Tips for Indoor Sports Photography – Part 1

September 11, 2013 Leave a comment

A Post By: Jeff Guyer

Shooting indoor sports isn't always easy, but you can get professional-quality results by following these tried and true tips/

Shooting indoor sports isn’t always easy, but you can get professional quality results by following a few tried and true tips.  1/180, f/4, 80mm, ISO 1250, flash.

A few weeks ago, we asked our dPS Facebook followers what topics they’d like to see covered here on the blog, and a few of you were in search of tips for indoor sports photography. For purposes of this article, I’m going to concentrate heavily on high school basketball, because it brings all of the challenges of shooting indoor sports together; bad lighting, fast action, ornery coaches, inconsistent referees, and–of course–the unpredictability of sports.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Images With Composition

August 18, 2013 Leave a comment

by Matt Dutile

Along with lighting, subject, perspective, composition is one of the fundamental tools to creating better images. It’s one of the easier ones to begin applying to your own photography as well. Here are a few tips on improving your composition, with examples from a recent fitness photo shoot.

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How Capturing Expressive Eyes Can Be The Key To Good Portraiture

August 18, 2013 Leave a comment

by James Maher

If you look at some of the most famous photographs in history, such as Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother, Steve McCurry’s Afghan Girl, or much of Irving Penn’s work, you might notice there’s one thing that they have in common, a powerful emotion in the main subject’s eyes.

While this is far from a steadfast rule, if you’re doing portraiture, street photography, or photojournalism, catching a powerful expression in the eyes can be the difference between a mediocre photograph and the best photo you’ve ever taken.

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7 Ways To Create Authentic & Powerful Portraits

August 18, 2013 Leave a comment

by Steven McConnell

Do you remember the time you were learning to drive a car?

If you’re like most people, it began as a purely technical, logical activity. You had to think about your every move. You were reacting to your environment, rather than anticipating it.

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11 Tips for Photographing High School Senior Portraits

June 30, 2013 Leave a comment

A Guest Contribution by Meghan Newsom.

When it comes to planning for sessions, seniors are some of my favorite people to work with. Don’t get me wrong, I love families, children, engaged couples and wedding ceremonies.. but seniors are close to the top of my list.

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Why, you may ask? It’s simple: seniors are excited to model, seniors are some of my best marketing tools, and seniors know what they want. They also have a great sense of style, which translates well in their photographs.

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A Guide to Shooting Outdoors in Low Light Condition

June 30, 2013 Leave a comment

A Guest Post by James Farley.

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Shooting in low light, as with many other forms of photography, requires a bit of thought beforehand in order to get the most from the time you have. First and foremost will be making sure you have the right equipment with you.

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Few Words from ‘The Beach’

September 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Trust me, it’s paradise. This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven’t tried before.
So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience.

And if it hurts, you know what? It’s probably worth it..
And me, I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for,.. ’cause it’s not where you go.. It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something.
And if you find that moment… it lasts forever. -The Beach (2000)

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