• Explore Photography

    Get the best tips and tricks about professional photography and become a pro...

  • Explore Photography

    Get the best tips and tricks about professional photography and become a pro...

  • Explore Photography

    Get the best tips and tricks about professional photography and become a pro...

Friday, 11 August 2017

Photography usually relies on light for quality photos, and it is scary for beginning photographers to take pictures after dark, but it can be done quite easily with practice.

Night Photography Tips

Many incredible shots are missed when night falls, because you may feel more secure taking pictures only in daylight. With the basic knowledge of your camera, and a willingness to experiment, you can capture really unique and interesting photographs at night.

You can take good photo’s at night, using the basic knowledge of your camera’s controls and film speeds. You do not have to use a professional camera to take night photographs.

Any DSLR or SLR camera will work, and a camera with manual exposure mode is preferable, in order to self-adjust controls as necessary.

Night Photography Tips For Beginners
  • Use Camera with Manual Exposure Mode - You need to be in control of the aperture and shutter speed when taking photographs at night. As lighting changes from the sun setting, or from city lights, you need to be able to make adjustments for the most effective exposure.
  • Flash - A flash is not necessary during nighttime photography, unless the subject is within a feet of you, the flash will only detract from the photo. While a flash can be used in certain instances to highlight certain parts of a structure, it will not give the same overall effect that manipulating aperture and shutter will give.
  • Learn To Estimate Camera Settings - Night photography requires experimentation. Learning how to set aperture and shutter speed correctly for the best photo, takes practice. When you choose a subject take several pictures at several different settings, then you can observe the difference. Shutter speeds and film speeds will need to be slower in the nighttime, as opposed to daytime shooting.
  • Beware of Blur - Because the shutter and film speeds are lower, any shaking of the camera can cause blurring of the picture. Tripods are used for this purpose, but you can also use the camera’s timer, or a cable release for picture shooting. Setting the camera down and setting the timer can be as effective as a tripod, if you do not have one available. 
  • The Best Results Are From Experimenting - Taking pictures of the stars, or making light paintings is exciting when you get the pictures to come out like you want them to. It is a good idea to experiment with different settings, and try different nighttime subjects. You do not have to settle for unnatural color balance if you learn how lighting and your camera controls work together. 

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Are professional photographers becoming exinct? With digital cameras becoming so high-tech and readily available, and so much easier to use than the old days of film, it seems everyone these days is a photographer. Overnight photographers are popping up everywhere.

So where do we draw the line as a society as to what level of photography is worthy of payment, and how do we set boundaries between the true professional photographer worthy of our admiration and money, and the amateurs posing as a professionals?

The truth is the real professional photographers are still alive and well, but many are out of work, and many are frustrated.

Is Professional Photography Dead

The one area that can never afford to hand itself over to the amateur photographer is commercial photography. But with the economy struggling, the print industry declining, and many commercial photo studios not taking in high-dollar projects, many studios have closed their doors, and professional photographers are being forced into entirely new professions.

Large companies are still investing money into their advertising, but on much tighter budgets and on a much smaller scale. Gone are the extravagant days of high-dollar photo shoots with a large staff and catered lunches. Instead, these shoots are being replaced by more economical scaled down shoots with quick trips through the local drive-thru.

The Future of Commercial Photography

But with changes in technology and a bad economy, the industry must adapt.

One new company on the horizon in the Dallas- Fort Worth, TX. area is a direct result of the bad economy and current changes in the industry. Visual Advantages, LLC. , is not an agency, rather an independent commercial photo production company. The owner, Sallie LeBlanc, not only serves as shoot producer, but depending on the budget and shoot, also serves as stylist, and sometimes even the assistant. “I do not rent a studio nor have employees, so I am not under the same monetary constraint as other companies” said LeBlanc. “We are finding creative solutions to an ongoing need for great commercial photography, with the ultimate goal still always being happy clients and an amazing shoot.”

Technology, in a way, has evened the playing field. “A small local business 5 years ago probably could not afford these professioanl photographers, but today they can. My business is making professional photography accessible to everyone, big or small. And with so many people using websites as their primary way to advertise, I see the need for these types of photo shoots becoming more prevalent. Plus, we are putting professional photographers back to work!”

Visual Advantages, LLC is 100% commercial photography,covering the categories of Fashion, Food, Architecture and Interiors, Concerts, Lifestyle, Corporate, and Product. http://www.visualadvantages.com

So is professional photography dead? Not necessarily. It is just going to take more creative people to recreate it and serve it back to the public in new and better ways!

