Ever wonder how to get your background all nice and blurry when you take an image? To understand how to get that blur, you'll need to first understand what depth of field is, and how it works.
Before getting into the factors that affect depth of field, let's get our terminology straight. Depth of field is how much of your image is in acceptable focus. When you have an image where you have very little in focus (think portrait with only the eyes of the subject in focus), you have a small or shallow depth of field. When you have an image where a lot of the image is in focus (think landscape), then you have a large or deep depth of field.
With that out of the way, let's get into the 3 things that affect depth of field. Read More
New camera owners are always eager to build up their camera kits and often buy too much. As you guys know, I’m a big advocate of buying only what you need and nothing more. There are, however, 5 items that I recommend all new photographers should buy, as they are things that will continually be useful no matter how far you are into your photographic journey. Read More
Finding a perfect camera bag has been a challenge for me. I've been looking for a camera bag that is not only functional, but somewhat stylish as well. I also wanted a bag that wasn't just a camera bag, but a bag that I could use wherever I went. Integrating photography into my daily life is something that I've been trying to do, and I wanted a bag that could help. For a while, I didn't think that the perfect bag for existed. That's until I stumbled upon a company called ONA. Read More
Cameras are getting more and more complicated as the years go by, but the fundamentals of capturing light will always be the same. Your camera's aperture, shutter speed and ISO work together to determine the exposure any given image. They also have secondary functions that change the look and feel of your image. Once you learn how these three things work, you'll be well on your way to being able to capture the type of images that you want to. Read More
Buying off-camera flash equipment can be a very intimidating task. Most people don’t even know where to start! I remember the struggle for finding out which equipment worked best together. To save you the trouble that I faced when I first started off, I’ve put together a list of gear that you might want to check out when you’re building your first off-camera flash kit. This is all equipment that I’ve tried and tested throughout the years, and everything has worked flawlessly for me. Read More