The Olympus OM-D E-M1 mark ii is a real beast to understand. I have created a detailed item by item breakdown of this camera’s very complex menu system. Find a quick and easy explanation of camera options, tips and recommended settings. If you have purchased this camera recently (or still find it confusing) this menu documentation will save you a great deal of headache and allow you to start using your camera more efficiently.
What is a “Stop” in photography? And why do I care? This training tutorial will explain the basics of exposure stops, what they are used for and how they relate to your photos and camera settings. Everything in photography revolves around the concepts of stops so you might as well make sure you know what it is. It will only help you yes? So take five minutes and learn something useful.
Having troubles understanding why your photos often come out lacking details? Your landscape skies are blown out? Your subjects face is all shadows? Dynamic range is often to blame. By understanding the concept of dynamic range you can do a lot to mitigate these problems. This tutorial will clearly break down the issues and solutions to dynamic range in photography.
Ever wonder why your food photography does not look as nice as those in the magazines? Well, there could be a number of reasons, but Food Styling is what most photographers are missing. In this post I’ll lay out some tips and tricks to make your food look it’s very best for your next photo shoot with food.
Black and White (monochrome) photography can be a real boon to your landscape photos. In many cases it can transform a landscape scene into a much stronger, more dramatic representation of the environment. Often this allows you to better convey the emotion you felt when you were there in person. Let’s take a look at black and white landscape photography and how it differs from color landscape photography.
My first attempt at light painting a residential home. I offer some advice based on what i learned and point out some of the mistakes I made so you can avoid them when you attempt to take flashlight in hand for a nighttime home image.
Are you about to take on your first corporate event gig? Even if you are not, this article is packed with useful information. Learn how to tackle that convention, expo or trade show so that you get the best imagery and a happy client with the least chance of something going wrong.
Quality coin photography is a difficult thing to achieve. Balancing the need for detail with specular shine is a lighting juggling act that requires special techniques. This tutorial will help get you on the right track toward better coin photography.
Composition trumps all other aspects of photography. A technically perfect image with poor composition is still destined for the trash, but a beautiful composition with less perfect exposure or sharpness…. can still be a work of art. So before you waste too much time and money on equipment and learning fancy techniques, try learning some basic composition and watch your photography improve nearly instantly.
There is a little known tool in Adobe Lightroom that for some reason they have chosen to hide away as a menu item. It has no tool or pallet on display in the develop module (hence why most people never know it exists). This tool is the “match total exposure” command, and it is a…