just screaming when you download your photos from a shoot?
You wasted so much time fidgeting with your camera rather than shooting. And the photo you thought would be the money shot? You’d go broke.
To make things worse, everyone else from the same shoot is posting these amazing images. The whole experience has you wondering, "What am I doing wrong?"
If this sounds like you, I created a lesson for you that I planned to begin teaching today. But then there more I thought about it, the more I felt that to help you, we have to deal with a few issues before we even touch the camera.