Posts from Category: "Photography Tips & Tricks"

Winter Wedding Photography Tips: All You Need to Know

Winter weddings bring a lot of photography challenges because of weather, chilly winds and dark skies even in the day time. But still, many couples decide to have a winter wedding to enjoy the special discounts on venues, catering and accommodation.

The first thing that comes to our mind with winter weddings is bad weather– snowfall, temperatures below zero and chilly breezes. Ooh! The mere thought of it causes goose bumps. The days are much shorter, it gets dark very soon and sometimes daylight is also not very bright. But, you can have your dream wedding in winters too, if you plan it well. Read more…

What to Wear for a Photo Shoot: Clothing for Portraits

What to wear? It’s an age old question. One that never goes away. And what to wear for a photo shoot even gets harder. Two weeks ago, Santa brought my oldest daughter, Zoe, ten BILLION outfits from across the globe.

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

Knit sweaters, lace sweaters, casual sweaters, fringed sweaters…if there was a sweater being made, she got it, in addition to thousands of jeans, leggings, skirts, cords, leg warmers, earmuffs, coats, camisoles, yoga wear and basketball shorts. She got so much clothing that it literally took her four hours just to try it all on. Read more…

Got Color? No Way! The Whys of a Monochromatic Image

Ansel Adams, master of black and white photography, once said; “There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.” So many people take pictures of just whatever… people eating, in awkward positions, with distracting things in the background, etc.,

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

Then, because that shot took a long time to make, or was hard, even though it’s a bad shot, they feel like they can save it by making it into a black and white. But taking a bad shot and turning it black and white isn’t making it any better, it’s just making a bad black and white shot. Read more…

Home for the Holidays: Christmas Photography Tips

Ahhh, the Holidays. Millions of normally civilized people overextending their budgets and sometimes their left hooks in the pursuit of the perfect gift, stretching their culinary skills (and their smoke alarms) to their furthest heights, and begging and cajoling their extended families into family pictures, lots of them, so that they can forget the stressful, over-emotional, exhausting, sleep deprived knock down, drag out fights and focus on the memories of beauty of the season.

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

I photograph a ton of families during the month of December, and truth be told, it’s pretty stressful getting people in the perfect outfits when they are balancing a head full of thousands of dancing sugarplums. Read more…

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…

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