Posts from Category: "Photography Tips & Tricks"

The Ultimate Guide to Depth of Field in Photography

Depth of field basically means how much of your picture, from foreground to background is sharp. So there you have it, see you next week, bye, byeeeeee….Oh, are you still here? That wasn’t enough? Ok, so depth of field depends on several things, all centering arount the f stop of your camera, one of a triumvirate of things that allow you to let light in, the other two of which are shutter speed and ISO.

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

Your fstop is how big the hole that lets the light in is. The smaller the number, the bigger the hole, so at f32, the hole is a tiny pinhole and at 1.2 it’s pretty gosh darned huge. . It lets you determine what in your picture is sharp and what isn’t…it draws focus to what you find important about the picture. Read more…

Shooting Sunspots or How to Get a Beautiful Lens Flare

Sunspots, they’re such an enigma. They’re huge right now. Everyone wants to see them in their photos, but they don’t want to have them on their wall…unless you do it right.

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

When I first started in photography, 20 years ago, there were Big Taboos, the Uncrossable Chasms that one never even considered crossing; Read more…

How to Photograph Your Baby with a Special Gift or Toy

This week, I had the opportunity to shoot photos for an adorable boutique clothing line called Bella and Gracies. Karen, the fabulous owner/designer had some super soft plush puppies that she wanted to show the world, so I lined up some of the most beautiful children known to mankind and we went to town. While I was shooting, I thought about some of the fabulous gifts that people had given to my girls, and how nice it was to have great shots of the girls with their gifts.

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

These tips can also be useful for those who want to take a picture of their children with the birthday or holiday toys that have been sent to them by family friends or relatives. Read more…

How To Source Locations For Portraits In Your Own Town

I’ve noticed that a lot of articles on scouting locations focus on travel — we have a wonderful one on this website listing 100 amazing places to shoot. That is, however, not actionable advice for everyone. Some photographers can’t afford to travel regularly, some aren’t interested in it, and some simply focus on a different type of photography.

Photo from Unsplash

Photo from Unsplash

For that reason, I wanted to write an article about ways to find cool locations to shoot in your own town. Read more…

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