Sometimes, when you mount a GoPro camera on the body of a moving vehicle, the camera vibrates so much that the resulting video is unusable. The video footage seems to warp, wobble, and it seems like you’re viewing the world through clear jelly. Clear, wobbling jelly. You may have seen videos like this before.Read More »GoPro Vibration Reduction Techniques – Tiny Tips No. 20
This post is the last in a series of posts about how to make use of symmetry in your photography. Let me close off this batch of posts about symmetry with a few images that I think are really beautiful. Each of these photographs have at least of the four kinds of symmetry to thank, because that is why they work… Even if the symmetry is not blatantly obvious.
I invite you to take a good look at the photographs featured here and try to pick out which form of symmetry, Reflection Symmetry, Rotational Symmetry, Translational Symmetry or Glide Reflection Symmetry are responsible for making these pictures stand out.Read More »20 Beautiful Images that Work – Because of Symmetry
Every single person can benefit from being more perceptive/observant in their daily lives; not just photographers. From a quick assessment, it would seem as though photographers have the most to gain from being observant, but the truth is that every profession relies on the people who have an eye for detail. The people who seem to be in tune with everything around them.
Is it that these people care more? Or are they just paying more attention? I say a little of both, but if you care, you probably also want to learn how you can be more attentive, and observant in your daily life. Here are a few ways in which you can build habits into your daily life so that observation becomes an innate skill.Read More »7 Ways To A More Observant Life
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… Read More »Tiny Tips 15: Hyperfocal Distance in Street Photography
There’s a technical aspect to using a polarizing filer, but there’s a visual aspect that you really have to experience if you are a photographer. Have you experienced a Polarizing filter yet? If you have not, I seriously recommend trying one today. Do not delay.Read More »Polarizing Filters Make Magic Moments
Not everyone is bold enough to get out on the street and take photographs of life as it happens around them. If you’re someone who has been wanting to do this … to document the world around you as ‘life happens’, then here is a compilation of the best tips that I’ve seen over the years, about Street Photography. At the end of the article, I’ve also included a few additional resources so that you can continue to learn more about street photography from reliable sources.Read More »Obvious Street Photography Tips
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.Read More »Selecting Photographs: What Not to Show
One particular post didn’t make it to Beyond Photo Tips when we moved over from Photography Tip. I think it makes sense to re-post it… Read More »18 Quick Lessons from On-Location – Revived
Some photographers just seem to be able to take powerful portrait images time after time. So, what makes them stand out and look you in the face? Why do you feel a connection with the person in the image?
Possibly because they are actually looking at the photographer, through the lens, and therefore at you!Read More »Powerful Portraits – Look Through the Lens
When you’re just discovering photography, you are bound to encounter some issues on a regular basis and are likely to need guidance. Here’s a short list of problems that you may encounter on your journey of discovery with your new camera equipment. We have kept the fixes short too; to get you back on your way quickly.Read More »Quick-Fix Guide to Common Photography Problems
by Ben McLeod If you want the sharpest pictures that your lens can give you, remember not to use its largest and smallest apertures. Most… Read More »Tiny Tips 8: Best Apertures for Sharpness
Photographers are intrigued by light. One situation that every photographer struggles with, and wants to master, is the skill of taking low light photographs. This is a photography project in which you will have to push the limits of what you can do with your low-light photography skills, and learn the basics of this skill too.Read More »Photo Project: Low Light Photography