Camera equipment is sensitive to moisture and dust. When it comes to humidity, sustained high levels of humidity – typically over 65-85% or over – could damage your lenses and certain parts of your camera body by allowing fungus to grow and spread on the surface. There are some easy steps that you can take to make sure that your camera equipment is always stored in a humidity-controlled environment that does not allow any fungus to grow. Let’s take a look at them.Read More »How to Keep Your Camera Equipment Safe From Humidity & Avoid Fungus Growth
Micro stock, is that stock photography of only Macro photographs or photos of microscopic thingies? Nope, its the new rage across the photography scene. They’re… Read More »8 Microstock Websites and ‘What the Hxxl is Microstock anyway?’
Selecting a lens for Macro Photography starts with the question: What is Macro Photography?
When objects in front of a lens are captured at almost their same size (1:1) on the camera’s sensor, that is Macro Photography. For this, special lenses are used. These lenses are typically able to focus very close to the front element of the lens. Their design and clarity need to be exceptional in order to get pleasing results.
So, let’s look at what Macro Photography is, and which lenses are likely to suit your needs the best.Read More »Lenses for Macro Photography
You’ve seen sports photographers on the sidelines of every sports event – with massive lenses supported by monopods. You’ll see them there in almost any kind of weather… Waiting to capture a perfect moment – one that distils the essence of the sport, and that also captures a vital moment for the athletes involved.
The lenses selected for sports photography have a very specific function in helping them to capture these fleeting, and rare moments. Let’s look at those lenses and the real reasons why photographers choose to, (and need to) use these lenses. We will also look at why shorter focal length lenses are not appropriate for photographing sports events… I deal with all this, in the three sections of this article about Sports Photography.Read More »Lenses for Sports Photography
Photographing Architectural calls for Tilt-Shift lenses – most of the time. These lenses correct perspective distortion. You can think of this as making sure that the vertical lines of a building actually look vertical, and not slanting towards each other. In the past, this may have called for a ‘technical camera‘ or a ‘bellows‘ attachment, but tilt-shift lenses are easier to manage in the field.
Sometimes, photographers may use an extremely wide-angle lens, or a special-effect lens to photograph architecture, but these instances are extremely rare because most architectural firms want to see their work the way that it was envisioned. These lenses are mentioned below, but their usage is rare.Read More »The Best Lenses for Architectural Photography
If you’re taking a portrait, you want it to be the most pleasing image possible of your subject. Portraits are images that attempt to reveal a person’s soul, and humans are probably the most photographed subject on the planet. So it’s no surprise that photographers spend a lot of time contemplating the best lenses to take on a portrait photography session.
We love photographing ourselves and each other, and the art of the portrait will probably never go out of fashion as long as photography exists. The right lens choice makes all the difference to a portrait of a person.Read More »The Best Lenses for Portrait Photography
If you’re a new photographer, you may be looking for a lens buying guide to help you on your journey. These Beyond Photo Tips guides will help you pick out the exact lens that you need to get the job done when it comes to a specific type of photography.Read More »The Lens Buyer’s Complete Guide
Since the advent of digital photography, photographers have wanted more detail, and to many this translates to ‘more megapixels’. But does more pixels being packed into sensors that are not getting larger mean more quality? In fact, today, there is a rush for up to 100 megapixels to be packed on to tiny cellphone cameras. So what does this really mean? Do more megapixels actually mean better quality images? Let’s go over some facts and see whether this is the case, or not.Read More »Do You Need More Megapixels? Megapixel Myth