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Four Things Photography Has Taught Me

1. Patience.  It has never been my strong suit. Yet it is absolutely required to first learn photography, then to exercise what you’ve learned. I used to get frustrated because I couldn’t make the shot happen – the one that I envisioned within my mind’s eye. Now, I try more often (it’s still a work […]

How It Was Done (Part Two)

Finishing up with what I started on the 10th, here are the techniques used for the last two photographs that I featured: Photo #3: “Light writing” is really easy and pretty darned entertaining. All you need is a light source (a glow stick or a flashlight works well), a dark room (or outside at night), […]

How It Was Done (Part One)

Following up on yesterday’s post, here are the techniques used for the first two photographs that I featured: Photo #1: The photographer used excellent camera and lighting technique in order to capture this image of a drop hitting a pool of water. According to the description accompanying spettacolopuro’s photo, the photographer used a Canon 40D […]

DIY Elastic Monopod: Illustrated: Part 2

Here are some pictures to give you a better idea about the DIY Elastic Monopod. I couldn’t find a black elastic so had to settle for a white one, but my preference is definitely black J STEP 1: Collect the ingredients… Elastic, a bolt (1/4″-20) and two nuts   Step 2: Punch 2 holes at […]

$2 + 10 minutes = Sharper pictures! With a DIY Elastic Monopod! Part 1

Low light and camera shake are any photographer’s kryptonite, whether novice or professional. And since we cannot do anything about low light in most cases, we photographers try our best to minimize the menace of camera shake. Most cameras and lenses today have built-in image stabilization that helps in reducing shake, but that is not […]

Continuous Shoot Advantages

Do you shoot in Continuous Shoot mode?  It’s a setting on your digital camera that I highly recommend you check out.  I usually shoot in this mode so I get at least one good photo from a moment that can not be recreated.  When I was starting out that’s precisely what I’d get – one […]

Keep a Photography Journal

Sometimes when Lisa and I are out, I would get this great idea for a photograph that I would like to try out but more often than not, I’d forget it before we even get home. Fed up, I decided to start a photography journal. Lisa wanted to join me and got a Moleskine for […]

How to Make a Light Box and Macro Studio for Under $20

Ever wondered how pros take photos of random objects and make them look crisp and clean? The answer to that is a light box or what is sometimes referred to as a light tent. A light box is just simply a cube which is made out of a white translucent material. The object that is […]