Photographing eyes well is one of the first things new photographers want to learn. As Shakespeare told us, “The eyes are the window to your soul.” A good portrait is about more than replicating the appearance of our subject – we try to capture his or her character and spirit as well. Eyes are a [...]
The Zone System for exposure metering is Ansel Adams' foolproof method for setting exposure. Think Ansel Adams is way beyond your skill set? Think again!
This article is an excerpt from the Digital Photography for Moms Guided 365 project. It's one of the 34 lessons devoted to getting the most out of your lenses. OBJECTIVE: Recognize Lens Distortion in Your Photos Lens distortion is an issue that pops up commonly in photography. Like many shooting issues, if you can harness it, you can use it [...]
Find your lens sweet spot to know what your "go-to" aperture should be for the sharpest photos. (Hint: it's not the smallest aperture or the largest!)