PRO HINTS AND TIPS: Taking Better Holiday Videos & Wildlife Photography Tips
Taking Better Holiday Videos Camcorders are getting smaller, mostly as a result of the trend toward solid state memory recording systems that use SD cards to store footage rather than tape, dvd or hard drive. As they become ever more pocket-fitting and as broadband bandwidth increases, posting videos onto social media sites like Facebook is [...]
PRO HINTS AND TIPS: Landscape Photography
Good landscape photography requires time, patience, a good eye for spotting contrast and framing, and sometimes a fair dose of luck. If you’re dedicated to it as a hobby or profession, you could well plan your entire day around finding the right vantage point and waiting for the perfect time of day or pattern in the sky to get a priceless shot. If you’re a photography enthusiast in general and travelling to a country or area reknown for its natural beauty, you might not have the time or inclination to do this, but you can still pull off some great shots on the go by good application of equipment and technique. All the pictures accompanying this article were shot on location in Namibia in the context of travelling with minimal time at each stop.
Sports Photography for Amateurs
Many articles on sports photography will emphasize the importance of high end gear as a necessity of sports photography and to some extent that’s true. Sports photography, like wedding and event photography, has proportionally more reliance on the quality of the equipment you have than on your vision, technical knowledge and inventiveness.
How To Choose An SLR for Students and Serious Enthusiasts
When you’re a photographic student or a serious enthusiast you have to take a more long term view to choosing a photographic system. You may replace the camera body itself while still in your student days or even early on in your career, but your lenses and some of your accessories are assets that could well last a life-time. Unlike the casual hobbyist, you have professional aspirations or needs and you’ll want to keep as many options open, as well as the capability to pursue the depths of a professional specialisation with all the bells and whistles at hand.