Why You Aren't Taking Better Photos, Starting Out in Food Photography and How To Learn Product Photography: Our Top Ten Blog Posts For April 10 -14 - PPA Today
Why You Aren't Taking Better Photos, Starting Out in Food Photography and How To Learn Product Photography: Our Top Ten Blog Posts For April 10 -14
By Chris Homer
It's Friday, so you know what that means! We're back with our favorite photography blogs
from around the web. As you head into the weekend, take a minute to relax and browse these posts - you never know what you might learn!
CAMERA METERING MODES: Do you have a firm grasp of how to use the metering modes on your camera? If you need to brush up, this post from New Atlas shares how and when to use these modes.
CHILDREN'S PHOTOGRAPHY: Do you feel like you're stuck in a rut, creating very similar portraits of children for your clients? If so, this post from Digital Photography School can help. It covers some non-portrait ideas for photographing children that clients love!
TIME-LAPSE PHOTOGRAPHY: Do you have the desire to create time-lapse videos using your photography, but aren't sure how to start? This tutorial from Aperture Tours will show you how to get going on that time-lapse project you've been thinking about doing!
FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY: Are you interested in photographing food? If you're looking for advice on how to get into the food photography market, read this interview from Sony's blog. In the interview, food photographer Ariel Ip explains how she got started.
GEAR: If you've recently turned pro, or are thinking about turning pro, give this post from Photography Talk a read. It covers what they feel are the best DSLR cameras for those starting out in the professional photography market.
PHOTOGRAPHY NEWS: Photographers are angry over National Geographic's use of a photo on their Instagram account of a woman standing on train tracks. We've said it before, and we'll say it again - NEVER photograph on train tracks! Read all about the controversy in this post on Digital Photography Review.
PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY: If you're starting out in product photography, take a look at this post from Improve Photography. It shares 16 quick tips for getting the best product photography shots.
JUST FOR FUN/GALLERY: Here's something to enjoy as you head into the weekend. Check out CNN's gallery of street photography from the 1940's and 50's. It's a look back into the past that all photographers will enjoy.
FILM: Photographer Alastair Bird recently did a photo experiment shooting with expired film. The resulting photographs are pretty unique, to say the least! Check them out on the Phoblographer.
IMPROVING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY: If you're feeling frustrated with your skills as a photographer, give this video from photographer Peter McKinnon a watch. It covers some common pitfalls photographers fall into that keep them from improving their skills!
There you have 'em, our weekly blog post roundup! What photography blogs or podcasts do YOU follow? Post your favorites on theLoop or email them to us at OnlineContentCommittee @ PPA.com.
About the author:
Chris Homer is PPA's SEO & Web Specialist, which basically makes Google Analytics his best friend. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Chris cheers passionately (and obnoxiously) for the Bulldogs in all things from football to checkers. When he's not hard at work on PPA's websites, you'll find Chris at auto racing events around the southeast, where he's known as a master architect of tent villages.