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Benjamin Jenks

Benjamin Jenks offers creative strategies to help you live, work, and travel, like an adventurer at AdventureSauce.com.

Event Photography: How To Take Electric Photos of Rock Bands

Do you remember the photographs that inspired you to want to take photography more seriously? If so, you must have a better memory than me. ;)

I don’t remember the specific photographs that made me want to keep me camera with me at all times. Maybe it was Henri-Cartier Bresson’s street photography, or maybe it was Andreas Gursky’s Rhine which sold for more than 4 million dollars. Read more…

7 Tips for Shooting Alluring Photos of Your Girlfriend

What can I say…I’m a sucker for a pretty girl. Not so much the super-airbrushed models who look inhuman as much as real women in everyday situations, just being themselves. This is why I’ve often photographed the girl I was dating.

Photo by Cristalliser

Photo by Cristalliser

At first though, I remember being to shy to ask. Too worried about offending her, making her feeling like an object, or just thinking I was some kind of perv. But I wasn’t able to resist and I’m happy I now have some meaningful photographs of people I still care about, even if we’ve parted ways. Plus, in some instances, it’s helped us grow closer. Read more…

How to Become a Photography Icon: Inspired by Henri-Cartier Bresson

On the 30th of January in 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was killed by three bullets fired at close range. And while the world lost one of its greatest men (arguably), one man gained even more status as one of the most important photographers in the world. 

Photo by Henri-Cartier Bresson

Photo by Henri-Cartier Bresson

Henri-Cartier Bresson had photographed Gandhi just about an hour before his tragic death. He also had firsthand access to the funeral proceedings and the grieving people of India, showing a unique look at Gandhi’s last days. Read more…

5 Steps to Shoot a Simple-ish Time-Lapse Video With Your DSLR

If you have a new-ish DSLR, then you can probably “train” your camera to make a little movie for you. I’m talking about a time-lapse video, and while it might not be the next Hollywood blockbuster…it could spread like a virus on the Youtubez. :)

Read on to get started, and if I’ve done my job well (and you have the right sort of camera), you can make your first time lapse today.

If this technique is new to you, here are the basics: Read more…