I’m considering the addition of another lens for my Canon 60D. I currently shoot with one of (I think) the best kit lenses available, the EF-S 18-200mm 3.5-5.6 IS. I love this lens, and as it is an all-purpose lens, it serves all my purposes quite well. I never have to change lenses during a shoot, and I never really am itching for a…[Read more]
I’m unofficially shooting a friend’s wedding reception tomorrow, and I’m wondering if anyone has any good principles that I can use to get some good shots. I believe the reception will be held indoors in the evening… so darkness is in abundance.
I’ve got a Canon 60D, an 3.5-5.6 18-200mm lens, and an off-brand speedlight (which I…[Read more]
Hi Caitlin! At first, I thought you were talking about the string types that hook onto your strap and let it dangle off the end of the camera. I used to have one of those—I didn’t like it, and I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re into video (I happen to be), and in all of the movies I shot with that camera, there is inevitably that “clacking” of t…[Read more]
@blessingscaptured, I think I could see what you mean… it would get “squashed” and blurred at the edges (the blurring at the edges could be fixed with a smaller aperture like f/8)… you could try maybe just a tad lower, or try shooting with a shorter focal length (aka zoom out) and getting closer to the buttons so you can see more buttons while…[Read more]
Yes, @hannah, I totally agree with @buddingphotographer—you really don’t need Photoshop just to add text. GIMP is great (and FREE) for that—and actually, you can also just use a word processor program and take a screen shot (for web purposes only).
I actually have a job that requires me to use Photoshop, and I can say I unfortunately love it mor…[Read more]
Hello @blessingscaptured (great profile name, BTW)!
I like both of these photos because they each have a single subject, and that may not have been easy as it’s a pile of buttons that all look very similar. The first one seems to draw me in more, though—I think it’s because of the horizontal orientation as opposed to a vertical orientation. A…[Read more]
Sorry, @jamesstaddon, my mom already beat you to it. 🙂
My username is loganklamar, but it’s a private account, so send your request and I’ll buzz you in. I’m already following you.
Something I love about this image is that it is a silhouette and I can tell it’s at least a monkey. And it looks like a baby one, so you get the “cute” factor playing for you. 🙂
I love the “bokehed” out branches as well.
Couple of things for next time… I think I would zoom out if it were possible. I know it’s hard in zoos to…[Read more]
Hey, thanks everybody (specifically @buddingphotographer, @joseph, and @jamesstaddon)!
Decided to go with Instagram—it gets my photos out, and people can “subscribe” like they do to my YouTube channels—though I’ll probably refer back to this discussion if I decide to get a more serious setup.
Thanks for your help!
Hey Benjamin! (sorry for breaking in—feel free to continue your chat with Ryan, and I’ll just eavesdrop)
You use Affinity? Sweet! So do I! But it’s not entirely an iPad exclusive app. I have the desktop version on my iMac (and you can now get it for Windows as well).
Here’s one I had in my archive. I have other variants of it (this one is cropped, and my sister was flying a bright red kite in my original), so let me know if there’s anything that should change.
@creative-click-photography, I have to agree with @ryanmadaris. Awesome pic! (and you used a Canon 60D—like I do, so even better!)
It does seem it’s a bit too tight… but I almost think it’s not the tightness that’s the problem… I would be inclined to think that if you positioned the girl on the other side of the frame and had the Bible in r…[Read more]
After my dad’s 1TB Seagate drive crashed… I don’t trust any external drive by itself. I have a 2TB Seagate, but after my dad’s went down, I bought a a 2TB Westen Digital drive (which are supposedly more reliable than the Seagate: https://www.backblaze.com/blog/what-hard-drive-should-i-buy/) and Carbon Copy Cloner ($39, student discount…[Read more]
Ah! Good luck @virginia!
I made the “mistake” (okay, I’m happy with this outcome and it wasn’t a mistake) of shooting everyone’s family portrait at our church’s Easter Sunrise service with my DSLR. Since then, I’ve now been unofficially labelled as the church photographer. This landed me my first paid portrait shoot, which, as you can probably…[Read more]
No—but it features amazing Christian photographer James Staddon! After having gone through many, many photography books at the library (and having to return 90% of them due to inappropriate images), I’m really, really, really glad to have found James Staddon and Lenspiration.
Thanks for your tips!
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