Back in May I finally treated myself to a Canon G12, a piece of kit that I’ve wanted since it was released the previous year, and I set myself a challenge: use it to photograph a friend’s wedding.
This is a guest post by Andy ‘Kiell’ Day. He is a renowned Parkour photographer, practitioner of parkour himself, and rock climber / builderer. His book “The Moments Between” (see our review) is possibly the first ever book featuring parkour photography, and shows off why his images are so sought after by magazines such as Focus, … Read more Composition: A Parkour Frame of Mind
Well, the rest of this post is not necessary, I’ve said it all in the title. However, if you happen to be reading this late at night, you’re tired, and don’t mind a bit of baloney, read on… Why did I say this? 1. When you have to shoot, Shoot! Don’t talk. Tuco Says it … Read more Stop reading this… and take some photographs.
Symmetry in Photography is an extremely strong compositional tool that can be used to draw the attention of your viewers. It declutters the image, and makes them visually simple, yet intriguing. Beyond Photo Tips has a running project about SYMMETRY; and you’re welcome to join us in its exploration. What is Symmetry? Does it just mean a ‘reflection’ of … Read more Symmetry In Photography: A Guide
Point and Shoot cameras are notoriously difficult to keep steady in low light situations. This is mainly because they’re so light. Every slight movement of your hand also influences the movement of the camera. In comparison, larger (and heavier) camera users can find that the weight of the camera can be a steadying factor although … Read more Steady that Point ‘n’ Shoot
You’ve watched Casino Royale, or Babylon A.D.? Yes? Then you’ve seen traceurs in action. Photo: amfdesigner They’re the guys who run around cities, jumping over walls, climbing the outsides of buildings and generally doing ‘impossible’ stuff. Their ‘sport’ is called “Le Parkour” or “FreeRunning” and the practitioners are called ‘Traceurs’. Their goal is to … Read more Lessons in Creativity that you can learn from Parkour
Photography is as much the art of observing and appreciating things as it is the art of capturing them on film. No matter which branch of photography you prefer, you will find that the best photographs are a result of a photographer seeing things that most people miss out on.
Kung Fu is the martial art weapon of the masses. It’s inception took ‘force’ out of the exclusive domain of the rulers, and empowered the common man. The basic ideas are simple, but powerful. You can use these lessons to master photography today! With amateurs putting their work alongside professional photographers on the internet, the … Read more Kung-Fu For Your Photography
Three weeks ago, my MacBook Pro crashed. It had seen a year of good service, and because it was my first ever Mac, I’d just about set it up to workexactly the way I wanted it to; and it crashed. The Apple service provider in my city said that the logic board had died, and … Read more It Pays to Know Your Equipment
If you want to take really quick & sneaky photographs on the street without putting your eye to the viewfinder, here’s a sneaky trick. Setting your lens in manual focus mode, and setting it at its Hyperfocal distance will allow you to take photographs with a great deal of flexibility, often allowing you to shoot … Read more Tiny Tips 15: Hyperfocal Distance in Street Photography
Photo By:Bruna MirandaYesterday, I upgraded and I downgraded. I upgraded from a standard Free Flickr Account to a Pro Account, and I downgraded from my Canon 5D with L series lenses (stats) to my old Konica-Minolta Dimage A2 (stats) dSLR-like camera. So what’s the deal? I’d found that I was restricting the images that I … Read more Upgrade Photographs / Downgrade Equipment? What’s up?
You’re an aspiring photographer or amateur photographer and want to show the world, or maybe just your relatives what you can do with a camera and some good ol’ light. But where’s that brilliant photograph in which you’ve managed to time the shot just perfectly? Lost in the quagmire of shots that didn’t make the cut? Here’s one small tip with an illustration to help you out.
This is a guest post written by Aarathi Edward, an avid photographer and media relations expert. She is totally in love with the film dark-room and has, at my behest, consented to share the magic that she experienced when first introduced to the gloomy, un-illuminated side of photography. Photo: WhiskygonebadThe first time I really took … Read more Photography and Me
If you’re using a dSLR, put your left hand below, supporting the base of the camera, with the index finger and thumb positioned to adjust focus/zoom. Support your left elbow with your chest and grip the camera body firmly with your right hand, positioning your right index finger above the shutter release.
One particular post didn’t make it to Beyond Phototips when we moved over from Photography Tip. I think it makes sense to re-post it here for the benefit of all those who missed out. If you’re one of those who’s already read this post, why don’t you join in the fun? Add a tip in … Read more 18 Quick Lessons from On-Location – Revived