Tag: Field

How to Nail Depth of Field for Portraits

A shallow depth of field can breathe life into what would otherwise be a dull portrait. But dialing your aperture in just right in-studio can be a bit a tricky. To shorten your learning curve, freelance photographer Gavin Hoey shares his favorite tips and tricks for getting awesome shallow depth of field portraits: Shooting portraits with […]

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Depth of Field Explained

Over my nearly twenty years of teaching university photography classes, I’ve come to discover that one area that students often have the hardest time mastering is depth of field. Whereas beginning students usually manage to work well with their cameras in manual mode, which forces them to make their own selections of apertures and shutter […]

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Track and Field Sports Photography Tips

Many photographers spend ages looking for inspiration for a subject to photograph. However with sports photography this changes to being very technically adept and trying to capture the decisive moment that shows the effort and emotion that goes into the physical struggle to be first past the line and the beating or peers. The 12 […]

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Field Test: The Hasselblad True Zoom Camera and Moto Z Smartphone

It’s impossible to ignore the fact that camera phones are becoming increasingly better. With impressive image quality and the ability to add on and shoot with mobile phone lenses, the case for replacing your dedicated camera with your cell phone is becoming more compelling by the day. However, one aspect of camera phones really hasn’t […]

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Around the world in 10 videos: 2016 Field Tests

DPReview’s Carey Rose, doing what he does best. Staring at women. In this case, rodeo Queens at a rodeo in Nyssa, Oregon, during a DPReview Field Test of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II. DPReview has been around the world in 2016, from the deserts of the Southwest to the lush jungles of Mexico’s Yucatan […]

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Use Depth of Field to Make Your Photo Subject the Star

We’ve discussed showing less skin and using long sleeves on our models to avoid the viewer’s eye being pulled out of the frame. Why? We want all of the viewer’s attention to be focused on our subject. We want the subject to be the undisputed star of our photo. “Sarah” captured by PictureSocial member Gagan […]

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Review and Field Test of the New SpiderLight Holster

Since 2010, Spider Holster has produce camera carrying systems which are intended to create a more innovative method for carrying your camera with you while working. Their carry systems are designed to offer a convenient and comfortable way to access your camera quickly while still managing to store it securely within easy reach when not […]

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