Understanding Tonal Contrast for Better Photos

Tonal contrast refers to the difference in brightness between different areas of an image. While important for all photography, tonal contrast is particularly important for black and white photography, since there is no color contrast to be had. Understanding the differences between high and low tonal contrast and the feelings different levels of contrast can […]

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Mysterious River

Emma Grigoryan FOLLOWMysterious RiverOctober 29, 2021 I had the vision of this shoot in my head for at least 4 years, but I was waiting for something special. I knew thats the time when Armine, the woman behind this handmade jewelry brand @seeds_of_wind reached me out and trusted my vision. It was just the 3 of […]

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How to use natural light in portraits

The beginning of something beautiful Light is a photograph’s key ingredient—it’s literally the only reason an image can exist. Upon clicking the shutter, light enters the camera, transferring the image it hits onto the film or transforming into electric signals that then turn into the pixels in a digital photograph. Without light, there is no […]

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Make your photos pop with these 8 colorful ways to shoot neon signs

While it may have seemed like neon signs were beginning to disappear from the urban landscape just a few decades ago, it appears that they’re starting to pop up in the public’s consciousness once again. In fact, they’ve become so trendy these days that it’s difficult to scroll through Instagram without swiping through an acid-colored post or […]

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Here’s How to Photograph Falling Leaves

There’s something about fall that makes you want to get your camera out. Photographing the foliage is a must during this season whether you’re using it as a backdrop or making it the main focus. During your shoots, you might want to attempt to get a shot of the leaves falling. Well, here are our […]

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COLOR GRADING IN LIGHTROOM; 5 TIPS FOR WORKING QUICKLY

COLOR GRADING IN LIGHTROOM; 5 TIPS FOR WORKING QUICKLY The Power of Color Grading Color is one of the most powerful tools a photographer has to affect the way viewers interpret images. Even a simple shift of color temperature or color saturation can make a world of difference. That is what makes color grading such an important […]

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Understanding Zoom Lenses and How to Use Them Properly

Understanding Zoom Lenses and How to Use Them Properly Before you go overboard with the zoom on your next shoot, learn how the lens works — and how to use it properly. Cover image via Shutterstock. Whether you’ve been guilty of this yourself or have seen others struggle, zoom-happy filmmaking can ruin a shoot and annoy audiences. That’s not to say […]

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How to Clean Camera Sensors: The Secret to Safely and Effectively Cleaning Sensor Dust

How to Clean Camera Sensors: How to Clean Camera Sensors: The Secret to Safely and Effectively Cleaning Sensor Dust Have you ever wondered what causes those mysterious spots that appear in your photos? For photographers, particularly those who use interchangeable lens cameras, this is a common occurrence. If you are constantly using your camera and […]

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