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A few months a go I showed you a preview of the camera carrier insert I sewed. I didn’t hold on the tutorial by accident, I actually wanted to give my honest review (and changes I would make to improve) along with a tutorial. I’ve been using the carrier for months now and it works great with the exception of some details I will describe so you can improve your own version (if you decide to make one for yourself) I have to say that I completely love my camera carrier, and changing purses is super easy! My carrier fits in all my purses, in some more tight than others, so when I need to carry more than just my camera I simply choose a bigger handbag, works beautifully! The problems I’ve had so far with my carrier are the following:
When I'm on a photo shoot for an Apartment Therapy house tour, I stream my photos from my DSLR camera to my iPad. It allows me to proof images on the fly and in super high resolution so I can make sure things are in focus in the manner I intended. Nearly every person that sees the setup in action asks me, "How are you doing that?" The key ingredient for this setup? The Eye-Fi SD Card . The wireless storage card broadcasts its own wi-fi network — and even does antenna triangulation to geotag images.
Article and Photos by Volker Poelzl Living Abroad Editor Cities are among the most challenging environments for travel photographers. Urban centers provide fascinating subject matter for pictures, but successfully creating a lively city portrait with your camera is no easy task.
Article and photos by Volker Poelzl Living Abroad Editor When I started taking travel photographs, I mainly took pictures of landscapes, dramatic natural features, architecture, and historic cities. But I soon realized that travel photography is about more than just great scenery and picturesque towns. Great travel photographs not only highlight beautiful landscapes and historic buildings, but also portray the local people. In this fourth installment of our “Travel Photography Tips” I would like to write about taking pictures of people in everyday life situations. This requires a different approach to photography than taking pictures of festivals, which I covered in my last photography article, Photographing Festivals and Cultural Events .
written by: A. Jitesh • edited by: Amy Carson • updated: 5/19/2011 One of the most overlooked forms of photography is shooting urban landscapes. If not done the right way, the results can be boring at best or gawking at worst! Learn how to take pictures of cities the right way to produce fantastic and awe-inspiring images.
Last week I was reading an issue of Digital Photographer Magazine (issue 50) which had a good feature on Urban Landscapes. In it they interviewed an urban landscape photographer (Mark Bury) and asked him for his top 5 tips on his craft.
I love cities. While I enjoy getting out into the wide open spaces of the countryside I am also a big fan of the hustle and bustle of inner city life. It’s not for everyone but I find that such areas are so interesting to spend time in – both on a personal level but also photographically. Some people might be a little depressed by the greyness of concrete, towering skyscrapers and graffiti covered walls – but I find them full of photographic potential.
Cities offer a great diversity of photo opportunities, like architecture, historic landmarks, interesting people, and parks—new subjects can appear around every street corner. It's fun to photograph icons that represent the flavor of the urban spot you're visiting, whether it's chili peppers in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the cable cars in San Francisco, or the glitzy lights on the Las Vegas strip. Whatever your urban photo destination, it's best to travel light with your photo equipment. A point-and-shoot camera is ideal because it makes it easier for you to concentrate on composing pictures and to respond quickly to photo opportunities. If your compact camera is equipped with a zoom lens, this will allow you to capture wide views and still let you zoom in on interesting faces or architectural details.
Los Angeles street photographer Eric Kim's 100 tips and observation about photography is a fun read for anyone who likes to get behind a lens, whether beginner or pro.
One of my favourite places to shoot is the coast due to its variety and ease of access. I’m fortunate to live in a country such as New Zealand which has an abundance of beaches, even in a big city like Auckland. Here are some tips on how to capture beautiful photos at the beach. Composition
When we featured one of our readers' desks, photographer Jacky Mitrius , we were quite delighted by her Kelly Moore hobo bag, a purse that looks like a stylish hobo purse but has separate compartments inside for her DSLR.
Still stuck for a gift to give your household shutterbug?
A Guest Post by Sarah from a beach cottage .
September 21st, 2011