How To Prepare For An Automotive Photoshoot

For some reason, most people just go out to the photoshoot and just see what they can do when they get there. If you want a highly successful photoshoot then you must prepare, just like you prepare for everything else in life. I don’t mean prepare as in clean your gear and make sure you have everything. I mean prepare … Read More

Manual Focus vs. Auto Focus: Which one do I use?

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Okay so we all know your lense has a manual focus and an auto focus, but do you really know when to use which one and why to use them?   Well, the short answer is: use auto focus whenever you can.   Now, let’s get into the long answer and the explanation of both manual and auto focus.   … Read More

How To Shoot and Edit a Light Painting

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So you want to learn how do to light paintings? But what exactly is light painting? Light painting is a technique, usually done at night, in which you set your camera on a low shutter speed and use some type of light to illuminate an object while everything else stays dark. Okay now that you know what it is, I … Read More

Should I shoot JPEG or RAW?

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So you’ve been shooting JPEG since you got your DSLR but then went through the settings and saw an option to choose between JPEG, RAW, or JPEG + RAW. This is probably when you start wondering what all that means and asking questions like: What are the differences? What are the ups and downs of both? Which do you choose? … Read More

How a Circular Polarizer Will Save Your Shots

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I don’t even have to ask, we all hate reflections, and it doesn’t help that cars are like mirrors. It’s pretty much impossible to get a shot without any reflections unless you’re out in the open where nothing can reflect off the car. It’s impossible unless you have a circular polarizer! What Is A Circular Polarizer? A circular polarizer is … Read More

What are all these modes on my camera?

So many options! It was so overwhelming when I first got my camera, all I saw was a bunch of buttons and settings and modes and… I think you get the point. I started writing about the different modes and going in-depth about each of them when I realized there is no need for that, it’s really simple. All you … Read More

Depth of Field (DoF) – The Basics

Depth of Field goes together with Aperture, as you should have seen in a previous blog post. The short definition of DoF is basically the range of distance that appears in focus. Shallow Depth of Field If you are shooting a car and you set your aperture really low (let’s say f/1.8) then only the closest part of the car … Read More

ISO: The Basics

What is ISO? Your camera is sensitive, so don’t make it cry. That is unless you change the ISO. This controls your camera’s sensitivity to light. The lower the ISO, the less sensitive it is to the light. While on the other hand, a high ISO will result in more sensitivity causing a brighter image. Explain please… An ISO of … Read More

Shutter Speed: The Basics

In order to have a steady looking image or to do some panning, you will have to know what shutter speed is and how it affects the image. That’s why I’m here, to tell you what I had to learn when I first picked up my camera. What is Shutter Speed? Shutter speed is a measurement of how long your … Read More

Aperture: The Basics

What is Aperture?? There is a mechanism inside your lense that can be controlled to let in a certain amount of light, this is called the Aperture. Not only does this control the amount of light, but it also controls the Depth of Field, or DoF, for short. So how does it work? Aperture is measured by numbers called f-stops. … Read More

Everything You Need To Know About The Exposure Triangle

What is the Exposure Triangle? The Exposure Triangle consists of 3 key elements; the Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO. Each one of these 3 elements is a contributing factor to the exposure (brightness) of your image. The key to a perfectly lit photo is a good exposure triangle. You will have to play with these 3 key elements to figure … Read More