Friday, 14 July 2017

Those interested in exploring the amazingly creative effects of 3D photography should know that this is a fun and interesting way to express oneself through photography.

However, 3D type photography is not for everyone and should be carefully investigated prior to undertaking this type of photographic art. It is also important to note that 3D photography is sometimes referred to as stereoscopy.

3D Photography

Using a viewer 3D Photography
  • The most notable advantage of experimenting with 3D photography is that it creates a life like depth illusion as a result of binocular vision techniques.

  • 3D type photography is usually accomplished through the use of two similar images offset far enough to allow a viewer to see each image separately by each eye. This configuration is designed to trick the brain into perceiving an image as 3D because of the illusion of depth.

3D Viewers can be used to enhance the viewing experience
  • Because 3D type photography relies largely on the human brain to process an image to create an effect, this type of photography can cause eye strain in some individuals. The strain referred to here would include effects on the eyes as well as the brain.

  • In a variety of situations 3D viewers can be used to enhance the 3-D viewing experience of both images and motion pictures.

  • 3D Viewers can be active in that they will contain electronics that enhance the viewing experience, or they can be passive such as in the case of 3-D glasses. Move the Camera Slightly to One Side and Take Another Identical Picture.

A Simple Method

Creating 3D photography with any basic camera can be accomplished by taking photos in the following manner.
  • First, take one photo as you would normally do, then, move the camera slightly to one side and take another identical picture.

  • By mounting the pictures for viewing and staring at them with left eye to left photo and right eye to right photo a 3-D effect can be experienced.

  • It is somewhat of a crude method but with a little bit of practice does indeed create a 3-D image for the person viewing the images.

No complex or expensive equipment required
  • When using this method it is important to consider the distance from the object being photographed.

  • For objects that are close by it is only necessary to move the camera a few inches for the second photo, conversely, when an image is further away it requires experimenting with positioning the camera at greater distances for the second photo.

  • This is a fun way to experiment with 3D photography especially considering the fact that no complex or expensive equipment is required.

Inexpensive Plastic Glasses
  • From 3-D motion pictures to a wide range of 3-D images, 3 dimensional imaging has become quite popular in recent years and is expected to become even more mainstream with technological advances that are on the way.

  • Whether you experience three-dimensional art and imaging through inexpensive plastic glasses, high tech equipment or through your own photographs, 3-D is fun and interesting to explore and to experience.

Note of caution

One note of warning for those experimenting with 3D photography is that eyestrain associated with viewing 3-D images can indeed result in headaches.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

A tripod is a great tool that should not be overlooked by any amateur or professional photographer. Tripods can greatly improve the quality of your photos and are relatively inexpensive these days. Most tripods today have convenient carrying cases that make it easy to take them along on your photography expeditions. While most mid-range cameras offer a feature known as anti-shake, a tripod still plays an important  role in photography.

Using Slow Shutter Speeds

One of the key benefits of using a tripod in a wide range of photographic experiences is that it is highly effective for taking long exposures. When using slow shutter speeds or taking pictures in low light conditions a tripod becomes an almost essential tool. Under these conditions a tripod can help improve the sharpness and overall professional look of your photographic images.

Tripods and Photography

Movement of the Camera
  • Another important time for using a tripod is when incorporating a telephoto lens into your photography. A telephoto or zoom lens will accentuate any movement of the camera when snapping a shot.

  • Not to mention the fact that large telephoto lenses are bulky and heavy, making tripod use a matter of convenience and necessity. From long exposures to zoom shots a tripod can make a photographer’s life much easier.

  Extended Exposure Time
  • Tripods are perfectly suited for nighttime exposures in an attempt to create light painting effects or light trails.
  • In addition, the use of a tripod allows the photographer to slow down the shutter speed to take interesting and inspiring photographs at night.

  • Objects, nature and people all take on a different look and feel when photographed at night with extended exposure time. Creativity  is greatly expanded with the use of a tripod.

  Unique Styles of Photography
  • Another important aspect of using a tripod is that it helps a photographer to strategically frame a photograph. Difficult angles and unique styles of photography can all be created through the use of a simple tripod.

  • A tripod helps to eliminate unwanted angles on landscape type images. One of the most obvious advantages of using a tripod is that the photographer can now become part of the photo. Using a variety of remote control devices photographers can easily photograph themselves alone or in a group.

  The Possibilities are virtually Endless
  • Another unique benefit of incorporating tripods into your photography is that it helps you to plan and consider each shot more carefully.

  • In effect, it increases the photographer’s field of vision allowing him or her to step back from the camera and then scan the entire shot being contemplated. Other applications for this important photography tool include 3-D photo shots and panoramic shots. The possibilities are virtually endless when you use a tripod.

