If you're serious about photography, you already know there's way more to it than pointing and shooting your subject. And the first step to leveling up your game is getting out of automatic mode. It's time to go manual!
Want to decorate a blank room at home, but not sure where to start? Join interior designers Tavia Forbes and Monet Masters as they demystify design in five simple lessons. Learn the basic design principles and how to apply them in your home. From color to lighting to mixing and matching patterns, you'll be on your way to creating your ideal space.
Getting hired to shoot a wedding means your clients are trusting you to capture one of the most important days of their lives (no pressure or anything). When I was starting out as a wedding photographer, I was freaked out about not having everything I needed on hand. What if I had an equipment meltdown? What if the light was horrendous? When it comes to weddings, the what-ifs are endless. Preparation is your best friend.
Eyes are one — well, two — of the greatest challenges in portrait photography. A portrait with expressive eyes will grab the viewer. But the reverse is true, too: If the eyes are dull or blurry, the viewer's gonna look away. Luckily, there are a few tricks that can help you get the effect you want.
If you wait to whip out your camera on days when it's only cloudless-blue-sky perfect, you might be waiting for a while — not to mention missing out on some amazing shots, particularly when it comes to the most breathtaking nature or landscape pics.