Pros and Cons of Mirrorless Cameras

Pros-and Cons of Mirrorless Cameras

Digital Mirrorless cameras have found a place somewhere in the middle between digital SLRs and Point & Shoot cameras. These two cameras have been ruling the roost when it comes to the digital camera market for years. But there always have been a need of sorts for a camera that combines the lightweight convenience of a Point & Shoot and the versatility of a DSLR. The answer was in the Mirrorless camera. Continue Reading

How to Inspire Yourself to Make Better Images


Before you seek some advice, random quotes or mundane deliberations on the source of inspiration from our everyday life, things that inspire us to keep shooting, answer this simple, but important question – how many times per day do we pull out our camera and practice taking images? OK, how about each week? If you answered less than 10, then you have a problem. Continue Reading

Shooting on a Budget


What does that mean exactly? Well, it means that you can create high quality images without taking out a financially crippling bank loan to buy the highest end equipment or maxing out all credit cards in existence because you wanted the perfect cinema style lens (They are EXPENSIVE!) If you shoot smart you can save a lot of money on equipment and location. Continue Reading

Using Multiple Speedlites Wirelessly

As I have pointed out in a previous article Using single on-camera flash unit is a good way to improve the quality of your images, but to achieve more versatility and better results you need to use several light sources. Using multiple light units gives you an ability to completely control and position your light, effectively molding the scene by creating or removing shadows. Speedlite flash system has an ability to work wirelessly. Furthermore this system is a nice alternative to larger studio light units which are much heavier and require separate batteries. Continue Reading

How to Use a Light Meter

How to use light meter

Light meters are extremely sensitive pieces of technology which allow you to take a spot light reading of a scene, whether it is used in ambient or in reflected mode. The area that the light meter covers is very small, only about 0.05% of the scene, which is more accurate than the 3-5% reading area coverage of the built-in light meter. The hand-held light meter is considerably more sensitive over the built-in light meter of your camera, because the later does not give you an ambient reading. With reflected light reading, something that your DSLR gives you, your exposure values are always going to be dependent on the reflectance of the surface. This means that in the same lighting conditions, when using a camera in auto exposure mode, a subject wearing a bright dress will result in less exposure than a subject with dark clothes on. Let’s look at an example. Continue Reading

How to Deal with Difficult Clients

How to deal with difficult clients

Being a photographer can often be a very magical and fulfilling experience. If you’re a photographer and you’re reading this then you know the feel I’m talking about. But, it’s also not roses all the time. We DO come across those clients (Who shall remain nameless) that are the one in a hundred that just rub you the wrong way and make you question why you took a gig in the first place. Continue Reading

How Circular Polarizer Filter Works


To understand how a circular polarizer filter works you will need to understand how light behaves when it gets reflected off a surface, whether metallic or otherwise. I shall not delve too much into the technical side of things, but very briefly this is a refresher course of the chapter on Light that some of you might have studied in school. Continue Reading

Intro to Corporate Photography

Intro To Corporate Photography

Corporate photography may be perceived as the opposite of fine art photography. But, that shouldn’t deter you from pursuing it as a viable source of income plus there is a craft to great corporate photos. If you want to break into corporate work then start by building your own brand. The corporate world can be very break neck, take no prisoners, and above all – professional. It doesn’t hurt to have a plan with where you want to go with regards to corporate work. I would suggest doing a few projects for free to build your portfolio and then the better you get, with the more work you can show, the more you can charge – or start charging. A solid website, good SEO, and online presence are key. Continue Reading