Inexpensive Tool

With the cost of tripods so reasonable today it is hard to imagine not including this important tool in your photography bag of tricks. For sharper and clearer photographs and added convenience a tripod is almost essential. Simply stated, this inexpensive tool can improve your photographs and give you a wider range of options with regard to each and every photograph you take.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

If you love taking a look at photos you may probably see those eerie looking monochromatic black and white pictures and you know that something is not really right about it and then you’re looking at the uniqueness of an infrared photography. These photos have an over contrasted effects on them that makes them look surreal.

Infrared photography may look strange but then, this is one of the best qualities that make these pictures beautiful and different from the rest. This kind of photography is actually the same as the ordinary photography and the only different thing about it is that it doesn’t record any visible light and it records only an invisible light within the infrared spectrum. For you to be able to take infrared images, you’ll need cameras that are capable and is sensitive to this sort of light.

The Secrets Behind Infrared Photography

You can also use different infrared filters that you can attach to your lens to make infrared photography possible. These filters come in different sizes that will perfectly suit your lens, depending on the size that you need.

For you to test your camera on whether it is capable of infrared photography, you just need to point you remote control straight at the lens of your digital camera about 6 - 8 inches away and press any button on your remote, once you see a light the LCD of your camera, then you can possibly take your infrared photography.

For your camera’s setting, you need to make sure that your flash is turned off, an ISO of 400, in black and white mode and with a shutter speed of 1/15 second, if you can make it slower, then the result of your photos will be better. You need to keep in mind that automatic mode is not suggested to be used in infrared photography.

If you’re a photography enthusiast, then infrared photography will open up your mind to how wonderful the world of photography really is. You can come up with awesome and stunning compositions that will make your photos stand out. To make your infrared images more edgy, add a dash of your imagination and creativity to enhance your photo. There is really no limit on how creative you want your picture to be. You must have the passion and the patience to learn the different fields of photography. Practice also makes perfect so make sure that you get to have time to take your camera with you and enjoy photography like it is part of your life.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Erli Bittencout has been in photography professionally for over 20 years. Unlike many in todays over hyped world of professional photography Erli's work is classic and has not only appeared in every major publication from celebrities to architecture, his most sought after photography is his wedding, portraiture and human interest.

Professional Photography of major NFL has been a long time passion. Some of the most amazing photographs of pro sports have been created by the  Erli. The range and breadth of his work is truely amazing. Having long time roots in celebrity photography including many Academy Award winners of Oscars, directors of major block busters and long time associates in the "biz" - Erli is aware of celebrity photo quality imagery and how to create it. 

Professional Photography

Today Erli  is as creative and innovative as ever. His new work is fresh and classic. The dynamic range of his images in terms of both quality lighting, dramatic posing, interesting angles and impressive expressions and capturing "just the right" moment are really stunning. Professional Photography is rarely this consistent and innovative. Many of his collected works appear in some of the finest collections worldwide. 

Erli is now in a people phase once again. YOU can now have your images captured and professionally photographed by Erli BittenCourt one of the worlds most amazing and surely going to be a historical figure in both commercial and people photography.

Erli is available for engagement in Wedding, Commercial, Portraits and almost any type of photography that requires the utmost care, quality and amazing results.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Whether it’s the moment you put on the dress, the moment you walk down the aisle, the moment you say “I Do”, you need to have a professional photographer there to capture beautiful photos of you. You will receive the highest quality photographic imagery and the highest possible standards in service from the very beginning of the portrait session or wedding photography to the final collection of your portraits or wedding album.

The situations where a professional photographer can create magic through the lens are endless. These may include product photography, business photography, real estate photography, and food photography. Professional photography can customise a photography package to suit any requirements including the latest photographic and digital imaging techniques. Corporate photography services include staff profile photography, artist and band photography, photographs of products and event photography.

Capture The Magic With A Professional Photographer

Whether it be intimate details between a couple at a wedding or tender moments between mother and child at a family shoot, every image tells a story. A classic style of wedding may call for beautiful gardens or historic buildings. You’re wedding as a whole is the focus of your photography, you’re guests, the action, the humor of the day are what a professiponal photographer will strive to capture. Irrespective of the style of wedding you choose, from the grandest church service to the quaintest garden ceremony, a professional photographer will help you plan a schedule that best suits your needs.

A professional fashion photographer will approach your shooting and presentation in a stylish and contemporary way. You will receive the highest quality photographic imagery and the highest possible standards in service from the very beginning of the portrait session or wedding photography to the final collection of your portraits or wedding album.