Blog posts tagged 'Tips'

How to take photos of food in a restaurant

I recently read a blog post by Nicole S. Young on tips for photographing food in a restaurant. Nicole is fantastic at capturing food and I love her work. I own, and reference, her well-written book on general food photography. I was anxious to read her restaurant tips, as most of the time when I take food photos I’m seated in a restaurant. Her advice is excellent, but as I read her article I realized that the type of...

Limited-time 20% discount on premium stock photography from 500px Prime

Earlier this year, the popular photo sharing site 500px announced a stock photography storefront where users could submit their images’ licenses to be sold. Running for the better part of a year now, the venture has been incredibly successful. Any individual, commercial business, non-profit organization, news agency, blogger, or publisher in need of images to complement their work has millions of searchable photographs available for immediate purchase and download on 500px Prime. For a limited time, 500px Prime...

Best way to remove dust from your DSLR sensor

Even though there are numerous advantages that digital cameras have over film, there are a few key disadvantages. One clear inconvenience with DSLRs is sensor dust. The image sensor in a DSLR is static—it isn’t constantly refreshed like film would be in a traditional camera—and overtime specs of dust are bound to find it and attempt to ruin your images. Chances are, there’s at least one speck of dust on your sensor right now. Of course, depending on your...

Tips on shooting from a helicopter

When I went to Kauai in September I knew I was going on a helicopter tour. I had never flown in a helicopter let alone tried to takes photos from one. I feel pretty confident shooting from the ground. I usually know which lens to grab and camera settings to use for a particular situation. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from riding in a helicopter though so I did a bunch of research...

My thoughts on 500px’s Pulse 2.0

Since posting my original "Getting started with 500px" article back in March, the team at 500px has made a few changes that I thought I should discuss. Some of the things I said in that original article are now no longer true, and I didn't want to confuse new users who may come across that old entry.

MOO MiniCards review (and image preparation tips)

A while back, a colleague at work gave me one of his new MOO MiniCards advertising his online photography portfolio. It was about half the size of a normal business card, which was already cute and unique, but more so was when he fanned out a few and flipped them over to show that each one had a different photo printed on the back! I spent some time looking through them and chose one I liked to...

Getting started with 500px

500px is an online photo sharing community. It’s similar to the popular website flickr, but designed by photographers, for photographers to share only their best work. 500px has about 500 times fewer registered users than flickr—but in my opinion, that’s a good thing. The site has a unique rating system that’s time sensitive. This means that no matter how well known you are your photos’ “pulse” will go down over time; everyday new photos have...