Macro - Flower

Most people associate close-up and macro photography with Spring and shooting outdoors, capturing subjects such as small insects, flowers, and other plants in the outdoors; however, macro photography can be done at any time of the year, including indoors, and there are a bunch of different subjects to capture!

Manufacturers make a big deal about having video support in their newer DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras, but the uptake remains pretty low. Many folks use action cameras and smartphones for video regularly because they are incredibly easy to use. Let’s take a look at how to get started shooting video with your camera instead; you’ll be happier with the quality and surprised at how easy it is.

girl watching a video on a laptop

One of the most compelling aspects of photography is the constant learning journey we undertake. From the very first moment that you pick up a camera, you begin to follow a learning path. The path is as long or as short as you want it to be, driven primarily by your goals and aspirations as a photographer. Over my many years as a photography educator, I’ve seen people struggle with how to best educate themselves on how to reach their photography related goals. Most experienced photographers will tell you that […]

Mobile vlogs are super popular. They can be a single method or an add-on to a more static set style vlog.  The right gear can make going mobile a lot easier and deliver a much higher level of quality. Choosing the Right Gear Being mobile means being lightweight and being able to shoot your footage without being weighted down with packs and batteries and lights and kit. Whether you choose to shoot your vlog with a dedicated device, your smartphone, or a more traditional style camera, getting stable footage is critical. […]

Custom Shortcuts on Sony Alpha a7 III

We don’t often think about a camera’s on-board menu structure until after we’ve made our decision — or until we start shooting! But how a menu is laid out, how intuitive the screens are to navigate and how easy the settings are to understand can make a huge difference in how we go about shooting. Using Custom Buttons & Keys As part of your camera’s menu system, you should have access to settings for customizable buttons and keys. These programmable keys allow you to set your most frequently accessed functions […]

All wildlife photography is challenging, but capturing birds in flight presents one of the most difficult accomplishments. Birds often change direction and speed in mid-flight, leaving your picture frame empty. The following tips will help you improve your technique and assist you in capturing some spectacular images of birds in flight.