An Emotionally Touching Photo That Proves That In Photography, All Rules Can be Broken

While reading an article on the situation in Syria, I came across many heart-breaking photos, but this particular one was very painful indeed: The shot is by Youseff Karwashan. It shows an innocent boy clutching his toys amidst…

Tip of the Day: Cleaning the Lens and the Sensor

Now I'll be very honest with you. I'm not the best person to seek advice from when it comes to camera maintenance. If there's one aspect of photography that I don't like, it has to be the part that involves cleaning and maintaining camera…

Tip of the Day: Avoid Shooting in Direct Sunlight

One of the fastest ways to improve your shots is to be careful of the quality of light falling upon your subject. For example, look at the shots below: Even though both the shots are of the same location, the second shot looks…

Adding Depth to Your Shots by Deliberately Adding an Obstacle in the Frame

When taking candid shots, try and include some obstacle in front of your main subject. This adds depth to your shot. Like in the shot below, you can see that the photographer has deliberately included the first two people inside the…

Seven Mistakes Made By Beginner Photographers and How You Can Avoid Them

I’ve written this article to help beginner photographers avoid some common but crucial mistakes that are usually made by beginners. I see a lot of people making these mistakes and to be frank, I made them too when I started out. This e-book…

Utilizing the Internet to Market Yourself as a Professional Photographer

With the advent of internet, especially social media, the photography world has really gone to another level. The moment someone buys a DSLR, you are sooner or later, bound to see their Facebook page come up. The trouble is that the photographer…

Using a Polarizing Filter to Cut Out Bad Looking Reflections

I want you to look at the shot below that I took sometime back: Now I want you to observe one thing about this shot. If you look at the water in the bottom part of the shot, you'll notice that the rocks underneath the water are visible. This…

The SECRET to Being a Great Photographer

Do you know the one thing that differentiates great photographers from bad photographers? It's not the knowledge of manual mode. It's not a better camera. It's not a better lens. It's not knowing all the rules of composition. It's…

Shooting in RAW vs JPEG: Which Format to Shoot in?

Today's tip of the day talks about the need to make sure you are shooting your images in the right format. A lot of people don't pay attention to the format that is set on their cameras and usually end up getting poor looking images. There…

Tip of the Day: Taking Many Shots

Taking many shots where you felt one would suffice is the key to avoiding disappointment when you actually open up the shots on your laptop. The LCD review system will only help you so much because you're seeing a miniature version of…

How I Shot This Trick Photography Shot (by Sadiq Dastagir): Step-by-Step Tutorial

I am taking this opportunity to write my very first article/blog on photography. Not too sure if I have reached that level to write on photography subject, but with Kush’s encouragement I am making this effort. The Genre I am writing…

How to Shoot Birds (Still and In-Flight): Step-by-Step Tutorial on Bird Photography

Bird photography is perhaps the most practiced form of wildlife photography. It’s a form of photography that, on the face of it, looks pretty simple, but actually presents challenges that can push a photographer to their limits, both…

How to Shoot the Moon Using a DSLR: Step-by-Step Tutorial (Including Editing)

Moon photography is one of the most thrilling forms of photography as it is capable of immediately giving you a view which is unimaginable. However, you've got to have the right equipment in order to get that perfect shot. What you…

Understanding IS/VR in Photography and Its Relationship with the Reciprocal Rule

IS (Image stabilisation)(Canon) and VR (Vibration Reduction)(Nikon) are optical systems used in DSLR lenses that help to stablize images when the camera experiences a shake in a handheld shot due to the movement of the hands. The motion…