Today, most consumer DSLR lens kits are wide-angle. The 18 mm lens on the APS-C sensor camera (or 27 mm on the old 35 mm) is wide enough for most cases. Ultra-wide-angle lenses are characterized in that their focal length is less than 16 mm. It is here that new creative possibilities and new obstacles open up.
On crop sensor lenses, a focal length of 30-35 mm provides what we call the “normal” field of view, which is roughly equivalent to what the human eye sees. At 18 mm the field of view is almost two times wider, so it is possible to place many objects in the frame. At 12 mm you will again get 50% of the field of view, which is already very far from the “normal” – in this case, you need to turn your head to capture all the details. Continue reading
Sit down, meditate and watch
Photographing flowers is a good reason to meditate. Try to find a place away from people (if possible), sit down and relax. Do not immediately grab the camera in your hands and do not start shooting immediately. Take your time! Feel the aromas, learn the structure, color and shapes.
Take a look around, try to find a few possible frames around you, without moving. It works for me! Visualize possible pictures and imagine how everything will look together at the end of the photo shoot.
Take a look around, try to find a few possible frames around you, without moving. It works for me! Visualize possible pictures and imagine how everything will look together at the end of the photo shoot. Continue reading
It would seem that it’s so special in photographing people playing chess. However, if you take chess photography seriously, you can see how exciting it is. In order to convey everything that accompanies chess in a static image, you will need a few tips. Get to know them, and then shooting your first tournament will be awesome by default.
Don’t bother the players
Playing chess involves a lot of concentration. As a photographer, you must be careful not to interfere with the process when shooting. Firstly, in order not to distract the players, do not get too close to them. Try to stay at least two meters away if possible. This is enough so that you can shoot high-quality images without interfering. Continue reading