Category Archives: Technique

Shooting a Director

Haris Therapis is a film director and the owner of UnitrustMedia. The shot was performed to an abandoned warehouse. Our aim was to create an underground mood that express Haris personality and the style of his work. The setup was … Continue reading

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Slow Shutter Speeds

Luna parks are good subjects to experiment with slow shutter speeds. Long exposures require a steady camera: 1. Mount your camera on a tripod. 2. Connect a cable release. 3. Set “Mirror Lock Up”. 4. If your lens comes with … Continue reading

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Why you want the lens hood on all the time

Most lenses are shipped with a dedicated hood. Its purpose is to diminish lens flare. Lens flare is caused by light rays hitting the lens elements diagonally. As a result, the shape of these elements appears in the final image. … Continue reading

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Photographing Kids (capturing the moment)

Kids are innocent and deliver genuine expressions, but that comes with a cost; they won’t pose or stand still for long periods of time as they get bored quickly. It’s important to have in mind that kids love to play, … Continue reading

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Using White Balance creatively

On the article Great Color starts from WB I talked about the things you can do to get a correct WB. But sometimes “correct” is subjective and WB is a subject of personal taste and creativity. Sometimes we want to … Continue reading

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Shooting food & sweets

Here are some small tips for shooting food & sweets: 1. Shoot from a low angle: by shooting from above it makes your images look like snapshots. 2. Use a macro lens which reveals detail and texture and allows for … Continue reading

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Exposure Metering

  This article is the last one in a series of articles covering the subject of photographic exposure. If you haven’t read Elements of Photographic Exposure and Exposure Modes, it’s a good time to do so now before moving on. … Continue reading

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