Every few months a new camera comes out boasting an even higher megapixel count and higher ISO numbers. I’ve been in the market for a new body that will shoot 4k video. I’ve been considering the Panasonic GH4 because I already own some compatible lenses. I’ve also had some second hand experience with the new Sony mirrorless offerings. I’ve even had friends try and sell me on the specs of the Sony over the Panasonic stating: “This camera is better in low light. I can crank the ISO so far up without much noise!” [Read more…]
The following is a guest post by Camera Stupid friend and Idaho photographer Chad Fish. Chad has taking pictures for about 20 years and started as a teenager. He’s always loved capturing the beauty that he sees everywhere around him and sharing it with as many people as he can. He also loves sharing what he’s learned about photography with others. See more of Chad’s work on his instagram or on Facebook page.
In November I decided to try my hand at selling a 2016 calendar. I thought I would put together a few tips and things that I learned during the process that might be able to help you if you’d like to create a calendar from your photography in the future. [Read more…]
We all start out as dummies when it comes to photography. That’s the basis for this entire Camera Stupid blog. Mistakes are great and even necessary. Especially when you learn from them as part of the learning process.
I hope you can learn from some of mine.
Here’s 5 photography mistakes that make you look dumb and how to avoid them. [Read more…]
When it comes down to it, there are three basic things that are essential to understand in order to take control of your DSLR camera. When you master these three controls you’ll be able to take better photos. In fact, understanding these three subjects is what separates amateur photographers from the professionals. [Read more…]
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but another Star Wars movie came out this month, December 2015. Everywhere you look, it’s impossible to miss the marketing or headlines of this smash hit addition to the Star Wars movie series. Indeed, this Christmas season seemed more like Star Wars season. [Read more…]
Delicate Arch is the most famous freestanding natural sandstone arch in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. For me, it’s one of those “postcard” locations. It’s already been explored and photographed so much that I don’t approach photographing it the same way I may approach a less famous location.
Download the Video Tutorial to see exactly how I shot and edited this image of Delicate Arch.
The FAA released a press release today announcing a mandatory registration law for drone operators that goes into effect on December 21 of this year. Drone owners can begin registering online starting December 21st at the following URL: http://www.faa.gov/uas/registration/ The registration will cost $5.00 but the fee is waived for those who register early, before January 20th, 2016. [Read more…]
The thing I love about products from Peak Design is that they all work together. By far, my favorite Peak Design product is their Slide camera strap. It’s incredibly comfortable, well built, and so easy to adjust you find yourself adjusting it just for fun. I was excited to see the same strap technology employed in their new bag endorsed by Trey Ratcliff: The Everyday Messenger Bag.
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Are you new to flash photography? Here are two tutorial videos that introduce the basic equipment and how it works: Download Tutorial Videos
While teaching photography in the classroom and online to thousands of students, I’ve come to learn that most new photographer’s insecurity is caused by a perceived lack of control to produce images that are consistent with their desired results. We fear what we do not understand, and photography is no different. Just when you master the basics, more advanced techniques become within reach which can greatly improve your work, if you take the time to learn and understand. [Read more…]